Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 January 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 79 75
Rank change year-on-year +38 -4 +68
Contract jobs citing Office 365 213 132 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.51% 2.40% 2.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.63% 22.56% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 91 76
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £145 £165 £178
90th Percentile £488 £490 £554
England median daily rate £350 £363 £363
% change year-on-year -3.45% - -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £18.38 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +36.11% +6.42%
10th Percentile £10.85 £15.24 £12.60
90th Percentile £21.20 £21.47 £14.85
England median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +8.15%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 831 585 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.61% 10.63% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 359 170
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +26.85% -41.30%
10th Percentile £10.95 £14.96 £12.60
90th Percentile £22.85 £21.47 £14.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.63% -12.20% -3.82%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in the West Midlands

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Birmingham +28 124 £325 -6.34% 20
Coventry +29 34 £416 +4.06% 7
Warwickshire +19 17 £401 +45.64% 6
Staffordshire +12 12 £365 -14.12% 7
Solihull +5 4 £100 -65.22% 1
Worcestershire 0 4 £215 +62.26% 7
Herefordshire +3 3 £250 -
Shropshire -1 2 £173 -46.92%
Smethwick - 1 £295 - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 110 (51.64%) Windows
2 95 (44.60%) Active Directory
3 82 (38.50%) Microsoft
4 76 (35.68%) Migration
5 66 (30.99%) SharePoint
6 64 (30.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 58 (27.23%) Windows 10
8 40 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
9 34 (15.96%) ITIL
10 33 (15.49%) Windows 7
11 31 (14.55%) Windows Server
12 30 (14.08%) SCCM
13 29 (13.62%) VMware
14 24 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.39%) PowerShell
15 20 (9.39%) OneDrive
16 19 (8.92%) Citrix
17 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (7.98%) MS Exchange
19 16 (7.51%) Project Management
20 15 (7.04%) Cisco
20 15 (7.04%) MCSE
20 15 (7.04%) Finance
21 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
21 14 (6.57%) Skype for Business
22 13 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
23 12 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
23 12 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
23 12 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 66 (30.99%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.98%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.57%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.88%) IIS
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.94%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (30.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.39%) OneDrive
3 13 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.69%) PaaS
5 9 (4.23%) IaaS
6 8 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (2.82%) SaaS
8 5 (2.35%) G Suite
9 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.16%) DHCP
1 11 (5.16%) Skype
2 10 (4.69%) DNS
2 10 (4.69%) Firewall
3 7 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.82%) SAN
5 4 (1.88%) LAN
6 3 (1.41%) VPN
6 3 (1.41%) WAN
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.94%) Intranet
7 2 (0.94%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.94%) Telnet
7 2 (0.94%) VoIP
8 1 (0.47%) 3G
8 1 (0.47%) 4G
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.47%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.41%) Power BI
3 2 (0.94%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.47%) Clusterpoint
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) MS Access
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Subversion
2 2 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.94%) MSI
2 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (7.04%) Finance
2 3 (1.41%) Banking
2 3 (1.41%) Law
2 3 (1.41%) Retail
3 2 (0.94%) Automotive
4 1 (0.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (10.33%) Analyst
2 21 (9.86%) Architect
2 21 (9.86%) Consultant
2 21 (9.86%) Project Manager
3 19 (8.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (8.45%) Administrator
5 16 (7.51%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (6.57%) SharePoint Consultant
8 13 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.10%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) IT Manager
9 11 (5.16%) Office 365 Engineer
9 11 (5.16%) Office 365 Manager
10 10 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Office 365 Architect
11 9 (4.23%) Office 365 Consultant
11 9 (4.23%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.82%) .NET
2 3 (1.41%) CSS
2 3 (1.41%) HTML
2 3 (1.41%) jQuery
2 3 (1.41%) JSON
2 3 (1.41%) OAuth
2 3 (1.41%) OAuth2
2 3 (1.41%) Web Services
2 3 (1.41%) XML
3 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.94%) RESTful
3 2 (0.94%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Ajax
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.47%) WCF
4 1 (0.47%) WF
4 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.76%) Data Centre
1 8 (3.76%) User Experience
2 5 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.88%) Driving Licence
3 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.41%) PKI
5 2 (0.94%) Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.94%) NHS
5 2 (0.94%) Wiki
6 1 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.47%) iPad
6 1 (0.47%) iPhone
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 110 (51.64%) Windows
2 58 (27.23%) Windows 10
3 33 (15.49%) Windows 7
4 31 (14.55%) Windows Server
5 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.82%) Android
8 5 (2.35%) Linux
9 4 (1.88%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.94%) Unix
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (35.68%) Migration
2 34 (15.96%) ITIL
3 24 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (7.51%) Project Management
5 14 (6.57%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (5.16%) Service Management
8 8 (3.76%) CRM
8 8 (3.76%) Data Migration
8 8 (3.76%) Identity Management
8 8 (3.76%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (3.29%) Document Management
10 6 (2.82%) Email Migration
10 6 (2.82%) ITSM
10 6 (2.82%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.35%) Information Architecture
11 5 (2.35%) SOA
12 4 (1.88%) Change Management
12 4 (1.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.39%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.76%) SQL
3 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.88%) C#
5 2 (0.94%) XAML
6 1 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) PHP
6 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.04%) MCSE
3 8 (3.76%) MCSA
3 8 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.35%) CCNP
6 4 (1.88%) CCIE
6 4 (1.88%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.41%) APMP
7 3 (1.41%) CEH
7 3 (1.41%) CISM
7 3 (1.41%) CISSP
7 3 (1.41%) MCP
8 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.94%) CCNA
8 2 (0.94%) Degree
8 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.41%) GDPR
2 3 (1.41%) PMO
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (44.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.16%) Hyper-V
2 11 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.82%) BitLocker
3 6 (2.82%) XenApp
4 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.94%) vSphere
5 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.94%) XenServer
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (14.08%) SCCM
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.41%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (38.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.62%) VMware
3 19 (8.92%) Citrix
4 15 (7.04%) Cisco
5 11 (5.16%) Google
6 8 (3.76%) Apple
7 6 (2.82%) McAfee
8 5 (2.35%) BMC
8 5 (2.35%) Remedy
9 4 (1.88%) Capita
9 4 (1.88%) HP
9 4 (1.88%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.41%) Dell
10 3 (1.41%) IBM
10 3 (1.41%) NetApp
10 3 (1.41%) Oracle
11 2 (0.94%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.94%) EMC
11 2 (0.94%) Symantec