Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 32 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 8 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.11% 4.87% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 26.67% 37.84% 57.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 28
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £160 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -54.93% +153.57%
10th Percentile £125 £136 £148
90th Percentile £135 £490 £424
East of England median daily rate £244 £225 £317
% change year-on-year +8.33% -28.91% +29.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £14.60 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.75% +209.09%
East of England median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.11% -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 30 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.92% 12.87% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 52 35
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.88% +12.14% -
10th Percentile £124 £138 £149
90th Percentile £388 £515 £445
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £46.25 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.29% -19.54% +163.64%
10th Percentile £45.13 £12.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.50 £29.03
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.17
% change year-on-year -9.38% -6.80% +4.05%

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 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 20 August 2019. 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 0 4 £130 -71.11% 2
Dunstable +1 2 - -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) CAD
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (12.50%) Simulink
5 1 (12.50%) Project 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (12.50%) PTC Creo
3 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) CANoe
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Author
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Communications Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) CAD
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Physics
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
2 1 (12.50%) Process Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow