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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 122 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.06% 15.19% 14.55%
As % of the Vendors category 43.73% 40.67% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 77 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.68 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -63.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.22 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £14.14 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
311 300 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.02% 37.36% 41.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 181 96
Average daily rate £340 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 15
Average hourly rate £13.73 £11.05 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.20% -26.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.53 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -3 104 £325 -7.14% 29
West Wales +14 8 £460 +53.33% 1
North Wales - 1 £350 - 3
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 89 (32.36%) SQL Server
2 85 (30.91%) .NET
3 84 (30.55%) Windows
4 81 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (29.09%) Security Cleared
6 74 (26.91%) SC Cleared
7 65 (23.64%) CRM
7 65 (23.64%) SQL
8 60 (21.82%) Dynamics CRM
9 56 (20.36%) MS Excel
10 50 (18.18%) MS Office
11 46 (16.73%) Scrum
12 44 (16.00%) C#
13 42 (15.27%) Visual Studio
14 40 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (13.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 38 (13.82%) CSS
15 38 (13.82%) HTML
16 37 (13.45%) JavaScript
17 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
18 35 (12.73%) .NET Framework
19 32 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (10.91%) Migration
21 29 (10.55%) WCF
22 28 (10.18%) Finance
22 28 (10.18%) ASP.NET
22 28 (10.18%) ITIL
23 27 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 26 (9.45%) ETL
25 25 (9.09%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 23 (8.36%) IIS
1 23 (8.36%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.55%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.09%) Lync
4 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.73%) Jetty
9 2 (0.73%) Apache
9 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.73%) SAS
9 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.73%) nginx
9 2 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (20.36%) MS Excel
2 50 (18.18%) MS Office
3 19 (6.91%) MS Project
4 11 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (21.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.73%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.36%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.00%) Office 365
3 4 (1.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.91%) LAN
2 7 (2.55%) DNS
3 6 (2.18%) Firewall
3 6 (2.18%) VoIP
3 6 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.18%) Wireless
4 5 (1.82%) WAN
5 4 (1.45%) HTTP
5 4 (1.45%) SAN
5 4 (1.45%) Internet
5 4 (1.45%) Network Security
5 4 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.09%) NAS
6 3 (1.09%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.09%) MPLS
6 3 (1.09%) DHCP
7 2 (0.73%) FTP
7 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.73%) SSL
7 2 (0.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (32.36%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (13.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 14 (5.09%) RDBMS
8 13 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.00%) MySQL
10 9 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (2.91%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (2.55%) Oracle9i Database
13 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (1.45%) DB2
15 3 (1.09%) MS Access
15 3 (1.09%) FileMaker
15 3 (1.09%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 42 (15.27%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.36%) Selenium
4 11 (4.00%) JMeter
5 10 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.64%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.82%) MSBuild
6 5 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.82%) TestDirector
7 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.73%) Hudson
9 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.73%) NUnit
9 2 (0.73%) Subversion
9 2 (0.73%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.36%) TestNG
10 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (10.18%) Finance
2 18 (6.55%) Marketing
3 7 (2.55%) Back Office
4 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.45%) Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.73%) Front Office
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (31.27%) Developer
2 72 (26.18%) Analyst
3 27 (9.82%) CRM Developer
4 25 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 25 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 22 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 19 (6.91%) Tester
7 16 (5.82%) Architect
8 15 (5.45%) CRM Analyst
9 14 (5.09%) CRM Business Analyst
9 14 (5.09%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.73%) Software Developer
10 13 (4.73%) Test Analyst
11 12 (4.36%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.36%) Microsoft Developer
12 11 (4.00%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.27%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.27%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.91%) .NET
2 38 (13.82%) HTML
2 38 (13.82%) CSS
3 35 (12.73%) .NET Framework
4 29 (10.55%) WCF
5 28 (10.18%) ASP.NET
6 25 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 18 (6.55%) Web Services
7 18 (6.55%) XML
8 16 (5.82%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (5.45%) HTML5
10 11 (4.00%) jQuery
11 9 (3.27%) LINQ
12 8 (2.91%) Sass
13 6 (2.18%) WinForms
14 5 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (1.45%) SOAP
15 4 (1.45%) Silverlight
16 3 (1.09%) WPF
16 3 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.82%) NHS
2 15 (5.45%) AS400
3 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.36%) Mainframe
5 11 (4.00%) Clustering
6 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.91%) iSeries
8 6 (2.18%) User Experience
8 6 (2.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.18%) GIS
8 6 (2.18%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.45%) Human Factors
11 3 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.09%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.73%) CESG
12 2 (0.73%) EPoS
12 2 (0.73%) iPhone
12 2 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 84 (30.55%) Windows
2 19 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (6.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.36%) Linux
3 12 (4.36%) Windows XP
4 11 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.64%) UNIX
6 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.55%) OS/400
7 4 (1.45%) AIX
8 2 (0.73%) Android
8 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (23.64%) CRM
3 46 (16.73%) Scrum
4 30 (10.91%) Migration
5 28 (10.18%) ITIL
6 26 (9.45%) ETL
7 22 (8.00%) Project Management
7 22 (8.00%) Data Migration
8 21 (7.64%) MVC
9 20 (7.27%) UML
10 19 (6.91%) Time Management
11 18 (6.55%) TDD
12 17 (6.18%) Test Scripting
13 16 (5.82%) Regression Testing
14 14 (5.09%) Data Modelling
14 14 (5.09%) BDD
15 12 (4.36%) Service Management
15 12 (4.36%) Knowledge Management
16 11 (4.00%) PRINCE2
16 11 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.64%) SQL
2 44 (16.00%) C#
3 37 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.64%) Java
5 18 (6.55%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.91%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.45%) RPG
8 4 (1.45%) C++
8 4 (1.45%) COBOL
9 3 (1.09%) Delphi
9 3 (1.09%) C
10 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) VBA
10 1 (0.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 80 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.91%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.18%) ISEB
4 17 (6.18%) DV Cleared
5 16 (5.82%) MCTS
5 16 (5.82%) MCPD
5 16 (5.82%) MCAD
5 16 (5.82%) MCSD
6 13 (4.73%) Degree
7 12 (4.36%) MCDBA
8 11 (4.00%) MCITP
9 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.27%) CCNA
11 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.45%) MCP
12 4 (1.45%) CCNP
13 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.09%) GxP
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (13.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.91%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.18%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.18%) XenApp
5 4 (1.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) Firmware
6 2 (0.73%) Xen
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.36%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (3.64%) SCCM
2 4 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.73%) Puppet
4 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.73%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (9.09%) Oracle
2 24 (8.73%) VMware
3 20 (7.27%) Cisco
4 16 (5.82%) Citrix
5 10 (3.64%) HP
6 7 (2.55%) IBM
6 7 (2.55%) Teradata
7 6 (2.18%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.82%) McAfee
8 5 (1.82%) Casewise
9 4 (1.45%) Symantec
9 4 (1.45%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.45%) OpenText
9 4 (1.45%) Adobe
9 4 (1.45%) Juniper
9 4 (1.45%) Lotus
10 3 (1.09%) SAP
10 3 (1.09%) Cognos
10 3 (1.09%) Google
10 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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