Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 96 190
Rank change year-on-year +31 +94 +140
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3466 2556 1531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 2.42% 1.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.64% 20.51% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 1651 1012
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £133 £165 £150
90th Percentile £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 113 49
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -4.63% -
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.50 £33.30 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%

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 16790 12460 7372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 11.82% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11640 8571 4975
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 187 112
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -15.29% +18.06%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.76% -24.31% +28.57%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Top 16 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 November 2017. 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 +34 3229 £350 -6.67% 529
UK excluding London +32 2006 £325 -7.14% 382
London +18 1394 £375 -3.23% 171
South East +21 683 £349 -5.74% 101
North of England +84 388 £300 -14.29% 114
Midlands +44 293 £315 -21.25% 64
South West +32 270 £300 -11.76% 46
West Midlands +50 214 £325 -7.14% 38
North West +63 190 £300 -29.41% 71
East of England +12 190 £319 +2.82% 33
Scotland +2 154 £338 +2.27% 16
Yorkshire +55 134 £218 -47.27% 36
East Midlands +5 74 £300 -40.00% 26
North East +47 69 £325 -1.52% 7
Wales +27 32 £300 -11.11% 5
Northern Ireland -49 4 £265 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1920 (55.40%) Windows
2 1514 (43.68%) Microsoft
3 1504 (43.39%) Active Directory
4 848 (24.47%) SharePoint
5 843 (24.32%) Migration
6 828 (23.89%) Windows 10
7 784 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 675 (19.47%) Windows Server
9 641 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
10 588 (16.96%) MS Exchange
11 561 (16.19%) SCCM
12 559 (16.13%) VMware
13 556 (16.04%) Windows 7
14 508 (14.66%) ITIL
15 497 (14.34%) PowerShell
16 430 (12.41%) Skype for Business
16 430 (12.41%) Skype
17 416 (12.00%) Citrix
18 384 (11.08%) Finance
19 351 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 319 (9.20%) Security Cleared
21 304 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 287 (8.28%) DNS
23 284 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
24 277 (7.99%) Cisco
25 272 (7.85%) Project Management
25 272 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
26 270 (7.79%) SC Cleared
27 258 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
28 248 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 848 (24.47%) SharePoint
2 588 (16.96%) MS Exchange
3 430 (12.41%) Skype for Business
4 272 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 186 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 133 (3.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 119 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 91 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 51 (1.47%) IIS
10 40 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
11 32 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 21 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 12 (0.35%) IBM Domino
18 11 (0.32%) Apache
19 9 (0.26%) CMS
20 8 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 641 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.087%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.087%) InVision
10 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.058%) Revit
11 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 63 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.29%) Eikon
4 7 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.058%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.058%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.029%) assyst
8 1 (0.029%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.029%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 784 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 213 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 176 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 172 (4.96%) OneDrive
5 82 (2.37%) PaaS
6 78 (2.25%) SaaS
7 65 (1.88%) IaaS
8 64 (1.85%) Yammer
9 29 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 28 (0.81%) G Suite
11 26 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
16 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 3 (0.087%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.087%) Serverless
16 3 (0.087%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 430 (12.41%) Skype
2 287 (8.28%) DNS
3 244 (7.04%) DHCP
4 222 (6.41%) Firewall
5 175 (5.05%) WAN
6 174 (5.02%) LAN
7 147 (4.24%) VPN
8 130 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 123 (3.55%) SAN
10 82 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
11 81 (2.34%) Intranet
12 78 (2.25%) Internet
13 67 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
14 60 (1.73%) VLAN
15 57 (1.64%) Wireless
16 52 (1.50%) VoIP
17 51 (1.47%) Unified Communications
18 48 (1.38%) LDAP
19 39 (1.13%) IP Telephony
19 39 (1.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (0.72%) Power BI
5 18 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.35%) Big Data
8 12 (0.35%) Clusterpoint
8 12 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.32%) EDRMS
9 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.26%) MySQL
10 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.20%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.14%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.14%) IDOL
12 5 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 29 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (0.78%) JIRA
4 18 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (0.43%) MSI
7 11 (0.32%) Zephyr
8 10 (0.29%) gulp
9 6 (0.17%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.12%) NUnit
10 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (0.087%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.087%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.087%) Bower
11 3 (0.087%) Grunt
11 3 (0.087%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.087%) Selenium
11 3 (0.087%) Subversion
12 2 (0.058%) Moq
General
1 384 (11.08%) Finance
2 94 (2.71%) Banking
3 74 (2.14%) Retail
4 59 (1.70%) Advertising
5 54 (1.56%) Legal
6 53 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.01%) Marketing
8 34 (0.98%) Publishing
9 33 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.81%) Law
11 25 (0.72%) Back Office
12 16 (0.46%) Electronics
13 15 (0.43%) German Language
14 13 (0.38%) Local Government
15 12 (0.35%) French Language
