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 19 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 4 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.54% 6.85% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 76.92% 41.67% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.81% 16.44% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
Average daily rate £275 £175 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) IBM Notes
3 7 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) Lotus
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Network Design
5 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (28.57%) SLA
5 4 (28.57%) MS Project
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
6 3 (21.43%) SecurID
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) CCSE
7 2 (14.29%) CCSA
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (28.57%) MS Project
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) OSPF
2 2 (14.29%) BGP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) tcpdump
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Assistant Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
1 3 (21.43%) SecurID
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Design
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCSE
1 2 (14.29%) CCSA
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCDP
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (50.00%) Lotus
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) McAfee
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint