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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Wales
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 90 116 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.37% 16.93% 19.66%
As % of the Vendors category 28.13% 39.59% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 68
Median daily rate £295 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £138 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £455 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 10
Median hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.60 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £14.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
320 293 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 47.55% 42.77% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 189 200
Median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 14
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -2 68 £186 -42.92% 13
West Wales -5 13 £449 +28.35% 1
North Wales +5 6 £175 -30.41% 11
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 65 (36.93%) Windows
2 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
3 46 (26.14%) Active Directory
4 43 (24.43%) SQL Server
5 42 (23.86%) MS Office
6 35 (19.89%) Cisco
7 32 (18.18%) SQL
8 30 (17.05%) VMware
9 29 (16.48%) Security Cleared
9 29 (16.48%) Windows Server
10 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (14.20%) .NET
11 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
11 24 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (13.07%) Finance
12 23 (13.07%) ITIL
13 22 (12.50%) Oracle
14 21 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (11.93%) SC Cleared
15 20 (11.36%) Windows 7
15 20 (11.36%) CCNA
15 20 (11.36%) Firewall
15 20 (11.36%) Management Information System
16 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (9.66%) Advertising
17 17 (9.66%) ASP.NET
18 16 (9.09%) PRINCE2
18 16 (9.09%) Project Management
18 16 (9.09%) MVC

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 24 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.68%) Apache
3 9 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.98%) Confluence
6 5 (2.84%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.70%) IIS
7 3 (1.70%) Jetty
7 3 (1.70%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.70%) nginx
7 3 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.14%) CMS
8 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.14%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
2 42 (23.86%) MS Office
3 11 (6.25%) MS Project
4 9 (5.11%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (4.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.57%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.70%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Route 53
3 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.36%) Firewall
2 9 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (5.11%) LAN
3 8 (4.55%) Internet
4 7 (3.98%) DHCP
4 7 (3.98%) DNS
5 6 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.41%) VPN
5 6 (3.41%) WAN
6 5 (2.84%) SAN
7 4 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.27%) WLAN
8 3 (1.70%) DSL
8 3 (1.70%) FTP
8 3 (1.70%) HTTP
8 3 (1.70%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.70%) SSL
8 3 (1.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (7.39%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.55%) MySQL
5 8 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.98%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.84%) GIS
7 5 (2.84%) QGIS
8 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.57%) Big Data
11 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.98%) JIRA
3 7 (3.98%) MSBuild
3 7 (3.98%) MSTest
3 7 (3.98%) NUnit
3 7 (3.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (3.98%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.70%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (13.07%) Finance
2 17 (9.66%) Advertising
3 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.41%) Retail
5 4 (2.27%) Local Government
6 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) French Language
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 30 (17.05%) Developer
2 18 (10.23%) Analyst
2 18 (10.23%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.25%) .NET Developer
3 11 (6.25%) Architect
4 10 (5.68%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Network Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.55%) UAT Manager
7 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.98%) Service Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Technical Support
7 7 (3.98%) Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) DBA
8 6 (3.41%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.20%) .NET
2 17 (9.66%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.82%) .NET Framework
4 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (5.68%) Entity Framework
5 7 (3.98%) jQuery
5 7 (3.98%) MCollective
5 7 (3.98%) Unity DI Container
5 7 (3.98%) XML
6 6 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.27%) CSS
7 4 (2.27%) HTML
7 4 (2.27%) LINQ
7 4 (2.27%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.27%) XSD
8 3 (1.70%) COM
8 3 (1.70%) J2EE
8 3 (1.70%) Servlets
8 3 (1.70%) WCF
9 2 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.82%) NHS
3 10 (5.68%) Clustering
3 10 (5.68%) PKI
4 5 (2.84%) iPhone
5 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.70%) CESG
6 3 (1.70%) iPad
7 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.57%) iSeries
8 1 (0.57%) LIMS
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (36.93%) Windows
2 29 (16.48%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.68%) Linux
6 7 (3.98%) AIX
6 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.98%) Unix
7 4 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.14%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.07%) ITIL
3 16 (9.09%) MVC
3 16 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 16 (9.09%) Project Management
4 14 (7.95%) Scrum
5 12 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (6.25%) Change Control
7 10 (5.68%) Coaching
7 10 (5.68%) High Availability
7 10 (5.68%) Information Management
7 10 (5.68%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.11%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.11%) Change Management
8 9 (5.11%) Informatics
8 9 (5.11%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.55%) ETL
9 8 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.18%) SQL
2 14 (7.95%) C#
3 7 (3.98%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.41%) C++
4 6 (3.41%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.70%) Java
6 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.70%) VBA
7 2 (1.14%) C
8 1 (0.57%) COBOL
8 1 (0.57%) Perl
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (16.48%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.36%) CCNA
4 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.39%) MCITP
6 9 (5.11%) ISEB
6 9 (5.11%) ISTQB
7 8 (4.55%) Degree
7 8 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (4.55%) MCDBA
8 7 (3.98%) CCNP
9 6 (3.41%) MCSE
10 5 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.70%) HNC
12 1 (0.57%) CISSP
12 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.57%) MCP
12 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) MISRA
3 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.98%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.70%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.70%) Xen
4 3 (1.70%) XenApp
5 2 (1.14%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (8.52%) Tivoli
1 15 (8.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (6.25%) Nessus
3 10 (5.68%) Ansible
3 10 (5.68%) Puppet
3 10 (5.68%) Rundeck
3 10 (5.68%) SCCM
4 8 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.98%) Packer
5 7 (3.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (3.98%) Zenoss
6 4 (2.27%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.70%) Marathon
7 3 (1.70%) Mesos
7 3 (1.70%) Terraform
8 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (19.89%) Cisco
2 30 (17.05%) VMware
3 22 (12.50%) Oracle
4 12 (6.82%) HP
4 12 (6.82%) Symantec
5 11 (6.25%) SAP
6 9 (5.11%) Citrix
6 9 (5.11%) Intel Security
7 8 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 8 (4.55%) IBM
7 8 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.55%) RedGate
8 7 (3.98%) Sonatype
9 6 (3.41%) Avaya
9 6 (3.41%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.84%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.84%) Mapinfo
11 4 (2.27%) F5
11 4 (2.27%) Sourcefire
11 4 (2.27%) Splunk
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago