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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Wales
Rank 26 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.84% 6.04% 5.81%
As % of the Applications category 41.24% 44.68% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 21
Median daily rate £313 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £473 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 6
Median hourly rate £11.17 £10.75 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -12.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.75 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.55 £17.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
97 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.16% 13.53% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 46
Median daily rate £185 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.88 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.35 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +7 26 £150 -57.14% 5
West Wales - 10 £460 -
North Wales +2 3 - - 3
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 42 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 36 (46.15%) Windows
3 32 (41.03%) Windows 7
4 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (16.67%) iPhone
6 12 (15.38%) Citrix
6 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 12 (15.38%) ITIL
7 11 (14.10%) Cisco
7 11 (14.10%) Finance
7 11 (14.10%) iPad
8 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
8 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
9 9 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (11.54%) ISEB
9 9 (11.54%) SAP
9 9 (11.54%) MS Visio
9 9 (11.54%) Network Management
10 8 (10.26%) Change Management
10 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
10 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
11 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (8.97%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (8.97%) CA
11 7 (8.97%) Intel Security
11 7 (8.97%) C++
11 7 (8.97%) CCNA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.13%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (7.69%) LAN
2 5 (6.41%) SAN
3 4 (5.13%) Firewall
3 4 (5.13%) WAN
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.85%) Wireless
5 2 (2.56%) ADSL
5 2 (2.56%) NAS
5 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (8.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Military
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Service Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (14.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (11.54%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) UAT Manager
7 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Project Officer
8 5 (6.41%) Project Support Officer
8 5 (6.41%) Support Officer
9 4 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
9 4 (5.13%) IT Support
9 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) iPhone
2 11 (14.10%) iPad
3 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.69%) NHS
5 4 (5.13%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (3.85%) CESG
7 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Windows
2 32 (41.03%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.56%) Android
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (11.54%) Network Management
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
4 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.97%) Hazard Analysis
5 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (8.97%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.41%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 4 (5.13%) Change Control
7 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (5.13%) Information Management
7 4 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.85%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) C++
2 3 (3.85%) C
3 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) ISEB
3 7 (8.97%) CCNA
3 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) CCNP
5 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.85%) HNC
6 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) Def Stans
1 7 (8.97%) DO-178B
1 7 (8.97%) IEC 61508
1 7 (8.97%) ISO26262
1 7 (8.97%) MISRA
1 7 (8.97%) MISRA C
2 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.38%) Citrix
3 11 (14.10%) Cisco
4 9 (11.54%) SAP
5 7 (8.97%) CA
5 7 (8.97%) Intel Security
6 6 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 6 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 6 (7.69%) VMware
7 4 (5.13%) HP
7 4 (5.13%) Lotus
8 3 (3.85%) Avaya
9 2 (2.56%) Apple
9 2 (2.56%) Samsung
10 1 (1.28%) Dell
10 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow