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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 12 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 4.55% 8.11% -
As % of the Applications category 18.18% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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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 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 25.00% 16.22% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate £225 £450 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +136.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £450 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £450 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Lotus
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Notes
2 6 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) SecurID
5 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) McAfee
6 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (11.11%) vSphere
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (66.67%) IBM Notes
1 6 (66.67%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) SecurID
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Lotus
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Intel