Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 45 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.40% 2.95% 3.81%
As % of the Applications category 52.33% 43.90% 53.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 28
Wales median daily rate £310 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -1.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £163
90th Percentile £490 £545 £450
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year - +0.84% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.88 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +1.00% +3.22%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.01 £10.98
90th Percentile £15.25 £14.25 £16.54
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.40
% change year-on-year -3.23% +7.64% -0.69%

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 86 82 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 6.50% 6.72% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 61
Wales median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £136 £105 £140
90th Percentile £485 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 17
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +0.04% -1.42%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.08 £9.90
90th Percentile £31.43 £15.35 £16.20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +7 28 £213 -34.62% 5
West Wales -4 10 £470 - 1
North Wales +5 6 £136 -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) Windows
3 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.22%) SAP
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
5 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.00%) ISEB
7 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
8 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) Citrix
8 7 (15.56%) MS Visio
9 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
9 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 5 (11.11%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
10 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
11 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.89%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (8.89%) IBM Notes
11 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
11 4 (8.89%) VPN
11 4 (8.89%) Change Management
11 4 (8.89%) Lotus
11 4 (8.89%) McAfee

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 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Visio
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Military
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) UAT Manager
5 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.89%) IT Support
7 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (8.89%) NHS
3 3 (6.67%) iPad
3 3 (6.67%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.22%) Unix
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
1 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (11.11%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (4.44%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) Defect Management
6 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) Requirements Management
6 2 (4.44%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.22%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (2.22%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.00%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.44%) CCNA
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.22%) HNC
7 1 (2.22%) MCITP
7 1 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) MCTS
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.22%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) Def Stans
3 1 (2.22%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.22%) IEC 61508
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.22%) MISRA
3 1 (2.22%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) SAP
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 4 (8.89%) Lotus
4 4 (8.89%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) CA
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Samsung
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Tableau
6 1 (2.22%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago