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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.20% 10.58% 12.22%
As % of the Applications category 32.14% 78.57% 61.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£284 £296 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -33.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £283 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £309 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.88 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +23.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.75 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.40 £12.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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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
28 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 22.40% 13.46% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £343 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) McAfee
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
7 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.76%) Becrypt
7 2 (11.76%) Line Management
8 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.88%) Information Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) FrameMaker
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Technician
2 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) CMDB
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Management
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) Becrypt
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Apple