Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 91 171
Rank change year-on-year +29 +80 +131
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,451 2,397 1,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 2.54% 1.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.81% 20.04% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,295 1,561 1,101
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £132 £163 £155
90th Percentile £538 £565 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 94 59
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.80 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 18,349 11,959 7,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.22% 12.65% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,710 8,287 5,483
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £274
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 166 123
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.30 £56.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% -12.80% -2.53%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +28 3,192 £350 -4.11% 960
UK excluding London +31 1,940 £325 -7.14% 707
London +32 1,453 £375 -6.25% 300
South East +21 669 £350 -6.67% 205
North of England +37 328 £300 -14.29% 174
South West +29 269 £303 -2.42% 80
Midlands +35 268 £338 -3.57% 113
East of England +11 191 £325 - 86
West Midlands +17 162 £350 - 54
Scotland -2 152 £375 +17.19% 31
Yorkshire +49 143 £268 -33.13% 74
North West +16 128 £300 -20.00% 92
East Midlands +36 100 £325 -3.70% 59
North East +18 61 £325 +1.56% 8
Wales +41 54 £340 +4.62% 17
Northern Ireland -10 8 - - 1
Channel Islands - 3 £625 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,913 (55.43%) Windows
2 1,542 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 1,479 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 900 (26.08%) Windows 10
5 832 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 819 (23.73%) SharePoint
7 759 (21.99%) Migration
8 644 (18.66%) Windows Server
9 635 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
10 582 (16.86%) Windows 7
11 560 (16.23%) VMware
12 531 (15.39%) MS Exchange
12 531 (15.39%) SCCM
13 503 (14.58%) ITIL
14 445 (12.89%) Citrix
15 442 (12.81%) PowerShell
16 422 (12.23%) Skype
17 395 (11.45%) Skype for Business
18 386 (11.19%) Finance
19 369 (10.69%) Security Cleared
20 321 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 313 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
22 309 (8.95%) SC Cleared
23 293 (8.49%) Cisco
24 292 (8.46%) DNS
25 287 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
26 270 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
27 251 (7.27%) Project Management
28 248 (7.19%) Firewall
29 239 (6.93%) Hyper-V

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
1 819 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 531 (15.39%) MS Exchange
3 395 (11.45%) Skype for Business
4 223 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 76 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 70 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 50 (1.45%) IIS
10 37 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
11 22 (0.64%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.26%) Drupal
16 9 (0.26%) MS Project Server
16 9 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
17 8 (0.23%) Apache
17 8 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 635 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.64%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.087%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.087%) Revit
9 2 (0.058%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.029%) InVision
Business Applications
1 67 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.20%) Infor CRM
5 7 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.058%) Primavera
7 2 (0.058%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.029%) Eikon
8 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.029%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 832 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 195 (5.65%) OneDrive
4 184 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
5 87 (2.52%) PaaS
6 81 (2.35%) IaaS
7 75 (2.17%) SaaS
8 55 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
9 50 (1.45%) Yammer
10 27 (0.78%) G Suite
10 27 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.14%) Serverless
13 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.12%) Slack
13 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.058%) Dropbox
14 2 (0.058%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 422 (12.23%) Skype
2 292 (8.46%) DNS
3 248 (7.19%) Firewall
4 232 (6.72%) DHCP
5 205 (5.94%) WAN
6 204 (5.91%) LAN
7 156 (4.52%) VPN
8 149 (4.32%) TCP/IP
9 109 (3.16%) SAN
10 78 (2.26%) Internet
11 70 (2.03%) Intranet
12 66 (1.91%) VoIP
13 60 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
14 59 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
15 56 (1.62%) VLAN
16 51 (1.48%) Unified Communications
16 51 (1.48%) Wireless
17 38 (1.10%) MPLS
18 32 (0.93%) Network Security
19 29 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.42%) Power BI
3 25 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 20 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.35%) Clusterpoint
10 11 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.32%) Big Data
11 10 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.23%) WhereScape RED
13 7 (0.20%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.20%) EDRMS
13 7 (0.20%) MS Access
14 6 (0.17%) MySQL
14 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (1.13%) Visual Studio
2 38 (1.10%) JIRA
3 31 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (0.41%) NUnit
7 13 (0.38%) MSI
8 10 (0.29%) gulp
9 8 (0.23%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.14%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.12%) Subversion
12 3 (0.087%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.087%) Bower
12 3 (0.087%) Grunt
12 3 (0.087%) Selenium
13 2 (0.058%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.058%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.058%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.058%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (0.058%) Moq
General
1 386 (11.19%) Finance
2 78 (2.26%) Retail
3 68 (1.97%) Banking
4 61 (1.77%) Legal
5 56 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.13%) Marketing
7 37 (1.07%) Advertising
7 37 (1.07%) Law
8 31 (0.90%) Publishing
9 27 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.75%) Local Government
11 24 (0.70%) Back Office
12 15 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.35%) German Language
14 11 (0.32%) French Language
15 10 (0.29%) Electronics
16 8 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.12%) Automotive
19 3 (0.087%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 500 (14.49%) Analyst
2 359 (10.40%) Consultant
3 336 (9.74%) Architect
4 300 (8.69%) Support Engineer
