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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.46% 2.49% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 8.09% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

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
185 173 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.29% 30.78% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 132 71
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
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 28 August 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
Newport -3 2 £400 -18.36%
Cardiff -19 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MCDBA
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) MCITP
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Scrum
3 10 (55.56%) MySQL
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) Mainframe
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) ETL
5 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) MCSE
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
8 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (16.67%) Migration
10 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 2 (11.11%) Office 365
10 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
10 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (11.11%) MCDST
10 2 (11.11%) MCTS
10 2 (11.11%) Back Office

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) Softswitch
2 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.56%) ISDN
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) SMTP
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) MySQL
3 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Developer
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior SQL Developer
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (5.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Scrum
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) MCDBA
1 11 (61.11%) MCITP
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) MCDST
4 2 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Avaya
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) Clearswift