Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 79 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 +27 +103
Contract jobs citing Office 365 4,098 2,820 2,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 2.95% 2.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.79% 20.35% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,705 1,844 1,582
UK median daily rate £362 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.43% -7.89% +10.07%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £188
90th Percentile £550 £548 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 114 102
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -2.47% -12.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.79
90th Percentile £55.63 £46.88 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.80
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% -11.64%

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 21,811 13,856 11,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.16% 14.47% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,949 9,486 7,740
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 199 173
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.20 £46.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +4.41% -18.07%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +17 3,663 £363 +1.75% 780
UK excluding London +14 2,225 £350 - 540
London +30 1,753 £388 -3.13% 276
South East +18 712 £360 -4.00% 140
Midlands +19 370 £345 +7.81% 89
North of England -9 353 £320 -1.54% 149
Scotland +30 303 £350 +4.48% 30
South West +17 283 £325 - 63
West Midlands +2 264 £350 +11.11% 59
North West +8 237 £300 -14.29% 88
East of England -4 191 £338 -16.92% 61
East Midlands +25 109 £345 +8.83% 30
Yorkshire -4 90 £330 +46.67% 46
North East -48 26 £298 +5.31% 15
Wales -7 15 £381 +48.06% 5
Northern Ireland +31 6 £120 -54.72% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £188 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 2,284 (55.73%) Windows
2 1,941 (47.36%) Microsoft
3 1,874 (45.73%) Active Directory
4 1,107 (27.01%) Windows 10
5 1,105 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 950 (23.18%) Migration
7 914 (22.30%) SharePoint
8 816 (19.91%) Microsoft Office
9 786 (19.18%) Windows Server
10 736 (17.96%) SCCM
11 625 (15.25%) VMware
12 617 (15.06%) PowerShell
13 594 (14.49%) Skype
14 586 (14.30%) Windows 7
15 570 (13.91%) MS Exchange
16 564 (13.76%) ITIL
17 556 (13.57%) Finance
18 544 (13.27%) Skype for Business
19 532 (12.98%) Citrix
20 422 (10.30%) Security Cleared
21 399 (9.74%) DNS
22 378 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
23 358 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
24 356 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
25 353 (8.61%) SC Cleared
26 330 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 320 (7.81%) DHCP
28 319 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
29 314 (7.66%) Microsoft Intune
30 309 (7.54%) 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
1 914 (22.30%) SharePoint
2 570 (13.91%) MS Exchange
3 544 (13.27%) Skype for Business
4 258 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 135 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 133 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 85 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 73 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 72 (1.76%) IIS
10 60 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 28 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
13 26 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 25 (0.61%) IBM Notes
15 16 (0.39%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.32%) Confluence
17 12 (0.29%) CMS
18 8 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
19 5 (0.12%) Apache
19 5 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 816 (19.91%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 58 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 54 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 11 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.17%) InVision
9 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.098%) PTC Creo
10 4 (0.098%) Windchill
11 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.024%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.024%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 79 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.073%) assyst
5 2 (0.049%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.049%) Eikon
5 2 (0.049%) Line 50
5 2 (0.049%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.049%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.049%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.049%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.049%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.049%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.024%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.024%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.024%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.024%) Servitor
6 1 (0.024%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,105 (26.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 285 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 270 (6.59%) OneDrive
4 250 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
5 123 (3.00%) SaaS
6 117 (2.86%) IaaS
7 112 (2.73%) Yammer
8 110 (2.68%) PaaS
9 76 (1.85%) G Suite
10 50 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (1.12%) Mimecast
12 38 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (0.32%) GitHub
15 10 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.17%) Boomi
17 6 (0.15%) iTunes
18 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 5 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 594 (14.49%) Skype
2 399 (9.74%) DNS
3 320 (7.81%) DHCP
4 275 (6.71%) Firewall
5 219 (5.34%) WAN
6 217 (5.30%) LAN
7 193 (4.71%) VPN
8 155 (3.78%) TCP/IP
9 129 (3.15%) SAN
10 122 (2.98%) VoIP
11 75 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
12 74 (1.81%) Internet
13 62 (1.51%) Intranet
13 62 (1.51%) Unified Communications
14 55 (1.34%) Wireless
15 52 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
16 51 (1.24%) VLAN
17 48 (1.17%) NetScaler
18 44 (1.07%) Network Security
19 34 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.10%) Power BI
3 39 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
4 35 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.34%) Blockchain
8 14 (0.34%) MySQL
9 13 (0.32%) MS Access
9 13 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 11 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.22%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 79 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 72 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (1.39%) JIRA
4 46 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 39 (0.95%) WinRunner
6 19 (0.46%) MSI
6 19 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.32%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.29%) NUnit
10 10 (0.24%) Selenium
11 9 (0.22%) GitLab
12 8 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.20%) Subversion
12 8 (0.20%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.17%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.17%) Hudson
14 6 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
14 6 (0.15%) Zephyr
15 5 (0.12%) gulp
General
1 556 (13.57%) Finance
2 104 (2.54%) Retail
3 102 (2.49%) Banking
4 84 (2.05%) Legal
5 73 (1.78%) Law
6 61 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.22%) Advertising
