Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 38 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 +69 -13
Contract jobs citing Office 365 275 202 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.46% 4.54% 1.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.31% 28.61% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 147 84
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £315 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% -12.00%
10th Percentile £106 £152 £163
90th Percentile £600 £475 £500
England median daily rate £363 £350 £379
% change year-on-year +3.57% -7.59% +12.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.47% -18.06%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £19.03 £18.53
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.57% -12.80%

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 1,131 706 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.45% 15.85% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 452 352
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £580 £575 £562
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% - -18.06%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £21.50 £51.50 £18.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.91 £18.77
% change year-on-year -10.57% +11.39% -18.38%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -3 100 £388 +19.23% 27
Coventry +25 64 £455 +133.46% 7
Shropshire -18 28 £375 - 3
Warwickshire +17 24 £425 +6.12% 2
Staffordshire -14 15 £315 +21.15% 8
Worcestershire -9 8 £125 -46.24% 9
Solihull -14 5 £344 -12.70% 6
Walsall +3 4 £513 +65.99%
Wolverhampton +3 4 £475 +41.92% 1
Herefordshire -6 2 - - 2
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 139 (50.55%) Windows
2 135 (49.09%) Microsoft
3 118 (42.91%) Active Directory
4 86 (31.27%) Migration
5 72 (26.18%) SharePoint
6 66 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 62 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 59 (21.45%) Microsoft Office
9 54 (19.64%) SCCM
10 43 (15.64%) ITIL
11 35 (12.73%) OneDrive
12 34 (12.36%) Windows Server
13 33 (12.00%) MS Exchange
14 31 (11.27%) Google
15 30 (10.91%) Windows 7
16 28 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (10.18%) VMware
17 27 (9.82%) Skype
18 26 (9.45%) G Suite
18 26 (9.45%) Microsoft Intune
18 26 (9.45%) SQL
19 25 (9.09%) Finance
20 22 (8.00%) PowerShell
21 21 (7.64%) Skype for Business
22 20 (7.27%) DevOps
22 20 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 19 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
23 19 (6.91%) Project Management
24 18 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
24 18 (6.55%) 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 72 (26.18%) SharePoint
2 33 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.64%) Confluence
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 59 (21.45%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.45%) PTC Creo
4 4 (1.45%) Windchill
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 62 (22.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (12.73%) OneDrive
3 26 (9.45%) G Suite
4 19 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (5.45%) PaaS
6 13 (4.73%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (4.73%) IaaS
7 12 (4.36%) SaaS
8 10 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (3.27%) Yammer
10 4 (1.45%) GitHub
11 3 (1.09%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.36%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.82%) Skype
2 7 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (2.18%) DNS
3 6 (2.18%) Intranet
4 5 (1.82%) DHCP
4 5 (1.82%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.45%) Firewall
5 4 (1.45%) Network Security
6 3 (1.09%) NAS
6 3 (1.09%) SAN
7 2 (0.73%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.73%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.73%) LAN
7 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.73%) VLAN
7 2 (0.73%) VPN
7 2 (0.73%) WAN
7 2 (0.73%) Wireless
8 1 (0.36%) IMAP
8 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.09%) DB2
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (5.09%) GitLab
2 12 (4.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.64%) HP UFT
4 10 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.64%) JIRA
4 10 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (3.64%) Selenium
4 10 (3.64%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.82%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.82%) NDepend
5 5 (1.82%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 25 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (2.55%) Manufacturing
2 7 (2.55%) Marketing
3 4 (1.45%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.45%) Legal
3 4 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (0.73%) Back Office
5 2 (0.73%) Local Government
5 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (18.18%) Analyst
2 28 (10.18%) Service Analyst
3 27 (9.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 23 (8.36%) Consultant
6 22 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.91%) Architect
8 18 (6.55%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.09%) Office 365 Manager
10 13 (4.73%) Office 365 Engineer
10 13 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.00%) Business Analyst
11 11 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) Developer
12 10 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 9 (3.27%) Office 365 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.36%) .NET
1 12 (4.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (2.18%) CSS
4 5 (1.82%) HTML
4 5 (1.82%) OAuth
4 5 (1.82%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.45%) SAML
5 4 (1.45%) XML
6 3 (1.09%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.09%) REST
6 3 (1.09%) SOAP
6 3 (1.09%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.73%) CAML
7 2 (0.73%) jQuery
7 2 (0.73%) LINQ
7 2 (0.73%) React
7 2 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.45%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.27%) PKI
4 6 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.82%) User Experience
6 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.45%) iPad
6 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.09%) iPhone
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.36%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.36%) Fintech
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 139 (50.55%) Windows
2 66 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 34 (12.36%) Windows Server
4 30 (10.91%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.55%) Android
8 5 (1.82%) Unix
8 5 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.45%) Linux
9 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.36%) VMS
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (31.27%) Migration
2 43 (15.64%) ITIL
3 28 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.27%) DevOps
4 20 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (6.91%) Project Management
6 15 (5.45%) Waterfall
7 13 (4.73%) Scrum
7 13 (4.73%) Test Strategy
8 12 (4.36%) Service Management
8 12 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.64%) Build Automation
9 10 (3.64%) Coaching
9 10 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (3.64%) Functional Testing
9 10 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (3.64%) Regression Testing
9 10 (3.64%) Test Automation
10 9 (3.27%) Identity Management
10 9 (3.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.45%) SQL
2 22 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.73%) C#
4 8 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.73%) Java
5 2 (0.73%) VBScript
6 1 (0.36%) C
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.55%) Degree
2 7 (2.55%) MCSE
3 5 (1.82%) CEH
3 5 (1.82%) CISM
3 5 (1.82%) CISSP
3 5 (1.82%) DBS Check
3 5 (1.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.45%) CCNP
4 4 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.09%) CCNA
5 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.09%) MCITP
6 2 (0.73%) ISEB
6 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.36%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.64%) GDPR
2 7 (2.55%) SLA
3 4 (1.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (42.91%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.82%) XenApp
6 4 (1.45%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.09%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (19.64%) SCCM
2 26 (9.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.64%) SCOM
4 3 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.73%) MOM
5 2 (0.73%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 135 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.27%) Google
3 28 (10.18%) VMware
4 14 (5.09%) Postini
5 13 (4.73%) Apple
6 12 (4.36%) Citrix
7 6 (2.18%) Ivanti
7 6 (2.18%) Oracle
8 5 (1.82%) Cisco
8 5 (1.82%) NetApp
8 5 (1.82%) Remedy
9 4 (1.45%) Avaya
9 4 (1.45%) Dell
9 4 (1.45%) IBM
9 4 (1.45%) PTC
10 3 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.09%) HP
10 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.73%) Asigra
11 2 (0.73%) McAfee