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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.57% 5.13% 2.72%
As % of the Applications category 31.11% 45.83% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
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£168 £350 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.14% -22.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £240 £264
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.98 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.75% -
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
45 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.48% 11.19% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 20
Average daily rate £225 £390 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Luton +5 7 £135 -67.39% 1
Bedford -2 3 £200 - 3
Dunstable -1 2 £400 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (28.57%) Citrix
5 8 (28.57%) Lotus
5 8 (28.57%) IBM Notes
6 7 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
6 7 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
8 5 (17.86%) VPN
8 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) SecurID
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (10.71%) Network Design
10 3 (10.71%) Wireless
10 3 (10.71%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) DHCP
10 3 (10.71%) DNS
10 3 (10.71%) SLA
10 3 (10.71%) VoIP
10 3 (10.71%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 7 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (35.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (10.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.57%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) VoIP
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) ADSL
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support
4 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) SecurID
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) UML
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Email Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (3.57%) Process Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Security
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMP
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) ACCA
3 1 (3.57%) CIMA
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) APMP
3 1 (3.57%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Citrix
2 8 (28.57%) Lotus
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) RightFax
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel
7 1 (3.57%) Civica
7 1 (3.57%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) Metastorm
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) Dell