Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 50 66
Rank change year-on-year +18 +16 +27
Contract jobs citing Office 365 3,489 4,323 3,523
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.67% 4.49% 3.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.84% 16.58% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,319 2,950 2,384
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £133 £135 £135
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -10.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 185 165
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +6.45% +4.20%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.93 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.51 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +3.45%

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 18,517 26,068 20,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 27.05% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,371 17,957 14,027
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 302 270
Median hourly rate £23.67 £18.76 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.21% -3.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.13 £47.58
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -0.35%

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 3 April 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 3 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in the UK

Office 365
Top 18 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 3 April 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 +17 3,069 £350 -7.89% 936
UK excluding London +15 2,212 £336 -10.33% 769
London +14 1,188 £365 -8.75% 240
South East +6 573 £313 -21.09% 180
North of England +17 489 £325 -3.70% 236
South West +12 330 £375 +7.14% 95
Midlands +23 284 £325 -13.33% 101
North West +12 264 £320 -1.54% 107
Scotland +21 245 £375 -0.66% 36
East of England -2 196 £325 - 82
Work from Home +30 164 £425 -3.41% 73
Yorkshire +20 162 £350 -12.50% 89
West Midlands +19 144 £375 - 67
East Midlands +31 135 £313 -12.89% 34
Wales +50 83 £450 +28.57% 41
North East +4 63 £186 -42.69% 40
Northern Ireland +16 11 £100 -66.67%
Channel Islands +6 5 £350 +118.75%

