Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 30 51
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 +14
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,818 4,242 4,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.47% 5.80% 4.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.51% 19.53% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,998 2,940
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £133 £138
90th Percentile £556 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -10.71% -5.41% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 213 221
Median hourly rate £19.09 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.07% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £11.20 £13.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £59.88 £43.70 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% +6.45%

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 13,457 21,716 24,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.10% 29.71% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,515 15,137 17,536
Median daily rate £495 £493 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +0.51% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £667 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 326 298
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.13 £71.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Office 365.

Daily rate trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Office 365.

Hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Office 365 over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 1,492 £350 - 657
UK excluding London -1 973 £313 -10.71% 535
London -22 632 £400 +11.11% 159
Work from Home -25 412 £400 - 84
North of England -2 217 £300 -9.09% 181
South East -6 211 £375 +7.14% 104
Midlands +4 178 £265 -18.46% 106
North West +6 142 £246 -27.84% 98
Scotland -4 122 £375 +7.14% 32
West Midlands +3 113 £325 -7.14% 54
South West -7 104 £300 -7.69% 47
East of England -5 82 £263 -30.00% 53
Yorkshire -5 68 £331 -1.85% 69
East Midlands +6 65 £184 -40.49% 50
Wales +5 60 £205 -56.84% 12
North East -24 7 £200 +6.67% 14
Northern Ireland -1 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 917 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 907 (49.89%) Windows
3 755 (41.53%) Active Directory
4 649 (35.70%) Azure
5 527 (28.99%) Windows 10
6 446 (24.53%) SharePoint
7 341 (18.76%) Migration
8 298 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
9 283 (15.57%) SCCM
10 260 (14.30%) Windows Server
11 220 (12.10%) PowerShell
12 215 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
13 207 (11.39%) Finance
14 206 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
15 203 (11.17%) ITIL
16 202 (11.11%) Security Cleared
17 201 (11.06%) Public Sector
18 191 (10.51%) VMware
19 176 (9.68%) SC Cleared
20 162 (8.91%) Citrix
21 157 (8.64%) Power Platform
22 156 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 151 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
24 148 (8.14%) Windows 7
25 145 (7.98%) MS Exchange
26 144 (7.92%) DNS
27 141 (7.76%) Cisco
28 140 (7.70%) OneDrive
29 133 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
30 128 (7.04%) Skype

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
1 446 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 145 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 98 (5.39%) Skype for Business
4 44 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (2.26%) IIS
6 38 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.88%) Confluence
9 13 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.55%) CMS
12 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.33%) Mailman
14 6 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.28%) JBoss
15 5 (0.28%) NetWeaver
15 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 298 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
6 12 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
7 10 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
7 10 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.22%) CATIA
10 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.055%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.11%) assyst
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.055%) Magento
7 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.055%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.055%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.055%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.055%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.055%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.055%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.055%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 649 (35.70%) Azure
2 206 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 157 (8.64%) Power Platform
4 140 (7.70%) OneDrive
5 75 (4.13%) PowerApps
6 65 (3.58%) IaaS
7 61 (3.36%) AWS
8 58 (3.19%) PaaS
8 58 (3.19%) SaaS
9 48 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
10 46 (2.53%) Power Automate
11 39 (2.15%) Yammer
12 22 (1.21%) Mimecast
13 19 (1.05%) Logic Apps
14 15 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.77%) ShareGate
16 12 (0.66%) Serverless
17 11 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 9 (0.50%) Azure Functions
19 7 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.92%) DNS
2 128 (7.04%) Skype
3 123 (6.77%) Firewall
4 115 (6.33%) VPN
5 105 (5.78%) WAN
6 90 (4.95%) DHCP
7 69 (3.80%) LAN
8 50 (2.75%) TCP/IP
9 45 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (1.93%) Internet
10 35 (1.93%) Wireless
11 33 (1.82%) Intranet
12 31 (1.71%) Unified Communications
12 31 (1.71%) VoIP
13 30 (1.65%) SAN
14 25 (1.38%) Network Security
14 25 (1.38%) VLAN
15 21 (1.16%) DMZ
15 21 (1.16%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.05%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.91%) Power BI
3 11 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (0.50%) Big Data
4 9 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 9 (0.50%) HBase
4 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.39%) MySQL
6 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.28%) DB2
8 5 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.28%) GIS
8 5 (0.28%) MS Access
8 5 (0.28%) SAP HANA
8 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (1.65%) JIRA
2 28 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.39%) Hudson
5 6 (0.33%) GitLab
5 6 (0.33%) MSI
5 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.28%) Selenium
6 5 (0.28%) Subversion
7 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.22%) Gatling
7 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.22%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.17%) Gradle
8 3 (0.17%) Maven
8 3 (0.17%) NUnit
8 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 207 (11.39%) Finance
2 201 (11.06%) Public Sector
3 68 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 52 (2.86%) Banking
5 50 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 41 (2.26%) Marketing
7 36 (1.98%) Legal
8 35 (1.93%) Electronics
9 32 (1.76%) Retail
10 27 (1.49%) Local Government
11 21 (1.16%) German Language
12 18 (0.99%) French Language
12 18 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.66%) Italian Language
14 12 (0.66%) Law
15 11 (0.61%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.39%) Publishing
17 6 (0.33%) Automotive
17 6 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (13.53%) Analyst
2 163 (8.97%) Architect
3 150 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 138 (7.59%) Consultant
5 121 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 118 (6.49%) Office 365 Engineer
7 101 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 99 (5.45%) Service Analyst
9 85 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 82 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 82 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 76 (4.18%) IT Support
12 74 (4.07%) Project Manager
13 71 (3.91%) Office 365 Manager
14 70 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
15 61 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
15 61 (3.36%) Office 365 Specialist
16 56 (3.08%) Developer
17 55 (3.03%) IT Engineer
18 54 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.42%) CSS
2 42 (2.31%) HTML
3 40 (2.20%) .NET
4 27 (1.49%) Middleware
5 23 (1.27%) Web Services
6 18 (0.99%) REST
7 13 (0.72%) JSON
7 13 (0.72%) LDAP
7 13 (0.72%) XML
8 11 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.61%) RESTful
9 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Graph
10 8 (0.44%) .NET Core
10 8 (0.44%) jQuery
10 8 (0.44%) Software Packaging
10 8 (0.44%) XMPP
11 7 (0.39%) Node.js
12 6 (0.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.33%) React
12 6 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.25%) NHS
3 55 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 54 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
6 42 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.04%) User Experience
8 36 (1.98%) PKI
9 30 (1.65%) Clustering
9 30 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 26 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 22 (1.21%) EMC VNX
14 21 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
15 16 (0.88%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.77%) Replication
17 13 (0.72%) iPhone
18 12 (0.66%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 907 (49.89%) Windows
2 527 (28.99%) Windows 10
3 260 (14.30%) Windows Server
4 148 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 113 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (4.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 74 (4.07%) Linux
8 58 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 42 (2.31%) Android
11 35 (1.93%) Windows XP
12 33 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.82%) Windows 8
13 32 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
14 25 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 22 (1.21%) Unix
16 18 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (18.76%) Migration
2 203 (11.17%) ITIL
3 156 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 151 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
6 121 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
7 89 (4.90%) Project Delivery
8 88 (4.84%) DevOps
9 78 (4.29%) Service Management
10 76 (4.18%) Service Delivery
11 75 (4.13%) Project Management
12 66 (3.63%) Change Management
12 66 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 57 (3.14%) Programme Management
14 55 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
15 51 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
16 48 (2.64%) Incident Management
17 45 (2.48%) Information Security
18 44 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
19 43 (2.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 220 (12.10%) PowerShell
2 95 (5.23%) SQL
3 52 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 39 (2.15%) C#
5 27 (1.49%) Python
6 17 (0.94%) Java
7 13 (0.72%) C
8 11 (0.61%) VBScript
9 10 (0.55%) VB
10 8 (0.44%) Scala
11 7 (0.39%) Perl
12 4 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.22%) Groovy
12 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.17%) DataFlex
14 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.11%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.11%) VB6
14 2 (0.11%) VBA
15 1 (0.055%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 176 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (2.59%) MCSE
5 46 (2.53%) Degree
6 28 (1.54%) MCSA
7 26 (1.43%) CISSP
8 22 (1.21%) DBS Check
9 19 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.05%) MCP
10 16 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.77%) CCNA
11 14 (0.77%) CISM
12 13 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.55%) A+ Certification
13 10 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.44%) APMP
14 8 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.90%) SLA
2 23 (1.27%) QA
3 18 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.94%) PMO
5 12 (0.66%) GDPR
6 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.44%) NIST
6 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.33%) NCSC
8 5 (0.28%) COBIT
9 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) WCAG
11 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.055%) P3O
11 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.055%) TARGET2
System Software
1 755 (41.53%) Active Directory
2 133 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
4 38 (2.09%) vSphere
5 28 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (1.21%) XenApp
7 21 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.99%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 12 (0.66%) Docker
12 9 (0.50%) HDFS
13 5 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.11%) Firmware
16 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 283 (15.57%) SCCM
2 215 (11.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
4 24 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 23 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 22 (1.21%) SCOM
7 20 (1.10%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
9 17 (0.94%) Terraform
10 15 (0.83%) Ansible
10 15 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
11 13 (0.72%) Kubernetes
12 12 (0.66%) WSUS
13 7 (0.39%) QRadar
14 6 (0.33%) PowerCLI
15 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 5 (0.28%) Nessus
15 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 917 (50.44%) Microsoft
2 191 (10.51%) VMware
3 162 (8.91%) Citrix
4 141 (7.76%) Cisco
5 68 (3.74%) Apple
6 58 (3.19%) ServiceNow
7 53 (2.92%) SAP
8 45 (2.48%) HP
9 40 (2.20%) Red Hat
10 39 (2.15%) EMC
11 34 (1.87%) Dell
12 31 (1.71%) Oracle
13 26 (1.43%) Google
14 23 (1.27%) Adobe
14 23 (1.27%) Ivanti
15 22 (1.21%) Avaya
16 19 (1.05%) Symantec
17 18 (0.99%) Nintex
18 16 (0.88%) Palo Alto
18 16 (0.88%) Veeam