The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.64% 9.59% 6.97%
As % of the Applications category 55.00% 60.87% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £231 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £416 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
MS Office
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
40 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.26% 15.75% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 16
Average daily rate £313 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 37 (64.91%) Finance
3 32 (56.14%) Project Management
4 28 (49.12%) MS Excel
5 22 (38.60%) MS Project
6 21 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (24.56%) AS400
8 13 (22.81%) Migration
8 13 (22.81%) MS Visio
8 13 (22.81%) Test Planning
9 12 (21.05%) Windows
9 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 12 (21.05%) Banking
10 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
10 10 (17.54%) ISEB
11 9 (15.79%) TestDirector
11 9 (15.79%) .NET
11 9 (15.79%) UML
11 9 (15.79%) OO
11 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (14.04%) Lync
13 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
13 7 (12.28%) Analytics
13 7 (12.28%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
13 7 (12.28%) CCA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 8 (14.04%) Lync
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (49.12%) MS Excel
2 22 (38.60%) MS Project
3 21 (36.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (22.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LAN
1 4 (7.02%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) MPLS
2 2 (3.51%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) TestDirector
2 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 37 (64.91%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Business Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Project Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.26%) Change Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Web Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Web Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (1.75%) SLA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.75%) jQuery
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) AS400
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Social Media
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.75%) iSeries
5 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.75%) OS/400
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Project Management
2 13 (22.81%) Migration
2 13 (22.81%) Test Planning
3 10 (17.54%) Business Analysis
4 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (15.79%) UML
4 9 (15.79%) OO
5 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.28%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Analytics
5 7 (12.28%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Network Architecture
6 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (10.53%) Content Management
6 6 (10.53%) Workflow
6 6 (10.53%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) SOA
7 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) VBA
2 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.75%) C#
2 1 (1.75%) COBOL
2 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.75%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) CCA
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
1 2 (3.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) HP
2 5 (8.77%) Casewise
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.51%) Intel
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) Progress
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago