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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 8.49% 21.43% 6.45%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 48.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
27 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 25.47% 44.64% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
Average daily rate £475 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea -13 7 £263 -12.50%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Project
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (33.33%) HP
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITSM
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (33.33%) Transition Management
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Delphi
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) InterBase
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Firebird
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Project
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) InterBase
2 2 (16.67%) Firebird
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITSM
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) Transition Management
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) MSF
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Delphi
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Avaya
2 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
2 1 (8.33%) Stonesoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco