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 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 6 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 8.97% -
As % of the Applications category 63.64% 53.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£163 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £298 £256
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
11 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.45% 16.67% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
Average daily rate £163 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.57% +16.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (20.00%) Marketing
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Lotus
6 3 (20.00%) NHS
6 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (20.00%) Adobe
6 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) CCA
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) Local Government
8 1 (6.67%) PABX
8 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.67%) Incident Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) InDesign
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) PABX
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Graphic Designer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CCA
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.67%) HNC
3 1 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (6.67%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Lotus
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
4 3 (20.00%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) LANDesk