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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 41 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 8 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.51% 2.30% 3.28%
As % of the Applications category 36.36% 40.74% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
South Wales median daily rate £226 £90 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +151.11% -72.30%  
10th Percentile £105 £85 £163
90th Percentile £369 £95 £375
Wales median daily rate £342 £345 £325
% change year-on-year -0.86% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
South Wales median hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +3.07%  
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.88 £13.25
% change year-on-year -14.56% -2.83%  

Microsoft 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 South Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 22 27 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 4.15% 5.65% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 53
South Wales median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% -  
10th Percentile £147 £120 £153
90th Percentile £369 £438 £363
Wales median daily rate £342 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +5.23% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
South Wales median hourly rate £15.63 £13.50 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.74% +3.07%  
10th Percentile £10.94 £11.60 £11.08
90th Percentile £21.81 £16.70 £15.69
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year -9.83% -6.15%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 5 £342 +280.00% 5
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Bridgend - 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 £110 -
Microsoft Office
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (29.41%) Change Management
3 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (23.53%) Windows
5 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) NHS
6 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
6 6 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.76%) Citrix
8 4 (11.76%) Change Control
8 4 (11.76%) Information Management
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.82%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
9 3 (8.82%) ISO 26262
9 3 (8.82%) IEC 61508
9 3 (8.82%) DO-178B

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 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) ADSL
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (8.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Military
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Service Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Project Officer
3 5 (14.71%) Project Support Officer
3 5 (14.71%) Support Officer
4 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.94%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Freedom of Information
2 6 (17.65%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Change Management
2 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.76%) Change Control
4 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (11.76%) Information Management
4 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Hazard Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (5.88%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (5.88%) CRM
6 2 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) HNC
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) MCITP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) MCTS
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Def Stans
1 3 (8.82%) DO-178B
1 3 (8.82%) IEC 61508
1 3 (8.82%) ISO 26262
1 3 (8.82%) MISRA
1 3 (8.82%) MISRA C
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) CA
4 2 (5.88%) McAfee
4 2 (5.88%) Samsung
5 1 (2.94%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
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CPS Group Limited
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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