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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.77% 8.33% 6.45%
As % of the Applications category 100.00% 60.00% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £430 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.77% 13.89% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £430 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% +40.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.30 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel 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 MS Excel.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) SCCM
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
3 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Avaya
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Network Management
6 2 (16.67%) CCSA
6 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (16.67%) MS Visio

MS Excel
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Source to Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) CCSA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (50.00%) Dell
2 6 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Avaya
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Ariba
5 1 (8.33%) SAP