Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 68 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +32 +90
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,250 3,245 2,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.15% 3.27% 2.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.61% 20.93% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,771 2,124 1,652
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £145 £137 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 136 114
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.41% -5.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.38 £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -6.25%

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 22,834 15,505 12,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.31% 15.61% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,712 10,690 8,310
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 220 186
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.23 £11.58
90th Percentile £60.59 £63.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £17.06
% change year-on-year -6.67% +9.91% -25.83%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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 +11 3,856 £363 +3.57% 1,129
UK excluding London +7 2,343 £350 +7.69% 793
London +24 1,771 £375 - 386
South East +6 694 £375 +7.14% 209
North of England 0 474 £325 +8.33% 218
Midlands +11 386 £370 +17.93% 139
North West +14 335 £323 -0.77% 125
West Midlands 0 274 £388 +21.09% 82
East of England +11 255 £325 -18.75% 90
South West -5 255 £350 +16.67% 88
Scotland +21 246 £350 +4.09% 33
Yorkshire -25 110 £350 +55.56% 75
East Midlands +29 107 £325 +8.33% 57
North East -39 29 £388 +19.78% 18
Wales -11 26 £375 +25.00% 13
Northern Ireland +47 13 £400 +50.94% 2
Channel Islands - 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for Office 365.

1 2,360 (55.53%) Windows
2 2,006 (47.20%) Microsoft
3 1,958 (46.07%) Active Directory
4 1,197 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,183 (27.84%) Windows 10
6 962 (22.64%) Migration
7 927 (21.81%) SharePoint
8 857 (20.16%) Windows Server
9 828 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
10 730 (17.18%) SCCM
11 681 (16.02%) VMware
12 669 (15.74%) Windows 7
13 613 (14.42%) ITIL
14 588 (13.84%) PowerShell
15 585 (13.76%) Skype
16 577 (13.58%) Finance
17 568 (13.36%) MS Exchange
18 527 (12.40%) Skype for Business
19 518 (12.19%) Citrix
20 381 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 380 (8.94%) DNS
22 375 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
23 369 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
24 365 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
25 353 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
26 347 (8.16%) Security Cleared
27 344 (8.09%) Cisco
28 326 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
29 321 (7.55%) Hyper-V
30 311 (7.32%) SQL

