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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.32% 18.02% 14.54%
As % of the Vendors category 34.68% 43.45% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £180 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £14.85 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.95 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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
248 168 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 47.06% 41.48% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 95 96
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £68.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 January 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 January 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 -3 52 £400 +6.66% 32
Bridgend -5 9 £450 +100.00% 7
Newport -4 4 £325 +22.64% 9
Caerphilly -2 3 - - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - - 1
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Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 56 (34.36%) SQL Server
2 52 (31.90%) MS Excel
3 50 (30.67%) MS Office
4 44 (26.99%) Windows
5 38 (23.31%) SQL
6 35 (21.47%) Finance
6 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (20.25%) CRM
8 31 (19.02%) .NET
9 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
10 26 (15.95%) ITIL
11 25 (15.34%) SharePoint
12 24 (14.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
12 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 23 (14.11%) Dynamics CRM
13 23 (14.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (14.11%) XML
14 22 (13.50%) Active Directory
14 22 (13.50%) Migration
15 19 (11.66%) Lync
16 18 (11.04%) Windows 7
16 18 (11.04%) Project Management
17 17 (10.43%) HTML
17 17 (10.43%) Scrum
17 17 (10.43%) Data Migration
18 16 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (9.82%) C#
18 16 (9.82%) CSS
19 15 (9.20%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (15.34%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.66%) Lync
3 15 (9.20%) IIS
4 14 (8.59%) MS Exchange
5 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.07%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.45%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.84%) SAS
8 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.23%) Confluence
9 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.23%) FileNet
9 2 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 52 (31.90%) MS Excel
2 50 (30.67%) MS Office
3 12 (7.36%) MS Project
4 11 (6.75%) MS Visio
5 8 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.61%) SPSS
6 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (14.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) Office 365
3 5 (3.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) LAN
2 7 (4.29%) WAN
2 7 (4.29%) DNS
3 6 (3.68%) SAN
3 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.68%) Firewall
4 5 (3.07%) DHCP
4 5 (3.07%) Internet
4 5 (3.07%) MPLS
5 4 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.45%) VPN
5 4 (2.45%) Wireless
6 3 (1.84%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.84%) Network Security
6 3 (1.84%) NAS
7 2 (1.23%) DSL
7 2 (1.23%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) RIP
8 1 (0.61%) ADSL
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (34.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (14.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.75%) MS Access
5 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (6.75%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.84%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.23%) QlikView
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) DTS
8 2 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.45%) TestDirector
5 3 (1.84%) Subversion
6 2 (1.23%) JIRA
6 2 (1.23%) Maven
6 2 (1.23%) Hudson
6 2 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.23%) NUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.61%) JUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.61%) DbUnit
General
1 35 (21.47%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.68%) Banking
3 5 (3.07%) Retail
4 4 (2.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.84%) Advertising
5 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) French Language
6 2 (1.23%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (39.26%) Analyst
2 33 (20.25%) Developer
3 14 (8.59%) Data Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Architect
5 8 (4.91%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.91%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.29%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.29%) Consultant
6 7 (4.29%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.29%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.29%) CRM Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (3.68%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Administrator
8 5 (3.07%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.02%) .NET
2 23 (14.11%) XML
3 17 (10.43%) HTML
4 16 (9.82%) CSS
5 15 (9.20%) Web Services
5 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.36%) REST
6 12 (7.36%) SOAP
7 9 (5.52%) WCF
8 8 (4.91%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (4.29%) jQuery
10 6 (3.68%) .NET Framework
11 5 (3.07%) J2EE
11 5 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (3.07%) CSS3
11 5 (3.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (3.07%) HTML5
11 5 (3.07%) Ajax
12 4 (2.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) AS400
2 9 (5.52%) NHS
3 7 (4.29%) GIS
4 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.07%) Clustering
5 5 (3.07%) Open Source
6 4 (2.45%) User Experience
7 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.84%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.23%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.23%) iSeries
8 2 (1.23%) EPoS
9 1 (0.61%) CESG
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.99%) Windows
2 18 (11.04%) Windows 7
3 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.68%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.07%) OS/400
7 4 (2.45%) Linux
8 3 (1.84%) UNIX
8 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.61%) pSOS
10 1 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.25%) CRM
3 26 (15.95%) ITIL
4 22 (13.50%) Migration
5 18 (11.04%) Project Management
6 17 (10.43%) Scrum
6 17 (10.43%) Data Migration
7 14 (8.59%) Data Modelling
7 14 (8.59%) UML
8 13 (7.98%) TDD
8 13 (7.98%) Analytics
9 12 (7.36%) ETL
9 12 (7.36%) Workflow
9 12 (7.36%) MVC
10 11 (6.75%) Validation
11 10 (6.13%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (4.91%) Change Control
12 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (4.29%) Service Management
13 7 (4.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.31%) SQL
2 16 (9.82%) C#
3 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.68%) VBA
4 6 (3.68%) Java
5 4 (2.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.84%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) RPG
7 2 (1.23%) COBOL
7 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) Delphi
8 1 (0.61%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.29%) ISEB
4 7 (4.29%) MCTS
5 5 (3.07%) MCSE
5 5 (3.07%) MCSD
5 5 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.07%) Degree
6 4 (2.45%) MCPD
6 4 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.45%) MCITP
6 4 (2.45%) MCP
6 4 (2.45%) MCAD
6 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.23%) CCA
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) GxP
2 3 (1.84%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (13.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.68%) XenApp
3 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.07%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) SCCM
2 6 (3.68%) Windows Intune
3 5 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.84%) SCDPM
4 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 12 (7.36%) VMware
2 10 (6.13%) Citrix
3 8 (4.91%) Oracle
4 7 (4.29%) Cisco
4 7 (4.29%) IBM
4 7 (4.29%) HP
4 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
4 7 (4.29%) McAfee
5 6 (3.68%) Cognos
6 5 (3.07%) Casewise
7 4 (2.45%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.45%) Juniper
7 4 (2.45%) Sage
8 3 (1.84%) Symantec
9 2 (1.23%) F5
9 2 (1.23%) Twitter
9 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.23%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.61%) ESRI
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