The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 13 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.88% 2.98% 2.48%
As % of the Applications category 54.55% 26.32% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £221 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +64.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

MS 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 11 19 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 10.78% 11.31% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 10
Median daily rate £323 £356 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Luton

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Luton

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Luton

MS Office
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Local Government
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL

MS Office
Top Related 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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Supplier Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Governance Manager
2 2 (28.57%) IT Governance Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware