Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 44 69
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 +71
Contract jobs citing Office 365 259 240 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.24% 4.36% 2.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.25% 33.01% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 161 120
South West median daily rate £350 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -17.24% +16.00%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £135
90th Percentile £538 £438 £925
England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 8
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +4.85% -17.51%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.28
90th Percentile £187.50 £48.75 £33.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -7.52%

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 1,164 727 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.05% 13.21% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 497 366
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £275 £192 £233
90th Percentile £575 £527 £588
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 17
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.15% +109.68%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.50 £10.68
90th Percentile £132.50 £50.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +3 107 £350 +28.44% 32
Wiltshire -12 50 £250 -28.57% 11
Devon +11 27 £410 +9.33% 8
Somerset -9 25 £300 +87.50% 12
Gloucestershire -15 16 £356 +42.50% 11
Dorset +3 11 £313 +3.31% 13
Cornwall -9 8 £338 +3.85% 3
Avon - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 145 (55.98%) Windows
2 120 (46.33%) Microsoft
3 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
4 75 (28.96%) Windows 10
5 67 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 57 (22.01%) Windows Server
7 54 (20.85%) Migration
8 52 (20.08%) Windows 7
9 50 (19.31%) SCCM
10 41 (15.83%) VMware
11 39 (15.06%) SharePoint
12 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
13 31 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (11.58%) WAN
15 29 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (10.81%) Finance
17 27 (10.42%) ITIL
18 26 (10.04%) Skype for Business
19 25 (9.65%) Linux
19 25 (9.65%) Project Management
20 24 (9.27%) MS Exchange
20 24 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (9.27%) Skype
21 23 (8.88%) Risk Management
22 21 (8.11%) PRINCE2
22 21 (8.11%) SQL Server
22 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 39 (15.06%) SharePoint
2 26 (10.04%) Skype for Business
3 24 (9.27%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.93%) IIS
8 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.18%) OneDrive
3 12 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.09%) SaaS
5 3 (1.16%) G Suite
6 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.77%) PaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Slack
7 1 (0.39%) Trello
7 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.58%) WAN
2 24 (9.27%) Skype
3 16 (6.18%) LAN
4 14 (5.41%) DNS
5 13 (5.02%) Firewall
6 9 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (3.09%) NetScaler
8 7 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.32%) DHCP
10 5 (1.93%) NAS
10 5 (1.93%) SAN
10 5 (1.93%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.54%) SMS
11 4 (1.54%) VPN
11 4 (1.54%) Wireless
12 3 (1.16%) SMTP
13 2 (0.77%) Network Security
14 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.39%) SSL
14 1 (0.39%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.32%) EDRMS
4 4 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.77%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) QlikView
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.77%) MSI
2 2 (0.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (1.93%) Publishing
3 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.16%) Marketing
3 3 (1.16%) Military
4 2 (0.77%) Banking
4 2 (0.77%) Electronics
4 2 (0.77%) Local Government
4 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
5 1 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (15.44%) Support Engineer
2 31 (11.97%) Desktop Support
3 29 (11.20%) Analyst
3 29 (11.20%) Consultant
4 24 (9.27%) Project Manager
5 22 (8.49%) Architect
6 20 (7.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (4.63%) Administrator
10 11 (4.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.25%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.25%) IT Support
11 10 (3.86%) Office 365 Specialist
11 10 (3.86%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
12 9 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.09%) Service Analyst
13 8 (3.09%) Service Desk Engineer
13 8 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.32%) REST
1 6 (2.32%) SOAP
2 3 (1.16%) Web Services
3 2 (0.77%) CSS
3 2 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) COM
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.32%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.32%) Thin Client
4 5 (1.93%) PKI
5 3 (1.16%) NHS
5 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.77%) Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.77%) iPad
6 2 (0.77%) iPhone
6 2 (0.77%) PMI
6 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.77%) Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 145 (55.98%) Windows
2 75 (28.96%) Windows 10
3 57 (22.01%) Windows Server
4 52 (20.08%) Windows 7
5 31 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (9.65%) Linux
7 24 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.02%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.86%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.70%) Android
10 7 (2.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (2.32%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.16%) Unix
13 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.85%) Migration
2 29 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (10.42%) ITIL
4 25 (9.65%) Project Management
5 24 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (8.88%) Risk Management
7 21 (8.11%) PRINCE2
8 20 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (6.95%) CRM
10 12 (4.63%) PRINCE
10 12 (4.63%) Project Planning
11 10 (3.86%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.86%) Decision-Making
12 9 (3.47%) Infrastructure Transformation
13 8 (3.09%) Data Protection
13 8 (3.09%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.70%) TOGAF
15 6 (2.32%) Application Packaging
15 6 (2.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.56%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.86%) SQL
3 4 (1.54%) Python
3 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.16%) Ruby
5 2 (0.77%) Java
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) R
6 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.47%) Degree
5 6 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.77%) MCP
7 2 (0.77%) MCSE
7 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.77%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) MCDST
8 1 (0.39%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) MCT
8 1 (0.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) QA
1 7 (2.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) GDPR
3 3 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.09%) XenApp
7 7 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.39%) Docker
9 1 (0.39%) NFS
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (19.31%) SCCM
2 15 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.70%) ZENworks
4 6 (2.32%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.16%) Nessus
5 3 (1.16%) SCOM
6 2 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.39%) SCSM
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 120 (46.33%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.83%) VMware
3 15 (5.79%) Citrix
4 13 (5.02%) HP
5 11 (4.25%) Cisco
5 11 (4.25%) Oracle
6 8 (3.09%) SAP
7 7 (2.70%) Micro Focus
7 7 (2.70%) Novell
8 6 (2.32%) CA
8 6 (2.32%) Ivanti
8 6 (2.32%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.32%) Wyse
9 5 (1.93%) Symantec
10 4 (1.54%) Apple
10 4 (1.54%) IronPort
10 4 (1.54%) RightFax
10 4 (1.54%) Sophos
11 3 (1.16%) Google
11 3 (1.16%) IBM