The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 28 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 / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 12 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.00% 2.75% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 63.16% 54.55% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 11
Median daily rate £145 £177 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -46.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £378 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +4.34% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Median hourly rate £14.15 - £12.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 - £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.71 - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -17.53% +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 Southampton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 19 11 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 9.50% 5.05% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 58
Median daily rate £178 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.21% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £147 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 - £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 - £21.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Southampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Southampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Southampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Southampton

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
7 4 (14.81%) Dell
7 4 (14.81%) Lotus
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Remedy
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (7.41%) Office 365
9 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (7.41%) BMC
9 2 (7.41%) GIS
9 2 (7.41%) ESRI
9 2 (7.41%) ArcGIS
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Change Management
9 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
9 2 (7.41%) SharePoint

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.41%) ArcGIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) Multicast
3 1 (3.70%) OSPF
3 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) QGIS
General
1 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support
2 9 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) IT Support
6 3 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Change Management
2 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
2 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Change Control
3 1 (3.70%) Escalation Management
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Physics
3 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.70%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCDP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
3 1 (3.70%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) PMO
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Dell
2 4 (14.81%) Lotus
3 3 (11.11%) Remedy
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) BMC
4 2 (7.41%) ESRI
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.70%) Nortel
5 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec