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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 25 7
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 7.41% 6.21% 10.87%
As % of the Vendors category 17.39% 29.03% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£460 £300 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +38.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £345 £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.68 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
46 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 42.59% 21.38% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 7
Average daily rate £445 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £11.05 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.95% -72.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 +10 5 £478 +59.16% 1
Carmarthenshire - 3 £325 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (38.89%) MS Project
1 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (22.22%) Transition Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITSM
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) NHS
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) MS Office
5 3 (16.67%) OO
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Veritas
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) GroupWise
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Project
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Firebird
2 2 (11.11%) InterBase
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.56%) Law
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Transition Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) ITSM
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) MSF
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Delphi
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 2 (11.11%) Firmware
1 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) vCloud
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) ARCserve
1 1 (5.56%) ZENworks
1 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Avaya
3 1 (5.56%) BMC
3 1 (5.56%) Novell
3 1 (5.56%) Stonesoft
3 1 (5.56%) ProCurve