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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 7.26% 8.76% 2.56%
As % of the Vendors category 19.15% 37.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£478 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £12.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
47 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 37.90% 23.36% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 3
Average daily rate £445 £375 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.05 £11.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% -
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 24 April 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 +6 9 £478 +59.16% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (31.25%) MS Project
1 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITSM
2 4 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Transition Management
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Firebird
4 2 (12.50%) InterBase
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) NHS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Project
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Firebird
2 2 (12.50%) InterBase
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Support Technician
2 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Design Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITSM
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Transition Management
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) MSF
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Delphi
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
1 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) vCloud
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
1 1 (6.25%) ZENworks
1 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) Stonesoft
3 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Novell