Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 October 2017 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 96 192
Rank change year-on-year +24 +96 +137
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3194 2567 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 2.41% 1.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.94% 21.39% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2100 1661 999
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £138 £170 £145
90th Percentile £525 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 114 43
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.84% -8.82% +4.62%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.86 £10.05
90th Percentile £49.38 £39.85 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 15253 11999 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 11.25% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 8286 4799
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 187 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.88% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% -25.83% +31.43%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Top 16 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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 +32 2992 £350 -6.67% 451
UK excluding London +38 1876 £325 -7.14% 317
London +22 1256 £375 -6.25% 148
South East +11 619 £350 -6.67% 101
North of England +87 379 £308 -12.14% 91
Midlands +46 286 £314 -21.56% 48
South West +22 230 £300 -17.81% 27
West Midlands +66 217 £320 -5.19% 25
East of England +10 214 £400 +29.03% 32
North West +75 194 £325 -24.86% 53
Scotland +3 136 £335 +1.52% 12
Yorkshire +33 109 £218 -47.59% 27
North East +55 80 £324 -1.97% 11
East Midlands -4 68 £300 -46.43% 23
Wales -1 18 £300 -22.58% 5
Northern Ireland -58 2 £265 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1714 (53.66%) Windows
2 1391 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 1301 (40.73%) Active Directory
4 809 (25.33%) SharePoint
5 792 (24.80%) Migration
6 748 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 729 (22.82%) Windows 10
8 594 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
9 591 (18.50%) Windows Server
10 557 (17.44%) MS Exchange
11 492 (15.40%) VMware
11 492 (15.40%) SCCM
12 465 (14.56%) PowerShell
13 447 (13.99%) Windows 7
13 447 (13.99%) ITIL
14 421 (13.18%) Skype for Business
15 406 (12.71%) Skype
16 359 (11.24%) Citrix
17 343 (10.74%) Finance
18 317 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
19 313 (9.80%) Security Cleared
20 293 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
21 290 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
22 275 (8.61%) Project Management
23 264 (8.27%) SC Cleared
24 256 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
25 253 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 245 (7.67%) DNS
27 238 (7.45%) Cisco
28 222 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008

Office 365
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
1 809 (25.33%) SharePoint
2 557 (17.44%) MS Exchange
3 421 (13.18%) Skype for Business
4 293 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 197 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 152 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 131 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 86 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (1.50%) IIS
10 43 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 29 (0.91%) IBM Notes
12 28 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
14 19 (0.59%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.41%) IBM Domino
16 13 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
17 11 (0.34%) Apache
17 11 (0.34%) CMS
18 10 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 594 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 101 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.094%) InVision
10 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 47 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.31%) Eikon
3 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.063%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.063%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.063%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.031%) assyst
8 1 (0.031%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.031%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.031%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.031%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 748 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 173 (5.42%) OneDrive
4 166 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
5 84 (2.63%) PaaS
6 83 (2.60%) IaaS
7 70 (2.19%) SaaS
8 66 (2.07%) Yammer
9 31 (0.97%) G Suite
10 21 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (0.63%) Mimecast
12 16 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.094%) Slack
15 3 (0.094%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.063%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.063%) npm
17 1 (0.031%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 406 (12.71%) Skype
2 245 (7.67%) DNS
3 207 (6.48%) DHCP
3 207 (6.48%) Firewall
4 165 (5.17%) WAN
5 151 (4.73%) LAN
6 133 (4.16%) VPN
7 111 (3.48%) SAN
8 105 (3.29%) TCP/IP
9 82 (2.57%) Intranet
10 71 (2.22%) Internet
10 71 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
11 64 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
12 55 (1.72%) Wireless
13 53 (1.66%) Unified Communications
14 51 (1.60%) VLAN
15 48 (1.50%) VoIP
16 42 (1.31%) LDAP
17 35 (1.10%) IP Telephony
18 34 (1.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.19%) Power BI
3 34 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.47%) Big Data
8 13 (0.41%) EDRMS
8 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (0.31%) Clusterpoint
12 8 (0.25%) MySQL
13 7 (0.22%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.22%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.22%) IDOL
14 5 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 27 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (0.59%) JIRA
4 16 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.50%) MSI
5 12 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.31%) gulp
7 9 (0.28%) Zephyr
8 5 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.13%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.13%) NUnit
9 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.094%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.094%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.063%) Bower
11 2 (0.063%) Grunt
11 2 (0.063%) Maven
11 2 (0.063%) Moq
11 2 (0.063%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.063%) Subversion
General
1 343 (10.74%) Finance
2 92 (2.88%) Banking
3 67 (2.10%) Retail
4 56 (1.75%) Advertising
5 48 (1.50%) Legal
5 48 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.19%) Marketing
7 29 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 26 (0.81%) Publishing
9 25 (0.78%) Law
10 22 (0.69%) Back Office
10 22 (0.69%) Local Government
11 15 (0.47%) Electronics
12 12 (0.38%) French Language
12 12 (0.38%) German Language
13 8 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 404 (12.65%) Analyst
2 342 (10.71%) Consultant
3 294 (9.20%) Project Manager
4 287 (8.99%) Architect
5 276 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 219 (6.86%) Desktop Support
7 205 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 176 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 169 (5.29%) Office 365 Engineer
10 165 (5.17%) Office 365 Manager
11 145 (4.54%) Support Analyst
12 143 (4.48%) Administrator
13 138 (4.32%) Office 365 Consultant
14 129 (4.04%) Developer
15 127 (3.98%) IT Support
16 123 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
17 111 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
18 107 (3.35%) Service Analyst
19 101 (3.16%) SharePoint Developer
20 100 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (3.94%) .NET
2 75 (2.35%) HTML
3 68 (2.13%) CSS
4 50 (1.57%) Web Services
5 49 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 46 (1.44%) XML
7 44 (1.38%) jQuery
8 34 (1.06%) REST
9 26 (0.81%) React
10 22 (0.69%) AngularJS
10 22 (0.69%) JSON
11 18 (0.56%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.56%) HTML5
11 18 (0.56%) SAML
11 18 (0.56%) Software Packaging
12 15 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (0.44%) Node.js
14 13 (0.41%) XSLT
15 12 (0.38%) CSS3
15 12 (0.38%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 168 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 93 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 63 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 57 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
6 47 (1.47%) User Experience
7 43 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 41 (1.28%) iPhone
9 37 (1.16%) Clustering
10 32 (1.00%) PKI
11 28 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
11 28 (0.88%) iPad
12 27 (0.85%) Social Media
13 26 (0.81%) Driving Licence
14 25 (0.78%) Mobile App
14 25 (0.78%) Replication
15 22 (0.69%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.66%) CESG
17 17 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1714 (53.66%) Windows
2 729 (22.82%) Windows 10
3 591 (18.50%) Windows Server
4 447 (13.99%) Windows 7
5 317 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 121 (3.79%) Windows 8
8 108 (3.38%) Android
9 94 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 89 (2.79%) Linux
11 77 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (1.41%) Windows XP
13 40 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 29 (0.91%) Unix
15 24 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.50%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.47%) CentOS
17 15 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.38%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (24.80%) Migration
2 447 (13.99%) ITIL
3 275 (8.61%) Project Management
4 256 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
5 177 (5.54%) PRINCE2
6 165 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (3.60%) Change Management
8 114 (3.57%) Service Management
9 101 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
10 79 (2.47%) CRM
11 73 (2.29%) Incident Management
12 70 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
13 67 (2.10%) Programme Management
14 66 (2.07%) Service Delivery
15 65 (2.04%) Data Protection
16 64 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 63 (1.97%) TOGAF
18 61 (1.91%) Information Security
18 61 (1.91%) ITIL V3
19 60 (1.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 465 (14.56%) PowerShell
2 165 (5.17%) SQL
3 101 (3.16%) JavaScript
4 80 (2.50%) C#
5 43 (1.35%) VBScript
6 25 (0.78%) Java
7 18 (0.56%) C
8 15 (0.47%) VB
9 11 (0.34%) TypeScript
10 9 (0.28%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.22%) PHP
11 7 (0.22%) VBA
12 5 (0.16%) Python
13 4 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.063%) C++
14 2 (0.063%) Perl
14 2 (0.063%) Ruby
14 2 (0.063%) VB6
15 1 (0.031%) R
15 1 (0.031%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 313 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 290 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 264 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 197 (6.17%) MCSE
5 98 (3.07%) Degree
6 78 (2.44%) MCSA
7 66 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (1.47%) CCNA
9 45 (1.41%) MCP
10 41 (1.28%) MCITP
11 39 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 39 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (1.06%) DV Cleared
13 31 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 28 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (0.81%) PMP
17 25 (0.78%) PMI Certification
18 24 (0.75%) CCNP
19 22 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.66%) SLA
2 51 (1.60%) PMO
3 37 (1.16%) GDPR
4 27 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 26 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.78%) QA
7 21 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.34%) COBIT
9 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.063%) P3O
12 2 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.031%) GCP
13 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1301 (40.73%) Active Directory
2 253 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (6.51%) Hyper-V
4 118 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 104 (3.26%) XenApp
6 54 (1.69%) vSphere
7 48 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 35 (1.10%) BitLocker
8 35 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.38%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.28%) XenServer
15 8 (0.25%) Brightmail
16 6 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.19%) UAG
17 5 (0.16%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 492 (15.40%) SCCM
2 128 (4.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 93 (2.91%) SCOM
4 45 (1.41%) AirWatch
5 34 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 28 (0.88%) WSUS
8 26 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
10 21 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 18 (0.56%) Backup Exec
11 18 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
12 17 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 13 (0.41%) Ansible
14 13 (0.41%) Puppet
15 12 (0.38%) vCenter Server
16 11 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 10 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 9 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1391 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 492 (15.40%) VMware
3 359 (11.24%) Citrix
4 238 (7.45%) Cisco
5 109 (3.41%) HP
6 106 (3.32%) Apple
7 76 (2.38%) Symantec
8 67 (2.10%) Dell
9 61 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 50 (1.57%) McAfee
11 48 (1.50%) SAP
12 42 (1.31%) NetApp
13 39 (1.22%) Veeam
14 37 (1.16%) Google
15 36 (1.13%) Juniper
16 33 (1.03%) AppSense
17 30 (0.94%) Altiris
17 30 (0.94%) Oracle
18 29 (0.91%) Lotus
18 29 (0.91%) Meraki