Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 95 91
Rank change year-on-year +57 -4 +46
Contract jobs citing Office 365 218 133 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.55% 2.14% 1.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.65% 21.66% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 84 58
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £347 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% -13.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £245
90th Percentile £488 £500 £546
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -28.26% +15.00%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -0.78%

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 761 614 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.88% 9.88% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 362 139
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £574 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £16.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -29.35% +15.00%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
% change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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
Birmingham +32 130 £325 -18.75% 15
Coventry +11 19 £195 -48.00% 6
Staffordshire +19 17 £293 -28.22% 2
Warwickshire +13 15 £401 +128.86% 3
Solihull +14 13 £100 -65.22% 2
Worcestershire +10 5 £215 +59.26% 2
Shropshire +4 3 - - 1
Herefordshire +3 3 £250 -
Walsall - 1 £193 -
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
Office 365
England

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

1 122 (55.96%) Windows
2 92 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 86 (39.45%) Active Directory
4 69 (31.65%) SharePoint
5 66 (30.28%) Migration
6 64 (29.36%) Windows 10
7 63 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 55 (25.23%) Microsoft Office
9 47 (21.56%) ITIL
10 42 (19.27%) Windows 7
11 39 (17.89%) SCCM
12 32 (14.68%) Windows Server
13 28 (12.84%) VMware
14 27 (12.39%) Citrix
15 25 (11.47%) PowerShell
16 23 (10.55%) SharePoint 2010
17 22 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (9.63%) Skype for Business
19 19 (8.72%) SC Cleared
19 19 (8.72%) Security Cleared
20 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
21 17 (7.80%) SharePoint 2013
21 17 (7.80%) OneDrive
21 17 (7.80%) Project Management
22 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
22 16 (7.34%) Finance
22 16 (7.34%) Skype
23 15 (6.88%) MS Exchange
24 14 (6.42%) PRINCE2
24 14 (6.42%) MCSE

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 69 (31.65%) SharePoint
2 23 (10.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (9.63%) Skype for Business
4 17 (7.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (6.88%) MS Exchange
6 10 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.92%) IIS
8 2 (0.92%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (25.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.80%) OneDrive
3 14 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.13%) IaaS
4 9 (4.13%) PaaS
5 7 (3.21%) SaaS
6 5 (2.29%) G Suite
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.34%) Skype
2 10 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (4.13%) DHCP
3 9 (4.13%) Firewall
4 8 (3.67%) DNS
4 8 (3.67%) SAN
5 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.38%) LAN
6 3 (1.38%) VoIP
6 3 (1.38%) VPN
6 3 (1.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.92%) Intranet
8 1 (0.46%) 3G
8 1 (0.46%) ADSL
8 1 (0.46%) HTTP
8 1 (0.46%) Internet
8 1 (0.46%) SMS
8 1 (0.46%) SSL
8 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) Power BI
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.92%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.46%) Clusterpoint
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) MS Access
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) MSI
2 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (7.34%) Finance
2 5 (2.29%) Retail
3 3 (1.38%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Law
3 3 (1.38%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (11.47%) Administrator
2 23 (10.55%) Project Manager
3 21 (9.63%) Consultant
4 20 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (8.72%) Analyst
5 19 (8.72%) Desktop Support
5 19 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.34%) Architect
6 16 (7.34%) Office 365 Manager
6 16 (7.34%) Support Engineer
7 14 (6.42%) SharePoint Consultant
8 13 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (5.50%) SharePoint Administrator
10 11 (5.05%) Office 365 Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) IT Manager
12 9 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
13 8 (3.67%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.83%) .NET
1 4 (1.83%) CSS
1 4 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (0.92%) Ajax
2 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.92%) jQuery
2 2 (0.92%) Web Services
2 2 (0.92%) XML
2 2 (0.92%) XSLT
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.46%) JSON
3 1 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.46%) Node.js
3 1 (0.46%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.59%) Blackberry
1 10 (4.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.38%) Driving Licence
3 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (0.92%) Wiki
4 1 (0.46%) CMDB
4 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.46%) Interactive TV
4 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.46%) NHS
4 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.46%) Social Network
4 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (55.96%) Windows
2 64 (29.36%) Windows 10
3 42 (19.27%) Windows 7
4 32 (14.68%) Windows Server
5 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.05%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.75%) Linux
9 5 (2.29%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.38%) Android
11 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.92%) Unix
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.28%) Migration
2 47 (21.56%) ITIL
3 22 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.80%) Project Management
5 14 (6.42%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.96%) CRM
6 13 (5.96%) Data Migration
6 13 (5.96%) Service Management
7 11 (5.05%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.21%) Document Management
9 7 (3.21%) ITSM
9 7 (3.21%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (2.75%) Email Migration
10 6 (2.75%) Identity Management
11 5 (2.29%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (2.29%) Information Architecture
11 5 (2.29%) Workflow
12 4 (1.83%) Change Management
12 4 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.67%) SQL
3 5 (2.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) PHP
5 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (8.72%) SC Cleared
1 19 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.42%) MCSE
4 8 (3.67%) MCSA
5 3 (1.38%) APMP
5 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.92%) CCNA
6 2 (0.92%) CCNP
6 2 (0.92%) MCP
6 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) Degree
7 1 (0.46%) MCITP
7 1 (0.46%) MCPD
7 1 (0.46%) MCSD
7 1 (0.46%) MCTS
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) COBIT
2 3 (1.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (39.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.21%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) vSphere
6 3 (1.38%) XenApp
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) Docker
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (17.89%) SCCM
2 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.92%) SCOM
3 2 (0.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Kibana
4 1 (0.46%) logstash
4 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
4 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.84%) VMware
3 27 (12.39%) Citrix
4 8 (3.67%) Apple
5 5 (2.29%) BMC
5 5 (2.29%) Cisco
5 5 (2.29%) Google
5 5 (2.29%) McAfee
5 5 (2.29%) Remedy
6 4 (1.83%) Capita
6 4 (1.83%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.38%) Dell
7 3 (1.38%) IBM
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle
7 3 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (0.92%) HP
8 2 (0.92%) Kronos
8 2 (0.92%) Lotus
8 2 (0.92%) NetApp
8 2 (0.92%) Symantec