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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 40 18 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.26% 6.64% 18.60%
As % of the Applications category 49.38% 64.29% 65.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 40
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £16.13 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £14.74 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -1.76%
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
81 28 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.74% 10.33% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 15 61
Average daily rate £360 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £312 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £380 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £45.43 £16.25 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.56% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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 15 September 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 15 September 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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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 -2 30 £363 - 5
Bedford - 2 £325 - 6
Dunstable -1 1 - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 51 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 23 (40.35%) SCOM
4 21 (36.84%) SCCM
4 21 (36.84%) E-Commerce
5 18 (31.58%) ITIL
6 16 (28.07%) IIS
6 16 (28.07%) DNS
7 15 (26.32%) DHCP
7 15 (26.32%) FTP
8 11 (19.30%) MS Office
9 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
10 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
11 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (14.04%) MS Project
11 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
12 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (10.53%) Web Services
13 6 (10.53%) .NET
13 6 (10.53%) Project Management
14 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
14 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (8.77%) SLA
14 5 (8.77%) Publishing
14 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
15 4 (7.02%) Degree

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 16 (28.07%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
2 8 (14.04%) MS Project
3 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.51%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.51%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) DNS
2 15 (26.32%) DHCP
2 15 (26.32%) FTP
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.75%) OSPF
4 1 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Publishing
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Web Support Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Web Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 3 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (5.26%) Project Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Project Support Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
1 6 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) CSS
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) iSeries
3 1 (1.75%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) OS/400
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) E-Commerce
2 18 (31.58%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.53%) Project Management
5 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.02%) Data Entry
6 4 (7.02%) Database Security
6 4 (7.02%) DevOps
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Logistics
7 3 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 3 (5.26%) Time Management
8 2 (3.51%) Content Management
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.51%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) VB
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) CCNP
3 2 (3.51%) CCDP
3 2 (3.51%) CCSA
4 1 (1.75%) CCSE
4 1 (1.75%) MCDST
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) SCOM
2 21 (36.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) CA
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (3.51%) Ceridian
3 2 (3.51%) Akamai
3 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) Dell
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee
4 1 (1.75%) Sophos
4 1 (1.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Planview
4 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.75%) Panasonic
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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