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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 120 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.30% 14.41% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 30.15% 37.17% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 41 58
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.12 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.87 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
398 269 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 44.12% 38.76% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 161 152
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 16
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.35 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 0 88 £328 -12.66% 22
West Wales -4 8 £355 +15.44%
Mid Wales - 6 £275 -
North Wales -2 2 £213 - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 100 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 94 (37.15%) SQL
3 87 (34.39%) Windows
4 74 (29.25%) .NET
4 74 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (24.11%) Security Cleared
6 56 (22.13%) MS Excel
7 52 (20.55%) SC Cleared
8 51 (20.16%) Scrum
9 50 (19.76%) C#
10 45 (17.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 40 (15.81%) T-SQL
12 39 (15.42%) MS Office
13 38 (15.02%) HTML
14 36 (14.23%) ITIL
15 34 (13.44%) CSS
16 32 (12.65%) Java
17 31 (12.25%) Migration
18 29 (11.46%) XML
18 29 (11.46%) Active Directory
19 28 (11.07%) VMware
19 28 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
20 27 (10.67%) Web Services
20 27 (10.67%) Oracle
21 26 (10.28%) JavaScript
22 25 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
23 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 23 (9.09%) TDD
24 23 (9.09%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 21 (8.30%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.74%) Confluence
4 11 (4.35%) IIS
5 10 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.77%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.98%) Jetty
7 5 (1.98%) nginx
7 5 (1.98%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.98%) ArcSDE
7 5 (1.98%) Apache
7 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.98%) Lync
8 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.58%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.58%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (22.13%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.42%) MS Office
3 10 (3.95%) MS Project
4 8 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (7.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.53%) Office 365
2 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.19%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.53%) SAN
2 9 (3.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.77%) HTTP
3 7 (2.77%) Firewall
4 6 (2.37%) DNS
5 5 (1.98%) SSL
5 5 (1.98%) NAS
5 5 (1.98%) Internet
6 4 (1.58%) SMTP
6 4 (1.58%) DHCP
7 3 (1.19%) FTP
7 3 (1.19%) VoIP
7 3 (1.19%) Wireless
7 3 (1.19%) IPsec
7 3 (1.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.40%) LAN
9 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 45 (17.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.35%) MySQL
7 10 (3.95%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (2.77%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (2.77%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (9.09%) Selenium
2 21 (8.30%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.53%) Hudson
3 14 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.74%) JIRA
5 11 (4.35%) JMeter
5 11 (4.35%) Subversion
5 11 (4.35%) Maven
5 11 (4.35%) Spock
5 11 (4.35%) Geb
6 10 (3.95%) SpecFlow
6 10 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.37%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.58%) AdminStudio
9 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.19%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (7.91%) Finance
2 8 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (1.19%) Advertising
4 2 (0.79%) Banking
4 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (40.32%) Developer
2 40 (15.81%) Analyst
3 36 (14.23%) SQL Developer
4 20 (7.91%) Tester
5 17 (6.72%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.32%) Architect
7 14 (5.53%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.74%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 11 (4.35%) CRM Developer
10 10 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.56%) DBA
11 9 (3.56%) SQL DBA
11 9 (3.56%) SQL Server Developer
12 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.16%) Consultant
13 7 (2.77%) Network Engineer
13 7 (2.77%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (29.25%) .NET
2 38 (15.02%) HTML
3 34 (13.44%) CSS
4 29 (11.46%) XML
5 27 (10.67%) Web Services
6 17 (6.72%) SOAP
6 17 (6.72%) .NET Framework
7 16 (6.32%) HTML5
8 15 (5.93%) AngularJS
8 15 (5.93%) ASP.NET
9 14 (5.53%) J2EE
10 13 (5.14%) WCF
11 12 (4.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (4.35%) XSLT
12 11 (4.35%) Hibernate
12 11 (4.35%) Spring
12 11 (4.35%) JSF
13 10 (3.95%) jQuery
14 9 (3.56%) LINQ
15 8 (3.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.72%) AS400
2 14 (5.53%) NHS
3 12 (4.74%) Mainframe
3 12 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.95%) GIS
6 7 (2.77%) Clustering
7 5 (1.98%) User Experience
8 4 (1.58%) CCTV
8 4 (1.58%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.19%) Human Factors
9 3 (1.19%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.79%) iSeries
10 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.79%) EPoS
10 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.40%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.39%) Windows
2 28 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (7.11%) Linux
4 17 (6.72%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.77%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.98%) AIX
8 5 (1.98%) UNIX
9 4 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.58%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.79%) OS/400
11 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (20.16%) Scrum
3 36 (14.23%) ITIL
4 31 (12.25%) Migration
5 23 (9.09%) TDD
5 23 (9.09%) CRM
6 21 (8.30%) Project Management
7 20 (7.91%) ETL
8 18 (7.11%) Test Scripting
8 18 (7.11%) DevOps
9 17 (6.72%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.32%) OO
11 15 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.93%) SDLC
11 15 (5.93%) Open Source
12 14 (5.53%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.53%) RUP
12 14 (5.53%) UML
12 14 (5.53%) Service Management
12 14 (5.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (37.15%) SQL
2 50 (19.76%) C#
3 40 (15.81%) T-SQL
4 32 (12.65%) Java
5 26 (10.28%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.51%) PL/SQL
7 13 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.16%) VBA
9 6 (2.37%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.58%) VB6
10 4 (1.58%) VB
11 3 (1.19%) C++
12 2 (0.79%) COBOL
12 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 2 (0.79%) RPG
12 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.40%) Jython
13 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 52 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.93%) ISEB
5 14 (5.53%) MCITP
5 14 (5.53%) Degree
6 13 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.14%) CCNA
7 12 (4.74%) MCDBA
8 9 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.98%) CCNP
10 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.98%) PMP
10 5 (1.98%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.58%) MCSE
11 4 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.58%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
1 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (11.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.58%) Xen
3 4 (1.58%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.19%) vSphere
5 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.79%) Firmware
5 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.16%) SCCM
2 5 (1.98%) Puppet
3 4 (1.58%) Windows Intune
3 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (1.58%) SCSM
4 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.40%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (11.07%) VMware
2 27 (10.67%) Oracle
3 18 (7.11%) Cisco
4 15 (5.93%) Citrix
4 15 (5.93%) Teradata
5 14 (5.53%) HP
6 11 (4.35%) Twitter
7 8 (3.16%) Dell
8 7 (2.77%) ESRI
9 6 (2.37%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.58%) OpenText
10 4 (1.58%) Lotus
10 4 (1.58%) Clearswift
10 4 (1.58%) IBM
11 3 (1.19%) EMC
11 3 (1.19%) AppSense
11 3 (1.19%) Google
12 2 (0.79%) Veritas
12 2 (0.79%) Cognos
12 2 (0.79%) Juniper
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