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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.90% 8.16% 3.23%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 49.32% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 10
Average daily rate
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£298 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £211 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £11.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% +25.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £9.94 £9.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £16.16 £13.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
48 73 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.39% 16.55% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 29
Average daily rate £313 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.71% +1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £11.15 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.13 £16.09 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -17 18 £313 +13.63% 6
Bridgend -2 3 £123 -41.66%
Newport -6 3 £295 -13.23% 1
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 60 (72.29%) Microsoft
2 47 (56.63%) Finance
3 40 (48.19%) MS Excel
4 31 (37.35%) Project Management
5 26 (31.33%) MS Project
6 25 (30.12%) Windows
7 24 (28.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (24.10%) Banking
9 16 (19.28%) Business Analysis
9 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
9 16 (19.28%) MS Visio
9 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (16.87%) AS400
10 14 (16.87%) UML
11 13 (15.66%) CCA
11 13 (15.66%) Migration
12 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
13 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
13 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
13 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
14 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
14 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
14 10 (12.05%) .NET
14 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (10.84%) OO
15 9 (10.84%) TestDirector
16 8 (9.64%) Adobe
16 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
16 8 (9.64%) GAP Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.43%) Lync
3 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (48.19%) MS Excel
2 26 (31.33%) MS Project
3 24 (28.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (19.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) SAN
2 3 (3.61%) LAN
2 3 (3.61%) WAN
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.20%) DSL
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 20 (24.10%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (67.47%) Analyst
2 23 (27.71%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Support Analyst
4 14 (16.87%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.64%) Data Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Change Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Architect
8 2 (2.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) .NET
2 6 (7.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) AS400
2 3 (3.61%) Social Media
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.20%) iSeries
4 1 (1.20%) EPoS
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Windows
2 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
3 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (1.20%) UNIX
7 1 (1.20%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Project Management
2 16 (19.28%) Business Analysis
3 14 (16.87%) UML
4 13 (15.66%) Migration
5 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
6 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
6 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (10.84%) OO
8 8 (9.64%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
9 7 (8.43%) Network Architecture
10 6 (7.23%) SOA
10 6 (7.23%) Content Management
10 6 (7.23%) Validation
11 5 (6.02%) Data Mapping
11 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (6.02%) Workflow
11 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.41%) SQL
1 2 (2.41%) VBScript
2 1 (1.20%) VBA
2 1 (1.20%) COBOL
2 1 (1.20%) RPG
2 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) CCA
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) ISEB
4 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCSE
5 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.20%) MCITP
6 1 (1.20%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.41%) vSphere
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 60 (72.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Adobe
3 7 (8.43%) SAP
4 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) Casewise
5 4 (4.82%) Cognos
6 3 (3.61%) Citrix
6 3 (3.61%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) Dell
7 2 (2.41%) Intel
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco
7 2 (2.41%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle
7 2 (2.41%) Mitel
7 2 (2.41%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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