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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 101 206
Rank change year-on-year +23 +105  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1356 1229 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.88% 2.28% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.07% 23.18% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 818 396
Median daily rate £361 £390 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +22.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £604 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.70% -12.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £36.50 £24.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6437 5303 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.67% 9.85% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6602 3371
Median daily rate £475 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 92 89
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.94% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 1282 £370 -7.50% 363
UK excluding London +24 766 £350 -7.89% 255
London +21 564 £416 +4.06% 117
South East +7 218 £400 - 77
North of England +62 172 £300 -25.00% 62
East of England +28 123 £435 +45.00% 25
Midlands +26 108 £300 -40.00% 48
South West +3 97 £330 -30.52% 32
Scotland +9 46 £310 -11.42% 7
Wales -15 5 £325 -23.52% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £265 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1330 (50.82%) Windows
2 1134 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 1013 (38.71%) Active Directory
4 718 (27.44%) SharePoint
5 694 (26.52%) Migration
6 664 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 555 (21.21%) Windows 10
8 477 (18.23%) Microsoft Office
9 438 (16.74%) Windows Server
10 422 (16.13%) MS Exchange
11 367 (14.02%) VMware
12 366 (13.99%) Skype for Business
13 357 (13.64%) Security Cleared
14 349 (13.34%) ITIL
15 345 (13.18%) Windows 7
16 321 (12.27%) SCCM
17 320 (12.23%) Finance
18 307 (11.73%) PowerShell
19 304 (11.62%) Skype
20 294 (11.23%) SC Cleared
21 289 (11.04%) Project Management
22 272 (10.39%) Citrix
23 261 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
24 248 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
25 245 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
26 222 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
27 221 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
28 210 (8.02%) SQL Server
29 187 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
30 186 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 718 (27.44%) SharePoint
2 422 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 366 (13.99%) Skype for Business
4 248 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 186 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 157 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 106 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 100 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 51 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
10 49 (1.87%) IIS
11 40 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 33 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 33 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
13 30 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
14 28 (1.07%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.53%) CMS
16 12 (0.46%) IBM Domino
17 10 (0.38%) Apache
18 9 (0.34%) OpenStack
19 7 (0.27%) Magnolia
Applications
1 477 (18.23%) Microsoft Office
2 108 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.076%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.038%) InVision
9 1 (0.038%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 68 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.15%) Unica
6 2 (0.076%) Magento
7 1 (0.038%) assyst
7 1 (0.038%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.038%) Eikon
7 1 (0.038%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.038%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.038%) SAP cProjects
7 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.038%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.038%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.038%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 664 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 170 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 166 (6.34%) OneDrive
4 124 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
5 89 (3.40%) Yammer
6 83 (3.17%) IaaS
7 54 (2.06%) PaaS
8 44 (1.68%) SaaS
9 29 (1.11%) G Suite
10 20 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
12 11 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.31%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.19%) Google Drive
15 4 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 2 (0.076%) AWS OpsWorks
17 2 (0.076%) Boomi
17 2 (0.076%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 304 (11.62%) Skype
2 185 (7.07%) DNS
3 161 (6.15%) WAN
4 149 (5.69%) DHCP
5 144 (5.50%) Firewall
6 133 (5.08%) VPN
7 132 (5.04%) LAN
8 81 (3.10%) Intranet
9 78 (2.98%) SAN
10 59 (2.25%) TCP/IP
11 58 (2.22%) Internet
12 53 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
13 51 (1.95%) VoIP
14 43 (1.64%) Wireless
15 42 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (1.22%) Unified Communications
16 32 (1.22%) VLAN
17 30 (1.15%) NAS
18 22 (0.84%) MPLS
19 21 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 34 (1.30%) Power BI
4 33 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (0.92%) Big Data
6 23 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.61%) EDRMS
10 14 (0.53%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.50%) MySQL
12 11 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.34%) MS Access
14 9 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 22 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 22 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 16 (0.61%) JIRA
3 8 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.31%) MSI
4 7 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.15%) Maven
6 3 (0.11%) Ant
6 3 (0.11%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.076%) GoCD
7 2 (0.076%) Hudson
7 2 (0.076%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.076%) Subversion
8 1 (0.038%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.038%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.038%) FxCop
8 1 (0.038%) RSpec
8 1 (0.038%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.038%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.038%) TeamCity
General
1 320 (12.23%) Finance
2 78 (2.98%) Retail
3 63 (2.41%) Banking
4 47 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.68%) Advertising
6 43 (1.64%) Marketing
7 40 (1.53%) Legal
8 33 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 22 (0.84%) Local Government
10 21 (0.80%) Electronics
11 17 (0.65%) Publishing
12 15 (0.57%) Back Office
13 14 (0.53%) French Language
14 12 (0.46%) Law
15 9 (0.34%) German Language
15 9 (0.34%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.19%) Billing
16 5 (0.19%) Games
16 5 (0.19%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.15%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 397 (15.17%) Architect
2 301 (11.50%) Analyst
3 258 (9.86%) Project Manager
4 253 (9.67%) Consultant
5 219 (8.37%) Support Engineer
6 139 (5.31%) Office 365 Architect
7 137 (5.24%) Desktop Support
8 132 (5.04%) Office 365 Manager
9 130 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 129 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 126 (4.81%) Office 365 Engineer
12 115 (4.39%) Technical Architect
13 113 (4.32%) Developer
14 107 (4.09%) Administrator
15 92 (3.52%) Office 365 Consultant
16 87 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 85 (3.25%) SharePoint Developer
18 83 (3.17%) Support Analyst
19 82 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
20 81 (3.10%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (4.05%) .NET
2 66 (2.52%) HTML
3 58 (2.22%) CSS
4 51 (1.95%) jQuery
5 38 (1.45%) Web Services
6 33 (1.26%) XML
7 28 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.88%) SAML
9 21 (0.80%) JSON
9 21 (0.80%) REST
10 20 (0.76%) COM
11 17 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 14 (0.53%) OAuth
13 12 (0.46%) HTML5
14 11 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (0.38%) WAP
16 8 (0.31%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.31%) React
16 8 (0.31%) Software Packaging
17 7 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 167 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 67 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 64 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 43 (1.64%) PKI
6 37 (1.41%) Clustering
7 30 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 30 (1.15%) User Experience
8 27 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 26 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
9 26 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (0.96%) Replication
11 22 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 22 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 20 (0.76%) iPhone
12 20 (0.76%) PMI
13 17 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 15 (0.57%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1330 (50.82%) Windows
2 555 (21.21%) Windows 10
3 438 (16.74%) Windows Server
4 345 (13.18%) Windows 7
5 261 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 92 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 88 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 81 (3.10%) Android
10 58 (2.22%) Linux
11 53 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 43 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 25 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.84%) Unix
15 14 (0.53%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.50%) CentOS
17 10 (0.38%) Solaris
18 9 (0.34%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.31%) Mac OS
20 6 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (26.52%) Migration
2 349 (13.34%) ITIL
3 289 (11.04%) Project Management
4 245 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (6.27%) PRINCE2
5 164 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (4.62%) Change Management
7 103 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
8 100 (3.82%) TOGAF
9 92 (3.52%) Service Management
10 83 (3.17%) CRM
11 79 (3.02%) Programme Management
12 75 (2.87%) Incident Management
13 65 (2.48%) Business Analysis
14 64 (2.45%) DevOps
15 58 (2.22%) Data Protection
16 57 (2.18%) Mobile Device Management
17 56 (2.14%) Information Security
18 53 (2.03%) Supplier Management
19 52 (1.99%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 307 (11.73%) PowerShell
2 169 (6.46%) SQL
3 84 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 69 (2.64%) C#
5 35 (1.34%) VB
6 29 (1.11%) C
7 18 (0.69%) Java
8 17 (0.65%) VBScript
9 16 (0.61%) VBA
10 12 (0.46%) PHP
11 9 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.31%) Python
13 7 (0.27%) VB6
14 4 (0.15%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.15%) Ruby
14 4 (0.15%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.11%) Perl
16 2 (0.076%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.038%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.038%) X++
Qualifications
1 357 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 294 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 221 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (4.97%) MCSE
5 97 (3.71%) Degree
6 57 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (1.72%) MCITP
8 43 (1.64%) MCSA
9 37 (1.41%) CCNA
9 37 (1.41%) MCP
10 36 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (1.26%) PMI Certification
12 31 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 28 (1.07%) PMP
14 26 (0.99%) DV Cleared
15 25 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
17 22 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 17 (0.65%) DBS Check
19 16 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.02%) SLA
2 64 (2.45%) PMO
3 32 (1.22%) QA
4 27 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 24 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.76%) GDPR
7 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.34%) COBIT
9 7 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.076%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.076%) P3O
12 1 (0.038%) GCP
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.038%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1013 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 187 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 77 (2.94%) XenApp
5 65 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 34 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.15%) BitLocker
8 28 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (1.07%) vSphere
9 26 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.27%) Docker
13 7 (0.27%) UAG
14 6 (0.23%) Samba
14 6 (0.23%) Squid
14 6 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 321 (12.27%) SCCM
2 102 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 99 (3.78%) SCOM
4 28 (1.07%) AirWatch
5 26 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 24 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 21 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 19 (0.73%) Puppet
10 17 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (0.61%) WSUS
12 14 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (0.50%) Ansible
14 12 (0.46%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.38%) Nagios
15 10 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
16 9 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (0.34%) vCenter Server
17 8 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1134 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 367 (14.02%) VMware
3 272 (10.39%) Citrix
4 174 (6.65%) Cisco
5 104 (3.97%) HP
6 81 (3.10%) Apple
7 70 (2.67%) SAP
8 69 (2.64%) Dell
9 56 (2.14%) ServiceNow
10 52 (1.99%) Oracle
11 45 (1.72%) Symantec
12 40 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
13 35 (1.34%) Google
14 31 (1.18%) McAfee
15 29 (1.11%) Remedy
15 29 (1.11%) Splunk
16 28 (1.07%) Lotus
17 26 (0.99%) CheckPoint
17 26 (0.99%) NetApp
18 24 (0.92%) AppSense
Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £220 per day + Ext
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Pro Source IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Robert Walters
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago