Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 September 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 58 49
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 45 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.90% 3.17% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% 44.58% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 19
Wales median daily rate £300 £190 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.31% -40.97% -1.23%
10th Percentile £150 £105 £122
90th Percentile £440 £369 £638
UK median daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Wales median hourly rate £13.46 £11.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.34% -10.93% -1.16%
10th Percentile £11.39 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.65 £17.40 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £15.49 £14.50 £15.41
% change year-on-year +6.83% -5.91% +7.01%

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 Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 99 83 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.38% 7.10% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 58 51
Wales median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -2.04%
10th Percentile £165 £119 £130
90th Percentile £440 £370 £425
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +6.86% +3.70% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 24
Wales median hourly rate £14.43 £12.84 £12.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +2.27% +1.62%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £17.00 £38.38 £17.45
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.05 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.80% -2.73% +10.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Wales over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Wales

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Wales

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
South Wales -22 40 £315 +66.23% 10
West Wales +14 2 £168 -64.74%
Mid Wales - 2 £113 -
North Wales -2 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 36 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.00%) Windows
3 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 7 (15.56%) IBM
9 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 6 (13.33%) Use Case
9 6 (13.33%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (13.33%) Rational Quality Manager
9 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (13.33%) ITIL V3
9 6 (13.33%) Office 365
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 5 (11.11%) Validation
10 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 4 (8.89%) Internet
11 4 (8.89%) Wireless

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 4 (8.89%) Wireless
3 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) IPv4
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Skype
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (13.33%) Rational Quality Manager
1 6 (13.33%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Military
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) IT Support
3 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
4 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 6 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.33%) Use Case
5 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 4 (8.89%) ITSM
6 4 (8.89%) Workflow
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.44%) IT Governance
8 2 (4.44%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) Scala
3 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ECDL
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Packer
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix
3 2 (4.44%) Lotus
4 1 (2.22%) Becrypt
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) VMware