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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 135 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.61% 19.23% 12.61%
As % of the Vendors category 22.82% 41.80% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 101 43
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -67.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
206 323 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 37.73% 46.01% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 238 129
Median daily rate £400 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.93 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.39% -0.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £10.75 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £21.00 £89.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -11 23 £308 -3.90% 19
Newport -7 8 £250 -33.33% 4
Neath Port Talbot - 6 £200 - 2
Bridgend -2 4 £326 +30.50% 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 - -
Glamorgan +2 1 £370 -4.51%
Monmouthshire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (43.80%) Windows
2 38 (31.40%) SQL Server
3 35 (28.93%) SQL
4 34 (28.10%) MS Excel
5 30 (24.79%) Active Directory
6 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
7 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (16.53%) .NET
10 18 (14.88%) VMware
10 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
10 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (13.22%) DNS
12 15 (12.40%) MS Office
12 15 (12.40%) DHCP
12 15 (12.40%) Migration
12 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
13 14 (11.57%) Finance
13 14 (11.57%) Firewall
14 13 (10.74%) Scrum
14 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (10.74%) ITIL
14 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
14 13 (10.74%) Cisco
15 12 (9.92%) C#
15 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
15 12 (9.92%) Data Migration
15 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (9.92%) SCCM

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 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.44%) IIS
3 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.96%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.48%) Apache
5 3 (2.48%) CMS
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.48%) Jetty
5 3 (2.48%) Mongrel
5 3 (2.48%) nginx
5 3 (2.48%) SAS
5 3 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.65%) Confluence
6 2 (1.65%) FileNet
6 2 (1.65%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 34 (28.10%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.40%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Office 365
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.48%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.48%) Route 53
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) DNS
2 15 (12.40%) DHCP
3 14 (11.57%) Firewall
4 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.79%) LAN
5 7 (5.79%) WAN
6 6 (4.96%) FTP
7 5 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.13%) SAN
7 5 (4.13%) VPN
8 4 (3.31%) Intranet
9 3 (2.48%) HTTP
9 3 (2.48%) IPsec
9 3 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.48%) Skype
9 3 (2.48%) SSL
9 3 (2.48%) VoIP
10 2 (1.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) Wireless
11 1 (0.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (10.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.44%) Biml
6 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.31%) MS Access
7 4 (3.31%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.48%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.48%) GIS
8 3 (2.48%) MySQL
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.65%) Power BI
9 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.13%) Subversion
3 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.48%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.65%) Ant
5 2 (1.65%) Hudson
5 2 (1.65%) JIRA
5 2 (1.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.83%) JMeter
6 1 (0.83%) MSTest
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Advertising
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (20.66%) Developer
2 23 (19.01%) Analyst
3 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.44%) Data Analyst
4 9 (7.44%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.61%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.61%) Rollout Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Data Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Data Migration Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Migration Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) IT Support
7 6 (4.96%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (4.96%) SOAP
2 6 (4.96%) XML
3 5 (4.13%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) J2EE
3 5 (4.13%) Middleware
4 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.31%) REST
4 4 (3.31%) WCF
5 3 (2.48%) Kafka
5 3 (2.48%) LAMP
5 3 (2.48%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (2.48%) Servlets
6 2 (1.65%) jQuery
6 2 (1.65%) JSF
6 2 (1.65%) Lucene
6 2 (1.65%) Spring
6 2 (1.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) Clustering
2 5 (4.13%) Informatics
2 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.48%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.48%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.65%) iPad
4 2 (1.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (43.80%) Windows
2 29 (23.97%) Windows Server
3 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.26%) Linux
6 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.79%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.48%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.83%) Android
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.40%) Migration
3 13 (10.74%) ITIL
3 13 (10.74%) Scrum
4 12 (9.92%) Data Migration
5 10 (8.26%) Data Mapping
6 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.61%) MVC
7 8 (6.61%) TDD
8 7 (5.79%) Open Source
9 6 (4.96%) Change Control
9 6 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.96%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.13%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.13%) Project Management
10 5 (4.13%) Service Management
10 5 (4.13%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) SQL
2 12 (9.92%) C#
3 9 (7.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.61%) Java
5 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) C++
7 3 (2.48%) Perl
7 3 (2.48%) PHP
7 3 (2.48%) Python
7 3 (2.48%) VB
8 2 (1.65%) C
8 2 (1.65%) VBA
8 2 (1.65%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.79%) MCSE
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
6 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.48%) CCNP
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.48%) MCITP
7 2 (1.65%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.65%) ISEB
7 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.65%) MCP
7 2 (1.65%) MCSD
7 2 (1.65%) MCTS
8 1 (0.83%) HNC
8 1 (0.83%) MCAD
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (24.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.31%) ProxySG
4 4 (3.31%) XenApp
5 3 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.48%) vSphere
5 3 (2.48%) Xen
6 2 (1.65%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (9.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) SCOM
3 3 (2.48%) Ansible
3 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.48%) Fluentd
3 3 (2.48%) Marathon
3 3 (2.48%) Mesos
3 3 (2.48%) Piwik
3 3 (2.48%) Puppet
3 3 (2.48%) Terraform
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.83%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (14.88%) VMware
2 13 (10.74%) Cisco
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle
4 7 (5.79%) CheckPoint
4 7 (5.79%) Citrix
5 5 (4.13%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.31%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.48%) Google
7 3 (2.48%) HP
7 3 (2.48%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.48%) Juniper
7 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.48%) Splunk
7 3 (2.48%) Symantec
8 2 (1.65%) Adobe
8 2 (1.65%) Dell
8 2 (1.65%) ILOG
8 2 (1.65%) Lumension
8 2 (1.65%) NetApp
8 2 (1.65%) SAP
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