Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 63 97
Rank change year-on-year +13 +34 +86
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,498 3,478 2,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.30% 3.37% 2.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.15% 19.86% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,939 2,337 1,585
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -
10th Percentile £140 £133 £163
90th Percentile £569 £534 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 148 111
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.26% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £35.75 £34.72 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.64% +10.00% -

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 24,787 17,514 12,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 16.97% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,146 12,169 8,646
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 227 189
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -17.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £62.65 £58.75 £56.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -26.23%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 +13 4,121 £375 +7.53% 1,000
UK excluding London +8 2,562 £363 +11.54% 736
London +16 1,796 £375 - 303
South East +6 812 £388 +12.32% 185
North of England +21 560 £330 +10.00% 205
North West +40 351 £303 -6.92% 132
Midlands +4 331 £370 +13.85% 123
South West -12 301 £325 +8.33% 99
East of England +27 295 £310 +3.33% 85
West Midlands -1 231 £375 +15.38% 67
Scotland +5 222 £375 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire -5 155 £375 +66.67% 52
East Midlands +16 93 £329 +5.62% 55
North East -14 54 £400 +23.08% 21
Wales -18 39 £315 -1.56% 13
Northern Ireland +31 9 £400 - 5
Channel Islands -1 4 - -

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 2,493 (55.42%) Windows
2 2,048 (45.53%) Microsoft
3 1,976 (43.93%) Active Directory
4 1,276 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1,255 (27.90%) Windows 10
6 1,020 (22.68%) SharePoint
7 980 (21.79%) Migration
8 925 (20.56%) Windows Server
9 870 (19.34%) Microsoft Office
10 770 (17.12%) SCCM
11 706 (15.70%) Windows 7
12 671 (14.92%) VMware
13 669 (14.87%) ITIL
14 658 (14.63%) PowerShell
15 593 (13.18%) Skype
16 591 (13.14%) Finance
17 558 (12.41%) MS Exchange
18 506 (11.25%) Skype for Business
19 496 (11.03%) Citrix
20 413 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 374 (8.31%) Security Cleared
22 373 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
23 360 (8.00%) DNS
24 357 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
25 356 (7.91%) Cisco
26 353 (7.85%) OneDrive
27 352 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
28 348 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
29 335 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
30 328 (7.29%) 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 1,020 (22.68%) SharePoint
2 558 (12.41%) MS Exchange
3 506 (11.25%) Skype for Business
4 236 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 167 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 110 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 67 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 56 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 49 (1.09%) IIS
10 31 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
12 25 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 22 (0.49%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.36%) Confluence
15 15 (0.33%) CMS
16 12 (0.27%) SAP Portal
17 10 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
18 9 (0.20%) IBM Domino
19 8 (0.18%) OpenStack
19 8 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 870 (19.34%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 63 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.22%) InfoPath
6 45 (1.00%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.089%) InVision
11 2 (0.044%) SPSS
12 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.022%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.022%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 1 (0.022%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 96 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.089%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.089%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.067%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.067%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.067%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.067%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.067%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.067%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.067%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.044%) assyst
6 2 (0.044%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.044%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.022%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.022%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.022%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,276 (28.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 357 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 353 (7.85%) OneDrive
4 283 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
5 188 (4.18%) IaaS
6 165 (3.67%) PaaS
7 153 (3.40%) SaaS
8 104 (2.31%) Yammer
9 82 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
10 77 (1.71%) G Suite
11 58 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 46 (1.02%) Mimecast
13 23 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
14 21 (0.47%) Serverless
15 20 (0.44%) Azure Functions
16 13 (0.29%) Boomi
16 13 (0.29%) Lucidchart
17 12 (0.27%) GitHub
18 10 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
19 9 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 593 (13.18%) Skype
2 360 (8.00%) DNS
3 328 (7.29%) Firewall
4 281 (6.25%) WAN
5 265 (5.89%) DHCP
5 265 (5.89%) LAN
6 222 (4.94%) VPN
7 189 (4.20%) TCP/IP
8 147 (3.27%) SAN
9 110 (2.45%) VoIP
10 91 (2.02%) Internet
11 80 (1.78%) Intranet
12 77 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
12 77 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
13 70 (1.56%) Unified Communications
14 61 (1.36%) NetScaler
15 47 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
15 47 (1.04%) Wireless
16 42 (0.93%) Network Security
16 42 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.05%) Power BI
3 41 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 32 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.56%) MySQL
9 24 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (0.40%) Big Data
12 18 (0.40%) MS Access
13 13 (0.29%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (0.22%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.20%) EDRMS
16 9 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (1.53%) JIRA
2 57 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 39 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 22 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 16 (0.36%) MSI
8 13 (0.29%) NUnit
9 12 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
10 10 (0.22%) GitLab
10 10 (0.22%) Hudson
10 10 (0.22%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.22%) WinRunner
11 9 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.16%) Selenium
13 6 (0.13%) AdminStudio
13 6 (0.13%) Subversion
14 5 (0.11%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 591 (13.14%) Finance
2 125 (2.78%) Banking
3 112 (2.49%) Retail
4 95 (2.11%) Law
5 81 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 67 (1.49%) Marketing
7 61 (1.36%) Legal
8 46 (1.02%) Publishing
9 42 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 33 (0.73%) Advertising