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 2,111 (60.50%) Windows
2 1,692 (48.50%) Microsoft
3 1,624 (46.55%) Active Directory
4 1,221 (35.00%) Windows 10
5 1,100 (31.53%) Azure
6 755 (21.64%) SharePoint
7 703 (20.15%) Windows Server
8 663 (19.00%) Microsoft Office
9 662 (18.97%) Migration
10 651 (18.66%) SCCM
11 543 (15.56%) Windows 7
12 495 (14.19%) VMware
13 433 (12.41%) ITIL
14 388 (11.12%) Citrix
14 388 (11.12%) PowerShell
15 376 (10.78%) Skype
16 370 (10.60%) MS Exchange
17 363 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 328 (9.40%) DNS
19 324 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
20 323 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
21 321 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
22 320 (9.17%) Finance
23 318 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 292 (8.37%) Azure Active Directory
25 290 (8.31%) Skype for Business
26 280 (8.03%) SC Cleared
27 274 (7.85%) Public Sector
28 273 (7.82%) OneDrive
29 268 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 755 (21.64%) SharePoint
2 370 (10.60%) MS Exchange
3 290 (8.31%) Skype for Business
4 122 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 100 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (1.43%) IIS
7 42 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (0.52%) Confluence
11 17 (0.49%) IBM Domino
12 13 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.23%) Apache
15 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.20%) WordPress
17 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
18 5 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
18 5 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 663 (19.00%) Microsoft Office
2 131 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.086%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.086%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.029%) Houdini
10 1 (0.029%) InVision
10 1 (0.029%) Maya
10 1 (0.029%) Revit
10 1 (0.029%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 98 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.46%) assyst
3 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.086%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.086%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.086%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.086%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.057%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.029%) Global One
8 1 (0.029%) Line 500
8 1 (0.029%) Magento
8 1 (0.029%) Primavera
8 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.029%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.029%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,100 (31.53%) Azure
2 292 (8.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 273 (7.82%) OneDrive
4 192 (5.50%) AWS
5 144 (4.13%) Power Platform
6 109 (3.12%) SaaS
7 108 (3.10%) PaaS
8 102 (2.92%) PowerApps
9 95 (2.72%) IaaS
10 87 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
11 76 (2.18%) Yammer
12 59 (1.69%) Mimecast
13 50 (1.43%) G Suite
14 33 (0.95%) Microsoft Flow
15 19 (0.54%) ShareGate
16 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 14 (0.40%) GCP
18 13 (0.37%) Serverless
19 10 (0.29%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 376 (10.78%) Skype
2 328 (9.40%) DNS
3 222 (6.36%) DHCP
4 205 (5.88%) Firewall
5 194 (5.56%) VPN
6 154 (4.41%) LAN
7 148 (4.24%) WAN
8 126 (3.61%) VoIP
9 106 (3.04%) SAN
9 106 (3.04%) TCP/IP
10 79 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 68 (1.95%) Internet
12 63 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
13 61 (1.75%) Wireless
14 54 (1.55%) Unified Communications
15 47 (1.35%) NetScaler
16 46 (1.32%) Network Security
17 40 (1.15%) Intranet
18 35 (1.00%) MPLS
19 34 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 67 (1.92%) Power BI
3 27 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.29%) MySQL
10 9 (0.26%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.23%) MS Access
11 8 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
12 7 (0.20%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (0.11%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (1.35%) JIRA
2 22 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
3 21 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.32%) AdminStudio
4 11 (0.32%) Hudson
5 9 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.26%) MSI
6 8 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.086%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.086%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.086%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.086%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.086%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.057%) GCC
9 2 (0.057%) NUnit
10 1 (0.029%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.029%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.029%) PVCS
10 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
General
1 320 (9.17%) Finance
2 274 (7.85%) Public Sector
3 78 (2.24%) Retail
4 58 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 56 (1.61%) Banking
5 56 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 41 (1.18%) Marketing
7 39 (1.12%) Law
8 31 (0.89%) Electronics
8 31 (0.89%) Legal
8 31 (0.89%) Local Government
9 23 (0.66%) German Language
10 22 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (0.60%) Advertising
12 11 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.29%) Automotive
13 10 (0.29%) Back Office
13 10 (0.29%) French Language
14 9 (0.26%) Front Office
15 8 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 491 (14.07%) Support Engineer
2 475 (13.61%) Analyst
3 305 (8.74%) Architect
4 298 (8.54%) Desktop Support
5 290 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 254 (7.28%) Consultant
7 248 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 235 (6.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 225 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
10 205 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
11 200 (5.73%) IT Support
12 184 (5.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 172 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 154 (4.41%) Service Analyst
14 154 (4.41%) Support Analyst
15 149 (4.27%) Project Manager
16 148 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
17 146 (4.18%) IT Engineer
18 134 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 105 (3.01%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (1.72%) .NET
2 53 (1.52%) Web Services
3 49 (1.40%) HTML
4 31 (0.89%) CSS
5 30 (0.86%) XML
6 29 (0.83%) LDAP
7 27 (0.77%) JSON
8 23 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 19 (0.54%) Velocity
10 14 (0.40%) jQuery
11 13 (0.37%) REST
12 12 (0.34%) AngularJS
13 11 (0.32%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.29%) React
15 9 (0.26%) OAuth
16 8 (0.23%) .NET Core
16 8 (0.23%) HTML5
16 8 (0.23%) Node.js
16 8 (0.23%) SAML
16 8 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 135 (3.87%) Data Centre
2 133 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
4 85 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 68 (1.95%) iPhone
6 66 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 55 (1.58%) Smartphone
7 55 (1.58%) User Experience
8 52 (1.49%) PKI
9 47 (1.35%) Blackberry
10 41 (1.18%) iPad
11 40 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 39 (1.12%) Clustering
12 39 (1.12%) Replication
13 37 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 33 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 30 (0.86%) Public Cloud
16 25 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (0.66%) NHS
18 22 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,111 (60.50%) Windows
2 1,221 (35.00%) Windows 10
3 703 (20.15%) Windows Server
4 543 (15.56%) Windows 7
5 321 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 256 (7.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 230 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 167 (4.79%) Apple iOS
9 157 (4.50%) Android
10 116 (3.32%) Linux
11 83 (2.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 73 (2.09%) Mac OS
13 59 (1.69%) Windows 8
14 57 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 46 (1.32%) Mac OS X
16 33 (0.95%) Unix
17 28 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (18.97%) Migration
2 433 (12.41%) ITIL
3 324 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
4 318 (9.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 201 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (4.21%) Change Management
7 139 (3.98%) Project Management
8 129 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 122 (3.50%) CRM
10 113 (3.24%) Service Management
11 110 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
11 110 (3.15%) ITSM
12 102 (2.92%) Project Delivery
13 96 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
14 87 (2.49%) PRINCE2
15 86 (2.46%) DevOps
15 86 (2.46%) Service Delivery
16 78 (2.24%) Incident Management
16 78 (2.24%) Information Security
17 77 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 388 (11.12%) PowerShell
2 208 (5.96%) SQL
3 49 (1.40%) JavaScript
4 46 (1.32%) C#
5 20 (0.57%) C
5 20 (0.57%) VBA
6 18 (0.52%) VBScript
7 15 (0.43%) VB
8 14 (0.40%) Java
8 14 (0.40%) Python
9 11 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.23%) C++
11 8 (0.23%) Perl
12 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.11%) Ruby
13 4 (0.11%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.11%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.086%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.057%) VB6
Qualifications
1 363 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 280 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 212 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 134 (3.84%) MCSE
5 86 (2.46%) Degree
6 59 (1.69%) MCSA
7 57 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 46 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
10 36 (1.03%) MCP
11 35 (1.00%) DBS Check
12 31 (0.89%) CCNA
13 30 (0.86%) CCA
14 26 (0.75%) MCITP
15 22 (0.63%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.60%) A+ Certification
17 20 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
19 15 (0.43%) CISSP
20 13 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (4.50%) SLA
2 74 (2.12%) GDPR
3 35 (1.00%) QA
4 34 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.97%) PMO
5 18 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (0.40%) NIST
8 10 (0.29%) NCSC
9 7 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.20%) HL7
10 6 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.14%) GxP
12 4 (0.11%) BS7799
12 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.086%) COBIT
13 3 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.057%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.057%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,624 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 268 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (4.99%) Hyper-V
4 116 (3.32%) XenApp
5 96 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (1.78%) XenDesktop
7 55 (1.58%) vSphere
8 39 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 36 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 25 (0.72%) BitLocker
12 20 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.17%) Docker
16 5 (0.14%) Firmware
16 5 (0.14%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 3 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 651 (18.66%) SCCM
2 323 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 68 (1.95%) SCOM
4 63 (1.81%) AirWatch
5 46 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
7 24 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (0.63%) WSUS
9 21 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (0.46%) Ansible
11 16 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.43%) SCOrch
12 15 (0.43%) vCenter Server
13 13 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.34%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.34%) Terraform
15 11 (0.32%) EnCase
16 10 (0.29%) XenMobile
17 9 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,692 (48.50%) Microsoft
2 495 (14.19%) VMware
3 388 (11.12%) Citrix
4 250 (7.17%) Cisco
5 158 (4.53%) Apple
6 95 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 94 (2.69%) HP
8 65 (1.86%) McAfee
9 63 (1.81%) Google
10 61 (1.75%) Dell
11 60 (1.72%) Oracle
12 57 (1.63%) NetApp
12 57 (1.63%) Symantec
13 53 (1.52%) SAP
14 50 (1.43%) Ivanti
15 45 (1.29%) Adobe
16 35 (1.00%) Polycom
17 33 (0.95%) EMC
18 32 (0.92%) Palo Alto
19 28 (0.80%) MobileIron