Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 26 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 26 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.66% 5.56% 2.54%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 60.32% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £165 £324 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.03% +17.19% +121.00%
10th Percentile £142 £125 £131
90th Percentile £490 £417 £538
East of England median daily rate £225 £313 £250
% change year-on-year -28.00% +25.00% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £25.50 £8.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.06% +209.09% -31.25%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.25 £7.88
90th Percentile £17.16 £26.75 £8.85
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 65 63 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.65% 9.21% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 20
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £300 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.31% +100.66%
10th Percentile £160 £125 £131
90th Percentile £515 £430 £538
East of England median daily rate £334 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +2.69% +4.00% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
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 £11.43 £7.88
90th Percentile £20.00 £29.35 £41.23
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 11 £160 -46.67% 5
Luton -2 10 £450 +12.50% 1
Dunstable - 2 £300 - 2
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) Office 365
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
5 8 (30.77%) VLAN
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 7 (26.92%) Altiris
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) Mac OS
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
9 4 (15.38%) Software Distribution
9 4 (15.38%) Jamf Pro
9 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
9 4 (15.38%) Service Management
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) CMS
9 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 4 (15.38%) CMDB

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 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) CMS
1 4 (15.38%) IIS
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) VLAN
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Desktop Support
3 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Project Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CMDB
1 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Mac OS
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
1 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Service Management
2 4 (15.38%) Software Distribution
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (11.54%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) Campaign Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Post-Campaign Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Altiris
4 4 (15.38%) Adobe
4 4 (15.38%) Apple
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Dell