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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.75% 8.06% 11.25%
As % of the Applications category 43.75% 58.14% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 16
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £231 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
64 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.42% 13.87% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 36
Average daily rate £318 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £13.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% -85.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
2 33 (64.71%) MS Excel
3 26 (50.98%) ITIL
4 23 (45.10%) Windows
5 19 (37.25%) Migration
6 16 (31.37%) MS Visio
7 14 (27.45%) Validation
8 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
9 12 (23.53%) ITIL V3
9 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 12 (23.53%) SQL
9 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
11 10 (19.61%) Finance
12 9 (17.65%) ITSM
13 8 (15.69%) Mac OS X
13 8 (15.69%) Oracle
13 8 (15.69%) XML
13 8 (15.69%) Workflow
14 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (13.73%) Project Management
14 7 (13.73%) Data Quality
15 6 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
15 6 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
15 6 (11.76%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 16 (31.37%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) VoIP
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (7.84%) NAS
2 4 (7.84%) Network Security
2 4 (7.84%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) ADSL
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) SSH
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (21.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.88%) GIS
6 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) JUnit
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
1 1 (1.96%) Subversion
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) DBA
5 5 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) PMO Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) Java EE
2 1 (1.96%) LAMP
2 1 (1.96%) SAML
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.69%) Mac OS X
4 6 (11.76%) Linux
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) ITIL
2 19 (37.25%) Migration
3 14 (27.45%) Validation
4 12 (23.53%) ITIL V3
5 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
6 9 (17.65%) ITSM
7 8 (15.69%) Workflow
8 7 (13.73%) Project Management
8 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.76%) Critical Success Factor
9 6 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
9 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
9 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.76%) Service Management
10 5 (9.80%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.84%) Data Mapping
11 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (7.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) C
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) Perl
2 1 (1.96%) PHP
2 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
1 6 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) HL7
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
1 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.84%) Juniper
5 3 (5.88%) ESRI
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec