The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 53 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.42% 11.58% 11.35%
As % of the Applications category 63.10% 67.35% 61.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 23 24
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £183 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.13 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +101.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
East of England

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

Applications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
84 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.10% 17.19% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 34 41
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £118 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £22.50 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +181.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 42 £363 - 3
Bedford +1 2 £425 +88.88% 9
Dunstable - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 66 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 44 (56.41%) E-Commerce
3 35 (44.87%) Windows
3 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
4 33 (42.31%) SCOM
5 30 (38.46%) SCCM
6 26 (33.33%) IIS
6 26 (33.33%) DHCP
6 26 (33.33%) FTP
6 26 (33.33%) DNS
7 23 (29.49%) .NET
8 22 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (24.36%) ITIL
10 17 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (17.95%) C#
12 13 (16.67%) Web Services
13 12 (15.38%) MS Office
13 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 11 (14.10%) SOA
15 10 (12.82%) Akamai
15 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
16 8 (10.26%) SLA
16 8 (10.26%) MS Project
16 8 (10.26%) Finance
16 8 (10.26%) Retail
17 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
17 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
17 7 (8.97%) CMS
18 6 (7.69%) Publishing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 26 (33.33%) IIS
2 7 (8.97%) CMS
3 6 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Office
2 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 8 (10.26%) MS Project
3 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) DHCP
1 26 (33.33%) FTP
1 26 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (2.56%) LAN
2 2 (2.56%) WAN
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (1.28%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) OSPF
3 1 (1.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
1 8 (10.26%) Retail
2 6 (7.69%) Publishing
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Web Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Web Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Web Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Project Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Coordinator
9 2 (2.56%) Junior
9 2 (2.56%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) .NET
2 13 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.56%) Social Media
3 1 (1.28%) iSeries
3 1 (1.28%) LPAR
3 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.87%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) E-Commerce
2 19 (24.36%) ITIL
3 11 (14.10%) SOA
4 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.69%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.41%) Database Security
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps
7 4 (5.13%) Data Entry
7 4 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.85%) Content Management
8 3 (3.85%) Logistics
8 3 (3.85%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (3.85%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.85%) Change Management
8 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) C#
2 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.85%) VBScript
4 2 (2.56%) VB
4 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.56%) CCNP
2 2 (2.56%) CCDP
2 2 (2.56%) CCSA
3 1 (1.28%) CCSE
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PMP
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (42.31%) SCOM
2 30 (38.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Akamai
3 6 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) Lotus
5 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Adobe
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) Citrix
5 2 (2.56%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) Planview
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