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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 101 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.32% 15.76% 17.98%
As % of the Vendors category 36.24% 40.08% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.29% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.15 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £20.25 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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Wales

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
218 252 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.76% 39.31% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 166 100
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.45 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £15.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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 +1 46 £310 -8.14% 14
Newport +5 27 £345 -19.53%
Torfaen -2 1 £110 -41.33%
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
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Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft 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.

1 64 (33.51%) Windows
2 62 (32.46%) SQL Server
3 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (29.84%) .NET
5 52 (27.23%) SQL
6 47 (24.61%) MS Excel
6 47 (24.61%) Security Cleared
7 42 (21.99%) SC Cleared
8 39 (20.42%) MS Office
9 38 (19.90%) C#
10 36 (18.85%) Scrum
11 30 (15.71%) CRM
12 29 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 26 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
13 26 (13.61%) Active Directory
14 25 (13.09%) ITIL
15 24 (12.57%) Oracle
15 24 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (11.52%) Project Management
16 22 (11.52%) Migration
16 22 (11.52%) Finance
17 21 (10.99%) ETL
18 20 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
19 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (9.95%) VMware
19 19 (9.95%) Visual Studio
19 19 (9.95%) T-SQL
20 18 (9.42%) HTML
20 18 (9.42%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.85%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.19%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.66%) Lync
4 7 (3.66%) IIS
5 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.09%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.09%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.57%) Apache
7 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.57%) Jetty
7 3 (1.57%) nginx
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.05%) SAS
8 2 (1.05%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 47 (24.61%) MS Excel
2 39 (20.42%) MS Office
3 11 (5.76%) MS Project
4 6 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.09%) SMTP
2 4 (2.09%) Firewall
2 4 (2.09%) HTTP
3 3 (1.57%) Internet
3 3 (1.57%) Wireless
3 3 (1.57%) LAN
3 3 (1.57%) SSL
4 2 (1.05%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) WAN
5 1 (0.52%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) IPsec
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (6.81%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.28%) RDBMS
7 9 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (4.71%) MySQL
8 8 (4.19%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (3.66%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (2.09%) DB2
10 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.05%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.52%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 19 (9.95%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.24%) Selenium
4 9 (4.71%) JMeter
5 8 (4.19%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.19%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (2.62%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.09%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.57%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.05%) NUnit
9 2 (1.05%) Subversion
10 1 (0.52%) TestNG
10 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.52%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.52%) JUnit
10 1 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 22 (11.52%) Finance
2 11 (5.76%) Marketing
3 6 (3.14%) Back Office
4 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.05%) Front Office
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 60 (31.41%) Developer
2 53 (27.75%) Analyst
3 21 (10.99%) SQL Developer
4 15 (7.85%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.33%) Tester
5 14 (7.33%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.81%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.76%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.76%) CRM Analyst
8 10 (5.24%) CRM Business Analyst
9 9 (4.71%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.19%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (4.19%) CRM Developer
11 7 (3.66%) Senior SQL Developer
11 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 7 (3.66%) Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.66%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (29.84%) .NET
2 18 (9.42%) HTML
2 18 (9.42%) .NET Framework
3 15 (7.85%) XML
3 15 (7.85%) CSS
4 14 (7.33%) Web Services
5 12 (6.28%) ASP.NET
5 12 (6.28%) HTML5
6 11 (5.76%) WCF
7 10 (5.24%) Entity Framework
8 9 (4.71%) LINQ
9 7 (3.66%) jQuery
10 6 (3.14%) WinForms
10 6 (3.14%) Sass
11 4 (2.09%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.09%) Silverlight
11 4 (2.09%) SOAP
12 3 (1.57%) WPF
13 2 (1.05%) Servlets
13 2 (1.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.76%) NHS
2 10 (5.24%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.71%) AS400
4 7 (3.66%) GIS
4 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.14%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.62%) Clustering
6 5 (2.62%) User Experience
6 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.09%) iSeries
7 4 (2.09%) Human Factors
8 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.05%) EPoS
10 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.52%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.52%) CESG
10 1 (0.52%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.51%) Windows
2 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.71%) Windows XP
4 8 (4.19%) Linux
5 7 (3.66%) UNIX
6 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.62%) OS/400
8 4 (2.09%) AIX
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.52%) Android
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.41%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.85%) Scrum
3 30 (15.71%) CRM
4 25 (13.09%) ITIL
5 22 (11.52%) Project Management
5 22 (11.52%) Migration
6 21 (10.99%) ETL
7 17 (8.90%) UML
8 13 (6.81%) TDD
8 13 (6.81%) Test Scripting
8 13 (6.81%) Data Migration
9 12 (6.28%) Time Management
9 12 (6.28%) Regression Testing
9 12 (6.28%) BDD
10 11 (5.76%) Service Management
11 10 (5.24%) Knowledge Management
12 9 (4.71%) Automated Testing
12 9 (4.71%) Data Modelling
12 9 (4.71%) SDLC
13 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.23%) SQL
2 38 (19.90%) C#
3 19 (9.95%) T-SQL
4 18 (9.42%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.33%) Java
6 8 (4.19%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.09%) RPG
8 4 (2.09%) C++
8 4 (2.09%) COBOL
8 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.57%) VBA
9 3 (1.57%) VB6
9 3 (1.57%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) Jython
11 1 (0.52%) Delphi
11 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (24.61%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.99%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.33%) ISEB
5 13 (6.81%) Degree
6 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.24%) MCAD
7 10 (5.24%) MCSD
7 10 (5.24%) MCDBA
7 10 (5.24%) MCTS
7 10 (5.24%) MCPD
8 9 (4.71%) MCITP
9 8 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.19%) CCNA
10 5 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (2.09%) PMP
11 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.57%) MCSE
13 2 (1.05%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.57%) GxP
4 1 (0.52%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.57%) vSphere
4 2 (1.05%) Xen
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) SCCM
2 3 (1.57%) Puppet
3 2 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (12.57%) Oracle
2 19 (9.95%) VMware
3 13 (6.81%) Citrix
4 12 (6.28%) Cisco
5 6 (3.14%) IBM
5 6 (3.14%) HP
6 4 (2.09%) Lotus
6 4 (2.09%) Clearswift
6 4 (2.09%) Teradata
7 3 (1.57%) Casewise
7 3 (1.57%) OpenText
7 3 (1.57%) SAP
7 3 (1.57%) Cognos
8 2 (1.05%) Symantec
8 2 (1.05%) Google
8 2 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.05%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.05%) AppSense
9 1 (0.52%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.52%) Trend Micro
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago