The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 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 West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 9 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 10.00% 2.70% 4.05%
As % of the Vendors category 38.24% 20.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £305 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.68 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
34 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 26.15% 13.51% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 6
Average daily rate £375 £322 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.44% -20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £204 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £324 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.05 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 19 (67.86%) C#
1 19 (67.86%) .NET
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 17 (60.71%) Visual Studio
4 16 (57.14%) SQL
4 16 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (46.43%) MCTS
6 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (17.86%) jQuery
7 5 (17.86%) MVC
8 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) ITSM
9 3 (10.71%) HTML
9 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.71%) MS Project
9 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
10 2 (7.14%) Citrix
10 2 (7.14%) CCA
10 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (7.14%) Adobe
10 2 (7.14%) XML
10 2 (7.14%) LDAP
10 2 (7.14%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Project
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.57%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
1 2 (7.14%) POP3
1 2 (7.14%) SMTP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Visual Studio
2 15 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (21.43%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Programmer
6 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 16 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 5 (17.86%) jQuery
5 3 (10.71%) HTML
6 2 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (3.57%) Web Services
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.57%) HTML5
7 1 (3.57%) CSS3
7 1 (3.57%) XHTML
7 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) MVC
2 3 (10.71%) ITSM
2 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Change Control
3 2 (7.14%) Content Management
3 2 (7.14%) Transition Management
4 1 (3.57%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (46.43%) MCTS
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCEE
4 2 (7.14%) CCAA
4 2 (7.14%) CCA
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) ISA Server
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) XenServer
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe
1 2 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos
2 1 (3.57%) IBM
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