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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.88% 6.38% 4.41%
As % of the Applications category 52.00% 61.76% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 5
Average daily rate
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£170 £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -38.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £166 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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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
50 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.15% 10.33% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 16
Average daily rate £300 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
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 £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 29 (64.44%) Windows
1 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (57.78%) MS Excel
3 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.11%) Finance
6 13 (28.89%) Citrix
7 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
7 12 (26.67%) ITIL
8 10 (22.22%) Remedy
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.78%) Windows 8
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (15.56%) Advertising
10 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
10 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
10 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) DNS
10 7 (15.56%) DHCP
10 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.33%) WAN
11 6 (13.33%) LAN
11 6 (13.33%) SAN
11 6 (13.33%) SCCM
12 5 (11.11%) QA
12 5 (11.11%) Mingle
12 5 (11.11%) Change Management
12 5 (11.11%) Workflow
12 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.22%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 26 (57.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) Mingle
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
1 7 (15.56%) DHCP
1 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.33%) WAN
2 6 (13.33%) LAN
2 6 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) IPv6
3 2 (4.44%) PBX
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) ISDN
3 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Toad
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Advertising
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior QA Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Server Support
6 3 (6.67%) Network Support
7 2 (4.44%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.78%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.44%) Android
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
3 5 (11.11%) Change Management
3 5 (11.11%) Workflow
3 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Line Management
6 1 (2.22%) Linear Regression
6 1 (2.22%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Time Management
6 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.22%) Analytics
6 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.44%) Python
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCA
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) MCSD
4 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) CDISC
3 1 (2.22%) GCP
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
2 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) Citrix
3 10 (22.22%) Remedy
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Avaya
5 2 (4.44%) Apple
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
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