The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 5 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 113 119 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.80% 17.45% 19.25%
As % of the Vendors category 42.97% 37.42% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 64 49
Average daily rate £320 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.68 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.23% -15.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
263 318 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.42% 46.63% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 210 112
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

Microsoft
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 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
South Wales +2 101 £323 -19.37% 24
West Wales +14 6 £350 +11.11% 2
North Wales +1 1 £252 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft 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.

1 84 (31.46%) .NET
2 77 (28.84%) SQL Server
3 71 (26.59%) SQL
4 64 (23.97%) C#
5 63 (23.60%) MS Excel
6 62 (23.22%) Windows
7 59 (22.10%) MS Office
8 57 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (20.22%) ASP.NET
9 54 (20.22%) HTML
10 53 (19.85%) CSS
11 52 (19.48%) ITIL
12 51 (19.10%) JavaScript
12 51 (19.10%) MVC
13 50 (18.73%) Web Services
14 48 (17.98%) XML
15 45 (16.85%) Scrum
15 45 (16.85%) Active Directory
16 44 (16.48%) IIS
17 42 (15.73%) Migration
17 42 (15.73%) Security Cleared
18 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (13.86%) OO
19 36 (13.48%) SOAP
20 34 (12.73%) TDD
20 34 (12.73%) SC Cleared
20 34 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 33 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 32 (11.99%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (16.48%) IIS
2 27 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.37%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.24%) Apache
4 14 (5.24%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.87%) Jetty
5 13 (4.87%) Lync
5 13 (4.87%) nginx
5 13 (4.87%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.25%) ArcGIS
8 6 (2.25%) Confluence
9 4 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.12%) CMS
10 3 (1.12%) JBoss
10 3 (1.12%) Mule
10 3 (1.12%) SAS
11 2 (0.75%) FileNet
Applications
1 63 (23.60%) MS Excel
2 59 (22.10%) MS Office
3 22 (8.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (10.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.12%) Office 365
3 13 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (4.49%) Google App Engine
4 12 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.74%) HTTP
2 23 (8.61%) DNS
3 22 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 19 (7.12%) Internet
5 14 (5.24%) Firewall
6 13 (4.87%) DHCP
6 13 (4.87%) LDAP
6 13 (4.87%) SSL
7 12 (4.49%) FTP
7 12 (4.49%) IPsec
8 9 (3.37%) SAN
8 9 (3.37%) VoIP
9 8 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.00%) SMTP
10 7 (2.62%) VPN
11 6 (2.25%) LAN
12 4 (1.50%) NAS
12 4 (1.50%) Network Security
13 3 (1.12%) Skype
13 3 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (28.84%) SQL Server
2 34 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (5.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (2.62%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.25%) GIS
9 6 (2.25%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.87%) Power BI
11 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.12%) MS Access
13 2 (0.75%) DTS
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (7.12%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.37%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.37%) JIRA
4 9 (3.37%) Subversion
5 6 (2.25%) Geb
5 6 (2.25%) Hudson
5 6 (2.25%) Maven
5 6 (2.25%) Selenium
5 6 (2.25%) Spock
6 4 (1.50%) AdminStudio
6 4 (1.50%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.12%) QAComplete
8 2 (0.75%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.37%) GoLive
9 1 (0.37%) NUnit
9 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (8.24%) Finance
2 10 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (3.37%) Back Office
4 6 (2.25%) Banking
5 5 (1.87%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 85 (31.84%) Developer
2 58 (21.72%) Analyst
3 47 (17.60%) .NET Developer
4 26 (9.74%) SQL Developer
5 22 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.12%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.24%) Service Analyst
8 13 (4.87%) Architect
9 11 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.37%) DBA
11 9 (3.37%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.00%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.00%) CRM Analyst
12 8 (3.00%) Exchange Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) Network Support
12 8 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (31.46%) .NET
2 54 (20.22%) ASP.NET
2 54 (20.22%) HTML
3 53 (19.85%) CSS
4 50 (18.73%) Web Services
5 48 (17.98%) XML
6 37 (13.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (13.48%) SOAP
8 26 (9.74%) .NET Framework
9 25 (9.36%) jQuery
10 22 (8.24%) Entity Framework
10 22 (8.24%) XSLT
11 21 (7.87%) Ajax
12 18 (6.74%) J2EE
13 16 (5.99%) HTML5
13 16 (5.99%) WCF
13 16 (5.99%) XForms
14 15 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 15 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 13 (4.87%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) NHS
2 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.00%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.25%) User Experience
5 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.75%) Clustering
7 2 (0.75%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.37%) CCTV
8 1 (0.37%) CESG
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.22%) Windows
2 32 (11.99%) Linux
3 23 (8.61%) Windows 7
3 23 (8.61%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.75%) AIX
5 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.62%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.12%) Unix
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.48%) ITIL
3 51 (19.10%) MVC
4 45 (16.85%) Scrum
5 42 (15.73%) Migration
6 37 (13.86%) OO
7 34 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (12.73%) TDD
8 29 (10.86%) CRM
8 29 (10.86%) Unit Testing
9 23 (8.61%) Configuration Management
9 23 (8.61%) Data Modelling
10 21 (7.87%) Data Migration
10 21 (7.87%) Software Testing
11 20 (7.49%) UML
12 18 (6.74%) DevOps
12 18 (6.74%) Open Source
12 18 (6.74%) Software Engineering
13 17 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 71 (26.59%) SQL
2 64 (23.97%) C#
3 51 (19.10%) JavaScript
4 20 (7.49%) Java
5 15 (5.62%) XPath
6 12 (4.49%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.87%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.87%) VBScript
10 2 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.87%) CCNA
6 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.00%) Degree
8 6 (2.25%) MCSE
9 5 (1.87%) MCSA
10 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.12%) CCNP
11 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.37%) ISEB
13 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.37%) SLA
3 4 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 45 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.49%) Xen
4 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.49%) Puppet
2 11 (4.12%) HP Data Protector
2 11 (4.12%) Tivoli
2 11 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (3.00%) SCCM
4 4 (1.50%) SCOM
4 4 (1.50%) SCSM
4 4 (1.50%) Windows Intune
5 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (10.86%) VMware
2 22 (8.24%) Cisco
3 20 (7.49%) HP
4 17 (6.37%) Citrix
4 17 (6.37%) Oracle
5 13 (4.87%) Google
6 7 (2.62%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.25%) Juniper
7 6 (2.25%) Twitter
8 5 (1.87%) Dell
8 5 (1.87%) ESRI
9 4 (1.50%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.50%) Lotus
10 3 (1.12%) Adobe
10 3 (1.12%) Informatica
10 3 (1.12%) McAfee
10 3 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.12%) Teradata
11 2 (0.75%) Remedy
11 2 (0.75%) Symantec
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