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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 76 84 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.75% 17.61% 11.59%
As % of the Vendors category 39.38% 40.58% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 24
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£325 £258 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.21% -16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £184 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.08 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.85% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £11.70 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £18.97 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
193 207 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.38% 43.40% 42.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 119 76
Average daily rate £331 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 4
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.57 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.94% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £13.51 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 0 61 £325 +26.21% 22
Newport -23 6 £350 +80.64% 8
Bridgend -1 2 £394 +87.50% 4
Caerphilly - - - - 3
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 59 (34.91%) MS Office
2 58 (34.32%) SQL Server
3 53 (31.36%) Finance
4 52 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 45 (26.63%) Windows
6 43 (25.44%) SQL
7 34 (20.12%) Project Management
7 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (18.34%) .NET
10 28 (16.57%) SharePoint
11 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
14 22 (13.02%) CRM
14 22 (13.02%) Oracle
14 22 (13.02%) MS Project
15 21 (12.43%) ITIL
16 20 (11.83%) Active Directory
16 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (11.83%) UML
17 18 (10.65%) Migration
17 18 (10.65%) AS400
18 17 (10.06%) Dynamics CRM
18 17 (10.06%) Office 365
19 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (9.47%) MCITP
19 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 28 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.88%) Lync
4 13 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (2.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.37%) CMS
6 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.78%) SAS
6 3 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.78%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.18%) Confluence
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.18%) FileNet
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 59 (34.91%) MS Office
2 52 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 22 (13.02%) MS Project
4 15 (8.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (8.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (10.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.59%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.06%) Office 365
3 4 (2.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) SAN
2 13 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.92%) VPN
3 10 (5.92%) DNS
3 10 (5.92%) DHCP
4 8 (4.73%) Internet
5 5 (2.96%) WAN
5 5 (2.96%) LAN
6 4 (2.37%) Firewall
7 2 (1.18%) MPLS
7 2 (1.18%) DSL
7 2 (1.18%) VoIP
8 1 (0.59%) Intranet
8 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.32%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (6.51%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.73%) MS Access
9 5 (2.96%) MySQL
10 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.78%) Star Schema
12 2 (1.18%) DTS
12 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 1 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
13 1 (0.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.73%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.55%) TestDirector
4 5 (2.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (2.37%) Subversion
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.18%) Hudson
7 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.18%) Maven
7 2 (1.18%) JIRA
7 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (31.36%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Banking
3 5 (2.96%) Retail
3 5 (2.96%) Legal
3 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Local Government
5 2 (1.18%) French Language
5 2 (1.18%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (36.69%) Analyst
2 29 (17.16%) Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 21 (12.43%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.33%) Architect
5 9 (5.33%) Test Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Data Analyst
5 9 (5.33%) Server Engineer
6 8 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (4.14%) SQL DBA
7 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.14%) DBA
8 6 (3.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (2.96%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (2.96%) Consultant
9 5 (2.96%) Administrator
9 5 (2.96%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.37%) SQL Developer
10 4 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.34%) .NET
2 14 (8.28%) XML
3 12 (7.10%) Web Services
4 11 (6.51%) SOAP
4 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.92%) REST
6 9 (5.33%) HTML
7 8 (4.73%) CSS
7 8 (4.73%) J2EE
8 6 (3.55%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.37%) WCF
9 4 (2.37%) jQuery
10 3 (1.78%) HTML5
10 3 (1.78%) CSS3
10 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.78%) XSLT
10 3 (1.78%) Ajax
11 2 (1.18%) Spring
11 2 (1.18%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.65%) AS400
2 13 (7.69%) GIS
3 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.73%) NHS
5 6 (3.55%) Open Source
6 4 (2.37%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.37%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.78%) User Experience
7 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.18%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.18%) Replication
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.59%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.59%) Statistics
9 1 (0.59%) EPoS
9 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.63%) Windows
2 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.55%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.37%) UNIX
6 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.59%) Linux
7 1 (0.59%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.12%) Project Management
1 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.02%) CRM
3 21 (12.43%) ITIL
4 20 (11.83%) UML
5 18 (10.65%) Migration
6 15 (8.88%) Workflow
6 15 (8.88%) Business Analysis
7 14 (8.28%) Scrum
7 14 (8.28%) PRINCE2
8 13 (7.69%) Test Planning
9 11 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.92%) Data Modelling
10 10 (5.92%) OO
10 10 (5.92%) TDD
10 10 (5.92%) Data Migration
10 10 (5.92%) Data Protection
10 10 (5.92%) Change Control
11 9 (5.33%) Validation
12 8 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.44%) SQL
2 16 (9.47%) C#
3 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.14%) VB
4 7 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.55%) Java
5 6 (3.55%) VBScript
6 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) VBA
8 1 (0.59%) X++
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (9.47%) MCITP
4 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.69%) CCA
6 12 (7.10%) ISEB
7 11 (6.51%) MCSE
8 8 (4.73%) MCTS
9 7 (4.14%) Degree
10 6 (3.55%) MCDBA
11 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.78%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (1.78%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.18%) IIBA
13 2 (1.18%) MCP
13 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.18%) MAPM
13 2 (1.18%) PMP
13 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.78%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.55%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.37%) vSphere
5 3 (1.78%) MetaFrame
5 3 (1.78%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.18%) UAG
6 2 (1.18%) vCloud
6 2 (1.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.59%) XenServer
7 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (5.33%) Windows Intune
3 8 (4.73%) SCDPM
3 8 (4.73%) SCCM
4 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.18%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (13.02%) Oracle
2 16 (9.47%) VMware
3 11 (6.51%) Citrix
4 10 (5.92%) McAfee
5 9 (5.33%) Cognos
5 9 (5.33%) HP
6 6 (3.55%) Red Gate
7 5 (2.96%) Casewise
8 4 (2.37%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.37%) SAP
9 3 (1.78%) IBM
10 2 (1.18%) Dell
10 2 (1.18%) Intel
10 2 (1.18%) Cisco
10 2 (1.18%) Sophos
10 2 (1.18%) Websense
10 2 (1.18%) ESRI
10 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.18%) Symantec
10 2 (1.18%) ProCurve
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