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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 41.67% 15.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
Microsoft
Wales

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
10 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 83.33% 75.00% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate £98 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.54% -11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -51.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wrexham - 5 - - 1
Flintshire - - - -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 24 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North Wales region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Xen
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) VPLS
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) RIP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North Wales region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) RIP
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPLS
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco