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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 101 92 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.87% 19.49% 14.74%
As % of the Vendors category 41.91% 47.18% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 56 28
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£400 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £406 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £14.70 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.40 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -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
241 195 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 49.79% 41.31% 53.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 113 91
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 14
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £11.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £14.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £75.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 February 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
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 February 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 -1 62 £400 +9.58% 17
Newport +5 10 £345 +17.44% 9
Bridgend -4 8 £450 +38.46% 4
Caerphilly -2 3 - - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (31.79%) SQL Server
2 49 (28.32%) MS Office
3 48 (27.75%) MS Excel
4 46 (26.59%) Windows
5 42 (24.28%) CRM
5 42 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (23.70%) SQL
7 36 (20.81%) Security Cleared
8 33 (19.08%) .NET
8 33 (19.08%) Finance
9 32 (18.50%) SC Cleared
10 31 (17.92%) Dynamics CRM
11 26 (15.03%) SharePoint
12 25 (14.45%) ITIL
13 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (12.72%) XML
15 22 (12.72%) Project Management
15 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 21 (12.14%) Migration
17 20 (11.56%) Active Directory
18 18 (10.40%) Scrum
19 17 (9.83%) Web Services
19 17 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (9.83%) Lync
20 16 (9.25%) Windows 7
20 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET
20 16 (9.25%) C#
20 16 (9.25%) HTML
21 15 (8.67%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (15.03%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.83%) Lync
3 15 (8.67%) MS Exchange
4 14 (8.09%) IIS
5 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.89%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.31%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.73%) SAS
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.16%) Confluence
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.16%) FileNet
9 2 (1.16%) CMS
9 2 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (28.32%) MS Office
2 48 (27.75%) MS Excel
3 14 (8.09%) MS Project
4 9 (5.20%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (17.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.36%) Office 365
3 6 (3.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.62%) LAN
2 7 (4.05%) Firewall
3 6 (3.47%) WAN
4 5 (2.89%) DNS
5 4 (2.31%) SAN
5 4 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.31%) Wireless
5 4 (2.31%) MPLS
6 3 (1.73%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.73%) DHCP
6 3 (1.73%) NAS
6 3 (1.73%) Internet
6 3 (1.73%) Network Security
7 2 (1.16%) HTTP
7 2 (1.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.58%) VoIP
8 1 (0.58%) RIP
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (31.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.36%) MS Access
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.73%) FileMaker
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.16%) QlikView
10 2 (1.16%) DB2
10 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (2.89%) Subversion
4 4 (2.31%) TestDirector
5 3 (1.73%) NUnit
5 3 (1.73%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.16%) Hudson
6 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.16%) Maven
6 2 (1.16%) JIRA
6 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.58%) JUnit
7 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.58%) DbUnit
General
1 33 (19.08%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Marketing
3 7 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.89%) Banking
5 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 4 (2.31%) Advertising
6 3 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (38.73%) Analyst
2 28 (16.18%) Developer
3 14 (8.09%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.51%) CRM Analyst
5 12 (6.94%) Architect
5 12 (6.94%) Data Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) CRM Business Analyst
7 8 (4.62%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.05%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.05%) Consultant
8 7 (4.05%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.47%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.47%) DBA
9 6 (3.47%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.47%) CRM Developer
10 5 (2.89%) MI Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) Knowledge Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (2.89%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.08%) .NET
2 22 (12.72%) XML
3 17 (9.83%) Web Services
4 16 (9.25%) HTML
4 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET
5 15 (8.67%) CSS
6 12 (6.94%) SOAP
6 12 (6.94%) REST
7 10 (5.78%) WCF
8 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.62%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (4.05%) jQuery
10 7 (4.05%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.89%) Ajax
11 5 (2.89%) HTML5
11 5 (2.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.89%) CSS3
11 5 (2.89%) J2EE
12 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) AS400
2 10 (5.78%) NHS
3 9 (5.20%) Clustering
4 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.89%) Open Source
4 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.31%) User Experience
5 4 (2.31%) GIS
6 3 (1.73%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.16%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.16%) iSeries
7 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
8 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.59%) Windows
2 16 (9.25%) Windows 7
3 13 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.47%) UNIX
5 6 (3.47%) Linux
6 5 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.89%) OS/400
6 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.58%) pSOS
8 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.28%) CRM
1 42 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.45%) ITIL
3 22 (12.72%) Project Management
4 21 (12.14%) Migration
5 18 (10.40%) Scrum
6 15 (8.67%) TDD
6 15 (8.67%) ETL
6 15 (8.67%) UML
6 15 (8.67%) Data Migration
7 14 (8.09%) MVC
8 13 (7.51%) Workflow
8 13 (7.51%) Data Modelling
9 12 (6.94%) Time Management
9 12 (6.94%) Analytics
10 11 (6.36%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (4.62%) Service Management
11 8 (4.62%) Validation
12 7 (4.05%) OO
12 7 (4.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.70%) SQL
2 16 (9.25%) C#
3 13 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.05%) Java
5 6 (3.47%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.47%) VBA
6 4 (2.31%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 4 (2.31%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.16%) VB
7 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.16%) RPG
7 2 (1.16%) COBOL
8 1 (0.58%) Delphi
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 32 (18.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.36%) MCTS
5 10 (5.78%) MCPD
5 10 (5.78%) MCAD
5 10 (5.78%) MCSD
6 9 (5.20%) ISEB
7 7 (4.05%) Degree
7 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.31%) MCP
10 2 (1.16%) VCP4
10 2 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) CCA
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.16%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) GxP
3 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.58%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.47%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.89%) XenApp
5 4 (2.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.58%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) SCCM
2 5 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.31%) Windows Intune
3 4 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) VMware
2 10 (5.78%) Cisco
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle
4 8 (4.62%) Citrix
4 8 (4.62%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.05%) IBM
5 7 (4.05%) HP
6 5 (2.89%) McAfee
7 4 (2.31%) Symantec
7 4 (2.31%) Juniper
7 4 (2.31%) Casewise
7 4 (2.31%) Sage
7 4 (2.31%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.73%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.73%) SAP
8 3 (1.73%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) Cognos
9 2 (1.16%) F5
9 2 (1.16%) Twitter
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago