Period
to 21 September 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newport with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South Wales > Newport
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 9 8
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 23 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newport 8.15% 12.64% 12.13%
As % of the Vendors category 32.50% 33.33% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 33
10th Percentile £274 £186 £302
25th Percentile £352 £275 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £426 £475 £375
Median % change year-on-year -10.32% +26.67% -11.76%
75th Percentile £455 £525 £426
90th Percentile £513 " £460
South Wales median daily rate £370 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -10.84% +10.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 -
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -36.67% +154.67%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Newport.

All Vendors
Newport
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 80 69 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newport 25.08% 37.91% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 121
10th Percentile £310 £271 £306
25th Percentile £366 £398 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £453 £440
Median % change year-on-year +4.97% +2.84% +3.53%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £513
90th Percentile £552 £575 £560
South Wales median daily rate £426 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -5.33% +2.27% +8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 3
10th Percentile £16.81 £13.10 £23.44
25th Percentile £21.86 £15.75 £29.84
Median hourly rate £39.60 £18.00 £41.00
Median % change year-on-year +120.00% -56.10% +164.52%
75th Percentile £42.00 £24.71 £50.75
90th Percentile £45.90 £24.96 £56.30
South Wales median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +3.95% +5.23% +53.27%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Newport

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Newport.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Newport

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Newport.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Newport

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Newport over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Newport

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Newport.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Newport

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newport

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Newport over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Newport

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newport region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) Social Skills
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Azure
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 6 (23.08%) Power Automate
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
6 5 (19.23%) Gherkin
6 5 (19.23%) .NET
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
6 5 (19.23%) Power Platform
6 5 (19.23%) PowerApps
7 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
7 4 (15.38%) Power BI
7 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) HTML
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
8 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Chatbot
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Azure
2 6 (23.08%) Power Automate
3 5 (19.23%) Power Platform
3 5 (19.23%) PowerApps
4 2 (7.69%) GCP
4 2 (7.69%) Trello
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (3.85%) Miro
5 1 (3.85%) ShareGate
5 1 (3.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Power BI
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (3.85%) Ingres
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) GitLab
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (38.46%) Social Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
4 2 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Applications Developer
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
3 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) HR Executive
4 1 (3.85%) HR Officer
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) Gherkin
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
3 3 (11.54%) HTML5
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) Aurelia
4 2 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) OAuth
5 1 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Blog
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
6 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Sprint Planning
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.69%) Process Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) Statistics
7 2 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Automation Anywhere
1 2 (7.69%) Blue Prism
1 2 (7.69%) IBM
1 2 (7.69%) UiPath
1 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Dell
2 1 (3.85%) Lotus
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Nintex
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy