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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 30 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.73% 8.38% 5.00%
As % of the Applications category 48.39% 51.58% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 14
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£275 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £181 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £413 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £38.13 £13.60 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.33% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £10.18 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.63 £16.16 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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
62 95 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.70% 16.24% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 55 27
Average daily rate £313 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.60 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.82% -6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.15 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £16.11 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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 -23 26 £278 -8.26% 16
West Wales -22 2 - -
Mid Wales - 1 £100 -
North Wales - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 65 (73.03%) Microsoft
2 45 (50.56%) Finance
3 38 (42.70%) MS Excel
4 31 (34.83%) Project Management
5 26 (29.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (25.84%) Windows
7 20 (22.47%) MS Project
8 18 (20.22%) AS400
9 17 (19.10%) MS Visio
10 16 (17.98%) Banking
10 16 (17.98%) Business Analysis
11 15 (16.85%) Migration
12 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
13 13 (14.61%) CCA
13 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
13 13 (14.61%) Test Planning
14 12 (13.48%) HP
15 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
15 11 (12.36%) UML
15 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (11.24%) Workflow
16 10 (11.24%) ISEB
16 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
18 8 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
18 8 (8.99%) .NET
18 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
18 8 (8.99%) Lync
18 8 (8.99%) Risk Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) Lync
3 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.25%) CMS
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (42.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (29.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (22.47%) MS Project
4 17 (19.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) SAN
2 4 (4.49%) LAN
2 4 (4.49%) WAN
3 3 (3.37%) VoIP
4 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.25%) MPLS
4 2 (2.25%) DSL
5 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.12%) MS Access
3 1 (1.12%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) TestDirector
2 5 (5.62%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 16 (17.98%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Legal
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
6 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (61.80%) Analyst
2 25 (28.09%) Business Analyst
3 14 (15.73%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.11%) Data Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.37%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.37%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Change Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.37%) Web Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 3 (3.37%) Web Business Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Service Desk Technician
9 2 (2.25%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 6 (6.74%) J2EE
3 1 (1.12%) CSS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.12%) jQuery
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) AS400
2 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Social Media
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
4 7 (7.87%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Project Management
2 16 (17.98%) Business Analysis
3 15 (16.85%) Migration
4 13 (14.61%) Test Planning
5 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.36%) UML
6 10 (11.24%) Workflow
6 10 (11.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (8.99%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (7.87%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.87%) Network Architecture
8 7 (7.87%) Analytics
9 6 (6.74%) OO
9 6 (6.74%) SOA
9 6 (6.74%) Validation
9 6 (6.74%) Content Management
10 5 (5.62%) Software Testing
10 5 (5.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.25%) SQL
1 2 (2.25%) VBScript
2 1 (1.12%) VB
2 1 (1.12%) VBA
2 1 (1.12%) C#
2 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) CCA
2 10 (11.24%) ISEB
3 5 (5.62%) Degree
3 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) MCSE
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.12%) MCDST
6 1 (1.12%) MCITP
6 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.25%) XenApp
2 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.25%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 65 (73.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.48%) HP
3 5 (5.62%) SAP
3 5 (5.62%) VMware
3 5 (5.62%) Casewise
4 4 (4.49%) Citrix
5 3 (3.37%) Cognos
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco
5 3 (3.37%) Adobe
6 2 (2.25%) Dell
6 2 (2.25%) Intel
6 2 (2.25%) Mitel
6 2 (2.25%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle
7 1 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) Progress
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