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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.68% 19.47% 13.65%
As % of the Vendors category 37.26% 45.00% 28.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £149 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £405 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
212 180 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 39.41% 43.27% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 98 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.97 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% +18.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £14.16 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £19.10 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 48 £300 -20.00% 37
Newport -13 6 £444 +102.85% 7
Bridgend -3 5 £413 -
Monmouthshire - 1 - - 2
Torfaen - - - - 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 47 (29.94%) SQL
3 46 (29.30%) MS Excel
4 45 (28.66%) MS Office
5 41 (26.11%) Windows
6 39 (24.84%) Finance
7 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (19.75%) .NET
9 29 (18.47%) CRM
10 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (15.92%) SharePoint
12 23 (14.65%) ITIL
13 22 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 20 (12.74%) Project Management
16 19 (12.10%) XML
16 19 (12.10%) Migration
16 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
17 18 (11.46%) Dynamics CRM
17 18 (11.46%) Scrum
17 18 (11.46%) Active Directory
18 17 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (10.83%) Windows 7
19 16 (10.19%) Lync
19 16 (10.19%) Oracle
19 16 (10.19%) HTML
20 15 (9.55%) C#
20 15 (9.55%) IIS
20 15 (9.55%) ASP.NET
20 15 (9.55%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (15.92%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.19%) Lync
3 15 (9.55%) IIS
4 14 (8.92%) MS Exchange
5 12 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.55%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.91%) CMS
8 2 (1.27%) SAS
8 2 (1.27%) FileNet
8 2 (1.27%) Confluence
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 46 (29.30%) MS Excel
2 45 (28.66%) MS Office
3 14 (8.92%) MS Project
4 10 (6.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (4.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (11.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.28%) Office 365
3 6 (3.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) LAN
1 9 (5.73%) TCP/IP
1 9 (5.73%) DNS
1 9 (5.73%) SAN
2 8 (5.10%) WAN
2 8 (5.10%) DHCP
3 7 (4.46%) VPN
4 6 (3.82%) Internet
4 6 (3.82%) Firewall
5 5 (3.18%) MPLS
6 4 (2.55%) Wireless
6 4 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.91%) Network Security
7 3 (1.91%) NAS
7 3 (1.91%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) DSL
9 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (37.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.01%) MS Access
7 10 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.27%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.27%) MySQL
9 2 (1.27%) OLAP
9 2 (1.27%) DTS
9 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.27%) QlikView
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.55%) Subversion
5 3 (1.91%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 2 (1.27%) NUnit
6 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.27%) Hudson
6 2 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.27%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.64%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 39 (24.84%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.46%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) French Language
5 2 (1.27%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (35.67%) Analyst
2 33 (21.02%) Developer
3 12 (7.64%) Architect
3 12 (7.64%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.37%) Data Analyst
5 8 (5.10%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.46%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.46%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.46%) Consultant
6 7 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.46%) Server Engineer
6 7 (4.46%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (3.82%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (3.18%) MI Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.55%) Coordinator
9 4 (2.55%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.55%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.75%) .NET
2 19 (12.10%) XML
3 16 (10.19%) HTML
4 15 (9.55%) ASP.NET
4 15 (9.55%) CSS
4 15 (9.55%) Web Services
5 12 (7.64%) REST
5 12 (7.64%) SOAP
6 9 (5.73%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (5.10%) WCF
8 7 (4.46%) jQuery
9 6 (3.82%) J2EE
10 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.18%) Ajax
10 5 (3.18%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.18%) HTML5
10 5 (3.18%) CSS3
11 4 (2.55%) XSLT
11 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) AS400
2 9 (5.73%) NHS
3 8 (5.10%) GIS
4 6 (3.82%) Open Source
5 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.55%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.55%) Clustering
6 4 (2.55%) User Experience
7 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.27%) EPoS
8 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.27%) Replication
8 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.27%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.11%) Windows
2 17 (10.83%) Windows 7
3 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.91%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.91%) Linux
7 2 (1.27%) OS/400
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.64%) pSOS
8 1 (0.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.47%) CRM
3 23 (14.65%) ITIL
4 20 (12.74%) Project Management
5 19 (12.10%) Migration
6 18 (11.46%) Scrum
7 15 (9.55%) UML
8 14 (8.92%) TDD
9 12 (7.64%) Analytics
9 12 (7.64%) Data Migration
9 12 (7.64%) ETL
10 11 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.01%) MVC
10 11 (7.01%) Workflow
11 10 (6.37%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.73%) Data Modelling
13 8 (5.10%) Knowledge Management
13 8 (5.10%) Change Control
14 7 (4.46%) BDD
14 7 (4.46%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.94%) SQL
2 15 (9.55%) C#
3 12 (7.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.46%) Java
6 6 (3.82%) VB
6 6 (3.82%) VBA
7 4 (2.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.91%) VBScript
9 1 (0.64%) X++
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.73%) ISEB
5 8 (5.10%) MCITP
6 7 (4.46%) MCSE
7 5 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.18%) MCTS
7 5 (3.18%) CCA
8 3 (1.91%) Degree
8 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.91%) MCP
8 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.27%) PMP
9 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.27%) CCNP
9 2 (1.27%) MCDBA
9 2 (1.27%) IIBA
10 1 (0.64%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) P3O
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.55%) XenApp
5 3 (1.91%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) Windows Intune
2 7 (4.46%) SCCM
3 5 (3.18%) SCDPM
3 5 (3.18%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 16 (10.19%) Oracle
2 13 (8.28%) VMware
3 8 (5.10%) McAfee
3 8 (5.10%) Cognos
4 7 (4.46%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.82%) HP
5 6 (3.82%) Cisco
5 6 (3.82%) Citrix
6 5 (3.18%) IBM
7 4 (2.55%) Sage
7 4 (2.55%) Juniper
8 3 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.91%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.91%) SAP
9 2 (1.27%) Symantec
9 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.27%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.27%) F5
9 2 (1.27%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.27%) Casewise
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