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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 6 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 19.23% 9.80% 6.17%
As % of the Applications category 83.33% 45.45% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £200 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -7.81%
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
12 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 23.08% 21.57% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 11
Median daily rate £200 £163 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £107 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £278 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 £20.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -21.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 27 August 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) vSphere
3 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) SCCM
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (54.55%) HP
3 6 (54.55%) Dell
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
3 6 (54.55%) Backup Exec
4 4 (36.36%) Identity Management
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Avaya
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Change Control
6 2 (18.18%) Network Management
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA

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 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) LAN Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Identity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCSA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (54.55%) VMware ESX
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Backup Exec
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
2 6 (54.55%) Dell
2 6 (54.55%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Avaya
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco