Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 37 91
Rank change year-on-year -5 +54 +4
Contract jobs citing Office 365 251 218 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.91% 4.53% 2.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.88% 28.50% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 157 84
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £325 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -6.74% -12.88%
10th Percentile £124 £150 £163
90th Percentile £600 £488 £500
England median daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -12.12% -28.26%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £21.60 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49% +4.69%

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 1,202 765 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.52% 15.90% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 506 363
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -10.77% -29.35%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.75 £13.07
90th Percentile £21.50 £24.13 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.99% -9.38%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -11 92 £400 +23.08% 23
Coventry +12 51 £455 +133.33% 5
Warwickshire +24 26 £425 +6.12% 6
Shropshire -27 24 £428 - 1
Staffordshire -9 17 £360 +23.08% 13
Worcestershire -1 7 £125 -41.86% 4
Walsall +5 5 £500 +159.74% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £475 - 4
Solihull -5 4 £575 +475.00% 5
Herefordshire -11 4 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 131 (52.19%) Windows
2 127 (50.60%) Microsoft
3 112 (44.62%) Active Directory
4 69 (27.49%) Migration
5 63 (25.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 55 (21.91%) SharePoint
7 53 (21.12%) Windows 10
8 51 (20.32%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (17.93%) SCCM
10 42 (16.73%) Windows Server
11 38 (15.14%) ITIL
12 32 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (10.36%) MS Exchange
15 25 (9.96%) VMware
16 24 (9.56%) SQL
16 24 (9.56%) Windows 7
17 23 (9.16%) OneDrive
18 21 (8.37%) DevOps
18 21 (8.37%) G Suite
18 21 (8.37%) Google
19 20 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (7.57%) Data Centre
21 18 (7.17%) Skype
21 18 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
22 17 (6.77%) Finance
23 16 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
24 15 (5.98%) PowerShell
24 15 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure

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 55 (21.91%) SharePoint
2 26 (10.36%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.58%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.98%) Confluence
5 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (20.32%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.16%) OneDrive
3 21 (8.37%) G Suite
4 16 (6.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (5.58%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (5.58%) PaaS
6 13 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (5.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (4.38%) IaaS
7 11 (4.38%) SaaS
8 4 (1.59%) GitHub
9 3 (1.20%) Google Drive
9 3 (1.20%) Yammer
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.17%) Skype
2 9 (3.59%) DHCP
2 9 (3.59%) DNS
3 7 (2.79%) LAN
4 6 (2.39%) Intranet
5 5 (1.99%) WAN
5 5 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.59%) Firewall
6 4 (1.59%) Network Security
6 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.20%) NAS
7 3 (1.20%) WLAN
8 2 (0.80%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.80%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.80%) SAN
8 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.80%) VLAN
8 2 (0.80%) VPN
9 1 (0.40%) IMAP
9 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.80%) DB2
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.58%) GitLab
2 13 (5.18%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.98%) HP UFT
4 10 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.98%) JIRA
4 10 (3.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (3.98%) Selenium
4 10 (3.98%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.99%) NDepend
5 5 (1.99%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 17 (6.77%) Finance
2 8 (3.19%) Marketing
3 6 (2.39%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.20%) Local Government
6 2 (0.80%) Automotive
6 2 (0.80%) Back Office
6 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (16.33%) Analyst
2 25 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (8.37%) Consultant
4 19 (7.57%) Service Analyst
4 19 (7.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (7.57%) Support Engineer
5 18 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.17%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.58%) Architect
7 12 (4.78%) Office 365 Manager
8 11 (4.38%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.38%) Developer
9 10 (3.98%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (3.98%) Office 365 Engineer
9 10 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
10 9 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.19%) IT Analyst
11 8 (3.19%) Office 365 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.18%) .NET
1 13 (5.18%) ASP.NET
2 9 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (2.79%) CSS
3 7 (2.79%) HTML
4 6 (2.39%) Web Services
5 4 (1.59%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.59%) OAuth
5 4 (1.59%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.59%) SAML
5 4 (1.59%) XML
6 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.80%) CAML
6 2 (0.80%) jQuery
6 2 (0.80%) LINQ
6 2 (0.80%) React
6 2 (0.80%) REST
6 2 (0.80%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.39%) PKI
4 5 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.59%) User Experience
6 3 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.20%) Fintech
6 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.80%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.80%) iPad
7 2 (0.80%) iPhone
7 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.40%) EPoS
8 1 (0.40%) Handset
8 1 (0.40%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (52.19%) Windows
2 53 (21.12%) Windows 10
3 42 (16.73%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.56%) Windows 7
5 20 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.98%) Linux
8 9 (3.59%) Android
9 8 (3.19%) Unix
10 5 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.49%) Migration
2 38 (15.14%) ITIL
3 32 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.37%) DevOps
6 14 (5.58%) Waterfall
7 13 (5.18%) Project Management
8 12 (4.78%) Scrum
8 12 (4.78%) Test Strategy
9 11 (4.38%) Identity Management
10 10 (3.98%) Build Automation
10 10 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.98%) Functional Testing
10 10 (3.98%) Regression Testing
10 10 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.98%) Test Automation
11 9 (3.59%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.59%) MVC
11 9 (3.59%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.56%) SQL
2 15 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.38%) C#
4 9 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.80%) Java
5 2 (0.80%) VBScript
6 1 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.40%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.79%) MCSE
3 6 (2.39%) Degree
4 4 (1.59%) CEH
4 4 (1.59%) CISM
4 4 (1.59%) CISSP
4 4 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.20%) CCNA
5 3 (1.20%) CCNP
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.20%) MCITP
6 2 (0.80%) ISEB
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) SLA
2 6 (2.39%) GDPR
3 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) FISMA
5 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.98%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.59%) XenApp
6 4 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.40%) Docker
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (17.93%) SCCM
2 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.39%) SCOM
3 6 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.80%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 127 (50.60%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.96%) VMware
3 21 (8.37%) Google
4 15 (5.98%) Citrix
5 11 (4.38%) Apple
5 11 (4.38%) Postini
6 8 (3.19%) Cisco
7 6 (2.39%) Oracle
8 5 (1.99%) Ivanti
8 5 (1.99%) NetApp
9 4 (1.59%) HP
9 4 (1.59%) Remedy
10 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.20%) Avaya
10 3 (1.20%) Dell
10 3 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.80%) IBM
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.80%) Sage
11 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow