Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 19 November 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.

Microsoft Office
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 40 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 40 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.27% 4.29% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 42.55% 52.75% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 46
South Wales median daily rate £202 £175 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.14% -46.97% +18.92%
10th Percentile £109 £121 £205
90th Percentile £369 £559 £444
Wales median daily rate £226 £180 £330
% change year-on-year +25.42% -45.45% +18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
South Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £11.71 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +2.95% -21.55%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.89 £10.49
90th Percentile £17.35 £14.25 £12.36
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.13 £12.35
% change year-on-year -9.28% -1.82% -1.20%

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 South Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 94 91 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.04% 8.14% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 84
South Wales median daily rate £300 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -30.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £123 £125 £182
90th Percentile £375 £425 £438
Wales median daily rate £300 £225 £325
% change year-on-year +33.33% -30.77% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
South Wales median hourly rate £27.50 £12.30 £10.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.58% +15.76% -29.17%
10th Percentile £10.82 £11.17 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.13 £19.46 £12.38
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £12.25 £11.75
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.26% -9.62%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in South Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in South Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in South Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in South Wales

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 32 £190 +15.15% 4
Newport +13 3 £128 -55.65%
Torfaen -1 3 £250 +135.29% 1
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) ITIL
4 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
6 8 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
8 6 (15.00%) Office 365
8 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
8 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.50%) NHS
9 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.00%) PMO
10 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
10 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 4 (10.00%) SAP
10 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 3 (7.50%) VB
11 3 (7.50%) VBA
11 3 (7.50%) SQL Server

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) ADSL
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) PBX
4 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MS Access
1 3 (7.50%) Power BI
1 3 (7.50%) PowerPivot
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) Project Assistant
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) NHS
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) iPad
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.50%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.50%) Data Transformation
4 3 (7.50%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (7.50%) ETL
4 3 (7.50%) Gantt Chart
4 3 (7.50%) Validation
5 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) C++
2 3 (7.50%) Python
2 3 (7.50%) R
2 3 (7.50%) VB
2 3 (7.50%) VB6
2 3 (7.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCDST
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec
4 1 (2.50%) VMware