The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
Wales / North Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 28.57% 15.38% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 28.57% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Wales 50.00% 53.85% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £356 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £338 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in North Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Wales citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in North Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in North Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in North Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in North Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in North Wales

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Flintshire 0 4 - - 2
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Lotus
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Wales 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 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (14.29%) Power BI
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Lotus
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