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 24 April 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.50% 1.65% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.22% 6.00% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £278 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £413 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
293 200 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.00% 27.55% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 114 69
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.08 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £25.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
South Wales +11 20 £505 +55.38% 5
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (91.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (70.59%) SC Cleared
3 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
4 17 (50.00%) MCTS
5 16 (47.06%) CRM
5 16 (47.06%) MCAD
5 16 (47.06%) MCSD
5 16 (47.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (47.06%) MCPD
5 16 (47.06%) Marketing
5 16 (47.06%) Time Management
6 15 (44.12%) Windows
7 14 (41.18%) DV Cleared
8 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
8 13 (38.24%) MCDBA
9 12 (35.29%) Scrum
9 12 (35.29%) MySQL
9 12 (35.29%) Oracle
9 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
10 11 (32.35%) MCITP
11 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (23.53%) ETL
13 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
14 6 (17.65%) SQL
15 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
16 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
17 3 (8.82%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) ISDN
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) VoIP
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.94%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) MySQL
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (47.06%) Marketing
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Business Analyst
3 13 (38.24%) CRM Analyst
3 13 (38.24%) Developer
3 13 (38.24%) CRM Business Analyst
3 13 (38.24%) SQL Developer
4 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Senior Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Senior SQL Developer
6 5 (14.71%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) DBA
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Support
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Support
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) OS/400
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) CRM
2 16 (47.06%) Time Management
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 8 (23.53%) ETL
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) SC Cleared
1 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (50.00%) MCTS
3 16 (47.06%) MCAD
3 16 (47.06%) MCSD
3 16 (47.06%) MCPD
4 14 (41.18%) DV Cleared
5 13 (38.24%) MCDBA
6 11 (32.35%) MCITP
7 3 (8.82%) MCSE
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) CCNA
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.94%) MCP
8 1 (2.94%) MCDST
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.94%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Avaya
3 1 (2.94%) VMware