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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.76% 5.54% 7.60%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 38.46% 47.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £180 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £123 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £230 £263
% change year-on-year
+27.17% -12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.85 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.81% -4.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £10.85 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
MS Office
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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
54 104 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.09% 14.40% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 37
Average daily rate £338 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £10.85 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £10.85 £14.60
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 28 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 28 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 -20 17 £350 +94.44% 7
West Wales +9 2 £460 - 1
North Wales - 2 - -
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UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 51 (78.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (52.31%) MS Excel
3 18 (27.69%) ITIL
4 17 (26.15%) Finance
5 16 (24.62%) SharePoint
6 15 (23.08%) Windows
7 14 (21.54%) Migration
8 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
9 11 (16.92%) Data Migration
10 10 (15.38%) Office 365
10 10 (15.38%) Data Modelling
10 10 (15.38%) Project Management
10 10 (15.38%) Service Management
11 9 (13.85%) XML
11 9 (13.85%) Lync
12 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
12 8 (12.31%) Degree
12 8 (12.31%) MS Visio
13 7 (10.77%) Validation
13 7 (10.77%) SQL
13 7 (10.77%) SLA
13 7 (10.77%) Problem Management
13 7 (10.77%) ITIL V3
14 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
14 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (9.23%) ETL
14 6 (9.23%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 16 (24.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.85%) Lync
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.62%) SAS
3 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (52.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.31%) MS Visio
3 6 (9.23%) MS Project
3 6 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) SPSS
4 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.54%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.54%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Office 365
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Intranet
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
2 1 (1.54%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) RIP
2 1 (1.54%) OSPF
2 1 (1.54%) BGP
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) Wireless
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.62%) DB2
5 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.54%) QlikView
6 1 (1.54%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) TestDirector
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.15%) Publishing
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.08%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.69%) Knowledge Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.62%) Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Installations Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Problem Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) Ajax
3 3 (4.62%) jQuery
3 3 (4.62%) HTML5
3 3 (4.62%) CSS3
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) iSeries
2 3 (4.62%) AS400
3 2 (3.08%) CESG
3 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 1 (1.54%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.54%) iPhone
4 1 (1.54%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.15%) UNIX
5 3 (4.62%) OS/400
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) ITIL
2 14 (21.54%) Migration
3 11 (16.92%) Data Migration
4 10 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.38%) Project Management
4 10 (15.38%) Service Management
5 7 (10.77%) Validation
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.77%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.23%) ETL
6 6 (9.23%) CRM
7 5 (7.69%) Workflow
7 5 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (6.15%) Data Mapping
8 4 (6.15%) Analytics
8 4 (6.15%) ITSM
8 4 (6.15%) UML
8 4 (6.15%) OO
9 3 (4.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.62%) C#
3 3 (4.62%) COBOL
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.62%) RPG
4 1 (1.54%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.62%) CCNP
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CCNA
6 2 (3.08%) HNC
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) CCA
7 1 (1.54%) CCSE
7 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.54%) MCDST
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) GxP
3 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (78.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (6.15%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco
3 4 (6.15%) Casewise
3 4 (6.15%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
4 3 (4.62%) McAfee
4 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.08%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.54%) Aruba
6 1 (1.54%) F5
6 1 (1.54%) Lumension
6 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) Websense
6 1 (1.54%) Juniper
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) Remedy
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