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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 98 151 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.65% 19.51% 16.20%
As % of the Vendors category 35.38% 47.34% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 95 77
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £197 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Median hourly rate £11.25 £13.50 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £17.70 £14.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
277 319 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.25% 41.21% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 173 166
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £13.63 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% +21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £21.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 May 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
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 May 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 -7 85 £350 - 18
West Wales +11 4 £265 -44.50% 2
North Wales 0 3 £225 +40.62%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 66 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 63 (30.88%) SQL
3 61 (29.90%) SQL Server
3 61 (29.90%) Windows
4 47 (23.04%) Active Directory
5 45 (22.06%) MS Office
5 45 (22.06%) Migration
6 39 (19.12%) .NET
7 37 (18.14%) ITIL
8 34 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 33 (16.18%) Security Cleared
10 32 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (15.20%) C#
12 29 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (13.73%) Unit Testing
14 27 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (12.25%) Linux
15 25 (12.25%) VMware
16 24 (11.76%) OO
17 23 (11.27%) MVC
17 23 (11.27%) SC Cleared
18 22 (10.78%) Finance
19 21 (10.29%) ASP.NET
19 21 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 20 (9.80%) Oracle
20 20 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (9.31%) Cisco
21 19 (9.31%) MS Visio
21 19 (9.31%) Data Migration
21 19 (9.31%) .NET Framework

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 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.35%) IIS
3 10 (4.90%) IBM Notes
3 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.90%) SAS
4 6 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.45%) CMS
5 5 (2.45%) IBM Domino
6 4 (1.96%) Apache
6 4 (1.96%) FileNet
6 4 (1.96%) Jetty
6 4 (1.96%) nginx
6 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.47%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.47%) Confluence
7 3 (1.47%) LiveCycle
7 3 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 45 (22.06%) MS Office
3 19 (9.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.47%) MS Project
5 2 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Office 365
2 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.96%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.33%) Firewall
2 15 (7.35%) DNS
3 13 (6.37%) LDAP
3 13 (6.37%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.88%) Internet
5 10 (4.90%) DHCP
6 8 (3.92%) VPN
7 5 (2.45%) FTP
7 5 (2.45%) SMTP
8 4 (1.96%) HTTP
8 4 (1.96%) IPsec
8 4 (1.96%) SSL
8 4 (1.96%) VoIP
9 2 (0.98%) LAN
9 2 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.98%) SAN
9 2 (0.98%) Skype
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.49%) Network Security
10 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (29.90%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (7.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.43%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.96%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.96%) MS Access
11 3 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.47%) Power BI
12 2 (0.98%) Biml
12 2 (0.98%) DB2
12 2 (0.98%) GIS
12 2 (0.98%) OLAP
12 2 (0.98%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Subversion
2 10 (4.90%) JIRA
3 7 (3.43%) QAComplete
4 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.96%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.96%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.47%) Ant
6 3 (1.47%) Hudson
6 3 (1.47%) Maven
7 2 (0.98%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.49%) MSI
8 1 (0.49%) NUnit
8 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.49%) Selenium
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.78%) Finance
2 8 (3.92%) Advertising
3 7 (3.43%) Back Office
4 5 (2.45%) Banking
5 4 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 60 (29.41%) Analyst
2 48 (23.53%) Developer
3 21 (10.29%) .NET Developer
4 17 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.86%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.88%) SQL Developer
7 10 (4.90%) DBA
7 10 (4.90%) Desktop Support
7 10 (4.90%) Tester
8 9 (4.41%) Administrator
8 9 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (4.41%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Network Support
9 8 (3.92%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.12%) .NET
2 21 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (9.31%) .NET Framework
4 18 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (7.35%) Entity Framework
6 14 (6.86%) XML
7 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (3.92%) SOAP
8 7 (3.43%) HTML
9 6 (2.94%) J2EE
9 6 (2.94%) Web Services
10 4 (1.96%) CSS
10 4 (1.96%) Servlets
11 3 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.47%) EJB
11 3 (1.47%) J2SE
11 3 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.47%) STL
11 3 (1.47%) WCF
11 3 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.90%) NHS
3 4 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.98%) Clustering
5 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.49%) CESG
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (29.90%) Windows
2 34 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.25%) Linux
4 18 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 14 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.41%) Unix
8 8 (3.92%) AIX
9 6 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.98%) Android
11 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.06%) Migration
2 37 (18.14%) ITIL
3 29 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (13.73%) Unit Testing
5 24 (11.76%) OO
6 23 (11.27%) MVC
7 20 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (9.31%) Data Migration
9 17 (8.33%) CRM
10 16 (7.84%) OOP
11 15 (7.35%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.37%) ITIL V3
12 13 (6.37%) Validation
13 12 (5.88%) Workflow
14 11 (5.39%) Software Engineering
15 10 (4.90%) ETL
15 10 (4.90%) Incident Management
15 10 (4.90%) TDD
16 9 (4.41%) Business Analysis
16 9 (4.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 63 (30.88%) SQL
2 31 (15.20%) C#
3 18 (8.82%) T-SQL
4 11 (5.39%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.92%) Java
7 6 (2.94%) C++
8 3 (1.47%) VBA
8 3 (1.47%) VBScript
9 2 (0.98%) C
9 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) VC++
9 2 (0.98%) XPath
10 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (6.86%) CCNA
5 10 (4.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.96%) MCSE
8 3 (1.47%) Degree
8 3 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.98%) CCNP
9 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.98%) MCITP
9 2 (0.98%) MCTS
10 1 (0.49%) ISEB
10 1 (0.49%) MCP
10 1 (0.49%) MCSA
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.43%) SLA
3 5 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.96%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) HL7
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.96%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.96%) Xen
4 3 (1.47%) vSphere
5 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (4.41%) Tivoli
1 9 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (3.92%) SCCM
3 5 (2.45%) SCOM
4 4 (1.96%) Puppet
5 2 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 25 (12.25%) VMware
2 20 (9.80%) Oracle
3 19 (9.31%) Cisco
4 15 (7.35%) Citrix
5 12 (5.88%) HP
6 10 (4.90%) Lotus
7 7 (3.43%) Informatica
7 7 (3.43%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (3.43%) Teradata
8 5 (2.45%) Adobe
8 5 (2.45%) Google
9 4 (1.96%) SAP
10 3 (1.47%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.47%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.47%) ILOG
10 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.47%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.47%) Splunk
11 2 (0.98%) Apple
11 2 (0.98%) Veeam
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