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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 77 104 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.52% 20.04% 17.97%
As % of the Vendors category 36.67% 53.33% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 79
Median daily rate £375 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.31%
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
210 195 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 45.06% 37.57% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 139 161
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 £200 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.61% -
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 46 £350 +14.75% 7
Newport -3 10 £410 +17.14% 3
Bridgend - 4 £425 - 6
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £240 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (31.49%) SQL Server
1 57 (31.49%) MS Excel
2 56 (30.94%) Windows
3 54 (29.83%) SQL
4 44 (24.31%) Active Directory
5 39 (21.55%) Migration
5 39 (21.55%) .NET
6 37 (20.44%) MS Office
7 36 (19.89%) ITIL
8 33 (18.23%) Windows Server
9 29 (16.02%) Security Cleared
10 28 (15.47%) C#
11 27 (14.92%) Linux
11 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (14.36%) VMware
13 25 (13.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (13.26%) Unit Testing
14 24 (13.26%) OO
15 23 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (11.60%) Finance
17 19 (10.50%) MVC
18 18 (9.94%) Firewall
18 18 (9.94%) Cisco
18 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
18 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (9.39%) TCP/IP
19 17 (9.39%) DNS
19 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET
20 16 (8.84%) Oracle
20 16 (8.84%) Business Intelligence

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 15 (8.29%) IIS
2 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.42%) IBM Notes
5 7 (3.87%) SAS
6 6 (3.31%) Apache
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.31%) Jetty
6 6 (3.31%) nginx
6 6 (3.31%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.76%) IBM Domino
8 4 (2.21%) CMS
9 3 (1.66%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.66%) FileNet
9 3 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.10%) Confluence
10 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (31.49%) MS Excel
2 37 (20.44%) MS Office
3 13 (7.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.87%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.73%) Office 365
2 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (3.31%) Google App Engine
3 6 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.66%) Route 53
4 3 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.94%) Firewall
2 17 (9.39%) DNS
2 17 (9.39%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.18%) DHCP
4 12 (6.63%) LDAP
5 11 (6.08%) Internet
6 9 (4.97%) FTP
7 6 (3.31%) HTTP
7 6 (3.31%) IPsec
7 6 (3.31%) SSL
7 6 (3.31%) VPN
8 5 (2.76%) SMTP
9 4 (2.21%) VoIP
10 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) SAN
10 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.55%) LAN
11 1 (0.55%) Skype
11 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (31.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (8.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.42%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.31%) Biml
9 4 (2.21%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.66%) MS Access
10 3 (1.66%) MySQL
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.10%) DB2
11 2 (1.10%) OLAP
11 2 (1.10%) Power BI
11 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Subversion
2 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.31%) JIRA
2 6 (3.31%) Travis CI
3 4 (2.21%) QAComplete
4 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.10%) Ant
5 2 (1.10%) Hudson
5 2 (1.10%) Maven
5 2 (1.10%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.55%) JMeter
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.55%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (11.60%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Back Office
3 5 (2.76%) Advertising
3 5 (2.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 49 (27.07%) Analyst
2 41 (22.65%) Developer
3 18 (9.94%) .NET Developer
4 13 (7.18%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.08%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (4.97%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.97%) DBA
6 9 (4.97%) Desktop Support
6 9 (4.97%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.42%) Administrator
7 8 (4.42%) Network Support
7 8 (4.42%) Service Analyst
7 8 (4.42%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.87%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.87%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.31%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.55%) .NET
2 17 (9.39%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.84%) .NET Framework
4 15 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (6.63%) Entity Framework
6 11 (6.08%) XML
7 8 (4.42%) J2EE
8 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.87%) SOAP
9 6 (3.31%) Servlets
10 4 (2.21%) HTML
10 4 (2.21%) Web Services
11 3 (1.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.66%) Kafka
11 3 (1.66%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.66%) LAMP
11 3 (1.66%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (1.66%) Middleware
11 3 (1.66%) REST
11 3 (1.66%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.52%) NHS
3 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.66%) Clustering
4 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.10%) iPad
5 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.94%) Windows
2 33 (18.23%) Windows Server
3 27 (14.92%) Linux
4 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.42%) AIX
8 6 (3.31%) Unix
8 6 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.55%) Migration
2 36 (19.89%) ITIL
3 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.26%) OO
4 24 (13.26%) Unit Testing
5 19 (10.50%) MVC
6 16 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (7.73%) Configuration Management
7 14 (7.73%) Data Migration
7 14 (7.73%) OOP
7 14 (7.73%) Validation
8 13 (7.18%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.52%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.97%) Data Mapping
11 9 (4.97%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.97%) Open Source
11 9 (4.97%) TDD
11 9 (4.97%) UML
12 8 (4.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.83%) SQL
2 28 (15.47%) C#
3 13 (7.18%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.52%) Java
4 10 (5.52%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.42%) C++
6 7 (3.87%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.66%) Perl
7 3 (1.66%) PHP
7 3 (1.66%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) VBA
7 3 (1.66%) VBScript
8 2 (1.10%) VC++
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) CCNA
3 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.21%) MCSE
7 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.10%) Degree
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) MCTS
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) MCP
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.87%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.66%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 44 (24.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.31%) Xen
4 4 (2.21%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.66%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.97%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (4.97%) Tivoli
1 9 (4.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (3.87%) SCCM
3 6 (3.31%) Puppet
4 4 (2.21%) SCOM
5 3 (1.66%) Ansible
5 3 (1.66%) Fluentd
5 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.66%) Mesos
5 3 (1.66%) Piwik
5 3 (1.66%) Terraform
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (14.36%) VMware
2 18 (9.94%) Cisco
3 16 (8.84%) Oracle
4 14 (7.73%) Citrix
5 11 (6.08%) HP
6 8 (4.42%) Lotus
7 6 (3.31%) Google
8 4 (2.21%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.21%) Informatica
8 4 (2.21%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.21%) Teradata
9 3 (1.66%) Adobe
9 3 (1.66%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.66%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.10%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.10%) ILOG
10 2 (1.10%) SAP
10 2 (1.10%) Splunk
10 2 (1.10%) Sybase
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