Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 35 46
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 59 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.41% 5.17% 4.25%
As % of the Applications category 51.75% 49.60% 55.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 37
Wales median daily rate £325 £250 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +38.89% -45.45%
10th Percentile £115 £114 £122
90th Percentile £588 £541 £476
UK median daily rate £290 £288 £295
% change year-on-year +0.87% -2.54% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 18
Wales median hourly rate £12.63 £11.09 £11.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -4.65% -5.87%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £18.13 £15.50 £13.90
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%

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 114 125 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.59% 10.43% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 82 70
Wales median daily rate £343 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.17% +33.33% -30.77%
10th Percentile £124 £125 £141
90th Percentile £532 £436 £397
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 22
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.09 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -1.35% +4.26%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £19.70 £38.38 £16.68
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 -16 54 £353 +85.53% 16
West Wales -1 2 £168 -68.98% 1
Mid Wales - 2 £113 -
North Wales -2 1 - - 3
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (32.20%) Windows
4 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
4 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
6 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
7 10 (16.95%) Office 365
8 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
8 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
8 9 (15.25%) Programme Management
8 9 (15.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (15.25%) ITIL
9 8 (13.56%) IBM
9 8 (13.56%) Project Management
9 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
9 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
9 8 (13.56%) Change Management
9 8 (13.56%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.86%) Programme Delivery
10 7 (11.86%) Process Management
10 7 (11.86%) HP
11 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.17%) Finance
11 6 (10.17%) Validation
11 6 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (10.17%) Decision-Making

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 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.78%) DHCP
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) SAN
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) IPv4
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) Big Data
2 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) DTS
4 1 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (10.17%) Rational Quality Manager
2 6 (10.17%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (3.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Military
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Business Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Programme Manager
4 7 (11.86%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.78%) IT Support
6 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.08%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (5.08%) IT Technician
7 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
1 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.69%) HTML
1 1 (1.69%) JSP
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
1 1 (1.69%) XHTML
1 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) NHS
3 4 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
4 9 (15.25%) ITIL
4 9 (15.25%) Programme Management
5 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
5 8 (13.56%) Change Management
5 8 (13.56%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) Process Management
6 7 (11.86%) Programme Delivery
6 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (10.17%) Data Science
7 6 (10.17%) Decision-Making
7 6 (10.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 6 (10.17%) User Stories
7 6 (10.17%) Validation
8 5 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
8 5 (8.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Java
1 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.69%) Perl
1 1 (1.69%) PHP
1 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.69%) Python
1 1 (1.69%) Scala
1 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) PMO
3 1 (1.69%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.69%) HAZOP
3 1 (1.69%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.69%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Packer
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) IBM
3 7 (11.86%) HP
4 2 (3.39%) Aruba
4 2 (3.39%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe
5 1 (1.69%) CA
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) VMware