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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 31 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.31% 7.28% 8.85%
As % of the Applications category 65.96% 40.66% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £318 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £433 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -22.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.10 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.82 £12.90 £16.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
47 91 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.60% 17.91% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 17
Average daily rate £195 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.20% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £548 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.00 £28.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Luton +9 23 £300 -15.78% 1
Bedford +7 5 £250 -23.07% 7
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.33%) MS Office
3 16 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (25.93%) Windows
5 11 (20.37%) CRM
5 11 (20.37%) Citrix
6 9 (16.67%) Finance
6 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 8 (14.81%) MS Project
8 7 (12.96%) VMware
8 7 (12.96%) Statistics
9 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 6 (11.11%) Intranet
9 6 (11.11%) Internet
10 5 (9.26%) SLA
10 5 (9.26%) ITIL
10 5 (9.26%) Project Management
10 5 (9.26%) Campaign Management
11 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
11 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (7.41%) Local Government
11 4 (7.41%) Degree
11 4 (7.41%) IT Asset Management
11 4 (7.41%) Migration
11 4 (7.41%) Retail
11 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
11 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.41%) SQL
11 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (5.56%) Mule
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MS Office
2 16 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (14.81%) MS Project
4 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Intranet
1 6 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.70%) VoIP
2 2 (3.70%) DHCP
2 2 (3.70%) VPN
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) OLAP
3 1 (1.85%) MS Access
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.85%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Local Government
3 3 (5.56%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.70%) Automotive
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.70%) French Language
4 2 (3.70%) German Language
4 2 (3.70%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Administrator
3 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) IT Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Project Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Project Support Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support
7 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) SOAP
1 3 (5.56%) WCF
1 3 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Statistics
2 3 (5.56%) NHS
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Blog
4 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000
2 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) CRM
2 5 (9.26%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Project Management
2 5 (9.26%) Campaign Management
3 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (7.41%) IT Asset Management
3 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
3 4 (7.41%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
3 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.56%) AOP
4 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.56%) Data Mapping
4 3 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (5.56%) SOA
4 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.56%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Ada
3 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.70%) PMP
3 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.70%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) CCA
3 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ACCA
4 1 (1.85%) CIMA
4 1 (1.85%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
3 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 7 (12.96%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Lotus
4 3 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.56%) Symantec
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Cognos
6 1 (1.85%) Ariba
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) Minitab
6 1 (1.85%) Teradata
6 1 (1.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.85%) Facebook
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter