The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.67% 1.36% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 4.46% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Average daily rate
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£445 £284 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.96% +49.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £174 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £393 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.56% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
254 157 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.91% 30.60% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 77 97
Average daily rate £420 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
South Wales -7 14 £398 +40.21% 4
West Wales - 3 - -
North Wales - - - - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 19 (59.38%) Windows
4 18 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (53.13%) SQL
6 14 (43.75%) MCITP
7 13 (40.63%) C#
8 12 (37.50%) .NET
8 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
9 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
9 11 (34.38%) MCTS
10 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
10 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
11 9 (28.13%) MCSE
11 9 (28.13%) ITIL
12 8 (25.00%) MCDBA
12 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (25.00%) Red Gate
13 7 (21.88%) SAN
13 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
13 7 (21.88%) MySQL
13 7 (21.88%) Oracle
14 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
14 6 (18.75%) PowerShell

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.63%) VPN
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) Extranet
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) MySQL
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.13%) MS Access
6 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
6 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.13%) MSI
3 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) DBA
3 8 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (15.63%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) CRM Project Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) CRM Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
1 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 9 (28.13%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (9.38%) Java SE
4 3 (9.38%) NHibernate
4 3 (9.38%) Apache FOP
4 3 (9.38%) WCF
4 3 (9.38%) WPF
4 3 (9.38%) XSD
4 3 (9.38%) XSLT
4 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (9.38%) REST
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 6 (18.75%) MVC
3 3 (9.38%) Scrum
3 3 (9.38%) TDD
4 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Web Development
5 1 (3.13%) OOP
5 1 (3.13%) OO
5 1 (3.13%) OOD
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.38%) VBScript
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) MCITP
2 11 (34.38%) MCTS
3 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (28.13%) MCSE
5 8 (25.00%) MCDBA
6 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) MCSD
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.25%) CCA
8 2 (6.25%) MCP
8 2 (6.25%) MCSA
8 2 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) ISEB
9 1 (3.13%) CCEE
9 1 (3.13%) CCAA
9 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Windows Intune
1 5 (15.63%) SCDPM
1 5 (15.63%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Red Gate
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) McAfee
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
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