The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 6 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.76% 17.54% 9.21%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 76.92% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Median daily rate £138 £160 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -54.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £286 £288 £278
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £8.25 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
MS Office
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Applications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.59% 22.81% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
Median daily rate £138 £160 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -54.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £8.25 £20.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% -21.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

MS Office
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Bedford region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Lotus
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (50.00%) IBM Domino
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Games
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (20.00%) French Language
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Russian Language

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 5 (50.00%) IBM Domino
1 5 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) French Language
2 2 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (10.00%) Japanese Language
3 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Procurement Administrator
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Lotus
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware