The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 5 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.21% 2.67% 14.89%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% 40.00% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £140 £203 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.86% -32.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £52.50 £13.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.19% +292.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.42% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 11 10 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 7.05% 6.67% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 11
Median daily rate £140 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.47% +2.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £52.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.19% +281.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.71 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Portsmouth

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Portsmouth

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Advertising
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administration Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Executive Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Project Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Project Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Project Support Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Project Support Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Assistant
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Vector Graphics
2 1 (10.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Swim Lanes
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) SAP