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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.19% 8.03% 6.36%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 67.39% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 23
Median daily rate £200 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £143 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £579 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.03
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.52%
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 46 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.54% 11.92% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 61
Median daily rate £200 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £16.80 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +4 10 £200 - 1
Luton -19 4 £388 -8.82% 4
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
3 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) SCCM
3 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) REST
4 9 (29.03%) SOA
4 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
4 9 (29.03%) .NET
4 9 (29.03%) SOAP
5 8 (25.81%) C#
5 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
5 8 (25.81%) HP
5 8 (25.81%) Dell
5 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (25.81%) Microservices
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (22.58%) vSphere
6 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
6 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
6 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
6 7 (22.58%) Firewall

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.23%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.23%) Confluence
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Mule
5 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) FTP
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) .NET Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Designer
4 3 (9.68%) SOA Designer
5 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Messaging Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.45%) SOA Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Developer
5 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
1 9 (29.03%) REST
1 9 (29.03%) SOAP
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Reverse Engineering
1 9 (29.03%) SOA
1 9 (29.03%) Software Engineering
2 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
2 8 (25.81%) Microservices
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.90%) AOP
5 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) User Stories
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Change Control
7 2 (6.45%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Network Management
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.23%) Open Source
8 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C#
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CCNA
1 2 (6.45%) CCSA
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) VCP5
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (22.58%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (22.58%) VMware ESX
3 7 (22.58%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
2 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Dell
3 8 (25.81%) HP
4 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) Citrix
6 5 (16.13%) Avaya
6 5 (16.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam
8 1 (3.23%) WSO2