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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 51 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 13 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.92% 2.95% 2.76%
As % of the Applications category 31.71% 43.18% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Median daily rate £310 £140 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -62.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £119 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £377 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £293
% change year-on-year - -1.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.37% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £9.17 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £13.50 £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.14
% change year-on-year - +14.15%  

Microsoft 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 Wales with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 41 44 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 6.06% 6.83% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 15
Median daily rate £338 £285 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £133 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Median hourly rate £12.84 £12.35 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.79 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £13.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.52% +7.30%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
South Wales +8 11 £318 +126.78% 6
North Wales +4 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.84%) Windows
3 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
4 12 (21.05%) Finance
5 11 (19.30%) Citrix
6 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
6 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (17.54%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (15.79%) ISEB
7 9 (15.79%) SAP
7 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
8 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.53%) NHS
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco
10 5 (8.77%) LAN
10 5 (8.77%) CA
10 5 (8.77%) C++
10 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
10 5 (8.77%) Military
10 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
10 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.77%) Rational Rhapsody

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 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
1 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) SAN
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) ADSL
3 2 (3.51%) NAS
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (8.77%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Service Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) UAT Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Project Officer
4 5 (8.77%) Project Support Officer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Officer
5 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.53%) NHS
3 5 (8.77%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
5 2 (3.51%) CESG
5 2 (3.51%) iPad
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (15.79%) Change Management
3 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
4 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
4 5 (8.77%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (8.77%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Change Control
5 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.02%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (7.02%) Information Management
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C++
2 1 (1.75%) C
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.79%) ISEB
3 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
7 2 (3.51%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Def Stans
1 5 (8.77%) DO-178B
1 5 (8.77%) IEC 61508
1 5 (8.77%) ISO26262
1 5 (8.77%) MISRA
1 5 (8.77%) MISRA C
2 3 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Citrix
3 9 (15.79%) SAP
4 6 (10.53%) Cisco
5 5 (8.77%) CA
6 4 (7.02%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.02%) VMware
7 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.26%) Lotus
7 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.51%) Apple
8 2 (3.51%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Samsung
9 1 (1.75%) Avaya
9 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) Veritas
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