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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 47 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.75% 4.75% 4.91%
As % of the Applications category 33.93% 47.83% 59.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 16
Median daily rate £325 £300 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £205 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.35 £12.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -72.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.00 £26.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £60.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £14.00 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +0.17%
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
56 69 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.05% 9.93% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 23
Median daily rate £321 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -74.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.92 £9.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £12.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 10 £325 +8.33%
Newport +11 4 £625 +31.57% 3
Bridgend - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Torfaen - 1 £120 - 1
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 16 (50.00%) Windows
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
6 7 (21.88%) SCCM
6 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) HP
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.38%) Firewall
9 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.38%) LAN
9 3 (9.38%) WAN
9 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.38%) SQL
9 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.25%) Data Protection

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
3 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.13%) SSH
3 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support
3 7 (21.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Change Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Information Officer
6 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Java EE
1 1 (3.13%) LAMP
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) iPad
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) CESG
2 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Business Analysis
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Hazard Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) HNC
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Def Stans
1 2 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 2 (6.25%) IEC 61508
1 2 (6.25%) ISO26262
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) CA
4 2 (6.25%) Canon
5 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Riverbed