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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 97 99 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.68% 19.45% 13.56%
As % of the Vendors category 34.64% 41.25% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 35
Average daily rate
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£315 £302 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.30% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £156 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £393 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £12.35 £15.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.58% +26.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.51 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
280 240 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.49% 47.15% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 115 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 16
Average hourly rate £13.13 £18.97 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +45.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £14.44 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £21.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 18 December 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
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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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 -4 79 £325 -4.41% 32
North Wales - 5 £170 - 2
West Wales -19 3 - - 2
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 88 (42.51%) SQL Server
2 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (27.05%) SQL
4 54 (26.09%) Windows
5 50 (24.15%) MS Excel
5 50 (24.15%) MS Office
6 44 (21.26%) Security Cleared
7 40 (19.32%) XML
7 40 (19.32%) Finance
8 38 (18.36%) SC Cleared
9 37 (17.87%) .NET
10 35 (16.91%) Web Services
10 35 (16.91%) Scrum
11 32 (15.46%) SOAP
11 32 (15.46%) CRM
12 31 (14.98%) TDD
13 28 (13.53%) SharePoint
13 28 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 27 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (12.56%) AngularJS
16 25 (12.08%) Java
17 24 (11.59%) OO
17 24 (11.59%) Open Source
18 23 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (11.11%) J2EE
18 23 (11.11%) Oracle
18 23 (11.11%) Active Directory
18 23 (11.11%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.18%) Confluence
2 19 (9.18%) FileNet
3 18 (8.70%) Lync
4 17 (8.21%) IIS
5 15 (7.25%) MS Exchange
6 12 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.93%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.45%) CMS
9 2 (0.97%) SAS
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (24.15%) MS Excel
1 50 (24.15%) MS Office
2 15 (7.25%) MS Project
3 10 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (9.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.76%) Office 365
3 6 (2.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.31%) LAN
2 10 (4.83%) WAN
3 9 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.35%) DNS
3 9 (4.35%) SAN
4 8 (3.86%) DHCP
5 7 (3.38%) VPN
5 7 (3.38%) Firewall
6 6 (2.90%) MPLS
6 6 (2.90%) Internet
7 4 (1.93%) Wireless
7 4 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.45%) NAS
8 3 (1.45%) Network Security
8 3 (1.45%) VoIP
8 3 (1.45%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.97%) RIP
9 2 (0.97%) OSPF
9 2 (0.97%) Intranet
9 2 (0.97%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (42.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (9.18%) MongoDB
4 19 (9.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (9.18%) NoSQL
5 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.31%) MS Access
7 10 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.86%) MySQL
9 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.45%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.97%) OLAP
11 2 (0.97%) DTS
11 2 (0.97%) QlikView
11 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (10.14%) Subversion
2 19 (9.18%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.18%) Hudson
2 19 (9.18%) Maven
2 19 (9.18%) JIRA
3 13 (6.28%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.45%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.97%) NUnit
7 2 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.48%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.48%) JUnit
General
1 40 (19.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.38%) Banking
3 6 (2.90%) Retail
3 6 (2.90%) Advertising
4 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Military
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) French Language
5 2 (0.97%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (28.50%) Analyst
2 55 (26.57%) Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.73%) Architect
5 12 (5.80%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.31%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (4.83%) Technical Architect
7 10 (4.83%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.86%) SQL DBA
9 8 (3.86%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.86%) Consultant
9 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.86%) DBA
10 6 (2.90%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.42%) CRM Developer
11 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.32%) XML
2 37 (17.87%) .NET
3 35 (16.91%) Web Services
4 32 (15.46%) SOAP
5 26 (12.56%) AngularJS
6 23 (11.11%) J2EE
7 21 (10.14%) HTML
7 21 (10.14%) XSLT
8 20 (9.66%) Hibernate
8 20 (9.66%) CSS
8 20 (9.66%) Spring
8 20 (9.66%) JSF
9 19 (9.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (8.21%) ASP.NET
11 15 (7.25%) REST
12 10 (4.83%) WCF
13 8 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (3.38%) jQuery
14 7 (3.38%) .NET Framework
14 7 (3.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Open Source
2 13 (6.28%) AS400
3 10 (4.83%) NHS
4 8 (3.86%) GIS
5 4 (1.93%) Clustering
5 4 (1.93%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.93%) User Experience
5 4 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.97%) Replication
7 2 (0.97%) EPoS
7 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.97%) Informatics
7 2 (0.97%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.48%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 54 (26.09%) Windows
2 22 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (8.21%) Windows 7
5 14 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.45%) Linux
8 2 (0.97%) OS/400
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) UNIX
9 1 (0.48%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.91%) Scrum
3 32 (15.46%) CRM
4 31 (14.98%) TDD
5 24 (11.59%) OO
6 23 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (11.11%) Migration
7 22 (10.63%) ITIL
8 21 (10.14%) Release Management
8 21 (10.14%) Project Management
9 20 (9.66%) Pair Programming
9 20 (9.66%) Configuration Management
9 20 (9.66%) RUP
9 20 (9.66%) DSDM
10 19 (9.18%) DevOps
10 19 (9.18%) OOA/OOD
11 18 (8.70%) UML
12 14 (6.76%) Data Migration
13 13 (6.28%) ETL
13 13 (6.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 56 (27.05%) SQL
2 25 (12.08%) Java
3 17 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.73%) C#
5 8 (3.86%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.90%) VB
6 6 (2.90%) VBA
7 5 (2.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.45%) VBScript
8 3 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) X++
9 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (21.26%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.80%) MCITP
5 9 (4.35%) ISEB
6 7 (3.38%) MCSE
7 6 (2.90%) MCDBA
8 5 (2.42%) MCTS
8 5 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.42%) CCA
8 5 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.45%) Degree
9 3 (1.45%) MCP
9 3 (1.45%) CCNP
9 3 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.97%) PMP
10 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.97%) CCNA
10 2 (0.97%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.45%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) P3O
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.93%) XenApp
5 3 (1.45%) Xen
5 3 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.35%) Windows Intune
2 7 (3.38%) SCCM
3 5 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.42%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.48%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (11.11%) Oracle
2 22 (10.63%) IBM
3 19 (9.18%) Twitter
4 18 (8.70%) VMware
5 9 (4.35%) Cisco
5 9 (4.35%) HP
6 8 (3.86%) McAfee
6 8 (3.86%) Cognos
7 7 (3.38%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.38%) Citrix
8 6 (2.90%) Red Gate
9 4 (1.93%) Juniper
9 4 (1.93%) Sage
9 4 (1.93%) SAP
10 3 (1.45%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.97%) Blue Coat
11 2 (0.97%) Symantec
11 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.97%) F5
11 2 (0.97%) ServiceNow
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