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 26 August 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.82% 0.55% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 1.80% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Median daily rate £325 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.53 £16.84 £15.82
% change year-on-year
+51.60% +6.43%
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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
168 278 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.59% 30.38% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 168 168
Median daily rate £381 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £185 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £494 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 6
Median hourly rate £80.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £11.78 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £32.50 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 5 £325 -18.75% 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) Database Security
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) GIS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Database Security
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) MCSD
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCAD
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) arcserve
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec