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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 111 124 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.95% 15.82% 19.09%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 39.24% 42.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 54
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£325 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.71% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.75 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £18.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
333 316 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.86% 40.31% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 189 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 18
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.09 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 79 £325 -7.14% 19
West Wales +2 11 £380 +42.72% 1
Mid Wales - 3 - -
North Wales -2 2 £213 - 1
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (32.09%) SQL Server
2 85 (31.72%) Windows
3 83 (30.97%) .NET
4 78 (29.10%) Security Cleared
5 77 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (25.75%) SC Cleared
7 66 (24.63%) SQL
8 53 (19.78%) CRM
9 52 (19.40%) MS Excel
10 49 (18.28%) Dynamics CRM
11 47 (17.54%) C#
12 45 (16.79%) MS Office
12 45 (16.79%) Scrum
13 35 (13.06%) Visual Studio
14 34 (12.69%) Active Directory
15 33 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 32 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 32 (11.94%) HTML
17 31 (11.57%) JavaScript
17 31 (11.57%) Migration
18 30 (11.19%) ITIL
19 29 (10.82%) CSS
19 29 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
20 28 (10.45%) .NET Framework
21 27 (10.07%) Oracle
22 26 (9.70%) Project Management
23 25 (9.33%) VMware
24 24 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
25 23 (8.58%) SQL Server 2012
25 23 (8.58%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.34%) IIS
2 17 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.36%) Lync
4 9 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.99%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.87%) Apache
6 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.87%) ArcSDE
6 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.87%) Jetty
6 5 (1.87%) nginx
7 4 (1.49%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.75%) SAS
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (19.40%) MS Excel
2 45 (16.79%) MS Office
3 20 (7.46%) MS Project
4 6 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (18.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.75%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.60%) Office 365
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.12%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.24%) HTTP
2 6 (2.24%) DNS
3 5 (1.87%) SSL
3 5 (1.87%) Firewall
3 5 (1.87%) VoIP
4 4 (1.49%) SMTP
5 3 (1.12%) DHCP
5 3 (1.12%) FTP
5 3 (1.12%) LAN
5 3 (1.12%) Wireless
5 3 (1.12%) IPsec
5 3 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (32.09%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (8.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (5.60%) Relational Database
7 14 (5.22%) RDBMS
8 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.10%) MySQL
10 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (2.99%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (2.61%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (1.49%) DB2
13 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.12%) InterBase
14 3 (1.12%) Firebird
15 2 (0.75%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 35 (13.06%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.48%) Selenium
4 11 (4.10%) JMeter
5 10 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.73%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.24%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.87%) TestDirector
8 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.12%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.12%) Hudson
9 3 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.75%) NUnit
10 2 (0.75%) Subversion
11 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 22 (8.21%) Finance
2 18 (6.72%) Marketing
3 7 (2.61%) Back Office
4 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Advertising
5 4 (1.49%) Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Front Office
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (32.84%) Developer
2 68 (25.37%) Analyst
3 28 (10.45%) SQL Developer
4 22 (8.21%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.46%) CRM Developer
6 19 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 19 (7.09%) Tester
7 15 (5.60%) CRM Analyst
8 14 (5.22%) CRM Business Analyst
8 14 (5.22%) Test Analyst
8 14 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.85%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.48%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.10%) Architect
11 11 (4.10%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.36%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.36%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (30.97%) .NET
2 32 (11.94%) HTML
3 29 (10.82%) CSS
4 28 (10.45%) .NET Framework
5 21 (7.84%) ASP.NET
6 20 (7.46%) WCF
7 18 (6.72%) Entity Framework
8 17 (6.34%) Web Services
9 16 (5.97%) XML
10 15 (5.60%) HTML5
11 11 (4.10%) jQuery
12 9 (3.36%) LINQ
12 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 8 (2.99%) Sass
14 6 (2.24%) WinForms
15 4 (1.49%) J2EE
15 4 (1.49%) Servlets
15 4 (1.49%) SOAP
15 4 (1.49%) Silverlight
15 4 (1.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.60%) NHS
2 13 (4.85%) AS400
3 12 (4.48%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.10%) GIS
5 10 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.99%) iSeries
8 7 (2.61%) Clustering
9 6 (2.24%) Taxonomies
9 6 (2.24%) User Experience
10 4 (1.49%) Human Factors
11 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.75%) EPoS
13 1 (0.37%) Biometrics
13 1 (0.37%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 85 (31.72%) Windows
2 24 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.72%) Windows 7
4 13 (4.85%) Linux
5 12 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 10 (3.73%) UNIX
7 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.87%) OS/400
10 4 (1.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (19.78%) CRM
3 45 (16.79%) Scrum
4 31 (11.57%) Migration
5 30 (11.19%) ITIL
6 26 (9.70%) Project Management
7 22 (8.21%) ETL
8 19 (7.09%) Time Management
9 17 (6.34%) Test Scripting
9 17 (6.34%) TDD
9 17 (6.34%) UML
9 17 (6.34%) Data Migration
10 16 (5.97%) PRINCE2
10 16 (5.97%) Regression Testing
11 14 (5.22%) Service Management
11 14 (5.22%) BDD
12 12 (4.48%) MVC
13 10 (3.73%) OO
13 10 (3.73%) Knowledge Management
13 10 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 66 (24.63%) SQL
2 47 (17.54%) C#
3 31 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.58%) T-SQL
5 22 (8.21%) Java
6 10 (3.73%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.49%) RPG
8 4 (1.49%) C++
8 4 (1.49%) COBOL
8 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.12%) VBA
9 3 (1.12%) VB
9 3 (1.12%) VB6
9 3 (1.12%) Delphi
9 3 (1.12%) C
10 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 78 (29.10%) Security Cleared
2 69 (25.75%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.09%) DV Cleared
5 17 (6.34%) ISEB
6 16 (5.97%) MCAD
6 16 (5.97%) MCSD
6 16 (5.97%) MCTS
6 16 (5.97%) MCPD
7 14 (5.22%) Degree
8 12 (4.48%) MCDBA
9 11 (4.10%) MCITP
10 8 (2.99%) CCNA
10 8 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.49%) PMP
12 4 (1.49%) PMI Certification
12 4 (1.49%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.10%) SLA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.12%) GxP
5 1 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.49%) vSphere
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.49%) Xen
4 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.75%) Firmware
5 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.37%) vCloud
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (3.73%) SCCM
2 5 (1.87%) Puppet
3 3 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (10.07%) Oracle
2 25 (9.33%) VMware
3 15 (5.60%) Citrix
4 13 (4.85%) Cisco
5 8 (2.99%) HP
5 8 (2.99%) Lotus
5 8 (2.99%) Teradata
6 7 (2.61%) IBM
7 5 (1.87%) ESRI
8 4 (1.49%) OpenText
8 4 (1.49%) Clearswift
8 4 (1.49%) Adobe
8 4 (1.49%) Google
9 3 (1.12%) Casewise
9 3 (1.12%) SAP
9 3 (1.12%) Cognos
9 3 (1.12%) Symantec
9 3 (1.12%) AppSense
10 2 (0.75%) Veritas
10 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £275 - 325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago