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 22 September 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.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 108 85 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.92% 15.29% 8.66%
As % of the Vendors category 37.89% 31.14% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 23
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£363 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £206 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.45 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.04 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £18.97 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
285 273 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.73% 49.10% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 155 121
Average daily rate £360 £275 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.16 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% -17.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.70 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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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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 -1 78 £350 +27.27% 39
North Wales +1 6 - -
West Wales -20 4 £375 +50.75% 6
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 86 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 67 (28.63%) MS Excel
3 65 (27.78%) MS Office
4 58 (24.79%) Finance
5 56 (23.93%) Windows
6 53 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (22.65%) Security Cleared
7 45 (19.23%) .NET
8 43 (18.38%) SQL
9 40 (17.09%) Project Management
9 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
10 35 (14.96%) Oracle
11 33 (14.10%) SharePoint
12 32 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (13.25%) XML
14 30 (12.82%) Active Directory
14 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 29 (12.39%) Web Services
15 29 (12.39%) MS Project
16 27 (11.54%) SOAP
16 27 (11.54%) OO
16 27 (11.54%) Scrum
16 27 (11.54%) VMware
17 26 (11.11%) UML
17 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (10.68%) CRM
18 25 (10.68%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (10.26%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 33 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 22 (9.40%) MS Exchange
3 17 (7.26%) Lync
4 16 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.84%) Confluence
4 16 (6.84%) FileNet
5 11 (4.70%) IIS
6 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.71%) CMS
7 4 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.28%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.28%) SAS
8 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (28.63%) MS Excel
2 65 (27.78%) MS Office
3 29 (12.39%) MS Project
4 15 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (5.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.55%) Office 365
3 4 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.26%) SAN
2 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.56%) DNS
4 12 (5.13%) DHCP
5 11 (4.70%) VPN
6 8 (3.42%) Internet
7 6 (2.56%) VoIP
8 5 (2.14%) LAN
9 4 (1.71%) WAN
10 3 (1.28%) Intranet
11 2 (0.85%) MPLS
11 2 (0.85%) Firewall
12 1 (0.43%) Wireless
12 1 (0.43%) VLAN
12 1 (0.43%) VPLS
12 1 (0.43%) Network Security
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.43%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (10.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (6.84%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.85%) MySQL
8 8 (3.42%) MS Access
9 5 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.71%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.85%) DataStage
12 2 (0.85%) DTS
12 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (7.26%) Subversion
2 16 (6.84%) Maven
2 16 (6.84%) JIRA
2 16 (6.84%) Hudson
2 16 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.85%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.85%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 58 (24.79%) Finance
2 24 (10.26%) Banking
3 6 (2.56%) Retail
3 6 (2.56%) Advertising
4 5 (2.14%) Legal
5 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.71%) Local Government
6 3 (1.28%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.28%) French Language
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (26.07%) Analyst
2 53 (22.65%) Developer
3 26 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 16 (6.84%) Architect
5 16 (6.84%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.13%) Consultant
7 11 (4.70%) Technical Architect
7 11 (4.70%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Server Engineer
9 9 (3.85%) SQL DBA
9 9 (3.85%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.85%) DBA
9 9 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (3.42%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.56%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.23%) .NET
2 31 (13.25%) XML
3 29 (12.39%) Web Services
4 27 (11.54%) SOAP
5 22 (9.40%) J2EE
6 20 (8.55%) AngularJS
7 18 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 17 (7.26%) XSLT
9 16 (6.84%) Hibernate
9 16 (6.84%) Spring
9 16 (6.84%) JSF
9 16 (6.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (5.56%) REST
11 12 (5.13%) CSS
11 12 (5.13%) HTML
12 7 (2.99%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.56%) jQuery
14 5 (2.14%) Ajax
15 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 3 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.97%) Open Source
2 14 (5.98%) AS400
3 13 (5.56%) GIS
4 10 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.99%) NHS
6 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.71%) Clustering
8 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.28%) User Experience
9 2 (0.85%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.85%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.85%) Informatics
10 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.43%) Statistics
10 1 (0.43%) iSeries
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.93%) Windows
2 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (9.40%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.42%) UNIX
8 6 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) OS/400
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.09%) Project Management
3 27 (11.54%) OO
3 27 (11.54%) Scrum
4 26 (11.11%) UML
5 25 (10.68%) CRM
6 23 (9.83%) TDD
7 20 (8.55%) ITIL
7 20 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (7.69%) RUP
8 18 (7.69%) DSDM
8 18 (7.69%) Migration
9 17 (7.26%) Configuration Management
9 17 (7.26%) Release Management
10 16 (6.84%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.84%) Pair Programming
10 16 (6.84%) OOA/OOD
10 16 (6.84%) DevOps
11 15 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.38%) SQL
2 21 (8.97%) C#
2 21 (8.97%) Java
3 14 (5.98%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.42%) VBScript
6 5 (2.14%) VB
7 3 (1.28%) PHP
7 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.85%) VBA
8 2 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) RPG
Qualifications
1 53 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.26%) MCITP
5 13 (5.56%) CCA
6 11 (4.70%) MCTS
7 10 (4.27%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.27%) MCSE
8 8 (3.42%) MCDBA
8 8 (3.42%) Degree
9 5 (2.14%) ISEB
10 3 (1.28%) MCP
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.85%) IIBA
11 2 (0.85%) MAPM
11 2 (0.85%) PMP
11 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) QA
2 5 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.85%) P3O
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.27%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.85%) vSphere
5 8 (3.42%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.14%) vCloud
7 4 (1.71%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.71%) XenApp
8 3 (1.28%) XenServer
8 3 (1.28%) Xen
9 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.85%) UAG
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.27%) SCCM
1 10 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (3.85%) Windows Intune
3 8 (3.42%) SCDPM
4 6 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.56%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.71%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.85%) WSUS
9 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (14.96%) Oracle
2 27 (11.54%) VMware
3 20 (8.55%) IBM
4 18 (7.69%) Citrix
5 16 (6.84%) Twitter
6 14 (5.98%) Cognos
7 12 (5.13%) HP
7 12 (5.13%) McAfee
8 8 (3.42%) Red Gate
9 7 (2.99%) SAP
9 7 (2.99%) Symantec
10 6 (2.56%) Cisco
11 5 (2.14%) Remedy
11 5 (2.14%) Casewise
12 4 (1.71%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.71%) Sophos
13 2 (0.85%) Websense
13 2 (0.85%) ESRI
13 2 (0.85%) Mitel
13 2 (0.85%) ProCurve
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