The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.34% 6.25% 5.07%
As % of the Applications category 33.93% 41.07% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate
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£138 £190 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £254 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
56 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.79% 15.22% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 18
Average daily rate £175 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 21
Average hourly rate £34.38 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.84% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £11.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
4 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 8 (29.63%) DHCP
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) SCCM
7 7 (25.93%) SAN
8 6 (22.22%) Citrix
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) LAN
9 5 (18.52%) WAN
10 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
10 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
11 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
11 3 (11.11%) SCOM
11 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
11 3 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (11.11%) SCOrch
11 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (11.11%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) Content Management Server
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) MS Project
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) DHCP
3 7 (25.93%) SAN
4 5 (18.52%) LAN
4 5 (18.52%) WAN
5 3 (11.11%) IPv6
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Server Support
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Network Support
3 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Server Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) OOP
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) RAD
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Matrix Management
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) C
2 2 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSD
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) PhD
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) CDISC
2 1 (3.70%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCOM
2 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 3 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) AppSense
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