The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 January 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.15% 1.74% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 6.48% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£534 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.74% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 108 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.77% 26.87% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 55 48
Average daily rate £450 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £16.16 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Cardiff -11 5 £534 +37.74% 3
Newport - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) MCTS
3 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) MCSD
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Time Management
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (33.33%) MCITP
5 4 (33.33%) MCPD
5 4 (33.33%) Marketing
5 4 (33.33%) MCAD
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) McAfee
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) GIS
6 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) CRM Business Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) XHTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) OS/400
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) MCTS
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) MCSD
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) MCAD
4 4 (33.33%) MCITP
4 4 (33.33%) MCPD
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) MCDST
6 1 (8.33%) VCP5
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Intune
1 3 (25.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
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