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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 12 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.40% 3.12% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.08% 43.48% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £525 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £289 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £545 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year -7.89% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.02% -5.80%  

Office 365 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 52 23 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 14.73% 7.17% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 8
Median daily rate £500 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -10.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £214 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Office 365 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 6 £415 -20.95%
Bedford - 2 £450 - 2
Dunstable - 1 - -
Office 365
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (34.78%) Windows
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Transition Management
5 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server

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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) IMAP
2 1 (4.35%) SMTP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365 Manager
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
3 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Design
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Strategic Management
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) Transition Management
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
6 1 (4.35%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) Symantec
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.70%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.35%) FireEye