The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wales / North Wales
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 31.58% 14.29% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £252 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.88 - £11.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 - £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North Wales region.

Vendors Category
North Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 42.11% 28.57% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £252 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.86% +0.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.11 - £11.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in North Wales

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in North Wales

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Flintshire - 3 - - 2
Conwy - 1 - -
Wrexham - 1 - -
Denbighshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 North Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Lotus
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) iSeries
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (11.11%) Welsh Language
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Infor
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) COBOL
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) Intel Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Infor
2 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
2 1 (11.11%) VMware