8 45 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 40 (0.98%) Marketing
10 29 (0.71%) French Language
11 27 (0.66%) Back Office
12 25 (0.61%) Publishing
13 21 (0.51%) German Language
13 21 (0.51%) Local Government
14 20 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 15 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.34%) Front Office
17 11 (0.27%) Electronics
17 11 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 660 (16.11%) Analyst
2 432 (10.54%) Support Engineer
3 402 (9.81%) Architect
4 364 (8.88%) Desktop Support
5 330 (8.05%) Consultant
6 285 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 268 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 267 (6.52%) Project Manager
9 219 (5.34%) Support Analyst
10 212 (5.17%) Office 365 Engineer
11 188 (4.59%) Service Analyst
12 176 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
13 173 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
14 172 (4.20%) IT Support
15 166 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
16 158 (3.86%) Developer
17 134 (3.27%) Administrator
18 130 (3.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 130 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 126 (3.07%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (3.39%) .NET
2 130 (3.17%) CSS
3 104 (2.54%) jQuery
4 97 (2.37%) HTML
5 74 (1.81%) Web Services
6 72 (1.76%) XML
7 61 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 51 (1.24%) REST
9 43 (1.05%) XSLT
10 42 (1.02%) AngularJS
11 35 (0.85%) HTML5
12 29 (0.71%) .NET Framework
12 29 (0.71%) React
13 24 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (0.44%) LDAP
16 16 (0.39%) CSS3
17 14 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (0.32%) JSON
18 13 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 206 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 100 (2.44%) Clustering
4 94 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 77 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 72 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
7 71 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 70 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 61 (1.49%) User Experience
10 53 (1.29%) PKI
11 52 (1.27%) iPhone
11 52 (1.27%) PDA
12 48 (1.17%) Fat Client
12 48 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 46 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 44 (1.07%) Smartphone
15 43 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 37 (0.90%) iPad
17 32 (0.78%) Public Cloud
18 26 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,284 (55.73%) Windows
2 1,107 (27.01%) Windows 10
3 786 (19.18%) Windows Server
4 586 (14.30%) Windows 7
5 378 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 356 (8.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 178 (4.34%) Apple iOS
8 172 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 151 (3.68%) Android
10 150 (3.66%) Linux
11 143 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 107 (2.61%) Mac OS
13 68 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 52 (1.27%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.10%) AIX
16 30 (0.73%) Unix
17 18 (0.44%) Solaris
18 8 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (23.18%) Migration
2 564 (13.76%) ITIL
3 330 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 287 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
5 284 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
6 255 (6.22%) Change Management
7 232 (5.66%) Project Management
8 222 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 159 (3.88%) PRINCE2
10 142 (3.47%) Service Management
11 128 (3.12%) CRM
12 104 (2.54%) Mobile Device Management
13 98 (2.39%) Business Intelligence
14 96 (2.34%) High Availability
15 90 (2.20%) Service Delivery
16 88 (2.15%) Information Security
17 87 (2.12%) Identity Management
18 85 (2.07%) Incident Management
19 84 (2.05%) Application Packaging
20 83 (2.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 617 (15.06%) PowerShell
2 281 (6.86%) SQL
3 148 (3.61%) C#
4 134 (3.27%) JavaScript
5 45 (1.10%) C
6 40 (0.98%) VBScript
7 26 (0.63%) TypeScript
8 24 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 20 (0.49%) VBA
10 19 (0.46%) VB
11 15 (0.37%) Java
11 15 (0.37%) Python
12 12 (0.29%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.15%) C++
14 6 (0.15%) Perl
15 4 (0.098%) PHP
15 4 (0.098%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.073%) ES6
17 2 (0.049%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 422 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 353 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 319 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 196 (4.78%) Degree
5 180 (4.39%) MCSE
6 77 (1.88%) MCSA
7 66 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 57 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 51 (1.24%) MCITP
10 45 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 44 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 41 (1.00%) DBS Check
14 39 (0.95%) MCP
15 38 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
16 33 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 28 (0.68%) CISSP
18 24 (0.59%) PMI Certification
19 23 (0.56%) A+ Certification
19 23 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (3.81%) SLA
2 70 (1.71%) GDPR
3 64 (1.56%) PMO
4 61 (1.49%) QA
5 25 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.17%) NIST 800
7 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.098%) GCP
11 3 (0.073%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.049%) FISMA
12 2 (0.049%) GMP
12 2 (0.049%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.024%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.024%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,874 (45.73%) Active Directory
2 358 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (7.54%) Hyper-V
4 130 (3.17%) XenApp
5 129 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 103 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 103 (2.51%) XenDesktop
8 71 (1.73%) vSphere
9 67 (1.63%) BitLocker
10 57 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (0.78%) XenServer
12 16 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.34%) DFS Replication
14 14 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.12%) Firmware
16 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 736 (17.96%) SCCM
2 314 (7.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 76 (1.85%) SCOM
4 67 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 62 (1.51%) WSUS
6 57 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 55 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
8 53 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 44 (1.07%) HP ALM
10 43 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 33 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 24 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 22 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (0.49%) PingFederate
15 19 (0.46%) CASB
15 19 (0.46%) XenMobile
16 13 (0.32%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.29%) SCOrch
18 11 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
19 10 (0.24%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,941 (47.36%) Microsoft
2 625 (15.25%) VMware
3 532 (12.98%) Citrix
4 308 (7.52%) Cisco
5 205 (5.00%) Apple
6 186 (4.54%) HP
7 121 (2.95%) McAfee
8 106 (2.59%) ServiceNow
9 95 (2.32%) Ivanti
10 80 (1.95%) Google
11 72 (1.76%) Dell
11 72 (1.76%) Veritas
12 68 (1.66%) Symantec
13 65 (1.59%) NetApp
14 59 (1.44%) SAP
15 51 (1.24%) Nintex
15 51 (1.24%) Oracle
15 51 (1.24%) Veeam
16 45 (1.10%) Avaya
17 39 (0.95%) CheckPoint