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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 95 83
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 76 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.74% 1.36% 1.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.92% 18.30% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 24
Median daily rate £300 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £195 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £480 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% +0.68%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 305 224 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.02% 7.44% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 154 61
Median daily rate £475 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +25.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £13.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +18 18 £315 -25.88% 12
Staffordshire +10 18 £232 -40.12% 2
Solihull +23 12 £394 +75.00% 7
Warwickshire +12 6 £135 -34.14% 3
Shropshire +21 5 - - 3
Worcestershire +15 4 £250 +61.29% 2
Coventry +11 3 £494 +51.92% 5
Walsall - 1 £425 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £335 - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 70 (50.36%) Windows
2 55 (39.57%) Microsoft
3 43 (30.94%) SharePoint
4 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
5 30 (21.58%) Microsoft Office
6 29 (20.86%) Migration
7 28 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (19.42%) Windows 10
9 26 (18.71%) ITIL
10 25 (17.99%) SCCM
11 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
12 20 (14.39%) Citrix
13 19 (13.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
14 16 (11.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (10.07%) VMware
15 14 (10.07%) SC Cleared
15 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
16 12 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (8.63%) Skype for Business
17 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
17 11 (7.91%) Blackberry
17 11 (7.91%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (7.91%) Skype
18 10 (7.19%) Remote Desktop
18 10 (7.19%) Dashboard Development
18 10 (7.19%) Power BI
18 10 (7.19%) Information Architecture
18 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development

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 43 (30.94%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (11.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (8.63%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.47%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.16%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.72%) IIS
10 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (21.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.44%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.60%) SaaS
4 3 (2.16%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) Yammer
6 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.72%) G Suite
6 1 (0.72%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.91%) Skype
2 10 (7.19%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (4.32%) LAN
3 6 (4.32%) WAN
4 5 (3.60%) DHCP
4 5 (3.60%) DNS
5 4 (2.88%) 4G
5 4 (2.88%) Firewall
5 4 (2.88%) SAN
6 3 (2.16%) VoIP
7 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.44%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) DMZ
8 1 (0.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) Power BI
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) JIRA
1 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.44%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Publishing
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (15.11%) Administrator
2 20 (14.39%) Architect
3 19 (13.67%) SharePoint Administrator
4 16 (11.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (10.07%) Project Manager
6 13 (9.35%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Consultant
8 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.47%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.76%) Office 365 Manager
10 8 (5.76%) Service Desk Support
11 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.04%) Office 365 Architect
11 7 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.32%) Developer
12 6 (4.32%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.32%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) CSS
1 7 (5.04%) HTML
2 6 (4.32%) .NET
3 4 (2.88%) Web Services
4 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.16%) jQuery
5 2 (1.44%) REST
5 2 (1.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.72%) RESTful
6 1 (0.72%) SPServices
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.04%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.16%) User Experience
4 2 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Blog
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.72%) PMI
5 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (50.36%) Windows
2 27 (19.42%) Windows 10
3 23 (16.55%) Windows 7
4 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.60%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Linux
9 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.86%) Migration
2 26 (18.71%) ITIL
3 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.19%) Dashboard Development
3 10 (7.19%) Information Architecture
4 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.04%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.04%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (4.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.60%) CRM
7 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (3.60%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.88%) HOOD
8 4 (2.88%) Information Management
8 4 (2.88%) Service Management
9 3 (2.16%) Change Management
9 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.16%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.16%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.76%) SQL
3 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.44%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (10.07%) SC Cleared
1 14 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.72%) Degree
4 1 (0.72%) MCITP
4 1 (0.72%) MCPD
4 1 (0.72%) MCSD
4 1 (0.72%) MCTS
4 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) PMO
2 2 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.44%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.44%) XenApp
4 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.72%) Docker
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (17.99%) SCCM
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.72%) Kibana
4 1 (0.72%) logstash
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.72%) Puppet
4 1 (0.72%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 55 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.39%) Citrix
3 14 (10.07%) VMware
4 9 (6.47%) Cisco
5 3 (2.16%) Lotus
5 3 (2.16%) Oracle
6 2 (1.44%) Apple
6 2 (1.44%) Casewise
6 2 (1.44%) Dell
6 2 (1.44%) NetApp
6 2 (1.44%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.72%) EMC
7 1 (0.72%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) HP
7 1 (0.72%) Kronos
7 1 (0.72%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
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