Period
to 20 June 2019

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 June 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 61 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 +21 +39
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,310 3,660 2,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.75% 3.67% 2.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.00% 17.32% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,849 2,429 1,640
UK median daily rate £385 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £142 £152
90th Percentile £575 £547 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 213 86
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +15.25% -4.84%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £44.89 £37.68 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.24% +9.48% -3.33%

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 25,353 21,136 12,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.94% 21.17% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,400 14,408 8,803
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 311 177
UK median hourly rate £22.58 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.82% - -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.38 £56.25 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.17 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.40% -2.86% +6.06%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 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
England +16 3,983 £388 +6.82% 499
UK excluding London +15 2,440 £350 - 396
London +13 1,762 £425 +9.68% 133
South East +14 704 £388 +10.71% 111
North of England +54 545 £300 -7.69% 99
Midlands +8 359 £375 +7.14% 85
South West 0 348 £350 +5.66% 36
North West +31 260 £319 +6.25% 49
West Midlands +8 252 £389 +12.68% 56
East of England +24 240 £363 +2.11% 38
Yorkshire +69 210 £318 -9.29% 39
Scotland -5 194 £350 -6.67% 23
East Midlands +5 101 £325 -10.34% 29
North East +48 75 £250 -23.08% 11
Wales +17 40 £350 -5.41% 7
Northern Ireland +11 10 £195 +62.50%
Channel Islands -5 6 £400 +128.57%

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 with a requirement for Office 365.

1 2,384 (55.31%) Windows
2 2,068 (47.98%) Microsoft
3 1,974 (45.80%) Active Directory
4 1,341 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,260 (29.23%) Windows 10
6 960 (22.27%) SharePoint
7 914 (21.21%) Migration
8 850 (19.72%) Windows Server
9 785 (18.21%) Microsoft Office
10 761 (17.66%) SCCM
11 676 (15.68%) VMware
12 656 (15.22%) PowerShell
13 642 (14.90%) Windows 7
14 622 (14.43%) Finance
15 580 (13.46%) Skype
16 564 (13.09%) ITIL
17 507 (11.76%) MS Exchange
18 502 (11.65%) Citrix
19 494 (11.46%) Skype for Business
20 401 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 396 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
22 383 (8.89%) DNS
23 373 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
24 367 (8.52%) Firewall
25 355 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
26 339 (7.87%) SQL
26 339 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
27 338 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
28 327 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
29 326 (7.56%) Cisco

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
1 960 (22.27%) SharePoint
2 507 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 494 (11.46%) Skype for Business
4 179 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 84 (1.95%) IIS
7 79 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 66 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (0.95%) Confluence
10 37 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 30 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 30 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 21 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.42%) Apache
15 17 (0.39%) CMS
16 15 (0.35%) IBM Domino
17 12 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (0.26%) Tomcat
19 8 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 785 (18.21%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.70%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.070%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.070%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.070%) Sketch
10 2 (0.046%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.046%) Revit
10 2 (0.046%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 114 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.093%) Retail-J
7 3 (0.070%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.070%) HFM
7 3 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.070%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.046%) assyst
8 2 (0.046%) Maximo
8 2 (0.046%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.046%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.023%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.023%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.023%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.023%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,341 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 396 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 327 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 246 (5.71%) OneDrive
5 161 (3.74%) IaaS
6 157 (3.64%) Power Platform
7 136 (3.16%) PaaS
8 127 (2.95%) SaaS
9 124 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
10 84 (1.95%) PowerApps
11 72 (1.67%) Yammer
12 43 (1.00%) ShareGate
13 41 (0.95%) G Suite
14 38 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
15 34 (0.79%) Microsoft Flow
16 31 (0.72%) Mimecast
17 26 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
18 23 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 18 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
20 14 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 580 (13.46%) Skype
2 383 (8.89%) DNS
3 367 (8.52%) Firewall
4 261 (6.06%) DHCP
5 218 (5.06%) VPN
6 207 (4.80%) WAN
7 183 (4.25%) LAN
8 162 (3.76%) TCP/IP
9 132 (3.06%) SAN
10 114 (2.65%) VoIP
11 90 (2.09%) Internet
12 88 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
13 86 (2.00%) Unified Communications
14 80 (1.86%) Wireless
15 73 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
16 70 (1.62%) NetScaler
17 58 (1.35%) VLAN
18 52 (1.21%) Intranet
19 44 (1.02%) PBX
20 42 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.00%) Power BI
3 50 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (1.09%) MySQL
5 33 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (0.74%) Big Data
7 30 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.39%) Data Lake
12 15 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.26%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.23%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.21%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (1.93%) JIRA
2 79 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 46 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (0.86%) MSI
5 32 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 25 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 17 (0.39%) WiX
8 13 (0.30%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.26%) Hudson
10 7 (0.16%) Subversion
11 6 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.12%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
12 5 (0.12%) WinDbg
13 3 (0.070%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.070%) ERwin
13 3 (0.070%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.070%) TeamCity
General
1 622 (14.43%) Finance
2 181 (4.20%) Banking
3 105 (2.44%) Retail
4 96 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 94 (2.18%) Law
6 69 (1.60%) Legal
7 47 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 42 (0.97%) Advertising
8 42 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 37 (0.86%) Marketing
10 32 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 30 (0.70%) German Language
12 25 (0.58%) Local Government
13 22 (0.51%) French Language
14 21 (0.49%) Back Office
14 21 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.44%) Electronics
15 19 (0.44%) Publishing
16 12 (0.28%) Billing
17 11 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 647 (15.01%) Analyst
2 455 (10.56%) Architect
3 423 (9.81%) Support Engineer
4 327 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 295 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 289 (6.71%) Desktop Support
7 279 (6.47%) Project Manager
8 277 (6.43%) Consultant
9 261 (6.06%) Support Analyst
10 255 (5.92%) Office 365 Engineer
11 247 (5.73%) Developer
12 209 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
13 197 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
14 196 (4.55%) IT Support
15 181 (4.20%) Service Analyst
16 167 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
17 153 (3.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 150 (3.48%) Office 365 Manager
19 137 (3.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 130 (3.02%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (4.22%) .NET
2 112 (2.60%) Web Services
3 105 (2.44%) CSS
4 103 (2.39%) HTML
5 85 (1.97%) jQuery
6 76 (1.76%) ASP.NET
7 66 (1.53%) REST
8 55 (1.28%) XML
9 50 (1.16%) JSON
10 35 (0.81%) LDAP
11 31 (0.72%) Software Packaging
12 29 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (0.63%) .NET Framework
14 24 (0.56%) SOAP
15 22 (0.51%) Ajax
16 19 (0.44%) Node.js
17 17 (0.39%) WCF
18 16 (0.37%) AngularJS
19 15 (0.35%) HTML5
20 14 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 186 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 109 (2.53%) User Experience
4 105 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 99 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 82 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 70 (1.62%) Blackberry
8 68 (1.58%) Clustering
9 63 (1.46%) Smartphone
10 61 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 60 (1.39%) PKI
11 60 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 55 (1.28%) iPhone
13 53 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
14 46 (1.07%) Fat Client
14 46 (1.07%) Thin Client
15 41 (0.95%) Driving Licence
16 37 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 37 (0.86%) iPad
17 34 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,384 (55.31%) Windows
2 1,260 (29.23%) Windows 10
3 850 (19.72%) Windows Server
4 642 (14.90%) Windows 7
5 338 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 312 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 184 (4.27%) Linux
8 175 (4.06%) Android
9 173 (4.01%) Apple iOS
10 106 (2.46%) Windows 8
11 78 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 77 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 47 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 35 (0.81%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.58%) Unix
16 22 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 18 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.23%) Debian
20 8 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (21.21%) Migration
2 564 (13.09%) ITIL
3 401 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 373 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
5 287 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
6 215 (4.99%) Project Management
7 212 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 177 (4.11%) Change Management
9 151 (3.50%) Service Management
10 150 (3.48%) CRM
11 147 (3.41%) Information Security
12 140 (3.25%) DevOps
13 130 (3.02%) Mobile Device Management
14 123 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
15 116 (2.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 112 (2.60%) PRINCE2
16 112 (2.60%) Problem Management
17 106 (2.46%) Service Delivery
18 102 (2.37%) Workflow
19 94 (2.18%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 656 (15.22%) PowerShell
2 339 (7.87%) SQL
3 133 (3.09%) C#
4 127 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 63 (1.46%) Python
6 53 (1.23%) VB
7 49 (1.14%) Java
8 35 (0.81%) C
9 32 (0.74%) VBScript
10 30 (0.70%) Perl
11 20 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.19%) VBA
14 6 (0.14%) Ruby
15 5 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.12%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.093%) PHP
17 3 (0.070%) C++
18 2 (0.046%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 300 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 231 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 218 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 133 (3.09%) Degree
5 123 (2.85%) MCSE
6 86 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 79 (1.83%) MCSA
8 56 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (1.25%) MCP
10 41 (0.95%) CCNA
10 41 (0.95%) DV Cleared
11 40 (0.93%) CISSP
12 37 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (0.84%) DBS Check
14 29 (0.67%) MCITP
15 26 (0.60%) CCNP
16 25 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (0.51%) PMP
18 21 (0.49%) PMI Certification
18 21 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (2.99%) SLA
2 59 (1.37%) QA
3 53 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 51 (1.18%) GDPR
5 38 (0.88%) PMO
6 24 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.35%) COBIT
8 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.21%) NIST
10 8 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.16%) MiFID
12 6 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.093%) NCSC
15 3 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.070%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
16 2 (0.046%) GMP
16 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
16 2 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,974 (45.80%) Active Directory
2 355 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 299 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 152 (3.53%) XenApp
5 125 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 95 (2.20%) vSphere
8 77 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 54 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 44 (1.02%) BitLocker
12 35 (0.81%) Docker
13 31 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 28 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 19 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
16 18 (0.42%) VMware NSX
17 17 (0.39%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.28%) Firmware
18 12 (0.28%) Shibboleth
19 9 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 761 (17.66%) SCCM
2 339 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 97 (2.25%) SCOM
4 79 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
5 77 (1.79%) AirWatch
6 47 (1.09%) WSUS
7 46 (1.07%) Ansible
8 35 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
9 32 (0.74%) vCenter Server
10 29 (0.67%) NetBackup
11 28 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
11 28 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 27 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (0.51%) Terraform
14 20 (0.46%) Kubernetes
15 18 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (0.42%) Puppet
16 17 (0.39%) FortiGate
16 17 (0.39%) SCOrch
16 17 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,068 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 676 (15.68%) VMware
3 502 (11.65%) Citrix
4 326 (7.56%) Cisco
5 126 (2.92%) HP
6 109 (2.53%) Apple
7 106 (2.46%) Dell
8 98 (2.27%) ServiceNow
9 96 (2.23%) Symantec
10 84 (1.95%) Google
11 76 (1.76%) Oracle
12 65 (1.51%) NetApp
13 54 (1.25%) SAP
14 52 (1.21%) Meraki
15 44 (1.02%) Veeam
16 43 (1.00%) Samsung
17 42 (0.97%) CheckPoint
18 41 (0.95%) Ivanti
19 39 (0.90%) McAfee
20 38 (0.88%) Lotus