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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 26 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.55% 4.47% 8.99%
As % of the Applications category 54.17% 43.48% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 13
Average daily rate
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£225 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £142 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
48 46 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.09% 10.29% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 19
Average daily rate £225 £390 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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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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
Bedford +7 10 £213 - 5
Luton +8 8 £338 -20.58% 3
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (31.25%) MS Office
4 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
6 10 (20.83%) Citrix
7 9 (18.75%) DHCP
7 9 (18.75%) DNS
8 8 (16.67%) ITIL
8 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
9 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
9 7 (14.58%) IBM Notes
9 7 (14.58%) Lotus Domino
9 7 (14.58%) Lotus
10 6 (12.50%) FTP
10 6 (12.50%) IIS
10 6 (12.50%) SCCM
10 6 (12.50%) SCOM
11 5 (10.42%) Data Integration
11 5 (10.42%) VMware
11 5 (10.42%) MS Project
11 5 (10.42%) SQL
11 5 (10.42%) SLA
11 5 (10.42%) Project Management
12 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (8.33%) VPN
12 4 (8.33%) .NET

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) IBM Notes
1 7 (14.58%) Lotus Domino
1 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 15 (31.25%) MS Office
3 5 (10.42%) MS Project
4 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) PaaS
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DHCP
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) FTP
3 4 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) VoIP
4 3 (6.25%) Wireless
5 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) CorVu
3 1 (2.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
1 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.08%) Local Government
2 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Administrator
2 8 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Report Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) IT Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Integration
2 4 (8.33%) SecurID
3 3 (6.25%) Statistics
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (10.42%) Project Management
4 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.25%) DevOps
5 3 (6.25%) Coaching
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) Network Design
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (2.08%) Data Security
7 1 (2.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.25%) PMP
1 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.08%) ACCA
2 1 (2.08%) CIMA
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) AAT
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) CCA
2 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
1 6 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Citrix
3 7 (14.58%) Lotus
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Symantec
5 3 (6.25%) McAfee
5 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.25%) Akamai
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) Altiris
6 1 (2.08%) Civica
6 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
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