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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wales / South Wales
Rank 11 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 85 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.83% 16.44% 17.03%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 37.61% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 54
Median daily rate £200 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £405 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £12.25 £23.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.42% +75.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.15 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £28.75 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.90 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +6.00%

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
209 226 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 43.36% 43.71% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 157 170
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 10
Median hourly rate £12.25 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £18.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £26.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 35 £200 -35.48% 14
Newport -13 8 £288 -24.34% 4
Caerphilly +1 4 £150 - 1
Bridgend -2 4 £150 -62.50% 1
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 - -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 (42.24%) Windows
2 37 (31.90%) MS Excel
3 31 (26.72%) SQL
3 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
3 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
4 24 (20.69%) MS Office
5 23 (19.83%) Cisco
5 23 (19.83%) Windows Server
6 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (15.52%) Firewall
8 17 (14.66%) VMware
8 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
9 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 15 (12.93%) Management Information System
10 15 (12.93%) Windows 7
11 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (12.07%) ITIL
11 14 (12.07%) .NET
12 13 (11.21%) Oracle
12 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
12 13 (11.21%) PRINCE2
12 13 (11.21%) Finance
12 13 (11.21%) Scrum
12 13 (11.21%) SC Cleared
13 12 (10.34%) Relational Database
13 12 (10.34%) Advertising
13 12 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (10.34%) 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 16 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.72%) CMS
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 2 (1.72%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (31.90%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.69%) MS Office
3 6 (5.17%) MS Project
4 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.86%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) Firewall
2 10 (8.62%) LAN
3 8 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (6.03%) DHCP
4 7 (6.03%) DNS
4 7 (6.03%) SAN
4 7 (6.03%) WAN
5 5 (4.31%) VPN
6 4 (3.45%) Internet
6 4 (3.45%) Intranet
7 3 (2.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.59%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.59%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.59%) WLAN
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.72%) NAS
8 2 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.17%) MySQL
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.45%) WebFOCUS
6 3 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.90%) MSTest
3 7 (6.03%) MSBuild
3 7 (6.03%) NUnit
3 7 (6.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.86%) JIRA
5 1 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 12 (10.34%) Advertising
3 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.86%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Developer
2 16 (13.79%) Analyst
3 10 (8.62%) .NET Developer
4 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.17%) DBA
6 5 (4.31%) Product Specialist
6 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.31%) SQL DBA
6 5 (4.31%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (3.45%) IT Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) IT Technician
7 4 (3.45%) Project Officer
7 4 (3.45%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (3.45%) SQL Developer
7 4 (3.45%) Support Officer
7 4 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) .NET
2 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (6.90%) XML
4 7 (6.03%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.03%) Entity Framework
4 7 (6.03%) jQuery
4 7 (6.03%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (3.45%) XML Schema
5 4 (3.45%) XSD
6 3 (2.59%) HTML
6 3 (2.59%) WCF
7 2 (1.72%) Ajax
7 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.72%) CSS
7 2 (1.72%) LINQ
7 2 (1.72%) WPF
8 1 (0.86%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.86%) HTML5
8 1 (0.86%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.34%) NHS
3 9 (7.76%) Informatics
4 7 (6.03%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.45%) Clustering
6 4 (3.45%) iPhone
7 3 (2.59%) PKI
8 2 (1.72%) CESG
8 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.72%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.72%) iPad
8 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.86%) LIMS
9 1 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.24%) Windows
2 23 (19.83%) Windows Server
3 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.93%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.86%) AIX
9 1 (0.86%) Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Unix
9 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (12.07%) ITIL
2 13 (11.21%) PRINCE2
2 13 (11.21%) Scrum
3 11 (9.48%) Change Control
3 11 (9.48%) MVC
4 9 (7.76%) ETL
5 8 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 8 (6.90%) Information Management
5 8 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 8 (6.90%) Project Management
5 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 7 (6.03%) Coaching
6 7 (6.03%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.03%) OOP
7 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.17%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.72%) SQL
2 8 (6.90%) C#
3 6 (5.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.17%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.31%) C++
5 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.72%) C
6 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (0.86%) VB
7 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.76%) CCNA
6 8 (6.90%) MCITP
7 6 (5.17%) Degree
7 6 (5.17%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.59%) CCNP
8 3 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.59%) MCSE
9 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.72%) HNC
9 2 (1.72%) MCP
9 2 (1.72%) MCSD
10 1 (0.86%) CISSP
10 1 (0.86%) ISEB
10 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.86%) MCAD
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) MISRA
3 1 (0.86%) MISRA C
System Software
1 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.45%) XenApp
5 3 (2.59%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.72%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.86%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.86%) vSphere
7 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Backup Exec
1 5 (4.31%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (3.45%) Nessus
2 4 (3.45%) SCCM
3 3 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (2.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.86%) Ansible
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.86%) Packer
5 1 (0.86%) Puppet
5 1 (0.86%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.86%) SCOM
5 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.86%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Cisco
2 17 (14.66%) VMware
3 13 (11.21%) Oracle
4 9 (7.76%) HP
5 6 (5.17%) Citrix
5 6 (5.17%) RedGate
6 5 (4.31%) Symantec
7 4 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.45%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.59%) Avaya
8 3 (2.59%) F5
8 3 (2.59%) ScanSafe
8 3 (2.59%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.59%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.59%) Splunk
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) Lumension
9 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.72%) Riverbed
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