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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England / West Midlands
Rank 55 69 104
Rank change year-on-year +14 +35  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 64 63 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.83% 2.34% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.23% 29.58% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 9
Median daily rate £390 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +80.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% -1.56%  

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 244 213 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.78% 7.91% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 125 31
Median daily rate £425 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +2 25 £425 +27.81% 6
Staffordshire +8 8 £363 +31.81% 6
Coventry -3 6 £416 -7.50% 5
Warwickshire -6 5 £150 -69.38% 3
Shropshire +31 4 £263 +16.66% 2
Solihull +7 3 £350 -33.33% 1
Herefordshire - 3 - - 2
Smethwick - 2 £345 -
Wolverhampton +3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Office 365
England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 53 (42.40%) Microsoft
3 49 (39.20%) SharePoint
4 44 (35.20%) Active Directory
5 42 (33.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (20.00%) Migration
6 25 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 20 (16.00%) Skype
7 20 (16.00%) Skype for Business
8 19 (15.20%) VMware
8 19 (15.20%) MS Office
9 16 (12.80%) Windows 10
10 14 (11.20%) Windows 7
10 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
11 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (10.40%) SQL
12 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
12 12 (9.60%) ITIL
12 12 (9.60%) Citrix
12 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
12 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
13 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.80%) DHCP
13 11 (8.80%) Cisco
13 11 (8.80%) DNS
13 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
14 10 (8.00%) OneDrive
14 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (8.00%) CSS

Office 365
Top Related 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 49 (39.20%) SharePoint
2 20 (16.00%) Skype for Business
3 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
4 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.40%) IIS
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (15.20%) MS Office
2 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.40%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) MS Project
4 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.60%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (33.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.00%) OneDrive
3 8 (6.40%) Yammer
4 6 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.20%) SaaS
7 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.80%) IaaS
8 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) Skype
2 11 (8.80%) DHCP
2 11 (8.80%) DNS
3 7 (5.60%) Kerberos
3 7 (5.60%) LAN
3 7 (5.60%) LDAP
3 7 (5.60%) WAN
4 6 (4.80%) PBX
4 6 (4.80%) Unified Communications
4 6 (4.80%) VoIP
5 4 (3.20%) Bluetooth
6 3 (2.40%) Firewall
7 2 (1.60%) Internet
7 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.60%) SAN
8 1 (0.80%) 4G
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.80%) Network Security
8 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.40%) Power BI
4 1 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.60%) JIRA
General
1 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.00%) Advertising
3 3 (2.40%) Finance
4 2 (1.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Architect
2 14 (11.20%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (10.40%) Consultant
4 12 (9.60%) Developer
5 11 (8.80%) Office 365 Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.20%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Office 365 Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Administrator
8 7 (5.60%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) SharePoint Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Deployment Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Office 365 Manager
9 6 (4.80%) SharePoint Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) CSS
2 7 (5.60%) HTML
3 6 (4.80%) .NET
3 6 (4.80%) jQuery
3 6 (4.80%) REST
4 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.40%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.40%) Marionette.js
5 3 (2.40%) SOAP
5 3 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.40%) Web Services
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (0.80%) COM
6 1 (0.80%) RESTful
6 1 (0.80%) SPServices
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.80%) PKI
3 5 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.40%) User Experience
6 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.80%) CMDB
7 1 (0.80%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) PMI
7 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 25 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (12.80%) Windows 10
4 14 (11.20%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.00%) Android
8 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.60%) Linux
10 1 (0.80%) Unix
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) Migration
2 12 (9.60%) ITIL
3 10 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.40%) Identity Management
5 7 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.80%) Application Packaging
6 6 (4.80%) Email Filtering
6 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (4.80%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.00%) Application Rationalisation
7 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.20%) Change Management
8 4 (3.20%) Coaching
8 4 (3.20%) ERP
8 4 (3.20%) Information Security
8 4 (3.20%) Project Management
8 4 (3.20%) Service Management
8 4 (3.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) SQL
2 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.40%) VB
4 3 (2.40%) VBScript
5 2 (1.60%) Java
6 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.00%) MCITP
5 4 (3.20%) MCSE
6 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.60%) CCNA
7 2 (1.60%) CEH
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.60%) CISM
7 2 (1.60%) CISMP
7 2 (1.60%) CISSP
7 2 (1.60%) CRISC
7 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.60%) MCP
8 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.80%) MCSA
8 1 (0.80%) MCSD
8 1 (0.80%) MOS
8 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.20%) PMO
2 3 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.60%) GPG13
3 2 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) RMADS
4 1 (0.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.60%) XenApp
4 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (7.20%) SCCM
3 7 (5.60%) SCOM
4 6 (4.80%) Nagios
5 4 (3.20%) AirWatch
5 4 (3.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (42.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.20%) VMware
3 12 (9.60%) Citrix
4 11 (8.80%) Cisco
5 6 (4.80%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.00%) LANDesk
6 5 (4.00%) Veeam
7 4 (3.20%) Oracle
8 3 (2.40%) NetApp
9 2 (1.60%) Casewise
9 2 (1.60%) Kronos
9 2 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.80%) Alias
10 1 (0.80%) Avaya
10 1 (0.80%) Capita
10 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.80%) Dell
10 1 (0.80%) EMC
10 1 (0.80%) HP
10 1 (0.80%) Toshiba
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