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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 4.29% 24.07% 22.00%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 40.63% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
24 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 34.29% 59.26% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Average daily rate £425 £314 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.56% +6.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £455 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 £22.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.11% +73.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea -9 3 - -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Ajax
2 2 (28.57%) Informatics
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Technician
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support Technician
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Web Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Informatics
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Transition Management
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle