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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 39 23 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.57% 8.78% 18.13%
As % of the Applications category 42.39% 71.88% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 37
Average daily rate
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£356 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.39% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £330 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.13 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% +74.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.03 £7.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £16.23 £25.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
92 32 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.86% 12.21% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 17 56
Average daily rate £363 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.13 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +74.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.63 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £28.13 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 28 £363 +27.19% 5
Bedford - 4 £325 - 4
Dunstable -2 2 - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 48 (90.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 22 (41.51%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) SCOM
4 18 (33.96%) SCCM
4 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
5 15 (28.30%) ITIL
6 13 (24.53%) IIS
6 13 (24.53%) DNS
7 12 (22.64%) DHCP
7 12 (22.64%) FTP
8 10 (18.87%) MS Office
9 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
9 8 (15.09%) Finance
9 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
9 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
10 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.21%) MS Project
10 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
11 6 (11.32%) Project Management
11 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (9.43%) Web Services
12 5 (9.43%) .NET
12 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (9.43%) SLA
12 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (7.55%) Degree
13 4 (7.55%) Legal
13 4 (7.55%) C#
13 4 (7.55%) Database Security

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (24.53%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (13.21%) MS Project
4 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (3.77%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.89%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.89%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) DNS
2 12 (22.64%) DHCP
2 12 (22.64%) FTP
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.89%) OSPF
4 1 (1.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MSI
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Web Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Web Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Developer
5 3 (5.66%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (3.77%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Project Support Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Junior
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Social Media
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) iSeries
2 1 (1.89%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.89%) OS/400
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
2 15 (28.30%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
3 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
5 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) Data Entry
6 4 (7.55%) Database Security
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Logistics
7 3 (5.66%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Time Management
8 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.77%) Content Management
8 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) VBScript
4 2 (3.77%) VB
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) CCNP
3 2 (3.77%) CCDP
3 2 (3.77%) CCSA
4 1 (1.89%) CCSE
4 1 (1.89%) MCDST
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (37.74%) SCOM
2 18 (33.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (90.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) CA
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco
3 2 (3.77%) Ceridian
3 2 (3.77%) Akamai
3 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.77%) Adobe
3 2 (3.77%) Dell
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee
4 1 (1.89%) Sophos
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Planview
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Panasonic
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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