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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 157 120 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.36% 16.53% 13.39%
As % of the Vendors category 48.16% 44.12% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 75 27
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£350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £154 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £440 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.68 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.22 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £14.14 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
326 272 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 42.28% 37.47% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 160 94
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 13
Average hourly rate £14.38 £11.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +1 118 £350 +5.26% 26
West Wales +1 9 £478 +56.55% 1
North Wales - 8 £160 - 3
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 86 (32.21%) SQL Server
2 80 (29.96%) Windows
2 80 (29.96%) Security Cleared
3 79 (29.59%) .NET
4 77 (28.84%) SC Cleared
5 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (27.72%) CRM
6 61 (22.85%) MS Excel
6 61 (22.85%) Dynamics CRM
7 52 (19.48%) SQL
7 52 (19.48%) MS Office
8 45 (16.85%) Scrum
9 43 (16.10%) C#
10 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
10 38 (14.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (13.86%) CSS
11 37 (13.86%) HTML
12 36 (13.48%) JavaScript
13 34 (12.73%) Active Directory
14 33 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 31 (11.61%) .NET Framework
15 31 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (11.24%) WCF
17 29 (10.86%) ITIL
18 28 (10.49%) ASP.NET
18 28 (10.49%) Finance
19 27 (10.11%) ETL
20 26 (9.74%) SharePoint
21 25 (9.36%) Migration
21 25 (9.36%) Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.74%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.24%) IIS
3 18 (6.74%) Lync
4 16 (5.99%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.12%) SAS
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.37%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.37%) CMS
11 1 (0.37%) FileNet
11 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (22.85%) MS Excel
2 52 (19.48%) MS Office
3 17 (6.37%) MS Project
4 10 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (22.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.49%) Office 365
3 4 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) LAN
2 6 (2.25%) VoIP
2 6 (2.25%) Wireless
2 6 (2.25%) Firewall
3 5 (1.87%) WAN
3 5 (1.87%) DNS
4 4 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.50%) Internet
5 3 (1.12%) MPLS
5 3 (1.12%) SAN
5 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.12%) NAS
5 3 (1.12%) Network Security
5 3 (1.12%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.75%) HTTP
6 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.37%) BGP
7 1 (0.37%) OSPF
7 1 (0.37%) RIP
7 1 (0.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (32.21%) SQL Server
2 38 (14.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (8.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.24%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.49%) RDBMS
8 11 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (4.12%) MySQL
9 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.62%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.25%) MS Access
12 3 (1.12%) InterBase
12 3 (1.12%) Firebird
12 3 (1.12%) DB2
12 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.49%) Selenium
4 11 (4.12%) JMeter
5 10 (3.75%) SpecFlow
5 10 (3.75%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.50%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.12%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.12%) Subversion
9 2 (0.75%) NUnit
9 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.75%) JUnit
10 1 (0.37%) Xcode
10 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 28 (10.49%) Finance
2 18 (6.74%) Marketing
3 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.25%) Back Office
4 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.87%) Banking
5 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.12%) Advertising
5 3 (1.12%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (29.59%) Developer
2 73 (27.34%) Analyst
3 27 (10.11%) CRM Developer
4 25 (9.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 20 (7.49%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.37%) SQL Developer
7 16 (5.99%) CRM Analyst
8 15 (5.62%) Tester
9 14 (5.24%) CRM Business Analyst
9 14 (5.24%) Architect
10 13 (4.87%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.87%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.49%) Data Analyst
12 11 (4.12%) .NET Developer
12 11 (4.12%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (3.37%) DBA
14 9 (3.37%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (29.59%) .NET
2 37 (13.86%) CSS
2 37 (13.86%) HTML
3 31 (11.61%) .NET Framework
4 30 (11.24%) WCF
5 28 (10.49%) ASP.NET
6 25 (9.36%) Entity Framework
7 20 (7.49%) Web Services
8 19 (7.12%) XML
9 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 15 (5.62%) HTML5
11 12 (4.49%) jQuery
12 9 (3.37%) LINQ
13 8 (3.00%) Sass
14 6 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.25%) WinForms
15 5 (1.87%) SOAP
16 4 (1.50%) Silverlight
17 3 (1.12%) J2EE
17 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.87%) NHS
2 12 (4.49%) Mainframe
2 12 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.12%) Clustering
4 7 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.62%) AS400
4 7 (2.62%) iSeries
5 6 (2.25%) User Experience
6 5 (1.87%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.50%) Human Factors
7 4 (1.50%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.50%) GIS
8 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.75%) CESG
9 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.75%) iPhone
9 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 80 (29.96%) Windows
2 19 (7.12%) Windows 7
3 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.12%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.62%) Linux
6 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.25%) OS/400
7 6 (2.25%) UNIX
8 3 (1.12%) AIX
9 2 (0.75%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (27.72%) CRM
2 45 (16.85%) Scrum
3 29 (10.86%) ITIL
4 27 (10.11%) ETL
5 25 (9.36%) Migration
6 23 (8.61%) Project Management
7 22 (8.24%) MVC
8 21 (7.87%) TDD
9 18 (6.74%) Data Migration
9 18 (6.74%) Time Management
9 18 (6.74%) UML
10 16 (5.99%) Test Scripting
10 16 (5.99%) Data Modelling
11 14 (5.24%) BDD
12 12 (4.49%) Service Management
12 12 (4.49%) Regression Testing
13 11 (4.12%) OO
14 10 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
15 9 (3.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.48%) SQL
2 43 (16.10%) C#
3 36 (13.48%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.87%) Java
5 9 (3.37%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.87%) VBA
7 5 (1.87%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.50%) C++
9 3 (1.12%) COBOL
9 3 (1.12%) Delphi
9 3 (1.12%) RPG
9 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (29.96%) Security Cleared
2 77 (28.84%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.37%) DV Cleared
5 16 (5.99%) MCPD
5 16 (5.99%) MCTS
5 16 (5.99%) MCAD
5 16 (5.99%) MCSD
6 12 (4.49%) ISEB
6 12 (4.49%) MCDBA
7 11 (4.12%) MCITP
8 9 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.37%) Degree
9 8 (3.00%) CCNA
10 5 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.50%) CCNP
11 4 (1.50%) MCP
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) SLA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.12%) GxP
System Software
1 34 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.25%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.87%) XenApp
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.37%) vCloud
8 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (3.37%) SCCM
2 4 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.12%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.75%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 23 (8.61%) Oracle
2 20 (7.49%) VMware
3 19 (7.12%) Cisco
4 15 (5.62%) Citrix
5 9 (3.37%) HP
6 7 (2.62%) IBM
7 6 (2.25%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.87%) McAfee
9 4 (1.50%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.50%) Casewise
9 4 (1.50%) Adobe
9 4 (1.50%) Juniper
9 4 (1.50%) Lotus
9 4 (1.50%) Sage
9 4 (1.50%) Symantec
10 3 (1.12%) Cognos
10 3 (1.12%) SAP
10 3 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.75%) Riverbed
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum 12 months fixed term
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago