The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 20.51% 17.24% 23.91%
As % of the Applications category 80.00% 100.00% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
Median daily rate £300 £138 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -9.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £138 £71
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £138 £201
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year +4.34% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £8.25 £9.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.69% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 10 5 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 25.64% 17.24% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 12
Median daily rate £360 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +161.81% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £138 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £138 £203
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £8.25 £9.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.57 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Bedford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Bedford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Bedford

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (66.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
4 5 (41.67%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) ITSM
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) McAfee
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Google

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) IT Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Supplier Manager
3 4 (33.33%) IT Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Governance Manager
5 2 (16.67%) IT Governance Manager
5 2 (16.67%) IT Support
5 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Vendor Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Hardware Maintenance
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Google
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee