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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.50% 8.15% 8.09%
As % of the Applications category 54.55% 43.96% 51.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 14
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £145 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £12.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £33.00 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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
66 91 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.75% 18.53% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 25
Average daily rate £325 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £14.70 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £105.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
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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 -5 21 £388 +3.33% 6
Newport +7 5 - - 3
Caerphilly - 3 - -
Bridgend -9 1 - -
Torfaen - - - -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (55.38%) MS Excel
3 22 (33.85%) Finance
4 15 (23.08%) Migration
4 15 (23.08%) Windows
5 14 (21.54%) SharePoint
6 13 (20.00%) Project Management
7 12 (18.46%) ITIL
7 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.92%) Workflow
8 11 (16.92%) Analytics
9 10 (15.38%) Data Migration
9 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
10 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
10 9 (13.85%) XML
10 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
10 9 (13.85%) Office 365
10 9 (13.85%) Lync
11 8 (12.31%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (12.31%) SQL
11 8 (12.31%) HP
11 8 (12.31%) AS400
12 7 (10.77%) SLA
12 7 (10.77%) CRM
12 7 (10.77%) Validation
13 6 (9.23%) Retail
13 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (9.23%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 14 (21.54%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) Lync
3 3 (4.62%) SAS
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (55.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 8 (12.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.69%) MS Project
5 1 (1.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP R/3
1 2 (3.08%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Office 365
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Intranet
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) RIP
3 1 (1.54%) VoIP
3 1 (1.54%) MPLS
3 1 (1.54%) OSPF
3 1 (1.54%) BGP
3 1 (1.54%) DSL
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.54%) QlikView
5 1 (1.54%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (6.15%) TestDirector
3 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Publishing
4 3 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Front Office
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Analyst
2 15 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Business Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Knowledge Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) IT Support
5 5 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Developer
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.08%) Consultant
8 2 (3.08%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) SAP Data Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) SAP Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) XML
2 6 (9.23%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) jQuery
3 4 (6.15%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) CSS3
4 3 (4.62%) Ajax
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) AS400
2 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.08%) iSeries
4 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) EPoS
5 1 (1.54%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.54%) CESG
5 1 (1.54%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.62%) UNIX
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) OS/400
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 13 (20.00%) Project Management
3 12 (18.46%) ITIL
4 11 (16.92%) Workflow
4 11 (16.92%) Analytics
5 10 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
7 7 (10.77%) CRM
7 7 (10.77%) Validation
8 6 (9.23%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
9 5 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.69%) ETL
9 5 (7.69%) ITSM
9 5 (7.69%) Service Management
10 4 (6.15%) UML
10 4 (6.15%) OO
10 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (6.15%) C#
2 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) RPG
3 2 (3.08%) COBOL
3 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.08%) VBA
4 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.54%) VB
4 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (7.69%) ISEB
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CCA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) CCSE
5 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.54%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) GxP
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.15%) Citrix
4 4 (6.15%) SAP
4 4 (6.15%) Casewise
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco
6 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 2 (3.08%) Progress
6 2 (3.08%) McAfee
6 2 (3.08%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Websense
7 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.54%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.54%) Aruba
7 1 (1.54%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) Lumension
7 1 (1.54%) Juniper
7 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago