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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 21 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 29 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.79% 6.75% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 51.79% 55.00% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £163 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £203 £273
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -25.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
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 £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
MS Office
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
56 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.97% 12.27% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 10
Average daily rate £213 £230 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
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 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 (63.64%) Windows
1 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (59.09%) MS Excel
3 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
4 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 14 (31.82%) Finance
6 13 (29.55%) Citrix
7 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 12 (27.27%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) Remedy
9 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (18.18%) DHCP
10 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.18%) DNS
11 7 (15.91%) SAN
11 7 (15.91%) Advertising
11 7 (15.91%) SCCM
12 6 (13.64%) LAN
12 6 (13.64%) WAN
12 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
13 5 (11.36%) SQL
13 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
14 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
14 4 (9.09%) QA
14 4 (9.09%) Mingle
14 4 (9.09%) Workflow

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) Content Management Server
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (59.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) Mingle
3 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DHCP
1 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 7 (15.91%) SAN
3 6 (13.64%) LAN
3 6 (13.64%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) IPv6
4 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.55%) ISDN
5 2 (4.55%) PBX
5 2 (4.55%) VoIP
5 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Toad
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Service Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Server Support
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.09%) Network Support
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior QA Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Support Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Server Support Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.55%) Android
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.09%) Workflow
3 4 (9.09%) Change Management
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Data Management
4 3 (6.82%) Service Management
5 2 (4.55%) Line Management
5 2 (4.55%) Computer Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (2.27%) OOP
6 1 (2.27%) OO
6 1 (2.27%) RAD
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) ERP
6 1 (2.27%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.55%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) CCA
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSD
4 1 (2.27%) PhD
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) GCP
3 1 (2.27%) CDISC
System Software
1 21 (47.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) Citrix
3 10 (22.73%) Remedy
4 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Avaya
5 2 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.27%) Computacenter
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