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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 80 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.35% 12.21% 13.41%
As % of the Vendors category 30.29% 27.59% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 53 38
Median daily rate £340 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £385 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.43 £21.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.83% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £13.30 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £21.00 £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
175 290 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.18% 44.27% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 202 148
Median daily rate £363 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.78 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +3 31 £340 +4.61% 6
Newport -7 6 £200 -45.57% 3
Bridgend +3 5 £563 +125.00%
Neath Port Talbot - 5 £200 - 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 57 (43.51%) Windows
2 44 (33.59%) SQL
2 44 (33.59%) SQL Server
3 34 (25.95%) MS Excel
3 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
3 34 (25.95%) Windows Server
4 26 (19.85%) Migration
5 24 (18.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (16.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (16.03%) .NET
8 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
9 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
10 18 (13.74%) MS Office
11 17 (12.98%) TCP/IP
11 17 (12.98%) DNS
12 15 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (11.45%) VMware
12 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
12 15 (11.45%) Data Migration
13 14 (10.69%) Office 365
13 14 (10.69%) Finance
14 13 (9.92%) Firewall
14 13 (9.92%) ITIL
14 13 (9.92%) C#
14 13 (9.92%) Linux
14 13 (9.92%) DHCP
14 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (9.16%) MS Exchange

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 (9.16%) IIS
1 12 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.58%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.82%) IBM Domino
6 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.29%) Apache
7 3 (2.29%) Apache Solr
7 3 (2.29%) CMS
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.29%) Jetty
7 3 (2.29%) Mongrel
7 3 (2.29%) nginx
7 3 (2.29%) SAS
7 3 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.53%) FileNet
Applications
1 34 (25.95%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Office 365
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.29%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.29%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.29%) Route 53
3 3 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) DNS
1 17 (12.98%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.92%) DHCP
2 13 (9.92%) Firewall
3 7 (5.34%) VPN
4 6 (4.58%) FTP
5 5 (3.82%) SAN
5 5 (3.82%) SMTP
5 5 (3.82%) VoIP
5 5 (3.82%) WAN
6 4 (3.05%) LAN
7 3 (2.29%) HTTP
7 3 (2.29%) Intranet
7 3 (2.29%) IPsec
7 3 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.29%) Skype
7 3 (2.29%) SSL
7 3 (2.29%) Wireless
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (33.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (18.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (16.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (6.87%) Biml
7 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.05%) MS Access
9 3 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.29%) GIS
9 3 (2.29%) MySQL
9 3 (2.29%) Power BI
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.29%) WebFOCUS
10 2 (1.53%) OLAP
10 2 (1.53%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.58%) Subversion
3 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.29%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.53%) Ant
6 2 (1.53%) Hudson
6 2 (1.53%) JIRA
6 2 (1.53%) Maven
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.76%) JMeter
7 1 (0.76%) MSTest
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Advertising
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Local Government
3 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.76%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (22.14%) Developer
2 27 (20.61%) Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.63%) Data Analyst
4 10 (7.63%) Desktop Support
5 9 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.11%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.11%) Administrator
7 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Data Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Data Migration Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Migration Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Rollout Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (4.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.03%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (4.58%) SOAP
2 6 (4.58%) XML
3 5 (3.82%) J2EE
3 5 (3.82%) Middleware
4 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.05%) HTML
4 4 (3.05%) REST
4 4 (3.05%) WCF
5 3 (2.29%) Kafka
5 3 (2.29%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.29%) LAMP
5 3 (2.29%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (2.29%) Lucene
5 3 (2.29%) Servlets
6 2 (1.53%) JSF
6 2 (1.53%) Spring
6 2 (1.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.29%) Clustering
2 3 (2.29%) Digital Media
2 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.53%) iPad
3 2 (1.53%) Replication
4 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.51%) Windows
2 34 (25.95%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.92%) Linux
6 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.11%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) Migration
2 23 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (11.45%) Data Migration
4 13 (9.92%) ITIL
5 10 (7.63%) Data Mapping
6 9 (6.87%) Scrum
7 8 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.11%) OO
7 8 (6.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.11%) TDD
7 8 (6.11%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.34%) MVC
8 7 (5.34%) Open Source
9 6 (4.58%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.82%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.82%) CRM
10 5 (3.82%) Human Factors
10 5 (3.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) SQL
2 13 (9.92%) C#
3 11 (8.40%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.87%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.11%) Java
6 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.82%) C++
8 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.05%) VBScript
9 3 (2.29%) Perl
9 3 (2.29%) PHP
9 3 (2.29%) Python
9 3 (2.29%) VB
9 3 (2.29%) VBA
10 2 (1.53%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.58%) MCSE
5 5 (3.82%) CCNA
5 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.53%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.53%) Degree
7 2 (1.53%) ISEB
7 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.53%) MCITP
7 2 (1.53%) MCP
7 2 (1.53%) MCSD
7 2 (1.53%) MCTS
8 1 (0.76%) CCNP
8 1 (0.76%) MCAD
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.76%) QA
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
1 1 (0.76%) TickIT
System Software
1 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.29%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Xen
5 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.53%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.76%) NFS
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) SCCM
2 4 (3.05%) SCOM
3 3 (2.29%) Ansible
3 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.29%) Fluentd
3 3 (2.29%) Marathon
3 3 (2.29%) Mesos
3 3 (2.29%) Piwik
3 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 3 (2.29%) Terraform
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (11.45%) VMware
2 11 (8.40%) Cisco
3 10 (7.63%) Oracle
4 6 (4.58%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.58%) Citrix
4 6 (4.58%) Lotus
5 3 (2.29%) Google
5 3 (2.29%) HP
5 3 (2.29%) Juniper
5 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.29%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.53%) Adobe
6 2 (1.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.53%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.53%) ILOG
6 2 (1.53%) NetApp
6 2 (1.53%) SAP
6 2 (1.53%) Splunk
6 2 (1.53%) Symantec
7 1 (0.76%) arcserve
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