Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Microsoft 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft 365 over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 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 365 (M365) formerly Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 7 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 365 9 10 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.04% 9.01% 3.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.32% 52.63% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
10th Percentile £106 £145 £217
25th Percentile £134 £169 £279
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £263 £250 £345
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -27.54% -12.66%
75th Percentile £384 £308 £368
90th Percentile £469 £351 £369
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.14 £18.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -29.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00% -0.40%

Microsoft 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 Staffordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 37 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 33.04% 17.12% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 17
10th Percentile £200 £167 £283
25th Percentile £316 £213 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -3.23%
75th Percentile £491 £388 £438
90th Percentile £544 £520 £478
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.48 £18.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -27.14% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +48.00% -7.41%

Microsoft 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft 365 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire

Microsoft 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire

Microsoft 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire

Microsoft 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft 365 in Staffordshire

Microsoft 365
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft 365 within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 4 £300 +66.67% 1
Stafford +3 1 - - 1
Cannock - 1 £115 - 2
Microsoft 365
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft 365.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) Panasonic
5 1 (11.11%) Azure
5 1 (11.11%) PaperCut
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
5 1 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) Apache
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint

Microsoft 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2017
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Rollout Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
1 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSD
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) PaperCut
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Panasonic
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy