The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.03% 4.23% 7.69%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 27.27% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £413 £453 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% +94.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £453 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £453 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.84% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
15 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.58% 15.49% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate £425 £335 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +81.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Office
Bedfordshire

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Luton

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Luton region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) COM
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
6 1 (10.00%) NetScaler

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) COM
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSD
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
3 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (10.00%) AppSense