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
1 927 (21.81%) SharePoint
2 568 (13.36%) MS Exchange
3 527 (12.40%) Skype for Business
4 261 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 110 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 78 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 63 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 54 (1.27%) IIS
10 37 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 28 (0.66%) IBM Notes
12 27 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
13 26 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
14 23 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 19 (0.45%) Confluence
16 14 (0.33%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.26%) CMS
18 7 (0.16%) WordPress
19 6 (0.14%) ArcGIS
19 6 (0.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 828 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (1.34%) InfoPath
5 53 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.094%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.094%) InVision
9 4 (0.094%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.094%) Windchill
10 2 (0.047%) SPSS
11 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.024%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 82 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.071%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.071%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.047%) assyst
5 2 (0.047%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.047%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.024%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.024%) Line 50
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.024%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.024%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.024%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.024%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.024%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,197 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (8.31%) Azure Active Directory
3 294 (6.92%) OneDrive
4 240 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
5 159 (3.74%) IaaS
6 145 (3.41%) SaaS
7 142 (3.34%) PaaS
8 94 (2.21%) Yammer
9 81 (1.91%) G Suite
10 76 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
11 55 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 44 (1.04%) Mimecast
13 33 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.33%) Serverless
15 13 (0.31%) Azure Functions
15 13 (0.31%) GitHub
16 9 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
16 9 (0.21%) Boomi
17 8 (0.19%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 585 (13.76%) Skype
2 380 (8.94%) DNS
3 300 (7.06%) Firewall
4 289 (6.80%) DHCP
5 248 (5.84%) WAN
6 231 (5.44%) LAN
7 217 (5.11%) VPN
8 174 (4.09%) TCP/IP
9 130 (3.06%) SAN
10 122 (2.87%) VoIP
11 81 (1.91%) Internet
12 71 (1.67%) Intranet
13 70 (1.65%) Unified Communications
14 67 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
15 65 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (1.34%) NetScaler
17 56 (1.32%) Wireless
18 46 (1.08%) VLAN
19 45 (1.06%) NAS
20 43 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 87 (2.05%) Power BI
3 45 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 30 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 19 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (0.40%) MS Access
8 17 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.38%) MySQL
10 15 (0.35%) Big Data
11 12 (0.28%) Blockchain
11 12 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.21%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 71 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 69 (1.62%) JIRA
3 58 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (0.89%) HP UFT
5 27 (0.64%) WinRunner
6 24 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 21 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 14 (0.33%) GitLab
9 14 (0.33%) MSI
9 14 (0.33%) NUnit
9 14 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
10 12 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (0.28%) Selenium
10 12 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.21%) Subversion
12 7 (0.16%) Hudson
13 6 (0.14%) gulp
14 5 (0.12%) NDepend
14 5 (0.12%) SonarQube
General
1 577 (13.58%) Finance
2 120 (2.82%) Banking
3 111 (2.61%) Retail
4 87 (2.05%) Law
5 68 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.34%) Legal
7 56 (1.32%) Marketing
8 46 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.01%) Publishing
10 41 (0.96%) Advertising
11 31 (0.73%) French Language
12 25 (0.59%) Back Office
13 24 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 23 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.45%) Front Office
15 19 (0.45%) Local Government
16 18 (0.42%) German Language
17 16 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.33%) Italian Language
19 11 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 661 (15.55%) Analyst
2 452 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 370 (8.71%) Architect
4 352 (8.28%) Desktop Support
5 351 (8.26%) Consultant
6 307 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 302 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 283 (6.66%) Project Manager
9 232 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 227 (5.34%) IT Support
11 218 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
12 201 (4.73%) Developer
13 195 (4.59%) Service Analyst
14 178 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
15 170 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
16 158 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
17 155 (3.65%) IT Engineer
18 141 (3.32%) Administrator
19 134 (3.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 130 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (3.67%) .NET
2 113 (2.66%) CSS
3 103 (2.42%) jQuery
4 100 (2.35%) HTML
5 85 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 61 (1.44%) Web Services
7 53 (1.25%) REST
8 45 (1.06%) XML
9 37 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 37 (0.87%) React
10 36 (0.85%) HTML5
11 35 (0.82%) AngularJS
12 31 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (0.52%) SAML
14 21 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
14 21 (0.49%) LDAP
15 20 (0.47%) XSLT
16 19 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (0.45%) OAuth
17 18 (0.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 200 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (3.98%) Data Centre
3 93 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
4 91 (2.14%) User Experience
5 83 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 73 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 73 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 70 (1.65%) Blackberry
7 70 (1.65%) Clustering
8 69 (1.62%) PKI
9 56 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 54 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 54 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 48 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 46 (1.08%) PDA
13 44 (1.04%) iPhone
14 42 (0.99%) Smartphone
15 38 (0.89%) iPad
16 31 (0.73%) Public Cloud
17 23 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,360 (55.53%) Windows
2 1,183 (27.84%) Windows 10
3 857 (20.16%) Windows Server
4 669 (15.74%) Windows 7
5 375 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 365 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 174 (4.09%) Apple iOS
8 157 (3.69%) Linux
9 156 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 138 (3.25%) Android
11 135 (3.18%) Windows 8
12 106 (2.49%) Mac OS
13 74 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 49 (1.15%) Windows XP
15 37 (0.87%) Unix
16 29 (0.68%) AIX
17 13 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 962 (22.64%) Migration
2 613 (14.42%) ITIL
3 381 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 300 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 281 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
6 241 (5.67%) Project Management
7 216 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 179 (4.21%) Change Management
9 162 (3.81%) PRINCE2
10 138 (3.25%) Service Management
11 131 (3.08%) CRM
12 111 (2.61%) Service Delivery
13 109 (2.56%) Information Security
14 99 (2.33%) ITSM
15 98 (2.31%) Asset Management
15 98 (2.31%) Workflow
16 96 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
17 92 (2.16%) Identity Management
18 91 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
19 88 (2.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 588 (13.84%) PowerShell
2 311 (7.32%) SQL
3 153 (3.60%) C#
4 126 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 63 (1.48%) VBScript
6 50 (1.18%) C
7 30 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 24 (0.56%) Java
9 22 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 20 (0.47%) Python
11 19 (0.45%) VBA
12 18 (0.42%) VB
13 16 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.21%) Perl
16 7 (0.16%) C++
17 6 (0.14%) PHP
18 5 (0.12%) Ruby
19 4 (0.094%) VB.NET
20 3 (0.071%) ES6
Qualifications
1 347 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 326 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 280 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 214 (5.04%) Degree
5 172 (4.05%) MCSE
6 95 (2.24%) MCSA
7 55 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
8 51 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 51 (1.20%) MCITP
9 45 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 44 (1.04%) DBS Check
10 44 (1.04%) MCP
11 40 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 39 (0.92%) CCNA
13 36 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 36 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (0.75%) ISTQB
15 31 (0.73%) A+ Certification
15 31 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (4.07%) SLA
2 65 (1.53%) GDPR
3 58 (1.36%) QA
4 46 (1.08%) PMO
5 36 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.16%) GxP
9 7 (0.16%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.071%) MiFID
14 2 (0.047%) COBIT
14 2 (0.047%) GMP
14 2 (0.047%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,958 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 369 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 321 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 141 (3.32%) XenApp
5 118 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 108 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 107 (2.52%) XenDesktop
8 87 (2.05%) vSphere
9 77 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 70 (1.65%) BitLocker
11 62 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
12 32 (0.75%) XenServer
13 21 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (0.33%) Docker
15 14 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.28%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.16%) Firmware
19 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 730 (17.18%) SCCM
2 276 (6.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (1.86%) SCOM
4 67 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 58 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 58 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 54 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 53 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 49 (1.15%) WSUS
9 30 (0.71%) HP ALM
10 22 (0.52%) XenMobile
11 19 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.35%) CASB
13 15 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.35%) PingFederate
14 14 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 14 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2,006 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 681 (16.02%) VMware
3 518 (12.19%) Citrix
4 344 (8.09%) Cisco
5 234 (5.51%) Apple
6 179 (4.21%) HP
7 124 (2.92%) ServiceNow
8 116 (2.73%) McAfee
9 85 (2.00%) Google
10 81 (1.91%) Dell
11 76 (1.79%) Ivanti
12 66 (1.55%) NetApp
13 65 (1.53%) SAP
13 65 (1.53%) Sony
14 61 (1.44%) Symantec
15 59 (1.39%) Nintex
16 53 (1.25%) Oracle
17 50 (1.18%) Avaya
18 47 (1.11%) Polycom
19 46 (1.08%) Veritas