Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 81 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 +40 +108
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,689 2,573 2,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.68% 2.82% 2.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.06% 20.83% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,450 1,654 1,442
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £200
90th Percentile £545 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 88 91
UK median hourly rate £16.76 £14.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -4.84% -11.43%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.46 £11.34
90th Percentile £37.68 £48.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.48% -3.33% -

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 20,424 12,350 9,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 13.52% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,915 8,502 6,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.01%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £620 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 172 153
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.78 £11.85
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.50 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -17.50%

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 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +18 3,307 £365 -3.97% 812
UK excluding London +18 2,001 £350 - 571
London +32 1,613 £388 -5.49% 266
South East +14 638 £350 -15.15% 163
Midlands +32 347 £350 +7.69% 110
North of England -19 311 £325 +2.52% 129
Scotland +51 268 £369 +1.72% 19
South West +15 260 £338 -2.17% 67
West Midlands +10 232 £350 +1.45% 68
North West -14 184 £300 -5.36% 83
East of England -17 143 £350 -17.65% 76
East Midlands +39 117 £350 +9.38% 41
Yorkshire -11 94 £350 -10.54% 34
North East -22 33 £325 +18.18% 12
Wales +11 28 £373 +61.08% 5
Northern Ireland +20 10 £120 -54.72% 2
Channel Islands - 3 £175 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2,052 (55.62%) Windows
2 1,724 (46.73%) Microsoft
3 1,652 (44.78%) Active Directory
4 1,001 (27.13%) Windows 10
5 989 (26.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 883 (23.94%) Migration
7 788 (21.36%) SharePoint
8 737 (19.98%) Microsoft Office
9 699 (18.95%) Windows Server
10 629 (17.05%) SCCM
11 556 (15.07%) VMware
12 533 (14.45%) MS Exchange
13 520 (14.10%) PowerShell
14 518 (14.04%) Windows 7
14 518 (14.04%) Skype
15 516 (13.99%) Citrix
16 492 (13.34%) Skype for Business
17 478 (12.96%) Security Cleared
18 458 (12.42%) Finance
19 457 (12.39%) ITIL
20 410 (11.11%) SC Cleared
21 361 (9.79%) DNS
22 345 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
23 341 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
24 338 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
25 297 (8.05%) DHCP
26 289 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
27 282 (7.64%) Cisco
28 281 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
29 275 (7.45%) Firewall

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
1 788 (21.36%) SharePoint
2 533 (14.45%) MS Exchange
3 492 (13.34%) Skype for Business
4 227 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 125 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 95 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 83 (2.25%) IIS
8 68 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 67 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 65 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
11 40 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
12 27 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (0.52%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.33%) CMS
17 10 (0.27%) Confluence
18 7 (0.19%) Drupal
19 6 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 737 (19.98%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.36%) InfoPath
5 42 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (1.00%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.11%) Windchill
10 3 (0.081%) InVision
11 2 (0.054%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.027%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.027%) Revit
Business Applications
1 84 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (0.19%) Infor CRM
6 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.081%) assyst
8 2 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.054%) Line 50
8 2 (0.054%) Primavera
8 2 (0.054%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.054%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.027%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.027%) Eikon
9 1 (0.027%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.027%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.027%) Servitor
9 1 (0.027%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 989 (26.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 236 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 226 (6.13%) OneDrive
4 207 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
5 99 (2.68%) IaaS
6 91 (2.47%) SaaS
7 90 (2.44%) PaaS
8 85 (2.30%) Yammer
9 68 (1.84%) G Suite
10 57 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
11 38 (1.03%) Mimecast
12 21 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.22%) GitHub
15 7 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 4 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.11%) iTunes
16 4 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 518 (14.04%) Skype
2 361 (9.79%) DNS
3 297 (8.05%) DHCP
4 275 (7.45%) Firewall
5 219 (5.94%) WAN
6 216 (5.86%) LAN
7 190 (5.15%) VPN
8 147 (3.98%) TCP/IP
9 134 (3.63%) SAN
10 102 (2.76%) VoIP
11 70 (1.90%) Internet
12 62 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 58 (1.57%) Wireless
14 57 (1.55%) Intranet
15 55 (1.49%) Unified Communications
15 55 (1.49%) VLAN
16 42 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (1.08%) Network Security
18 39 (1.06%) SMTP
19 38 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.30%) Power BI
3 39 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (0.35%) Blockchain
7 13 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.27%) MySQL
10 8 (0.22%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.16%) DB2
12 6 (0.16%) MS Access
12 6 (0.16%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 66 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 59 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (1.30%) JIRA
4 37 (1.00%) HP UFT
5 32 (0.87%) WinRunner
6 17 (0.46%) MSI
7 13 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.27%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.22%) Zephyr
11 7 (0.19%) Hudson
11 7 (0.19%) NUnit
11 7 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.19%) Selenium
11 7 (0.19%) Subversion
12 5 (0.14%) gulp
12 5 (0.14%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.11%) GitLab
13 4 (0.11%) Grunt
13 4 (0.11%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 458 (12.42%) Finance
2 85 (2.30%) Retail
3 80 (2.17%) Legal
4 74 (2.01%) Banking
5 58 (1.57%) Law
6 49 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.06%) Marketing
8 38 (1.03%) Advertising
9 37 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.81%) Local Government
11 29 (0.79%) Publishing
12 27 (0.73%) Back Office
13 22 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 21 (0.57%) French Language
15 18 (0.49%) German Language
16 16 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.30%) Electronics
17 11 (0.30%) Front Office
18 8 (0.22%) Spanish Language
19 4 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 586 (15.89%) Analyst
2 389 (10.54%) Architect
3 365 (9.89%) Support Engineer
4 312 (8.46%) Desktop Support
5 295 (8.00%) Consultant
6 270 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 252 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 240 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 201 (5.45%) Office 365 Engineer
10 192 (5.20%) Support Analyst
11 163 (4.42%) Service Analyst
12 152 (4.12%) IT Support
13 150 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 149 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
15 148 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
16 128 (3.47%) Developer
17 125 (3.39%) Office 365 Architect
18 119 (3.23%) Office 365 Manager
19 118 (3.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 113 (3.06%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (2.74%) .NET
2 97 (2.63%) CSS
3 78 (2.11%) jQuery
4 76 (2.06%) Web Services
5 64 (1.73%) XML
6 61 (1.65%) HTML
7 42 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 36 (0.98%) XSLT
9 35 (0.95%) REST
10 30 (0.81%) AngularJS
11 22 (0.60%) HTML5
12 19 (0.52%) LDAP
12 19 (0.52%) React
13 18 (0.49%) .NET Framework
14 16 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (0.27%) JSON
15 10 (0.27%) Node.js
16 9 (0.24%) CSS3
16 9 (0.24%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 156 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 100 (2.71%) Clustering
4 71 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 67 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (1.73%) Blackberry
6 64 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 59 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 55 (1.49%) User Experience
9 53 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 52 (1.41%) PKI
11 49 (1.33%) iPhone
12 46 (1.25%) Smartphone
13 39 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 39 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 38 (1.03%) PDA
15 34 (0.92%) iPad
16 30 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 27 (0.73%) Virtual Team
18 26 (0.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2,052 (55.62%) Windows
2 1,001 (27.13%) Windows 10
3 699 (18.95%) Windows Server
4 518 (14.04%) Windows 7
5 345 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 341 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 153 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (3.96%) Linux
10 142 (3.85%) Android
11 125 (3.39%) Windows 8
12 94 (2.55%) Mac OS
13 68 (1.84%) Mac OS X
14 48 (1.30%) Windows XP
15 37 (1.00%) AIX
16 34 (0.92%) Unix
17 18 (0.49%) Solaris
18 11 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
19 10 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (23.94%) Migration
2 457 (12.39%) ITIL
3 256 (6.94%) Change Management
4 247 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
5 234 (6.34%) Project Management
6 224 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 158 (4.28%) PRINCE2
8 128 (3.47%) CRM
9 125 (3.39%) Service Management
10 117 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
11 102 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
12 96 (2.60%) High Availability
13 81 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 80 (2.17%) Incident Management
15 79 (2.14%) Service Delivery
16 78 (2.11%) Workflow
17 75 (2.03%) Identity Management
17 75 (2.03%) IT Strategy
18 74 (2.01%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 520 (14.10%) PowerShell
2 255 (6.91%) SQL
3 113 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 108 (2.93%) C#
5 43 (1.17%) C
6 38 (1.03%) VBScript
7 20 (0.54%) TypeScript
8 17 (0.46%) VBA
9 14 (0.38%) Java
10 13 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.33%) Python
12 11 (0.30%) VB
13 10 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.22%) PHP
15 6 (0.16%) Ruby
16 4 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.11%) Perl
17 3 (0.081%) ES6
17 3 (0.081%) R
Qualifications
1 478 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 410 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 289 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 178 (4.83%) MCSE
5 126 (3.42%) Degree
6 66 (1.79%) MCSA
7 50 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 49 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 48 (1.30%) MCITP
9 48 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 46 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (1.22%) MCP
12 42 (1.14%) DBS Check
12 42 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (1.08%) CISSP
14 34 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 33 (0.89%) ISTQB
16 29 (0.79%) CCNP
17 28 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
18 26 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.39%) SLA
2 73 (1.98%) GDPR
3 57 (1.55%) PMO
4 50 (1.36%) QA
5 20 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.11%) GAAP
11 3 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.027%) GMP
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.027%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,652 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 338 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 274 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 131 (3.55%) XenApp
5 111 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 109 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 83 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 73 (1.98%) vSphere
10 62 (1.68%) BitLocker
11 49 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (0.60%) XenServer
13 20 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.43%) DFS Replication
15 16 (0.43%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.16%) Firmware
18 5 (0.14%) Docker
18 5 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 629 (17.05%) SCCM
2 281 (7.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 69 (1.87%) SCOM
4 60 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
5 55 (1.49%) AirWatch
6 51 (1.38%) WSUS
7 47 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 37 (1.00%) HP ALM
9 35 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 30 (0.81%) NetBackup
11 27 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 24 (0.65%) vCenter Server
13 23 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 17 (0.46%) Backup Exec
14 17 (0.46%) CASB
15 15 (0.41%) PingFederate
16 14 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 12 (0.33%) SCOrch
18 10 (0.27%) XenMobile
19 9 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,724 (46.73%) Microsoft
2 556 (15.07%) VMware
3 516 (13.99%) Citrix
4 282 (7.64%) Cisco
5 182 (4.93%) Apple
6 155 (4.20%) HP
7 102 (2.76%) McAfee
8 88 (2.39%) Ivanti
9 71 (1.92%) Symantec
10 69 (1.87%) Google
11 67 (1.82%) Veritas
12 66 (1.79%) Dell
13 65 (1.76%) ServiceNow
14 63 (1.71%) NetApp
15 52 (1.41%) Avaya
16 47 (1.27%) Veeam
17 45 (1.22%) IBM
18 43 (1.17%) CheckPoint
18 43 (1.17%) Nintex
18 43 (1.17%) SAP