Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 35 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +22
Contract jobs citing Office 365 332 335 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 6.53% 5.32% 5.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.59% 22.87% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 247 176
Median daily rate £363 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +9.38% -5.19%
10th Percentile £130 £117 £175
90th Percentile £594 £488 £519
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14% +18.64%
10th Percentile £10.35 £16.13 £12.30
90th Percentile £21.20 £111.25 £28.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +10.00%

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 1,350 1,465 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.56% 23.28% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 1,009 608
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 12 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +85.71% -51.72%
10th Percentile £11.00 £17.03 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £82.95 £34.30
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.58% -8.75% +5.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Office 365 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in the South West over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365 in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the South West

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 in the South West over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +14 151 £375 - 33
Wiltshire -12 62 £375 +13.64% 22
Gloucestershire +19 44 £320 +10.63% 23
Devon -4 26 £325 -7.14% 22
Somerset -1 24 £225 -47.98% 12
Dorset +4 21 £200 -42.86% 12
Cornwall +3 1 - - 6
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 190 (57.23%) Windows
2 147 (44.28%) Microsoft
3 130 (39.16%) Active Directory
4 107 (32.23%) Windows 10
5 106 (31.93%) Azure
6 81 (24.40%) Windows 7
7 66 (19.88%) SharePoint
8 64 (19.28%) Security Cleared
9 61 (18.37%) SCCM
10 56 (16.87%) Microsoft Office
11 50 (15.06%) Migration
11 50 (15.06%) Windows Server
12 46 (13.86%) Microsoft Intune
13 45 (13.55%) SC Cleared
13 45 (13.55%) ITIL
14 37 (11.14%) PowerShell
15 34 (10.24%) VMware
16 30 (9.04%) Skype
17 27 (8.13%) Citrix
17 27 (8.13%) AWS
18 26 (7.83%) MS Exchange
19 25 (7.53%) Public Sector
20 24 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (7.23%) Skype for Business
21 21 (6.33%) Application Packaging
22 20 (6.02%) IIS
22 20 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (5.42%) Project Management
23 18 (5.42%) SQL Server
23 18 (5.42%) SQL

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 66 (19.88%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.83%) MS Exchange
3 24 (7.23%) Skype for Business
4 20 (6.02%) IIS
5 7 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.11%) Confluence
6 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 56 (16.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.30%) Figma
6 1 (0.30%) InVision
6 1 (0.30%) Marvel
6 1 (0.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (31.93%) Azure
2 27 (8.13%) AWS
3 15 (4.52%) Power Platform
4 12 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (3.61%) SaaS
5 11 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (3.31%) OneDrive
6 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Flow
6 10 (3.01%) PaaS
7 8 (2.41%) IaaS
7 8 (2.41%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.81%) Yammer
9 4 (1.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.04%) Skype
2 16 (4.82%) Firewall
2 16 (4.82%) WAN
3 14 (4.22%) LAN
4 12 (3.61%) VPN
5 11 (3.31%) DHCP
5 11 (3.31%) DNS
5 11 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.11%) Network Security
6 7 (2.11%) Wireless
7 5 (1.51%) SAN
7 5 (1.51%) SSL
7 5 (1.51%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.20%) Intranet
8 4 (1.20%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.90%) VLAN
9 3 (0.90%) VoIP
9 3 (0.90%) WAAS
9 3 (0.90%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.51%) Power BI
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.30%) QlikView
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.71%) AdminStudio
2 7 (2.11%) JIRA
2 7 (2.11%) MSI
3 5 (1.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) GCC
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 25 (7.53%) Public Sector
2 16 (4.82%) Finance
3 6 (1.81%) Local Government
4 4 (1.20%) Banking
4 4 (1.20%) Law
4 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.60%) Electronics
6 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (16.57%) Analyst
2 53 (15.96%) Support Engineer
3 30 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (8.73%) Architect
4 29 (8.73%) Desktop Support
5 26 (7.83%) IT Engineer
6 25 (7.53%) IT Support
7 21 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (6.02%) Consultant
8 20 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
9 19 (5.72%) Windows Engineer
10 18 (5.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (5.42%) Administrator
10 18 (5.42%) Service Analyst
11 16 (4.82%) Office 365 Engineer
11 16 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (3.92%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.81%) CSS
2 5 (1.51%) HTML
2 5 (1.51%) SAML
2 5 (1.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.60%) .NET
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Graph
4 1 (0.30%) Ajax
4 1 (0.30%) COM
4 1 (0.30%) LDAP
4 1 (0.30%) OAuth
4 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.30%) OpenID
4 1 (0.30%) React
4 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.31%) Virtual Team
3 9 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.41%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.51%) PKI
7 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.90%) User Experience
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 190 (57.23%) Windows
2 107 (32.23%) Windows 10
3 81 (24.40%) Windows 7
4 50 (15.06%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (3.61%) Linux
8 12 (3.61%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (2.41%) Android
11 7 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.20%) Unix
13 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.06%) Migration
2 45 (13.55%) ITIL
3 21 (6.33%) Application Packaging
4 18 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (5.42%) Project Management
5 17 (5.12%) CRM
6 16 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (3.01%) Business Analysis
8 10 (3.01%) Change Management
8 10 (3.01%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (3.01%) Data Modelling
8 10 (3.01%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.71%) Break/Fix
9 9 (2.71%) Virtual Team Management
10 8 (2.41%) Asset Management
10 8 (2.41%) Data Security
10 8 (2.41%) Information Security
10 8 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.14%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.42%) SQL
3 7 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.51%) C
5 2 (0.60%) C#
5 2 (0.60%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) C++
6 1 (0.30%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.31%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.81%) MCSE
6 5 (1.51%) Degree
6 5 (1.51%) MCSA
7 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.30%) ISEB
9 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.30%) VCP6
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.52%) SLA
2 8 (2.41%) GDPR
3 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.90%) PMO
5 3 (0.90%) QA
6 1 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 130 (39.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.12%) XenApp
3 9 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.30%) Docker
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (18.37%) SCCM
2 46 (13.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.71%) EnCase
4 4 (1.20%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.20%) Puppet
5 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.60%) Ansible
6 2 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.60%) Terraform
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Packer
7 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 147 (44.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.24%) VMware
3 27 (8.13%) Citrix
4 16 (4.82%) Cisco
5 12 (3.61%) HP
6 10 (3.01%) Dell
7 9 (2.71%) Palo Alto
8 7 (2.11%) Oracle
8 7 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.11%) Symantec
9 6 (1.81%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.51%) Ivanti
10 5 (1.51%) Wyse
11 4 (1.20%) Adobe
11 4 (1.20%) Aruba
11 4 (1.20%) Mitel
11 4 (1.20%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.20%) Sony
11 4 (1.20%) Twitter
11 4 (1.20%) Veeam