Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 40 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 29 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.94% 3.90% 5.11%
As % of the Applications category 65.91% 59.65% 63.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 24
Cardiff median daily rate £158 £325 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.46% +80.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £100 £126 £123
90th Percentile £494 £596 £369
South Wales median daily rate £170 £363 £189
% change year-on-year -53.10% +91.80% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -22.11% +78.16%
10th Percentile £15.88 £13.35 £14.34
90th Percentile £22.48 £18.25 £21.59
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year +46.15% -33.67% +75.45%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 44 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.02% 6.54% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 40
Cardiff median daily rate £288 £360 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.14% +37.14% +48.94%
10th Percentile £100 £156 £133
90th Percentile £488 £533 £377
South Wales median daily rate £350 £360 £269
% change year-on-year -2.78% +33.95% +39.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -22.11% +78.16%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.35 £14.34
90th Percentile £104.75 £18.25 £21.59
South Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year +46.43% -28.56% +75.45%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Cardiff

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cardiff

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cardiff over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Cardiff

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 19 (65.52%) Windows
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 10 (34.48%) Office 365
4 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
6 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
7 5 (17.24%) Skype
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) VPN
8 4 (13.79%) Internet
8 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
9 3 (10.34%) WebEx
9 3 (10.34%) Bomgar
9 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (10.34%) Driving Licence
9 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (10.34%) Acrobat
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure
2 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
2 1 (3.45%) PowerApps
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) LAN
2 5 (17.24%) Skype
3 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) IPv4
4 3 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (10.34%) WebEx
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
1 7 (24.14%) Desktop Support
1 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Support Technician
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Android Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.34%) PDA
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 10
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Android
6 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
6 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
1 4 (13.79%) Project Management
1 4 (13.79%) Scrum
2 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITSM
2 3 (10.34%) Kanban
2 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
2 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
2 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
3 2 (6.90%) Data Management
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Preventative Maintenance
3 2 (6.90%) Project Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
1 3 (10.34%) PMP
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Adobe
3 3 (10.34%) Bomgar
3 3 (10.34%) Peregrine
3 3 (10.34%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Dell