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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 4 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.38% 10.87% 5.13%
As % of the Applications category 85.71% 35.71% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £125 £173 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.45 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.95% 30.43% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 0
Average daily rate £125 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.45 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 5 (83.33%) Lotus
1 5 (83.33%) Symantec
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Domino
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Domino
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Network Support
4 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) PC Support
4 1 (16.67%) PC Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Lotus
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
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