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 10 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.

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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 100 95 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.76% 18.30% 18.31%
As % of the Vendors category 43.48% 37.70% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 44
Average daily rate £325 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.43 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.50 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
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
230 252 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 40.85% 48.55% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 187 97
Average daily rate £325 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.65 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £23.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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 0 69 £325 -18.75% 11
Newport -1 11 £370 +7.24% 2
Bridgend +5 3 - - 2
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - -
Caerphilly -1 1 - -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 79 (33.62%) .NET
2 71 (30.21%) SQL Server
3 66 (28.09%) SQL
4 60 (25.53%) C#
4 60 (25.53%) MS Excel
5 55 (23.40%) MS Office
5 55 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (22.55%) Windows
7 51 (21.70%) HTML
8 50 (21.28%) CSS
9 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
10 48 (20.43%) MVC
11 47 (20.00%) Web Services
11 47 (20.00%) ITIL
11 47 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 43 (18.30%) XML
12 43 (18.30%) Scrum
13 41 (17.45%) Active Directory
14 39 (16.60%) Security Cleared
15 36 (15.32%) IIS
16 35 (14.89%) OO
17 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (14.04%) SOAP
19 32 (13.62%) TDD
20 31 (13.19%) Migration
20 31 (13.19%) Linux
20 31 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 30 (12.77%) SC Cleared
21 30 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (11.91%) Unit Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (15.32%) IIS
2 26 (11.06%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.96%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.11%) Apache
4 12 (5.11%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.11%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.68%) Jetty
5 11 (4.68%) nginx
5 11 (4.68%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.55%) ArcGIS
9 5 (2.13%) Confluence
10 4 (1.70%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.28%) CMS
11 3 (1.28%) JBoss
11 3 (1.28%) Mule
11 3 (1.28%) SAS
12 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 55 (23.40%) MS Office
3 21 (8.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (7.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.09%) Office 365
3 11 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.26%) Google App Engine
4 10 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.21%) HTTP
2 20 (8.51%) DNS
3 18 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.23%) Internet
5 14 (5.96%) Firewall
6 12 (5.11%) LDAP
7 11 (4.68%) DHCP
7 11 (4.68%) SSL
8 10 (4.26%) FTP
8 10 (4.26%) IPsec
9 9 (3.83%) SAN
9 9 (3.83%) VoIP
10 8 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.98%) SMTP
11 7 (2.98%) VPN
12 4 (1.70%) LAN
12 4 (1.70%) NAS
12 4 (1.70%) Network Security
13 3 (1.28%) Skype
14 2 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (11.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (11.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (6.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.98%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.55%) GIS
8 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.13%) Neo4j
9 5 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.13%) Power BI
10 4 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
12 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.96%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.40%) JIRA
4 8 (3.40%) Subversion
5 5 (2.13%) Geb
5 5 (2.13%) Hudson
5 5 (2.13%) Maven
5 5 (2.13%) Selenium
5 5 (2.13%) Spock
6 4 (1.70%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.28%) QAComplete
8 2 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.43%) GoLive
9 1 (0.43%) NUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (8.94%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (3.83%) Back Office
4 6 (2.55%) Banking
5 5 (2.13%) Advertising
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 78 (33.19%) Developer
2 47 (20.00%) Analyst
3 43 (18.30%) .NET Developer
4 24 (10.21%) SQL Developer
5 21 (8.94%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.96%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.96%) Service Analyst
7 13 (5.53%) Architect
8 11 (4.68%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (3.83%) DBA
10 9 (3.83%) Software Developer
11 8 (3.40%) Digital Developer
11 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Engineer
11 8 (3.40%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.40%) Network Support
12 7 (2.98%) Active Directory Engineer
12 7 (2.98%) Active Directory Support
12 7 (2.98%) Active Directory Support Engineer
12 7 (2.98%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (33.62%) .NET
2 51 (21.70%) HTML
3 50 (21.28%) CSS
4 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
5 47 (20.00%) Web Services
6 43 (18.30%) XML
7 34 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (14.04%) SOAP
9 25 (10.64%) .NET Framework
10 24 (10.21%) jQuery
11 20 (8.51%) Entity Framework
11 20 (8.51%) XSLT
12 17 (7.23%) Ajax
13 16 (6.81%) J2EE
13 16 (6.81%) WCF
14 15 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (6.38%) HTML5
14 15 (6.38%) XForms
15 14 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 11 (4.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) NHS
2 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.40%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.55%) User Experience
5 5 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.85%) Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.43%) CCTV
8 1 (0.43%) CESG
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.55%) Windows
2 31 (13.19%) Linux
3 22 (9.36%) Windows 7
3 22 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.26%) AIX
5 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.98%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.70%) Unix
7 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (20.43%) MVC
3 47 (20.00%) ITIL
4 43 (18.30%) Scrum
5 35 (14.89%) OO
6 32 (13.62%) TDD
7 31 (13.19%) Migration
8 30 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (11.91%) Unit Testing
10 22 (9.36%) Data Modelling
11 21 (8.94%) Configuration Management
12 20 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 20 (8.51%) UML
13 19 (8.09%) CRM
14 18 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 17 (7.23%) Validation
16 16 (6.81%) OOP
17 15 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (6.38%) Open Source
17 15 (6.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.09%) SQL
2 60 (25.53%) C#
3 47 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.66%) Java
5 14 (5.96%) XPath
6 10 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.98%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) C++
9 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 39 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.53%) CCNA
6 7 (2.98%) Degree
7 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.70%) MCSE
9 3 (1.28%) CCNP
9 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.28%) MCSA
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) CCA
11 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.43%) PMP
11 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.83%) Data Quality
1 9 (3.83%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (3.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.70%) QA
System Software
1 41 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.26%) Xen
4 6 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.85%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (4.68%) HP Data Protector
1 11 (4.68%) Tivoli
1 11 (4.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (4.26%) Puppet
3 6 (2.55%) SCCM
4 4 (1.70%) SCOM
4 4 (1.70%) SCSM
4 4 (1.70%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (11.06%) VMware
2 21 (8.94%) Cisco
3 18 (7.66%) HP
3 18 (7.66%) Oracle
4 15 (6.38%) Citrix
5 11 (4.68%) Google
6 7 (2.98%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.55%) Juniper
8 5 (2.13%) Dell
8 5 (2.13%) ESRI
8 5 (2.13%) Twitter
9 4 (1.70%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.70%) Lotus
10 3 (1.28%) Informatica
10 3 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.28%) Teradata
11 2 (0.85%) Adobe
11 2 (0.85%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.85%) Remedy
12 1 (0.43%) Intel Security
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