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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.28% 8.94% 9.52%
As % of the Applications category 44.07% 67.50% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 22
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£328 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £289 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.40 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £21.00 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
59 80 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.72% 13.25% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 46
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £406 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.60 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £20.25 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -11 19 £328 +0.76% 3
Newport +4 1 £375 +27.11% 2
Monmouthshire -1 1 - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (71.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 17 (37.78%) Finance
4 14 (31.11%) Project Management
5 12 (26.67%) Windows
6 11 (24.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (15.56%) Change Control
7 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
7 7 (15.56%) Document Management
8 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) Degree
9 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.11%) HTML
9 5 (11.11%) VBA
9 5 (11.11%) .NET
9 5 (11.11%) Service Management
9 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.89%) VB6
10 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
10 4 (8.89%) C#
10 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
10 4 (8.89%) VB
10 4 (8.89%) UML
10 4 (8.89%) OO
10 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
10 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (8.89%) XML

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (24.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP R/3
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) PMO Lead
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
3 4 (8.89%) VB Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Problem Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) HTML
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.89%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) iSeries
2 2 (4.44%) EPoS
2 2 (4.44%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) CESG
3 1 (2.22%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) OS/400
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Project Management
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Programme Management
2 7 (15.56%) Document Management
2 7 (15.56%) Change Control
3 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.11%) Service Management
4 4 (8.89%) UML
4 4 (8.89%) OO
4 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.67%) Use Case
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.67%) SDLC
6 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) Security Management
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) VBA
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.89%) VB
3 4 (8.89%) VB6
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.44%) COBOL
4 2 (4.44%) RPG
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) MCDST
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) HNC
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) HP
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee
4 1 (2.22%) OpenText
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.22%) Casewise
4 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.22%) Progress
4 1 (2.22%) Dell
4 1 (2.22%) Intel
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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