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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.30% 5.54% 4.91%
As % of the Applications category 36.07% 39.22% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Average daily rate
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£169 £190 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £134 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £254 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £15.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
61 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.70% 14.13% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 14
Average daily rate £263 £255 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.00 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 18 (58.06%) Windows
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
3 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (25.81%) DNS
6 8 (25.81%) DHCP
6 8 (25.81%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) Finance
7 7 (22.58%) SAN
7 7 (22.58%) SCCM
8 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
9 5 (16.13%) Remedy
9 5 (16.13%) LAN
9 5 (16.13%) WAN
9 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
10 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
11 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
11 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
11 3 (9.68%) SCOM
11 3 (9.68%) SCVMM
11 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 17 (54.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) MS Project
3 2 (6.45%) Mingle
4 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) DHCP
3 7 (22.58%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (9.68%) IPv6
5 3 (9.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Toad
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Server Support
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) Data Management
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Workflow
4 2 (6.45%) Line Management
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Content Management
5 1 (3.23%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 2 (6.45%) C
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) PhD
3 1 (3.23%) MCSD
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) CDISC
2 1 (3.23%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) SCVMM
2 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 5 (16.13%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) AppSense
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
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