Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 64 59 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.49% 4.73% 4.83%
As % of the Applications category 58.72% 54.63% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 35
South Wales median daily rate £350 £202 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.27% +22.42% -52.86%
10th Percentile £160 £123 £122
90th Percentile £585 £359 £623
Wales median daily rate £350 £250 £171
% change year-on-year +40.00% +45.99% -51.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £19.80 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.34% +77.26% +3.91%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.70 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £25.26 £12.94
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £11.17
% change year-on-year -13.33% +34.29% +3.91%

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 109 108 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.64% 8.66% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 52
South Wales median daily rate £360 £275 £189
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.91% +45.70% -41.92%
10th Percentile £164 £125 £125
90th Percentile £536 £386 £599
Wales median daily rate £355 £300 £288
% change year-on-year +18.33% +4.35% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 18
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £19.80 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +77.26% +3.91%
10th Percentile £10.04 £12.70 £10.55
90th Percentile £18.87 £25.26 £14.47
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £11.17
% change year-on-year -6.67% +34.29% -3.91%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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
Newport +7 28 £363 +68.60% 6
Cardiff -10 28 £325 +85.71% 11
Caerphilly +3 2 £100 -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - - 1
Bridgend -5 1 - -
Microsoft Office
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (31.25%) Windows
4 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (23.44%) IBM
5 15 (23.44%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 10 (15.63%) Validation
8 10 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.63%) Rational Team Concert
8 10 (15.63%) Rational Quality Manager
9 9 (14.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 9 (14.06%) Use Case
9 9 (14.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
10 8 (12.50%) Military
10 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 8 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
11 7 (10.94%) Programme Delivery
11 7 (10.94%) Machine Learning
11 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.94%) User Stories
11 7 (10.94%) Process Management
11 7 (10.94%) Change Management

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.69%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (4.69%) DHCP
3 3 (4.69%) DNS
3 3 (4.69%) SAN
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.56%) IPv4
5 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Big Data
2 5 (7.81%) DTS
3 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (23.44%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (15.63%) Rational Quality Manager
2 10 (15.63%) Rational Team Concert
3 5 (7.81%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.13%) Katalon Studio
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (12.50%) Military
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) IT Support
8 2 (3.13%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) XML
2 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.69%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) JSP
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) XHTML
5 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) NHS
3 3 (4.69%) Robotics
3 3 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) Programme Management
3 11 (17.19%) Project Management
3 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.63%) Validation
5 9 (14.06%) Artificial Intelligence
5 9 (14.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 9 (14.06%) Use Case
6 8 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
6 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.94%) Change Management
7 7 (10.94%) Machine Learning
7 7 (10.94%) Process Management
7 7 (10.94%) Programme Delivery
7 7 (10.94%) User Stories
8 6 (9.38%) Data Science
8 6 (9.38%) Decision-Making
9 5 (7.81%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) Python
2 3 (4.69%) C#
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.13%) Perl
3 2 (3.13%) PHP
3 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Def Stans
2 3 (4.69%) HAZOP
2 3 (4.69%) IEC 61508
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.13%) NEBOSH
4 1 (1.56%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.56%) QA
4 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.44%) IBM
3 6 (9.38%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) ServiceNow
5 4 (6.25%) CA
6 3 (4.69%) Adobe
6 3 (4.69%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (4.69%) Blue Prism
6 3 (4.69%) Lotus
6 3 (4.69%) UiPath
7 2 (3.13%) Aruba
7 2 (3.13%) EMC
7 2 (3.13%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle
8 1 (1.56%) PTC