Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 24 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 29 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.79% 5.76% 3.73%
As % of the Applications category 40.85% 59.09% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 19
Bedfordshire median daily rate £160 £360 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +157.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £128 £166 £113
90th Percentile £485 £428 £538
East of England median daily rate £213 £306 £208
% change year-on-year -30.61% +47.59% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.60 £25.50 £8.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.75% +209.09% -29.79%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.25 £7.88
90th Percentile £25.25 £26.75 £8.85
East of England median hourly rate £14.80 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.50% -3.03% +21.37%

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 71 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.72% 9.75% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 27
Bedfordshire median daily rate £318 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.01% +4.29% +62.79%
10th Percentile £122 £153 £113
90th Percentile £515 £450 £538
East of England median daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -6.08% - +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.05 £25.50 £8.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.06% +209.09% -34.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.13 £7.88
90th Percentile £24.88 £41.25 £41.23
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.41% +2.03% +13.79%

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 22 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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
Luton -8 13 £450 +12.50%
Bedford +1 11 £160 -46.67% 7
Dunstable - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (34.48%) Office 365
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (27.59%) Project Management
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
6 7 (24.14%) VLAN
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (17.24%) Migration
8 5 (17.24%) Altiris
8 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) MySQL
9 4 (13.79%) Oracle
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.79%) IIS
9 4 (13.79%) Apache
9 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
9 4 (13.79%) Linux
9 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (13.79%) Service Management
9 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
9 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 4 (13.79%) Apache
1 4 (13.79%) IIS
1 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) CMS
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Office 365
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) VLAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Power BI
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Desktop Support
3 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Project Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.90%) Project Officer
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Private Cloud
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Mac OS
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.34%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) ETL
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Altiris
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.34%) Adobe
5 3 (10.34%) Apple
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) Tableau