The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 March 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 29 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.56% 3.75% 2.33%
As % of the Applications category 54.17% 37.50% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Median daily rate £360 £133 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +171.69% -33.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £119 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £220 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.14
% change year-on-year -8.19% +16.05%  

MS 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 24 32 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 8.42% 10.00% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 29
Median daily rate £375 £170 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.58% -32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -42.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Bedfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 6 - - 3
Bedford -1 4 - -
MS Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 6 (37.50%) Supplier Management
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (12.50%) Advertising
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Local Government
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Supplier Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Governance Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Governance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Procurement Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Source to Pay
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Ariba
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) SAP