Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 64 72 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.92% 5.12% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 52.03% 61.54% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 50
Wales median daily rate £202 £165 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.12% -52.86% +12.00%
10th Percentile £123 £121 £161
90th Percentile £548 £626 £476
UK median daily rate £279 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.51% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 7
Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £11.17 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% -6.92% -2.83%
10th Percentile £10.05 £10.06 £10.38
90th Percentile £21.51 £14.25 £13.03
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -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 123 117 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.45% 8.32% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 80
Wales median daily rate £300 £190 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -43.70% +9.76%
10th Percentile £124 £125 £193
90th Percentile £468 £416 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 11
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% +4.35% -14.81%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £16.75 £13.03
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.50

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -3 48 £189 +14.55% 20
West Wales +5 5 £540 - 2
North Wales -3 4 £136 - 1
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (54.69%) Windows
3 19 (29.69%) ITIL
4 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
4 15 (23.44%) Windows 10
5 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
6 11 (17.19%) Finance
7 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
7 10 (15.63%) LAN
7 10 (15.63%) Project Management
8 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
9 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 8 (12.50%) SQL
9 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (10.94%) ISEB
10 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
10 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
10 7 (10.94%) Coaching
10 7 (10.94%) People Management
10 7 (10.94%) Office 365
11 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (9.38%) SharePoint

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 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.81%) WAN
3 4 (6.25%) IPv4
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) ADSL
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) PBX
5 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) MS Access
1 4 (6.25%) PowerPivot
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Power BI
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) Clusterpoint
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (14.06%) IT Support
2 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Service Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Support Technician
4 6 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (7.81%) IT Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Project Assistant
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) NHS
3 4 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows 10
3 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) PRINCE2
3 10 (15.63%) Project Management
4 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
6 7 (10.94%) Coaching
6 7 (10.94%) People Management
7 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (6.25%) Gantt Chart
8 4 (6.25%) Line Management
8 4 (6.25%) Time Management
8 4 (6.25%) Visualisation
9 3 (4.69%) Information Assurance
9 3 (4.69%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) VBA
3 3 (4.69%) C++
3 3 (4.69%) Python
3 3 (4.69%) R
3 3 (4.69%) VB
3 3 (4.69%) VB6
4 2 (3.13%) C
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) ISEB
3 4 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) MCDST
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) PMO
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Citrix
3 3 (4.69%) Remedy
3 3 (4.69%) Samsung
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) HP
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Avaya
5 1 (1.56%) Becrypt
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (1.56%) Lotus
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee
5 1 (1.56%) Symantec
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) VMware