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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 37 57 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.33% 11.13% 6.03%
As % of the Applications category 47.44% 56.44% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £419 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Average hourly rate £12.35 £13.55 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% -11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.05 £9.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.45 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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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
78 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.24% 19.73% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 27
Average daily rate £263 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.40 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £25.33 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -21 32 £278 -26.00% 11
West Wales - 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 19 December 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 51 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 25 (36.76%) Finance
4 17 (25.00%) Windows
5 16 (23.53%) Migration
6 15 (22.06%) Project Management
7 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
8 13 (19.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 10 (14.71%) AS400
10 10 (14.71%) HP
10 10 (14.71%) Lync
10 10 (14.71%) Analytics
11 9 (13.24%) Data Migration
11 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
12 8 (11.76%) Workflow
13 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
13 7 (10.29%) Office 365
13 7 (10.29%) CRM
13 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
13 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
13 7 (10.29%) .NET
13 7 (10.29%) MS Project
14 6 (8.82%) SQL
14 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
14 6 (8.82%) ISEB
14 6 (8.82%) ETL
14 6 (8.82%) Test Planning
14 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.71%) Lync
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.94%) SAS
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
3 7 (10.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Office 365
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) DSL
3 2 (2.94%) Intranet
3 2 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.47%) RIP
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) OSPF
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) BGP
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) QlikView
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.41%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (36.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Publishing
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (61.76%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Data Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (4.41%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Technician
6 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.94%) Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) jQuery
3 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) HTML
3 3 (4.41%) J2EE
4 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.94%) CSS3
4 2 (2.94%) HTML5
4 2 (2.94%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) AS400
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.94%) EPoS
4 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 15 (22.06%) Project Management
3 10 (14.71%) Analytics
4 9 (13.24%) Data Migration
5 8 (11.76%) Workflow
6 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.29%) CRM
6 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.82%) ETL
7 6 (8.82%) Test Planning
8 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.35%) UML
8 5 (7.35%) ITIL
9 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.88%) Data Management
10 3 (4.41%) Validation
10 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (4.41%) Content Management
10 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (4.41%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) VBA
5 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
1 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (7.35%) CCA
3 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) MCDST
5 1 (1.47%) CCSE
5 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) HP
3 5 (7.35%) SAP
4 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.94%) McAfee
5 2 (2.94%) Cognos
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco
5 2 (2.94%) Progress
5 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.94%) Casewise
6 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.47%) Lumension
6 1 (1.47%) Aruba
6 1 (1.47%) F5
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe
6 1 (1.47%) Intel
6 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.47%) Juniper
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