The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 39 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.20% 6.10% 7.47%
As % of the Applications category 48.15% 56.58% 50.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 26
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.35 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £43.75 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
81 76 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.72% 10.78% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 54
Average daily rate £275 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £145 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £38.75 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Wales region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Wales region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
South Wales -25 27 £275 +5.76% 9
West Wales +3 10 £538 +74.79%
North Wales - 2 £213 -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.85%) MS Excel
3 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 20 (30.30%) Windows
5 17 (25.76%) ITIL
5 17 (25.76%) Project Management
6 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
7 12 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (15.15%) Degree
8 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
8 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.15%) Programme Management
9 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 9 (13.64%) SQL
9 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
9 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
11 7 (10.61%) Change Control
11 7 (10.61%) Document Management
11 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.61%) UML
11 7 (10.61%) Service Management
12 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
13 5 (7.58%) HFM
13 5 (7.58%) Use Case
13 5 (7.58%) ITSM
13 5 (7.58%) OO
13 5 (7.58%) MS Access
13 5 (7.58%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) Lync
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (34.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.58%) MS Project
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) HFM
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.52%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) Network Security
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (1.52%) ADSL
3 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MS Access
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.52%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Selenium
2 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Service Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
3 6 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 6 (9.09%) PMO Lead
4 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.06%) VB Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.06%) Developer
5 4 (6.06%) VB6 Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.03%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) HTML
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.06%) XML
2 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.52%) OLE
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.03%) iSeries
2 2 (3.03%) EPoS
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
2 2 (3.03%) AS400
2 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.52%) CESG
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.06%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.03%) OS/400
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) ITIL
1 17 (25.76%) Project Management
2 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (15.15%) Programme Management
3 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.61%) UML
4 7 (10.61%) Service Management
4 7 (10.61%) Document Management
4 7 (10.61%) Change Control
5 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 5 (7.58%) Use Case
6 5 (7.58%) OO
6 5 (7.58%) ITSM
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
7 4 (6.06%) People Management
7 4 (6.06%) Migration
8 3 (4.55%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.55%) SDLC
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) VBA
2 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.06%) C#
3 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.06%) VB
3 4 (6.06%) VB6
4 2 (3.03%) RPG
4 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.03%) COBOL
5 1 (1.52%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
5 2 (3.03%) MCDST
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) APMG
6 1 (1.52%) HNC
6 1 (1.52%) CCNP
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
1 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) HP
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) Remedy
5 2 (3.03%) Juniper
5 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) ESRI
6 1 (1.52%) OpenText
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Progress
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Intel
6 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.52%) Casewise
6 1 (1.52%) Capita
6 1 (1.52%) Riverbed
South Wales
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago