The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 22 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 44 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 7.50% 5.90% 6.23%
As % of the Applications category 70.97% 56.45% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 10
Median daily rate £353 £136 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +158.71% -53.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £101 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £315 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £26.98 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.84% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.42% +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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 62 62 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.56% 10.46% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 33
Median daily rate £363 £265 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.79% -4.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £123 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 25
Median hourly rate £18.23 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +16 31 £326 +91.91% 1
Huntingdon -7 6 £538 +298.14% 1
Peterborough -7 1 - - 5
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.25%) Windows
3 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
4 20 (28.17%) Project Management
5 18 (25.35%) Office 365
6 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (18.31%) Migration
8 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
9 10 (14.08%) SLA
10 9 (12.68%) VPN
10 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (11.27%) DNS
11 8 (11.27%) DHCP
11 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
11 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (11.27%) Remedy
12 7 (9.86%) MCSE
12 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
12 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
13 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
13 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (8.45%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (8.45%) Supplier Management
13 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
13 6 (8.45%) LAN
13 6 (8.45%) ITIL
13 6 (8.45%) Apple
14 5 (7.04%) Smartphone
14 5 (7.04%) Degree
14 5 (7.04%) Change Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) InVision
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.41%) iTrent
3 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.35%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) VPN
2 8 (11.27%) DHCP
2 8 (11.27%) DNS
3 6 (8.45%) LAN
4 4 (5.63%) Skype
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.82%) DWDM
5 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) WLAN
6 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.82%) NUnit
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Law
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Local Government
3 1 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Analyst
2 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (8.45%) IT Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.04%) Supplier Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Support Specialist
6 3 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Developer
6 3 (4.23%) ERP Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) WCF
1 2 (2.82%) WinForms
1 2 (2.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Life Science
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.41%) Photography
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 11 (15.49%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Project Management
2 13 (18.31%) Migration
3 6 (8.45%) ITIL
3 6 (8.45%) Supplier Management
3 6 (8.45%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Hardware Maintenance
4 5 (7.04%) Office Automation
5 4 (5.63%) Break/Fix
5 4 (5.63%) ERP
5 4 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.63%) Performance Management
5 4 (5.63%) SDLC
5 4 (5.63%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) ITSM
6 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) Service Management
7 2 (2.82%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) C#
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) C
3 2 (2.82%) C++
3 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.82%) Perl
3 2 (2.82%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.86%) MCSE
2 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
4 4 (5.63%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.82%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Remedy
3 6 (8.45%) Apple
4 4 (5.63%) Dell
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Huawei
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) Ciena
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco
6 2 (2.82%) Google
6 2 (2.82%) Peregrine
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.41%) Capita
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus
7 1 (1.41%) McAfee
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec
7 1 (1.41%) Twitter