The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.75% 4.96% 6.21%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 58.33% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 26
Median daily rate £300 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.18% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £292
% change year-on-year +4.34% -1.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -18.18% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9 12 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 5.63% 8.51% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 72
Median daily rate £300 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.18% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £131 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £538 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +5.46% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £41.04 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +228.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Luton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Luton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Luton over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Luton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
4 5 (41.67%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (8.33%) PMO
7 1 (8.33%) Confluence
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Skype
7 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
7 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (8.33%) Network Management
7 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) BGP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) DWDM
1 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) HSRP
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) RIP
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) VRRP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Manager
1 5 (41.67%) Supplier Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Governance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Governance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Vendor Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Office Support
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Logistics
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Network Design
6 1 (8.33%) Network Management
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (8.33%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) VMware