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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 4.55% - 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 10.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Wales 45.45% 33.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £263 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £273 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Lotus
4 4 (40.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) Adobe
4 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) iSeries
5 3 (30.00%) Smartphone
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) PC Support
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) iSeries
2 3 (30.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Lotus
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe
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