The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 17 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.84% 7.77% 4.18%
As % of the Applications category 36.84% 50.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 8
Average daily rate £228 £300 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +20.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £305 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 60 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.41% 15.54% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 17
Average daily rate £228 £285 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.91% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £325 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £12.85 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £36.05 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
5 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) ADSL
7 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) VoIP
8 3 (11.54%) DNS
8 3 (11.54%) IBM
8 3 (11.54%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) Dell
8 3 (11.54%) ISEB
8 3 (11.54%) IIS
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
8 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Intranet
8 3 (11.54%) Internet
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) Mingle
3 2 (7.69%) MS Project
3 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) ADSL
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Intranet
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Author
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Author
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Project Office Support
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) XSLT
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Wiki
2 1 (3.85%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Workflow
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Information Management
3 2 (7.69%) Logistics
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) ISMS
4 1 (3.85%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Dell
2 3 (11.54%) Red Gate
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) SAP