The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 18 24 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.88% 5.71% 6.84%
As % of the Applications category 48.39% 53.33% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 15
Median daily rate £281 £210 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.81% -12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £135 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £345 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £275
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +40.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £16.10 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £17.50 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +19.23%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 31 30 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 12.16% 10.71% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 47
Median daily rate £325 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Median hourly rate £15.63 £17.50 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £36.00 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Southampton

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Southampton over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Southampton

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Southampton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (16.00%) Change Management
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 3 (12.00%) Dell
9 3 (12.00%) NHS
9 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) VBA
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) Lotus
9 3 (12.00%) Remedy
9 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.00%) Degree
9 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) Office 365
10 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
10 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (8.00%) Escalation Management
10 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
10 2 (8.00%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related 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 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.00%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) QGIS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Desktop Support
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) GIS Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) PostGIS
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) NHS
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) iPhone
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) Data Management
3 2 (8.00%) Escalation Management
3 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Information Management
4 1 (4.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Physics
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
1 3 (12.00%) VBA
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Dell
2 3 (12.00%) Lotus
2 3 (12.00%) Remedy
3 2 (8.00%) ESRI
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Nortel
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec