The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 25 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 26 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.61% 5.06% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 65.00% 58.06% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Median daily rate £300 £138 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -52.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £127 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £262 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +4.34% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £36.25 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.31% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £20.65 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -17.53% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 40 31 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.25% 8.71% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 31
Median daily rate £400 £240 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Median hourly rate £36.25 £19.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.31% -34.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.85 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £20.65 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridge

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridge

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cambridge

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridge

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 40 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (28.00%) Project Management
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (22.00%) Office 365
7 9 (18.00%) VPN
8 8 (16.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) DNS
9 7 (14.00%) DHCP
9 7 (14.00%) Apple
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (14.00%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (12.00%) Remedy
10 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
10 6 (12.00%) SLA
10 6 (12.00%) SCCM
10 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (12.00%) Supplier Management
11 5 (10.00%) Smartphone
11 5 (10.00%) Degree
11 5 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
11 5 (10.00%) Office Automation
12 4 (8.00%) Software Distribution
12 4 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (8.00%) SDLC
12 4 (8.00%) Break/Fix
12 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (8.00%) A+ Certification

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.00%) iTrent
3 1 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) VPN
2 7 (14.00%) DHCP
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) DWDM
4 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
2 1 (2.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 5 (10.00%) Supplier Manager
2 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Support Specialist
4 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.00%) Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Developer
4 3 (6.00%) ERP Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Project Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) ITSM Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Product Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Product Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) WCF
1 2 (4.00%) WinForms
1 2 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Signage
4 1 (2.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Project Management
2 8 (16.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (12.00%) Supplier Management
5 5 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
5 5 (10.00%) Office Automation
6 4 (8.00%) Break/Fix
6 4 (8.00%) ERP
6 4 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (8.00%) SDLC
6 4 (8.00%) Software Distribution
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) Fault Management
8 2 (4.00%) Information Security
8 2 (4.00%) ITSM
8 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) C#
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) C++
3 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Apple
3 6 (12.00%) Remedy
4 4 (8.00%) Dell
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Huawei
6 2 (4.00%) Ciena
6 2 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Adobe
7 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.00%) Twitter
7 1 (2.00%) VMware