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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.50% 5.87% 5.53%
As % of the Applications category 35.42% 36.59% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
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£143 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £500 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.30 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.00 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
48 82 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.70% 16.05% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 14
Average daily rate £210 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £212 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £590 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £37.05 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Bedford +7 9 £143 -59.28% 2
Luton +6 9 £119 -68.33%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
3 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (17.65%) MS Project
5 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 6 (17.65%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) VMware
6 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.71%) Citrix
7 4 (11.76%) Adobe
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (11.76%) Marketing
8 3 (8.82%) Statistics
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
8 3 (8.82%) Campaign Management
8 3 (8.82%) Email Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (8.82%) Symantec
8 3 (8.82%) Lotus
8 3 (8.82%) NHS
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
8 3 (8.82%) IBM Notes

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) IBM Notes
2 3 (8.82%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
3 6 (17.65%) MS Project
4 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (5.88%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.94%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) PABX
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) ADSL
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Project Support Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Project Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Project Planner
6 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) NHS
1 3 (8.82%) Statistics
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL
1 4 (11.76%) Project Management
1 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (8.82%) Campaign Management
2 3 (8.82%) Email Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) CRM
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (2.94%) Line Management
4 1 (2.94%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.94%) Change Control
4 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.94%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CCNP
2 2 (5.88%) CCA
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) AAT
3 1 (2.94%) ACCA
3 1 (2.94%) CIMA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) Adobe
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Lotus
5 3 (8.82%) Symantec
6 2 (5.88%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) RightFax
7 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) BT
7 1 (2.94%) Metastorm
7 1 (2.94%) Sun
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) EMC
7 1 (2.94%) Avaya
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) SAP
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