Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 50 32
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 29 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.58% 0.90% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 60.42% 25.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £140 £110 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -47.62% -23.64%
10th Percentile £118 £105 £113
90th Percentile £426 £293 £396
East of England median daily rate £300 £230 £244
% change year-on-year +30.43% -5.54% +52.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £10.30 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.72% -33.55% -11.43%
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -15.63% +4.92% -7.58%

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 48 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.58% 3.61% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 34
Bedfordshire median daily rate £275 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £122 £107 £161
90th Percentile £474 £538 £564
East of England median daily rate £345 £300 £360
% change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +30.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £28.90 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.49% +58.36% +4.29%
East of England median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% - -

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 February 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
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 February 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
Bedford +7 8 £130 -
Luton -6 8 £140 +27.27% 5
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 - 3
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (58.62%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (34.48%) VMware
5 9 (31.03%) ITIL
5 9 (31.03%) Office 365
5 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
6 8 (27.59%) XenApp
6 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
7 7 (24.14%) Citrix
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (24.14%) Google
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (24.14%) vSphere
8 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
8 6 (20.69%) Project Management
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (17.24%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) DHCP
9 5 (17.24%) VPN
9 5 (17.24%) DNS
9 5 (17.24%) McAfee
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (17.24%) G Suite
9 5 (17.24%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (13.79%) Firewall
10 4 (13.79%) Apple

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 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) G Suite
3 2 (6.90%) Yammer
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) DHCP
1 5 (17.24%) DNS
1 5 (17.24%) VoIP
1 5 (17.24%) VPN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (6.90%) Infotainment
3 2 (6.90%) iPad
3 2 (6.90%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.90%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) Telematics
5 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Insight
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Data Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Security
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Information Management
5 1 (3.45%) Master Data Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Governance
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) XenApp
3 7 (24.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) Google
4 5 (17.24%) McAfee
5 4 (13.79%) Apple
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) GFI Software
6 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.45%) Altiris
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Talend