Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 February 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 35 31
Rank change year-on-year +30 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Office 365 17 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.98% 4.18% 3.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.67% 38.46% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £275 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.66% -7.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £134 £258 £231
90th Percentile £382 £370 £470
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £14.31 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £31.60 £15.50 £15.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £13.46 £13.10
% change year-on-year +22.56% +2.77% -14.80%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 30 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.90% 10.88% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 12
Staffordshire median daily rate £303 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.33% -7.69% +12.85%
10th Percentile £135 £326 £313
90th Percentile £525 £435 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -52.94% +85.94%
10th Percentile £14.31 £12.50 £16.38
90th Percentile £31.60 £15.50 £46.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £13.46 £13.50
% change year-on-year +159.98% -0.28% -15.63%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 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 Office 365 within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £138 -
Lichfield - 3 £275 - 6
Tamworth +17 2 £373 +0.68% 3
Stoke-on-Trent +8 2 £135 -36.47% 3
Stafford - 2 - - 2
Office 365
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 5 (29.41%) Azure
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) NAS
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) Skype
6 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.76%) Contract Management
6 2 (11.76%) Okta
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Case Management
6 2 (11.76%) Police
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (11.76%) MCSE
6 2 (11.76%) MCSA
6 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) WAN

Office 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) NAS
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) Skype
2 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Police
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) IT Support
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Floorwalker
3 1 (5.88%) Messaging Support
3 1 (5.88%) O365 Floorwalker
3 1 (5.88%) Printer Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Case Management
2 2 (11.76%) Contract Management
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Architectural Design
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
3 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Server Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (5.88%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Okta
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow