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 24 June 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.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 58 107
Rank change year-on-year +7 +49  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 96 94 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.59% 3.15% 1.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.91% 35.74% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 63 24
Median daily rate £330 £438 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.57% +94.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £300 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £750 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.93% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £12.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £30.30 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% -5.80%  

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 344 263 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.85% 8.83% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 179 110
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.96 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.32% +75.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.77 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Bristol -15 24 £350 -6.66% 6
Gloucestershire +20 18 £275 -38.88% 3
Wiltshire -10 18 £325 -33.67% 1
Devon +9 17 £384 +6.89% 1
Somerset -6 8 £486 -35.20% 3
Cornwall - 6 £355 -
Dorset - 3 £120 - 5
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 112 (51.61%) Windows
2 82 (37.79%) Active Directory
3 58 (26.73%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (26.27%) Finance
5 55 (25.35%) Microsoft
6 50 (23.04%) SharePoint
7 49 (22.58%) Migration
8 44 (20.28%) Project Management
9 40 (18.43%) MS Exchange
10 39 (17.97%) Windows 10
11 35 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
12 34 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (15.21%) VMware
13 33 (15.21%) Project Planning
13 33 (15.21%) Microsoft Project
13 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
13 33 (15.21%) Windows Server
14 31 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 31 (14.29%) Incident Management
14 31 (14.29%) Programme Management
15 30 (13.82%) Windows 7
15 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
16 28 (12.90%) SCCM
17 23 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
18 22 (10.14%) DNS
19 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2013
20 18 (8.29%) PowerShell
21 17 (7.83%) Citrix

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 50 (23.04%) SharePoint
2 40 (18.43%) MS Exchange
3 35 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
4 23 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (5.99%) Skype for Business
8 9 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.84%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.92%) Apache
11 2 (0.92%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
Applications
1 58 (26.73%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (15.21%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.92%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.46%) G Suite
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.14%) DNS
2 16 (7.37%) VPN
3 14 (6.45%) DHCP
4 12 (5.53%) Firewall
4 12 (5.53%) WAN
5 8 (3.69%) LAN
6 7 (3.23%) Intranet
6 7 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.76%) Skype
7 6 (2.76%) Wireless
8 5 (2.30%) Extranet
8 5 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.38%) VoIP
10 2 (0.92%) MPLS
11 1 (0.46%) BGP
11 1 (0.46%) OSPF
11 1 (0.46%) PABX
11 1 (0.46%) PPP
11 1 (0.46%) SAN
11 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.30%) MySQL
3 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.92%) Kalido
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (26.27%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Manufacturing
2 8 (3.69%) Marketing
3 6 (2.76%) Electronics
3 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.92%) Local Government
4 2 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.46%) Front Office
5 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (16.59%) Analyst
2 22 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 20 (9.22%) Consultant
4 15 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (5.99%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.53%) Project Officer
7 12 (5.53%) Project Support Officer
7 12 (5.53%) Support Officer
8 10 (4.61%) Administrator
8 10 (4.61%) Exchange Engineer
8 10 (4.61%) Office 365 Manager
9 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.15%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.15%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Architect
11 7 (3.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) SailPoint
2 3 (1.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.46%) ADO
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
3 1 (0.46%) HTML5
3 1 (0.46%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.76%) RIA
5 5 (2.30%) iPhone
6 4 (1.84%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) FMCG
7 3 (1.38%) iPad
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.46%) AS400
9 1 (0.46%) BYOD
9 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (51.61%) Windows
2 39 (17.97%) Windows 10
3 33 (15.21%) Windows Server
4 30 (13.82%) Windows 7
5 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.61%) Linux
7 6 (2.76%) Android
7 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.30%) CentOS
8 5 (2.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.46%) Unix
9 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.58%) Migration
2 44 (20.28%) Project Management
3 34 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (15.21%) Project Planning
5 31 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 31 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 15 (6.91%) Information Management
7 12 (5.53%) Change Management
8 10 (4.61%) ITIL
8 10 (4.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.15%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (2.76%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (2.76%) Information Security
12 6 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (2.76%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.30%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.53%) SQL
3 5 (2.30%) PHP
4 3 (1.38%) VBScript
5 2 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (15.21%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.30%) Degree
5 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.38%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) MBA
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
8 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) QA
2 9 (4.15%) PMO
3 8 (3.69%) SLA
4 5 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
System Software
1 82 (37.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.69%) XenApp
5 7 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.30%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.30%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.30%) Samba
6 5 (2.30%) Squid
7 4 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (12.90%) SCCM
2 5 (2.30%) Nagios
2 5 (2.30%) Webmin
2 5 (2.30%) Xymon
3 4 (1.84%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.84%) SCOM
3 4 (1.84%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.38%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.46%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 55 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.21%) VMware
3 17 (7.83%) Citrix
4 14 (6.45%) Dell
5 13 (5.99%) Cisco
6 8 (3.69%) AppSense
6 8 (3.69%) HP
7 7 (3.23%) Wyse
8 6 (2.76%) SAP
9 5 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.30%) Veeam
10 4 (1.84%) IBM
10 4 (1.84%) Intel
10 4 (1.84%) IronPort
10 4 (1.84%) Lotus
10 4 (1.84%) Oracle
10 4 (1.84%) RightFax
10 4 (1.84%) Symantec
10 4 (1.84%) Xerox
11 3 (1.38%) Apple
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