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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 72 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.78% 2.43% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 8.81% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £220 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £217 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £290 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.73% -0.94%
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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
247 159 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.91% 27.65% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 93 70
Average daily rate £350 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.93 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £16.25 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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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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 -10 6 £375 +70.45% 4
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
3 18 (69.23%) MCITP
4 16 (61.54%) SQL
5 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
6 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (42.31%) MCTS
7 11 (42.31%) MCSE
7 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
8 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
8 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
9 9 (34.62%) Data Protection
9 9 (34.62%) SAN
9 9 (34.62%) ITIL
10 8 (30.77%) MCDBA
10 8 (30.77%) DHCP
10 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
10 8 (30.77%) VPN
10 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 8 (30.77%) IIS
10 8 (30.77%) Internet
10 8 (30.77%) McAfee
10 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (30.77%) Office 365
10 8 (30.77%) Windows Intune

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (30.77%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
2 8 (30.77%) Internet
2 8 (30.77%) DHCP
2 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 8 (30.77%) VPN
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (26.92%) MySQL
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) MS Access
6 1 (3.85%) Star Schema
6 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DBA
1 8 (30.77%) SQL DBA
1 8 (30.77%) Server Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
1 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
1 9 (34.62%) Data Protection
2 2 (7.69%) Software Deployment
2 2 (7.69%) Web Development
2 2 (7.69%) MVC
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) OOP
3 1 (3.85%) OO
3 1 (3.85%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.85%) OOD
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 7 (26.92%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) VBScript
4 3 (11.54%) VB
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) MCITP
2 11 (42.31%) MCSE
2 11 (42.31%) MCTS
3 8 (30.77%) MCDBA
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) MCDST
6 1 (3.85%) MCSD
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (30.77%) Windows Intune
1 8 (30.77%) SCDPM
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) McAfee
2 8 (30.77%) Red Gate
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Mitel
5 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco