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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 104 105 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.98% 16.43% 16.96%
As % of the Vendors category 50.49% 42.00% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 71 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £13.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
206 250 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 37.59% 39.12% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 162 88
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 13
Average hourly rate £14.60 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 +2 56 £305 -8.27% 14
Newport +3 37 £350 +7.69% 1
Gwent - 2 £401 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £450 -
Torfaen -2 1 £110 -41.33% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 66 (32.51%) SQL Server
2 64 (31.53%) Windows
3 63 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (27.59%) .NET
5 53 (26.11%) MS Excel
6 52 (25.62%) SQL
7 50 (24.63%) Security Cleared
8 46 (22.66%) MS Office
9 45 (22.17%) SC Cleared
10 38 (18.72%) CRM
11 36 (17.73%) C#
11 36 (17.73%) Scrum
11 36 (17.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 34 (16.75%) Dynamics CRM
13 28 (13.79%) Finance
13 28 (13.79%) Active Directory
14 27 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (12.81%) ITIL
16 25 (12.32%) ETL
17 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (11.33%) Oracle
19 22 (10.84%) Visual Studio
20 21 (10.34%) SharePoint
20 21 (10.34%) Project Management
20 21 (10.34%) Migration
20 21 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (10.34%) .NET Framework
21 20 (9.85%) VMware
21 20 (9.85%) UML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 21 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.39%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.91%) Lync
4 10 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.94%) IIS
6 6 (2.96%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.99%) SAS
10 2 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.49%) CMS
11 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (26.11%) MS Excel
2 46 (22.66%) MS Office
3 12 (5.91%) MS Project
4 11 (5.42%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (16.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.42%) Office 365
3 4 (1.97%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.45%) LAN
2 6 (2.96%) Wireless
3 4 (1.97%) Network Security
3 4 (1.97%) WAN
3 4 (1.97%) Internet
3 4 (1.97%) SAN
3 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.48%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.48%) Firewall
4 3 (1.48%) DNS
4 3 (1.48%) MPLS
4 3 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.48%) NAS
5 2 (0.99%) HTTP
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
6 1 (0.49%) ADSL
6 1 (0.49%) VoIP
6 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (32.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (17.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (11.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (8.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (6.40%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.91%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.43%) MySQL
8 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
10 7 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.97%) DB2
12 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.48%) FileMaker
14 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.99%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (10.84%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.93%) Selenium
4 9 (4.43%) JMeter
5 8 (3.94%) SpecFlow
5 8 (3.94%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.46%) TestDirector
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.48%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.48%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.99%) Subversion
9 2 (0.99%) NUnit
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) TestNG
10 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (13.79%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Marketing
3 6 (2.96%) Back Office
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.97%) Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.99%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (28.57%) Analyst
2 57 (28.08%) Developer
3 20 (9.85%) SQL Developer
4 15 (7.39%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.90%) Tester
5 14 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 13 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.91%) CRM Developer
8 11 (5.42%) Software Developer
8 11 (5.42%) CRM Analyst
9 10 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 10 (4.93%) CRM Business Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) DBA
11 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.45%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.45%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.59%) .NET
2 21 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 19 (9.36%) CSS
3 19 (9.36%) HTML
4 16 (7.88%) XML
5 15 (7.39%) WCF
6 14 (6.90%) Web Services
7 13 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 13 (6.40%) Entity Framework
8 12 (5.91%) HTML5
9 9 (4.43%) LINQ
10 7 (3.45%) jQuery
11 6 (2.96%) Sass
11 6 (2.96%) WinForms
12 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 4 (1.97%) Silverlight
12 4 (1.97%) SOAP
13 3 (1.48%) WPF
14 2 (0.99%) CSS3
14 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.91%) NHS
1 12 (5.91%) AS400
2 10 (4.93%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.43%) Clustering
4 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.96%) Taxonomies
6 6 (2.96%) GIS
7 5 (2.46%) User Experience
8 4 (1.97%) Human Factors
8 4 (1.97%) iSeries
8 4 (1.97%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.99%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.99%) EPoS
9 2 (0.99%) CESG
10 1 (0.49%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.49%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.53%) Windows
2 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.42%) Windows 7
4 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.43%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.45%) OS/400
5 7 (3.45%) UNIX
6 6 (2.96%) Linux
7 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.97%) AIX
9 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.72%) CRM
3 36 (17.73%) Scrum
4 26 (12.81%) ITIL
5 25 (12.32%) ETL
6 21 (10.34%) Project Management
6 21 (10.34%) Migration
7 20 (9.85%) UML
8 18 (8.87%) Data Migration
9 14 (6.90%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.40%) TDD
10 13 (6.40%) Test Scripting
10 13 (6.40%) Time Management
11 12 (5.91%) BDD
11 12 (5.91%) Knowledge Management
11 12 (5.91%) Regression Testing
12 10 (4.93%) Validation
12 10 (4.93%) Service Management
13 9 (4.43%) Automated Testing
13 9 (4.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.62%) SQL
2 36 (17.73%) C#
3 19 (9.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (7.39%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.40%) Java
6 8 (3.94%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.97%) RPG
7 4 (1.97%) C++
7 4 (1.97%) COBOL
7 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 50 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.17%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.90%) ISEB
5 12 (5.91%) Degree
6 11 (5.42%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.93%) MCPD
7 10 (4.93%) MCTS
7 10 (4.93%) MCDBA
7 10 (4.93%) MCAD
7 10 (4.93%) MCSD
8 9 (4.43%) CCNA
8 9 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.43%) MCITP
9 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.48%) CCNP
11 3 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.48%) MCP
12 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.48%) GxP
4 1 (0.49%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.96%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.46%) XenApp
5 4 (1.97%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) SCCM
2 4 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.48%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (11.33%) Oracle
2 20 (9.85%) VMware
3 18 (8.87%) Cisco
4 15 (7.39%) Citrix
5 7 (3.45%) HP
5 7 (3.45%) IBM
6 5 (2.46%) Casewise
7 4 (1.97%) Symantec
7 4 (1.97%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.97%) McAfee
7 4 (1.97%) Teradata
8 3 (1.48%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.48%) OpenText
8 3 (1.48%) Juniper
8 3 (1.48%) SAP
8 3 (1.48%) Cognos
8 3 (1.48%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.99%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.99%) Business Objects
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