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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 11.76% 11.11% 62.50%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 40.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £213 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.25 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 - £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 - £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 41.18% 27.78% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wrexham - 2 - - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 26 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus

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 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Lotus