The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 10 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.98% 6.78% 9.48%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 40.00% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£235 £238 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -35.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £286 £265
% change year-on-year
+0.43% +8.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £10.58 £11.50 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -7.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Applications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
12 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 13.95% 16.95% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate £300 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £94 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) MS Project
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
5 5 (23.81%) Baan
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (14.29%) EPoS
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) MCSA
8 2 (9.52%) Retail

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Project
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) VLAN
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Field Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) PC Support
4 1 (4.76%) Project Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Controller
4 1 (4.76%) PMO Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) EPoS
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.76%) QMS
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCDST
4 1 (4.76%) APMP
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Baan
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Acronis
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco