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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 117 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.38% 23.21% 18.15%
As % of the Vendors category 38.57% 56.25% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 72
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
223 208 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.48% 41.27% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 137 142
Median daily rate £350 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -6.89%
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 2 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 2 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 -13 56 £375 +15.38% 4
Newport -3 10 £363 +3.57% 5
Bridgend - 3 £425 - 5
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £240 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 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 63 (35.80%) MS Excel
2 54 (30.68%) SQL Server
3 53 (30.11%) SQL
4 52 (29.55%) Windows
5 43 (24.43%) Active Directory
6 42 (23.86%) MS Office
7 35 (19.89%) ITIL
7 35 (19.89%) .NET
7 35 (19.89%) Migration
8 31 (17.61%) Windows Server
9 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
10 29 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 28 (15.91%) C#
12 25 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (13.64%) Linux
13 24 (13.64%) Unit Testing
13 24 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (12.50%) OO
14 22 (12.50%) VMware
15 21 (11.93%) MVC
16 20 (11.36%) Finance
16 20 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (11.36%) SC Cleared
17 19 (10.80%) Oracle
17 19 (10.80%) ASP.NET
18 18 (10.23%) MS Visio
18 18 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
18 18 (10.23%) Cisco
19 17 (9.66%) SharePoint
19 17 (9.66%) Firewall

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 17 (9.66%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.39%) IIS
3 10 (5.68%) SAS
4 9 (5.11%) IBM Notes
4 9 (5.11%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.84%) CMS
6 5 (2.84%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.70%) Apache
7 3 (1.70%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.70%) FileNet
7 3 (1.70%) Jetty
7 3 (1.70%) nginx
7 3 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 63 (35.80%) MS Excel
2 42 (23.86%) MS Office
3 18 (10.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.41%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.57%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) Office 365
2 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.70%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) Firewall
2 14 (7.95%) DNS
3 12 (6.82%) Internet
3 12 (6.82%) LDAP
3 12 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.11%) DHCP
5 7 (3.98%) VPN
6 5 (2.84%) SMTP
7 4 (2.27%) FTP
7 4 (2.27%) VoIP
8 3 (1.70%) HTTP
8 3 (1.70%) IPsec
8 3 (1.70%) SSL
9 2 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.14%) SAN
9 2 (1.14%) Skype
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.57%) LAN
10 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.27%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.27%) MS Access
10 3 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.70%) Power BI
11 2 (1.14%) DB2
11 2 (1.14%) GIS
11 2 (1.14%) OLAP
11 2 (1.14%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Subversion
2 9 (5.11%) JIRA
3 7 (3.98%) QAComplete
4 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.70%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.14%) Ant
6 2 (1.14%) Hudson
6 2 (1.14%) Maven
6 2 (1.14%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.57%) Selenium
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (11.36%) Finance
2 7 (3.98%) Advertising
2 7 (3.98%) Back Office
3 5 (2.84%) Banking
4 4 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 49 (27.84%) Analyst
2 43 (24.43%) Developer
3 19 (10.80%) .NET Developer
4 13 (7.39%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.39%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 10 (5.68%) DBA
7 9 (5.11%) Administrator
7 9 (5.11%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.55%) Network Support
8 8 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Tester
9 7 (3.98%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (3.98%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.98%) Senior Software Developer
9 7 (3.98%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.89%) .NET
2 19 (10.80%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.66%) .NET Framework
4 16 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (7.39%) Entity Framework
6 11 (6.25%) XML
7 8 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.84%) HTML
8 5 (2.84%) J2EE
8 5 (2.84%) SOAP
9 4 (2.27%) Web Services
10 3 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.70%) CSS
10 3 (1.70%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.70%) Lucene
10 3 (1.70%) Servlets
10 3 (1.70%) STL
10 3 (1.70%) WCF
10 3 (1.70%) WPF
11 2 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) NHS
3 3 (1.70%) Digital Media
3 3 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.14%) Clustering
4 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.14%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.57%) CESG
5 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.55%) Windows
2 31 (17.61%) Windows Server
3 24 (13.64%) Linux
4 15 (8.52%) Windows 7
5 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.11%) Unix
7 8 (4.55%) AIX
7 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.57%) Android
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.89%) ITIL
1 35 (19.89%) Migration
2 25 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 22 (12.50%) OO
5 21 (11.93%) MVC
6 18 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (7.95%) Configuration Management
7 14 (7.95%) OOP
8 13 (7.39%) ITIL V3
8 13 (7.39%) Validation
9 10 (5.68%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.68%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.11%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.11%) Data Migration
10 9 (5.11%) ETL
10 9 (5.11%) Logistics
11 8 (4.55%) CRM
11 8 (4.55%) TDD
11 8 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.11%) SQL
2 28 (15.91%) C#
3 14 (7.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.41%) C++
5 6 (3.41%) Java
5 6 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.70%) VBA
6 3 (1.70%) VBScript
7 2 (1.14%) C
7 2 (1.14%) VC++
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.95%) CCNA
3 14 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.70%) MCSE
7 2 (1.14%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) Degree
7 2 (1.14%) MCITP
7 2 (1.14%) MCTS
8 1 (0.57%) CCNP
8 1 (0.57%) HNC
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCP
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.98%) SLA
3 4 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.27%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) HL7
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.70%) Xen
5 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (5.11%) Tivoli
1 9 (5.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (3.41%) SCCM
3 5 (2.84%) SCOM
4 3 (1.70%) Puppet
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 22 (12.50%) VMware
2 19 (10.80%) Oracle
3 18 (10.23%) Cisco
4 14 (7.95%) Citrix
5 12 (6.82%) HP
6 9 (5.11%) Lotus
7 7 (3.98%) Informatica
7 7 (3.98%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (3.98%) Teradata
8 4 (2.27%) Google
9 3 (1.70%) Adobe
9 3 (1.70%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.70%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.14%) ILOG
10 2 (1.14%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.14%) Juniper
10 2 (1.14%) SAP
10 2 (1.14%) Sybase
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