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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 27 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.66% 7.58% 4.04%
As % of the Applications category 58.70% 47.30% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 12
Average daily rate
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£298 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £217 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+348.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
46 74 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.94% 16.02% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 26
Average daily rate £313 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £156 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 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
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 1 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 19 £313 +13.63% 9
Bridgend -2 2 £123 -41.66% 1
Newport -14 2 £295 -13.23% 1
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 (69.88%) Microsoft
2 46 (55.42%) Finance
3 39 (46.99%) MS Excel
4 29 (34.94%) Project Management
5 26 (31.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (30.12%) Windows
7 24 (28.92%) MS Project
8 18 (21.69%) MS Visio
8 18 (21.69%) Banking
9 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
10 16 (19.28%) Business Analysis
11 15 (18.07%) AS400
12 14 (16.87%) Migration
12 14 (16.87%) UML
12 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (15.66%) CCA
14 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
14 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
15 11 (13.25%) .NET
16 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
16 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 9 (10.84%) Windows 8
17 9 (10.84%) OO
17 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
17 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
17 9 (10.84%) TestDirector
17 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
18 8 (9.64%) GAP Analysis
18 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.43%) Lync
3 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (46.99%) MS Excel
2 26 (31.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (28.92%) MS Project
4 18 (21.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) SAN
2 3 (3.61%) LAN
2 3 (3.61%) WAN
3 2 (2.41%) VoIP
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
4 1 (1.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 46 (55.42%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Legal
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (68.67%) Analyst
2 25 (30.12%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.87%) Project Manager
4 13 (15.66%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (7.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.61%) Web Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Web Business Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Change Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Project Officer
9 2 (2.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 6 (7.23%) J2EE
3 1 (1.20%) jQuery
3 1 (1.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) AS400
2 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Social Media
4 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.20%) iSeries
5 1 (1.20%) EPoS
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.46%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.84%) Windows 8
4 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) UNIX
7 1 (1.20%) AIX
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.20%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.94%) Project Management
2 16 (19.28%) Business Analysis
3 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 14 (16.87%) UML
4 12 (14.46%) Test Planning
5 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (10.84%) OO
7 8 (9.64%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (9.64%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (8.43%) Network Architecture
8 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.23%) Content Management
9 6 (7.23%) Validation
9 6 (7.23%) Workflow
9 6 (7.23%) SOA
10 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.02%) Data Mapping
10 5 (6.02%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.41%) SQL
1 2 (2.41%) VBScript
2 1 (1.20%) VB
2 1 (1.20%) VBA
2 1 (1.20%) C#
2 1 (1.20%) COBOL
2 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.20%) RPG
2 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) CCA
2 6 (7.23%) ISEB
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCITP
5 1 (1.20%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.41%) vSphere
3 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 58 (69.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Adobe
2 6 (7.23%) SAP
3 5 (6.02%) Casewise
3 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 4 (4.82%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) Cognos
5 3 (3.61%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.41%) IBM
6 2 (2.41%) Dell
6 2 (2.41%) Intel
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.41%) Mitel
7 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.20%) Progress
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