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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Wales
Rank 26 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 41 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.48% 7.52% 6.39%
As % of the Applications category 62.12% 58.67% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 20
Median daily rate £165 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £132 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -12.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.55 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +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 Wales region.

Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
66 75 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.43% 12.82% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 47
Median daily rate £175 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +25.00%
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 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 13
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -13.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.55 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 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
South Wales +8 36 £165 -56.00% 6
North Wales -3 4 - - 3
West Wales - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 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 Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 34 (47.22%) Windows 7
3 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
5 13 (18.06%) iPhone
6 12 (16.67%) ITIL
7 11 (15.28%) Citrix
7 11 (15.28%) iPad
8 10 (13.89%) MS Visio
9 9 (12.50%) Cisco
9 9 (12.50%) Network Management
10 8 (11.11%) Finance
11 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
11 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
11 7 (9.72%) Change Management
11 7 (9.72%) LAN
11 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
12 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.33%) C++
12 6 (8.33%) CA
12 6 (8.33%) NHS
12 6 (8.33%) Firewall
12 6 (8.33%) VMware
12 6 (8.33%) DO-178B
12 6 (8.33%) Hazard Analysis
12 6 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (8.33%) IEC 61508
12 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Risk Assessment

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 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.94%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) LAN
2 6 (8.33%) Firewall
3 5 (6.94%) SAN
3 5 (6.94%) WAN
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.56%) VPN
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
5 3 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.17%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) ADSL
6 2 (2.78%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) DNS
6 2 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Military
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (15.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (11.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Network Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) IT Support
8 6 (8.33%) Project Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
8 6 (8.33%) Support Officer
9 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support
9 5 (6.94%) IT Technician
10 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Technician
10 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) iPhone
2 11 (15.28%) iPad
3 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.33%) NHS
5 2 (2.78%) CESG
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (55.56%) Windows
2 34 (47.22%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.72%) Windows 8
3 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) Android
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Network Management
3 7 (9.72%) Change Management
4 6 (8.33%) Hazard Analysis
4 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.56%) Change Control
5 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (5.56%) Information Management
5 4 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.17%) Software Licensing
6 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (2.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) C++
2 3 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) CCNA
1 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.56%) CCNP
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) HNC
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) Def Stans
1 6 (8.33%) DO-178B
1 6 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 6 (8.33%) ISO26262
1 6 (8.33%) MISRA
1 6 (8.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 34 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) Citrix
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco
4 6 (8.33%) CA
4 6 (8.33%) VMware
5 5 (6.94%) HP
5 5 (6.94%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.56%) Lotus
6 4 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.17%) Avaya
8 2 (2.78%) Apple
9 1 (1.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.39%) Samsung
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
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