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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.52% 9.03% 5.36%
As % of the Applications category 53.06% 50.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 14
Average daily rate
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£278 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.38% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £424 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £38.13 £13.74 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.57% -5.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -1.78%
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
49 84 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.52% 18.06% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 25
Average daily rate £306 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Average hourly rate £31.88 £13.60 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.37% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £11.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.88 £16.10 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -11 22 £280 -25.33% 13
Newport -17 1 - - 2
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 44 (55.00%) Finance
3 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
4 29 (36.25%) Project Management
5 25 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (26.25%) Windows
7 19 (23.75%) MS Project
8 17 (21.25%) MS Visio
8 17 (21.25%) AS400
9 16 (20.00%) Banking
10 15 (18.75%) Business Analysis
11 14 (17.50%) Migration
11 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
12 12 (15.00%) CCA
12 12 (15.00%) Windows 7
12 12 (15.00%) Test Planning
13 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (12.50%) ISEB
13 10 (12.50%) UML
13 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (12.50%) Workflow
14 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
14 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
14 9 (11.25%) HP
15 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
15 8 (10.00%) Lync
15 8 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.00%) Lync
3 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.50%) CMS
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
2 25 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (23.75%) MS Project
4 17 (21.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) SAN
2 4 (5.00%) LAN
2 4 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) MPLS
3 2 (2.50%) DSL
3 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.25%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 5 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (67.50%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Project Manager
4 9 (11.25%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Web Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Web Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Change Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.50%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.25%) jQuery
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) AS400
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Social Media
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.75%) Windows 8
4 7 (8.75%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Project Management
2 15 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 14 (17.50%) Migration
4 12 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (12.50%) UML
5 10 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.50%) Workflow
6 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (8.75%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.75%) Network Architecture
8 7 (8.75%) Analytics
9 6 (7.50%) Validation
10 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.25%) Data Mapping
10 5 (6.25%) Content Management
10 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
1 2 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (1.25%) VB
2 1 (1.25%) VBA
2 1 (1.25%) C#
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) CCA
2 10 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) MCDST
7 1 (1.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.50%) vSphere
2 2 (2.50%) XenApp
2 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) HP
3 5 (6.25%) VMware
3 5 (6.25%) Casewise
3 5 (6.25%) SAP
4 4 (5.00%) Citrix
5 3 (3.75%) Cognos
5 3 (3.75%) Adobe
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco
6 2 (2.50%) Dell
6 2 (2.50%) Intel
6 2 (2.50%) Mitel
6 2 (2.50%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Progress
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
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