The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 27 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.12% 5.73% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 38.10% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Median daily rate £136 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.41% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £268 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £383 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.25% -19.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year -14.28% +20.64%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 36 63 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 10.59% 15.04% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 26
Median daily rate £170 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.03% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £206 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.25% -19.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Cardiff

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Cardiff

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Cardiff

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Cardiff

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (33.33%) iPhone
5 11 (30.56%) ITIL
6 10 (27.78%) Citrix
6 10 (27.78%) iPad
7 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) Network Management
9 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) NHS
11 3 (8.33%) CA
11 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 3 (8.33%) C++
11 3 (8.33%) LAN
11 3 (8.33%) Wireless
11 3 (8.33%) Finance
11 3 (8.33%) Military
11 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (8.33%) DO-178B
11 3 (8.33%) Hazard Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) IEC 61508
11 3 (8.33%) ISO26262
11 3 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (8.33%) Def Stans
11 3 (8.33%) MISRA C
11 3 (8.33%) MISRA

MS Office
Top Related 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 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 2 (5.56%) ADSL
2 2 (5.56%) NAS
2 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Military
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Service Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Project Officer
6 3 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
6 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Support Officer
7 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Technician
7 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) iPhone
2 10 (27.78%) iPad
3 4 (11.11%) NHS
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Network Management
3 3 (8.33%) Hazard Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Information Management
4 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Defect Management
5 1 (2.78%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Test Management
5 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CCNA
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Def Stans
1 3 (8.33%) DO-178B
1 3 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 3 (8.33%) ISO26262
1 3 (8.33%) MISRA
1 3 (8.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Citrix
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) Apple
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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