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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.48% 6.64% 8.62%
As % of the Applications category 43.59% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £180 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £123 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £230 £263
% change year-on-year
+27.17% -12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £13.98 - £11.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 - £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
39 95 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.99% 16.61% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 60 34
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £105 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.98 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 - £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 -4 6 £325 +44.44% 6
Newport -7 5 £265 -
Gwent - 2 £401 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 47 (82.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (57.89%) MS Excel
3 17 (29.82%) Finance
4 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 15 (26.32%) ITIL
5 14 (24.56%) Windows
6 13 (22.81%) Migration
7 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
8 10 (17.54%) Project Management
8 10 (17.54%) Data Migration
9 9 (15.79%) Office 365
9 9 (15.79%) XML
9 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
10 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
10 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
10 8 (14.04%) Lync
11 7 (12.28%) Validation
11 7 (12.28%) Degree
11 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
11 7 (12.28%) Service Management
11 7 (12.28%) SQL
11 7 (12.28%) SLA
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
12 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (8.77%) Data Cleansing
13 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
13 5 (8.77%) Knowledge Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.04%) Lync
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.26%) SAS
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (8.77%) MS Project
5 1 (1.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Intranet
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) VoIP
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
2 1 (1.75%) RIP
2 1 (1.75%) OSPF
2 1 (1.75%) BGP
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) DB2
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.75%) QlikView
5 1 (1.75%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Publishing
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.51%) Front Office
4 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Data Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Knowledge Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) IT Support
5 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.26%) Developer
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.51%) PMO Lead
7 2 (3.51%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.51%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Problem Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) Ajax
3 3 (5.26%) jQuery
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (5.26%) CSS3
3 3 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) iSeries
2 3 (5.26%) AS400
3 2 (3.51%) CESG
3 2 (3.51%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.51%) EPoS
4 1 (1.75%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.75%) iPhone
4 1 (1.75%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) UNIX
3 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.26%) OS/400
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 13 (22.81%) Migration
3 10 (17.54%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) Data Migration
4 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.28%) Service Management
5 7 (12.28%) Validation
5 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 5 (8.77%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (8.77%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.77%) Workflow
7 5 (8.77%) ETL
7 5 (8.77%) CRM
8 4 (7.02%) UML
8 4 (7.02%) OO
8 4 (7.02%) ITSM
8 4 (7.02%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
9 3 (5.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.26%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) COBOL
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) RPG
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CCNP
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) HNC
6 1 (1.75%) MCSE
6 1 (1.75%) CCA
6 1 (1.75%) CCSE
6 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.75%) MCDST
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 3 (5.26%) GxP
3 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco
2 4 (7.02%) Casewise
2 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
3 3 (5.26%) McAfee
3 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.75%) Aruba
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) Lumension
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Websense
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) Intel
5 1 (1.75%) Progress
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