Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 50 66
Rank change year-on-year +20 +16 +32
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,229 4,312 3,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.82% 4.33% 3.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.58% 17.12% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,805 2,846 2,267
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -2.10%
10th Percentile £133 £138 £131
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 229 148
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +13.93% -10.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.98 £10.76
90th Percentile £82.50 £30.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -4.03%

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 21,597 25,180 18,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.73% 25.26% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,629 17,380 12,709
UK median daily rate £490 £496 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +4.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 327 234
UK median hourly rate £20.51 £17.50 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -6.98% -0.99%
10th Percentile £13.99 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £78.75 £56.00 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 3,790 £350 -6.67% 1,706
UK excluding London +17 2,563 £350 -6.67% 1,353
London +25 1,581 £350 -6.67% 412
South East +9 692 £350 -11.62% 368
North of England +15 532 £335 - 369
South West +18 401 £325 - 164
Midlands +23 332 £313 -17.76% 208
North West 0 281 £350 +12.00% 206
Scotland +27 268 £350 -6.67% 36
East of England +9 239 £350 +7.69% 187
West Midlands +19 197 £350 -9.68% 113
Yorkshire +22 176 £338 -5.59% 132
East Midlands +32 131 £288 -29.88% 95
Wales +51 86 £475 +35.71% 20
North East +16 75 £188 -44.03% 31
Northern Ireland +5 10 £100 -75.00% 3
Channel Islands -2 10 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 2,597 (61.41%) Windows
2 2,025 (47.88%) Active Directory
3 2,024 (47.86%) Microsoft
4 1,513 (35.78%) Windows 10
5 1,300 (30.74%) Azure
6 938 (22.18%) SharePoint
7 845 (19.98%) SCCM
8 835 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
9 827 (19.56%) Windows Server
10 769 (18.18%) Migration
11 687 (16.24%) Windows 7
12 615 (14.54%) VMware
13 566 (13.38%) ITIL
14 521 (12.32%) PowerShell
15 484 (11.44%) Skype
16 476 (11.26%) Citrix
17 470 (11.11%) Security Cleared
18 467 (11.04%) Finance
19 454 (10.74%) MS Exchange
20 401 (9.48%) DNS
21 390 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
22 383 (9.06%) Skype for Business
23 379 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 364 (8.61%) SC Cleared
25 355 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
26 344 (8.13%) Microsoft Intune
27 324 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
28 319 (7.54%) OneDrive
29 318 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
30 315 (7.45%) 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
1 938 (22.18%) SharePoint
2 454 (10.74%) MS Exchange
3 383 (9.06%) Skype for Business
4 167 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 141 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 56 (1.32%) IIS
7 55 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (0.78%) Confluence
9 28 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
12 23 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.38%) IBM Domino
13 16 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
15 8 (0.19%) CMS
16 7 (0.17%) WordPress
17 5 (0.12%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.095%) Moodle
18 4 (0.095%) Totara
Applications
1 835 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 105 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 46 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.047%) Figma
10 2 (0.047%) InVision
10 2 (0.047%) Marvel
10 2 (0.047%) Sketch
11 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.024%) Maya
11 1 (0.024%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 115 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.28%) assyst
3 12 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.095%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.095%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.071%) Primavera
9 2 (0.047%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.047%) FLEXCUBE
9 2 (0.047%) Magento
9 2 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.047%) Workfront
10 1 (0.024%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 1,300 (30.74%) Azure
2 355 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 319 (7.54%) OneDrive
4 286 (6.76%) AWS
5 181 (4.28%) Power Platform
6 154 (3.64%) SaaS
7 148 (3.50%) PaaS
8 142 (3.36%) IaaS
9 115 (2.72%) PowerApps
10 101 (2.39%) Dynamics 365
11 86 (2.03%) Yammer
12 65 (1.54%) Mimecast
13 54 (1.28%) Microsoft Flow
14 53 (1.25%) G Suite
15 28 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 27 (0.64%) GCP
17 23 (0.54%) Azure Stack
18 22 (0.52%) GitHub
19 21 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
20 18 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 484 (11.44%) Skype
2 401 (9.48%) DNS
3 269 (6.36%) DHCP
4 257 (6.08%) Firewall
5 239 (5.65%) VPN
6 193 (4.56%) LAN
7 189 (4.47%) WAN
8 163 (3.85%) TCP/IP
9 138 (3.26%) SAN
10 133 (3.14%) VoIP
11 102 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
12 94 (2.22%) Internet
13 77 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
14 65 (1.54%) Unified Communications
15 60 (1.42%) NAS
16 57 (1.35%) Wireless
17 49 (1.16%) Network Security
18 45 (1.06%) VLAN
19 44 (1.04%) NetScaler
20 42 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 111 (2.62%) Power BI
3 40 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (0.57%) MySQL
9 23 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
13 10 (0.24%) Big Data
14 9 (0.21%) Data Lake
14 9 (0.21%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
15 8 (0.19%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 93 (2.20%) JIRA
2 35 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 27 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 19 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.35%) StarTeam
6 12 (0.28%) Hudson
6 12 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.24%) MSI
8 8 (0.19%) AdminStudio
9 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.095%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.095%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.095%) Subversion
11 3 (0.071%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.071%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.047%) Balsamiq
12 2 (0.047%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.047%) GCC
12 2 (0.047%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.047%) webpack
General
1 467 (11.04%) Finance
2 274 (6.48%) Public Sector
3 116 (2.74%) Retail
4 101 (2.39%) Banking
5 92 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 73 (1.73%) Law
7 70 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 54 (1.28%) Marketing
9 47 (1.11%) Legal
10 36 (0.85%) Advertising
11 35 (0.83%) Electronics
11 35 (0.83%) Local Government
12 27 (0.64%) Back Office
13 23 (0.54%) Publishing
14 20 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 19 (0.45%) German Language
16 14 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.31%) Front Office
18 10 (0.24%) Investment Banking
19 8 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 633 (14.97%) Analyst
2 577 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 373 (8.82%) Architect
4 352 (8.32%) Desktop Support
5 330 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 305 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 302 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 290 (6.86%) Consultant
9 258 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
10 239 (5.65%) Service Analyst
11 230 (5.44%) IT Support
12 229 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
13 220 (5.20%) Office 365 Engineer
14 212 (5.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 206 (4.87%) Support Analyst
16 202 (4.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 194 (4.59%) Project Manager
18 168 (3.97%) IT Engineer
19 152 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 145 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (2.70%) Web Services
2 80 (1.89%) .NET
3 61 (1.44%) HTML
4 46 (1.09%) CSS
5 37 (0.87%) XML
6 30 (0.71%) ASP.NET
6 30 (0.71%) LDAP
7 29 (0.69%) JSON
8 24 (0.57%) jQuery
9 20 (0.47%) SAML
10 19 (0.45%) React
11 16 (0.38%) REST
12 13 (0.31%) Microsoft Graph
12 13 (0.31%) OAuth
13 11 (0.26%) Velocity
14 10 (0.24%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.24%) AngularJS
14 10 (0.24%) Node.js
15 9 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 153 (3.62%) Data Centre
2 137 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 109 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 96 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 86 (2.03%) Smartphone
7 78 (1.84%) iPhone
8 77 (1.82%) User Experience
9 76 (1.80%) Replication
10 75 (1.77%) Blackberry
11 57 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 54 (1.28%) Clustering
13 52 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 52 (1.23%) PKI
14 46 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 41 (0.97%) iPad
16 39 (0.92%) Driving Licence
17 31 (0.73%) NHS
18 30 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 26 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,597 (61.41%) Windows
2 1,513 (35.78%) Windows 10
3 827 (19.56%) Windows Server
4 687 (16.24%) Windows 7
5 390 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 318 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 202 (4.78%) Android
8 176 (4.16%) Apple iOS
9 161 (3.81%) Linux
