The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 6 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.26% 22.22% 2.56%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 71.43% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Average daily rate £125 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -4.27%
MS Excel
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Applications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.95% 31.11% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 0
Average daily rate £125 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.45 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedford region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedford region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

MS Excel
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Excel 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 Excel.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Domino
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Lotus
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Excel 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 Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) IBM Domino
1 3 (75.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Lotus
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Symantec
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago