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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.54% 6.74% 7.24%
As % of the Applications category 45.98% 41.30% 52.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +32.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.48 £51.00 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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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
87 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.05% 16.31% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 27
Average daily rate £315 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £11.93 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.06% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £14.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £17.50
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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -1 36 £363 -3.33% 11
West Wales - 3 £140 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Mid Wales - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (48.00%) MS Excel
3 21 (28.00%) Finance
4 17 (22.67%) Migration
5 16 (21.33%) Windows
6 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 14 (18.67%) ITIL
8 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
8 13 (17.33%) Project Management
9 11 (14.67%) Workflow
9 11 (14.67%) HP
9 11 (14.67%) Data Migration
9 11 (14.67%) Analytics
10 10 (13.33%) Office 365
10 10 (13.33%) Lync
10 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
10 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
11 9 (12.00%) XML
11 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.67%) SQL
12 8 (10.67%) CRM
13 7 (9.33%) SLA
13 7 (9.33%) Validation
13 7 (9.33%) AS400
13 7 (9.33%) Service Management
13 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.33%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (8.00%) Knowledge Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.33%) Lync
3 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 7 (9.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.33%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) InDesign
5 1 (1.33%) SPSS
5 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP SRM
1 2 (2.67%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Office 365
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) LAN
1 3 (4.00%) Intranet
2 2 (2.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.33%) RIP
3 1 (1.33%) VoIP
3 1 (1.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) BGP
3 1 (1.33%) DSL
3 1 (1.33%) MPLS
3 1 (1.33%) OSPF
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) DB2
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.33%) MS Access
6 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.33%) Big Data
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) QlikView
6 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Publishing
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.67%) Front Office
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Military
6 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Data Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (8.00%) Knowledge Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 3 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.67%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) XML
2 5 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (5.33%) jQuery
3 4 (5.33%) HTML
3 4 (5.33%) CSS
4 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.00%) HTML5
4 3 (4.00%) CSS3
4 3 (4.00%) Ajax
5 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.33%) J2EE
6 1 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) AS400
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.67%) iSeries
4 2 (2.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Social Media
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) OS/400
6 1 (1.33%) AIX
6 1 (1.33%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Migration
2 14 (18.67%) ITIL
3 13 (17.33%) Project Management
4 11 (14.67%) Workflow
4 11 (14.67%) Data Migration
4 11 (14.67%) Analytics
5 10 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 8 (10.67%) CRM
7 7 (9.33%) Validation
7 7 (9.33%) Service Management
8 6 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (8.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.00%) ETL
9 5 (6.67%) ITSM
9 5 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (6.67%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.33%) Data Mapping
11 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.33%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.67%) COBOL
4 2 (2.67%) RPG
4 2 (2.67%) VBA
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
4 5 (6.67%) ISEB
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.67%) CCNP
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.33%) CCA
7 1 (1.33%) CCNA
7 1 (1.33%) HNC
7 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) GxP
3 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.67%) HP
3 5 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.33%) Casewise
4 4 (5.33%) SAP
4 4 (5.33%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) Cisco
6 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.67%) McAfee
6 2 (2.67%) Progress
6 2 (2.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.33%) Websense
7 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.33%) Aruba
7 1 (1.33%) F5
7 1 (1.33%) Lumension
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago