Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 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 Office 365 (O365)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 6 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +30 -11
Contract jobs citing Office 365 7 19 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.22% 13.77% 4.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.14% 59.38% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 11
Median daily rate £363 £304 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.34% -16.78% +0.69%
10th Percentile £253 £148 £258
90th Percentile £469 £388 £370
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.32% -3.45%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.21
% change year-on-year -6.25% +21.10% -5.63%

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 29 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 29.90% 23.19% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 26
Median daily rate £394 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.23% -12.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £226 £165 £334
90th Percentile £466 £536 £441
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -10.81% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.17% +10.32% -52.94%
10th Percentile £41.25 £14.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £17.59 £15.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £13.21
% change year-on-year +15.63% +21.10% -5.63%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Staffordshire

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Hourly rate trend 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 23 January 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 +3 3 £400 -
Stafford +1 1 - - 2
Office 365
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (14.29%) PaperCut
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) NHS

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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 1 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) PaperCut
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) Veeam
2 1 (14.29%) VMware