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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.32% 6.34% 4.18%
As % of the Applications category 45.76% 46.67% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 2
Average daily rate
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£163 £190 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -33.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £160 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £240 £252
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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 Cambridge region.

Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
59 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.99% 13.60% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 10
Average daily rate £213 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 12
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.97 £12.75 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £14.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 22 (57.89%) Windows
4 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
6 12 (31.58%) Citrix
7 10 (26.32%) Blackberry
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 10 (26.32%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) SCCM
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (21.05%) Remedy
9 8 (21.05%) DNS
9 8 (21.05%) DHCP
9 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
10 7 (18.42%) SAN
11 6 (15.79%) Advertising
12 5 (13.16%) WAN
12 5 (13.16%) LAN
12 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
12 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
13 4 (10.53%) SQL
13 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
13 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
14 3 (7.89%) Degree
14 3 (7.89%) SCOM
14 3 (7.89%) SCVMM
14 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 24 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.89%) Mingle
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DHCP
1 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) IPv6
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 3 (7.89%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.26%) ISDN
5 2 (5.26%) PBX
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.63%) Toad
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
1 1 (2.63%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.63%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Service Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Server Support
4 3 (7.89%) Support Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support
4 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior QA Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Server Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.89%) Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.26%) Android
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.63%) UNIX
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.89%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Workflow
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Data Management
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
1 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) C
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCA
2 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCSD
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) GCP
3 1 (2.63%) CDISC
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
2 3 (7.89%) SCVMM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) Remedy
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Avaya
5 2 (5.26%) Apple
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) AppSense
6 1 (2.63%) Computacenter
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