Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 68 60 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.56% 4.26% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 51.91% 55.56% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 50
Wales median daily rate £202 £180 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -45.45% +17.86%
10th Percentile £116 £122 £201
90th Percentile £533 £476 £476
UK median daily rate £288 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -2.54% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 5
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £11.63 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -5.87% -3.14%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.09 £10.83
90th Percentile £20.00 £13.90 £13.76
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -3.45%

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 131 108 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.72% 7.68% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 86
Wales median daily rate £300 £225 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -31.30% +9.17%
10th Percentile £125 £141 £205
90th Percentile £431 £397 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 10
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +4.26% -18.97%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.23 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.25 £16.68 £16.83
UK median hourly rate £15.83 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% +6.67% -

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +8 52 £189 +6.48% 6
West Wales +5 5 £540 -
North Wales -3 5 £136 - 1
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.88%) ITIL
4 18 (26.47%) Windows 10
5 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 13 (19.12%) PRINCE2
7 13 (19.12%) Finance
8 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
9 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
10 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
10 10 (14.71%) Project Management
11 9 (13.24%) SQL
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
11 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (11.76%) Office 365
12 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
13 7 (10.29%) ISEB
13 7 (10.29%) NHS
13 7 (10.29%) LAN
13 7 (10.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (10.29%) Coaching
13 7 (10.29%) People Management
14 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management

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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) LAN
2 4 (5.88%) IPv4
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) ADSL
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) PBX
4 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) MS Access
1 4 (5.88%) PowerPivot
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Power BI
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) IT Support
4 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Service Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Support Technician
6 6 (8.82%) Data Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.82%) IT Support Technician
6 6 (8.82%) IT Technician
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.88%) Project Assistant
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) NHS
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.41%) iPad
4 3 (4.41%) iPhone
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Windows 10
3 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) ITIL
2 13 (19.12%) PRINCE2
3 10 (14.71%) Project Management
4 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.29%) Coaching
6 7 (10.29%) People Management
7 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.35%) Visualisation
9 4 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (5.88%) Gantt Chart
9 4 (5.88%) Line Management
9 4 (5.88%) Time Management
10 3 (4.41%) Business Process Modelling
10 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.41%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) VBA
3 3 (4.41%) C++
3 3 (4.41%) Python
3 3 (4.41%) R
3 3 (4.41%) VB
3 3 (4.41%) VB6
4 2 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) MCDST
6 1 (1.47%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) MCTS
6 1 (1.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) PMO
2 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Citrix
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 3 (4.41%) Samsung
5 2 (2.94%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) IBM
5 2 (2.94%) Lotus
5 2 (2.94%) Tableau
6 1 (1.47%) Avaya
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) McAfee
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec
6 1 (1.47%) VMware