The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 23 12
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 15 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.97% 5.43% 10.61%
As % of the Applications category 18.42% 53.57% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 21
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£344 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £330 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £380 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
MS Office
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
76 28 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.14% 10.14% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 18 60
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £8.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +88.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bedfordshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £344 - 2
Luton -24 4 £338 - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
3 11 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
4 10 (22.73%) EPoS
5 9 (20.45%) Mobile App
6 8 (18.18%) Finance
7 7 (15.91%) ITIL
7 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.64%) Retail
8 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (13.64%) Degree
8 6 (13.64%) Resource Management
9 5 (11.36%) Project Management
9 5 (11.36%) Windows
9 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
10 4 (9.09%) MS Project
10 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 4 (9.09%) FrameMaker
10 4 (9.09%) CorelDRAW
10 4 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.09%) Android
10 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
11 3 (6.82%) Data Entry
11 3 (6.82%) Workflow
11 3 (6.82%) Lean Six Sigma
11 3 (6.82%) Logistics

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (9.09%) MS Project
4 4 (9.09%) FrameMaker
4 4 (9.09%) CorelDRAW
4 4 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) OSPF
2 2 (4.55%) BGP
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.55%) tcpdump
2 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Author
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Author
4 4 (9.09%) Integration Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Project Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Integration Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Junior
5 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Procurement Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) EPoS
2 9 (20.45%) Mobile App
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
5 1 (2.27%) LPAR
5 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Android
2 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.27%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
2 7 (15.91%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Resource Management
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.82%) Data Entry
6 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 3 (6.82%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (6.82%) Logistics
6 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.55%) Network Management
7 2 (4.55%) Software Licensing
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.55%) PMP
4 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.55%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) CCDP
4 2 (4.55%) CCSA
4 2 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.27%) KANA
4 1 (2.27%) Lagan
4 1 (2.27%) AppSense
4 1 (2.27%) Lotus
4 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
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