Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 21 January 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 34 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 17 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.61% 4.52% 0.89%
As % of the Applications category 31.48% 59.57% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £200 £130 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +18.18% -51.11%
10th Percentile £153 £124 £105
90th Percentile £338 £429 £293
East of England median daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £25.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +142.72% -33.55%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -12.12% +10.00%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 54 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.46% 7.58% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £268 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.50% -17.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £175 £125 £113
90th Percentile £515 £478 £519
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +142.72% -32.46%
East of England median hourly rate £15.96 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.40% -9.09% +10.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Office
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 Microsoft Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Luton +6 5 £200 +42.86% 6
Dunstable - 5 £300 - 1
Bedford -2 4 £160 +23.08%
Shefford - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Office 365
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (29.41%) SCCM
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Analytics
5 4 (23.53%) Marketing
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) VB
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Service Management
6 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
6 3 (17.65%) Altiris
6 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 3 (17.65%) Campaign Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 3 (17.65%) Post-Campaign Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Experience

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) Skype
3 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) VPLS
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Build Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) CRM Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Build Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Marketing Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
2 3 (17.65%) Campaign Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) Post-Campaign Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Search Engine Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
1 3 (17.65%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.88%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Altiris
4 2 (11.76%) Adobe
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec