Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 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 West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 58 72
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14 +64
Contract jobs citing Office 365 275 211 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.17% 3.85% 2.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.37% 31.97% 34.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 151 124
South West median daily rate £325 £330 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -13.16% +26.67%
10th Percentile £156 £175 £225
90th Percentile £525 £475 £925
England median daily rate £365 £375 £398
% change year-on-year -2.67% -5.66% +13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 7
South West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% -40.00%
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £157.75 £48.75 £96.25
England median hourly rate £18.31 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +24.10% -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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,043 660 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.62% 12.03% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 446 337
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £600
England median daily rate £477 £462 £450
% change year-on-year +3.08% +2.72% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 11
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.16% +102.13% +88.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £97.50 £50.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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
Bristol +12 72 £368 +13.08% 16
Wiltshire +6 62 £343 +0.74% 5
Gloucestershire +7 31 £271 +8.50% 4
Devon +14 29 £400 +8.84% 2
Somerset +17 25 £188 +13.64% 8
Cornwall +2 19 £338 -3.57% 10
Dorset +2 13 £250 +85.19% 15
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 West region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 143 (52.00%) Windows
2 128 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 120 (43.64%) Active Directory
4 86 (31.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 80 (29.09%) Windows 10
6 74 (26.91%) SharePoint
6 74 (26.91%) Migration
7 65 (23.64%) Windows Server
8 49 (17.82%) VMware
9 45 (16.36%) Security Cleared
10 42 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
11 41 (14.91%) Finance
11 41 (14.91%) SCCM
11 41 (14.91%) Skype
12 40 (14.55%) Windows 7
13 36 (13.09%) SC Cleared
13 36 (13.09%) Skype for Business
14 33 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 31 (11.27%) PowerShell
15 31 (11.27%) ITIL
16 28 (10.18%) Firewall
17 27 (9.82%) Hyper-V
18 26 (9.45%) Project Management
19 25 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (8.36%) MS Exchange
20 23 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (8.36%) Microsoft Intune
21 22 (8.00%) CRM
22 21 (7.64%) OneDrive
23 20 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure

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 74 (26.91%) SharePoint
2 36 (13.09%) Skype for Business
3 23 (8.36%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.18%) IIS
6 5 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 42 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (31.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.64%) OneDrive
3 15 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.27%) SaaS
6 6 (2.18%) Yammer
7 4 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.73%) PaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.36%) G Suite
9 1 (0.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.91%) Skype
2 28 (10.18%) Firewall
3 17 (6.18%) DNS
4 14 (5.09%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (4.36%) SAN
6 11 (4.00%) LAN
6 11 (4.00%) WAN
7 8 (2.91%) DHCP
8 7 (2.55%) SMS
8 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.18%) NAS
9 6 (2.18%) Wireless
10 5 (1.82%) VoIP
11 4 (1.45%) Intranet
11 4 (1.45%) SSL
11 4 (1.45%) VPN
12 3 (1.09%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.09%) Network Security
12 3 (1.09%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (2.18%) Power BI
3 4 (1.45%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.45%) MSI
2 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (14.91%) Finance
2 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.82%) Legal
4 5 (1.82%) Marketing
5 4 (1.45%) Electronics
5 4 (1.45%) Law
5 4 (1.45%) Military
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (15.27%) Analyst
1 42 (15.27%) Support Engineer
2 26 (9.45%) Consultant
2 26 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (8.00%) Architect
4 19 (6.91%) Desktop Support
5 18 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.18%) IT Support
7 14 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.73%) Office 365 Engineer
8 13 (4.73%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.36%) IT Engineer
10 10 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (3.64%) Administrator
10 10 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) AngularJS
1 4 (1.45%) HTML
1 4 (1.45%) REST
1 4 (1.45%) SOAP
2 3 (1.09%) CSS
2 3 (1.09%) Web Services
2 3 (1.09%) XML
3 2 (0.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) Ajax
4 1 (0.36%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.09%) Clustering
4 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.09%) NHS
4 3 (1.09%) Replication
5 2 (0.73%) CESG
5 2 (0.73%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.73%) iPad
5 2 (0.73%) iPhone
5 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.36%) PKI
6 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 143 (52.00%) Windows
2 80 (29.09%) Windows 10
3 65 (23.64%) Windows Server
4 40 (14.55%) Windows 7
5 33 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.09%) Linux
8 9 (3.27%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.91%) Android
9 8 (2.91%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.18%) Unix
11 5 (1.82%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.09%) AIX
13 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.09%) Solaris
14 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.91%) Migration
2 31 (11.27%) ITIL
3 26 (9.45%) Project Management
4 22 (8.00%) CRM
5 15 (5.45%) PRINCE2
5 15 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (5.45%) Risk Management
6 14 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (4.36%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 12 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (4.00%) Decision-Making
9 9 (3.27%) Service Management
10 8 (2.91%) Business Analysis
10 8 (2.91%) UML
11 7 (2.55%) Information Exploitation
11 7 (2.55%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.55%) Programme Management
11 7 (2.55%) Scrum
12 6 (2.18%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.27%) PowerShell
2 20 (7.27%) SQL
3 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.09%) C
4 3 (1.09%) Python
4 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
5 2 (0.73%) C#
5 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.73%) VBScript
6 1 (0.36%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) Ruby
6 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.09%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (3.64%) MCSA
5 10 (3.64%) MCSE
6 6 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.82%) MCP
8 4 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.45%) Degree
8 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.73%) MCDST
11 1 (0.36%) CBAP
11 1 (0.36%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.36%) IIBA
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.36%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.64%) QA
2 8 (2.91%) PMO
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 20 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.55%) XenApp
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.73%) Xen
9 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) NFS
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (14.91%) SCCM
2 23 (8.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.18%) SCOM
3 6 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (1.82%) SCSM
5 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.45%) ZENworks
6 3 (1.09%) Nessus
7 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.82%) VMware
3 17 (6.18%) Cisco
3 17 (6.18%) HP
4 16 (5.82%) Citrix
5 10 (3.64%) IBM
5 10 (3.64%) SAP
5 10 (3.64%) Sophos
6 7 (2.55%) Oracle
6 7 (2.55%) Veeam
7 6 (2.18%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.18%) Symantec
8 5 (1.82%) Dell
8 5 (1.82%) Veritas
9 4 (1.45%) IronPort
9 4 (1.45%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.45%) NetApp
9 4 (1.45%) Novell
9 4 (1.45%) RightFax
9 4 (1.45%) SonicWALL