The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Wales region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 15.48% 16.98% 5.05%
As % of the Vendors category 31.71% 39.13% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.12% +131.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
41 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 48.81% 43.40% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 21
Average daily rate £425 £289 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.30% -35.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £179 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.12% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
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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 28 July 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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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 -2 12 - - 3
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (20.83%) MS Office
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) MCTS
6 4 (16.67%) jQuery
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) MS Project
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) ITSM
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) C
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Transition Management
8 2 (8.33%) CA Gen
8 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) POP3
1 2 (8.33%) SMTP
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) CA Gen
3 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
4 4 (16.67%) Support Technician
4 4 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) MVC
2 4 (16.67%) ITSM
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Transition Management
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCTS
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) CCA
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCEE
3 2 (8.33%) CCAA
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenServer
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) CA
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
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