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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.59% 4.50% 5.86%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 35.42% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 19
Median daily rate £276 £143 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.85% -62.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £105 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £214 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £291 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £8.25 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
21 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.05% 12.70% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 55
Median daily rate £200 £210 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -45.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £113 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Median hourly rate £8.25 £11.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% -9.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -1 4 £138 -3.50% 1
Luton -8 1 £138 +15.78%
Dunstable - 1 £415 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
3 7 (26.92%) Office 365
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
4 6 (23.08%) IBM Domino
4 6 (23.08%) Lotus
5 5 (19.23%) Symantec
5 5 (19.23%) Games
5 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
5 5 (19.23%) QA
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Retail
6 4 (15.38%) EPoS
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
8 2 (7.69%) French Language

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) IBM Domino
1 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) Skype
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.85%) ProC
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 5 (19.23%) Games
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) French Language
3 2 (7.69%) German Language
3 2 (7.69%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Japanese Language
4 1 (3.85%) Russian Language
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Office 365 Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) EPoS Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Support
5 2 (7.69%) PC Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
2 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) E-business
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) AWK
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) COBOL
2 1 (3.85%) Korn
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) sed
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Cygwin
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) Lotus
4 5 (19.23%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (3.85%) Apple
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy