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 28 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.93% 5.71% 21.05%
As % of the Applications category 69.23% 40.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £450 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +83.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £450 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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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
13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 30.23% 14.29% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 5
Average daily rate £185 £450 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.88% +136.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £450 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £450 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.45 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 6 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (40.00%) MS Office
4 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 6 (40.00%) Lotus
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Network Design
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) SecurID
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) Statistics
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) IT Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Report Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) SecurID
2 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Lotus
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris