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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Wales / South Wales
Rank 19 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.38% 8.50% 7.36%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 51.19% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 19
Median daily rate £165 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £119 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £465 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -14.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
63 84 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.29% 16.60% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 59 42
Median daily rate £174 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.53% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 9
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 24 £158 -55.00% 1
Bridgend 0 5 £143 -68.33% 1
Newport -10 4 £288 -39.47%
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
4 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
5 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
6 12 (19.67%) iPhone
7 11 (18.03%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) iPad
9 8 (13.11%) Network Management
9 8 (13.11%) Change Management
9 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
9 8 (13.11%) MS Visio
9 8 (13.11%) Citrix
10 7 (11.48%) LAN
10 7 (11.48%) Finance
11 6 (9.84%) Firewall
11 6 (9.84%) CA
11 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.84%) C++
11 6 (9.84%) NHS
11 6 (9.84%) Cisco
11 6 (9.84%) DO-178B
11 6 (9.84%) Hazard Analysis
11 6 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (9.84%) IEC 61508
11 6 (9.84%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (9.84%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (9.84%) Def Stans

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 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (9.84%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) LAN
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 5 (8.20%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) WAN
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.92%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.92%) Wireless
5 2 (3.28%) ADSL
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) DNS
5 2 (3.28%) NAS
5 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (9.84%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Military
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Service Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (14.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (9.84%) Project Officer
6 6 (9.84%) Project Support Officer
6 6 (9.84%) Support Officer
7 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) IT Support
8 4 (6.56%) IT Technician
8 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) iPhone
2 10 (16.39%) iPad
3 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (9.84%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) CESG
5 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Android
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Change Management
2 8 (13.11%) Network Management
3 6 (9.84%) Hazard Analysis
3 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
3 6 (9.84%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Change Control
4 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
4 4 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Information Management
4 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.92%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Time Management
6 2 (3.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) CCNA
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) CCNP
2 2 (3.28%) HNC
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.64%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) Def Stans
1 6 (9.84%) DO-178B
1 6 (9.84%) IEC 61508
1 6 (9.84%) ISO26262
1 6 (9.84%) MISRA
1 6 (9.84%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Citrix
3 6 (9.84%) CA
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco
4 5 (8.20%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Avaya
6 2 (3.28%) Apple
6 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.28%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.28%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) Lotus
7 1 (1.64%) Samsung