The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 3 months to 24 June 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 Excel
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.95% 3.85% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 70.00% 20.00% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £360 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +161.81% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  

Microsoft 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 10 5 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 25.64% 19.23% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 13
Median daily rate £360 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +161.81% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £138 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £138 £201
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £8.25 £9.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Bedford

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Bedford

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Bedford over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Bedford

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Supplier Management
3 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
3 5 (45.45%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) ITSM
4 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) IMAP
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis

Microsoft 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) IMAP
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Manager
1 5 (45.45%) Supplier Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Governance Manager
4 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Governance Manager
4 2 (18.18%) ITSM Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Report Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
2 5 (45.45%) Hardware Maintenance
2 5 (45.45%) Supplier Management
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Remedy