Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 39 57
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 +20
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,287 4,727 4,150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.31% 5.40% 4.07%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.74% 18.70% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 3,202 2,735
Median daily rate £380 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £156 £138 £145
90th Percentile £555 £575 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 268 260
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +11.23% +12.90%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £82.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +16.67%

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 9,369 25,283 23,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.36% 28.87% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,166 17,238 15,976
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.94%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £305
90th Percentile £681 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 415 339
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +19.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.21 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £73.75 £65.70
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +22.63% -5.41%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 -17 1,055 £380 +1.33% 611
UK excluding London 0 747 £360 +2.86% 525
London -35 428 £400 - 114
Work from Home -10 234 £400 -6.98% 81
South East -6 149 £413 +11.31% 135
North of England -6 143 £350 +9.38% 146
Midlands +11 132 £325 -7.14% 104
South West -3 114 £438 +25.00% 71
Scotland +9 107 £400 +33.33% 16
North West +2 94 £325 - 79
West Midlands +6 88 £325 -13.33% 66
East of England -4 52 £325 -13.33% 36
Wales +25 50 £198 -52.00% 14
East Midlands +20 44 £210 +10.53% 37
Yorkshire -15 43 £350 +14.75% 53
North East -2 6 £350 +100.00% 14
Northern Ireland +4 3 £430 +120.51% 3

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 695 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 627 (48.72%) Windows
3 563 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 493 (38.31%) Azure
5 345 (26.81%) Windows 10
6 315 (24.48%) SharePoint
7 310 (24.09%) Migration
8 209 (16.24%) Windows Server
9 203 (15.77%) SCCM
10 183 (14.22%) PowerShell
11 181 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
12 169 (13.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 158 (12.28%) Finance
14 147 (11.42%) VMware
15 144 (11.19%) Microsoft Intune
16 141 (10.96%) Security Cleared
17 138 (10.72%) Skype
18 133 (10.33%) Public Sector
19 131 (10.18%) Citrix
20 128 (9.95%) ITIL
21 124 (9.63%) OneDrive
22 121 (9.40%) SC Cleared
23 120 (9.32%) Power Platform
24 118 (9.17%) Windows 7
25 115 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
26 113 (8.78%) DNS
27 104 (8.08%) MS Exchange
28 102 (7.93%) Skype for Business
28 102 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
29 101 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 315 (24.48%) SharePoint
2 104 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 102 (7.93%) Skype for Business
4 50 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.71%) IBM Domino
7 21 (1.63%) IBM Notes
8 20 (1.55%) IIS
9 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.62%) Confluence
12 8 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.47%) CMS
13 6 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.39%) JBoss
14 5 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 181 (14.06%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.078%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.078%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.93%) Sentinel
3 11 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.078%) assyst
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.078%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.078%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.078%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 493 (38.31%) Azure
2 169 (13.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 124 (9.63%) OneDrive
4 120 (9.32%) Power Platform
5 73 (5.67%) PowerApps
6 58 (4.51%) IaaS
7 51 (3.96%) SaaS
8 49 (3.81%) PaaS
9 46 (3.57%) AWS
10 45 (3.50%) Power Automate
11 33 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
12 32 (2.49%) Yammer
13 13 (1.01%) Logic Apps
14 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.85%) GCP
14 11 (0.85%) Slack
15 10 (0.78%) Mimecast
15 10 (0.78%) ShareGate
16 9 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 5 (0.39%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 138 (10.72%) Skype
2 113 (8.78%) DNS
3 97 (7.54%) Firewall
4 76 (5.91%) DHCP
5 73 (5.67%) WAN
6 67 (5.21%) VPN
7 49 (3.81%) LAN
8 31 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (2.25%) Intranet
9 29 (2.25%) Network Security
9 29 (2.25%) SAN
9 29 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 29 (2.25%) VoIP
10 28 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (1.79%) Wireless
12 21 (1.63%) MPLS
13 19 (1.48%) Internet
14 15 (1.17%) NetScaler
15 14 (1.09%) PBX
15 14 (1.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (4.82%) Power BI
2 61 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
4 11 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (0.70%) MySQL
6 7 (0.54%) Big Data
6 7 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.39%) DB2
8 5 (0.39%) GIS
8 5 (0.39%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.31%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.23%) MS Access
10 3 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.40%) JIRA
3 10 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.78%) MSI
4 7 (0.54%) Hudson
5 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.39%) Selenium
5 5 (0.39%) Subversion
6 4 (0.31%) Gatling
6 4 (0.31%) GitLab
6 4 (0.31%) Gradle
6 4 (0.31%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.23%) Ant
7 3 (0.23%) Maven
7 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.23%) webpack
8 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 158 (12.28%) Finance
2 133 (10.33%) Public Sector
3 46 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.72%) Banking
6 27 (2.10%) Marketing
7 25 (1.94%) Retail
8 24 (1.86%) Legal
9 23 (1.79%) Electronics
10 20 (1.55%) Local Government
11 16 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.93%) German Language
13 10 (0.78%) French Language
14 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.47%) Advertising
15 6 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
15 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 138 (10.72%) Analyst
2 113 (8.78%) Support Engineer
3 110 (8.55%) Architect
4 98 (7.61%) Consultant
5 88 (6.84%) Office 365 Engineer
6 86 (6.68%) Desktop Support
7 70 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 64 (4.97%) Developer
9 59 (4.58%) Administrator
10 57 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
11 56 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 56 (4.35%) Project Manager
12 50 (3.89%) Windows Engineer
13 46 (3.57%) Support Analyst
14 44 (3.42%) Azure Engineer
15 39 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 39 (3.03%) IT Support
15 39 (3.03%) Office 365 Consultant
16 38 (2.95%) Service Analyst
17 37 (2.87%) Office 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.03%) .NET
2 23 (1.79%) CSS
3 20 (1.55%) HTML
4 17 (1.32%) Web Services
5 14 (1.09%) REST
6 11 (0.85%) LDAP
7 10 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.70%) JSON
8 9 (0.70%) XML
9 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Graph
9 8 (0.62%) Middleware
10 7 (0.54%) Node.js
10 7 (0.54%) RESTful
11 6 (0.47%) Entity Framework
11 6 (0.47%) React
11 6 (0.47%) Velocity
11 6 (0.47%) XMPP
12 5 (0.39%) .NET Core
12 5 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.89%) NHS
3 49 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 38 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 29 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.25%) User Experience
7 28 (2.18%) PKI
7 28 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.24%) Smartphone
10 14 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.09%) Replication
11 13 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 12 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.70%) Social Media
15 8 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 627 (48.72%) Windows
2 345 (26.81%) Windows 10
3 209 (16.24%) Windows Server
4 118 (9.17%) Windows 7
5 93 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (5.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 70 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (3.34%) Linux
9 34 (2.64%) Apple iOS
10 30 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 30 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 27 (2.10%) Android
12 22 (1.71%) Unix
13 18 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (1.32%) Windows XP
15 16 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.62%) Solaris
18 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (24.09%) Migration
2 128 (9.95%) ITIL
3 115 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
6 93 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 71 (5.52%) Project Management
8 59 (4.58%) DevOps
9 55 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
10 54 (4.20%) Change Management
11 53 (4.12%) Project Delivery
11 53 (4.12%) Service Management
12 51 (3.96%) Service Delivery
13 49 (3.81%) Information Security
14 38 (2.95%) PRINCE2
15 37 (2.87%) Mobile Device Management
16 36 (2.80%) Scrum
17 35 (2.72%) Mentoring
18 34 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
18 34 (2.64%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (14.22%) PowerShell
2 91 (7.07%) SQL
3 35 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 31 (2.41%) C#
5 17 (1.32%) Python
6 14 (1.09%) Bash Shell
7 12 (0.93%) C
7 12 (0.93%) Java
8 8 (0.62%) Scala
8 8 (0.62%) VBScript
9 7 (0.54%) VB
9 7 (0.54%) VBA
10 5 (0.39%) Groovy
11 4 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.23%) DataFlex
12 3 (0.23%) ES6
12 3 (0.23%) Perl
12 3 (0.23%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.16%) C++
13 2 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 141 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 121 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 78 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (2.72%) CISSP
5 34 (2.64%) Degree
5 34 (2.64%) MCSE
6 24 (1.86%) MCSA
7 17 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.17%) MCP
10 14 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.78%) CISM
11 10 (0.78%) GIAC
12 9 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.54%) CISA
14 7 (0.54%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.47%) CCA
16 5 (0.39%) CCNP
16 5 (0.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.11%) SLA
2 14 (1.09%) GDPR
2 14 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.85%) NIST
3 11 (0.85%) QA
4 9 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.70%) PMO
5 8 (0.62%) COBIT
5 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.47%) NCSC
7 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.16%) AICPA
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.078%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.078%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 563 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 101 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.33%) XenApp
5 29 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 23 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.32%) vSphere
9 12 (0.93%) BitLocker
9 12 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.85%) Docker
11 8 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.47%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.16%) UAG
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.078%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 203 (15.77%) SCCM
2 144 (11.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (1.94%) SCOM
4 19 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (1.17%) AirWatch
6 10 (0.78%) Terraform
7 9 (0.70%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.62%) WSUS
9 6 (0.47%) Ansible
9 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.39%) vMotion
11 4 (0.31%) CASB
11 4 (0.31%) Nessus
11 4 (0.31%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.31%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.31%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.31%) WMI
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 695 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 147 (11.42%) VMware
3 131 (10.18%) Citrix
4 86 (6.68%) Cisco
5 38 (2.95%) HP
6 33 (2.56%) SAP
7 30 (2.33%) Apple
8 27 (2.10%) Google
9 24 (1.86%) IBM
10 22 (1.71%) Meraki
10 22 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.63%) CheckPoint
11 21 (1.63%) Oracle
12 20 (1.55%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.24%) Nintex
14 15 (1.17%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.09%) Ivanti
16 13 (1.01%) Dell
17 12 (0.93%) NetApp
18 11 (0.85%) SolarWinds