The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wales region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 122 107 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.46% 20.54% 10.99%
As % of the Vendors category 37.65% 41.96% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 31
Average daily rate
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£375 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.40 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
324 255 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 41.06% 48.94% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 144 133
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.58 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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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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 -5 94 £375 +17.55% 41
West Wales -5 13 £308 +39.77% 1
North Wales 0 5 - - 4
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 83 (34.44%) MS Excel
2 72 (29.88%) Windows
3 70 (29.05%) MS Office
4 65 (26.97%) SQL Server
5 58 (24.07%) Finance
6 52 (21.58%) Security Cleared
7 50 (20.75%) SQL
8 45 (18.67%) .NET
8 45 (18.67%) Project Management
9 44 (18.26%) Active Directory
10 38 (15.77%) VMware
11 37 (15.35%) SharePoint
11 37 (15.35%) MS Exchange
11 37 (15.35%) SC Cleared
12 33 (13.69%) MS Project
13 30 (12.45%) CRM
14 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (11.62%) Oracle
15 28 (11.62%) C#
16 27 (11.20%) Citrix
16 27 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
18 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (10.37%) ASP.NET
18 25 (10.37%) Banking
19 24 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (9.96%) Dynamics CRM
19 24 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
20 22 (9.13%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 37 (15.35%) SharePoint
1 37 (15.35%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.30%) Lync
4 13 (5.39%) IIS
5 10 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.73%) CMS
7 8 (3.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.24%) SAS
9 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.83%) Confluence
10 2 (0.83%) FileNet
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 83 (34.44%) MS Excel
2 70 (29.05%) MS Office
3 33 (13.69%) MS Project
4 16 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (4.98%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (9.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.24%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.47%) Office 365
3 9 (3.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.30%) SAN
2 19 (7.88%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.81%) VPN
4 12 (4.98%) DNS
5 11 (4.56%) DHCP
6 9 (3.73%) LAN
7 8 (3.32%) WAN
8 7 (2.90%) Internet
9 6 (2.49%) Firewall
9 6 (2.49%) VoIP
10 4 (1.66%) Intranet
11 3 (1.24%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.83%) Wireless
12 2 (0.83%) POP3
12 2 (0.83%) SMTP
12 2 (0.83%) LDAP
13 1 (0.41%) ADSL
13 1 (0.41%) WLAN
13 1 (0.41%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (8.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.90%) MySQL
8 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.66%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.66%) Cognos Impromptu
10 3 (1.24%) MS Access
10 3 (1.24%) DB2
10 3 (1.24%) OLAP
10 3 (1.24%) DataStage
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (5.81%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.56%) TestDirector
4 6 (2.49%) Subversion
5 4 (1.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.24%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.83%) JIRA
7 2 (0.83%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.83%) Hudson
7 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.41%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 58 (24.07%) Finance
2 25 (10.37%) Banking
3 7 (2.90%) Legal
4 6 (2.49%) Advertising
5 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Local Government
6 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) French Language
7 2 (0.83%) German Language
7 2 (0.83%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (28.22%) Analyst
2 33 (13.69%) Business Analyst
3 32 (13.28%) Developer
4 28 (11.62%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.98%) Consultant
6 11 (4.56%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.15%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (3.73%) SQL DBA
8 9 (3.73%) .NET Developer
8 9 (3.73%) Support Analyst
8 9 (3.73%) DBA
9 8 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.32%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (2.90%) Applications Support
10 7 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (2.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (2.49%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.67%) .NET
2 25 (10.37%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.22%) .NET Framework
4 10 (4.15%) XML
5 9 (3.73%) J2EE
6 7 (2.90%) XSLT
7 6 (2.49%) WCF
7 6 (2.49%) Web Services
7 6 (2.49%) CSS
8 5 (2.07%) HTML
8 5 (2.07%) SOAP
8 5 (2.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (1.66%) jQuery
10 3 (1.24%) XSD
10 3 (1.24%) REST
10 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.24%) WPF
10 3 (1.24%) Java SE
10 3 (1.24%) MDX
10 3 (1.24%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.22%) AS400
2 10 (4.15%) GIS
3 9 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.07%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.07%) Clustering
4 5 (2.07%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.66%) NHS
6 3 (1.24%) Open Source
6 3 (1.24%) iSeries
7 2 (0.83%) Statistics
7 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.41%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.88%) Windows
2 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (9.13%) Windows 7
5 18 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.98%) UNIX
7 8 (3.32%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.24%) AIX
9 3 (1.24%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.67%) Project Management
2 30 (12.45%) CRM
3 22 (9.13%) Migration
4 21 (8.71%) PRINCE2
5 18 (7.47%) UML
6 17 (7.05%) Business Analysis
7 15 (6.22%) OO
7 15 (6.22%) ITIL
7 15 (6.22%) Workflow
8 14 (5.81%) Scrum
8 14 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.98%) Document Management
10 12 (4.98%) TDD
11 10 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.15%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.73%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.73%) MVC
12 9 (3.73%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.75%) SQL
2 28 (11.62%) C#
3 18 (7.47%) PowerShell
4 12 (4.98%) VBScript
5 6 (2.49%) VB
5 6 (2.49%) Java
5 6 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.24%) RPG
7 3 (1.24%) C
7 3 (1.24%) COBOL
7 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.83%) VBA
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.35%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.64%) CCA
5 14 (5.81%) MCITP
6 13 (5.39%) ISEB
6 13 (5.39%) Degree
7 11 (4.56%) MCTS
7 11 (4.56%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.32%) MCDBA
9 7 (2.90%) MCSE
9 7 (2.90%) ISTQB
10 5 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.66%) MCP
12 3 (1.24%) MCSD
12 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.83%) MAPM
13 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) P3O
System Software
1 44 (18.26%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.22%) vSphere
4 13 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.98%) Terminal Services
6 10 (4.15%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.90%) vCloud
7 7 (2.90%) XenApp
7 7 (2.90%) XenServer
8 5 (2.07%) MetaFrame
8 5 (2.07%) UAG
9 4 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.24%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.24%) Xen
11 2 (0.83%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) SCCM
2 9 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.32%) NetBackup
3 8 (3.32%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.90%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.49%) Windows Intune
5 6 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.07%) SCDPM
6 5 (2.07%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.24%) WSUS
8 2 (0.83%) SCOM
8 2 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 38 (15.77%) VMware
2 28 (11.62%) Oracle
3 27 (11.20%) Citrix
4 15 (6.22%) HP
5 12 (4.98%) Cognos
5 12 (4.98%) Symantec
6 11 (4.56%) McAfee
7 10 (4.15%) IBM
7 10 (4.15%) SAP
8 9 (3.73%) Cisco
9 8 (3.32%) Sitecore
9 8 (3.32%) Red Gate
9 8 (3.32%) Remedy
10 6 (2.49%) Sophos
11 5 (2.07%) Intel
12 4 (1.66%) Casewise
12 4 (1.66%) Websense
13 2 (0.83%) ProCurve
13 2 (0.83%) Twitter
13 2 (0.83%) Mitel
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