The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 14 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 59 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.49% 9.51% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 62.77% 54.95% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 11
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£275 £263 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £118 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £12.68 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.18 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £20.40 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
94 91 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.93% 17.30% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 30
Average daily rate £325 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £12.68 £13.00 £16.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -22.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.35 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.50 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
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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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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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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 -5 55 £275 - 9
West Wales -9 4 £308 +38.20% 1
North Wales - - - - 2
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 70 (70.71%) Microsoft
2 52 (52.53%) Finance
3 42 (42.42%) MS Excel
4 36 (36.36%) Project Management
5 33 (33.33%) Windows
6 30 (30.30%) MS Project
7 27 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 22 (22.22%) Banking
9 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
10 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (16.16%) Business Analysis
11 16 (16.16%) UML
12 15 (15.15%) MS Visio
12 15 (15.15%) AS400
13 14 (14.14%) CCA
14 13 (13.13%) PRINCE2
15 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
16 11 (11.11%) TestDirector
16 11 (11.11%) .NET
16 11 (11.11%) OO
16 11 (11.11%) Migration
16 11 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
16 11 (11.11%) Windows 8
17 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 10 (10.10%) Degree
17 10 (10.10%) Windows XP
18 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
18 9 (9.09%) Adobe
19 8 (8.08%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.04%) IIS
5 4 (4.04%) Lync
6 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.02%) CMS
Applications
1 42 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 30 (30.30%) MS Project
3 27 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (15.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.01%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) SAN
2 5 (5.05%) LAN
2 5 (5.05%) WAN
2 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.03%) VoIP
4 2 (2.02%) Intranet
5 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.04%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.04%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (3.03%) DB2
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
General
1 52 (52.53%) Finance
2 22 (22.22%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (59.60%) Analyst
2 24 (24.24%) Business Analyst
3 18 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 15 (15.15%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 9 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.05%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Project Support Officer
8 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.04%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.04%) Project Officer
8 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Technician
9 3 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) J2EE
3 2 (2.02%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) AS400
2 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.03%) iSeries
3 3 (3.03%) Social Media
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.33%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 10 (10.10%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.03%) UNIX
6 3 (3.03%) OS/400
6 3 (3.03%) AIX
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.36%) Project Management
2 16 (16.16%) UML
2 16 (16.16%) Business Analysis
3 13 (13.13%) PRINCE2
4 11 (11.11%) OO
4 11 (11.11%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (7.07%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) SOA
6 7 (7.07%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (7.07%) Content Management
7 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.06%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.05%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) Workflow
9 4 (4.04%) Validation
9 4 (4.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.06%) SQL
2 3 (3.03%) COBOL
2 3 (3.03%) RPG
2 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.02%) VBScript
4 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) CCA
2 10 (10.10%) Degree
3 5 (5.05%) ISEB
4 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.01%) MCSE
5 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) MCITP
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.02%) vSphere
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) ARCserve
2 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (70.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.09%) Adobe
3 8 (8.08%) HP
3 8 (8.08%) VMware
4 7 (7.07%) Cognos
5 6 (6.06%) SAP
6 5 (5.05%) Intel
7 4 (4.04%) Casewise
7 4 (4.04%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) Cisco
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle
9 2 (2.02%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) Planview
9 2 (2.02%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.02%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix
9 2 (2.02%) Mitel
Monmouthshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 20 days ago