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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.60% 4.80% 10.43%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 22.22% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£140 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.58 £11.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.86% -25.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.81% 21.60% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Average daily rate £150 £225 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -22.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.30 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.09 £30.20 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 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 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) MS Project
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 5 (22.73%) Baan
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) EPoS
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
7 3 (13.64%) Change Management
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.09%) Time Management
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (9.09%) Acronis
8 2 (9.09%) Office 365

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Project
2 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
1 1 (4.55%) VLAN
1 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) PC Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Officer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Controller
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Support Officer
5 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) EPoS
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
2 5 (22.73%) Scrum
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) Network Management
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Change Control
6 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCDST
4 1 (4.55%) APMP
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) WSUS
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Baan
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Acronis
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco