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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.55% 3.48% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 41.18% 41.18% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£157 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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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
17 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.04% 8.46% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Average daily rate £200 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) MS Project
5 2 (20.00%) PMP
5 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) NHS
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Sun
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) CCA
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (10.00%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) ADSL
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Support Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Process Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Email Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PMP
1 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CIMA
2 1 (10.00%) ACCA
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) APMP
2 1 (10.00%) AAT
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Metastorm
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
3 1 (10.00%) RightFax
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow