Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 104 205
Rank change year-on-year +26 +101 +146
Contract jobs citing Office 365 2804 2434 1345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.23% 1.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.83% 22.14% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1828 1593 844
UK median daily rate £350 £380 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.44% -3.94%
10th Percentile £150 £188 £147
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 103 64
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -11.43% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.82 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.90 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - -10.45% +28.85%

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13461 10995 6648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.08% 10.09% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9219 7627 4310
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -0.19%
10th Percentile £271 £286 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.33 £47.26 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +33.33%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +33 2638 £355 -8.39% 426
UK excluding London +33 1619 £350 -6.67% 301
London +26 1141 £400 - 145
South East +16 519 £375 -6.25% 84
North of England +69 331 £325 -13.33% 72
Midlands +37 257 £320 -20.00% 58
South West +8 209 £325 -13.33% 34
West Midlands +73 190 £325 - 36
North West +71 186 £350 -16.67% 44
East of England +21 179 £406 +31.05% 33
Scotland +31 119 £335 -4.29% 14
Yorkshire +11 80 £225 -45.78% 23
North East +49 67 £283 -14.39% 5
East Midlands -24 66 £317 -39.62% 21
Wales -24 10 £258 -26.43% 6
Northern Ireland -51 3 £265 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1451 (51.75%) Windows
2 1205 (42.97%) Microsoft
3 1128 (40.23%) Active Directory
4 759 (27.07%) Migration
5 724 (25.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 719 (25.64%) SharePoint
7 606 (21.61%) Windows 10
8 507 (18.08%) Microsoft Office
9 505 (18.01%) Windows Server
10 465 (16.58%) MS Exchange
11 435 (15.51%) VMware
12 391 (13.94%) SCCM
13 372 (13.27%) PowerShell
14 368 (13.12%) Skype for Business
15 367 (13.09%) Windows 7
16 357 (12.73%) ITIL
17 331 (11.80%) Skype
18 328 (11.70%) Citrix
19 323 (11.52%) Security Cleared
20 314 (11.20%) Finance
21 297 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
22 284 (10.13%) Project Management
23 268 (9.56%) SC Cleared
24 252 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
25 251 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
26 239 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
27 228 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
28 207 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
28 207 (7.38%) Cisco
29 195 (6.95%) SQL Server

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
1 719 (25.64%) SharePoint
2 465 (16.58%) MS Exchange
3 368 (13.12%) Skype for Business
4 252 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 177 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 137 (4.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 107 (3.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 76 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 57 (2.03%) IIS
10 50 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
11 31 (1.11%) IBM Notes
12 29 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 28 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.57%) CMS
16 14 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.43%) IBM Domino
17 12 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
18 9 (0.32%) Apache
19 5 (0.18%) Magnolia
Applications
1 507 (18.08%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.071%) InVision
8 2 (0.071%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.036%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 64 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.32%) Eikon
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.071%) Magento
6 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.036%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.036%) assyst
7 1 (0.036%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.036%) SAP cProjects
7 1 (0.036%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.036%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.036%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 724 (25.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 148 (5.28%) OneDrive
4 129 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
5 85 (3.03%) IaaS
6 84 (3.00%) Yammer
7 66 (2.35%) PaaS
8 50 (1.78%) SaaS
9 23 (0.82%) G Suite
10 22 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.43%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.071%) Boomi
16 2 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.071%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 331 (11.80%) Skype
2 192 (6.85%) DNS
3 168 (5.99%) Firewall
4 152 (5.42%) DHCP
5 141 (5.03%) WAN
6 129 (4.60%) LAN
7 127 (4.53%) VPN
8 102 (3.64%) SAN
9 83 (2.96%) TCP/IP
10 72 (2.57%) Intranet
11 63 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
12 59 (2.10%) Internet
13 52 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
14 47 (1.68%) VoIP
15 40 (1.43%) Wireless
16 37 (1.32%) Unified Communications
17 35 (1.25%) VLAN
18 27 (0.96%) NAS
19 22 (0.78%) MPLS
20 20 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 38 (1.36%) Power BI
4 33 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (0.71%) EDRMS
7 19 (0.68%) Big Data
8 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.39%) MySQL
9 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.25%) IDOL
12 5 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 35 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 29 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.61%) JIRA
4 16 (0.57%) MSI
5 5 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.14%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.11%) Maven
7 3 (0.11%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.071%) Ant
8 2 (0.071%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.071%) Hudson
8 2 (0.071%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.071%) Subversion
8 2 (0.071%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.036%) GoCD
9 1 (0.036%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.036%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.036%) TestDirector
General
1 314 (11.20%) Finance
2 77 (2.75%) Banking
3 70 (2.50%) Retail
4 53 (1.89%) Advertising
5 47 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.50%) Legal
6 42 (1.50%) Marketing
7 31 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.78%) Local Government
8 22 (0.78%) Publishing
9 21 (0.75%) Electronics
10 16 (0.57%) Law
11 15 (0.53%) Back Office
12 12 (0.43%) French Language
13 9 (0.32%) German Language
