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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.37% 3.41% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 43.33% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Average daily rate £250 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £22.75 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
28 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.28% 7.87% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 24
Average daily rate £375 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £130 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £25.00 £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -3 3 £375 +7.14% 2
Dunstable - 2 - -
Bedford -2 1 £125 -54.54% 3
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) MS Project
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
5 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
7 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.67%) SLA
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (16.67%) XenApp
7 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (16.67%) Time Management
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) CRM
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.33%) Server Building
9 2 (8.33%) Data Centre

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (37.50%) MS Project
3 5 (20.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) BGP
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) OSPF
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) HSRP
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) RIP
3 1 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) tcpdump
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Customer Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) PMO Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Support Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) PMI
4 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Time Management
3 3 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Server Building
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Logistics
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNP
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.33%) MCP
1 2 (8.33%) MCSA
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) VCP5
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.17%) APMP
2 1 (4.17%) BICSI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) BICSI RCDD
2 1 (4.17%) CCDP
2 1 (4.17%) CCSA
2 1 (4.17%) CCSE
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
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