5 250 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 241 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 237 (6.87%) Desktop Support
8 231 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 179 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 175 (5.07%) Office 365 Engineer
11 164 (4.75%) Service Analyst
12 160 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 149 (4.32%) IT Support
14 145 (4.20%) Office 365 Consultant
15 134 (3.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 127 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 126 (3.65%) Developer
17 126 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
18 120 (3.48%) Office 365 Manager
19 113 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.45%) .NET
2 82 (2.38%) HTML
3 71 (2.06%) CSS
4 58 (1.68%) Web Services
5 57 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 43 (1.25%) jQuery
7 38 (1.10%) XML
8 37 (1.07%) LDAP
9 32 (0.93%) AngularJS
10 30 (0.87%) .NET Framework
10 30 (0.87%) React
11 29 (0.84%) HTML5
12 28 (0.81%) REST
13 24 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (0.58%) CSS3
15 19 (0.55%) Node.js
16 14 (0.41%) WAP
17 13 (0.38%) KnockoutJS
18 10 (0.29%) SailPoint
18 10 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 159 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 82 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 64 (1.85%) User Experience
5 61 (1.77%) Blackberry
6 59 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
7 50 (1.45%) Clustering
7 50 (1.45%) Smartphone
8 49 (1.42%) PKI
9 43 (1.25%) iPhone
10 41 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 36 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.01%) Computer Science
13 29 (0.84%) Replication
14 28 (0.81%) BYOD
15 27 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 26 (0.75%) iPad
17 25 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
17 25 (0.72%) Virtual Team
18 20 (0.58%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,913 (55.43%) Windows
2 900 (26.08%) Windows 10
3 644 (18.66%) Windows Server
4 582 (16.86%) Windows 7
5 313 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 234 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 127 (3.68%) Android
8 121 (3.51%) Linux
9 116 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 114 (3.30%) Apple iOS
11 74 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (1.51%) Mac OS
13 50 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 45 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.61%) Unix
16 19 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.38%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone
20 6 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (21.99%) Migration
2 503 (14.58%) ITIL
3 270 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
4 251 (7.27%) Project Management
5 181 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 175 (5.07%) PRINCE2
7 168 (4.87%) Change Management
8 135 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
9 118 (3.42%) CRM
10 106 (3.07%) Service Management
11 105 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 102 (2.96%) Service Delivery
13 90 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (2.20%) Incident Management
15 74 (2.14%) Problem Management
16 71 (2.06%) Workflow
17 68 (1.97%) Information Security
18 66 (1.91%) Identity Management
19 64 (1.85%) ITIL V3
20 59 (1.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 442 (12.81%) PowerShell
2 208 (6.03%) SQL
3 100 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 88 (2.55%) C#
5 60 (1.74%) VBScript
6 29 (0.84%) Java
7 26 (0.75%) TypeScript
8 25 (0.72%) C
9 20 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.38%) VBA
11 11 (0.32%) VB
12 9 (0.26%) PHP
13 6 (0.17%) Python
14 4 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.12%) Ruby
14 4 (0.12%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.087%) R
16 2 (0.058%) C++
16 2 (0.058%) VB6
16 2 (0.058%) XAML
Qualifications
1 369 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 309 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 287 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 197 (5.71%) MCSE
5 96 (2.78%) Degree
6 90 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (2.32%) MCSA
8 65 (1.88%) MCP
9 54 (1.56%) CCNA
10 45 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (1.16%) CISSP
12 37 (1.07%) MCITP
13 36 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (0.99%) CCNP
14 34 (0.99%) DV Cleared
15 32 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 31 (0.90%) DBS Check
17 29 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
18 28 (0.81%) PMP
19 26 (0.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.01%) SLA
2 52 (1.51%) GDPR
3 48 (1.39%) PMO
4 38 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 27 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 26 (0.75%) QA
7 9 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.17%) P3O
10 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.14%) RMADS
11 4 (0.12%) GAAP
11 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.029%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1,479 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 321 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 148 (4.29%) XenApp
5 89 (2.58%) vSphere
6 79 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 61 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 59 (1.71%) BitLocker
9 41 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 29 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
12 27 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.43%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.29%) Docker
16 8 (0.23%) Brightmail
16 8 (0.23%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.23%) XenServer
17 6 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 5 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 531 (15.39%) SCCM
2 161 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 84 (2.43%) SCOM
4 57 (1.65%) AirWatch
5 34 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 32 (0.93%) WSUS
7 30 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 26 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 25 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 23 (0.67%) Backup Exec
12 18 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (0.38%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
17 11 (0.32%) Ansible
17 11 (0.32%) vCenter Server
18 10 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
19 9 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,542 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 560 (16.23%) VMware
3 445 (12.89%) Citrix
4 293 (8.49%) Cisco
5 157 (4.55%) Apple
6 119 (3.45%) HP
7 77 (2.23%) Dell
8 73 (2.12%) Symantec
9 65 (1.88%) NetApp
10 63 (1.83%) Ivanti
11 57 (1.65%) McAfee
12 53 (1.54%) Veeam
13 51 (1.48%) Avaya
14 47 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 39 (1.13%) IBM
15 39 (1.13%) Oracle
15 39 (1.13%) SAP
16 36 (1.04%) Google
17 35 (1.01%) CheckPoint
18 34 (0.99%) Polycom