Period
to 11 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Office 365 Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Office 365 Engineer
UK
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 598 687
Rank change year-on-year +169 +89 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Office 365 Engineer 159 261 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 178 157
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £190
90th Percentile £475 £512 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% +72.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.84% +50.00% +17.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 38,349 88,382 98,618
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,032 58,180 64,523
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £264 £269
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,557 2,924 3,186
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.72 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% +9.56% -5.16%
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.23 £48.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -2.78%

Office 365 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Office 365 Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 Engineer in the UK

Office 365 Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Office 365 Engineer in the UK

Office 365 Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 Engineer over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 Engineer in the UK

Office 365 Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 Engineer in the UK

Office 365 Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 Engineer over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Office 365 Engineer in the UK

Office 365 Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 11 July 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
England +165 133 £400 -5.88% 11
London +149 78 £400 -5.88% 2
UK excluding London +174 71 £375 -3.23% 9
Work from Home +33 54 £431 -1.43%
South East +130 18 £413 +6.45% 2
North of England +97 15 £350 -26.32% 3
Scotland +73 15 £391 +2.29%
North West +75 13 £325 -30.85%
South West +73 9 £413 +17.86% 1
Midlands +80 7 £115 -71.25% 1
West Midlands +75 6 - -
East of England +57 4 - - 2
Northern Ireland +20 2 - -
Yorkshire +55 1 £475 -2.56% 2
East Midlands +54 1 £115 -73.71% 1
North East +36 1 - - 1
Wales +36 1 £163 -53.57%

Office 365 Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, Office 365 Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Office 365 Engineer in the job title.

1 159 (100.00%) Office 365
2 84 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 82 (51.57%) Windows
4 77 (48.43%) Azure
5 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
6 65 (40.88%) Migration
7 53 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 53 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 44 (27.67%) SharePoint
9 37 (23.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (22.64%) OneDrive
10 36 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
11 35 (22.01%) Skype
12 33 (20.75%) Skype for Business
13 27 (16.98%) PowerShell
13 27 (16.98%) DNS
14 25 (15.72%) Finance
15 24 (15.09%) Mobile Device Management
16 23 (14.47%) Firewall
16 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
17 22 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (12.58%) IaaS
18 20 (12.58%) SaaS
18 20 (12.58%) PaaS
19 19 (11.95%) Yammer
19 19 (11.95%) Windows Server
19 19 (11.95%) Public Sector
20 16 (10.06%) GDPR
20 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
20 16 (10.06%) SAP

Office 365 Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (27.67%) SharePoint
2 33 (20.75%) Skype for Business
3 23 (14.47%) MS Exchange
4 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.89%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.26%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 159 (100.00%) Office 365
2 77 (48.43%) Azure
3 37 (23.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (22.64%) OneDrive
5 20 (12.58%) IaaS
5 20 (12.58%) PaaS
5 20 (12.58%) SaaS
6 19 (11.95%) Yammer
7 8 (5.03%) Power Platform
8 7 (4.40%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.89%) G Suite
9 3 (1.89%) ShareGate
10 2 (1.26%) AWS
10 2 (1.26%) Dropbox
10 2 (1.26%) Logic Apps
10 2 (1.26%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.26%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.63%) Asana
11 1 (0.63%) GitHub
11 1 (0.63%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.01%) Skype
2 27 (16.98%) DNS
3 23 (14.47%) Firewall
4 7 (4.40%) VoIP
4 7 (4.40%) VPN
5 6 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.14%) DHCP
6 5 (3.14%) Internet
6 5 (3.14%) LAN
6 5 (3.14%) Network Security
6 5 (3.14%) SAN
6 5 (3.14%) WAN
7 2 (1.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.26%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.26%) WAAS
8 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.63%) NAS
8 1 (0.63%) PBX
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Hudson
General
1 25 (15.72%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Public Sector
3 15 (9.43%) Electronics
3 15 (9.43%) Manufacturing
3 15 (9.43%) Marketing
3 15 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.52%) French Language
5 3 (1.89%) Automotive
5 3 (1.89%) German Language
5 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.26%) Banking
6 2 (1.26%) Police
7 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.63%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) Velocity
2 2 (1.26%) JSON
2 2 (1.26%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (9.43%) Social Media
2 6 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.77%) PKI
3 5 (3.14%) User Experience
4 4 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.89%) Blog
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) BYOD
7 1 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (51.57%) Windows
2 53 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 19 (11.95%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.06%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.81%) Apple iOS
6 13 (8.18%) Android
6 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.89%) Linux
9 3 (1.89%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.88%) Migration
2 24 (15.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 22 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (9.43%) Digital Marketing
4 15 (9.43%) Programme Management
5 14 (8.81%) E-Discovery
5 14 (8.81%) Remediation Plan
6 12 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (4.40%) ITIL
7 7 (4.40%) Mentoring
7 7 (4.40%) Preventative Maintenance
8 6 (3.77%) Break/Fix
8 6 (3.77%) Data Management
8 6 (3.77%) Project Delivery
9 5 (3.14%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.14%) SIEM
10 4 (2.52%) Information Security
10 4 (2.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (2.52%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.89%) Python
2 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.26%) C
3 2 (1.26%) SQL
4 1 (0.63%) C#
4 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) Degree
4 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.89%) MCP
5 3 (1.89%) MCSA
5 3 (1.89%) SANS
6 2 (1.26%) CCNA
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.26%) CISSP
6 2 (1.26%) MCSE
7 1 (0.63%) APMP
7 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.06%) GDPR
2 3 (1.89%) AICPA
2 3 (1.89%) COBIT
2 3 (1.89%) NIST
3 2 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.89%) vSphere
4 2 (1.26%) UAG
4 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (8.18%) SCCM
3 4 (2.52%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
4 2 (1.26%) Terraform
5 1 (0.63%) CASB
5 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 84 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.06%) SAP
3 15 (9.43%) VMware
4 8 (5.03%) Cisco
5 6 (3.77%) Samsung
6 4 (2.52%) Citrix
6 4 (2.52%) Google
7 3 (1.89%) IBM
7 3 (1.89%) Twitter
8 2 (1.26%) CommVault
8 2 (1.26%) Symantec
9 1 (0.63%) Dell
9 1 (0.63%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.63%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.63%) Nintex
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.63%) Sonus