The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Wales / South Wales
Rank 29 35 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.63% 6.08% 6.67%
As % of the Applications category 33.77% 41.67% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 14
Median daily rate £150 £293 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.71% -24.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £112 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £395 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.20 £11.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.37% +10.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.98 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.44 £15.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

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 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 77 84 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 13.70% 14.58% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 32
Median daily rate £170 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.71% -18.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £136 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.35 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +18.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.51 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in South Wales

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in South Wales

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in South Wales

MS 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 MS Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +8 13 £136 -62.41% 2
Bridgend +1 9 £143 - 1
Newport -1 2 £288 -1.70% 1
MS Office
Wales

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows 7
3 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 12 (21.05%) iPhone
6 11 (19.30%) ITIL
7 10 (17.54%) Citrix
7 10 (17.54%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (17.54%) iPad
8 9 (15.79%) Change Management
8 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
9 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.04%) Network Management
10 6 (10.53%) DO-178B
10 6 (10.53%) Hazard Analysis
10 6 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (10.53%) IEC 61508
10 6 (10.53%) ISO26262
10 6 (10.53%) Def Stans
10 6 (10.53%) MISRA C
10 6 (10.53%) MISRA
10 6 (10.53%) C++
10 6 (10.53%) Cisco
10 6 (10.53%) CA
10 6 (10.53%) NHS
10 6 (10.53%) Finance
10 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis

MS Office
Top Related 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 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) LAN
1 5 (8.77%) SAN
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.26%) Wireless
4 2 (3.51%) ADSL
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Military
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Service Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Project Officer
5 5 (8.77%) Project Support Officer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Officer
6 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Technician
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) iPhone
2 10 (17.54%) iPad
3 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.53%) NHS
5 5 (8.77%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.51%) CESG
7 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.51%) Android
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Change Management
3 8 (14.04%) Network Management
4 6 (10.53%) Hazard Analysis
4 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
5 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.02%) Change Control
6 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.02%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Information Management
6 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.26%) Software Licensing
8 2 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) C
3 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CCNA
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) CCNP
2 2 (3.51%) HNC
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) Def Stans
1 6 (10.53%) DO-178B
1 6 (10.53%) IEC 61508
1 6 (10.53%) ISO26262
1 6 (10.53%) MISRA
1 6 (10.53%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) CA
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
4 5 (8.77%) VMware
5 4 (7.02%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) Avaya
7 2 (3.51%) Apple
7 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.51%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.51%) Samsung
8 1 (1.75%) Lotus
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