The table below looks at the statistics 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 10.64% 5.88% 16.88%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 17.39% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £563 £355 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.45% +15.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +9.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Vendors Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
15 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 31.91% 33.82% 49.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 13
Median daily rate £541 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £548 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +9.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Swansea +4 5 £563 +50.00% 3
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Filtering
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (22.22%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Rollout Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Robotic Process Automation
1 2 (22.22%) Web Filtering
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) SAP