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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 84 137 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.79% 17.17% 15.04%
As % of the Vendors category 33.07% 44.34% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 99 78
Median daily rate £375 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% +1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.80 £14.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
254 309 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 47.74% 38.72% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 192 191
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.75 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.00 £13.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -1 73 £375 +15.38% 22
West Wales +7 4 £278 -39.67% 3
North Wales +3 3 £225 -35.71%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 67 (33.33%) Windows
2 62 (30.85%) SQL Server
3 61 (30.35%) SQL
4 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
5 48 (23.88%) Active Directory
6 43 (21.39%) .NET
7 41 (20.40%) MS Office
8 40 (19.90%) Migration
9 39 (19.40%) ITIL
10 37 (18.41%) Windows Server
11 33 (16.42%) Security Cleared
12 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (14.93%) C#
14 29 (14.43%) Linux
14 29 (14.43%) VMware
15 27 (13.43%) Unit Testing
16 26 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 25 (12.44%) OO
18 22 (10.95%) Finance
18 22 (10.95%) SC Cleared
19 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (9.95%) MVC
20 19 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
20 19 (9.45%) Cisco
20 19 (9.45%) Windows 7
21 18 (8.96%) DNS
21 18 (8.96%) TCP/IP
21 18 (8.96%) ASP.NET
21 18 (8.96%) Firewall

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 16 (7.96%) IIS
2 15 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.47%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.48%) IBM Notes
5 7 (3.48%) Apache
5 7 (3.48%) Jetty
5 7 (3.48%) nginx
5 7 (3.48%) SAS
5 7 (3.48%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.48%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.49%) IBM Domino
8 4 (1.99%) CMS
8 4 (1.99%) FileNet
9 3 (1.49%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.49%) Confluence
9 3 (1.49%) LiveCycle
9 3 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
2 41 (20.40%) MS Office
3 13 (6.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.00%) MS Project
4 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.46%) Office 365
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.48%) Google App Engine
3 7 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.49%) Route 53
4 3 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.96%) DNS
1 18 (8.96%) Firewall
1 18 (8.96%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.97%) DHCP
3 13 (6.47%) LDAP
4 11 (5.47%) Internet
5 10 (4.98%) FTP
6 7 (3.48%) HTTP
6 7 (3.48%) IPsec
6 7 (3.48%) SSL
6 7 (3.48%) VPN
7 5 (2.49%) SMTP
8 4 (1.99%) VoIP
9 2 (1.00%) LAN
9 2 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.00%) SAN
9 2 (1.00%) Wireless
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.50%) Network Security
10 1 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (30.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 26 (12.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (8.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.99%) Biml
8 4 (1.99%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.49%) MS Access
9 3 (1.49%) MySQL
10 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.00%) GIS
10 2 (1.00%) Power BI
10 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (5.47%) Subversion
2 8 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.48%) JIRA
3 7 (3.48%) Travis CI
4 4 (1.99%) QAComplete
4 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.49%) Ant
5 3 (1.49%) Hudson
5 3 (1.49%) Maven
5 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.50%) JMeter
7 1 (0.50%) MSI
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.50%) Selenium
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Back Office
3 6 (2.99%) Advertising
4 5 (2.49%) Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 52 (25.87%) Analyst
2 46 (22.89%) Developer
3 19 (9.45%) .NET Developer
4 14 (6.97%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.97%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.98%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.98%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.48%) Data Analyst
7 9 (4.48%) DBA
7 9 (4.48%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.98%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (3.98%) Administrator
8 8 (3.98%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Network Support
8 8 (3.98%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Tester
9 7 (3.48%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.39%) .NET
2 18 (8.96%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.46%) .NET Framework
4 16 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (6.47%) Entity Framework
5 13 (6.47%) XML
6 10 (4.98%) SOAP
7 9 (4.48%) J2EE
8 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.48%) Servlets
9 5 (2.49%) HTML
9 5 (2.49%) Web Services
10 4 (1.99%) Middleware
10 4 (1.99%) REST
11 3 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (1.49%) Kafka
11 3 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (1.49%) LAMP
11 3 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (1.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.98%) NHS
3 4 (1.99%) Digital Media
3 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.49%) Clustering
4 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.00%) iPad
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 67 (33.33%) Windows
2 37 (18.41%) Windows Server
3 29 (14.43%) Linux
4 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.45%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.98%) AIX
7 8 (3.98%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.99%) Unix
9 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.00%) Android
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.90%) Migration
2 39 (19.40%) ITIL
3 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (13.43%) Unit Testing
5 25 (12.44%) OO
6 20 (9.95%) MVC
7 19 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (7.46%) Configuration Management
8 15 (7.46%) Data Migration
8 15 (7.46%) OOP
8 15 (7.46%) Validation
9 13 (6.47%) ITIL V3
9 13 (6.47%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.47%) Open Source
11 10 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.98%) CRM
11 10 (4.98%) Data Modelling
11 10 (4.98%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.98%) TDD
12 9 (4.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.35%) SQL
2 30 (14.93%) C#
3 17 (8.46%) T-SQL
4 13 (6.47%) Java
5 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.98%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.98%) C++
7 4 (1.99%) PHP
8 3 (1.49%) Perl
8 3 (1.49%) Python
8 3 (1.49%) VBA
8 3 (1.49%) VBScript
9 2 (1.00%) VC++
10 1 (0.50%) C
10 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.47%) CCNA
5 10 (4.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.49%) MCSE
8 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.99%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.49%) Degree
10 2 (1.00%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.00%) ISEB
10 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.00%) MCITP
10 2 (1.00%) MCTS
11 1 (0.50%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.50%) BICSI RCDD
11 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.48%) Xen
4 4 (1.99%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.49%) vSphere
6 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (4.48%) SCCM
1 9 (4.48%) Tivoli
1 9 (4.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (3.48%) Puppet
3 4 (1.99%) SCOM
4 3 (1.49%) Ansible
4 3 (1.49%) Fluentd
4 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.49%) Mesos
4 3 (1.49%) Piwik
4 3 (1.49%) Terraform
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (14.43%) VMware
2 19 (9.45%) Cisco
3 17 (8.46%) Oracle
4 15 (7.46%) Citrix
5 11 (5.47%) HP
6 9 (4.48%) Lotus
7 7 (3.48%) Google
8 5 (2.49%) Adobe
8 5 (2.49%) SAP
9 4 (1.99%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.99%) Informatica
9 4 (1.99%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.99%) Teradata
10 3 (1.49%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.49%) ILOG
10 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.49%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.49%) Splunk
11 2 (1.00%) Apple
11 2 (1.00%) Clearswift
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
JGR Recruitment Group
Rate: From £15,500 to £15,500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago