The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.89% 3.38% 2.50%
As % of the Applications category 23.08% 29.41% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£248 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.12% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £360 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £440 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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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
13 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.18% 11.49% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
Average daily rate £375 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £453
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 £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Websense
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Qt
3 1 (16.67%) xDSL
3 1 (16.67%) APMP
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
3 1 (16.67%) SecurID
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ATM
1 1 (16.67%) ISDN
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
1 1 (16.67%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Websense
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) 3Com
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
2 1 (16.67%) Aruba
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco