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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 10 33 12
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.97% 2.38% 3.45%
As % of the Applications category 42.42% 11.36% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate
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£125 £338 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.96% +181.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
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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
33 44 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.15% 20.95% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 3
Average daily rate £195 £369 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.11% +32.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £276 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £590 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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
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 3 September 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 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (31.82%) MS Project
4 6 (27.27%) CRM
4 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Adobe
6 4 (18.18%) SLA
6 4 (18.18%) Marketing
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.64%) Statistics
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (13.64%) Campaign Management
7 3 (13.64%) Email Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (9.09%) InDesign
8 2 (9.09%) Intranet
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) PMP
8 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
8 2 (9.09%) SDLC

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (31.82%) MS Project
3 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (9.09%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Business One
1 1 (4.55%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) ADSL
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Project Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Project Support Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (13.64%) Campaign Management
2 3 (13.64%) Email Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) SDLC
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Process Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) PMP
1 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ACCA
2 1 (4.55%) CIMA
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (4.55%) AAT
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) HND
2 1 (4.55%) CCA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Adobe
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Mitel
4 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.55%) RightFax
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Metastorm
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) EMC