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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 6 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.04% 8.11% 9.38%
As % of the Applications category 61.54% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
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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 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 22.81% 16.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
Average daily rate £275 £175 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +2.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) MS Office
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) IBM Notes
3 7 (70.00%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (70.00%) Lotus
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Network Design
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) SecurID
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) CCNP
7 2 (20.00%) CCDP
7 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) McAfee
7 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (70.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Chief Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) SecurID
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCDP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Lotus
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint