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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 109 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.84% 12.46% 15.54%
As % of the Vendors category 28.05% 30.79% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 76 58
Median daily rate £363 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £386 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £12.18 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
246 354 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 42.20% 40.46% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 237 190
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 11
Median hourly rate £12.43 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 61 £350 +7.69% 19
West Wales +6 6 £563 +60.71% 2
Mid Wales +1 1 £225 -18.18%
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 66 (38.82%) Windows
2 58 (34.12%) SQL Server
3 56 (32.94%) SQL
4 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 44 (25.88%) MS Excel
6 40 (23.53%) Windows Server
7 39 (22.94%) .NET
8 31 (18.24%) Migration
8 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (17.06%) C#
10 28 (16.47%) Security Cleared
11 25 (14.71%) Unit Testing
11 25 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (13.53%) OO
14 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (11.76%) MVC
16 19 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (11.18%) Windows 7
17 18 (10.59%) Office 365
17 18 (10.59%) MS Office
17 18 (10.59%) ASP.NET
18 17 (10.00%) T-SQL
18 17 (10.00%) VMware
19 16 (9.41%) Finance
19 16 (9.41%) Linux
19 16 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 16 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
19 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
19 16 (9.41%) .NET Framework

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 12 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.47%) IIS
3 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.12%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.12%) SAS
5 5 (2.94%) IBM Domino
6 4 (2.35%) CMS
6 4 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.76%) Apache
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.76%) Confluence
7 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.76%) FileNet
7 3 (1.76%) Jetty
7 3 (1.76%) LiveCycle
7 3 (1.76%) nginx
7 3 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (25.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.59%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.59%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Office 365
2 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.76%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.76%) Route 53
3 3 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.24%) DNS
3 13 (7.65%) LDAP
4 11 (6.47%) Firewall
5 10 (5.88%) DHCP
6 7 (4.12%) VPN
7 6 (3.53%) FTP
7 6 (3.53%) VoIP
8 5 (2.94%) SMTP
9 4 (2.35%) Wireless
10 3 (1.76%) HTTP
10 3 (1.76%) IPsec
10 3 (1.76%) SAN
10 3 (1.76%) Skype
10 3 (1.76%) SSL
10 3 (1.76%) WAN
11 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.18%) LAN
11 2 (1.18%) Network Security
11 2 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (7.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (5.29%) Biml
6 9 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.35%) MS Access
8 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.76%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.76%) GIS
9 3 (1.76%) MySQL
9 3 (1.76%) Power BI
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) Subversion
2 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.12%) JIRA
3 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.35%) QAComplete
4 3 (1.76%) Ant
4 3 (1.76%) Hudson
4 3 (1.76%) Maven
4 3 (1.76%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.59%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.59%) JMeter
6 1 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.59%) Selenium
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (9.41%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Back Office
3 4 (2.35%) Advertising
3 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 46 (27.06%) Developer
2 27 (15.88%) Analyst
3 19 (11.18%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.06%) Desktop Support
6 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.71%) Administrator
7 8 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (4.71%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Rollout Engineer
7 8 (4.71%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Data Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Migration Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (4.12%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (22.94%) .NET
2 18 (10.59%) ASP.NET
3 16 (9.41%) .NET Framework
3 16 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (7.65%) Entity Framework
5 8 (4.71%) SOAP
6 7 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.12%) XML
7 6 (3.53%) J2EE
8 5 (2.94%) HTML
8 5 (2.94%) Middleware
9 4 (2.35%) REST
9 4 (2.35%) WCF
10 3 (1.76%) EJB
10 3 (1.76%) JSF
10 3 (1.76%) Kafka
10 3 (1.76%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.76%) Lucene
10 3 (1.76%) Servlets
10 3 (1.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) NHS
3 4 (2.35%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.76%) Clustering
5 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.18%) iPad
5 2 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.59%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (38.82%) Windows
2 40 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (11.18%) Windows 7
5 16 (9.41%) Linux
6 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.53%) Unix
9 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.76%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (18.24%) Migration
2 25 (14.71%) Unit Testing
3 23 (13.53%) OO
4 20 (11.76%) MVC
5 19 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (8.82%) Data Migration
6 15 (8.82%) OOP
7 14 (8.24%) ITIL
8 11 (6.47%) Software Engineering
9 10 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.88%) Data Mapping
10 9 (5.29%) CRM
10 9 (5.29%) Scrum
10 9 (5.29%) TDD
11 8 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.12%) Open Source
12 7 (4.12%) UML
13 6 (3.53%) Data Modelling
14 5 (2.94%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.94%) SQL
2 29 (17.06%) C#
3 17 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.88%) Java
4 10 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.12%) C++
7 4 (2.35%) PHP
8 3 (1.76%) Perl
8 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.76%) Python
8 3 (1.76%) VBA
8 3 (1.76%) VBScript
9 2 (1.18%) C
9 2 (1.18%) VB
9 2 (1.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.12%) MCSE
5 6 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.94%) CCNA
6 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) CCNP
7 2 (1.18%) ISEB
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (0.59%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) HL7
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) TickIT
System Software
1 50 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.76%) Xen
5 3 (1.76%) XenApp
5 3 (1.76%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.59%) NFS
7 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (6.47%) SCCM
2 6 (3.53%) SCOM
3 4 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.76%) Ansible
4 3 (1.76%) Fluentd
4 3 (1.76%) Marathon
4 3 (1.76%) Mesos
4 3 (1.76%) Piwik
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
4 3 (1.76%) Terraform
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (10.00%) VMware
2 15 (8.82%) Oracle
3 12 (7.06%) Cisco
4 8 (4.71%) Citrix
5 7 (4.12%) Lotus
6 6 (3.53%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.94%) SAP
8 4 (2.35%) HP
8 4 (2.35%) Informatica
8 4 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.35%) Teradata
9 3 (1.76%) Adobe
9 3 (1.76%) Google
9 3 (1.76%) ILOG
9 3 (1.76%) Juniper
9 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.76%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.76%) Splunk
10 2 (1.18%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.18%) Symantec
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