The table below looks at the statistics for Office 365 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 26 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing Office 365 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.56% 1.54% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.28% 20.83% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £326
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +14.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
43 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.75% 7.41% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 33
Median daily rate £501 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Office 365 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Office 365 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Office 365
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office 365 across the Bedfordshire region.

Office 365 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Luton +14 2 - -
Bedford - 1 £300 - 3
Office 365
East of England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (40.91%) Change Management
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) SCCM
6 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) WAN
7 3 (13.64%) Apple
7 3 (13.64%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (9.09%) CommVault
8 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.09%) Intranet
8 2 (9.09%) Symantec
8 2 (9.09%) MPLS
8 2 (9.09%) DHCP
8 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 2 (9.09%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) HP

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 2 (9.09%) MPLS
2 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (40.91%) Change Management
3 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) ITSM
5 2 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Transition Management
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Database Security
6 1 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Simpana
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Apple
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 2 (9.09%) CommVault
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Nintex