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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.95% 13.22% 6.82%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 59.78% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 14
Average daily rate
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£278 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £233 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £421 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.55 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.45 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
64 92 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.90% 22.12% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 26
Average daily rate £263 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 December 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
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 December 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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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 -13 23 £275 -26.66% 9
Bridgend -6 2 £300 -
Newport -12 1 - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (55.00%) MS Excel
3 25 (41.67%) Finance
4 16 (26.67%) Windows
5 14 (23.33%) Migration
5 14 (23.33%) Project Management
6 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.67%) AS400
8 10 (16.67%) Analytics
9 9 (15.00%) Lync
9 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
10 8 (13.33%) Workflow
11 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
11 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
11 7 (11.67%) .NET
11 7 (11.67%) MS Project
11 7 (11.67%) HP
12 6 (10.00%) ISEB
12 6 (10.00%) SQL
12 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.00%) CRM
12 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (10.00%) Office 365
12 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
13 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (15.00%) Lync
3 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.33%) SAS
5 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (55.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (3.33%) DSL
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.67%) RIP
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) OSPF
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
4 1 (1.67%) BGP
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) QlikView
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (68.33%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Data Analyst
3 11 (18.33%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Knowledge Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Data Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) IT Support
7 2 (3.33%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) jQuery
3 3 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.33%) Ajax
4 2 (3.33%) CSS3
4 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) AS400
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) EPoS
4 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Migration
1 14 (23.33%) Project Management
2 10 (16.67%) Analytics
3 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 8 (13.33%) Workflow
4 7 (11.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (10.00%) CRM
5 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.33%) UML
6 5 (8.33%) ITIL
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 4 (6.67%) Data Management
7 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.00%) Content Management
8 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (5.00%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (8.33%) CCA
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) CCNP
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.67%) CCSE
6 1 (1.67%) MCDST
6 1 (1.67%) MCSE
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) HP
3 5 (8.33%) SAP
4 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) McAfee
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Progress
5 2 (3.33%) Cognos
5 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.33%) Casewise
6 1 (1.67%) Aruba
6 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.67%) F5
6 1 (1.67%) Lumension
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.67%) Intel
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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