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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 52 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.95% 2.87% 5.55%
As % of the Applications category 34.55% 38.60% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 28
Average daily rate £140 £375 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +85.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £271 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £454 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.20 £12.73 £10.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +17.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
MS Office
UK

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
55 57 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.54% 7.43% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 66
Average daily rate £300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £220 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £12.20 £13.00 £10.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +19.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 17 £140 -60.00% 4
North Wales +2 1 - -
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UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (57.58%) MS Excel
3 32 (48.48%) Windows
4 25 (37.88%) ITIL
5 22 (33.33%) Migration
6 19 (28.79%) MS Visio
7 15 (22.73%) SQL
7 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 13 (19.70%) ITIL V3
9 12 (18.18%) Finance
10 11 (16.67%) Validation
11 10 (15.15%) VMware
11 10 (15.15%) Oracle
11 10 (15.15%) XML
11 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
12 9 (13.64%) Cisco
12 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
12 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
12 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
13 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
13 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.12%) Workflow
14 7 (10.61%) Service Management
14 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
15 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (9.09%) Windows Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 38 (57.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (28.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.55%) MS Project
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.52%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Firewall
1 3 (4.55%) HTTPS
1 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (4.55%) SSH
1 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.55%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.55%) MySQL
5 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
1 3 (4.55%) IntelliJ
1 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.55%) JUnit
1 3 (4.55%) Maven
1 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Analyst
2 11 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 8 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (9.09%) DBA
5 6 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Report Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Lotus Notes Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) XML
2 3 (4.55%) Java EE
2 3 (4.55%) LAMP
2 3 (4.55%) SAML
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Cryptography
1 3 (4.55%) iPad
1 3 (4.55%) PKI
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) CESG
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 15 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.55%) Linux
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.03%) Android
6 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) ITIL
2 22 (33.33%) Migration
3 13 (19.70%) ITIL V3
4 11 (16.67%) Validation
5 8 (12.12%) Workflow
6 7 (10.61%) Service Management
7 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 5 (7.58%) Critical Success Factor
8 5 (7.58%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.58%) ITSM
8 5 (7.58%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (7.58%) Project Management
8 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.06%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.55%) Document Management
11 2 (3.03%) Network Design
11 2 (3.03%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) Java
2 4 (6.06%) PHP
3 3 (4.55%) Perl
3 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.55%) Python
3 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) VBA
4 2 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) CCNA
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) BICSI Certification
3 1 (1.52%) BICSI RCDD
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) HNC
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) HL7
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) yum
3 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle
2 10 (15.15%) VMware
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (7.58%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Lotus
6 3 (4.55%) Canon
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.03%) Adobe
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.52%) Riverbed
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