Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 56 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.88% 5.11% 4.53%
As % of the Applications category 51.38% 46.30% 54.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 34
South Wales median daily rate £353 £189 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.51% +6.48% -46.21%
10th Percentile £152 £121 £121
90th Percentile £588 £362 £538
Wales median daily rate £325 £202 £180
% change year-on-year +61.29% +11.94% -45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
South Wales median hourly rate £12.63 £13.00 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +16.38% -1.80%
Wales median hourly rate £12.63 £11.17 £11.63
% change year-on-year +13.03% -3.91% -5.87%

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 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.55% 11.03% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 63
South Wales median daily rate £353 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +33.33% -30.77%
10th Percentile £156 £125 £130
90th Percentile £536 £376 £419
Wales median daily rate £340 £300 £225
% change year-on-year +13.33% +33.33% -31.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 16
South Wales median hourly rate £12.88 £19.80 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.97% +61.63% +15.29%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £19.22 £38.75 £18.69
Wales median hourly rate £12.88 £13.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -0.96% +6.12% +4.26%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -25 31 £325 +86.25% 3
Newport +2 17 £439 +244.12% 6
Bridgend -3 3 £100 -
Caerphilly - 2 £100 -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Microsoft Office
Wales

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (25.00%) Windows
5 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
6 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 10 (17.86%) Office 365
7 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
8 9 (16.07%) Programme Management
8 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (14.29%) Change Management
9 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (14.29%) ITIL
9 8 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 7 (12.50%) IBM
10 7 (12.50%) HP
10 7 (12.50%) Process Management
10 7 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
11 6 (10.71%) Data Science
11 6 (10.71%) Decision-Making
11 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
11 6 (10.71%) Big Data
11 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (10.71%) User Stories
11 6 (10.71%) Finance

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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Office 365
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) DHCP
2 4 (7.14%) DNS
2 4 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
3 2 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) IPv4
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.57%) DTS
4 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (8.93%) Rational Quality Manager
2 5 (8.93%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Military
3 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 8 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Incident Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) JSP
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
1 1 (1.79%) XHTML
1 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) NHS
2 4 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
2 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (17.86%) Waterfall
4 9 (16.07%) Business Analysis
4 9 (16.07%) Programme Management
5 8 (14.29%) Change Management
5 8 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) Project Management
6 7 (12.50%) Process Management
6 7 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (10.71%) Data Science
7 6 (10.71%) Decision-Making
7 6 (10.71%) User Stories
8 5 (8.93%) Data-Driven Decision Making
8 5 (8.93%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) ITIL V3
8 5 (8.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Java
1 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.79%) Perl
1 1 (1.79%) PHP
1 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.79%) Python
1 1 (1.79%) Scala
1 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.36%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.57%) HAZOP
2 2 (3.57%) IEC 61508
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) NEBOSH
3 1 (1.79%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Packer
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) HP
2 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe
3 2 (3.57%) Aruba
3 2 (3.57%) CA
3 2 (3.57%) NETGEAR
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) PTC
4 1 (1.79%) VMware