15 12 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.29%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.23%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.20%) Dutch Language
19 6 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 488 (14.08%) Analyst
2 368 (10.62%) Consultant
3 307 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 296 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 293 (8.45%) Architect
6 247 (7.13%) Desktop Support
7 225 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 218 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 178 (5.14%) Support Analyst
10 174 (5.02%) Office 365 Engineer
11 165 (4.76%) Office 365 Manager
12 153 (4.41%) Administrator
13 151 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
14 147 (4.24%) Office 365 Consultant
15 146 (4.21%) Service Analyst
16 139 (4.01%) IT Support
17 137 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
18 131 (3.78%) Developer
19 123 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
20 118 (3.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (3.89%) .NET
2 75 (2.16%) HTML
3 70 (2.02%) CSS
4 56 (1.62%) Web Services
5 51 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 48 (1.38%) jQuery
7 39 (1.13%) XML
8 34 (0.98%) REST
9 24 (0.69%) React
10 23 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 20 (0.58%) Software Packaging
12 19 (0.55%) .NET Framework
12 19 (0.55%) HTML5
13 18 (0.52%) JSON
14 17 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (0.46%) WAP
16 15 (0.43%) Node.js
17 13 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (0.38%) SAML
17 13 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 174 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (3.89%) Data Centre
3 98 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 64 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 60 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
6 52 (1.50%) iPhone
6 52 (1.50%) User Experience
7 49 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.33%) PKI
9 36 (1.04%) Clustering
9 36 (1.04%) Replication
10 32 (0.92%) Driving Licence
10 32 (0.92%) iPad
11 28 (0.81%) Mobile App
11 28 (0.81%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.78%) Social Media
13 26 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 24 (0.69%) CESG
14 24 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
14 24 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1920 (55.40%) Windows
2 828 (23.89%) Windows 10
3 675 (19.47%) Windows Server
4 556 (16.04%) Windows 7
5 351 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (3.72%) Windows 8
8 122 (3.52%) Android
9 112 (3.23%) Linux
10 111 (3.20%) Apple iOS
11 74 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 46 (1.33%) Windows XP
14 34 (0.98%) Mac OS
15 31 (0.89%) Unix
16 18 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
17 15 (0.43%) CentOS
18 13 (0.38%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 9 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (24.32%) Migration
2 508 (14.66%) ITIL
3 272 (7.85%) Project Management
4 258 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (5.16%) PRINCE2
6 167 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (3.72%) Mobile Device Management
8 126 (3.64%) Service Management
9 122 (3.52%) Change Management
10 97 (2.80%) CRM
11 86 (2.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 85 (2.45%) Incident Management
13 78 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
14 72 (2.08%) Service Delivery
15 66 (1.90%) Information Security
16 65 (1.88%) Problem Management
16 65 (1.88%) Workflow
17 64 (1.85%) ITIL V3
18 63 (1.82%) Programme Management
19 61 (1.76%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 497 (14.34%) PowerShell
2 190 (5.48%) SQL
3 108 (3.12%) JavaScript
4 87 (2.51%) C#
5 52 (1.50%) VBScript
6 31 (0.89%) Java
7 24 (0.69%) C
8 16 (0.46%) VB
9 15 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.43%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.23%) PHP
11 5 (0.14%) Python
12 4 (0.12%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.087%) VBA
14 2 (0.058%) C++
14 2 (0.058%) Perl
14 2 (0.058%) Ruby
14 2 (0.058%) VB6
15 1 (0.029%) R
15 1 (0.029%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 319 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 304 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 270 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 212 (6.12%) MCSE
5 108 (3.12%) Degree
6 85 (2.45%) MCSA
7 77 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (1.70%) CCNA
9 56 (1.62%) MCP
10 45 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (1.18%) MCITP
12 38 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 35 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
16 29 (0.84%) MCDST
17 27 (0.78%) PMP
18 26 (0.75%) PMI Certification
19 24 (0.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (2.89%) SLA
2 61 (1.76%) PMO
3 42 (1.21%) GDPR
4 30 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 22 (0.63%) QA
7 20 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.23%) COBIT
8 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.14%) P3O
10 5 (0.14%) RMADS
11 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.029%) GCP
13 1 (0.029%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1504 (43.39%) Active Directory
2 284 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 242 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 123 (3.55%) XenApp
5 117 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 72 (2.08%) vSphere
7 57 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 54 (1.56%) BitLocker
9 39 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.32%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.29%) XenServer
15 8 (0.23%) Brightmail
16 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.20%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.17%) Docker
17 6 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 561 (16.19%) SCCM
2 144 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 92 (2.65%) SCOM
4 60 (1.73%) AirWatch
5 36 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 32 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 31 (0.89%) WSUS
8 29 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 26 (0.75%) Backup Exec
10 25 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
11 23 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 18 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 13 (0.38%) NetBackup
16 12 (0.35%) Ansible
16 12 (0.35%) vCenter Server
17 9 (0.26%) Puppet
18 8 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1514 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 559 (16.13%) VMware
3 416 (12.00%) Citrix
4 277 (7.99%) Cisco
5 128 (3.69%) Apple
5 128 (3.69%) HP
6 82 (2.37%) Symantec
7 79 (2.28%) Dell
8 69 (1.99%) ServiceNow
9 54 (1.56%) McAfee
9 54 (1.56%) SAP
9 54 (1.56%) Veeam
10 51 (1.47%) NetApp
11 40 (1.15%) AppSense
12 37 (1.07%) Altiris
12 37 (1.07%) Oracle
13 35 (1.01%) Google
14 32 (0.92%) IBM
14 32 (0.92%) Lotus
15 31 (0.89%) CheckPoint