Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 71 95
Rank change year-on-year +14 +24 +84
Contract jobs citing Office 365 638 467 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.85% 3.02% 2.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.06% 24.15% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 273 267
South East median daily rate £350 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £213
90th Percentile £519 £550 £630
England median daily rate £365 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -3.97% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 13
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.73% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.25 £12.05
90th Percentile £39.63 £17.63 £23.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% -14.29%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,180 1,934 1,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.17% 12.51% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,941 1,213 1,048
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £269
90th Percentile £594 £580 £575
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 28
South East median hourly rate £18.89 £16.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -15.36% -17.92%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £45.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South East over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the South East

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +6 296 £360 -21.10% 70
Berkshire +25 152 £375 -16.67% 27
Hampshire +19 149 £351 -16.37% 25
Surrey -2 118 £300 -20.00% 39
Buckinghamshire -19 74 £350 -31.71% 18
Oxfordshire +13 70 £365 -8.75% 25
Kent +33 26 £200 -17.95% 9
West Sussex +10 25 £313 -30.56% 7
East Sussex +11 18 £325 +18.18% 7
Middlesex 0 1 £425 -
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 360 (56.43%) Windows
2 319 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 315 (49.37%) Microsoft
4 217 (34.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 179 (28.06%) Windows 10
6 170 (26.65%) Microsoft Office
7 161 (25.24%) SharePoint
8 153 (23.98%) Windows Server
9 149 (23.35%) SCCM
10 141 (22.10%) PowerShell
11 137 (21.47%) Migration
12 109 (17.08%) Citrix
13 108 (16.93%) ITIL
14 105 (16.46%) VMware
15 99 (15.52%) MS Exchange
16 97 (15.20%) Security Cleared
17 86 (13.48%) Skype for Business
17 86 (13.48%) Skype
18 84 (13.17%) Windows 7
19 77 (12.07%) Hyper-V
19 77 (12.07%) SC Cleared
20 75 (11.76%) DNS
21 74 (11.60%) Change Management
22 69 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 63 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
24 59 (9.25%) Microsoft Intune
25 56 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
26 55 (8.62%) Firewall
27 54 (8.46%) DHCP
27 54 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 161 (25.24%) SharePoint
2 99 (15.52%) MS Exchange
3 86 (13.48%) Skype for Business
4 47 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (5.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.66%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.57%) IIS
10 8 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.47%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.31%) FileNet
12 2 (0.31%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.16%) Drupal
13 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Kentico
Applications
1 170 (26.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.94%) InfoPath
2 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 217 (34.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (6.27%) OneDrive
5 38 (5.96%) Yammer
6 20 (3.13%) IaaS
7 14 (2.19%) PaaS
8 11 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.25%) SaaS
10 4 (0.63%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.16%) Boomi
12 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.48%) Skype
2 75 (11.76%) DNS
3 55 (8.62%) Firewall
4 54 (8.46%) DHCP
5 43 (6.74%) WAN
6 41 (6.43%) LAN
7 33 (5.17%) VPN
8 30 (4.70%) SAN
9 24 (3.76%) TCP/IP
10 23 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (3.61%) VLAN
11 13 (2.04%) NetScaler
12 12 (1.88%) Intranet
13 11 (1.72%) Wireless
14 9 (1.41%) Internet
15 8 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (1.25%) IMAP
15 8 (1.25%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.25%) Network Security
16 7 (1.10%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (2.51%) Power BI
4 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.78%) NUnit
4 3 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.16%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (6.43%) Finance
2 11 (1.72%) Retail
3 9 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.41%) Marketing
4 7 (1.10%) Back Office
4 7 (1.10%) Publishing
5 6 (0.94%) Legal
5 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.63%) Banking
7 3 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.31%) French Language
8 2 (0.31%) Law
8 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 82 (12.85%) Analyst
2 74 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 72 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 71 (11.13%) Consultant
5 55 (8.62%) Architect
6 53 (8.31%) Desktop Support
7 50 (7.84%) Project Manager
8 37 (5.80%) Office 365 Engineer
9 36 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (4.86%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.70%) Windows Engineer
12 29 (4.55%) Office 365 Consultant
13 28 (4.39%) IT Support
14 25 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
15 23 (3.61%) IT Engineer
16 22 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
17 21 (3.29%) Developer
17 21 (3.29%) Office 365 Manager
18 20 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.76%) Web Services
2 23 (3.61%) jQuery
3 18 (2.82%) CSS
4 17 (2.66%) HTML
5 15 (2.35%) .NET
6 9 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.41%) REST
7 8 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (1.25%) React
7 8 (1.25%) XML
8 7 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.10%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.94%) JSON
9 6 (0.94%) MAPI
10 5 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.78%) CSS3
10 5 (0.78%) HTML5
11 3 (0.47%) LESS
11 3 (0.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.39%) Clustering
3 23 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.66%) PKI
5 16 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.19%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.72%) e-Learning
9 10 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.10%) Life Science
12 7 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.78%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.63%) BYOD
15 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 360 (56.43%) Windows
2 179 (28.06%) Windows 10
3 153 (23.98%) Windows Server
4 84 (13.17%) Windows 7
5 54 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (4.86%) Apple iOS
8 24 (3.76%) Mac OS
9 21 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (2.82%) Linux
10 18 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.72%) Unix
12 8 (1.25%) Android
13 7 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.31%) AIX
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.16%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (21.47%) Migration
2 108 (16.93%) ITIL
3 74 (11.60%) Change Management
4 56 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (6.27%) PRINCE2
7 34 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 34 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (5.02%) Project Management
9 28 (4.39%) Problem Management
10 27 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (3.76%) Mentoring
11 24 (3.76%) Service Management
12 23 (3.61%) Application Packaging
12 23 (3.61%) High Availability
13 22 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (3.45%) Data Protection
14 20 (3.13%) ITIL V3
14 20 (3.13%) Runbook
15 15 (2.35%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 141 (22.10%) PowerShell
2 46 (7.21%) SQL
3 16 (2.51%) C#
4 15 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.25%) C
6 6 (0.94%) VBA
7 5 (0.78%) TypeScript
8 3 (0.47%) Java
8 3 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.16%) Python
9 1 (0.16%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 97 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 69 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (6.43%) MCSE
5 36 (5.64%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.61%) Degree
7 18 (2.82%) MCSA
8 16 (2.51%) MCP
9 13 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (1.57%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.25%) CCA
11 8 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.25%) MCDST
11 8 (1.25%) MCITP
11 8 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.10%) APMG
12 7 (1.10%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.10%) PMP
13 6 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.76%) SLA
2 20 (3.13%) QA
3 19 (2.98%) GDPR
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.63%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 319 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.07%) Hyper-V
3 63 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 26 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 25 (3.92%) XenApp
8 23 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.82%) vSphere
10 11 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.57%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.41%) XenServer
13 8 (1.25%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.63%) KVM
15 1 (0.16%) Firmware
15 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 149 (23.35%) SCCM
2 59 (9.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.51%) WSUS
4 12 (1.88%) AirWatch
5 11 (1.72%) SCOM
5 11 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.94%) vRealize
9 5 (0.78%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.63%) Malwarebytes
11 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.47%) OVSD
12 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 315 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 109 (17.08%) Citrix
3 105 (16.46%) VMware
4 50 (7.84%) Cisco
5 26 (4.08%) Apple
6 25 (3.92%) McAfee
7 24 (3.76%) HP
8 17 (2.66%) Dell
9 14 (2.19%) NetApp
9 14 (2.19%) Wyse
10 11 (1.72%) EMC
10 11 (1.72%) Symantec
11 8 (1.25%) IBM
11 8 (1.25%) Veeam
11 8 (1.25%) Veritas
12 7 (1.10%) SAP
12 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.94%) Avaya
13 6 (0.94%) Oracle
13 6 (0.94%) Polycom