Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 24 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.40% 5.16% 1.61%
As % of the Applications category 34.78% 60.34% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £183 £188 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £136 £125 £105
90th Percentile £338 £433 £425
East of England median daily rate £236 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -21.32% +20.00% +10.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £25.25 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% +180.56% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.33 £8.10
90th Percentile £14.25 £26.58 £10.04
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +12.07% -12.12% +13.79%

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 69 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.66% 8.55% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 17
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £299 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% -8.08% +25.00%
10th Percentile £159 £125 £120
90th Percentile £515 £469 £450
East of England median daily rate £325 £329 £313
% change year-on-year -1.14% +5.20% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £9.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% +159.07% -8.10%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.43 £8.21
90th Percentile £18.28 £26.40 £29.69
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.59% -4.55% +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -2 9 £158 +21.15% 2
Luton -1 5 £200 +22.14% 10
Dunstable - 4 £300 -
Shefford - 1 £325 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Office 365
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (16.67%) Altiris
5 4 (16.67%) Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) SCCM
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) Post-Campaign Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
6 3 (12.50%) Campaign Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 3 (12.50%) VB
6 3 (12.50%) Adobe
6 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) SLA
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.33%) VLAN
7 2 (8.33%) VPLS

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 (8.33%) CMS
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) VPLS
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Desktop Support
3 5 (20.83%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Analytics
1 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (12.50%) Campaign Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) CRM
2 3 (12.50%) Post-Campaign Analysis
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) ITSM
3 2 (8.33%) Security Hardening
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) PMO
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Altiris
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Adobe
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec