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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office 365 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
Rank 31 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Office 365 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.48% 0.26% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.86% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
Office 365
East of England

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
28 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.28% 9.19% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 8
Average daily rate £575 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Office 365
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 4 - -
Luton - 1 £375 - 1
Office 365
East of England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Lync
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) MetaFrame
3 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) Lotus
6 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes

Office 365
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Office 365 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office 365. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) Lync
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Domino
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Support
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO27002
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (57.14%) MetaFrame
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto