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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.00% 10.62% 8.97%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 85.71% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £315 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £213 £282
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +3.70%
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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 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 12.00% 12.39% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Average daily rate £353 £250 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.00% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £338 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.10 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.35% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

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
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 23 January 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) McAfee
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Change and Release Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Author
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Author
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
1 2 (15.38%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Information Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
1 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Becrypt
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe