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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 19 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.16% 5.88% 3.42%
As % of the Applications category 24.39% 43.40% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Average daily rate
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£120 £150 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £12.60 £9.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
41 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.87% 13.55% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 22
Average daily rate £313 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £188 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 17
Average hourly rate £101.25 £12.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+703.57% -58.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.25 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.25 £23.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
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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 25 July 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 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.50%) DNS
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP
8 3 (12.50%) ADSL
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) MS Project
8 3 (12.50%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (8.33%) CSS
9 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (8.33%) Degree
9 2 (8.33%) Information Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Project
3 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) WAN
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) ADSL
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Support
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Project Office Support
5 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Server Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Project Office Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XSLT
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.33%) Data Management
3 2 (8.33%) Information Management
3 2 (8.33%) Logistics
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Document Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Content Management
4 1 (4.17%) OOP
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) RAD
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) AppSense
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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