Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 +55
Contract jobs citing Office 365 255 250 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.57% 4.87% 4.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.99% 20.11% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 179 155
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -6.74%
10th Percentile £131 £127 £150
90th Percentile £575 £600 £488
England median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 13
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.67 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.64% +13.79% -12.12%
10th Percentile £15.08 £10.63 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.34 £21.50 £21.60
England median hourly rate £19.46 £17.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +11.20% +11.11% -4.55%

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 1,215 1,243 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.31% 24.21% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 824 534
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £219
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% +13.79% -10.77%
10th Percentile £15.30 £10.63 £10.75
90th Percentile £88.60 £21.50 £24.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +10 120 £370 -7.50% 48
Coventry +5 44 £388 -14.84% 7
Warwickshire +6 30 £350 -17.65% 10
Staffordshire +18 22 £370 +2.07% 14
Shropshire +35 13 £350 -18.22% 7
Worcestershire +6 12 £138 +10.00% 12
Wolverhampton +3 2 £475 - 2
Solihull +2 2 £650 +13.04% 15
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 2
Dudley - 1 £275 - 2
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 126 (49.41%) Windows
2 113 (44.31%) Active Directory
3 107 (41.96%) Microsoft
4 86 (33.73%) Azure
5 74 (29.02%) Windows 10
6 65 (25.49%) Migration
7 59 (23.14%) SharePoint
8 40 (15.69%) VMware
9 34 (13.33%) SCCM
10 30 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
11 29 (11.37%) ITIL
12 28 (10.98%) Windows Server
13 26 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 26 (10.20%) Windows 7
14 24 (9.41%) Citrix
15 22 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (8.24%) Data Centre
16 21 (8.24%) MS Exchange
17 20 (7.84%) PowerShell
17 20 (7.84%) Power Platform
18 19 (7.45%) AWS
19 18 (7.06%) OneDrive
20 17 (6.67%) SQL
21 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (6.27%) Google
21 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Intune
21 16 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
22 15 (5.88%) Skype

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 59 (23.14%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.75%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) assyst
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 86 (33.73%) Azure
2 26 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (7.84%) Power Platform
4 19 (7.45%) AWS
5 18 (7.06%) OneDrive
6 14 (5.49%) PowerApps
7 11 (4.31%) G Suite
8 9 (3.53%) Mimecast
9 7 (2.75%) IaaS
9 7 (2.75%) SaaS
10 6 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.96%) PaaS
12 4 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Flow
14 2 (0.78%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.78%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.78%) ShareGate
14 2 (0.78%) Yammer
15 1 (0.39%) GCP
15 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.88%) Skype
2 14 (5.49%) VPN
3 13 (5.10%) WAN
4 11 (4.31%) Internet
5 10 (3.92%) DHCP
5 10 (3.92%) DNS
5 10 (3.92%) LAN
5 10 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (3.53%) Firewall
7 7 (2.75%) SAN
7 7 (2.75%) VLAN
8 6 (2.35%) Wireless
9 5 (1.96%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.96%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.57%) Extranet
11 3 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.18%) NAS
11 3 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.31%) Power BI
3 6 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.57%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.78%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Hudson
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (4.71%) Finance
1 12 (4.71%) Public Sector
2 11 (4.31%) Retail
3 7 (2.75%) Banking
3 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.96%) Advertising
5 3 (1.18%) Automotive
5 3 (1.18%) Electronics
5 3 (1.18%) German Language
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.39%) Police
Job Titles
1 46 (18.04%) Analyst
2 43 (16.86%) Architect
3 20 (7.84%) Desktop Support
4 19 (7.45%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.45%) Support Analyst
5 18 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.06%) Security Architect
6 15 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.49%) Consultant
7 14 (5.49%) Desktop Analyst
7 14 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (5.49%) Developer
7 14 (5.49%) Office 365 Engineer
7 14 (5.49%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (5.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 13 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.31%) IT Support
9 11 (4.31%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.31%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.10%) Web Services
2 6 (2.35%) CSS
3 4 (1.57%) REST
4 3 (1.18%) .NET
4 3 (1.18%) HTML
4 3 (1.18%) jQuery
5 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.78%) EDI
5 2 (0.78%) HTML5
5 2 (0.78%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
6 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.53%) SCADA
4 7 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.35%) Shadow IT
6 5 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.96%) FMCG
6 5 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.96%) NHS
6 5 (1.96%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.57%) Clustering
7 4 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.18%) Robotics
8 3 (1.18%) Tandem
8 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.78%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (49.41%) Windows
2 74 (29.02%) Windows 10
3 28 (10.98%) Windows Server
4 26 (10.20%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.53%) Android
7 5 (1.96%) Linux
8 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) VMS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.49%) Migration
2 30 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (11.37%) ITIL
4 16 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (5.10%) Security Architecture
7 11 (4.31%) Analytics
7 11 (4.31%) Document Management
8 10 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (3.92%) Data Analysis
9 9 (3.53%) Data Protection
9 9 (3.53%) ITIL V3
9 9 (3.53%) Project Management
9 9 (3.53%) Scrum
9 9 (3.53%) SIEM
10 8 (3.14%) Data Management
10 8 (3.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.67%) SQL
3 4 (1.57%) C
3 4 (1.57%) C#
4 3 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.78%) VBScript
6 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.10%) MCSE
3 12 (4.71%) CISSP
3 12 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.35%) CISM
4 6 (2.35%) Degree
4 6 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.96%) MCSA
6 4 (1.57%) MCSD
6 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.78%) ISSAP
7 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.49%) GDPR
2 10 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.53%) COBIT
3 9 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (3.53%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.14%) SLA
5 5 (1.96%) NIST
5 5 (1.96%) PMO
6 4 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 113 (44.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.10%) XenApp
4 12 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.75%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.57%) vCloud
8 3 (1.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (13.33%) SCCM
2 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.92%) AirWatch
4 9 (3.53%) CASB
5 4 (1.57%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.18%) Terraform
7 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.78%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.39%) QRadar
8 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 107 (41.96%) Microsoft
2 40 (15.69%) VMware
3 24 (9.41%) Citrix
4 16 (6.27%) Google
5 11 (4.31%) Apple
6 9 (3.53%) Forcepoint
6 9 (3.53%) Zscaler
7 5 (1.96%) HP
7 5 (1.96%) Ivanti
7 5 (1.96%) LogRhythm
7 5 (1.96%) McAfee
8 4 (1.57%) Cisco
9 3 (1.18%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (1.18%) Darktrace
9 3 (1.18%) Dell
9 3 (1.18%) Juniper
9 3 (1.18%) Meraki
9 3 (1.18%) Polycom
9 3 (1.18%) Splunk
10 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow