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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 107 92 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.83% 17.20% 16.27%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 44.88% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 26
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£400 £325 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £15.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £67.65 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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
214 205 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 47.66% 38.32% 49.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 116 81
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.85 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £90.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +3 63 £363 +9.02% 15
Newport +10 25 £415 +27.69% 8
Bridgend -7 3 - - 2
Caerphilly - 3 - - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £450 - 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Glamorgan - - - - 2
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (30.57%) SQL Server
2 58 (30.05%) Windows
3 54 (27.98%) SQL
4 51 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (25.91%) MS Excel
6 49 (25.39%) CRM
7 47 (24.35%) MS Office
8 43 (22.28%) .NET
9 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
10 39 (20.21%) SC Cleared
11 37 (19.17%) Dynamics CRM
12 33 (17.10%) C#
13 32 (16.58%) Finance
14 29 (15.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (14.51%) Scrum
16 25 (12.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (12.44%) SharePoint
17 24 (12.44%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (11.92%) Visual Studio
19 22 (11.40%) ITIL
19 22 (11.40%) HTML
19 22 (11.40%) ETL
20 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (10.88%) Project Management
20 21 (10.88%) JavaScript
20 21 (10.88%) CSS
20 21 (10.88%) Migration
20 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
21 20 (10.36%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 24 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.81%) Lync
3 16 (8.29%) MS Exchange
4 14 (7.25%) IIS
5 12 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.11%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.55%) SAS
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.04%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.04%) CMS
10 2 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.52%) Apache
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (25.91%) MS Excel
2 47 (24.35%) MS Office
3 13 (6.74%) MS Project
4 10 (5.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (19.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.07%) Sage CRM
3 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.04%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.66%) Office 365
3 6 (3.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.66%) LAN
2 7 (3.63%) Firewall
3 6 (3.11%) WAN
4 4 (2.07%) Wireless
4 4 (2.07%) MPLS
4 4 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.55%) NAS
5 3 (1.55%) DNS
5 3 (1.55%) SAN
5 3 (1.55%) Network Security
5 3 (1.55%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.04%) HTTP
6 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.04%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.52%) ADSL
7 1 (0.52%) RIP
7 1 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (30.57%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (12.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (12.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (5.18%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.15%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.63%) MySQL
8 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.63%) MS Access
9 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.59%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.07%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.55%) DB2
12 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.55%) FileMaker
13 2 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 23 (11.92%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.07%) TestDirector
5 3 (1.55%) NUnit
5 3 (1.55%) Subversion
5 3 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) DbUnit
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Marketing
3 7 (3.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.59%) Back Office
4 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.07%) Advertising
5 4 (2.07%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (33.68%) Analyst
2 51 (26.42%) Developer
3 14 (7.25%) SQL Developer
4 13 (6.74%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.22%) CRM Analyst
5 12 (6.22%) CRM Developer
6 11 (5.70%) Data Analyst
7 10 (5.18%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 10 (5.18%) CRM Business Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.15%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.15%) DBA
9 8 (4.15%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Architect
10 7 (3.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.11%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.11%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (22.28%) .NET
2 22 (11.40%) HTML
3 21 (10.88%) CSS
4 18 (9.33%) XML
5 17 (8.81%) ASP.NET
6 16 (8.29%) .NET Framework
7 15 (7.77%) WCF
7 15 (7.77%) Web Services
8 13 (6.74%) HTML5
9 12 (6.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (4.66%) jQuery
11 6 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.11%) LINQ
11 6 (3.11%) Sass
12 4 (2.07%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.07%) CSS3
12 4 (2.07%) Silverlight
12 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 4 (2.07%) SOAP
13 3 (1.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) AS400
2 11 (5.70%) NHS
3 9 (4.66%) Clustering
4 8 (4.15%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.11%) User Experience
6 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.07%) GIS
7 4 (2.07%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.55%) iSeries
9 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.04%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.04%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.04%) CESG
10 1 (0.52%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.52%) CCTV
10 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 58 (30.05%) Windows
2 16 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.22%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.63%) UNIX
4 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.11%) Linux
5 6 (3.11%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.11%) OS/400
6 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.52%) pSOS
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.39%) CRM
3 28 (14.51%) Scrum
4 22 (11.40%) ITIL
4 22 (11.40%) ETL
5 21 (10.88%) Project Management
5 21 (10.88%) Migration
6 17 (8.81%) Data Migration
7 15 (7.77%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.74%) UML
9 12 (6.22%) Workflow
9 12 (6.22%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (5.70%) Time Management
10 11 (5.70%) MVC
11 10 (5.18%) TDD
11 10 (5.18%) Analytics
12 9 (4.66%) Validation
13 8 (4.15%) Automated Testing
14 7 (3.63%) Software Testing
14 7 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.98%) SQL
2 33 (17.10%) C#
3 21 (10.88%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.66%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.59%) VBA
5 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.59%) Java
6 4 (2.07%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.55%) RPG
7 3 (1.55%) C++
7 3 (1.55%) COBOL
8 1 (0.52%) Delphi
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 42 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 39 (20.21%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.18%) MCAD
4 10 (5.18%) MCSD
4 10 (5.18%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.18%) MCTS
4 10 (5.18%) MCPD
5 9 (4.66%) Degree
5 9 (4.66%) ISEB
6 8 (4.15%) MCDBA
6 8 (4.15%) MCITP
7 5 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.07%) MCP
8 4 (2.07%) CCNP
8 4 (2.07%) CCNA
9 2 (1.04%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.55%) GxP
3 2 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (10.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.11%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.59%) XenApp
5 4 (2.07%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (2.59%) SCCM
1 5 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.55%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 16 (8.29%) Oracle
2 14 (7.25%) Cisco
3 12 (6.22%) VMware
4 9 (4.66%) Citrix
5 8 (4.15%) HP
5 8 (4.15%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.11%) IBM
7 5 (2.59%) McAfee
8 4 (2.07%) Symantec
8 4 (2.07%) Sage
8 4 (2.07%) Juniper
8 4 (2.07%) SAP
8 4 (2.07%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.07%) Casewise
9 3 (1.55%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.04%) F5
10 2 (1.04%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.04%) Cognos
10 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
Gwent
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Merthyr Tydfil
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago