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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 37 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.91% 5.92% 8.28%
As % of the Applications category 46.84% 36.94% 51.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £109 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.45 £15.00 £11.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £87.00 £13.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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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
79 111 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.48% 16.02% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 70 33
Average daily rate £320 £295 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £118 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.40 £90.00 £12.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.22% +610.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £14.75
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 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 1 April 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 1 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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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
South Wales 0 33 £375 +66.66% 5
West Wales - 3 £140 - 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Mid Wales - - - - 1
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 55 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 34 (48.57%) MS Excel
3 20 (28.57%) Finance
4 17 (24.29%) ITIL
5 16 (22.86%) Windows
6 15 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 14 (20.00%) Migration
8 13 (18.57%) Project Management
9 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 11 (15.71%) HP
10 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
11 10 (14.29%) Lync
11 10 (14.29%) Office 365
11 10 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.86%) XML
12 9 (12.86%) Workflow
12 9 (12.86%) Service Management
12 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
13 8 (11.43%) Analytics
13 8 (11.43%) Degree
13 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
13 8 (11.43%) SQL
14 7 (10.00%) SLA
14 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 7 (10.00%) AS400
14 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
14 7 (10.00%) Validation
15 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 15 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.29%) Lync
3 3 (4.29%) SAS
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (48.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.14%) MS Project
3 5 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) InDesign
4 1 (1.43%) SPSS
4 1 (1.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) LAN
2 3 (4.29%) Intranet
3 2 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) BGP
4 1 (1.43%) DSL
4 1 (1.43%) MPLS
4 1 (1.43%) OSPF
4 1 (1.43%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) RIP
4 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.29%) DB2
5 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
6 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) TestDirector
1 4 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Front Office
4 2 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.43%) Military
5 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (54.29%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.14%) IT Support
5 5 (7.14%) Knowledge Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) CSS3
3 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 3 (4.29%) Ajax
3 3 (4.29%) jQuery
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) AS400
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) iSeries
4 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.86%) CESG
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.43%) EPoS
5 1 (1.43%) Social Media
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.71%) UNIX
5 3 (4.29%) OS/400
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) AIX
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Migration
3 13 (18.57%) Project Management
4 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
5 10 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 9 (12.86%) Workflow
6 9 (12.86%) Service Management
7 8 (11.43%) Analytics
8 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.00%) Validation
9 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
9 6 (8.57%) ETL
9 6 (8.57%) CRM
10 5 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
11 4 (5.71%) Data Mapping
11 4 (5.71%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 4 (5.71%) UML
11 4 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) RPG
3 3 (4.29%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) COBOL
4 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB
3 4 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) CCNP
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) HNC
6 1 (1.43%) CCA
6 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.43%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) GxP
3 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.71%) HP
3 4 (5.71%) Casewise
3 4 (5.71%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco
3 4 (5.71%) Citrix
3 4 (5.71%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) McAfee
4 3 (4.29%) IBM
4 3 (4.29%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.43%) Websense
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle
6 1 (1.43%) Intel
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Progress
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Aruba
6 1 (1.43%) F5
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