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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 38 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.36% 10.95% 7.11%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 55.56% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £124 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -69.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
57 54 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.04% 19.71% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 19
Average daily rate £335 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £122 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -52.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 25 £475 +58.33% 4
Bedford +3 8 £275 +22.22% 8
Biggleswade - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 67 (81.71%) Microsoft
2 49 (59.76%) E-Commerce
3 44 (53.66%) Windows
4 39 (47.56%) Active Directory
5 37 (45.12%) SCOM
6 33 (40.24%) DHCP
6 33 (40.24%) DNS
7 32 (39.02%) SCCM
8 30 (36.59%) FTP
8 30 (36.59%) IIS
9 26 (31.71%) .NET
10 24 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (24.39%) ITIL
12 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (18.29%) Web Services
13 15 (18.29%) MS Office
14 13 (15.85%) C#
15 12 (14.63%) Akamai
15 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
16 11 (13.41%) SLA
16 11 (13.41%) SOA
17 10 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
17 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (10.98%) Project Management
18 9 (10.98%) Citrix
18 9 (10.98%) Lotus
18 9 (10.98%) MS Visio
18 9 (10.98%) IBM Notes
18 9 (10.98%) Lotus Domino
19 8 (9.76%) Retail

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (36.59%) IIS
2 9 (10.98%) IBM Notes
2 9 (10.98%) Lotus Domino
3 7 (8.54%) CMS
4 6 (7.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Office
2 10 (12.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (10.98%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.54%) MS Project
5 2 (2.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.22%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (23.17%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (40.24%) DHCP
1 33 (40.24%) DNS
2 30 (36.59%) FTP
3 4 (4.88%) VPN
4 3 (3.66%) Wireless
4 3 (3.66%) VoIP
5 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) Network Security
5 2 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (1.22%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.22%) Intranet
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.22%) OSPF
6 1 (1.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (9.76%) Retail
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Legal
2 5 (6.10%) Publishing
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Web Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Web Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support
8 4 (4.88%) Web Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.71%) .NET
2 15 (18.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.44%) CSS
3 2 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) SecurID
3 3 (3.66%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Social Media
5 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.66%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) E-Commerce
2 20 (24.39%) ITIL
3 11 (13.41%) SOA
4 9 (10.98%) Project Management
5 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.54%) DevOps
6 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.10%) Network Design
7 5 (6.10%) Database Security
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.66%) Mobile Commerce
9 3 (3.66%) Change Management
9 3 (3.66%) Time Management
9 3 (3.66%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.66%) Content Management
10 2 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) C#
2 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.44%) CCSA
2 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.44%) CCNP
2 2 (2.44%) CCDP
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 39 (47.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 37 (45.12%) SCOM
2 32 (39.02%) SCCM
3 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 67 (81.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Akamai
3 9 (10.98%) Citrix
3 9 (10.98%) Lotus
4 6 (7.32%) Sitecore
4 6 (7.32%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) Symantec
5 3 (3.66%) McAfee
6 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.44%) Adobe
6 2 (2.44%) Ceridian
7 1 (1.22%) Civica
7 1 (1.22%) Planview
7 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.22%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) CA
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