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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 110 93 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.06% 18.86% 12.75%
As % of the Vendors category 34.06% 43.06% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 32
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£375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £198 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £403 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.66% +20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £83.67 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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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
323 216 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 47.15% 43.81% 49.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 111 113
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £90.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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
(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 -4 85 £375 - 60
West Wales -10 7 £315 +5.00% 3
North Wales - 3 - - 5
Mid Wales - - - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 87 (39.91%) SQL Server
2 61 (27.98%) Security Cleared
3 58 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (26.15%) SC Cleared
5 56 (25.69%) MS Excel
6 55 (25.23%) MS Office
7 52 (23.85%) Windows
8 46 (21.10%) CRM
8 46 (21.10%) .NET
9 43 (19.72%) SQL
10 40 (18.35%) XML
11 35 (16.06%) Scrum
11 35 (16.06%) Finance
11 35 (16.06%) Dynamics CRM
12 34 (15.60%) Web Services
13 30 (13.76%) SOAP
13 30 (13.76%) HTML
13 30 (13.76%) TDD
14 29 (13.30%) Migration
14 29 (13.30%) CSS
15 28 (12.84%) Active Directory
16 27 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (11.93%) ITIL
17 26 (11.93%) ASP.NET
17 26 (11.93%) JavaScript
17 26 (11.93%) SharePoint
17 26 (11.93%) OO
18 25 (11.47%) Visual Studio
18 25 (11.47%) IIS
19 24 (11.01%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.47%) IIS
3 21 (9.63%) Lync
4 17 (7.80%) Confluence
4 17 (7.80%) FileNet
5 16 (7.34%) MS Exchange
6 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.29%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.83%) ArcGIS
9 3 (1.38%) SAS
9 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (25.69%) MS Excel
2 55 (25.23%) MS Office
3 14 (6.42%) MS Project
4 10 (4.59%) MS Visio
5 9 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) SPSS
6 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 35 (16.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.50%) Office 365
3 5 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.59%) LAN
2 9 (4.13%) WAN
3 7 (3.21%) DNS
4 6 (2.75%) SAN
4 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.75%) Firewall
5 5 (2.29%) Internet
5 5 (2.29%) MPLS
5 5 (2.29%) DHCP
6 4 (1.83%) VPN
6 4 (1.83%) Wireless
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.38%) NAS
7 3 (1.38%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.38%) Network Security
8 2 (0.92%) DSL
8 2 (0.92%) HTTP
8 2 (0.92%) WLAN
9 1 (0.46%) ADSL
9 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (39.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (11.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (7.80%) MongoDB
4 17 (7.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (7.80%) NoSQL
5 16 (7.34%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (5.05%) MS Access
8 9 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.38%) FileMaker
10 3 (1.38%) InterBase
10 3 (1.38%) Firebird
10 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.92%) QlikView
11 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (11.47%) Visual Studio
2 18 (8.26%) Subversion
3 17 (7.80%) Maven
3 17 (7.80%) JIRA
3 17 (7.80%) Hudson
3 17 (7.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.29%) TestDirector
5 5 (2.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.92%) NUnit
6 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.46%) JUnit
7 1 (0.46%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (16.06%) Finance
2 6 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.29%) Banking
3 5 (2.29%) Marketing
4 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 4 (1.83%) Advertising
5 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Military
6 2 (0.92%) French Language
6 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (32.11%) Analyst
2 63 (28.90%) Developer
3 21 (9.63%) Architect
4 18 (8.26%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.88%) CRM Developer
6 14 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 14 (6.42%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.05%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.59%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Developer
9 9 (4.13%) CRM Analyst
9 9 (4.13%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.13%) Consultant
10 8 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Server Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (2.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (21.10%) .NET
2 40 (18.35%) XML
3 34 (15.60%) Web Services
4 30 (13.76%) SOAP
4 30 (13.76%) HTML
5 29 (13.30%) CSS
6 26 (11.93%) ASP.NET
7 23 (10.55%) AngularJS
8 21 (9.63%) J2EE
9 20 (9.17%) WCF
10 19 (8.72%) XSLT
11 18 (8.26%) Hibernate
11 18 (8.26%) Spring
11 18 (8.26%) JSF
12 17 (7.80%) .NET Framework
12 17 (7.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (6.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 15 (6.88%) REST
14 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 9 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.63%) Open Source
2 13 (5.96%) NHS
2 13 (5.96%) AS400
3 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.21%) GIS
5 6 (2.75%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.29%) User Experience
6 5 (2.29%) Clustering
7 3 (1.38%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.92%) EPoS
8 2 (0.92%) iSeries
8 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.92%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.92%) Informatics
9 1 (0.46%) CESG
9 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.85%) Windows
2 21 (9.63%) Windows 7
3 15 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.29%) OS/400
8 4 (1.83%) Linux
9 3 (1.38%) UNIX
9 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (21.10%) CRM
3 35 (16.06%) Scrum
4 30 (13.76%) TDD
5 29 (13.30%) Migration
6 26 (11.93%) OO
6 26 (11.93%) ITIL
7 23 (10.55%) MVC
8 21 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (9.17%) Project Management
10 18 (8.26%) UML
10 18 (8.26%) RUP
10 18 (8.26%) DSDM
10 18 (8.26%) Data Migration
10 18 (8.26%) Release Management
10 18 (8.26%) Pair Programming
11 17 (7.80%) OOA/OOD
11 17 (7.80%) Configuration Management
11 17 (7.80%) DevOps
12 14 (6.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.72%) SQL
2 26 (11.93%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.09%) Java
4 17 (7.80%) C#
5 6 (2.75%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.75%) VBA
6 5 (2.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (1.38%) Delphi
7 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.38%) VB
8 2 (0.92%) PHP
8 2 (0.92%) RPG
8 2 (0.92%) COBOL
8 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) X++
9 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (27.98%) Security Cleared
2 57 (26.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.67%) MCTS
5 7 (3.21%) ISEB
6 6 (2.75%) MCSD
6 6 (2.75%) Degree
7 5 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.29%) MCPD
7 5 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.29%) MCAD
7 5 (2.29%) MCSE
8 4 (1.83%) MCP
8 4 (1.83%) MCITP
8 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.38%) CCNP
9 3 (1.38%) CCA
10 2 (0.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) GxP
3 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) P3O
System Software
1 28 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.21%) XenApp
4 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.29%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) SCCM
2 6 (2.75%) Windows Intune
3 5 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.38%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.46%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (10.09%) IBM
2 17 (7.80%) Twitter
3 13 (5.96%) VMware
4 12 (5.50%) Citrix
5 11 (5.05%) Oracle
6 9 (4.13%) Cisco
6 9 (4.13%) HP
7 7 (3.21%) McAfee
7 7 (3.21%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.75%) Cognos
9 4 (1.83%) Juniper
9 4 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.83%) Casewise
9 4 (1.83%) Sage
10 3 (1.38%) Symantec
11 2 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.92%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.92%) SAP
11 2 (0.92%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.92%) F5
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £540 - £640 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Holywell
Networx Recruitment
Rate: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 11 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hengoed
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago