Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 40 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 +38
Contract jobs citing Office 365 259 224 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.70% 4.60% 3.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.84% 21.03% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 144 86
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £336 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.99% -3.24% +2.21%
10th Percentile £156 £107 £150
90th Percentile £575 £515 £488
England median daily rate £390 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +6.85% -5.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.59 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.27% +20.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £10.94 £11.00 £9.08
90th Percentile £43.86 £23.45 £15.75
England median hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +7.86% +18.64% -1.67%

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 1,375 1,065 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.28% 21.86% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 694 382
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +11.73% +0.69%
10th Percentile £313 £289 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £558
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +15.38% -42.22%
10th Percentile £15.19 £11.00 £9.45
90th Percentile £44.74 £27.83 £52.40
England median hourly rate £23.08 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% +5.26% -3.11%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 16 June 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 +15 93 £375 +40.19% 20
Coventry -9 47 £338 -15.63% 9
Shropshire -1 31 £404 +7.67% 3
Warwickshire +11 29 £438 +16.67% 6
Staffordshire +12 13 £370 +19.35% 5
Solihull +16 11 £540 +57.09% 9
Worcestershire -10 9 £193 -3.75% 1
Wolverhampton +3 3 £400 -4.48% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 125 (48.26%) Microsoft
2 101 (39.00%) Windows
3 89 (34.36%) Active Directory
4 81 (31.27%) SharePoint
5 75 (28.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 56 (21.62%) Migration
7 41 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (14.67%) Windows 10
9 36 (13.90%) VMware
10 32 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
10 32 (12.36%) Windows Server
11 31 (11.97%) ITIL
12 30 (11.58%) JavaScript
12 30 (11.58%) SCCM
13 29 (11.20%) MS Exchange
14 27 (10.42%) CSS
15 25 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (8.88%) HTML
17 22 (8.49%) Google
17 22 (8.49%) Windows 7
17 22 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 20 (7.72%) PowerShell
18 20 (7.72%) Citrix
19 19 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (6.95%) .NET
20 18 (6.95%) Business Analysis
21 17 (6.56%) Finance
21 17 (6.56%) Cisco
22 16 (6.18%) Hyper-V

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 81 (31.27%) SharePoint
2 29 (11.20%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.86%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.93%) CMS
6 5 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.39%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 75 (28.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.18%) Power Platform
4 15 (5.79%) G Suite
4 15 (5.79%) PowerApps
5 12 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.86%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (3.86%) OneDrive
7 9 (3.47%) SaaS
8 7 (2.70%) IaaS
8 7 (2.70%) PaaS
9 4 (1.54%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.39%) GitHub
11 1 (0.39%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.39%) Serverless
11 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.79%) Firewall
1 15 (5.79%) Skype
2 12 (4.63%) Intranet
2 12 (4.63%) LAN
2 12 (4.63%) WAN
3 10 (3.86%) DNS
4 9 (3.47%) Unified Communications
4 9 (3.47%) VPN
5 8 (3.09%) DHCP
6 7 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.93%) ISDN
7 5 (1.93%) NetScaler
7 5 (1.93%) PBX
7 5 (1.93%) PSTN
8 4 (1.54%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.54%) Wireless
9 3 (1.16%) Internet
10 2 (0.77%) SAN
10 2 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.70%) Power BI
3 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.39%) GIS
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
5 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.63%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.39%) MSI
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (6.56%) Finance
2 10 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.32%) Retail
4 5 (1.93%) Advertising
5 4 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (16.60%) Analyst
2 36 (13.90%) Developer
3 33 (12.74%) Architect
4 31 (11.97%) Project Manager
5 26 (10.04%) SharePoint Developer
6 18 (6.95%) Consultant
6 18 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (6.56%) IT Support
8 16 (6.18%) Office 365 Manager
9 14 (5.41%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.41%) Support Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) IT Analyst
10 12 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.25%) Office 365 Consultant
11 11 (4.25%) Office 365 Project Manager
12 10 (3.86%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.47%) IT Support Analyst
13 9 (3.47%) Office 365 Developer
13 9 (3.47%) Windows Engineer
14 8 (3.09%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.42%) CSS
2 23 (8.88%) HTML
3 18 (6.95%) .NET
4 13 (5.02%) jQuery
5 12 (4.63%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.63%) REST
6 10 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (1.93%) Web Services
9 3 (1.16%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.16%) HTML5
9 3 (1.16%) Node.js
10 2 (0.77%) Django
10 2 (0.77%) Sass
11 1 (0.39%) JFC
11 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.32%) User Experience
4 5 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.93%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.54%) NHS
5 4 (1.54%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.16%) SCADA
6 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.77%) Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (0.77%) Replication
8 1 (0.39%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.39%) PKI
8 1 (0.39%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 101 (39.00%) Windows
2 38 (14.67%) Windows 10
3 32 (12.36%) Windows Server
4 22 (8.49%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.54%) Linux
9 3 (1.16%) Android
10 2 (0.77%) Solaris
10 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.62%) Migration
2 41 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.97%) ITIL
4 25 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (6.95%) Business Analysis
7 16 (6.18%) Configuration Management
7 16 (6.18%) Problem Management
8 15 (5.79%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 14 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 14 (5.41%) Project Management
9 14 (5.41%) Scrum
10 13 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (4.63%) CRM
12 11 (4.25%) Service Management
13 10 (3.86%) Information Architecture
13 10 (3.86%) MVC
14 9 (3.47%) PRINCE2
14 9 (3.47%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.58%) JavaScript
2 20 (7.72%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.18%) C#
4 10 (3.86%) SQL
5 4 (1.54%) C
6 2 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Java
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (3.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.70%) MCSA
2 7 (2.70%) MCSE
3 6 (2.32%) CCNA
3 6 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.54%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.54%) PMP
5 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.39%) CCIE
7 1 (0.39%) CCNP
7 1 (0.39%) Degree
7 1 (0.39%) HNC
7 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.93%) SLA
4 4 (1.54%) GDPR
4 4 (1.54%) PMO
5 3 (1.16%) COBIT
5 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.77%) QA
7 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.39%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.39%) NIST
System Software
1 89 (34.36%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.02%) XenApp
5 11 (4.25%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.77%) Docker
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) vSphere
9 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (11.58%) SCCM
2 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.32%) SCOM
4 3 (1.16%) CASB
4 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 125 (48.26%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.90%) VMware
3 22 (8.49%) Google
4 20 (7.72%) Citrix
5 17 (6.56%) Cisco
6 10 (3.86%) Oracle
7 6 (2.32%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.93%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.54%) Apple
9 4 (1.54%) Dell
9 4 (1.54%) HP
9 4 (1.54%) Sonus
9 4 (1.54%) Sophos
9 4 (1.54%) Veeam
10 3 (1.16%) EMC
10 3 (1.16%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.16%) NetApp
10 3 (1.16%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.77%) IBM
11 2 (0.77%) Meraki