Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 55 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20 +25
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,733 4,222 3,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.54% 4.13% 3.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.19% 17.98% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,132 2,742 2,083
UK median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £138 £143 £138
90th Percentile £575 £562 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 262 135
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.00 £10.97
90th Percentile £82.50 £52.88 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +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 24,664 23,481 15,673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.88% 22.97% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,901 16,189 10,796
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £269
90th Percentile £656 £644 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 337 228
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £78.25 £61.18 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +24.34% -4.11% +5.61%

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 14 October 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 +23 4,297 £370 +2.07% 1,738
UK excluding London +21 2,748 £350 - 1,366
London +26 1,872 £400 +6.67% 484
South East +14 824 £365 -2.67% 373
North of England +32 554 £315 -3.08% 356
South West +14 409 £325 -7.14% 161
Midlands +15 375 £350 -3.45% 240
West Midlands +15 280 £370 -1.33% 128
North West +3 280 £325 +5.69% 223
East of England +20 246 £370 +13.85% 125
Scotland +15 242 £300 -14.29% 64
Yorkshire +74 219 £300 -14.29% 106
East Midlands +15 94 £190 -36.67% 112
Wales +67 81 £450 +18.81% 37
North East +44 55 £175 -54.84% 27
Northern Ireland +5 12 £100 -75.00% 11
Channel Islands +1 12 £400 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 2,780 (58.74%) Windows
2 2,250 (47.54%) Microsoft
3 2,221 (46.93%) Active Directory
4 1,615 (34.12%) Windows 10
5 1,430 (30.21%) Azure
6 1,039 (21.95%) SharePoint
7 952 (20.11%) Migration
8 882 (18.64%) SCCM
9 870 (18.38%) Windows Server
10 859 (18.15%) Microsoft Office
11 748 (15.80%) Windows 7
12 730 (15.42%) VMware
13 693 (14.64%) ITIL
14 675 (14.26%) PowerShell
15 614 (12.97%) Skype
16 607 (12.82%) Finance
17 535 (11.30%) Citrix
18 491 (10.37%) Skype for Business
19 482 (10.18%) MS Exchange
20 437 (9.23%) Microsoft Intune
21 434 (9.17%) DNS
22 428 (9.04%) Security Cleared
23 426 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 422 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
25 412 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
25 412 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
26 382 (8.07%) SQL
27 370 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
28 366 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
29 360 (7.61%) Firewall

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 1,039 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 491 (10.37%) Skype for Business
3 482 (10.18%) MS Exchange
4 182 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 128 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (1.29%) IIS
7 50 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 49 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 45 (0.95%) Confluence
10 42 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 34 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 32 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 18 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (0.34%) IBM Domino
15 14 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
16 12 (0.25%) CMS
17 11 (0.23%) Apache
18 5 (0.11%) Moodle
19 4 (0.085%) OpenStack
Applications
1 859 (18.15%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 96 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 53 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.085%) Sketch
12 3 (0.063%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.063%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.021%) Figma
13 1 (0.021%) InVision
13 1 (0.021%) Marvel
13 1 (0.021%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 120 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.15%) assyst
5 7 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.063%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.063%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.042%) Primavera
10 1 (0.021%) Global One
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.021%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.021%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.021%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.021%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,430 (30.21%) Azure
2 422 (8.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 353 (7.46%) OneDrive
4 315 (6.66%) AWS
5 225 (4.75%) Power Platform
6 185 (3.91%) IaaS
7 179 (3.78%) PaaS
8 163 (3.44%) SaaS
9 122 (2.58%) PowerApps
10 121 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
11 87 (1.84%) Yammer
12 61 (1.29%) G Suite
13 53 (1.12%) Microsoft Flow
14 44 (0.93%) Mimecast
15 29 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 25 (0.53%) Azure Stack
16 25 (0.53%) GCP
17 24 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
18 23 (0.49%) ShareGate
19 15 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 614 (12.97%) Skype
2 434 (9.17%) DNS
3 360 (7.61%) Firewall
4 285 (6.02%) DHCP
5 259 (5.47%) VPN
6 227 (4.80%) WAN
7 218 (4.61%) TCP/IP
8 215 (4.54%) LAN
9 150 (3.17%) VoIP
10 125 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
11 124 (2.62%) SAN
12 114 (2.41%) Internet
13 80 (1.69%) Wireless
14 73 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
14 73 (1.54%) Unified Communications
15 67 (1.42%) NetScaler
16 64 (1.35%) VLAN
17 58 (1.23%) Intranet
18 55 (1.16%) NAS
19 43 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 143 (3.02%) Power BI
3 50 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 30 (0.63%) MySQL
8 28 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 28 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (0.46%) Big Data
11 16 (0.34%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.30%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.27%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.23%) MS Access
14 11 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
17 8 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (2.03%) JIRA
2 57 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 41 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.49%) MSI
6 14 (0.30%) Hudson
7 12 (0.25%) StarTeam
8 10 (0.21%) Subversion
9 9 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.13%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.11%) Balsamiq
11 5 (0.11%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.11%) WiX
12 4 (0.085%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.085%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.085%) ClearQuest
13 3 (0.063%) ERwin
13 3 (0.063%) GitLab
General
1 607 (12.82%) Finance
2 250 (5.28%) Public Sector
3 151 (3.19%) Banking
4 125 (2.64%) Retail
5 114 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 90 (1.90%) Law
7 68 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 58 (1.23%) Marketing
9 56 (1.18%) Legal
10 47 (0.99%) Advertising
11 41 (0.87%) Local Government
12 36 (0.76%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.72%) Electronics
14 29 (0.61%) Publishing
15 24 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.49%) Back Office
16 23 (0.49%) German Language
17 14 (0.30%) Front Office
18 13 (0.27%) Billing
19 11 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 772 (16.31%) Analyst
2 541 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 442 (9.34%) Architect
4 359 (7.59%) Desktop Support
5 357 (7.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 347 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 312 (6.59%) Consultant
8 286 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 279 (5.89%) Desktop Engineer
10 264 (5.58%) Service Analyst
11 247 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
12 245 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
13 244 (5.16%) Project Manager
14 239 (5.05%) Office 365 Engineer
15 236 (4.99%) IT Support
16 193 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 192 (4.06%) Developer
18 178 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 166 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 162 (3.42%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (3.27%) Web Services
2 129 (2.73%) .NET
3 80 (1.69%) HTML
4 77 (1.63%) CSS
5 56 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 50 (1.06%) jQuery
7 49 (1.04%) XML
8 45 (0.95%) JSON
9 41 (0.87%) REST
10 23 (0.49%) React
11 22 (0.46%) .NET Framework
11 22 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (0.42%) Software Packaging
13 18 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 18 (0.38%) LDAP
14 17 (0.36%) Ajax
15 16 (0.34%) SAML
16 13 (0.27%) Middleware
16 13 (0.27%) WCF
17 12 (0.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 191 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 141 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 123 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 107 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
6 93 (1.96%) User Experience
7 89 (1.88%) Smartphone
8 80 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 79 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 66 (1.39%) iPhone
11 65 (1.37%) Clustering
12 62 (1.31%) Replication
13 53 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 48 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 46 (0.97%) PKI
16 42 (0.89%) Driving Licence
17 39 (0.82%) Mobile App
18 38 (0.80%) Fat Client
18 38 (0.80%) Thin Client
19 34 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2,780 (58.74%) Windows
2 1,615 (34.12%) Windows 10
3 870 (18.38%) Windows Server
4 748 (15.80%) Windows 7
5 412 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 370 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 217 (4.58%) Android
8 194 (4.10%) Apple iOS
9 178 (3.76%) Linux
10 145 (3.06%) Windows 8
11 109 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 98 (2.07%) Mac OS
13 92 (1.94%) Windows XP
14 56 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 39 (0.82%) Unix
16 32 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
17 23 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (0.36%) AIX
19 15 (0.32%) Ubuntu
20 13 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (20.11%) Migration
2 693 (14.64%) ITIL
3 426 (9.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 366 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
5 298 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
6 249 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 235 (4.97%) Project Management
8 220 (4.65%) Change Management
9 191 (4.04%) Information Security
10 180 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
11 167 (3.53%) Project Delivery
12 158 (3.34%) CRM
13 145 (3.06%) Mobile Device Management
13 145 (3.06%) Service Management
14 132 (2.79%) DevOps
15 122 (2.58%) Problem Management
16 114 (2.41%) Service Delivery
17 111 (2.35%) ITSM
18 107 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
19 102 (2.16%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 675 (14.26%) PowerShell
2 382 (8.07%) SQL
3 106 (2.24%) C#
4 96 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 56 (1.18%) Python
6 53 (1.12%) Java
7 43 (0.91%) VBScript
8 40 (0.85%) C
8 40 (0.85%) VB
9 26 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 24 (0.51%) Perl
11 20 (0.42%) VBA
12 11 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.19%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 7 (0.15%) Ruby
15 7 (0.15%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.15%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.085%) C++
17 3 (0.063%) Scala
Qualifications
1 428 (9.04%) Security Cleared
2 337 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 269 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 175 (3.70%) Degree
5 156 (3.30%) MCSE
6 110 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 92 (1.94%) MCSA
8 71 (1.50%) MCP
9 68 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 55 (1.16%) CCNA
11 52 (1.10%) CISSP
12 46 (0.97%) MCITP
13 39 (0.82%) DV Cleared
14 33 (0.70%) DBS Check
15 30 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
16 27 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
17 26 (0.55%) CCA
18 24 (0.51%) PMI Certification
19 23 (0.49%) PMP
20 22 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (4.25%) SLA
2 56 (1.18%) QA
3 55 (1.16%) GDPR
4 51 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (0.87%) PMO
6 23 (0.49%) COBIT
7 21 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.30%) NIST
9 13 (0.27%) NCSC
10 11 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.19%) HL7
12 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.085%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.042%) Government Security Classifications
16 1 (0.021%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.021%) NIST 800
System Software
1 2,221 (46.93%) Active Directory
2 412 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 182 (3.85%) XenApp
5 136 (2.87%) XenDesktop
6 128 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 105 (2.22%) vSphere
8 62 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 61 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 40 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 31 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 25 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 21 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 21 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 20 (0.42%) Docker
16 18 (0.38%) Terminal Services
17 12 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 11 (0.23%) Firmware
19 8 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 882 (18.64%) SCCM
2 437 (9.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 96 (2.03%) SCOM
4 81 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
5 80 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 59 (1.25%) WSUS
7 50 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
8 31 (0.65%) Ansible
8 31 (0.65%) Terraform
9 29 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 25 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 22 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
12 21 (0.44%) NetBackup
12 21 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.38%) FortiGate
14 14 (0.30%) CASB
14 14 (0.30%) Nagios
14 14 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.27%) Kubernetes
16 12 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2,250 (47.54%) Microsoft
2 730 (15.42%) VMware
3 535 (11.30%) Citrix
4 347 (7.33%) Cisco
5 201 (4.25%) Apple
6 129 (2.73%) ServiceNow
7 122 (2.58%) HP
8 106 (2.24%) Google
9 103 (2.18%) Dell
10 87 (1.84%) Ivanti
11 80 (1.69%) Oracle
12 79 (1.67%) McAfee
13 69 (1.46%) SAP
14 68 (1.44%) Meraki
15 67 (1.42%) Adobe
16 65 (1.37%) Symantec
17 61 (1.29%) NetApp
17 61 (1.29%) Sony
18 52 (1.10%) Samsung
19 49 (1.04%) Veeam