Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 54 27
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 36 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.22% 1.43% 4.95%
As % of the Applications category 61.02% 32.14% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 41
Bedfordshire median daily rate £188 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +10.00% -66.67%
10th Percentile £125 £105 £95
90th Percentile £433 £425 £300
East of England median daily rate £300 £255 £226
% change year-on-year +17.65% +13.08% +28.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.25 £9.65 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.66% -19.58% +9.09%
10th Percentile £24.33 £9.13 £10.30
90th Percentile £26.58 £10.17 £18.20
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +13.79% -12.12%

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 59 28 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.56% 4.45% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 41
Bedfordshire median daily rate £323 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.77% +36.84% -36.67%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £105
90th Percentile £485 £450 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year +4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £10.30 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.72% -1.90% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.43 £9.26 £9.93
90th Percentile £26.40 £32.46 £15.95
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% -9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +7 12 £164 +19.09% 1
Bedford +7 8 £130 -5.45%
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 20 (55.56%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (33.33%) VMware
6 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (30.56%) XenApp
6 11 (30.56%) ITIL
7 10 (27.78%) Google
7 10 (27.78%) Office 365
7 10 (27.78%) vSphere
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (22.22%) Citrix
8 8 (22.22%) Project Management
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (22.22%) VoIP
8 8 (22.22%) VPN
9 7 (19.44%) DNS
9 7 (19.44%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (19.44%) DHCP
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (19.44%) McAfee
9 7 (19.44%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
11 5 (13.89%) G Suite
11 5 (13.89%) PMO
11 5 (13.89%) Firewall
11 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
11 5 (13.89%) Change Management

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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Office 365
2 5 (13.89%) G Suite
3 4 (11.11%) Yammer
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (5.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) VoIP
1 8 (22.22%) VPN
2 7 (19.44%) DHCP
2 7 (19.44%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) Skype
5 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) BGP
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.78%) DWDM
6 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.78%) HSRP
6 1 (2.78%) MPLS
6 1 (2.78%) OSPF
6 1 (2.78%) RIP
6 1 (2.78%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) VRRP
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Network Support
4 3 (8.33%) PC Support
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (5.56%) Junior
5 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) AIX
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Solaris
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.56%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Programme Governance
5 2 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (2.78%) B2C
6 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) XenApp
3 10 (27.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP NNM
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Google
4 8 (22.22%) Citrix
5 7 (19.44%) McAfee
6 4 (11.11%) Apple
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (8.33%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.56%) GFI Software
8 2 (5.56%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.78%) Brocade
9 1 (2.78%) EMC
9 1 (2.78%) F5
9 1 (2.78%) IBM
9 1 (2.78%) Juniper
9 1 (2.78%) NetApp
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (2.78%) Talend