Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 November 2017 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 West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 65 139
Rank change year-on-year +29 +74 +34
Contract jobs citing Office 365 271 175 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.79% 3.01% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.19% 31.08% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 128 60
South West median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
10th Percentile £123 £135 £125
90th Percentile £486 £925 £438
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 3
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -17.51% +32.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.85 £12.65
90th Percentile £48.75 £25.20 £22.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +4.69% -0.78%

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 770 563 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.60% 9.68% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 380 228
South West median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £189
90th Percentile £535 £594 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 4
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £32.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.51% +111.29% -8.82%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.01 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.50 £22.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.61 £21.64
% change year-on-year +1.99% -9.38% +20.22%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Bristol +16 91 £255 -29.17% 17
Wiltshire +8 55 £364 -27.20% 1
Somerset +10 43 £160 -82.22% 5
Gloucestershire +19 31 £250 +19.05% 6
Devon +19 22 £400 +45.45% 3
Cornwall +2 11 £325 - 1
Dorset +7 10 £303 +27.37% 3
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 154 (56.83%) Windows
2 115 (42.44%) Active Directory
3 90 (33.21%) Microsoft
4 74 (27.31%) Windows 10
5 73 (26.94%) Migration
6 62 (22.88%) SharePoint
7 53 (19.56%) Microsoft Office
7 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
8 52 (19.19%) Windows Server
9 41 (15.13%) SCCM
10 40 (14.76%) MS Exchange
11 39 (14.39%) VMware
12 35 (12.92%) PowerShell
13 32 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (11.81%) Project Management
14 31 (11.44%) ITIL
14 31 (11.44%) Security Cleared
15 30 (11.07%) SC Cleared
16 27 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (8.86%) DNS
18 24 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (8.12%) Hyper-V
20 21 (7.75%) Finance
20 21 (7.75%) Cisco
21 20 (7.38%) Windows 8
22 19 (7.01%) Skype for Business
22 19 (7.01%) DHCP
23 18 (6.64%) ServiceNow

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 62 (22.88%) SharePoint
2 40 (14.76%) MS Exchange
3 27 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.01%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.85%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.11%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
11 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.37%) FileNet
12 1 (0.37%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (19.56%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.48%) SaaS
4 3 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.11%) Yammer
5 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.37%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.86%) DNS
2 19 (7.01%) DHCP
3 16 (5.90%) Skype
4 13 (4.80%) Firewall
5 11 (4.06%) Intranet
5 11 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (3.32%) LAN
6 9 (3.32%) VPN
6 9 (3.32%) WAN
7 7 (2.58%) SAN
8 6 (2.21%) Extranet
9 5 (1.85%) PBX
9 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.48%) NAS
11 3 (1.11%) SMS
12 2 (0.74%) IPsec
12 2 (0.74%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.74%) SSL
12 2 (0.74%) VLAN
13 1 (0.37%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.48%) MySQL
3 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.74%) Clusterpoint
5 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 21 (7.75%) Finance
2 6 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.74%) Advertising
4 2 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (16.24%) Analyst
2 32 (11.81%) Desktop Support
3 28 (10.33%) Consultant
3 28 (10.33%) Support Engineer
4 27 (9.96%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.01%) Service Analyst
6 18 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.17%) Architect
9 12 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (4.06%) IT Support
10 11 (4.06%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (4.06%) Office 365 Specialist
10 11 (4.06%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (2.95%) Administrator
13 8 (2.95%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.21%) .NET
2 4 (1.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.37%) CSS
3 1 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
1 8 (2.95%) FMCG
2 7 (2.58%) Replication
3 6 (2.21%) iPad
3 6 (2.21%) iPhone
3 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.85%) Clustering
5 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.48%) RIA
5 4 (1.48%) Social Network
6 3 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (56.83%) Windows
2 74 (27.31%) Windows 10
3 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
4 52 (19.19%) Windows Server
5 27 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (7.38%) Windows 8
8 11 (4.06%) Linux
9 7 (2.58%) Android
10 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.48%) CentOS
13 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.37%) Unix
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (26.94%) Migration
2 32 (11.81%) Project Management
3 31 (11.44%) ITIL
4 24 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.17%) Project Planning
6 13 (4.80%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.80%) Programme Management
7 10 (3.69%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (3.69%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.32%) Information Management
9 8 (2.95%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.95%) ITIL V3
9 8 (2.95%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.58%) Business Analysis
10 7 (2.58%) Change Management
10 7 (2.58%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.58%) Service Management
11 6 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.92%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.80%) SQL
3 4 (1.48%) PHP
4 2 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) C
5 1 (0.37%) Java
5 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.85%) MCSA
5 4 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.48%) Degree
5 4 (1.48%) MCSE
6 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) SLA
2 5 (1.85%) QA
3 3 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 115 (42.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.12%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.85%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.85%) XenApp
5 4 (1.48%) Samba
5 4 (1.48%) Squid
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (15.13%) SCCM
2 12 (4.43%) AirWatch
3 8 (2.95%) SCOM
4 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.48%) Nagios
5 4 (1.48%) Webmin
5 4 (1.48%) Xymon
6 3 (1.11%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 90 (33.21%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.39%) VMware
3 21 (7.75%) Cisco
4 18 (6.64%) ServiceNow
5 17 (6.27%) Citrix
6 10 (3.69%) IBM
7 6 (2.21%) Veeam
8 5 (1.85%) HP
8 5 (1.85%) Lotus
8 5 (1.85%) NetApp
8 5 (1.85%) SAP
9 4 (1.48%) AlienVault
9 4 (1.48%) Dell
9 4 (1.48%) Forcepoint
9 4 (1.48%) McAfee
9 4 (1.48%) Pegasus
9 4 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.48%) Symantec
10 2 (0.74%) Veritas
11 1 (0.37%) Novell