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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 87 112 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.65% 13.13% 15.92%
As % of the Vendors category 34.39% 34.78% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 77 73
Median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.70 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
253 322 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 45.50% 37.75% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 204 196
Median daily rate £375 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £17.50 £14.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.46 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.83% +8.58%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 75 £375 +20.96% 23
West Wales +6 6 £426 +6.56% 3
North Wales 0 2 - - 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 74 (38.74%) Windows
2 62 (32.46%) SQL Server
3 61 (31.94%) SQL
4 53 (27.75%) MS Excel
4 53 (27.75%) Active Directory
5 43 (22.51%) Windows Server
6 42 (21.99%) .NET
7 37 (19.37%) Migration
8 33 (17.28%) MS Office
9 32 (16.75%) C#
9 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (15.18%) Security Cleared
10 29 (15.18%) ITIL
11 27 (14.14%) Unit Testing
12 26 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (13.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (13.09%) OO
14 24 (12.57%) VMware
15 22 (11.52%) Linux
15 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (10.99%) Windows 7
16 21 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (10.99%) MVC
17 19 (9.95%) Finance
17 19 (9.95%) ASP.NET
18 18 (9.42%) T-SQL
18 18 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
19 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (8.90%) Office 365

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 14 (7.33%) IIS
1 14 (7.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.19%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.66%) SAS
5 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.62%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.09%) CMS
8 3 (1.57%) Apache
8 3 (1.57%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.57%) Confluence
8 3 (1.57%) FileNet
8 3 (1.57%) Jetty
8 3 (1.57%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.57%) nginx
8 3 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.57%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 53 (27.75%) MS Excel
2 33 (17.28%) MS Office
3 9 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.05%) MS Project
4 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.90%) Office 365
2 13 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.57%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.57%) Route 53
3 3 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.38%) Firewall
1 16 (8.38%) TCP/IP
2 15 (7.85%) DNS
3 13 (6.81%) LDAP
4 10 (5.24%) DHCP
5 7 (3.66%) Internet
5 7 (3.66%) VPN
6 6 (3.14%) FTP
6 6 (3.14%) VoIP
7 5 (2.62%) SMTP
8 3 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.57%) HTTP
8 3 (1.57%) IPsec
8 3 (1.57%) SAN
8 3 (1.57%) SSL
8 3 (1.57%) WAN
8 3 (1.57%) Wireless
9 2 (1.05%) LAN
9 2 (1.05%) Network Security
9 2 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (13.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (8.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.14%) Biml
9 4 (2.09%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.09%) MS Access
9 4 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.09%) Power BI
10 3 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.57%) GIS
10 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.57%) MySQL
10 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.05%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (5.76%) Subversion
2 7 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.66%) JIRA
3 4 (2.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.09%) QAComplete
4 3 (1.57%) Ant
4 3 (1.57%) Hudson
4 3 (1.57%) Maven
4 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.57%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.52%) JMeter
6 1 (0.52%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (9.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Back Office
3 5 (2.62%) Advertising
4 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.57%) Banking
5 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.57%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 49 (25.65%) Developer
2 43 (22.51%) Analyst
3 20 (10.47%) .NET Developer
4 16 (8.38%) Support Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.71%) SQL Developer
7 9 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (4.19%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.19%) Consultant
8 8 (4.19%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.19%) DBA
9 7 (3.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (3.66%) IT Support
9 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.99%) .NET
2 19 (9.95%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.90%) .NET Framework
3 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (6.81%) Entity Framework
5 11 (5.76%) XML
6 10 (5.24%) SOAP
7 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.14%) HTML
8 6 (3.14%) J2EE
9 5 (2.62%) Middleware
10 4 (2.09%) REST
10 4 (2.09%) WCF
10 4 (2.09%) Web Services
11 3 (1.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.57%) Kafka
11 3 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.57%) LAMP
11 3 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (1.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.19%) NHS
3 4 (2.09%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.57%) Clustering
4 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.74%) Windows
2 43 (22.51%) Windows Server
3 22 (11.52%) Linux
3 22 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.99%) Windows 7
5 15 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.19%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.14%) Unix
8 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.09%) AIX
10 3 (1.57%) Android
10 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Migration
2 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.18%) ITIL
4 27 (14.14%) Unit Testing
5 25 (13.09%) OO
6 21 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (10.99%) MVC
7 15 (7.85%) OOP
8 14 (7.33%) Data Migration
9 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.76%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.76%) CRM
11 10 (5.24%) Scrum
11 10 (5.24%) TDD
11 10 (5.24%) Validation
12 9 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.71%) Data Modelling
12 9 (4.71%) UML
13 8 (4.19%) Data Mapping
14 7 (3.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.94%) SQL
2 32 (16.75%) C#
3 18 (9.42%) T-SQL
4 11 (5.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.24%) Java
6 9 (4.71%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.19%) C++
8 4 (2.09%) PHP
9 3 (1.57%) Perl
9 3 (1.57%) Python
9 3 (1.57%) VBA
9 3 (1.57%) VBScript
10 2 (1.05%) C
10 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.05%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) VC++
11 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.24%) CCNA
5 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.66%) MCSE
7 6 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) CCNP
10 2 (1.05%) ISEB
10 2 (1.05%) MCITP
10 2 (1.05%) MCTS
11 1 (0.52%) Degree
11 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) MCP
11 1 (0.52%) MCSA
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) HL7
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) TickIT
System Software
1 53 (27.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.62%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.09%) vSphere
5 3 (1.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.57%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.57%) Xen
5 3 (1.57%) XenApp
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.52%) NFS
7 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) SCCM
2 6 (3.14%) SCOM
3 5 (2.62%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (2.62%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.57%) Ansible
5 3 (1.57%) Fluentd
5 3 (1.57%) Marathon
5 3 (1.57%) Mesos
5 3 (1.57%) Piwik
5 3 (1.57%) Puppet
5 3 (1.57%) Terraform
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (12.57%) VMware
2 17 (8.90%) Cisco
2 17 (8.90%) Oracle
3 14 (7.33%) Citrix
4 9 (4.71%) HP
5 8 (4.19%) Lotus
6 6 (3.14%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.62%) Adobe
7 5 (2.62%) SAP
8 4 (2.09%) Informatica
8 4 (2.09%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.09%) Teradata
9 3 (1.57%) Apple
9 3 (1.57%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.57%) Google
9 3 (1.57%) ILOG
9 3 (1.57%) Juniper
9 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.57%) Splunk
Monmouthshire
LA International
Rate: £216.48 - £288.64 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South Wales
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day Rate on offer
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago