The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 51 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.20% 1.47% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 5.41% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate
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£398 £284 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.83% +7.65%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
206 111 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.44% 27.27% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 57 51
Average daily rate £420 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.40 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 7 £375 +32.27% 4
Newport - 5 £490 -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) MCITP
4 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
4 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 8 (38.10%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 7 (33.33%) MCSE
7 7 (33.33%) SAN
8 6 (28.57%) MCDBA
8 6 (28.57%) C#
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
8 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 6 (28.57%) Red Gate
9 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (23.81%) Office 365
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Intune
9 5 (23.81%) SCDPM
9 5 (23.81%) MCTS
9 5 (23.81%) IIS
9 5 (23.81%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
6 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (4.76%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) DBA
1 6 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Server Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (14.29%) Apache FOP
3 3 (14.29%) NHibernate
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) Java SE
3 3 (14.29%) WCF
3 3 (14.29%) WPF
3 3 (14.29%) XSD
3 3 (14.29%) XSLT
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (9.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) MCITP
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) MCSE
4 6 (28.57%) MCDBA
5 5 (23.81%) MCTS
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) MCSD
7 2 (9.52%) MCSA
8 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) ISEB
8 1 (4.76%) MCP
8 1 (4.76%) CCA
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (23.81%) Windows Intune
1 5 (23.81%) SCDPM
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Red Gate
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) McAfee
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Mitel
5 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
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