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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 25 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.09% 4.21% 3.99%
As % of the Applications category 37.31% 46.25% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 16
Median daily rate £325 £300 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £205 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £433 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -45.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.07 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.81 £14.00 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +0.17%
MS Office
UK

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
67 80 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.97% 9.10% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 28
Median daily rate £301 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £407 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 6
Median hourly rate £12.30 £10.50 £30.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £14.91 £46.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +13 19 £325 +8.33% 4
West Wales -3 2 - -
North Wales - 2 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
3 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 11 (25.00%) MS Visio
6 8 (18.18%) Cisco
6 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.91%) SCCM
8 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.64%) Finance
9 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
9 5 (11.36%) VMware
9 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (9.09%) User Stories
10 4 (9.09%) Change Management
10 4 (9.09%) HP
10 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (9.09%) CCNA
10 4 (9.09%) SQL
11 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
11 3 (6.82%) LAN
11 3 (6.82%) WAN
11 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
11 3 (6.82%) VPN
11 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
1 3 (6.82%) LAN
1 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.82%) VPN
1 3 (6.82%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) SSH
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) JUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Military
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Desktop Support
3 10 (22.73%) Rollout Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 8 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (13.64%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Information Officer
9 2 (4.55%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Java EE
1 1 (2.27%) LAMP
1 1 (2.27%) SAML
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) iPad
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) CESG
2 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
2 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.09%) Change Management
3 4 (9.09%) User Stories
4 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.55%) Hazard Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) ERP
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL
5 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Time Management
5 1 (2.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C++
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) Perl
3 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) CCNA
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) HNC
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Def Stans
1 2 (4.55%) DO-178B
1 2 (4.55%) IEC 61508
1 2 (4.55%) ISO26262
1 2 (4.55%) MISRA
1 2 (4.55%) MISRA C
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.82%) Intel Security
5 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.55%) CA
6 2 (4.55%) Canon
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) Lotus
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.27%) SAP