Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 48 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 54 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.64% 3.46% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 47.79% 52.27% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 17
Wales median daily rate £288 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +62.50% -39.39%
10th Percentile £163 £113 £107
90th Percentile £369 £502 £395
UK median daily rate £279 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -7.00% - +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Wales median hourly rate £14.47 £11.00 £12.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.50% -14.56% -0.96%
10th Percentile £11.67 £10.00 £10.01
90th Percentile £23.30 £15.25 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £15.28 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.83% -4.76% +12.50%

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 113 88 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.62% 6.63% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 52
Wales median daily rate £325 £340 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +9.16% -4.23%
10th Percentile £167 £141 £108
90th Percentile £436 £487 £405
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 18
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £11.17 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.29% -11.52% +1.04%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.15 £10.09
90th Percentile £21.95 £31.43 £15.08
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 17 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Wales over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 July 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 +6 54 £288 +4.55% 13
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 42 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 15 (27.78%) ITIL
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) IBM
6 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 9 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (16.67%) Rational Team Concert
8 9 (16.67%) Rational Quality Manager
8 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 9 (16.67%) Use Case
9 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
10 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
11 6 (11.11%) SCCM
11 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (9.26%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (9.26%) Software Deployment
12 5 (9.26%) Becrypt
12 5 (9.26%) Windows Server

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
1 5 (9.26%) Wireless
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) IPv4
4 2 (3.70%) SMTP
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (16.67%) Rational Quality Manager
1 9 (16.67%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (3.70%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Military
3 2 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
4 5 (9.26%) IT Support
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.70%) Designer
7 2 (3.70%) Floorwalker
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.70%) Major Incident Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Project Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (16.67%) Use Case
6 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
7 5 (9.26%) Disk Encryption
7 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 5 (9.26%) Software Deployment
7 5 (9.26%) Validation
8 4 (7.41%) Migration
9 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.56%) ITSM
9 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.56%) Workflow
10 2 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ECDL
4 1 (1.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) PMO
2 3 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Ansible
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.85%) Packer
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) Becrypt
3 5 (9.26%) McAfee
3 5 (9.26%) Remedy
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) VMware