The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 22 16 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.13% 1.92% 8.79%
As % of the Applications category 29.41% 22.22% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £299 - £145
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 - £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £38.05 £23.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.83% +63.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

MS 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 17 9 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 10.63% 8.65% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £313 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £301 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.40 £38.05 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.15% +92.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £38.05 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.37 £38.05 £32.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Portsmouth

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Portsmouth

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Portsmouth

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (44.44%) Change Control
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) PMP
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Sass

MS Office
Top Related 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Assistant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Assistant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Swim Lanes
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) PMP
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft