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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.63% 3.70% 9.17%
As % of the Applications category 21.28% 21.43% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £120 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -66.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £120 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £120 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+11.32% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
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 £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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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
47 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.76% 17.28% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 3 13
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 £273 £120 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £446 £523
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 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) EPoS
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) IIS
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.88%) Agresso
7 1 (5.88%) KANA
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.88%) AppSense

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Procurement Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Procurement Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSD
2 1 (5.88%) XSLT
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (11.76%) Workflow
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
1 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
2 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
2 1 (5.88%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C#
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) KANA
2 1 (5.88%) AppSense
2 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) Lagan
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