The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cambridgeshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 16 38
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing MS Office 29 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.02% 7.33% 4.16%
As % of the Applications category 38.16% 47.31% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 8
Average daily rate £223 £285 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% +14.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £152 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -50.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.30 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
76 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.54% 15.50% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 34
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £158 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £340 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.60 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridgeshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridgeshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -13 15 £223 +85.41% 3
Cambridge -12 14 £228 -23.91% 11
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
5 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
6 11 (19.30%) Citrix
6 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
7 9 (15.79%) Project Management
7 9 (15.79%) Lotus
7 9 (15.79%) Symantec
7 9 (15.79%) IBM Notes
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
7 9 (15.79%) Cisco
8 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
8 8 (14.04%) Adobe
8 8 (14.04%) McAfee
9 7 (12.28%) Internet
9 7 (12.28%) MCP
9 7 (12.28%) SQL
9 7 (12.28%) Finance
9 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
9 7 (12.28%) Change Management
9 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
10 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 6 (10.53%) SLA
10 6 (10.53%) PMI Certification
11 5 (8.77%) PMI
11 5 (8.77%) WAN
11 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
11 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.79%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) JOnAS
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.26%) MS Project
2 3 (5.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
3 4 (7.02%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) ADSL
4 3 (5.26%) Intranet
4 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Billing
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Administrator
6 7 (12.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
8 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
10 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Author
10 3 (5.26%) Technical Author
10 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) IT Support
11 2 (3.51%) Build Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) jQuery
2 2 (3.51%) XSLT
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) PMI
2 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) Wiki
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Project Management
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
2 7 (12.28%) Change Management
2 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.02%) Workflow
5 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.26%) ERP
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.26%) Logistics
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
6 2 (3.51%) Information Management
6 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.75%) Information Security Management
7 1 (1.75%) Security Management
7 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) C
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) MCP
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.75%) PMP
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.75%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Citrix
3 9 (15.79%) Lotus
3 9 (15.79%) Symantec
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco
4 8 (14.04%) Adobe
4 8 (14.04%) McAfee
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) Red Gate
6 2 (3.51%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks