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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 41 56
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.75% 3.97% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.58% 11.05% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 6
Average daily rate £375 £505 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% +55.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £557 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Microsoft Certification
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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
155 181 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.14% 35.91% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 123 93
Average daily rate £355 £400 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Average hourly rate £43.50 £15.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.24% -25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.66 £9.00 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £36.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 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
(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 -23 2 £350 -33.33% 2
Newport +9 1 £410 -18.00% 1
Bridgend - 1 £400 - 1
Microsoft Certification
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) GIS
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) arcserve
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Intel Security

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) arcserve
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware