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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 88 75 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.46% 13.35% 16.23%
As % of the Vendors category 29.24% 36.95% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 51
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +7.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
301 203 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 46.02% 36.12% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 132 133
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.15 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 66 £325 -13.33% 17
Newport +5 12 £380 +8.57% 1
Bridgend -5 3 £250 -44.44% 3
Glamorgan - 1 £388 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 77 (40.53%) SQL Server
2 73 (38.42%) Windows
3 64 (33.68%) SQL
4 63 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (27.37%) .NET
6 48 (25.26%) MS Excel
7 46 (24.21%) Security Cleared
8 45 (23.68%) Scrum
9 41 (21.58%) SC Cleared
10 37 (19.47%) C#
11 34 (17.89%) MS Office
12 31 (16.32%) HTML
13 30 (15.79%) ITIL
14 29 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (14.74%) Java
16 27 (14.21%) CSS
17 26 (13.68%) XML
18 25 (13.16%) Web Services
18 25 (13.16%) Active Directory
19 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
20 23 (12.11%) T-SQL
21 22 (11.58%) Migration
22 21 (11.05%) TDD
22 21 (11.05%) Oracle
22 21 (11.05%) Selenium
23 20 (10.53%) JavaScript
23 20 (10.53%) Project Management
23 20 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 20 (10.53%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.79%) Confluence
4 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.68%) IIS
6 5 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.11%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.58%) Apache
8 3 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.58%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.58%) Lync
8 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.58%) Jetty
8 3 (1.58%) nginx
9 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.53%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 48 (25.26%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.89%) MS Office
3 8 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.11%) MS Project
5 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.32%) Office 365
2 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) SAN
2 7 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.63%) HTTP
3 5 (2.63%) Internet
3 5 (2.63%) Firewall
4 4 (2.11%) SMTP
5 3 (1.58%) VoIP
5 3 (1.58%) Wireless
5 3 (1.58%) Network Security
5 3 (1.58%) SSL
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.05%) NAS
6 2 (1.05%) DHCP
6 2 (1.05%) DNS
7 1 (0.53%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) FTP
7 1 (0.53%) LAN
7 1 (0.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (40.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (12.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.79%) MongoDB
6 11 (5.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (5.79%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.26%) RDBMS
7 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.74%) MySQL
9 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (3.68%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Selenium
2 13 (6.84%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.32%) Hudson
3 12 (6.32%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.79%) Spock
4 11 (5.79%) Geb
4 11 (5.79%) Subversion
4 11 (5.79%) Maven
4 11 (5.79%) JIRA
5 9 (4.74%) JMeter
6 8 (4.21%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.21%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (2.11%) AdminStudio
9 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.11%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.58%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Back Office
3 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (37.89%) Developer
2 31 (16.32%) Analyst
3 21 (11.05%) SQL Developer
4 15 (7.89%) Architect
4 15 (7.89%) Tester
5 14 (7.37%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.32%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.79%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.21%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.68%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 7 (3.68%) CRM Developer
10 7 (3.68%) Senior SQL Developer
10 7 (3.68%) PMO Lead
11 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (3.16%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.37%) .NET
2 31 (16.32%) HTML
3 27 (14.21%) CSS
4 26 (13.68%) XML
5 25 (13.16%) Web Services
6 17 (8.95%) SOAP
7 16 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 15 (7.89%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.84%) WCF
10 12 (6.32%) J2EE
10 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET
11 11 (5.79%) XSLT
11 11 (5.79%) Hibernate
11 11 (5.79%) Spring
11 11 (5.79%) JSF
11 11 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (5.79%) HTML5
12 9 (4.74%) LINQ
13 8 (4.21%) Entity Framework
14 6 (3.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) NHS
2 10 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 10 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.16%) AS400
5 6 (3.16%) GIS
6 5 (2.63%) User Experience
7 4 (2.11%) CCTV
7 4 (2.11%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.58%) Human Factors
8 3 (1.58%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.05%) iSeries
9 2 (1.05%) EPoS
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.05%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.05%) Clustering
10 1 (0.53%) CESG
10 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.42%) Windows
2 24 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 10 (5.26%) Linux
5 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.16%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.63%) AIX
8 4 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.05%) UNIX
9 2 (1.05%) OS/400
10 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.68%) Scrum
3 30 (15.79%) ITIL
4 22 (11.58%) Migration
5 21 (11.05%) TDD
6 20 (10.53%) Project Management
7 17 (8.95%) ETL
8 16 (8.42%) OO
9 15 (7.89%) Configuration Management
9 15 (7.89%) DevOps
10 14 (7.37%) SDLC
10 14 (7.37%) UML
10 14 (7.37%) Test Scripting
11 13 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.84%) Open Source
11 13 (6.84%) Release Management
11 13 (6.84%) CRM
11 13 (6.84%) Change Control
12 12 (6.32%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.79%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.68%) SQL
2 37 (19.47%) C#
3 28 (14.74%) Java
4 23 (12.11%) T-SQL
5 20 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.11%) VB6
8 4 (2.11%) VBA
8 4 (2.11%) VB
9 3 (1.58%) C++
10 2 (1.05%) COBOL
10 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.05%) RPG
11 1 (0.53%) Jython
Qualifications
1 46 (24.21%) Security Cleared
2 41 (21.58%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.84%) CCNA
4 13 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.32%) ISEB
6 10 (5.26%) MCDBA
6 10 (5.26%) MCITP
6 10 (5.26%) Degree
7 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.63%) PMP
9 5 (2.63%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.63%) CCNP
9 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (2.11%) MCSE
11 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.05%) MCDST
12 1 (0.53%) MCTS
12 1 (0.53%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 25 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.11%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.58%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.05%) Xen
7 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) SCCM
2 4 (2.11%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (2.11%) Windows Intune
2 4 (2.11%) SCSM
3 3 (1.58%) Puppet
4 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (11.05%) Oracle
2 19 (10.00%) VMware
3 15 (7.89%) Cisco
4 14 (7.37%) HP
5 13 (6.84%) Citrix
6 11 (5.79%) Twitter
7 8 (4.21%) Dell
8 6 (3.16%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.11%) Teradata
9 4 (2.11%) Clearswift
9 4 (2.11%) Lotus
10 3 (1.58%) ESRI
10 3 (1.58%) OpenText
10 3 (1.58%) IBM
11 2 (1.05%) Cognos
11 2 (1.05%) Juniper
11 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.05%) AppSense
12 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.53%) Blue Coat
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