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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Wales
Rank 14 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.27% 16.58% 16.04%
As % of the Vendors category 25.39% 38.49% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 59 55
Median daily rate £200 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 12
Median hourly rate £12.88 £26.88 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.09% +117.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.48 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £37.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
256 252 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 40.44% 43.08% 45.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 171 188
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 6 19
Median hourly rate £14.74 £25.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.06% +96.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.00 £16.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -7 56 £200 -35.48% 21
North Wales -1 5 - - 4
West Wales -22 3 £375 +20.00% 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 45 (30.61%) SQL Server
3 41 (27.89%) MS Excel
4 39 (26.53%) Active Directory
5 35 (23.81%) SQL
6 34 (23.13%) MS Office
7 26 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (17.01%) Cisco
8 25 (17.01%) VMware
9 22 (14.97%) MS Exchange
9 22 (14.97%) Windows Server
10 21 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 21 (14.29%) Oracle
10 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (13.61%) .NET
12 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
13 18 (12.24%) Firewall
14 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
15 16 (10.88%) Finance
15 16 (10.88%) Advertising
16 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
16 15 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
17 14 (9.52%) ITIL
17 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
17 14 (9.52%) MVC
17 14 (9.52%) Scrum
18 13 (8.84%) SharePoint

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 22 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.76%) Apache
3 7 (4.76%) Confluence
3 7 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.40%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.36%) CMS
7 2 (1.36%) IIS
7 2 (1.36%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (27.89%) MS Excel
2 34 (23.13%) MS Office
3 7 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.08%) MS Project
5 5 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.68%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.24%) Firewall
2 10 (6.80%) LAN
3 9 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (5.44%) SAN
4 8 (5.44%) VPN
5 7 (4.76%) DHCP
5 7 (4.76%) DNS
5 7 (4.76%) WAN
6 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (2.72%) Intranet
7 4 (2.72%) WLAN
8 3 (2.04%) Internet
8 3 (2.04%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.36%) ADSL
9 2 (1.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (5.44%) MySQL
6 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.76%) RDBMS
7 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.72%) WebFOCUS
9 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.68%) Biml
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.44%) MSTest
4 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.76%) JIRA
4 7 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 7 (4.76%) NUnit
4 7 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.88%) Advertising
1 16 (10.88%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.72%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Local Government
4 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.36%) Electronics
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 30 (20.41%) Developer
2 19 (12.93%) Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) .NET Developer
3 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Architect
5 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (4.08%) DBA
6 6 (4.08%) IT Support
6 6 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.40%) IT Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) IT Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) IT Technician
7 5 (3.40%) Product Specialist
7 5 (3.40%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) SQL DBA
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.61%) .NET
2 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.80%) .NET Framework
4 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (6.12%) Entity Framework
5 8 (5.44%) XML
6 7 (4.76%) jQuery
6 7 (4.76%) MCollective
6 7 (4.76%) Unity DI Container
7 6 (4.08%) ELK Stack
8 5 (3.40%) HTML
9 4 (2.72%) CSS
9 4 (2.72%) XML Schema
9 4 (2.72%) XSD
10 3 (2.04%) LINQ
10 3 (2.04%) WCF
11 2 (1.36%) Ajax
11 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.36%) COM
11 2 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.16%) NHS
3 10 (6.80%) Clustering
3 10 (6.80%) PKI
4 9 (6.12%) Informatics
5 7 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.40%) iPhone
7 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.04%) iPad
9 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.36%) CESG
9 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.68%) iSeries
10 1 (0.68%) LIMS
10 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.22%) Windows
2 26 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (14.97%) Windows Server
5 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.76%) AIX
6 7 (4.76%) Linux
6 7 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.76%) Unix
7 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.40%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.36%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (9.52%) ITIL
2 14 (9.52%) MVC
2 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 14 (9.52%) Scrum
3 12 (8.16%) Project Management
4 11 (7.48%) Change Control
5 10 (6.80%) Business Analysis
5 10 (6.80%) High Availability
5 10 (6.80%) Programme Management
6 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.12%) ETL
6 9 (6.12%) Information Management
7 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.44%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (4.76%) Coaching
8 7 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.76%) IT Governance
8 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 7 (4.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.81%) SQL
2 13 (8.84%) C#
3 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.08%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.40%) C++
4 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.36%) C
6 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.36%) VBScript
7 1 (0.68%) COBOL
7 1 (0.68%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.80%) MCITP
5 9 (6.12%) CCNA
5 9 (6.12%) Degree
6 8 (5.44%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.40%) CCNP
8 3 (2.04%) MCSE
9 2 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.36%) HNC
9 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.36%) MCP
9 2 (1.36%) MCSD
10 1 (0.68%) CISSP
10 1 (0.68%) ISEB
10 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.68%) MCAD
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) MISRA
3 1 (0.68%) MISRA C
System Software
1 39 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.76%) PowerHA
5 4 (2.72%) XenApp
6 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.36%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.36%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Nessus
1 11 (7.48%) SCCM
2 10 (6.80%) Tivoli
2 10 (6.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (4.76%) Ansible
3 7 (4.76%) Packer
3 7 (4.76%) Puppet
3 7 (4.76%) Rundeck
3 7 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (4.76%) Zenoss
4 5 (3.40%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Cisco
1 25 (17.01%) VMware
2 21 (14.29%) Oracle
3 12 (8.16%) Symantec
4 9 (6.12%) Citrix
5 8 (5.44%) HP
5 8 (5.44%) IBM
5 8 (5.44%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.44%) RedGate
6 7 (4.76%) Intel Security
6 7 (4.76%) Sonatype
7 6 (4.08%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.40%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.72%) F5
9 4 (2.72%) Riverbed
9 4 (2.72%) ScanSafe
9 4 (2.72%) Sourcefire
9 4 (2.72%) Splunk
10 3 (2.04%) Lotus
10 3 (2.04%) Sitecore
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