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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 December 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 17 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 144 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.54% 20.48% 13.45%
As % of the Vendors category 25.67% 46.45% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 102 58
Median daily rate £350 £328 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +21.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £38.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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
335 310 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.05% 44.10% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 227 184
Median daily rate £425 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 18
Median hourly rate £21.50 £12.35 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.08% -1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £29.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 -10 65 £338 +2.27% 21
West Wales -23 10 £525 +50.00% 2
North Wales -4 2 £320 - 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 61 (44.20%) Windows
2 47 (34.06%) SQL Server
3 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
4 33 (23.91%) MS Excel
5 30 (21.74%) SQL
6 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (18.84%) MS Office
8 24 (17.39%) VMware
9 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
10 22 (15.94%) Cisco
11 21 (15.22%) Oracle
12 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
12 20 (14.49%) Windows 7
13 18 (13.04%) MS Exchange
13 18 (13.04%) Firewall
14 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
16 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (10.14%) SCCM
18 13 (9.42%) Symantec
18 13 (9.42%) ITIL
18 13 (9.42%) Advertising
19 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 12 (8.70%) C#
19 12 (8.70%) .NET
19 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
19 12 (8.70%) Hyper-V
20 11 (7.97%) Cisco ASA

Microsoft
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 18 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.07%) Apache
3 7 (5.07%) Confluence
3 7 (5.07%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) IIS
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (18.84%) MS Office
3 5 (3.62%) MS Project
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.72%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.62%) Office 365
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.04%) Firewall
2 11 (7.97%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (5.80%) DNS
3 8 (5.80%) LAN
3 8 (5.80%) WAN
4 7 (5.07%) DHCP
4 7 (5.07%) SAN
4 7 (5.07%) VPN
5 4 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (2.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (2.90%) Intranet
5 4 (2.90%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.90%) WLAN
6 3 (2.17%) Skype
6 3 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.45%) VoIP
7 2 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (34.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.80%) MySQL
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.90%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (2.17%) Biml
8 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.45%) Power BI
9 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
1 7 (5.07%) JIRA
1 7 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
1 7 (5.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) MSTest
4 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (9.42%) Advertising
2 10 (7.25%) Finance
3 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.17%) Local Government
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.45%) Electronics
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 26 (18.84%) Developer
2 20 (14.49%) Analyst
3 12 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.97%) Architect
5 9 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.80%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.80%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.07%) Rollout Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) IT Support
9 5 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) DBA
9 5 (3.62%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) .NET
2 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.07%) MCollective
3 7 (5.07%) XML
4 6 (4.35%) ELK Stack
5 5 (3.62%) HTML
6 4 (2.90%) CSS
6 4 (2.90%) WCF
6 4 (2.90%) XML Schema
6 4 (2.90%) XSD
7 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.45%) COM
8 2 (1.45%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.45%) jQuery
8 2 (1.45%) LINQ
9 1 (0.72%) Ajax
9 1 (0.72%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Clustering
2 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.25%) PKI
3 9 (6.52%) Informatics
4 6 (4.35%) NHS
5 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.17%) iPad
6 3 (2.17%) iPhone
7 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.45%) CESG
7 2 (1.45%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.45%) Replication
7 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.72%) LIMS
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (44.20%) Windows
2 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
5 20 (14.49%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.80%) Linux
6 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.07%) AIX
7 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.07%) Unix
8 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (9.42%) ITIL
3 11 (7.97%) High Availability
3 11 (7.97%) Migration
3 11 (7.97%) Project Management
4 10 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.25%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.80%) Scrum
5 8 (5.80%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (5.07%) Change Control
6 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.07%) ETL
6 7 (5.07%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.07%) IT Governance
7 6 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.35%) MVC
7 6 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 6 (4.35%) Service Management
8 5 (3.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) SQL
2 12 (8.70%) C#
3 6 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.17%) C++
6 2 (1.45%) C
6 2 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.52%) Degree
4 9 (6.52%) MCITP
5 8 (5.80%) MCDBA
6 7 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.35%) CCNA
7 6 (4.35%) CCNP
8 4 (2.90%) MCSE
9 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.45%) HNC
9 2 (1.45%) MCP
9 2 (1.45%) MCSD
10 1 (0.72%) CISSP
10 1 (0.72%) ISEB
10 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.72%) MCAD
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) MISRA
3 1 (0.72%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (5.07%) PowerHA
4 7 (5.07%) XenApp
5 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.17%) vSphere
5 3 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.45%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.72%) NFS
7 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) Nessus
3 8 (5.80%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.07%) Ansible
4 7 (5.07%) Packer
4 7 (5.07%) Puppet
4 7 (5.07%) Rundeck
4 7 (5.07%) Tivoli
4 7 (5.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (5.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (5.07%) Zenoss
5 5 (3.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) VMware
2 22 (15.94%) Cisco
3 21 (15.22%) Oracle
4 13 (9.42%) Symantec
5 8 (5.80%) Citrix
5 8 (5.80%) HP
5 8 (5.80%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.80%) RedGate
6 7 (5.07%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.07%) IBM
6 7 (5.07%) Sonatype
7 6 (4.35%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.35%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.90%) Avaya
8 4 (2.90%) F5
8 4 (2.90%) Riverbed
8 4 (2.90%) ScanSafe
8 4 (2.90%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.90%) Splunk
9 2 (1.45%) Lumension
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