Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 43 77
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 +7
Contract jobs citing Office 365 218 206 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.44% 4.36% 2.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.75% 24.82% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 142 90
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -1.43% -15.66%
10th Percentile £153 £145 £165
90th Percentile £600 £488 £491
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -23.81% +36.11%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.85 £15.24
90th Percentile £21.48 £21.20 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +16.67%

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 1,228 830 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.98% 17.58% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 537 364
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £237 £250
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.21 £14.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -18.25% +26.85%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.95 £14.96
90th Percentile £21.48 £22.85 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -5 88 £400 +23.08% 38
Coventry +7 46 £450 +8.11% 13
Warwickshire +10 21 £425 +6.12% 5
Shropshire -36 18 £398 +130.58% 3
Staffordshire -11 10 £365 +0.69% 8
Herefordshire -14 6 - - 2
Solihull +6 4 £575 +475.00% 6
Worcestershire -7 4 - - 5
Walsall - 3 £324 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £375 - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 121 (55.50%) Microsoft
2 113 (51.83%) Windows
3 104 (47.71%) Active Directory
4 63 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (23.39%) Migration
6 48 (22.02%) Windows 10
7 47 (21.56%) Windows Server
8 43 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (19.27%) SCCM
10 38 (17.43%) SharePoint
10 38 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 35 (16.06%) ITIL
12 33 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (12.39%) VMware
14 25 (11.47%) Windows 7
15 21 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (8.72%) Citrix
16 19 (8.72%) MS Exchange
17 18 (8.26%) Skype
18 17 (7.80%) OneDrive
18 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (7.34%) Hyper-V
19 16 (7.34%) PaaS
19 16 (7.34%) DevOps
20 15 (6.88%) Data Centre
20 15 (6.88%) SaaS
20 15 (6.88%) Identity Management
21 14 (6.42%) SQL
21 14 (6.42%) Skype for Business

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 38 (17.43%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.72%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.42%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.83%) Confluence
4 4 (1.83%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 63 (28.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.80%) OneDrive
4 16 (7.34%) PaaS
5 15 (6.88%) SaaS
6 13 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (5.96%) IaaS
7 8 (3.67%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (3.21%) G Suite
9 5 (2.29%) GitHub
10 2 (0.92%) Yammer
11 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.46%) Serverless
11 1 (0.46%) Slack
11 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.26%) Skype
2 11 (5.05%) DNS
3 10 (4.59%) DHCP
3 10 (4.59%) LAN
4 8 (3.67%) WAN
4 8 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (3.21%) Firewall
6 6 (2.75%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.29%) Intranet
8 4 (1.83%) Network Security
8 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.83%) VPN
9 3 (1.38%) VoIP
9 3 (1.38%) WLAN
10 2 (0.92%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.92%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.92%) NAS
10 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.92%) VLAN
11 1 (0.46%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.46%) MS Access
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) GitLab
2 5 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.83%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.83%) JIRA
3 4 (1.83%) NDepend
3 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.83%) Selenium
3 4 (1.83%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (5.50%) Finance
2 5 (2.29%) Marketing
3 4 (1.83%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Advertising
5 2 (0.92%) Automotive
5 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (13.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (13.30%) Analyst
3 18 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (6.88%) Architect
4 15 (6.88%) Consultant
5 14 (6.42%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.42%) Service Analyst
6 13 (5.96%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (5.96%) Developer
6 13 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (5.96%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.50%) IT Support
8 10 (4.59%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (4.59%) Office 365 Manager
8 10 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) .NET
2 9 (4.13%) CSS
2 9 (4.13%) HTML
3 8 (3.67%) Web Services
4 7 (3.21%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.83%) OAuth
6 4 (1.83%) OAuth2
6 4 (1.83%) SAML
7 2 (0.92%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.92%) HTML5
8 1 (0.46%) Django
8 1 (0.46%) jQuery
8 1 (0.46%) LDAP
8 1 (0.46%) MAPI
8 1 (0.46%) Middleware
8 1 (0.46%) Node.js
8 1 (0.46%) Sass
8 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.88%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.75%) Fintech
3 6 (2.75%) PKI
4 5 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.29%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.38%) User Experience
6 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.92%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.92%) SCADA
7 1 (0.46%) CMDB
7 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.46%) iPad
7 1 (0.46%) iPhone
7 1 (0.46%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 113 (51.83%) Windows
2 48 (22.02%) Windows 10
3 47 (21.56%) Windows Server
4 25 (11.47%) Windows 7
5 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.59%) Linux
7 6 (2.75%) Unix
8 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.38%) Android
9 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.92%) Solaris
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.39%) Migration
2 38 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (16.06%) ITIL
4 33 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.34%) DevOps
6 15 (6.88%) Identity Management
7 13 (5.96%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.50%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.50%) Waterfall
9 11 (5.05%) Business Analysis
9 11 (5.05%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.59%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.59%) Scrum
11 8 (3.67%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.21%) Functional Testing
12 7 (3.21%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.21%) Project Management
12 7 (3.21%) SDLC
12 7 (3.21%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.42%) SQL
2 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.59%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.21%) C#
5 2 (0.92%) Python
5 2 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) Perl
6 1 (0.46%) PHP
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.46%) VB
6 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.21%) MCSE
3 6 (2.75%) Degree
4 4 (1.83%) CEH
4 4 (1.83%) CISM
4 4 (1.83%) CISSP
4 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.38%) CCNA
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.92%) MCITP
6 2 (0.92%) MCP
6 2 (0.92%) MCSA
6 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.46%) CCIE
7 1 (0.46%) HNC
7 1 (0.46%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.21%) GDPR
2 5 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) COBIT
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.46%) FISMA
5 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.46%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (47.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.34%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.05%) XenApp
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.92%) Docker
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.46%) Firmware
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (19.27%) SCCM
2 14 (6.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (4.59%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (3.67%) SCOM
5 3 (1.38%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.92%) CASB
6 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.92%) WSUS
6 2 (0.92%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 121 (55.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.39%) VMware
3 19 (8.72%) Citrix
4 13 (5.96%) Cisco
5 7 (3.21%) Google
6 6 (2.75%) Oracle
7 5 (2.29%) HP
8 4 (1.83%) Apple
8 4 (1.83%) NetApp
8 4 (1.83%) Postini
8 4 (1.83%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.83%) Sophos
9 3 (1.38%) Dell
10 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.92%) EMC
10 2 (0.92%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.92%) IBM
10 2 (0.92%) McAfee
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.92%) Veeam