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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 75 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.37% 16.30% 9.74%
As % of the Vendors category 36.95% 34.88% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £200 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% -41.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.35 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £14.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
203 215 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.19% 46.74% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 134 90
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.63 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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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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 -1 47 £375 +36.36% 24
Bridgend +1 8 £450 +157.14% 3
Newport -14 6 £350 -17.64% 3
Torfaen - 4 £383 - 2
Monmouthshire - 3 £160 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 68 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 60 (32.61%) MS Office
3 55 (29.89%) Finance
4 52 (28.26%) SQL Server
5 49 (26.63%) Windows
6 38 (20.65%) SQL
6 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
7 36 (19.57%) Project Management
8 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
9 32 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (15.76%) Active Directory
12 28 (15.22%) .NET
12 28 (15.22%) VMware
13 27 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (14.67%) MS Project
14 26 (14.13%) CRM
14 26 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
15 24 (13.04%) Oracle
15 24 (13.04%) Citrix
16 23 (12.50%) Banking
16 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (11.41%) Lync
18 20 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
18 20 (10.87%) Office 365
18 20 (10.87%) SAN
19 19 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 17 (9.24%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
2 32 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (11.41%) Lync
5 11 (5.98%) IIS
6 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.80%) CMS
8 6 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (1.09%) SAS
12 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 60 (32.61%) MS Office
3 27 (14.67%) MS Project
4 14 (7.61%) MS Visio
4 14 (7.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.54%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.87%) Office 365
3 8 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.87%) SAN
2 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.07%) DNS
4 12 (6.52%) DHCP
5 11 (5.98%) VPN
6 7 (3.80%) Internet
7 6 (3.26%) LAN
8 5 (2.72%) WAN
9 3 (1.63%) Intranet
10 2 (1.09%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.09%) VoIP
11 1 (0.54%) WLAN
11 1 (0.54%) ADSL
11 1 (0.54%) MPLS
11 1 (0.54%) DSL
11 1 (0.54%) L2TP
11 1 (0.54%) Firewall
11 1 (0.54%) Wireless
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (8.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.72%) Star Schema
7 5 (2.72%) MySQL
7 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.17%) MS Access
9 3 (1.63%) OLAP
9 3 (1.63%) DataStage
9 3 (1.63%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.09%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.54%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.35%) TestDirector
3 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.09%) Subversion
4 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (29.89%) Finance
2 23 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Retail
3 5 (2.72%) Legal
3 5 (2.72%) Local Government
3 5 (2.72%) Advertising
4 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.63%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.63%) French Language
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (30.98%) Analyst
2 27 (14.67%) Business Analyst
3 24 (13.04%) Developer
4 22 (11.96%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Consultant
7 9 (4.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.80%) SQL DBA
9 7 (3.80%) Architect
9 7 (3.80%) DBA
9 7 (3.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Wintel Consultant
10 6 (3.26%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Server Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.22%) .NET
2 13 (7.07%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.26%) CSS
4 5 (2.72%) J2EE
4 5 (2.72%) XML
4 5 (2.72%) HTML
5 4 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.63%) XSLT
6 3 (1.63%) WCF
6 3 (1.63%) MDX
6 3 (1.63%) REST
7 2 (1.09%) Apache FOP
7 2 (1.09%) WPF
7 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.09%) XHTML
7 2 (1.09%) Java SE
7 2 (1.09%) NHibernate
7 2 (1.09%) XSD
7 2 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) GIS
1 13 (7.07%) AS400
2 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.72%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
5 2 (1.09%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.09%) Statistics
5 2 (1.09%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) iSeries
6 1 (0.54%) Open Source
6 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.54%) EPoS
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.63%) Windows
2 17 (9.24%) Windows 7
2 17 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.35%) UNIX
6 5 (2.72%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.54%) OS/400
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.57%) Project Management
2 26 (14.13%) CRM
3 17 (9.24%) ITIL
3 17 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 16 (8.70%) Migration
5 15 (8.15%) UML
6 14 (7.61%) Business Analysis
7 13 (7.07%) Workflow
8 11 (5.98%) Scrum
8 11 (5.98%) Change Control
9 10 (5.43%) OO
9 10 (5.43%) Data Modelling
9 10 (5.43%) Knowledge Management
10 9 (4.89%) Document Management
10 9 (4.89%) Validation
10 9 (4.89%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.89%) Data Protection
11 8 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.65%) SQL
2 15 (8.15%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.15%) C#
3 8 (4.35%) VBScript
4 5 (2.72%) VB
4 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.63%) Java
5 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) PHP
6 1 (0.54%) RPG
6 1 (0.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.61%) MCITP
5 12 (6.52%) CCA
6 9 (4.89%) MCSE
6 9 (4.89%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.35%) ISEB
7 8 (4.35%) Degree
8 7 (3.80%) MCTS
9 6 (3.26%) MCDBA
10 5 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.63%) MCP
12 3 (1.63%) MCSD
12 3 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (1.09%) IIBA
13 2 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (2.72%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) P3O
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (15.76%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.98%) vSphere
5 10 (5.43%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.80%) vCloud
7 5 (2.72%) UAG
7 5 (2.72%) MetaFrame
7 5 (2.72%) XenApp
7 5 (2.72%) XenServer
8 4 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.98%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (5.43%) SCCM
3 8 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.35%) Windows Intune
4 7 (3.80%) SCDPM
5 6 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.72%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.72%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.63%) WSUS
8 2 (1.09%) SCOM
8 2 (1.09%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (15.22%) VMware
2 24 (13.04%) Oracle
2 24 (13.04%) Citrix
3 14 (7.61%) Cognos
4 13 (7.07%) McAfee
5 12 (6.52%) Symantec
6 11 (5.98%) HP
7 8 (4.35%) Remedy
8 7 (3.80%) SAP
8 7 (3.80%) Cisco
9 6 (3.26%) Sophos
9 6 (3.26%) Sitecore
9 6 (3.26%) Red Gate
10 5 (2.72%) Casewise
11 4 (2.17%) Websense
11 4 (2.17%) IBM
12 3 (1.63%) Intel
13 2 (1.09%) Dell
13 2 (1.09%) EMC
13 2 (1.09%) Clearswift
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