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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 49 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 31 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.97% 7.05% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 47.56% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 13
Average daily rate
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£306 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £204 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £346 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £11.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £9.94 £9.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £16.16 £13.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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 82 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.95% 14.83% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 55 35
Average daily rate £340 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% +1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.15 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £16.09 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -14 28 £306 +11.36% 7
West Wales -22 3 - - 1
North Wales - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (72.53%) Microsoft
2 47 (51.65%) Finance
3 40 (43.96%) MS Excel
4 32 (35.16%) Project Management
5 27 (29.67%) Windows
6 26 (28.57%) MS Project
7 24 (26.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (21.98%) Banking
9 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
10 16 (17.58%) MS Visio
10 16 (17.58%) Business Analysis
10 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (15.38%) AS400
11 14 (15.38%) Migration
11 14 (15.38%) UML
12 13 (14.29%) CCA
13 12 (13.19%) Active Directory
13 12 (13.19%) PRINCE2
13 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
13 12 (13.19%) Test Planning
14 11 (12.09%) Windows 8
14 11 (12.09%) .NET
14 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (10.99%) Windows XP
15 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
16 9 (9.89%) OO
16 9 (9.89%) TestDirector
17 8 (8.79%) Adobe
17 8 (8.79%) GAP Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) Lync
3 6 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) CMS
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.10%) SAS
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (43.96%) MS Excel
2 26 (28.57%) MS Project
3 24 (26.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (17.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (6.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) SAN
2 3 (3.30%) LAN
2 3 (3.30%) VoIP
2 3 (3.30%) WAN
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) MPLS
4 1 (1.10%) DSL
4 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
4 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.10%) MS Access
4 1 (1.10%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (51.65%) Finance
2 20 (21.98%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (61.54%) Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Business Analyst
3 15 (16.48%) Support Analyst
4 14 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 8 (8.79%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Data Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (8.79%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Support Technician
6 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (3.30%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Change Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Web Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) .NET
2 6 (6.59%) J2EE
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.10%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) AS400
2 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.30%) Social Media
3 2 (2.20%) User Experience
3 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.10%) iSeries
4 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.10%) EPoS
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.09%) Windows 8
5 10 (10.99%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) UNIX
8 1 (1.10%) OS/400
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Project Management
2 16 (17.58%) Business Analysis
3 14 (15.38%) UML
3 14 (15.38%) Migration
4 12 (13.19%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.19%) Test Planning
5 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (9.89%) OO
8 8 (8.79%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (8.79%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.69%) Network Architecture
10 6 (6.59%) Validation
10 6 (6.59%) Content Management
10 6 (6.59%) SOA
11 5 (5.49%) ITIL
11 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.49%) Workflow
11 5 (5.49%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.20%) SQL
1 2 (2.20%) VBScript
2 1 (1.10%) VB
2 1 (1.10%) VBA
2 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.10%) C#
2 1 (1.10%) COBOL
2 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.10%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) CCA
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
2 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.10%) MCDST
6 1 (1.10%) MCITP
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.20%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.10%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 66 (72.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) Adobe
3 7 (7.69%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) SAP
4 5 (5.49%) VMware
4 5 (5.49%) Casewise
5 4 (4.40%) Cognos
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle
7 2 (2.20%) Mitel
7 2 (2.20%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
7 2 (2.20%) Dell
7 2 (2.20%) Intel
8 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
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