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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 116 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.29% 13.33% 13.70%
As % of the Vendors category 42.49% 31.82% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 27 29
Average daily rate £325 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £174 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.68 £16.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% +16.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £12.80 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £29.30 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 41.90% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.94 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales +2 100 £340 +7.08% 37
West Wales -10 13 £305 - 4
North Wales - - - - 5
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 61 (29.19%) MS Excel
2 58 (27.75%) SQL Server
3 54 (25.84%) MS Office
3 54 (25.84%) SQL
4 53 (25.36%) Windows
5 47 (22.49%) .NET
6 40 (19.14%) Finance
7 39 (18.66%) C#
7 39 (18.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
10 34 (16.27%) MS Project
10 34 (16.27%) Project Management
11 32 (15.31%) ASP.NET
12 30 (14.35%) MS Exchange
13 28 (13.40%) SC Cleared
14 27 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (12.92%) SharePoint
15 25 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (11.48%) .NET Framework
17 23 (11.00%) CRM
17 23 (11.00%) VMware
18 21 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
19 20 (9.57%) Migration
20 19 (9.09%) Banking
20 19 (9.09%) Visual Studio
20 19 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
21 18 (8.61%) Citrix
22 17 (8.13%) XML
22 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.92%) SharePoint
3 19 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.70%) Lync
5 9 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (4.31%) IIS
6 7 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.87%) CMS
8 5 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.44%) SAS
9 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.44%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.96%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 61 (29.19%) MS Excel
2 54 (25.84%) MS Office
3 34 (16.27%) MS Project
4 8 (3.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (10.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.44%) SAP SRM
3 3 (1.44%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.26%) Office 365
2 9 (4.31%) SaaS
2 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.70%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.26%) VPN
3 10 (4.78%) DNS
4 8 (3.83%) Firewall
4 8 (3.83%) SAN
5 6 (2.87%) Wireless
5 6 (2.87%) LAN
6 5 (2.39%) WAN
6 5 (2.39%) DHCP
7 4 (1.91%) Intranet
7 4 (1.91%) Internet
8 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.44%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.44%) ADSL
9 2 (0.96%) POP3
9 2 (0.96%) SMTP
9 2 (0.96%) LDAP
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (27.75%) SQL Server
2 39 (18.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.39%) DB2
7 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.44%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (0.96%) MS Access
9 2 (0.96%) OLAP
9 2 (0.96%) DataStage
9 2 (0.96%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (2.87%) TestDirector
4 4 (1.91%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.44%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (1.44%) FrontPage
5 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.44%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.44%) Subversion
6 2 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.96%) NWDI
7 1 (0.48%) RubyMine
7 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
General
1 40 (19.14%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.87%) Legal
4 6 (2.87%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Local Government
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) French Language
7 2 (0.96%) German Language
7 2 (0.96%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (22.97%) Analyst
2 44 (21.05%) Developer
3 20 (9.57%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.18%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.22%) .NET Developer
6 12 (5.74%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.26%) Consultant
8 10 (4.78%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.31%) Tester
9 9 (4.31%) Administrator
9 9 (4.31%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.83%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.83%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.83%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (2.87%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.87%) Architect
11 6 (2.87%) .NET Software Developer
11 6 (2.87%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.49%) .NET
2 32 (15.31%) ASP.NET
3 24 (11.48%) .NET Framework
4 17 (8.13%) XML
5 10 (4.78%) CSS
5 10 (4.78%) HTML
6 9 (4.31%) SOAP
6 9 (4.31%) XSLT
7 8 (3.83%) Web Services
8 6 (2.87%) DOM
8 6 (2.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (2.39%) jQuery
9 5 (2.39%) WCF
10 4 (1.91%) JSP
11 3 (1.44%) WPF
11 3 (1.44%) Apache FOP
11 3 (1.44%) Java SE
11 3 (1.44%) NHibernate
11 3 (1.44%) REST
11 3 (1.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) AS400
2 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (2.39%) iSeries
3 5 (2.39%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.91%) GIS
4 4 (1.91%) SCADA
4 4 (1.91%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.44%) NHS
5 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.44%) Clustering
6 2 (0.96%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.48%) RMADS
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) CMDB
7 1 (0.48%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.48%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.36%) Windows
2 12 (5.74%) Windows 7
3 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.83%) UNIX
5 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.87%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.39%) OS/400
7 5 (2.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.27%) Project Management
2 23 (11.00%) CRM
3 20 (9.57%) Migration
4 13 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.74%) PRINCE2
5 12 (5.74%) Document Management
6 11 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 11 (5.26%) Workflow
6 11 (5.26%) Scrum
6 11 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.78%) ITIL
7 10 (4.78%) Release Management
8 8 (3.83%) MVC
8 8 (3.83%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (3.83%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (3.35%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.35%) Change Control
9 7 (3.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.84%) SQL
2 39 (18.66%) C#
3 15 (7.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.22%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.35%) Java
6 6 (2.87%) VBScript
7 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.39%) COBOL
7 5 (2.39%) RPG
8 4 (1.91%) VBA
9 3 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.96%) VB
10 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) X++
11 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 28 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 25 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.22%) MCTS
5 12 (5.74%) ISEB
6 10 (4.78%) CCA
6 10 (4.78%) Degree
7 8 (3.83%) MCSD
8 7 (3.35%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.39%) MCAD
11 3 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.44%) MCP
12 2 (0.96%) MCSE
12 2 (0.96%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.96%) CCEE
12 2 (0.96%) CCAA
12 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.39%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.96%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.48%) GAMP
System Software
1 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.78%) vSphere
4 8 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.35%) XenApp
6 6 (2.87%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.87%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.39%) XenServer
8 4 (1.91%) vCloud
9 3 (1.44%) UAG
9 3 (1.44%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.96%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.26%) SCCM
2 6 (2.87%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.39%) ARCserve
3 5 (2.39%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.44%) SCOM
5 3 (1.44%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.96%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (11.00%) VMware
2 18 (8.61%) Citrix
3 16 (7.66%) Oracle
4 14 (6.70%) HP
5 13 (6.22%) SAP
6 12 (5.74%) Cognos
7 11 (5.26%) IBM
8 10 (4.78%) Symantec
9 6 (2.87%) Remedy
10 5 (2.39%) Sitecore
10 5 (2.39%) Cisco
11 4 (1.91%) McAfee
11 4 (1.91%) Sophos
12 3 (1.44%) Intel
13 2 (0.96%) Websense
13 2 (0.96%) Clearswift
13 2 (0.96%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.96%) NetApp
13 2 (0.96%) EMC
13 2 (0.96%) Adobe
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