10 126 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 90 (2.13%) Windows XP
12 86 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 81 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 66 (1.56%) Mac OS X
15 41 (0.97%) Unix
16 21 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
17 16 (0.38%) AIX
17 16 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.33%) CentOS
19 12 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (18.18%) Migration
2 566 (13.38%) ITIL
3 379 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 300 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
5 270 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 195 (4.61%) Change Management
7 183 (4.33%) Project Management
8 173 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 148 (3.50%) CRM
10 142 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (3.10%) Service Management
12 127 (3.00%) ITSM
13 126 (2.98%) Information Security
13 126 (2.98%) Project Delivery
14 119 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
15 106 (2.51%) DevOps
16 101 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
17 93 (2.20%) Problem Management
18 90 (2.13%) Asset Management
18 90 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 521 (12.32%) PowerShell
2 311 (7.35%) SQL
3 71 (1.68%) C#
4 68 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 32 (0.76%) Java
6 30 (0.71%) Python
7 28 (0.66%) C
7 28 (0.66%) VBScript
8 23 (0.54%) VB
9 18 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 18 (0.43%) Perl
10 14 (0.33%) VBA
11 7 (0.17%) Ruby
12 6 (0.14%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.095%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.095%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.071%) C++
14 3 (0.071%) Go
14 3 (0.071%) PHP
14 3 (0.071%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 470 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 364 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 263 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 168 (3.97%) MCSE
5 139 (3.29%) Degree
6 84 (1.99%) MCSA
7 81 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 60 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 50 (1.18%) MCP
10 45 (1.06%) MCITP
11 42 (0.99%) CCNA
12 40 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 39 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
14 36 (0.85%) CISSP
15 34 (0.80%) CCA
15 34 (0.80%) DBS Check
16 28 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
17 26 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 24 (0.57%) MCTS
19 21 (0.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (4.54%) SLA
2 74 (1.75%) GDPR
3 51 (1.21%) QA
4 44 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (0.87%) PMO
6 19 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.35%) NCSC
9 14 (0.33%) NIST
10 11 (0.26%) HL7
11 10 (0.24%) COBIT
12 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.095%) BS7799
15 3 (0.071%) GxP
15 3 (0.071%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.071%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.047%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2,025 (47.88%) Active Directory
2 324 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 133 (3.14%) XenApp
5 107 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 62 (1.47%) vSphere
8 49 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 31 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 19 (0.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.40%) DFS Replication
15 14 (0.33%) Docker
15 14 (0.33%) Terminal Services
16 12 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.24%) Firmware
18 8 (0.19%) VMware Server
19 7 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 845 (19.98%) SCCM
2 344 (8.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 85 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
4 75 (1.77%) SCOM
5 70 (1.66%) AirWatch
6 52 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
6 52 (1.23%) WSUS
7 40 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 24 (0.57%) Terraform
9 19 (0.45%) Ansible
9 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.38%) Nagios
11 16 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.38%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.35%) Netcool
13 14 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 12 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
15 12 (0.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2,024 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 615 (14.54%) VMware
3 476 (11.26%) Citrix
4 315 (7.45%) Cisco
5 211 (4.99%) Apple
6 126 (2.98%) ServiceNow
7 110 (2.60%) HP
8 95 (2.25%) Google
9 93 (2.20%) Ivanti
10 90 (2.13%) McAfee
11 78 (1.84%) Dell
12 74 (1.75%) Oracle
13 67 (1.58%) Adobe
14 63 (1.49%) SAP
15 61 (1.44%) Symantec
16 51 (1.21%) Meraki
16 51 (1.21%) NetApp
16 51 (1.21%) Sony
17 39 (0.92%) MobileIron
17 39 (0.92%) Polycom