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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 113 107 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.83% 18.23% 13.62%
As % of the Vendors category 54.85% 46.93% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 24
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£350 £340 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £151 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £16.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 - £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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
206 228 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 41.62% 38.84% 45.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 138 77
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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 +2 60 £325 - 17
Newport +11 40 £350 +7.69% 1
Gwent - 2 £401 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £450 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 £165 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 67 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 64 (31.84%) Windows
3 61 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (27.86%) .NET
5 55 (27.36%) MS Excel
6 50 (24.88%) SQL
6 50 (24.88%) Security Cleared
7 47 (23.38%) CRM
8 46 (22.89%) MS Office
8 46 (22.89%) SC Cleared
9 37 (18.41%) C#
9 37 (18.41%) Scrum
10 35 (17.41%) Dynamics CRM
11 32 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (13.43%) Finance
13 26 (12.94%) Active Directory
14 25 (12.44%) ETL
14 25 (12.44%) ITIL
14 25 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (12.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (11.44%) SharePoint
15 23 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (10.95%) Visual Studio
17 21 (10.45%) Oracle
17 21 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (9.95%) HTML
18 20 (9.95%) JavaScript
18 20 (9.95%) CSS
19 19 (9.45%) XML
19 19 (9.45%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (11.44%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.46%) Lync
3 13 (6.47%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.98%) IIS
5 9 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.99%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.49%) SAS
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.50%) CMS
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (27.36%) MS Excel
2 46 (22.89%) MS Office
3 11 (5.47%) MS Project
4 10 (4.98%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (17.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.99%) Sage CRM
3 2 (1.00%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.48%) Office 365
3 4 (1.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) LAN
2 5 (2.49%) Wireless
2 5 (2.49%) Firewall
2 5 (2.49%) WAN
3 4 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.99%) Internet
4 3 (1.49%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.49%) SAN
4 3 (1.49%) MPLS
4 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.49%) DNS
4 3 (1.49%) NAS
4 3 (1.49%) Network Security
5 2 (1.00%) HTTP
6 1 (0.50%) OSPF
6 1 (0.50%) BGP
6 1 (0.50%) RIP
6 1 (0.50%) DHCP
6 1 (0.50%) VoIP
6 1 (0.50%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (12.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (5.97%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.98%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.48%) MySQL
9 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (3.48%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (2.99%) MS Access
12 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.49%) FileMaker
12 3 (1.49%) DB2
13 2 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.98%) Selenium
4 9 (4.48%) JMeter
5 8 (3.98%) SpecFlow
5 8 (3.98%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.99%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.49%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.00%) JUnit
9 2 (1.00%) Subversion
9 2 (1.00%) NUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.50%) TestNG
10 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.50%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 27 (13.43%) Finance
2 11 (5.47%) Marketing
3 5 (2.49%) Back Office
3 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.49%) Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Front Office
6 2 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (31.34%) Analyst
2 56 (27.86%) Developer
3 15 (7.46%) SQL Developer
4 14 (6.97%) Senior Developer
5 13 (6.47%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.97%) CRM Analyst
6 12 (5.97%) CRM Developer
6 12 (5.97%) Software Developer
6 12 (5.97%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.47%) Tester
7 11 (5.47%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 10 (4.98%) CRM Business Analyst
9 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (3.98%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.98%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) DBA
10 7 (3.48%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.86%) .NET
2 20 (9.95%) HTML
2 20 (9.95%) CSS
3 19 (9.45%) XML
4 18 (8.96%) .NET Framework
5 17 (8.46%) WCF
5 17 (8.46%) Web Services
6 16 (7.96%) ASP.NET
7 13 (6.47%) Entity Framework
8 12 (5.97%) HTML5
9 9 (4.48%) LINQ
10 8 (3.98%) jQuery
11 6 (2.99%) Sass
11 6 (2.99%) WinForms
12 5 (2.49%) SOAP
12 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 4 (1.99%) Silverlight
14 3 (1.49%) WPF
15 2 (1.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) NHS
2 10 (4.98%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.48%) Clustering
4 7 (3.48%) AS400
4 7 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.49%) User Experience
7 4 (1.99%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.99%) Human Factors
7 4 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.99%) GIS
8 3 (1.49%) iSeries
9 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.00%) EPoS
9 2 (1.00%) CESG
10 1 (0.50%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.50%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.84%) Windows
2 15 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.47%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.98%) Windows XP
5 9 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.48%) Linux
7 6 (2.99%) UNIX
7 6 (2.99%) OS/400
8 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.49%) AIX
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.38%) CRM
3 37 (18.41%) Scrum
4 25 (12.44%) ETL
4 25 (12.44%) ITIL
5 19 (9.45%) Migration
6 18 (8.96%) Project Management
6 18 (8.96%) UML
7 17 (8.46%) Data Migration
8 16 (7.96%) TDD
9 15 (7.46%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.97%) BDD
10 12 (5.97%) Time Management
10 12 (5.97%) Test Scripting
11 11 (5.47%) Regression Testing
12 10 (4.98%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (4.98%) Service Management
13 9 (4.48%) MVC
13 9 (4.48%) Validation
13 9 (4.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.88%) SQL
2 37 (18.41%) C#
3 20 (9.95%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.97%) Java
5 10 (4.98%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.98%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.49%) VBA
8 4 (1.99%) C++
8 4 (1.99%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.49%) COBOL
9 3 (1.49%) RPG
9 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.50%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 50 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.47%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.98%) MCPD
5 10 (4.98%) MCTS
5 10 (4.98%) MCDBA
5 10 (4.98%) MCAD
5 10 (4.98%) MCSD
5 10 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.98%) ISEB
6 9 (4.48%) CCNA
6 9 (4.48%) MCITP
6 9 (4.48%) Degree
7 4 (1.99%) CCNP
7 4 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.49%) MCP
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.98%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.49%) GxP
4 1 (0.50%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.99%) XenApp
4 4 (1.99%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.50%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) SCCM
2 4 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.49%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (10.45%) Oracle
2 19 (9.45%) Cisco
2 19 (9.45%) VMware
3 14 (6.97%) Citrix
4 6 (2.99%) IBM
4 6 (2.99%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.49%) McAfee
5 5 (2.49%) HP
6 4 (1.99%) Casewise
6 4 (1.99%) Symantec
6 4 (1.99%) Juniper
6 4 (1.99%) Sage
6 4 (1.99%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.49%) SAP
7 3 (1.49%) Cognos
7 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.00%) F5
8 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.00%) Business Objects
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago