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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wales / West Wales
Rank 12 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 13.98% 8.00% 9.90%
As % of the Vendors category 29.55% 22.22% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £449 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +29.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
44 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 47.31% 36.00% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 11
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £331 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +29.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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
Swansea -4 13 £449 +28.35% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
1 11 (47.83%) SAP
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) JIRA
5 6 (26.09%) SCCM
5 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
5 6 (26.09%) Zenoss
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Confluence
5 6 (26.09%) High Availability
5 6 (26.09%) PowerHA
5 6 (26.09%) Puppet
5 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
5 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 6 (26.09%) MCollective
5 6 (26.09%) Ansible
5 6 (26.09%) Rundeck
5 6 (26.09%) Packer
5 6 (26.09%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (26.09%) Sonatype

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 6 (26.09%) Apache
1 6 (26.09%) Confluence
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
2 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
1 6 (26.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) UAT Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (26.09%) MCollective
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.70%) LINQ
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
1 6 (26.09%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) AIX
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) High Availability
3 6 (26.09%) IT Governance
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (26.09%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Ansible
1 6 (26.09%) Nessus
1 6 (26.09%) Packer
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
1 6 (26.09%) Rundeck
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 6 (26.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (26.09%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) SAP
2 6 (26.09%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
2 6 (26.09%) Sonatype
2 6 (26.09%) Symantec
2 6 (26.09%) VMware