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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 24 31 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13  
Contract jobs citing Office 365 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.12% 1.96% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.58% 28.57% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £363 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +81.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +3.22%  

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 43 21 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.10% 6.86% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 22
Median daily rate £435 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £368 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +9 2 - -
Bedford - 2 £300 - 1
Office 365
East of England

Office 365
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Information Security
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
8 3 (13.64%) ITSM
8 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.64%) Symantec
8 3 (13.64%) Test Management
8 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
8 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.64%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
9 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto

Office 365
Top Related 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
1 2 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Service Transition Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Transition Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) Strategic Management
7 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
8 1 (4.55%) Data Security
8 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) MCITP
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.55%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 2 (9.09%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) CommVault
5 1 (4.55%) FireEye
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Nintex
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle