Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 66 115
Rank change year-on-year +35 +49 +37
Contract jobs citing Office 365 263 156 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.04% 2.96% 1.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.61% 31.52% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 110 82
South West median daily rate £303 £283 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -19.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £128 £135 £127
90th Percentile £511 £490 £438
England median daily rate £350 £360 £363
% change year-on-year -2.78% -0.69% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 2
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £15.26 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -25.56% +95.24%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.63 £18.55
90th Percentile £26.50 £26.63 £23.25
England median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.86% +16.67% +9.61%

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 760 495 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.58% 9.39% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 356 234
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £199 £214
90th Percentile £562 £575 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 2
South West median hourly rate £18.63 £32.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.13% +59.76% +95.24%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £18.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.85 £23.25
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +7 81 £226 -32.69% 24
Wiltshire +16 64 £378 +25.83% 11
Somerset +9 38 £219 -18.98% 8
Gloucestershire +31 35 £270 +58.82% 5
Devon +29 22 £400 +82.86% 7
Dorset +3 11 £300 +26.32% 20
Cornwall - 6 £300 - 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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.

1 151 (57.41%) Windows
2 108 (41.06%) Active Directory
3 94 (35.74%) Microsoft
4 71 (27.00%) Windows 10
5 70 (26.62%) Migration
6 67 (25.48%) Windows Server
7 65 (24.71%) SharePoint
8 55 (20.91%) Microsoft Office
9 47 (17.87%) Windows 7
10 41 (15.59%) PowerShell
11 38 (14.45%) Security Cleared
11 38 (14.45%) MS Exchange
12 37 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (12.17%) VMware
13 32 (12.17%) SC Cleared
14 30 (11.41%) SCCM
15 29 (11.03%) ITIL
15 29 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (10.65%) Project Management
17 27 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (9.13%) DNS
18 24 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (9.13%) Skype for Business
19 23 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (8.37%) Skype
21 21 (7.98%) Finance
22 19 (7.22%) Cisco
23 18 (6.84%) Firewall
24 17 (6.46%) Hyper-V
25 16 (6.08%) DHCP

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 65 (24.71%) SharePoint
2 38 (14.45%) MS Exchange
3 24 (9.13%) Skype for Business
4 23 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.18%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) FileNet
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (20.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.90%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.52%) SaaS
5 4 (1.52%) Yammer
6 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.13%) DNS
2 22 (8.37%) Skype
3 18 (6.84%) Firewall
4 16 (6.08%) DHCP
5 9 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (3.04%) SAN
7 7 (2.66%) Intranet
7 7 (2.66%) VPN
8 5 (1.90%) LAN
8 5 (1.90%) PBX
8 5 (1.90%) WAN
9 4 (1.52%) NAS
10 3 (1.14%) SMS
10 3 (1.14%) SSL
10 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.76%) Extranet
11 2 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.76%) Internet
11 2 (0.76%) IPsec
11 2 (0.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.14%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.76%) Clusterpoint
4 1 (0.38%) Power BI
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 21 (7.98%) Finance
2 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.14%) Electronics
4 3 (1.14%) Marketing
5 2 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (14.07%) Analyst
2 33 (12.55%) Desktop Support
3 26 (9.89%) Consultant
4 25 (9.51%) Support Engineer
5 24 (9.13%) Project Manager
6 23 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.08%) Architect
8 15 (5.70%) Support Analyst
9 14 (5.32%) Administrator
9 14 (5.32%) IT Support
9 14 (5.32%) Service Analyst
10 13 (4.94%) Office 365 Consultant
10 13 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (4.56%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (4.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 9 (3.42%) Office 365 Engineer
15 8 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
15 8 (3.04%) Office 365 Manager
15 8 (3.04%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.80%) .NET
2 5 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.38%) CSS
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.66%) Management Information System
1 7 (2.66%) Replication
2 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.52%) Clustering
3 4 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (1.52%) Social Network
4 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.14%) FMCG
5 2 (0.76%) CESG
5 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) PKI
6 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 151 (57.41%) Windows
2 71 (27.00%) Windows 10
3 67 (25.48%) Windows Server
4 47 (17.87%) Windows 7
5 29 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.66%) Android
9 6 (2.28%) Linux
10 5 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.38%) Unix
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.62%) Migration
2 29 (11.03%) ITIL
3 28 (10.65%) Project Management
4 24 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (5.70%) PRINCE2
6 11 (4.18%) Programme Management
7 10 (3.80%) Project Planning
8 9 (3.42%) ITIL V3
8 9 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.04%) Collaborative Working
10 7 (2.66%) Change Management
10 7 (2.66%) Identity Management
10 7 (2.66%) Programme Delivery
10 7 (2.66%) SDLC
11 6 (2.28%) Agile Project Management
11 6 (2.28%) CRM
11 6 (2.28%) Data Protection
11 6 (2.28%) Service Management
11 6 (2.28%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (1.90%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.80%) SQL
3 2 (0.76%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) C
4 1 (0.38%) Java
4 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.66%) MCSA
5 5 (1.90%) MCSE
6 4 (1.52%) CCNA
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.52%) Degree
6 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.38%) APMP
9 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (41.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.46%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.28%) XenApp
5 3 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.76%) vSphere
7 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (11.41%) SCCM
2 8 (3.04%) SCOM
3 4 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.14%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 94 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.17%) VMware
3 19 (7.22%) Cisco
4 14 (5.32%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.18%) Citrix
6 10 (3.80%) HP
7 8 (3.04%) IBM
8 7 (2.66%) NetApp
9 6 (2.28%) Sophos
10 5 (1.90%) SAP
11 4 (1.52%) Dell
11 4 (1.52%) SonicWALL
11 4 (1.52%) Symantec
11 4 (1.52%) Veeam
12 2 (0.76%) F5
12 2 (0.76%) Juniper
12 2 (0.76%) McAfee
12 2 (0.76%) Veritas
13 1 (0.38%) Apple
13 1 (0.38%) Lotus