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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 75 78 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.69% 13.47% 16.33%
As % of the Vendors category 34.72% 38.05% 41.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 68
Median daily rate £375 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £393 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.02% -11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.60 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
216 205 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 45.19% 35.41% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 142 171
Median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £9.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 53 £350 +15.70% 14
Newport +1 8 £378 +16.15% 2
Bridgend - 5 £450 - 5
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 62 (36.26%) Windows
2 56 (32.75%) SQL Server
3 53 (30.99%) SQL
4 49 (28.65%) MS Excel
5 47 (27.49%) Active Directory
6 39 (22.81%) .NET
7 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 34 (19.88%) Migration
9 30 (17.54%) MS Office
9 30 (17.54%) C#
10 29 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (16.37%) ITIL
12 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.04%) Unit Testing
13 24 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (14.04%) OO
14 22 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (12.28%) Linux
16 20 (11.70%) VMware
16 20 (11.70%) MVC
17 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
18 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET
18 18 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (9.94%) Finance
20 16 (9.36%) Firewall
20 16 (9.36%) TCP/IP
20 16 (9.36%) Cisco
20 16 (9.36%) Oracle
20 16 (9.36%) ASP.NET MVC

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 14 (8.19%) IIS
2 11 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.09%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.09%) SAS
5 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.92%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.34%) CMS
8 3 (1.75%) Apache
8 3 (1.75%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.75%) Jetty
8 3 (1.75%) nginx
8 3 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.17%) Confluence
9 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.17%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 49 (28.65%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.54%) MS Office
3 9 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 9 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.77%) Office 365
2 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.75%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.75%) Route 53
3 3 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.36%) Firewall
1 16 (9.36%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.77%) DNS
3 12 (7.02%) LDAP
4 10 (5.85%) DHCP
5 7 (4.09%) Internet
6 6 (3.51%) FTP
6 6 (3.51%) VoIP
6 6 (3.51%) VPN
7 5 (2.92%) SMTP
8 3 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.75%) HTTP
8 3 (1.75%) IPsec
8 3 (1.75%) SAN
8 3 (1.75%) SSL
8 3 (1.75%) WAN
8 3 (1.75%) Wireless
9 2 (1.17%) LAN
9 2 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.51%) Biml
9 4 (2.34%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.34%) MS Access
9 4 (2.34%) Power BI
10 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.75%) GIS
10 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.75%) MySQL
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Subversion
2 7 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.51%) JIRA
4 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.34%) QAComplete
5 3 (1.75%) Travis CI
5 3 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.17%) Ant
6 2 (1.17%) Hudson
6 2 (1.17%) Maven
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.58%) JMeter
7 1 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (9.94%) Finance
2 7 (4.09%) Back Office
3 4 (2.34%) Advertising
4 3 (1.75%) Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 45 (26.32%) Developer
2 40 (23.39%) Analyst
3 19 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (7.60%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.68%) Data Analyst
7 8 (4.68%) DBA
7 8 (4.68%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 7 (4.09%) Administrator
8 7 (4.09%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Consultant
8 7 (4.09%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.81%) .NET
2 18 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 16 (9.36%) .NET Framework
3 16 (9.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (7.02%) Entity Framework
5 9 (5.26%) XML
6 8 (4.68%) SOAP
7 7 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.92%) HTML
8 5 (2.92%) J2EE
8 5 (2.92%) Middleware
9 4 (2.34%) REST
9 4 (2.34%) WCF
10 3 (1.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.75%) Kafka
10 3 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.75%) LAMP
10 3 (1.75%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.75%) Lucene
10 3 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.68%) NHS
3 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.75%) Clustering
4 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.75%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.17%) iPad
6 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.58%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (36.26%) Windows
2 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.28%) Linux
4 19 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.09%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.51%) Unix
8 4 (2.34%) AIX
9 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.17%) Android
10 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.88%) Migration
2 29 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.37%) ITIL
4 24 (14.04%) OO
4 24 (14.04%) Unit Testing
5 20 (11.70%) MVC
6 18 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (8.19%) OOP
8 13 (7.60%) Data Migration
8 13 (7.60%) Software Engineering
9 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.85%) Validation
11 9 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (5.26%) CRM
11 9 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.26%) Scrum
11 9 (5.26%) TDD
11 9 (5.26%) UML
12 8 (4.68%) Data Mapping
13 7 (4.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.99%) SQL
2 30 (17.54%) C#
3 13 (7.60%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.68%) C++
5 8 (4.68%) Java
5 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.75%) Perl
6 3 (1.75%) PHP
6 3 (1.75%) Python
6 3 (1.75%) VBA
6 3 (1.75%) VBScript
7 2 (1.17%) C
7 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.17%) VB
7 2 (1.17%) VC++
8 1 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) CCNA
3 10 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (3.51%) MCSE
6 5 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) MCITP
8 2 (1.17%) MCTS
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) Degree
9 1 (0.58%) ISEB
9 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
3 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.17%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) HL7
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (27.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.92%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (1.75%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.75%) vSphere
4 3 (1.75%) Xen
5 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.58%) NFS
6 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.43%) SCCM
2 5 (2.92%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (2.92%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.34%) SCOM
4 3 (1.75%) Ansible
4 3 (1.75%) Fluentd
4 3 (1.75%) Marathon
4 3 (1.75%) Mesos
4 3 (1.75%) Piwik
4 3 (1.75%) Puppet
4 3 (1.75%) Terraform
5 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (11.70%) VMware
2 16 (9.36%) Cisco
2 16 (9.36%) Oracle
3 11 (6.43%) Citrix
4 7 (4.09%) HP
4 7 (4.09%) Lotus
5 6 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.34%) Informatica
6 4 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.34%) Teradata
7 3 (1.75%) Adobe
7 3 (1.75%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.75%) Google
7 3 (1.75%) Juniper
7 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.75%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.17%) Apple
8 2 (1.17%) Splunk
8 2 (1.17%) Sybase
8 2 (1.17%) Symantec
Monmouthshire
LA International
Rate: £216.48 - £288.64 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South Wales
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day Rate on offer
Posted: 19 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago