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 19 February 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Wales
Rank 59 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.37% 0.30% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 1.09% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Median daily rate £150 - £534
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 - £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 - £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £19.00 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-15.31% +21.52%

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
257 184 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.12% 27.42% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 139 112
Median daily rate £413 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £48.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +174.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 9 £150 - 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) MCITP
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) MCDBA
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) MySQL
5 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (42.11%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (42.11%) RedGate
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) MCSE
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Internet
8 5 (26.32%) Firewall
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
8 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (26.32%) HP
8 5 (26.32%) CCNA
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (15.79%) Avaya

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MySQL
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Support
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Deskside Support
3 3 (15.79%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) MCITP
2 8 (42.11%) MCDBA
3 6 (31.58%) MCSE
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) RedGate
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) arcserve
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec