The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.91% 6.99% 9.34%
As % of the Applications category 47.50% 53.73% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 18
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £173 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £423 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
Wales

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

Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
80 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.55% 13.01% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 42
Average daily rate £315 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £151 £201
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 4 13
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -26.66%
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 South Wales

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -10 28 £350 -6.66% 1
Newport -2 3 £475 -
Bridgend +9 2 - - 2
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (54.41%) MS Excel
3 30 (44.12%) ITIL
4 28 (41.18%) Windows
5 23 (33.82%) Migration
6 18 (26.47%) MS Visio
7 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
9 14 (20.59%) SQL
9 14 (20.59%) Validation
10 13 (19.12%) ITIL V3
11 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.18%) Finance
12 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (14.71%) Business Analysis
13 10 (14.71%) Office 365
13 10 (14.71%) ITSM
14 9 (13.24%) Oracle
14 9 (13.24%) XML
15 8 (11.76%) Workflow
15 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (11.76%) Mac OS X
15 8 (11.76%) Project Management
15 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
16 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
16 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
16 7 (10.29%) Data Quality
16 7 (10.29%) Degree

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.41%) ArcGIS
3 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (54.41%) MS Excel
2 18 (26.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.88%) MS Project
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) VoIP
2 5 (7.35%) SAN
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.88%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) NAS
3 4 (5.88%) Network Security
4 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.94%) SSH
5 2 (2.94%) WAN
5 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.47%) ADSL
6 1 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (1.47%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) GIS
6 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.94%) JUnit
1 2 (2.94%) Maven
1 2 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) DBA
6 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Office 365 Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Report Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Java EE
2 2 (2.94%) LAMP
2 2 (2.94%) SAML
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) CGI
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) NHS
2 2 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.47%) CESG
3 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 7 (10.29%) Linux
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) ITIL
2 23 (33.82%) Migration
3 14 (20.59%) Validation
4 13 (19.12%) ITIL V3
5 10 (14.71%) Business Analysis
5 10 (14.71%) ITSM
6 8 (11.76%) Project Management
6 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.76%) Workflow
7 7 (10.29%) Service Management
8 6 (8.82%) Critical Success Factor
8 6 (8.82%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (8.82%) Data Migration
8 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.35%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.88%) Data Mapping
10 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.88%) ETL
10 4 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) C
2 2 (2.94%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) Perl
2 2 (2.94%) PHP
2 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
2 2 (2.94%) Python
2 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) CAPM
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) CCNP
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.47%) HNC
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PgMP
5 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.41%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) SLA
4 1 (1.47%) HL7
4 1 (1.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Ansible
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
1 2 (2.94%) yum
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.88%) Juniper
4 4 (5.88%) Lotus
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) ESRI
6 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee
7 1 (1.47%) Remedy
7 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.47%) Sophos
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec