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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.15% 12.01% 14.80%
As % of the Vendors category 28.64% 30.54% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 54
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £388 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £12.43 £12.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.95 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
213 239 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.43% 39.31% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 168 165
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 -1 43 £313 -3.84% 12
Newport -2 6 £273 -23.23% 1
Bridgend - 3 £563 - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £350 - 2
Monmouthshire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (35.81%) SQL Server
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 49 (33.11%) SQL
3 43 (29.05%) Active Directory
4 38 (25.68%) MS Excel
5 37 (25.00%) .NET
6 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
7 29 (19.59%) Migration
8 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (18.92%) C#
9 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
10 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
12 22 (14.86%) OO
13 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (12.84%) MVC
15 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
15 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
16 16 (10.81%) Office 365
16 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
17 15 (10.14%) MS Office
17 15 (10.14%) Linux
17 15 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (10.14%) Data Migration
17 15 (10.14%) .NET Framework
18 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
18 14 (9.46%) OOP
18 14 (9.46%) Oracle

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 11 (7.43%) IIS
2 9 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (4.73%) SAS
3 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.05%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.38%) IBM Domino
6 4 (2.70%) CMS
6 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.03%) Apache
7 3 (2.03%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.03%) Jetty
7 3 (2.03%) nginx
7 3 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.35%) Confluence
8 2 (1.35%) FileNet
8 2 (1.35%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 38 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.14%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) Office 365
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.03%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.03%) Route 53
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.46%) DNS
3 12 (8.11%) LDAP
4 10 (6.76%) DHCP
4 10 (6.76%) Firewall
5 6 (4.05%) FTP
6 5 (3.38%) SMTP
6 5 (3.38%) VoIP
6 5 (3.38%) VPN
7 3 (2.03%) HTTP
7 3 (2.03%) IPsec
7 3 (2.03%) SAN
7 3 (2.03%) Skype
7 3 (2.03%) SSL
7 3 (2.03%) WAN
7 3 (2.03%) Wireless
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.35%) Internet
8 2 (1.35%) LAN
8 2 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (35.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (6.08%) Biml
6 9 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.70%) MS Access
9 3 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.03%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.03%) GIS
9 3 (2.03%) MySQL
9 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.03%) Power BI
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.35%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Subversion
2 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.05%) JIRA
4 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.70%) QAComplete
5 3 (2.03%) Travis CI
5 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.35%) Ant
6 2 (1.35%) Hudson
6 2 (1.35%) Maven
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.68%) JMeter
7 1 (0.68%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.68%) Selenium
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Back Office
3 3 (2.03%) Advertising
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 42 (28.38%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) Analyst
3 18 (12.16%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.41%) Administrator
7 8 (5.41%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Data Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Rollout Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.00%) .NET
2 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.14%) .NET Framework
3 15 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (8.11%) Entity Framework
5 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (4.73%) SOAP
6 6 (4.05%) XML
7 5 (3.38%) J2EE
7 5 (3.38%) Middleware
8 4 (2.70%) HTML
8 4 (2.70%) REST
8 4 (2.70%) WCF
9 3 (2.03%) Kafka
9 3 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.03%) LAMP
9 3 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (2.03%) Lucene
9 3 (2.03%) Servlets
10 2 (1.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) NHS
3 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.03%) Clustering
4 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.35%) iPad
5 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 33 (22.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.14%) Linux
6 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.05%) Unix
7 6 (4.05%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) Migration
2 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.54%) Unit Testing
4 22 (14.86%) OO
5 19 (12.84%) MVC
6 16 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (10.14%) Data Migration
8 14 (9.46%) ITIL
8 14 (9.46%) OOP
9 11 (7.43%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.76%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.76%) Data Mapping
11 8 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.41%) CRM
11 8 (5.41%) Scrum
11 8 (5.41%) TDD
12 7 (4.73%) Open Source
12 7 (4.73%) UML
13 6 (4.05%) Data Modelling
14 5 (3.38%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (33.11%) SQL
2 28 (18.92%) C#
3 12 (8.11%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.41%) Java
6 7 (4.73%) C++
6 7 (4.73%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 3 (2.03%) PHP
7 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.03%) Python
7 3 (2.03%) VBA
7 3 (2.03%) VBScript
8 2 (1.35%) C
8 2 (1.35%) VB
8 2 (1.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.05%) MCSE
5 5 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.38%) CCNA
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) MCITP
6 2 (1.35%) MCTS
7 1 (0.68%) CCNP
7 1 (0.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (29.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.03%) Xen
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.35%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) SCCM
2 4 (2.70%) SCOM
3 3 (2.03%) Ansible
3 3 (2.03%) Fluentd
3 3 (2.03%) Marathon
3 3 (2.03%) Mesos
3 3 (2.03%) Piwik
3 3 (2.03%) Puppet
3 3 (2.03%) Terraform
4 2 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Oracle
2 13 (8.78%) VMware
3 10 (6.76%) Cisco
4 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.05%) Lotus
5 5 (3.38%) Citrix
6 4 (2.70%) Informatica
6 4 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.70%) Teradata
7 3 (2.03%) Google
7 3 (2.03%) Juniper
7 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.03%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe
8 2 (1.35%) Clearswift
8 2 (1.35%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) ILOG
8 2 (1.35%) NetApp
8 2 (1.35%) Splunk
8 2 (1.35%) Symantec
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