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 10 December 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 56 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.43% 0.83% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 3.57% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £449 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
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
183 140 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.05% 23.37% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 102 102
Median daily rate £425 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
Median hourly rate £57.50 £25.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% +54.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £25.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £52.03 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Newport +2 7 £449 - 1
Bridgend -4 1 £450 - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £150 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (50.00%) MCITP
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) RedGate
5 6 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (42.86%) MySQL
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) MCSE
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) MCSD
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Replication
8 2 (14.29%) Clustering
8 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (14.29%) WAN
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South 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 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Local Government
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DBA
1 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Database Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Database Security
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCITP
2 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) MCSD
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) MCAD
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) RedGate
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) arcserve
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec