The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 26 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.93% 10.84% 11.38%
As % of the Applications category 54.17% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 8
Average daily rate
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£356 £285 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £153 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £417 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.13 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.89%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 22.02% 18.07% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 3 16
Average daily rate £375 £278 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -30.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £120 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £446 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (60.71%) SCOM
3 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
3 15 (53.57%) SCCM
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
5 12 (42.86%) ITIL
6 11 (39.29%) IIS
7 10 (35.71%) DHCP
7 10 (35.71%) FTP
7 10 (35.71%) DNS
8 6 (21.43%) MS Project
9 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (17.86%) Project Management
9 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (10.71%) SLA
11 3 (10.71%) MS Office
11 3 (10.71%) .NET
11 3 (10.71%) Web Services
11 3 (10.71%) Change Management
11 3 (10.71%) Retail
12 2 (7.14%) Legal
12 2 (7.14%) Publishing
12 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Degree
12 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (39.29%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Project
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) CA Clarity
1 1 (3.57%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) DHCP
1 10 (35.71%) FTP
1 10 (35.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Web Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Web Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
2 12 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Data Entry
6 2 (7.14%) Database Security
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) Revenue Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (60.71%) SCOM
2 15 (53.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Akamai
3 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) CA
3 1 (3.57%) Planview