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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 61 115 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.98% 12.42% 15.01%
As % of the Vendors category 30.05% 29.41% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 77 45
Median daily rate £343 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £386 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Median hourly rate £12.30 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £12.70 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £24.40 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
203 391 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.22% 42.22% 40.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 268 177
Median daily rate £375 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 13
Median hourly rate £12.43 £14.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.78 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £21.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +1 51 £325 - 17
West Wales +5 6 £563 +58.45% 4
North Wales -1 2 - - 1
Mid Wales 0 1 £225 -18.18%
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 69 (46.31%) Windows
2 50 (33.56%) SQL
3 47 (31.54%) SQL Server
4 40 (26.85%) MS Excel
4 40 (26.85%) Windows Server
5 39 (26.17%) Active Directory
6 28 (18.79%) Migration
7 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (14.77%) Windows 7
8 22 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (14.77%) .NET
8 22 (14.77%) MS Office
9 21 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (12.75%) VMware
10 19 (12.75%) Security Cleared
11 17 (11.41%) TCP/IP
11 17 (11.41%) DNS
12 16 (10.74%) Finance
12 16 (10.74%) Office 365
13 15 (10.07%) Data Migration
13 15 (10.07%) SC Cleared
13 15 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (9.40%) Linux
14 14 (9.40%) MS Exchange
14 14 (9.40%) Firewall
15 13 (8.72%) DHCP
15 13 (8.72%) ITIL
15 13 (8.72%) T-SQL
15 13 (8.72%) C#

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 14 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) IIS
3 11 (7.38%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.70%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.36%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.01%) Apache
8 3 (2.01%) CMS
8 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.01%) FileNet
8 3 (2.01%) Jetty
8 3 (2.01%) LiveCycle
8 3 (2.01%) Mongrel
8 3 (2.01%) nginx
8 3 (2.01%) SAS
8 3 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (26.85%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.77%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.67%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Office 365
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.01%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.01%) Route 53
3 3 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.41%) DNS
1 17 (11.41%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.40%) Firewall
3 13 (8.72%) DHCP
4 9 (6.04%) VPN
5 6 (4.03%) FTP
5 6 (4.03%) SAN
5 6 (4.03%) VoIP
6 5 (3.36%) SMTP
6 5 (3.36%) WAN
7 4 (2.68%) LAN
7 4 (2.68%) Wireless
8 3 (2.01%) HTTP
8 3 (2.01%) Intranet
8 3 (2.01%) IPsec
8 3 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.01%) Skype
8 3 (2.01%) SSL
9 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (8.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (6.04%) Biml
7 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.68%) MS Access
8 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.01%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.01%) GIS
9 3 (2.01%) MySQL
9 3 (2.01%) Power BI
9 3 (2.01%) WebFOCUS
10 2 (1.34%) OLAP
10 2 (1.34%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.70%) Subversion
2 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.01%) Ant
4 3 (2.01%) Hudson
4 3 (2.01%) JIRA
4 3 (2.01%) Maven
4 3 (2.01%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.67%) JMeter
6 1 (0.67%) MSTest
6 1 (0.67%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.01%) Advertising
3 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.01%) Retail
4 2 (1.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Local Government
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (22.15%) Developer
2 30 (20.13%) Analyst
3 14 (9.40%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.38%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.71%) Data Analyst
6 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.04%) IT Support
7 8 (5.37%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Administrator
7 8 (5.37%) Rollout Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Data Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Data Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (4.70%) IT Technician
8 7 (4.70%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) .NET
2 7 (4.70%) SOAP
2 7 (4.70%) XML
3 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (4.03%) J2EE
4 5 (3.36%) HTML
4 5 (3.36%) Middleware
5 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.68%) REST
5 4 (2.68%) WCF
6 3 (2.01%) EJB
6 3 (2.01%) J2SE
6 3 (2.01%) JSF
6 3 (2.01%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.01%) LAMP
6 3 (2.01%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (2.01%) Lucene
6 3 (2.01%) Servlets
6 3 (2.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.68%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.01%) Clustering
3 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.34%) iPad
4 2 (1.34%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.31%) Windows
2 40 (26.85%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (14.77%) Windows 7
5 14 (9.40%) Linux
6 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.04%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) Migration
2 23 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (10.07%) Data Migration
4 13 (8.72%) ITIL
5 10 (6.71%) Data Mapping
5 10 (6.71%) Scrum
6 9 (6.04%) TDD
6 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.37%) OO
7 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.70%) MVC
8 7 (4.70%) Open Source
9 6 (4.03%) CRM
9 6 (4.03%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.36%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.36%) ETL
10 5 (3.36%) Human Factors
10 5 (3.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.56%) SQL
2 13 (8.72%) C#
2 13 (8.72%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.71%) Java
4 9 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.36%) C++
6 4 (2.68%) PHP
6 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.68%) VBScript
7 3 (2.01%) Perl
7 3 (2.01%) Python
7 3 (2.01%) VB
7 3 (2.01%) VBA
8 2 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.03%) MCSE
5 5 (3.36%) CCNA
5 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.01%) ISEB
7 2 (1.34%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.34%) Degree
7 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.34%) MCITP
7 2 (1.34%) MCP
7 2 (1.34%) MCSD
7 2 (1.34%) MCTS
8 1 (0.67%) CCNP
8 1 (0.67%) MCAD
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.67%) QA
1 1 (0.67%) SLA
1 1 (0.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (26.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.68%) vSphere
4 4 (2.68%) XenApp
5 3 (2.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (2.01%) Xen
5 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.34%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.67%) NFS
7 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.38%) SCCM
2 6 (4.03%) SCOM
3 5 (3.36%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.01%) Ansible
4 3 (2.01%) Fluentd
4 3 (2.01%) Marathon
4 3 (2.01%) Mesos
4 3 (2.01%) Piwik
4 3 (2.01%) Puppet
4 3 (2.01%) Terraform
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (12.75%) VMware
2 12 (8.05%) Cisco
3 11 (7.38%) Oracle
4 9 (6.04%) Citrix
5 7 (4.70%) Lotus
6 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.36%) HP
7 5 (3.36%) SAP
8 3 (2.01%) Adobe
8 3 (2.01%) Google
8 3 (2.01%) ILOG
8 3 (2.01%) Juniper
8 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.01%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.01%) Splunk
9 2 (1.34%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.34%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.34%) NetApp
9 2 (1.34%) Symantec
10 1 (0.67%) Apple
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