Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 48 112
Rank change year-on-year +10 +64 -1
Contract jobs citing Office 365 249 160 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.83% 3.61% 1.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.06% 25.48% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 107 66
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £105 £150 £213
90th Percentile £515 £490 £494
England median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.30 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.40% -10.71% -12.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.08 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.38 £15.75 £26.25
England median hourly rate £18.60 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +26.10% -1.67% -14.29%

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 1,080 628 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.97% 14.16% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 423 303
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £227 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £513
England median daily rate £477 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -28.77% -10.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.83 £52.40 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 22 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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 +1 86 £225 -38.36% 14
Coventry +20 59 £411 +62.07% 10
Shropshire -4 27 £370 +85.00% 8
Warwickshire +12 25 £375 +22.45% 7
Staffordshire -17 12 £293 +19.39% 11
Worcestershire -3 7 £125 -50.00% 4
Wolverhampton -2 6 £456 +36.32% 1
Solihull -21 5 £344 -1.79% 3
Walsall +1 4 £400 +29.55%
Herefordshire +11 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 112 (44.98%) Windows
2 108 (43.37%) Active Directory
3 104 (41.77%) Microsoft
4 77 (30.92%) Migration
5 72 (28.92%) SharePoint
6 59 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 52 (20.88%) Windows 10
8 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (18.07%) SCCM
10 38 (15.26%) ITIL
11 33 (13.25%) Microsoft Intune
12 32 (12.85%) OneDrive
12 32 (12.85%) MS Exchange
13 31 (12.45%) VMware
13 31 (12.45%) Google
14 30 (12.05%) PowerShell
15 27 (10.84%) Skype
16 25 (10.04%) Finance
17 24 (9.64%) Windows Server
18 23 (9.24%) SQL
19 20 (8.03%) Windows 7
19 20 (8.03%) Skype for Business
20 19 (7.63%) G Suite
20 19 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (7.23%) Project Management
22 16 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
23 15 (6.02%) Service Management
24 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
24 14 (5.62%) Apple
24 14 (5.62%) Hyper-V

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 72 (28.92%) SharePoint
2 32 (12.85%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.03%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.41%) Confluence
5 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.61%) PTC Creo
2 4 (1.61%) Windchill
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (12.85%) OneDrive
3 19 (7.63%) G Suite
4 11 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (4.42%) IaaS
5 10 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (4.02%) Yammer
6 9 (3.61%) PaaS
7 8 (3.21%) SaaS
8 3 (1.20%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.40%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.84%) Skype
2 7 (2.81%) SAN
3 4 (1.61%) Firewall
4 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) Intranet
4 3 (1.20%) LAN
4 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.20%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.80%) DHCP
5 2 (0.80%) VPN
5 2 (0.80%) Wireless
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) MPLS
6 1 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) SNMP
6 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.01%) DB2
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (2.41%) GitLab
2 6 (2.41%) HP UFT
2 6 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.41%) JIRA
2 6 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (2.41%) Selenium
2 6 (2.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) MSI
4 1 (0.40%) NDepend
4 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (10.04%) Finance
2 5 (2.01%) Legal
3 4 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (0.80%) Back Office
5 2 (0.80%) Local Government
5 2 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (20.88%) Analyst
2 30 (12.05%) Service Analyst
3 28 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (9.24%) Consultant
5 21 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (8.03%) Architect
6 20 (8.03%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.62%) Office 365 Engineer
8 14 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (5.22%) Developer
10 12 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) Desktop Support
11 11 (4.42%) Office 365 Architect
12 9 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.61%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.21%) .NET
1 8 (3.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (2.81%) SOAP
3 6 (2.41%) CSS
3 6 (2.41%) REST
4 5 (2.01%) HTML
5 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.61%) XML
6 3 (1.20%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.80%) CAML
7 2 (0.80%) jQuery
7 2 (0.80%) JSON
7 2 (0.80%) LINQ
7 2 (0.80%) React
7 2 (0.80%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.80%) WCF
7 2 (0.80%) XSLT
8 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.61%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.81%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.01%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (2.01%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.61%) iPad
5 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.20%) iPhone
5 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.20%) PKI
6 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.40%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) NHS
7 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 112 (44.98%) Windows
2 52 (20.88%) Windows 10
3 24 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.03%) Windows 7
5 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.61%) Android
6 9 (3.61%) Linux
7 6 (2.41%) Unix
7 6 (2.41%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.20%) SUSE
10 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.40%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.92%) Migration
2 38 (15.26%) ITIL
3 19 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.23%) Project Management
5 15 (6.02%) Service Management
6 14 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
6 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.82%) DevOps
8 10 (4.02%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (4.02%) Test Strategy
9 9 (3.61%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.61%) Scrum
10 7 (2.81%) Change Management
10 7 (2.81%) Coaching
10 7 (2.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 7 (2.81%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.81%) Network Management
11 6 (2.41%) Build Automation
11 6 (2.41%) Functional Testing
11 6 (2.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.05%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.24%) SQL
3 11 (4.42%) C#
4 9 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.80%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.40%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.01%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.01%) MCSE
3 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.61%) CCNP
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.61%) Degree
4 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.20%) CCNA
6 2 (0.80%) ISEB
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CEH
7 1 (0.40%) CISM
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.21%) GDPR
2 7 (2.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (43.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.20%) vSphere
6 3 (1.20%) XenApp
7 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (18.07%) SCCM
2 33 (13.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.61%) SCOM
3 4 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.80%) MOM
5 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (41.77%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.45%) Google
2 31 (12.45%) VMware
3 14 (5.62%) Apple
4 10 (4.02%) Oracle
4 10 (4.02%) Postini
5 9 (3.61%) Citrix
6 8 (3.21%) NetApp
7 6 (2.41%) Ivanti
7 6 (2.41%) McAfee
7 6 (2.41%) Remedy
8 5 (2.01%) Cisco
8 5 (2.01%) IBM
9 4 (1.61%) PTC
9 4 (1.61%) Veritas
10 3 (1.20%) Avaya
11 2 (0.80%) Capita
11 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.80%) Dell
11 2 (0.80%) Sage