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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.18% 4.91% 6.15%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 27.17% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 11
Average daily rate
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£119 £368 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.68% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £472 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £12.80 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -1.54%
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
50 92 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.95% 18.07% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 66 17
Average daily rate £195 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.20% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £546 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.00 £28.13
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 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
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 31 August 2015. 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
Luton +17 14 £125 -66.66% 1
Bedford +6 7 £163 -53.57% 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
3 16 (39.02%) Windows
4 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (24.39%) MS Project
5 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
6 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
7 8 (19.51%) VMware
8 7 (17.07%) MS Visio
8 7 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (14.63%) Citrix
9 6 (14.63%) CRM
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (9.76%) Marketing
11 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
11 4 (9.76%) SLA
11 4 (9.76%) Project Management
11 4 (9.76%) Adobe
11 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (9.76%) Internet
12 3 (7.32%) Symantec
12 3 (7.32%) Lotus
12 3 (7.32%) NHS
12 3 (7.32%) Migration
12 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
12 3 (7.32%) Cisco

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.32%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (24.39%) MS Project
3 7 (17.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (17.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (4.88%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.44%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.88%) Intranet
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) PABX
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) ADSL
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Designer
6 3 (7.32%) Project Support Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Project Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Junior
7 2 (4.88%) Project Planner
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support
8 1 (2.44%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
1 3 (7.32%) Statistics
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) CRM
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Campaign Management
4 3 (7.32%) Email Migration
5 2 (4.88%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Time Management
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Process Management
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) PMP
3 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCNP
3 2 (4.88%) CCA
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ACCA
4 1 (2.44%) CIMA
4 1 (2.44%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (2.44%) AAT
4 1 (2.44%) HNC
4 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) XenApp
2 3 (7.32%) XenServer
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) Citrix
4 4 (9.76%) Adobe
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 3 (7.32%) Lotus
5 3 (7.32%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 2 (4.88%) F5
7 1 (2.44%) RightFax
7 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.44%) Mitel
7 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.44%) BT
7 1 (2.44%) Metastorm
7 1 (2.44%) Sun
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya