Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 23 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 365 (O365)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 42 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.12% 3.95% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.00% 31.65% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £433 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.94% +44.17% -25.00%
10th Percentile £114 £381 £249
90th Percentile £458 £530 £438
East of England median daily rate £313 £318 £305
% change year-on-year -1.57% +4.10% -23.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £71.99 £13.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +423.56% -27.63% +46.15%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services 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 cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 140 79 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 20.41% 12.48% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 50 28
Bedfordshire median daily rate £418 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +10.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £127 £363 £289
90th Percentile £600 £600 £599
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £16.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +290.63% -49.21% +103.23%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in Bedfordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in Bedfordshire

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in Bedfordshire

Office 365
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 Office 365 within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 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 -5 11 £400 -30.43% 2
Dunstable - 3 - -
Bedford +3 2 £138 -68.02%
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Office 365
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 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 Office 365.

1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 25 (59.52%) Windows
3 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (21.43%) ITIL
5 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (14.29%) Skype
7 6 (14.29%) Service Management
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (11.90%) Firewall
8 5 (11.90%) Yammer
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
9 4 (9.52%) SCCM
9 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (9.52%) Statistics
9 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
9 4 (9.52%) Citrix
9 4 (9.52%) ITSM
10 3 (7.14%) Service Design
10 3 (7.14%) Change Management
10 3 (7.14%) Apple
10 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
10 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
11 2 (4.76%) Android
11 2 (4.76%) iPhone

Office 365
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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.90%) Yammer
2 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Skype
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
General
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Service Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Office 365 Manager
7 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Service Design Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Service Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) iPad
1 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Service Management
3 4 (9.52%) ITSM
3 4 (9.52%) Statistics
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) Service Design
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) CCNA
1 1 (2.38%) CCNP
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) MCSA
1 1 (2.38%) MCSE
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) GFI Software
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
5 2 (4.76%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya