The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 31 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 9.25% 3.11% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 54.39% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 - £17.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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 Southampton region.

Applications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
57 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.01% 9.32% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 27
Average daily rate £325 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £149 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £415 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 - £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
3 23 (45.10%) MS Project
4 22 (43.14%) SQL
5 21 (41.18%) Windows
6 18 (35.29%) PRINCE2
6 18 (35.29%) ITIL
7 14 (27.45%) Project Management
7 14 (27.45%) Finance
8 13 (25.49%) PMP
8 13 (25.49%) PMI Certification
8 13 (25.49%) Oracle
8 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
9 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
9 12 (23.53%) PMI
10 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
13 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
13 6 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
14 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
14 5 (9.80%) Puppet
14 5 (9.80%) RSpec
14 5 (9.80%) Confluence
14 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
14 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
14 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
14 5 (9.80%) Vagrant

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
3 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.96%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
2 23 (45.10%) MS Project
3 6 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
6 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) Extranet
2 2 (3.92%) Intranet
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.80%) QlikView
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.96%) TKPROF
6 1 (1.96%) GeoQlik
6 1 (1.96%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) HP UFT
1 5 (9.80%) JMeter
1 5 (9.80%) Maven
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
1 5 (9.80%) RSpec
1 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
1 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.80%) JUnit
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Project Manager
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 10 (19.61%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Support Technician
6 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (5.88%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.92%) Project Officer
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Report Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.92%) CSS
1 2 (3.92%) XHTML
1 2 (3.92%) jQuery
1 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 2 (3.92%) HTML5
2 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.53%) PMI
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) EPoS
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.92%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
1 18 (35.29%) PRINCE2
2 14 (27.45%) Project Management
3 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 6 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
8 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.84%) ETL
8 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.84%) Project Planning
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
10 2 (3.92%) Content Management
10 2 (3.92%) Workflow
10 2 (3.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) Ruby
3 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.92%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) PMP
1 13 (25.49%) PMI Certification
2 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.96%) MCP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) MCDST
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Puppet
1 5 (9.80%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Apple
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) Telerik
5 2 (3.92%) Nintex
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Lotus
6 1 (1.96%) IBM