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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 47 42 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.96% 3.95% 7.57%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 44.68% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 34
Median daily rate £140 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £265 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £292 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +29.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
36 47 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.61% 8.83% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 68
Median daily rate £375 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £170 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 9 £250 -23.07% 3
Newport +18 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £140 -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 22 (42.31%) Windows
4 21 (40.38%) ITIL
5 16 (30.77%) Migration
6 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 13 (25.00%) MS Visio
6 13 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 11 (21.15%) Validation
8 10 (19.23%) XML
9 9 (17.31%) Oracle
9 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 8 (15.38%) Workflow
10 8 (15.38%) VMware
10 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
11 7 (13.46%) Cisco
11 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.46%) Service Management
11 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
11 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (9.62%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
13 5 (9.62%) ITSM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Firewall
1 3 (5.77%) HTTPS
1 3 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (5.77%) SSH
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.77%) IntelliJ
1 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.77%) JUnit
1 3 (5.77%) Maven
1 3 (5.77%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) DBA
4 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (9.62%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Knowledge Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) Java EE
2 3 (5.77%) LAMP
2 3 (5.77%) SAML
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Cryptography
1 3 (5.77%) iPad
1 3 (5.77%) PKI
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) Migration
3 13 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 11 (21.15%) Validation
5 8 (15.38%) Workflow
6 7 (13.46%) Service Management
7 5 (9.62%) Data Flow Diagram
7 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
7 5 (9.62%) ITSM
7 5 (9.62%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.85%) Document Management
10 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Test Management
10 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) Perl
2 3 (5.77%) PHP
2 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Python
2 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) VBA
3 2 (3.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) HL7
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) yum
3 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco
5 4 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Canon
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) Adobe
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix