The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Excel
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 11.11% 8.57% 17.95%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 50.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £125 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 19.44% 17.14% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £375 £125 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Bedford

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Bedford

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) Source to Pay
5 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (16.67%) PMO
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Ariba
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project

MS Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Supplier Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Governance Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Governance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Source to Pay
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Ariba
2 1 (16.67%) SAP