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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 25 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.09% 6.38% 7.75%
As % of the Applications category 36.17% 37.50% 59.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 14
Median daily rate £138 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £171 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £405 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%

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
47 72 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.07% 17.02% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 28
Median daily rate £186 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.57% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -28.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +13.79%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows 7
3 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
4 12 (32.43%) iPhone
5 11 (29.73%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) iPad
7 9 (24.32%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) Network Management
9 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.81%) NHS
11 3 (8.11%) CA
11 3 (8.11%) C++
11 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
11 3 (8.11%) LAN
11 3 (8.11%) Wireless
11 3 (8.11%) Finance
11 3 (8.11%) Military
11 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (8.11%) DO-178B
11 3 (8.11%) Hazard Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (8.11%) IEC 61508
11 3 (8.11%) ISO26262
11 3 (8.11%) Def Stans
11 3 (8.11%) MISRA C
11 3 (8.11%) MISRA
11 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) ADSL
2 2 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.11%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Military
2 2 (5.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (27.03%) Service Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Project Officer
5 3 (8.11%) Project Support Officer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Officer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) iPhone
2 10 (27.03%) iPad
3 4 (10.81%) NHS
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Network Management
3 3 (8.11%) Hazard Analysis
3 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Information Management
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Defect Management
5 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.70%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) CCNA
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Def Stans
1 3 (8.11%) DO-178B
1 3 (8.11%) IEC 61508
1 3 (8.11%) ISO26262
1 3 (8.11%) MISRA
1 3 (8.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) CA
4 2 (5.41%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Dell