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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.16% 6.29% 7.27%
As % of the Applications category 45.16% 63.16% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +44.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
62 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.21% 9.97% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 43
Average daily rate £250 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £138 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £434 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £9.00 £30.63 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.61% +111.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -6 22 £300 -14.28% 6
Monmouthshire -2 1 - - 1
Newport -7 1 - - 2
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (46.00%) MS Excel
3 18 (36.00%) Windows
4 16 (32.00%) Finance
5 14 (28.00%) Project Management
6 12 (24.00%) ITIL
6 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (18.00%) Degree
8 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (16.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.00%) Document Management
9 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
9 7 (14.00%) UML
9 7 (14.00%) Change Control
10 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
11 5 (10.00%) ITSM
11 5 (10.00%) VBA
11 5 (10.00%) .NET
11 5 (10.00%) HTML
11 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.00%) OO
11 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
11 5 (10.00%) Mac OS X
12 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (8.00%) VoIP
12 4 (8.00%) Cisco
12 4 (8.00%) Active Directory

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (46.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) ADSL
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) PMO Lead
4 4 (8.00%) VB6 Developer
4 4 (8.00%) VB Developer
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) HTML
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.00%) iSeries
2 2 (4.00%) EPoS
2 2 (4.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) CESG
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) OS/400
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Project Management
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) UML
4 7 (14.00%) Document Management
4 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
4 7 (14.00%) Change Control
5 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) ITSM
7 4 (8.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Use Case
8 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) VBA
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.00%) VB
3 4 (8.00%) VB6
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.00%) COBOL
4 2 (4.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) MCDST
3 2 (4.00%) CCNA
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) HNC
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) Juniper
4 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) ESRI
5 1 (2.00%) OpenText
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Progress
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) Intel
5 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.00%) Casewise
5 1 (2.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee
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