11 31 (0.69%) French Language
12 29 (0.64%) Back Office
13 26 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.49%) Local Government
16 21 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.31%) Italian Language
18 13 (0.29%) Front Office
18 13 (0.29%) German Language
19 11 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 685 (15.23%) Analyst
2 475 (10.56%) Support Engineer
3 387 (8.60%) Architect
4 369 (8.20%) Consultant
5 340 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 290 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 287 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 269 (5.98%) Office 365 Engineer
9 263 (5.85%) Desktop Support
10 240 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 238 (5.29%) IT Support
12 219 (4.87%) Service Analyst
13 209 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
14 200 (4.45%) Desktop Engineer
15 197 (4.38%) Developer
16 162 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
17 156 (3.47%) IT Engineer
18 147 (3.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 144 (3.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 142 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (3.25%) .NET
2 97 (2.16%) HTML
3 96 (2.13%) CSS
4 91 (2.02%) jQuery
5 75 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 55 (1.22%) Web Services
7 41 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 39 (0.87%) REST
9 36 (0.80%) React
10 34 (0.76%) HTML5
10 34 (0.76%) XML
11 28 (0.62%) AngularJS
12 27 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (0.58%) SAML
14 25 (0.56%) JSON
15 19 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
16 17 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (0.36%) CSS3
18 15 (0.33%) Middleware
18 15 (0.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 213 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (3.96%) Data Centre
3 112 (2.49%) User Experience
4 97 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 90 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 89 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 75 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 74 (1.65%) PKI
9 57 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 55 (1.22%) Smartphone
11 54 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 54 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 53 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 51 (1.13%) Clustering
14 50 (1.11%) Public Cloud
15 33 (0.73%) Driving Licence
16 29 (0.64%) iPhone
16 29 (0.64%) PDA
17 27 (0.60%) iPad
18 23 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,493 (55.42%) Windows
2 1,255 (27.90%) Windows 10
3 925 (20.56%) Windows Server
4 706 (15.70%) Windows 7
5 373 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 352 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (3.67%) Linux
8 163 (3.62%) Apple iOS
9 146 (3.25%) Windows 8
10 136 (3.02%) Android
11 116 (2.58%) Mac OS
12 106 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 69 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 58 (1.29%) Windows XP
15 37 (0.82%) Unix
16 14 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.24%) AIX
19 6 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (21.79%) Migration
2 669 (14.87%) ITIL
3 413 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 348 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 288 (6.40%) Problem-Solving
6 273 (6.07%) Project Management
7 224 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 176 (3.91%) PRINCE2
9 157 (3.49%) Service Management
10 151 (3.36%) CRM
11 150 (3.33%) Information Security
12 146 (3.25%) Service Delivery
13 145 (3.22%) Change Management
14 122 (2.71%) ITSM
15 114 (2.53%) DevOps
16 110 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
17 109 (2.42%) Identity Management
18 99 (2.20%) Asset Management
18 99 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
19 98 (2.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 658 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 314 (6.98%) SQL
3 129 (2.87%) C#
4 120 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 55 (1.22%) VBScript
6 45 (1.00%) Python
7 37 (0.82%) C
8 31 (0.69%) Java
9 30 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 21 (0.47%) VB
11 20 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 20 (0.44%) VBA
12 18 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.40%) TypeScript
13 14 (0.31%) Perl
14 8 (0.18%) PHP
15 6 (0.13%) C++
15 6 (0.13%) Ruby
16 4 (0.089%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.067%) ES6
Qualifications
1 374 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 323 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 287 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 205 (4.56%) Degree
5 163 (3.62%) MCSE
6 103 (2.29%) MCSA
7 86 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 69 (1.53%) MCP
10 63 (1.40%) DV Cleared
11 62 (1.38%) CCNA
12 50 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 49 (1.09%) DBS Check
14 48 (1.07%) MCITP
15 39 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
15 39 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 36 (0.80%) A+ Certification
17 32 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 29 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
19 28 (0.62%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (4.05%) SLA
2 69 (1.53%) QA
3 68 (1.51%) GDPR
4 51 (1.13%) PMO
5 36 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.24%) MiFID
8 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.20%) GxP
9 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 7 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
11 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.089%) COBIT
13 4 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.067%) FISMA
14 3 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,976 (43.93%) Active Directory
2 335 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 144 (3.20%) XenApp
5 118 (2.62%) XenDesktop
6 105 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 87 (1.93%) vSphere
8 82 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 78 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 56 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
11 50 (1.11%) BitLocker
12 35 (0.78%) XenServer
13 34 (0.76%) Docker
14 20 (0.44%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
16 17 (0.38%) DFS Replication
17 11 (0.24%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
19 8 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 7 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 770 (17.12%) SCCM
2 279 (6.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 78 (1.73%) SCOM
4 69 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
5 62 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 61 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 53 (1.18%) AirWatch
8 43 (0.96%) WSUS
9 40 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
10 23 (0.51%) NetBackup
11 21 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 20 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
13 15 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 14 (0.31%) Puppet
14 14 (0.31%) XenMobile
15 12 (0.27%) Ansible
15 12 (0.27%) CASB
15 12 (0.27%) HP ALM
15 12 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2,048 (45.53%) Microsoft
2 671 (14.92%) VMware
3 496 (11.03%) Citrix
4 356 (7.91%) Cisco
5 228 (5.07%) Apple
6 162 (3.60%) HP
7 123 (2.73%) ServiceNow
8 104 (2.31%) Dell
9 85 (1.89%) Google
10 80 (1.78%) McAfee
11 76 (1.69%) SAP
11 76 (1.69%) Symantec
12 68 (1.51%) Oracle
13 67 (1.49%) Sony
14 59 (1.31%) Ivanti
15 58 (1.29%) Nintex
16 55 (1.22%) NetApp
17 54 (1.20%) Avaya
18 53 (1.18%) Sophos
19 48 (1.07%) Meraki