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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 42 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.19% 3.67% 6.63%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 42.86% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 28
Average daily rate £140 £350 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +72.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £270 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.35 £12.45 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
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
51 42 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.57% 8.55% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 61
Average daily rate £311 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £175 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.35 £12.45 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 10 £375 +15.38% 1
Newport +15 2 £110 -58.49%
Monmouthshire - 2 £140 -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 28 (46.67%) Windows
4 22 (36.67%) ITIL
4 22 (36.67%) Migration
5 17 (28.33%) MS Visio
6 13 (21.67%) SQL
6 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
6 13 (21.67%) ITIL V3
7 12 (20.00%) Finance
8 11 (18.33%) Validation
9 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 9 (15.00%) XML
10 9 (15.00%) Oracle
11 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (13.33%) Workflow
12 7 (11.67%) VMware
12 7 (11.67%) Service Management
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (11.67%) Cisco
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
13 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
13 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
13 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (28.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.33%) SSH
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.33%) IntelliJ
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.33%) JUnit
1 2 (3.33%) Maven
1 2 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) DBA
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) Java EE
2 2 (3.33%) LAMP
2 2 (3.33%) SAML
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) iPad
2 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.33%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) ITIL
1 22 (36.67%) Migration
2 13 (21.67%) ITIL V3
3 11 (18.33%) Validation
4 8 (13.33%) Workflow
5 7 (11.67%) Service Management
6 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
7 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) ITSM
7 5 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.00%) Document Management
9 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.33%) Logistics
10 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) C#
2 2 (3.33%) Java
2 2 (3.33%) Perl
2 2 (3.33%) PHP
2 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.33%) VBA
2 2 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) CCNA
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) HNC
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) HL7
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) yum
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) VMware
4 5 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) Canon
5 3 (5.00%) Lotus
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.67%) Adobe
7 1 (1.67%) Apple
7 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
South Wales
Stott & May
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