The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 71 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.31% 1.73% 3.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 5.15% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 9
Average daily rate - £534 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
180 233 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.78% 33.62% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 114 73
Average daily rate £325 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 12
Average hourly rate £47.65 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.25% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.75 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.42 £28.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Wales - 1 - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) MCSA
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) IIS
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) Validation
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) Power BI
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (18.18%) MCITP
8 2 (18.18%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (45.45%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) Power BI
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) IT Support
1 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Transition Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Data Conversion
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCAD
5 1 (9.09%) MCSD
5 1 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas