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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.35% 8.31% 4.64%
As % of the Applications category 40.74% 54.39% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 4
Average daily rate £263 £200 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £129 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £385 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -5.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
MS Office
Hampshire

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
27 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.67% 15.28% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 22
Average daily rate £350 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £166 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £12.50 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.00% -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016, 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 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 7 (23.33%) MS Project
5 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Service Management
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
8 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 3 (10.00%) Remote Infrastructure Management
9 3 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (10.00%) Line Management
9 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.00%) PMI

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (23.33%) MS Project
2 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) WatiN
1 2 (6.67%) WATIR
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) PMI
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (3.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (10.00%) Line Management
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Remote Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Content Management
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) SFIA
5 2 (6.67%) System Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (10.00%) PMP
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) EMC
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow