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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.04% 3.16% 6.58%
As % of the Applications category 44.12% 29.41% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£365 £120 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+204.16% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £120 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £12.60
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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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
34 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.90% 10.76% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 15
Average daily rate £360 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £12.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +178.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £34.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £131.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 29 (64.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (46.67%) Windows
4 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
5 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 13 (28.89%) ITIL
6 13 (28.89%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) SLA
7 8 (17.78%) Project Management
8 7 (15.56%) Citrix
8 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
8 7 (15.56%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 6 (13.33%) XML
9 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 5 (11.11%) FileMaker
10 5 (11.11%) Service Management
10 5 (11.11%) Oracle
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
10 5 (11.11%) RDBMS
10 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 5 (11.11%) Data Structures
10 5 (11.11%) BYOD
11 4 (8.89%) WorldPay
11 4 (8.89%) Document Management
11 4 (8.89%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (6.67%) Lync
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (64.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (8.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.67%) VPN
1 3 (6.67%) Wireless
2 2 (4.44%) Skype
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) VLAN
3 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.22%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 5 (11.11%) FileMaker
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.22%) IT Support
7 1 (2.22%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) ODBC
3 1 (2.22%) WF
3 1 (2.22%) LINQ
3 1 (2.22%) CAML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.11%) Data Structures
2 5 (11.11%) BYOD
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.22%) Handset
6 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Android
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 5 (11.11%) Service Management
5 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (8.89%) Document Management
7 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.67%) ITSM
7 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.44%) Channel Management
8 2 (4.44%) Change Management
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCDST
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) Remedy
4 4 (8.89%) WorldPay
5 2 (4.44%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Altiris
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
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