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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 43 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.91% 7.49% 9.51%
As % of the Applications category 47.25% 62.77% 54.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £142 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.68 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.35 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £18.75 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
91 94 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.39% 11.93% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 57
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.68 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.65 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £17.25 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -20 28 £325 +18.18% 10
West Wales +6 10 £538 +74.79%
North Wales - 4 £213 -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.38%) Finance
3 21 (32.81%) MS Excel
4 17 (26.56%) Project Management
5 15 (23.44%) Windows
6 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
7 12 (18.75%) ITIL
8 11 (17.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
9 10 (15.63%) Programme Management
10 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
11 8 (12.50%) Service Management
12 7 (10.94%) SQL
12 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
12 7 (10.94%) Degree
12 7 (10.94%) Document Management
12 7 (10.94%) Change Control
13 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (9.38%) HP
14 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
14 5 (7.81%) HTML
14 5 (7.81%) VBA
14 5 (7.81%) .NET
14 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
14 5 (7.81%) MS Project
14 5 (7.81%) MS Access
14 5 (7.81%) HFM
14 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
15 4 (6.25%) People Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (32.81%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.81%) MS Project
4 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.56%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) HFM
2 2 (3.13%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.56%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.56%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.81%) MS Access
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Selenium
2 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Front Office
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
2 6 (9.38%) Coordinator
2 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
2 6 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (9.38%) PMO Lead
3 4 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
3 4 (6.25%) Developer
3 4 (6.25%) VB Developer
3 4 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
4 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.69%) Consultant
4 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
4 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) HTML
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.25%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.56%) OLE
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) iSeries
2 2 (3.13%) EPoS
2 2 (3.13%) NHS
2 2 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (1.56%) CESG
3 1 (1.56%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.56%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Social Media
3 1 (1.56%) iPad
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.69%) UNIX
4 2 (3.13%) OS/400
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.56%) AIX
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Project Management
2 12 (18.75%) ITIL
3 10 (15.63%) Programme Management
4 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.50%) Service Management
6 7 (10.94%) Document Management
6 7 (10.94%) Change Control
7 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.25%) People Management
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.25%) Use Case
9 4 (6.25%) UML
9 4 (6.25%) OO
9 4 (6.25%) Migration
10 3 (4.69%) Security Management
10 3 (4.69%) SDLC
10 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) VBA
2 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.25%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.25%) VB
3 4 (6.25%) VB6
4 2 (3.13%) RPG
4 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.13%) COBOL
4 2 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.69%) ISEB
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
5 2 (3.13%) MCDST
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) APMG
6 1 (1.56%) HNC
6 1 (1.56%) CCNP
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
1 3 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 3 (4.69%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) Remedy
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) Dell
5 1 (1.56%) Intel
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe
5 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.56%) Casewise
5 1 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.56%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee
5 1 (1.56%) OpenText
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