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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 45 38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 1.80% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.88% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Average daily rate - £534 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.38% +5.13%
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
154 153 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.65% 30.66% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 96 56
Average daily rate £325 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £51.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Power BI
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) Power BI
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Development Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Sun