The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Cardiff region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 13 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 31 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.05% 10.12% 5.97%
As % of the Applications category 64.58% 54.35% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -19.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £139 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £14.00 £13.34
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +4.98%
Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.47% 18.62% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 13
Average daily rate £325 £306 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £152 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 37 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 36 (66.67%) Finance
3 32 (59.26%) Project Management
4 26 (48.15%) MS Project
4 26 (48.15%) MS Excel
5 20 (37.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (29.63%) Banking
7 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.93%) Windows
9 11 (20.37%) Migration
10 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
11 9 (16.67%) UML
11 9 (16.67%) OO
11 9 (16.67%) MS Visio
11 9 (16.67%) TestDirector
12 8 (14.81%) AS400
12 8 (14.81%) Business Analysis
12 8 (14.81%) Degree
13 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (12.96%) .NET
14 6 (11.11%) SQL
14 6 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
14 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
15 5 (9.26%) VMware
15 5 (9.26%) Content Management
15 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (9.26%) Fat Client

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
1 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
2 4 (7.41%) Lync
3 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (48.15%) MS Project
1 26 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 20 (37.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) LAN
1 5 (9.26%) WAN
1 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (7.41%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (5.56%) DB2
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 36 (66.67%) Finance
2 16 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Project Manager
3 10 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 6 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Change Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Web Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Web Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Project Officer
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
8 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) AS400
2 5 (9.26%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.26%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.56%) iSeries
3 3 (5.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.56%) UNIX
5 3 (5.56%) AIX
5 3 (5.56%) OS/400
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Project Management
2 11 (20.37%) Migration
3 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
4 9 (16.67%) UML
4 9 (16.67%) OO
5 8 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 6 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Content Management
7 5 (9.26%) SOA
7 5 (9.26%) Network Architecture
7 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.41%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.41%) Validation
9 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.56%) Change Management
9 3 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) COBOL
2 3 (5.56%) RPG
2 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) ISEB
2 5 (9.26%) CCA
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Terminal Services
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) ARCserve
2 3 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Intel
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) Casewise
3 4 (7.41%) Cognos
3 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Planview
4 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) HP
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