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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.97% 4.89% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 38.78% 45.83% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
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£200 £370 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +270.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.98 £13.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.57% -40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
49 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.83% 10.67% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 19
Average daily rate £215 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 7 £157 -60.75% 1
Bedford 0 7 £153 -51.58% 8
Dunstable -3 2 £400 - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (28.13%) VMware
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
5 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.00%) Lotus
5 8 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 7 (21.88%) Lotus Domino
7 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (15.63%) VPN
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 5 (15.63%) MS Project
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (9.38%) SecurID
10 3 (9.38%) Network Design
10 3 (9.38%) Finance
10 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (9.38%) Symantec
10 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (21.88%) Lotus Domino
3 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
3 5 (15.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.13%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) VoIP
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) PABX
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) ADSL
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planner
6 1 (3.13%) Project Support Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Qt
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) SecurID
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (9.38%) Network Design
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.13%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Data Management
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Process Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) PMP
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) AAT
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) APMP
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) CIMA
3 1 (3.13%) CCA
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ACCA
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) Citrix
3 8 (25.00%) Lotus
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.13%) RightFax
7 1 (3.13%) Civica
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) Metastorm
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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