The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Luton region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.63% 11.11% 8.64%
As % of the Applications category 32.50% 64.29% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £182 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £443 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
40 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.41% 17.28% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 8
Average daily rate £450 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £120 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £440 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Luton

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) IIS
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 7 (38.89%) SCOM
4 6 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (33.33%) FTP
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) MS Project
5 5 (27.78%) MS Office
5 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Data Entry
8 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 7 (38.89%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Project
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Officer
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Data Entry
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Demand Management
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Revenue Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
1 7 (38.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Dell
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) Planview
2 1 (5.56%) Akamai
2 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow