Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 74 63 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.88% 4.75% 5.37%
As % of the Applications category 57.36% 62.38% 53.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 37
Wales median daily rate £250 £206 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -41.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £127 £128 £108
90th Percentile £530 £626 £480
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 10
Wales median hourly rate £14.47 £11.17 £12.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.50% -11.35% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £9.79
90th Percentile £24.95 £14.25 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% -5.33% +7.14%

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 129 101 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.51% 7.61% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 58 75
Wales median daily rate £299 £318 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.91% - +2.83%
10th Percentile £133 £128 £113
90th Percentile £464 £526 £465
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £342
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.34% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 15
Wales median hourly rate £14.47 £11.17 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.50% -10.64% +0.20%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £24.95 £20.42 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.73% +7.33%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -4 63 £225 +34.33% 18
West Wales +10 5 £540 +17.39% 1
North Wales +4 3 - - 4
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 53 (71.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.89%) Windows
3 28 (37.84%) ITIL
4 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
5 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
5 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
6 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
6 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
7 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (16.22%) MS Visio
9 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
9 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (13.51%) LAN
11 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (10.81%) Remedy
12 8 (10.81%) Project Management
12 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
12 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
13 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
13 7 (9.46%) Coaching
13 7 (9.46%) People Management
13 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (9.46%) Use Case

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 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (16.22%) MS Visio
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) LAN
2 6 (8.11%) IPv4
3 4 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.70%) SMTP
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) DHCP
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (1.35%) Firewall
5 1 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (1.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) MS Access
1 4 (5.41%) PowerPivot
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Power BI
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (6.76%) Rational Quality Manager
1 5 (6.76%) Rational Team Concert
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.70%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) IT Support
4 11 (14.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.81%) Support Technician
6 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support
6 7 (9.46%) IT Support Technician
6 7 (9.46%) IT Technician
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Data Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) NHS
3 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 15 (20.27%) Windows 10
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
3 8 (10.81%) Project Management
3 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
4 7 (9.46%) Coaching
4 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
4 7 (9.46%) People Management
4 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.46%) Use Case
5 6 (8.11%) Disk Encryption
5 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.11%) Software Deployment
6 5 (6.76%) Line Management
7 4 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (5.41%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (5.41%) Gantt Chart
7 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) VBA
3 3 (4.05%) C
3 3 (4.05%) Python
3 3 (4.05%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) ISEB
4 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.70%) MCITP
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.05%) PMO
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (71.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Remedy
3 6 (8.11%) Becrypt
3 6 (8.11%) IBM
3 6 (8.11%) McAfee
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco
4 3 (4.05%) Samsung
5 2 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) Avaya
6 1 (1.35%) BT
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos
6 1 (1.35%) Extreme Networks