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 3 December 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 119 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.25% 19.80% 13.44%
As % of the Vendors category 23.99% 44.91% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 93 50
Median daily rate £338 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +71.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £15.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.85 £41.01 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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
271 265 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.74% 44.09% 35.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 202 144
Median daily rate £418 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.79% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.38 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.25% +44.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.68 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £29.65 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 36 £350 +7.69% 13
Newport -7 18 £288 -23.84% 4
Bridgend -4 2 £426 +6.56% 1
Neath Port Talbot -2 1 - -
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Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
3 28 (26.17%) MS Excel
4 27 (25.23%) Active Directory
4 27 (25.23%) SQL
5 20 (18.69%) MS Office
6 18 (16.82%) Cisco
6 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
6 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
7 16 (14.95%) Firewall
7 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
7 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (13.08%) VMware
10 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (12.15%) Oracle
10 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
12 11 (10.28%) ITIL
13 10 (9.35%) MS Exchange
13 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
13 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (8.41%) Informatics
14 9 (8.41%) Advertising
14 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
15 8 (7.48%) C#
15 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
15 8 (7.48%) LAN
15 8 (7.48%) WAN

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 10 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.61%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.87%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) Apache
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (26.17%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.69%) MS Office
3 5 (4.67%) MS Project
4 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.80%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.93%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Firewall
2 10 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (7.48%) DNS
3 8 (7.48%) LAN
3 8 (7.48%) WAN
4 7 (6.54%) DHCP
5 6 (5.61%) SAN
6 5 (4.67%) VPN
7 4 (3.74%) Intranet
7 4 (3.74%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.80%) Skype
8 3 (2.80%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.80%) WLAN
9 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.93%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.61%) MySQL
5 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (5.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.74%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (2.80%) Biml
8 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.87%) Power BI
10 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) MSTest
4 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (8.41%) Advertising
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Local Government
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Developer
2 17 (15.89%) Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (6.54%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.61%) .NET Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (5.61%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Administrator
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) DBA
6 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Product Specialist
7 4 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (3.74%) IT Technician
7 4 (3.74%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (3.74%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) .NET
1 7 (6.54%) XML
2 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.74%) WCF
3 4 (3.74%) XML Schema
3 4 (3.74%) XSD
4 3 (2.80%) HTML
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.87%) CSS
5 2 (1.87%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) Ajax
6 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) LINQ
6 1 (0.93%) MCollective
6 1 (0.93%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.93%) WPF
6 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.41%) Informatics
3 6 (5.61%) NHS
4 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Clustering
5 3 (2.80%) PKI
6 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.87%) CESG
6 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.87%) iPad
6 2 (1.87%) iPhone
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.93%) LIMS
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Windows 7
2 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.87%) Linux
9 1 (0.93%) AIX
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Unix
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.28%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
3 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (6.54%) Change Control
4 7 (6.54%) Data Migration
4 7 (6.54%) ETL
4 7 (6.54%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.54%) Migration
4 7 (6.54%) Project Management
4 7 (6.54%) Scrum
5 6 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.61%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (4.67%) CRM
6 5 (4.67%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.67%) Service Management
7 4 (3.74%) Business Transformation
7 4 (3.74%) High Availability
7 4 (3.74%) MVC
7 4 (3.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.23%) SQL
2 8 (7.48%) C#
3 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.80%) C++
6 2 (1.87%) C
6 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.87%) VBScript
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.54%) MCITP
5 6 (5.61%) Degree
5 6 (5.61%) MCDBA
6 5 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.74%) CCNA
7 4 (3.74%) CCNP
7 4 (3.74%) MCSE
8 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) HNC
8 2 (1.87%) MCP
8 2 (1.87%) MCSD
9 1 (0.93%) CISSP
9 1 (0.93%) ISEB
9 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.93%) MCAD
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) MISRA
3 1 (0.93%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (25.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) XenApp
4 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.87%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.74%) Nessus
3 4 (3.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.93%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) Packer
5 1 (0.93%) Puppet
5 1 (0.93%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 18 (16.82%) Cisco
2 14 (13.08%) VMware
3 13 (12.15%) Oracle
4 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
4 6 (5.61%) Citrix
4 6 (5.61%) HP
4 6 (5.61%) RedGate
4 6 (5.61%) Symantec
5 4 (3.74%) Avaya
5 4 (3.74%) Blue Coat
5 4 (3.74%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.80%) F5
6 3 (2.80%) ScanSafe
6 3 (2.80%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.80%) Splunk
7 2 (1.87%) Dell
7 2 (1.87%) Juniper
7 2 (1.87%) Lumension
7 2 (1.87%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.87%) Sitecore
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