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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 12 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.36% 9.91% 5.88%
As % of the Applications category 85.71% 61.11% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 5
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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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
14 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.59% 16.22% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 14
Average daily rate £380 £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 45 (84.91%) E-Commerce
2 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
3 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
4 30 (56.60%) SCOM
5 26 (49.06%) SCCM
6 25 (47.17%) Windows
7 24 (45.28%) IIS
7 24 (45.28%) DHCP
7 24 (45.28%) FTP
7 24 (45.28%) DNS
8 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (37.74%) .NET
10 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (30.19%) ITIL
12 13 (24.53%) Web Services
12 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
13 12 (22.64%) Akamai
14 11 (20.75%) SOA
15 10 (18.87%) C#
16 8 (15.09%) Project Management
17 6 (11.32%) CMS
17 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (11.32%) DevOps
17 6 (11.32%) Retail
18 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
18 5 (9.43%) SLA
18 5 (9.43%) Sitecore CMS
18 5 (9.43%) Sitecore
18 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
19 4 (7.55%) Database Security

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 24 (45.28%) IIS
2 6 (11.32%) CMS
3 5 (9.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Project
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.66%) PaaS
5 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (45.28%) DHCP
1 24 (45.28%) FTP
1 24 (45.28%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Web Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Web Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Web Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Business Manager
8 1 (1.89%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (84.91%) E-Commerce
2 16 (30.19%) ITIL
3 11 (20.75%) SOA
4 8 (15.09%) Project Management
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps
6 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.55%) Database Security
8 3 (5.66%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.77%) Coaching
9 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.77%) Data Security
9 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.87%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VBScript
4 1 (1.89%) C++
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (56.60%) SCOM
2 26 (49.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Akamai
3 5 (9.43%) Sitecore