Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 46 63
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17 +20
Contract jobs citing Office 365 2,121 4,527 3,871
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.14% 4.85% 3.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.81% 17.22% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 3,048 2,614
Median daily rate £375 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.16% -2.67%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £145
90th Percentile £556 £575 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +0.35% +1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 222 218
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% +15.25%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +6.06% +13.79%

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 12,616 26,293 22,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.55% 28.16% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,351 18,072 15,170
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 357 318
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.38% +18.42% -
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.75 £11.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £62.25 £56.63
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +27.63% +0.63%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +4 1,844 £375 -5.18% 428
UK excluding London +10 1,368 £356 +0.35% 352
London -10 661 £400 -5.88% 96
South East +10 370 £350 -9.68% 98
North of England +11 279 £350 +12.00% 98
South West +14 222 £438 +25.00% 55
Work from Home +19 195 £425 -3.41% 57
Midlands +10 176 £375 - 56
North West +10 149 £350 +7.69% 52
Scotland +14 146 £388 +10.71% 5
East of England +9 122 £320 -11.72% 28
Yorkshire +19 107 £350 +7.69% 37
West Midlands +4 104 £375 -4.58% 37
East Midlands +23 70 £330 +1.54% 19
Wales +39 54 £438 +25.00% 15
North East -2 23 £350 +41.41% 9
Northern Ireland +10 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 1,191 (56.15%) Windows
2 1,067 (50.31%) Microsoft
3 984 (46.39%) Active Directory
4 726 (34.23%) Azure
5 690 (32.53%) Windows 10
6 472 (22.25%) SharePoint
7 470 (22.16%) Migration
8 421 (19.85%) Windows Server
9 363 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
10 358 (16.88%) SCCM
11 328 (15.46%) VMware
12 288 (13.58%) PowerShell
13 281 (13.25%) Windows 7
14 273 (12.87%) ITIL
15 253 (11.93%) Microsoft Intune
16 251 (11.83%) Citrix
17 223 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
18 219 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
19 214 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
20 211 (9.95%) Skype
21 210 (9.90%) MS Exchange
22 203 (9.57%) OneDrive
23 198 (9.34%) DNS
23 198 (9.34%) Finance
24 193 (9.10%) VMware Infrastructure
25 189 (8.91%) Security Cleared
26 178 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 178 (8.39%) Public Sector
27 175 (8.25%) Windows Server 2016
28 162 (7.64%) Skype for Business

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
1 472 (22.25%) SharePoint
2 210 (9.90%) MS Exchange
3 162 (7.64%) Skype for Business
4 71 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (2.03%) IIS
7 26 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 25 (1.18%) IBM Domino
9 18 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.52%) Confluence
11 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.28%) Apache
13 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.24%) CMS
14 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 363 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.14%) LibreOffice
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 49 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.57%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.28%) assyst
4 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.047%) Line 500
7 1 (0.047%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.047%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.047%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 726 (34.23%) Azure
2 219 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 203 (9.57%) OneDrive
4 118 (5.56%) Power Platform
5 86 (4.05%) PowerApps
6 84 (3.96%) AWS
7 67 (3.16%) SaaS
8 66 (3.11%) IaaS
8 66 (3.11%) PaaS
9 62 (2.92%) Yammer
10 47 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
11 43 (2.03%) Power Automate
12 30 (1.41%) G Suite
13 28 (1.32%) Mimecast
14 14 (0.66%) GCP
15 10 (0.47%) Logic Apps
15 10 (0.47%) ShareGate
16 6 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 6 (0.28%) Dropbox
16 6 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 211 (9.95%) Skype
2 198 (9.34%) DNS
3 151 (7.12%) Firewall
4 127 (5.99%) DHCP
5 102 (4.81%) VPN
6 91 (4.29%) WAN
7 82 (3.87%) VoIP
8 76 (3.58%) LAN
9 68 (3.21%) SAN
10 62 (2.92%) TCP/IP
11 47 (2.22%) NetScaler
12 42 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
12 42 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (1.89%) Internet
14 37 (1.74%) Wireless
15 33 (1.56%) Intranet
16 32 (1.51%) Network Security
17 31 (1.46%) PBX
17 31 (1.46%) Unified Communications
18 23 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.31%) Power BI
3 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.33%) MySQL
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (0.24%) MS Access
10 4 (0.19%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (1.18%) JIRA
2 15 (0.71%) MSI
3 14 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.38%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.19%) Hudson
7 4 (0.19%) webpack
8 2 (0.094%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.094%) NUnit
8 2 (0.094%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.094%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.094%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.047%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.047%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.047%) Subversion
9 1 (0.047%) Zephyr
General
1 198 (9.34%) Finance
2 178 (8.39%) Public Sector
3 52 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 43 (2.03%) Retail
6 41 (1.93%) Banking
7 33 (1.56%) Marketing
8 27 (1.27%) Electronics
9 22 (1.04%) Legal
10 21 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.75%) Local Government
12 15 (0.71%) Law
13 14 (0.66%) German Language
14 11 (0.52%) Advertising
15 9 (0.42%) French Language
16 8 (0.38%) Publishing
17 7 (0.33%) Automotive
17 7 (0.33%) Police
18 6 (0.28%) Housing Association
18 6 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 273 (12.87%) Analyst
2 247 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 173 (8.16%) Architect
4 165 (7.78%) Office 365 Engineer
5 158 (7.45%) Desktop Support
6 151 (7.12%) Consultant
7 149 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 144 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 116 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
9 116 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
10 103 (4.86%) IT Support
11 95 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 90 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 88 (4.15%) Administrator
14 82 (3.87%) Support Analyst
15 79 (3.72%) Project Manager
16 72 (3.39%) IT Engineer
16 72 (3.39%) Service Analyst
17 69 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 67 (3.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.73%) .NET
2 26 (1.23%) HTML
3 23 (1.08%) Web Services
4 20 (0.94%) LDAP
5 18 (0.85%) XML
6 16 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.66%) CSS
7 14 (0.66%) JSON
7 14 (0.66%) Velocity
8 13 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.57%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.47%) React
11 9 (0.42%) Entity Framework
11 9 (0.42%) Node.js
12 7 (0.33%) SOAP
13 6 (0.28%) CSS3
13 6 (0.28%) HTML5
14 5 (0.24%) jQuery
14 5 (0.24%) REST
15 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 115 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 62 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 38 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (1.70%) NHS
7 34 (1.60%) User Experience
8 33 (1.56%) PKI
9 28 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.23%) iPhone
11 25 (1.18%) Driving Licence
11 25 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.04%) Clustering
13 20 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 20 (0.94%) Social Media
14 19 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 18 (0.85%) iPad
15 18 (0.85%) Smartphone
16 16 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
17 12 (0.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,191 (56.15%) Windows
2 690 (32.53%) Windows 10
3 421 (19.85%) Windows Server
4 281 (13.25%) Windows 7
5 214 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 175 (8.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 140 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (3.39%) Apple iOS
9 69 (3.25%) Linux
10 60 (2.83%) Android
11 49 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 30 (1.41%) Windows XP
13 28 (1.32%) Windows 8
14 25 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 24 (1.13%) Unix
16 17 (0.80%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 5 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (22.16%) Migration
2 273 (12.87%) ITIL
3 223 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
4 178 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 123 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (4.81%) Project Management
7 93 (4.38%) Change Management
8 90 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
9 83 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 76 (3.58%) Project Delivery
10 76 (3.58%) Service Delivery
11 71 (3.35%) Service Management
12 69 (3.25%) PRINCE2
13 68 (3.21%) Mobile Device Management
14 65 (3.06%) CRM
15 64 (3.02%) Information Security
16 63 (2.97%) ITSM
17 60 (2.83%) DevOps
18 53 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
19 51 (2.40%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 288 (13.58%) PowerShell
2 125 (5.89%) SQL
3 32 (1.51%) C#
4 21 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 21 (0.99%) VBA
5 19 (0.90%) C
6 14 (0.66%) Bash Shell
7 13 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.52%) Java
8 11 (0.52%) Python
9 10 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.47%) VBScript
10 9 (0.42%) VB
11 7 (0.33%) C++
11 7 (0.33%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.19%) ES6
13 3 (0.14%) Perl
13 3 (0.14%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.094%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.094%) VB6
Qualifications
1 189 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 145 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.30%) MCSE
5 59 (2.78%) Degree
6 52 (2.45%) MCSA
7 36 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 28 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 23 (1.08%) CISSP
10 22 (1.04%) MCP
11 21 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.94%) CCNA
13 19 (0.90%) MCITP
14 17 (0.80%) CCA
15 14 (0.66%) A+ Certification
16 12 (0.57%) DV Cleared
17 9 (0.42%) GIAC
18 8 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.82%) SLA
2 49 (2.31%) GDPR
3 24 (1.13%) PMO
4 23 (1.08%) QA
5 16 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.52%) NIST
6 11 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.19%) GxP
8 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.14%) AICPA
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.094%) NCSC
10 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 984 (46.39%) Active Directory
2 193 (9.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.90%) XenApp
4 91 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 68 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 39 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (1.70%) vSphere
9 31 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (1.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 22 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.28%) Docker
14 5 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.094%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
17 2 (0.094%) UAG
17 2 (0.094%) VMware NSX
18 1 (0.047%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 358 (16.88%) SCCM
2 253 (11.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 49 (2.31%) SCOM
4 31 (1.46%) AirWatch
4 31 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (0.94%) Jamf Pro
6 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.61%) SCOrch
8 12 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.52%) EnCase
9 11 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 10 (0.47%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.42%) Ansible
11 9 (0.42%) vRealize
11 9 (0.42%) XenMobile
12 8 (0.38%) Terraform
12 8 (0.38%) vMotion
12 8 (0.38%) WSUS
13 6 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,067 (50.31%) Microsoft
2 328 (15.46%) VMware
3 251 (11.83%) Citrix
4 150 (7.07%) Cisco
5 77 (3.63%) Apple
6 62 (2.92%) HP
7 46 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 43 (2.03%) Dell
9 41 (1.93%) Google
10 38 (1.79%) NetApp
11 37 (1.74%) Oracle
12 36 (1.70%) SAP
13 34 (1.60%) McAfee
14 30 (1.41%) Symantec
15 29 (1.37%) EMC
16 26 (1.23%) IBM
16 26 (1.23%) Meraki
17 24 (1.13%) Ivanti
18 20 (0.94%) Polycom
19 19 (0.90%) Proofpoint