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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.04% - 3.45%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £261 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £14.13
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -1.06%
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 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 15.49% 1.69% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £301 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -14.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.14 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.91% -6.25%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
5 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) CCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) CCSE
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) PMP
5 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) OSPF
1 2 (20.00%) BGP
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
1 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (30.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCDP
2 2 (20.00%) PMP
2 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCSA
2 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco