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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.52% 9.13% 6.18%
As % of the Applications category 47.87% 52.33% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 14
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£323 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £213 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.10 £8.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.40 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.29 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.07% +3.70%
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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
94 86 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.62% 17.44% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 24
Average daily rate £300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.70 £8.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £93.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 -9 40 £338 -10.00% 15
West Wales - 4 £140 - 1
North Wales - - - - 2
Mid Wales - - - -
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MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 55 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 40 (54.05%) MS Excel
3 23 (31.08%) Finance
4 19 (25.68%) Migration
5 18 (24.32%) Windows
6 17 (22.97%) SharePoint
7 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.92%) Project Management
9 13 (17.57%) ITIL
9 13 (17.57%) Data Migration
9 13 (17.57%) Lync
10 11 (14.86%) Office 365
10 11 (14.86%) Analytics
10 11 (14.86%) MS Visio
10 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
10 11 (14.86%) Workflow
11 10 (13.51%) HP
11 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
12 9 (12.16%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (12.16%) XML
12 9 (12.16%) Validation
13 8 (10.81%) AS400
13 8 (10.81%) CRM
13 8 (10.81%) SQL
13 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
14 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
14 7 (9.46%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 17 (22.97%) SharePoint
2 13 (17.57%) Lync
3 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (54.05%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.86%) MS Visio
3 9 (12.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (9.46%) MS Project
5 1 (1.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Office 365
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) Intranet
3 2 (2.70%) MPLS
3 2 (2.70%) DSL
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.35%) OSPF
4 1 (1.35%) BGP
4 1 (1.35%) RIP
4 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.70%) DB2
6 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.35%) QlikView
6 1 (1.35%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (5.41%) TestDirector
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.70%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Military
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (62.16%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Data Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Knowledge Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) IT Support
5 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Developer
6 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.70%) Field Service Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) .NET
3 4 (5.41%) HTML
3 4 (5.41%) jQuery
3 4 (5.41%) CSS
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) CSS3
4 3 (4.05%) Ajax
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.70%) J2EE
5 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) AS400
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.70%) EPoS
4 2 (2.70%) iSeries
5 1 (1.35%) iPhone
5 1 (1.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.46%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) UNIX
5 2 (2.70%) OS/400
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) AIX
6 1 (1.35%) Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Migration
2 14 (18.92%) Project Management
3 13 (17.57%) ITIL
3 13 (17.57%) Data Migration
4 11 (14.86%) Analytics
4 11 (14.86%) Data Modelling
4 11 (14.86%) Workflow
5 9 (12.16%) Validation
6 8 (10.81%) CRM
7 7 (9.46%) Service Management
8 6 (8.11%) ETL
8 6 (8.11%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.76%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (6.76%) Data Mapping
9 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.76%) ITSM
10 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 4 (5.41%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.70%) RPG
4 2 (2.70%) COBOL
4 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.70%) VBA
5 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) ISEB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
4 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.70%) CCA
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.70%) CCNP
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) HNC
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCSE
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.35%) MCDST
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) GxP
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) HP
3 5 (6.76%) Citrix
3 5 (6.76%) Casewise
3 5 (6.76%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Progress
5 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (1.35%) Websense
6 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.35%) Aruba
6 1 (1.35%) F5
6 1 (1.35%) Lumension
6 1 (1.35%) Juniper
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
North Wales
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Holywell
Networx Recruitment
Rate: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hengoed
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago