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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 20 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.02% 5.70% 6.96%
As % of the Applications category 74.07% 70.97% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 12
Average daily rate £550 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £202 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.23 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -3.44%
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
27 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.13% 8.03% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 23
Average daily rate £375 £275 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -28.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £130 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £25.00 £25.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 12 £588 +45.96% 5
Dunstable +3 2 - -
Bedford -1 1 £125 -54.54% 5
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 50 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 18 (30.00%) Windows
3 17 (28.33%) MS Office
4 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 13 (21.67%) SOA
7 12 (20.00%) SLA
8 11 (18.33%) SOAP
8 11 (18.33%) REST
8 11 (18.33%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (16.67%) Low Latency
9 10 (16.67%) .NET
9 10 (16.67%) C#
9 10 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.00%) MS Project
10 9 (15.00%) MSMQ
10 9 (15.00%) NHS
10 9 (15.00%) Finance
10 9 (15.00%) Microservices
10 9 (15.00%) WCF
11 7 (11.67%) TDD
11 7 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (11.67%) Apple
11 7 (11.67%) Data Modelling
11 7 (11.67%) CRM
11 7 (11.67%) SQL
12 6 (10.00%) MS Visio
12 6 (10.00%) Active Directory

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) Mule
3 3 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Office
2 9 (15.00%) MS Project
3 6 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
1 4 (6.67%) Intranet
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) BGP
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) OSPF
3 1 (1.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.67%) VoIP
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (5.00%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Automotive
5 2 (3.33%) German Language
5 2 (3.33%) Local Government
5 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Architect
3 13 (21.67%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) IT Support
5 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Administrator
7 4 (6.67%) Customer Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Messaging Architect
8 3 (5.00%) CRM Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (5.00%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) REST
1 11 (18.33%) SOAP
2 10 (16.67%) .NET
3 9 (15.00%) MSMQ
3 9 (15.00%) WCF
4 6 (10.00%) Middleware
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.00%) Apache Camel
6 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.67%) Leaflet
7 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (15.00%) NHS
4 5 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.67%) Blog
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.67%) PMI
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
6 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (21.67%) SOA
4 11 (18.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 10 (16.67%) Low Latency
6 9 (15.00%) Microservices
7 7 (11.67%) CRM
7 7 (11.67%) Data Modelling
7 7 (11.67%) TDD
8 6 (10.00%) AOP
9 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.33%) Migration
9 5 (8.33%) Project Management
10 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (6.67%) OO
10 4 (6.67%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.67%) Time Management
10 4 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) C#
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Ada
3 3 (5.00%) C++
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) CCNP
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) MCP
2 2 (3.33%) MCSA
2 2 (3.33%) MCSE
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) VCP5
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.67%) APMP
3 1 (1.67%) BICSI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) BICSI RCDD
3 1 (1.67%) CCDP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) ECDL
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Apple
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.67%) SAP
5 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) WSO2
6 2 (3.33%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (3.33%) Intel
7 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.67%) Facebook
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Lotus
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec
7 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.67%) Twitter
Bedfordshire
Capita plc
Rate: £12000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
bpha
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Posted: 14 days ago