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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Wales / South Wales
Rank 25 34 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.32% 6.55% 7.85%
As % of the Applications category 37.84% 41.76% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 19
Median daily rate £150 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £114 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £455 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.75 £12.26
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 South Wales region.

Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
74 91 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.07% 15.69% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 39
Median daily rate £175 £315 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.95 £13.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 17 £138 -60.71%
Bridgend -3 8 £143 - 1
Newport -3 2 £288 -39.47% 1
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Windows 7
3 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
5 12 (20.34%) iPhone
6 11 (18.64%) ITIL
7 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
7 10 (16.95%) iPad
8 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
8 9 (15.25%) Citrix
8 9 (15.25%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (13.56%) Change Management
9 8 (13.56%) Network Management
10 7 (11.86%) DO-178B
10 7 (11.86%) Hazard Analysis
10 7 (11.86%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (11.86%) IEC 61508
10 7 (11.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (11.86%) Def Stans
10 7 (11.86%) MISRA C
10 7 (11.86%) MISRA
10 7 (11.86%) ISO26262
10 7 (11.86%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (11.86%) Cisco
10 7 (11.86%) CA
10 7 (11.86%) C++
10 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.17%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.39%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.25%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) LAN
2 5 (8.47%) SAN
3 4 (6.78%) Firewall
3 4 (6.78%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (5.08%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) ADSL
5 2 (3.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (11.86%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Military
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Service Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (15.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.17%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Project Officer
5 6 (10.17%) Project Support Officer
5 6 (10.17%) Support Officer
6 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.08%) Help Desk Technician
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Installations Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) iPhone
2 10 (16.95%) iPad
3 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.17%) NHS
5 4 (6.78%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (5.08%) CESG
7 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Change Management
2 8 (13.56%) Network Management
3 7 (11.86%) Hazard Analysis
3 7 (11.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (11.86%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
4 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.78%) Change Control
5 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
5 4 (6.78%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (6.78%) Information Management
5 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.08%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.08%) Software Licensing
6 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) C++
2 3 (5.08%) C
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) CCNA
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) CCNP
2 3 (5.08%) HNC
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) Def Stans
1 7 (11.86%) DO-178B
1 7 (11.86%) IEC 61508
1 7 (11.86%) ISO26262
1 7 (11.86%) MISRA
1 7 (11.86%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) Citrix
3 7 (11.86%) CA
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) VMware
5 4 (6.78%) HP
6 3 (5.08%) Avaya
6 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.08%) Intel Security
6 3 (5.08%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.39%) Apple
7 2 (3.39%) Samsung
8 1 (1.69%) Dell
8 1 (1.69%) Lotus