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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 103 108 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.23% 18.03% 9.05%
As % of the Vendors category 36.27% 38.16% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 69 25
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£375 £303 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £414 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £16.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -21.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.35 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £14.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
284 283 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.23% 47.25% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 163 125
Average daily rate £360 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -3 74 £375 +19.80% 32
West Wales +3 13 £308 +23.61% 1
North Wales 0 5 - - 3
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 75 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 68 (29.44%) MS Office
3 66 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 62 (26.84%) Windows
5 58 (25.11%) Finance
6 51 (22.08%) Security Cleared
7 50 (21.65%) SQL
8 43 (18.61%) .NET
8 43 (18.61%) Project Management
9 37 (16.02%) SC Cleared
10 36 (15.58%) SharePoint
11 35 (15.15%) MS Exchange
12 33 (14.29%) MS Project
12 33 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 33 (14.29%) VMware
13 29 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (12.55%) CRM
13 29 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (12.12%) Oracle
15 27 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (11.26%) C#
17 25 (10.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (10.39%) Citrix
18 24 (10.39%) Banking
19 23 (9.96%) ASP.NET
19 23 (9.96%) Dynamics CRM
19 23 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 35 (15.15%) MS Exchange
3 26 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (9.09%) Lync
5 11 (4.76%) IIS
6 9 (3.90%) CMS
6 9 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.73%) Confluence
9 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.73%) FileNet
9 4 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.30%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.87%) SAS
12 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 68 (29.44%) MS Office
3 33 (14.29%) MS Project
4 17 (7.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (6.06%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.43%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (9.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.23%) Office 365
3 9 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.09%) SAN
2 17 (7.36%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.63%) DNS
4 12 (5.19%) DHCP
5 11 (4.76%) VPN
6 7 (3.03%) LAN
6 7 (3.03%) Internet
7 6 (2.60%) WAN
7 6 (2.60%) VoIP
8 4 (1.73%) Intranet
9 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.87%) Firewall
9 2 (0.87%) MPLS
10 1 (0.43%) ADSL
10 1 (0.43%) WLAN
10 1 (0.43%) RIP
10 1 (0.43%) OSPF
10 1 (0.43%) BGP
10 1 (0.43%) DSL
10 1 (0.43%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (10.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.90%) MySQL
8 5 (2.16%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.73%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.73%) MS Access
10 3 (1.30%) OLAP
10 3 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.30%) Cognos Impromptu
10 3 (1.30%) DataStage
10 3 (1.30%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.33%) TestDirector
4 8 (3.46%) Subversion
5 4 (1.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.73%) Hudson
5 4 (1.73%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.73%) Maven
5 4 (1.73%) JIRA
6 2 (0.87%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (25.11%) Finance
2 24 (10.39%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Advertising
3 6 (2.60%) Retail
3 6 (2.60%) Legal
4 5 (2.16%) Local Government
5 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.30%) French Language
6 3 (1.30%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 63 (27.27%) Analyst
2 39 (16.88%) Developer
3 32 (13.85%) Business Analyst
4 28 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.19%) Consultant
6 11 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (4.33%) .NET Developer
7 10 (4.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) DBA
8 9 (3.90%) SQL DBA
9 8 (3.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.03%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) Wintel Consultant
11 6 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.60%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.61%) .NET
2 23 (9.96%) ASP.NET
3 12 (5.19%) .NET Framework
4 11 (4.76%) XML
4 11 (4.76%) J2EE
5 9 (3.90%) CSS
6 8 (3.46%) Web Services
6 8 (3.46%) HTML
6 8 (3.46%) XSLT
7 7 (3.03%) SOAP
8 6 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.16%) WCF
10 4 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (1.73%) REST
10 4 (1.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.73%) Spring
10 4 (1.73%) JSF
10 4 (1.73%) jQuery
10 4 (1.73%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.49%) AS400
2 12 (5.19%) GIS
3 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.16%) Clustering
5 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.16%) Open Source
6 2 (0.87%) Statistics
6 2 (0.87%) Informatics
6 2 (0.87%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.87%) NHS
7 1 (0.43%) EPoS
7 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.43%) Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.43%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.84%) Windows
2 24 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.23%) Windows 7
5 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.33%) UNIX
7 9 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.43%) AIX
9 1 (0.43%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.61%) Project Management
2 29 (12.55%) CRM
3 21 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 17 (7.36%) Business Analysis
4 17 (7.36%) UML
4 17 (7.36%) ITIL
4 17 (7.36%) Scrum
4 17 (7.36%) Migration
5 16 (6.93%) OO
5 16 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (6.49%) Workflow
6 15 (6.49%) TDD
7 13 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.76%) Document Management
9 11 (4.76%) Data Protection
9 11 (4.76%) Change Control
10 10 (4.33%) Knowledge Management
11 9 (3.90%) Release Management
12 8 (3.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.65%) SQL
2 26 (11.26%) C#
3 15 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.46%) VBScript
4 8 (3.46%) Java
4 8 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.60%) VB
6 4 (1.73%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.30%) PHP
7 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.87%) C
9 1 (0.43%) VBA
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) RPG
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.93%) MCITP
5 14 (6.06%) CCA
6 11 (4.76%) MCTS
6 11 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.33%) Degree
8 9 (3.90%) MCSE
9 8 (3.46%) ISEB
9 8 (3.46%) MCDBA
10 5 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (1.73%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.73%) MCSD
12 3 (1.30%) MCP
12 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.87%) IIBA
13 2 (0.87%) MAPM
13 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.60%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.87%) P3O
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 11 (4.76%) vSphere
5 7 (3.03%) vCloud
5 7 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.16%) MetaFrame
6 5 (2.16%) UAG
6 5 (2.16%) XenApp
6 5 (2.16%) XenServer
7 4 (1.73%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.30%) Xen
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (4.33%) SCCM
3 8 (3.46%) Windows Intune
3 8 (3.46%) NetBackup
3 8 (3.46%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.03%) SCDPM
5 6 (2.60%) ARCserve
5 6 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.16%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.30%) WSUS
8 2 (0.87%) SCOM
8 2 (0.87%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (14.29%) VMware
2 28 (12.12%) Oracle
3 24 (10.39%) Citrix
4 15 (6.49%) HP
4 15 (6.49%) Cognos
5 13 (5.63%) McAfee
6 12 (5.19%) Symantec
7 10 (4.33%) IBM
8 9 (3.90%) Cisco
9 8 (3.46%) Sitecore
9 8 (3.46%) Red Gate
9 8 (3.46%) Remedy
9 8 (3.46%) SAP
10 6 (2.60%) Sophos
11 4 (1.73%) Twitter
11 4 (1.73%) Casewise
11 4 (1.73%) Websense
11 4 (1.73%) Intel
12 2 (0.87%) ProCurve
12 2 (0.87%) Mitel
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