Period
to 18 February 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +13
Contract jobs citing Office 365 10 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.20% 3.02% 3.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.67% 50.00% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 12
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £395 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -1.56% -10.83%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £213
90th Percentile £370 £470 £487
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.46 £13.10 £15.38
% change year-on-year +2.77% -14.80% +13.89%

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 24 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.08% 6.04% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 26
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +18.06% +16.13%
10th Percentile £316 £280 £223
90th Percentile £415 £508 £478
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £408
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £29.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +85.94% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £16.38 £15.50
90th Percentile £15.50 £46.53 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.46 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.28% -15.63% +18.52%

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 2019.

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
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 2019. 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
Tamworth - 7 £370 -
Stoke-on-Trent +5 2 £213 - 3
Office 365
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) DHCP
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (20.00%) WSUS
7 2 (20.00%) EMC VNX
7 2 (20.00%) Server Management
7 2 (20.00%) Service Design
7 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
7 2 (20.00%) EMC

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Project Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Server Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco