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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / South West
Rank 36 68 100
Rank change year-on-year +32 +32  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 121 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.66% 2.52% 1.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.76% 41.01% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 49 27
Median daily rate £345 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.45 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £133.05 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.93% -  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 283 178 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.90% 6.13% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 133 93
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £245 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.75 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £101.75 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +43 56 £380 +17.37% 4
Bristol +20 39 £330 -12.00% 8
Cornwall -1 5 £300 +20.00% 1
Somerset -7 5 £165 -56.00% 3
Gloucestershire +3 4 £250 +5.26% 3
Devon -15 4 £370 -15.96% 3
Dorset +7 2 £150 -30.63% 2
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 91 (48.40%) Windows
2 67 (35.64%) MS Office
3 64 (34.04%) Finance
4 59 (31.38%) Active Directory
5 53 (28.19%) SharePoint
6 50 (26.60%) Microsoft
7 45 (23.94%) Project Management
8 38 (20.21%) Security Cleared
9 37 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (18.62%) SC Cleared
10 35 (18.62%) SharePoint Server
10 35 (18.62%) MS Project
10 35 (18.62%) Windows 7
11 34 (18.09%) Programme Management
12 33 (17.55%) Project Planning
12 33 (17.55%) Windows Server
13 30 (15.96%) Migration
14 27 (14.36%) MS Exchange
15 26 (13.83%) VMware
15 26 (13.83%) Windows 10
16 25 (13.30%) Incident Management
17 22 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (11.17%) SCCM
19 20 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
19 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
20 18 (9.57%) DNS
21 16 (8.51%) VPN
21 16 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
22 14 (7.45%) ITIL

Office 365
Top Related 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 53 (28.19%) SharePoint
2 35 (18.62%) SharePoint Server
3 27 (14.36%) MS Exchange
4 20 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.85%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.60%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 67 (35.64%) MS Office
2 35 (18.62%) MS Project
3 20 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) G Suite
3 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.57%) DNS
2 16 (8.51%) VPN
3 12 (6.38%) WAN
4 10 (5.32%) Firewall
5 8 (4.26%) DHCP
5 8 (4.26%) LAN
6 6 (3.19%) Wireless
7 4 (2.13%) Intranet
7 4 (2.13%) MPLS
8 3 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.60%) Skype
9 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.06%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.53%) BGP
10 1 (0.53%) Internet
10 1 (0.53%) OSPF
10 1 (0.53%) PPP
10 1 (0.53%) SAN
10 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.06%) Kalido
4 1 (0.53%) Power BI
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (34.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Marketing
3 7 (3.72%) Electronics
3 7 (3.72%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.66%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Local Government
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (16.49%) Analyst
2 17 (9.04%) Support Engineer
3 16 (8.51%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (5.85%) Office 365 Manager
7 10 (5.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.79%) Coordinator
8 9 (4.79%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.26%) Developer
9 8 (4.26%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) Consultant
10 7 (3.72%) Project Officer
10 7 (3.72%) Project Support Officer
10 7 (3.72%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.72%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.06%) jQuery
4 1 (0.53%) ADO
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.53%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.53%) HTML
4 1 (0.53%) HTML5
4 1 (0.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.26%) Fat Client
2 8 (4.26%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (1.60%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.06%) Digital Signage
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
6 2 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) BYOD
7 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) RIA
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (48.40%) Windows
2 35 (18.62%) Windows 7
3 33 (17.55%) Windows Server
4 26 (13.83%) Windows 10
5 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.19%) Android
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.53%) Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.94%) Project Management
2 37 (19.68%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (18.09%) Programme Management
4 33 (17.55%) Project Planning
5 30 (15.96%) Migration
6 25 (13.30%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.45%) ITIL
8 12 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (5.85%) Change Management
10 10 (5.32%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.79%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.79%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.26%) Data Migration
13 7 (3.72%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (3.72%) Portfolio Management
13 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.72%) Validation
14 5 (2.66%) Business Continuity
15 4 (2.13%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.66%) SQL
3 4 (2.13%) C#
4 3 (1.60%) VBScript
5 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (20.21%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.62%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.60%) Degree
5 2 (1.06%) MCSE
5 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MBA
6 1 (0.53%) MCP
6 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) PMO
2 8 (4.26%) QA
3 7 (3.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 59 (31.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.79%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (4.79%) VMware ESX
2 9 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.79%) XenApp
3 8 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (4.26%) XenDesktop
4 6 (3.19%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.66%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (11.17%) SCCM
2 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.60%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.06%) SCOM
4 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.53%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 50 (26.60%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.83%) VMware
3 12 (6.38%) Dell
4 10 (5.32%) Citrix
5 9 (4.79%) AppSense
6 8 (4.26%) Cisco
6 8 (4.26%) Wyse
7 7 (3.72%) SAP
7 7 (3.72%) Symantec
8 6 (3.19%) HP
9 4 (2.13%) Apple
9 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.13%) Intel
9 4 (2.13%) IronPort
9 4 (2.13%) RightFax
9 4 (2.13%) Xerox
10 3 (1.60%) Google
10 3 (1.60%) Lotus
10 3 (1.60%) Sophos
10 3 (1.60%) Toshiba
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