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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.27% 5.12% 3.38%
As % of the Applications category 24.39% 45.65% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £288 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £428 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
41 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.30% 11.22% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 24
Average daily rate £250 £365 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -25.00%
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 1 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 1 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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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 +2 5 £135 -67.39% 3
Dunstable 0 2 £400 -
Bedford -3 2 £255 - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 13 (43.33%) Windows
4 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (36.67%) Lotus
6 10 (33.33%) Citrix
6 10 (33.33%) IBM Notes
6 10 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
6 10 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (26.67%) VMware
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
9 5 (16.67%) VPN
9 5 (16.67%) SLA
9 5 (16.67%) Network Design
9 5 (16.67%) SecurID
10 4 (13.33%) Wireless
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) DNS
10 4 (13.33%) VoIP
10 4 (13.33%) DHCP
10 4 (13.33%) ERP
10 4 (13.33%) MS Project
10 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (13.33%) Symantec
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
11 3 (10.00%) Juniper

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 10 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (13.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) VPN
2 4 (13.33%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) SMTP
4 1 (3.33%) ATM
4 1 (3.33%) ISDN
4 1 (3.33%) Frame Relay
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 8 (26.67%) Support Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) ERP Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) ERP Manager
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) SecurID
2 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Network Design
2 4 (13.33%) ERP
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) UML
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Security
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.33%) C++
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ACCA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) CIMA
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) APMP
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Lotus
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 3 (10.00%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) McAfee
6 3 (10.00%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.33%) Websense
7 1 (3.33%) Veritas
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) 3Com
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) Civica
7 1 (3.33%) Brocade