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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 74 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.71% 16.59% 9.65%
As % of the Vendors category 41.94% 34.26% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 20
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £209 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £388 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £11.04 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £18.97 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
186 216 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.69% 48.43% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 138 84
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 0 57 £350 +27.27% 25
Newport -10 6 £323 +3.20% 4
Bridgend 0 5 £249 +18.45% 2
Torfaen - 3 £390 -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 7
Merthyr Tydfil - - - - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 62 (33.88%) MS Excel
2 60 (32.79%) MS Office
3 59 (32.24%) SQL Server
4 56 (30.60%) Finance
5 45 (24.59%) Windows
6 38 (20.77%) Project Management
7 34 (18.58%) .NET
7 34 (18.58%) SQL
7 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 32 (17.49%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
11 28 (15.30%) MS Project
11 28 (15.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 27 (14.75%) Oracle
12 27 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (13.66%) Active Directory
13 25 (13.66%) CRM
14 24 (13.11%) Banking
15 23 (12.57%) VMware
15 23 (12.57%) UML
16 22 (12.02%) MS Exchange
17 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (10.93%) ITIL
17 20 (10.93%) Windows 7
17 20 (10.93%) SC Cleared
17 20 (10.93%) Office 365
18 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 31 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 22 (12.02%) MS Exchange
3 17 (9.29%) Lync
4 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.01%) IIS
6 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.19%) CMS
7 4 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.64%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.64%) SAS
8 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.09%) FileNet
9 2 (1.09%) Confluence
9 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (33.88%) MS Excel
2 60 (32.79%) MS Office
3 28 (15.30%) MS Project
4 15 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (7.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (10.93%) Office 365
3 4 (2.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.29%) SAN
2 14 (7.65%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.10%) DNS
4 12 (6.56%) DHCP
5 11 (6.01%) VPN
6 8 (4.37%) Internet
7 5 (2.73%) LAN
8 4 (2.19%) WAN
9 2 (1.09%) VoIP
10 1 (0.55%) WLAN
10 1 (0.55%) ADSL
10 1 (0.55%) MPLS
10 1 (0.55%) DSL
10 1 (0.55%) Firewall
10 1 (0.55%) Wireless
10 1 (0.55%) Network Security
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (32.24%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (7.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.01%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.37%) MS Access
9 5 (2.73%) MySQL
10 4 (2.19%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.09%) DataStage
12 2 (1.09%) DTS
12 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.09%) OLAP
12 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (4.92%) TestDirector
2 8 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.64%) Subversion
5 2 (1.09%) Maven
5 2 (1.09%) JIRA
5 2 (1.09%) Hudson
5 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 56 (30.60%) Finance
2 24 (13.11%) Banking
3 6 (3.28%) Retail
4 5 (2.73%) Legal
4 5 (2.73%) Advertising
5 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.19%) Local Government
6 3 (1.64%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.64%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (31.15%) Analyst
2 28 (15.30%) Developer
3 26 (14.21%) Business Analyst
4 22 (12.02%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.10%) Architect
6 11 (6.01%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.46%) Consultant
8 9 (4.92%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.37%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.83%) SQL DBA
10 7 (3.83%) DBA
11 6 (3.28%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) SCCM Engineer
12 5 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.73%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.58%) .NET
2 13 (7.10%) XML
3 12 (6.56%) ASP.NET
4 11 (6.01%) Web Services
5 10 (5.46%) REST
5 10 (5.46%) SOAP
6 8 (4.37%) HTML
6 8 (4.37%) CSS
6 8 (4.37%) J2EE
7 6 (3.28%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.64%) HTML5
9 3 (1.64%) WCF
9 3 (1.64%) jQuery
9 3 (1.64%) CSS3
9 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.64%) XSLT
9 3 (1.64%) Ajax
10 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) AS400
2 13 (7.10%) GIS
3 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) NHS
4 6 (3.28%) Open Source
5 5 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.19%) Clustering
7 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.64%) User Experience
8 2 (1.09%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.09%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.55%) Statistics
9 1 (0.55%) iSeries
9 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.55%) EPoS
9 1 (0.55%) Replication
9 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.59%) Windows
2 20 (10.93%) Windows 7
3 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.28%) UNIX
7 5 (2.73%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.64%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.55%) OS/400
9 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) Project Management
2 34 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.66%) CRM
4 23 (12.57%) UML
5 20 (10.93%) ITIL
6 16 (8.74%) Migration
7 15 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.20%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.65%) PRINCE2
9 13 (7.10%) OO
9 13 (7.10%) Scrum
10 12 (6.56%) Test Planning
11 11 (6.01%) Change Control
12 10 (5.46%) Data Migration
12 10 (5.46%) Workflow
12 10 (5.46%) Data Modelling
13 9 (4.92%) Validation
13 9 (4.92%) TDD
13 9 (4.92%) Data Protection
14 8 (4.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.58%) SQL
2 15 (8.20%) C#
3 14 (7.65%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.37%) VBScript
5 6 (3.28%) Java
5 6 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.73%) VB
7 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.09%) VBA
9 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) COBOL
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) RPG
Qualifications
1 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.93%) SC Cleared
2 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.20%) MCITP
4 13 (7.10%) CCA
5 10 (5.46%) MCSE
6 8 (4.37%) MCTS
6 8 (4.37%) Degree
6 8 (4.37%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.28%) MCDBA
8 5 (2.73%) ISEB
9 3 (1.64%) MCP
9 3 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) IIBA
10 2 (1.09%) MAPM
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (2.73%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) P3O
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (13.66%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.92%) vSphere
5 8 (4.37%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.73%) vCloud
7 4 (2.19%) MetaFrame
7 4 (2.19%) XenApp
8 3 (1.64%) XenServer
9 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.09%) UAG
10 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) SCCM
1 10 (5.46%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (4.92%) Windows Intune
3 8 (4.37%) SCDPM
4 6 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.19%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.09%) WSUS
9 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (14.75%) Oracle
2 23 (12.57%) VMware
3 18 (9.84%) Citrix
4 13 (7.10%) Cognos
5 12 (6.56%) McAfee
6 8 (4.37%) HP
7 7 (3.83%) Symantec
8 6 (3.28%) Red Gate
8 6 (3.28%) SAP
9 5 (2.73%) IBM
9 5 (2.73%) Remedy
9 5 (2.73%) Casewise
10 4 (2.19%) Sitecore
10 4 (2.19%) Cisco
10 4 (2.19%) Sophos
11 2 (1.09%) Websense
11 2 (1.09%) ESRI
11 2 (1.09%) Dell
11 2 (1.09%) Twitter
11 2 (1.09%) Intel
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