14 8 (0.29%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.21%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.18%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.18%) Games
17 4 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (13.02%) Architect
2 340 (12.13%) Analyst
3 288 (10.27%) Consultant
4 278 (9.91%) Project Manager
5 233 (8.31%) Support Engineer
6 163 (5.81%) Desktop Support
7 162 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 156 (5.56%) Office 365 Manager
9 137 (4.89%) Administrator
10 135 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 132 (4.71%) Office 365 Engineer
12 118 (4.21%) Office 365 Architect
13 108 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
13 108 (3.85%) Support Analyst
14 94 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 94 (3.35%) Technical Architect
15 92 (3.28%) Developer
16 87 (3.10%) IT Support
17 84 (3.00%) Windows Engineer
18 77 (2.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.28%) .NET
2 58 (2.07%) CSS
3 45 (1.60%) HTML
4 41 (1.46%) XML
5 40 (1.43%) jQuery
6 39 (1.39%) Web Services
7 30 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.82%) JSON
9 19 (0.68%) Software Packaging
10 18 (0.64%) AngularJS
10 18 (0.64%) REST
10 18 (0.64%) SAML
11 16 (0.57%) XSLT
12 14 (0.50%) OAuth
13 11 (0.39%) React
13 11 (0.39%) WAP
14 10 (0.36%) COM
14 10 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (0.32%) .NET Framework
15 9 (0.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 150 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 74 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 64 (2.28%) Blackberry
5 37 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 35 (1.25%) Clustering
7 31 (1.11%) PKI
8 30 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.07%) iPhone
9 29 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
10 26 (0.93%) Private Cloud
11 24 (0.86%) User Experience
12 23 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.78%) Replication
14 21 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.71%) BYOD
15 20 (0.71%) iPad
16 19 (0.68%) Smartphone
17 17 (0.61%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1451 (51.75%) Windows
2 606 (21.61%) Windows 10
3 505 (18.01%) Windows Server
4 367 (13.09%) Windows 7
5 297 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 228 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 102 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 90 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 83 (2.96%) Android
10 71 (2.53%) Linux
11 66 (2.35%) Apple iOS
12 41 (1.46%) Windows XP
13 30 (1.07%) Unix
14 28 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 18 (0.64%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.53%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.50%) CentOS
18 12 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.43%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (27.07%) Migration
2 357 (12.73%) ITIL
3 284 (10.13%) Project Management
4 239 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
5 164 (5.85%) PRINCE2
6 156 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 104 (3.71%) Change Management
8 102 (3.64%) Service Management
9 92 (3.28%) TOGAF
10 90 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
11 85 (3.03%) CRM
12 75 (2.67%) Incident Management
13 73 (2.60%) Programme Management
14 70 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
15 65 (2.32%) Data Protection
16 64 (2.28%) DevOps
17 63 (2.25%) Business Analysis
18 53 (1.89%) Document Management
18 53 (1.89%) ITIL V3
19 52 (1.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 372 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 179 (6.38%) SQL
3 75 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 53 (1.89%) C#
5 27 (0.96%) VBScript
6 20 (0.71%) C
7 18 (0.64%) Java
8 14 (0.50%) VB
9 9 (0.32%) PHP
9 9 (0.32%) VBA
10 8 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.21%) Python
12 4 (0.14%) Ruby
13 2 (0.071%) Perl
13 2 (0.071%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.036%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.036%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.036%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 323 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 268 (9.56%) SC Cleared
3 251 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 153 (5.46%) MCSE
5 88 (3.14%) Degree
6 55 (1.96%) MCSA
7 52 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.64%) MCITP
9 42 (1.50%) CCNA
10 40 (1.43%) MCP
11 39 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 34 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 28 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 28 (1.00%) PMI Certification
15 21 (0.75%) PMP
16 20 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
17 19 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 16 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.85%) SLA
2 54 (1.93%) PMO
3 32 (1.14%) GDPR
4 24 (0.86%) QA
5 23 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 21 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.39%) COBIT
9 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.071%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.036%) GCP
13 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1128 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 207 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 90 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 84 (3.00%) XenApp
6 39 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 34 (1.21%) BitLocker
7 34 (1.21%) vSphere
8 32 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.43%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.32%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.29%) Terminal Server
16 7 (0.25%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.25%) XenServer
17 6 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 391 (13.94%) SCCM
2 116 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 90 (3.21%) SCOM
4 39 (1.39%) AirWatch
5 27 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 25 (0.89%) WSUS
7 24 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 21 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 19 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
10 16 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (0.53%) Puppet
12 13 (0.46%) Ansible
12 13 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.43%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.39%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1205 (42.97%) Microsoft
2 435 (15.51%) VMware
3 328 (11.70%) Citrix
4 207 (7.38%) Cisco
5 115 (4.10%) HP
6 82 (2.92%) Apple
7 72 (2.57%) Dell
8 66 (2.35%) ServiceNow
9 59 (2.10%) SAP
10 55 (1.96%) Symantec
11 41 (1.46%) Oracle
12 34 (1.21%) NetApp
13 31 (1.11%) AppSense
13 31 (1.11%) Lotus
14 30 (1.07%) McAfee
15 28 (1.00%) Google
15 28 (1.00%) Juniper
16 27 (0.96%) Veeam
17 25 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
18 24 (0.86%) Remedy