The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wales / South Wales
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.85% 18.31% 20.75%
As % of the Vendors category 27.09% 42.52% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 71 61
Median daily rate £186 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £460 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £10.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.18% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.95 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
251 254 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 47.45% 43.05% 49.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 164 170
Median daily rate £388 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.80 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Microsoft
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 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Cardiff -2 38 £193 -40.76% 5
Newport -3 12 £324 -13.02% 2
Caerphilly +3 8 £155 - 2
Bridgend -4 8 £150 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 49 (36.84%) Windows
1 49 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 36 (27.07%) Active Directory
3 30 (22.56%) Cisco
3 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
4 29 (21.80%) SQL
4 29 (21.80%) Windows Server
5 24 (18.05%) MS Office
6 23 (17.29%) VMware
7 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
8 21 (15.79%) ITIL
9 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
10 19 (14.29%) Firewall
11 18 (13.53%) .NET
11 18 (13.53%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (12.78%) CCNA
12 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
12 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
12 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (12.03%) Windows 7
13 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (11.28%) PRINCE2
15 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET
15 14 (10.53%) Finance
16 13 (9.77%) Scrum
16 13 (9.77%) Oracle
17 12 (9.02%) Project Management
17 12 (9.02%) NHS

Microsoft
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 17 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.76%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.01%) Apache
4 3 (2.26%) IIS
4 3 (2.26%) Jetty
4 3 (2.26%) Mongrel
4 3 (2.26%) nginx
4 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.50%) CMS
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.50%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 24 (18.05%) MS Office
3 9 (6.77%) MS Project
3 9 (6.77%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.75%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.26%) Google App Engine
1 3 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Route 53
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) Firewall
2 9 (6.77%) LAN
3 8 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (6.02%) Internet
4 7 (5.26%) DHCP
4 7 (5.26%) DNS
5 6 (4.51%) WAN
6 5 (3.76%) SAN
7 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.26%) DSL
8 3 (2.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.26%) FTP
8 3 (2.26%) HTTP
8 3 (2.26%) IPsec
8 3 (2.26%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.26%) SSL
8 3 (2.26%) VPN
8 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) Relational Database
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.51%) MySQL
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.76%) GIS
5 5 (3.76%) QGIS
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.75%) Big Data
8 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MSBuild
1 7 (5.26%) MSTest
1 7 (5.26%) NUnit
1 7 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.26%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 12 (9.02%) Advertising
3 6 (4.51%) Retail
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.50%) French Language
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (18.05%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
6 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.26%) Technical Support
6 7 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) DBA
7 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) GIS Technician
8 5 (3.76%) Product Specialist
8 5 (3.76%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.76%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.01%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) .NET
2 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.02%) .NET Framework
3 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 7 (5.26%) jQuery
4 7 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (5.26%) XML
5 4 (3.01%) XML Schema
5 4 (3.01%) XSD
6 3 (2.26%) J2EE
6 3 (2.26%) Servlets
6 3 (2.26%) WCF
7 2 (1.50%) Ajax
7 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.50%) CSS
7 2 (1.50%) HTML
7 2 (1.50%) LINQ
7 2 (1.50%) WPF
8 1 (0.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.02%) NHS
3 4 (3.01%) Clustering
3 4 (3.01%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (3.01%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) CESG
4 3 (2.26%) PKI
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) iPad
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.75%) LIMS
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.84%) Windows
2 29 (21.80%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (12.03%) Windows 7
4 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.01%) Linux
6 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.50%) Android
8 1 (0.75%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Unix
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.79%) ITIL
2 17 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.28%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.77%) Scrum
5 12 (9.02%) MVC
5 12 (9.02%) Project Management
6 11 (8.27%) Change Control
7 10 (7.52%) Coaching
8 9 (6.77%) Change Management
8 9 (6.77%) Informatics
8 9 (6.77%) Information Management
8 9 (6.77%) Mentoring
9 8 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.02%) ETL
9 8 (6.02%) Programme Management
10 7 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.26%) OOP
10 7 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.80%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) C#
3 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.51%) C++
4 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.26%) Java
6 3 (2.26%) VBA
7 2 (1.50%) C
7 2 (1.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.53%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (12.78%) CCNA
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.27%) MCITP
5 8 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (4.51%) MCDBA
6 6 (4.51%) MCSE
7 5 (3.76%) Degree
8 4 (3.01%) CCNP
9 3 (2.26%) HNC
10 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.75%) CISSP
11 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.75%) MCP
11 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) MISRA
3 1 (0.75%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (27.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.26%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.26%) Xen
4 3 (2.26%) XenApp
5 2 (1.50%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Tivoli
1 9 (6.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (6.02%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (3.01%) Ansible
3 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.01%) Nessus
3 4 (3.01%) Puppet
3 4 (3.01%) Rundeck
3 4 (3.01%) SCCM
4 3 (2.26%) Marathon
4 3 (2.26%) Mesos
4 3 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.26%) Terraform
5 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.75%) Kibana
6 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (22.56%) Cisco
2 23 (17.29%) VMware
3 13 (9.77%) Oracle
4 12 (9.02%) HP
5 6 (4.51%) Avaya
5 6 (4.51%) Citrix
5 6 (4.51%) RedGate
6 5 (3.76%) Blue Coat
6 5 (3.76%) Intel Security
6 5 (3.76%) Mapinfo
6 5 (3.76%) Symantec
7 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.26%) F5
8 3 (2.26%) Google
8 3 (2.26%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.26%) ScanSafe
8 3 (2.26%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.26%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.26%) Splunk
9 2 (1.50%) Lumension
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