Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 18.18% 11.43% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 26.67% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
North Wales median daily rate £275 £320 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +50.59% +25.00%
10th Percentile £195 £310 £121
90th Percentile £368 £330 £314
Wales median daily rate £325 £356 £325
% change year-on-year -8.77% +9.62% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
North Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +16.00% -32.43% +39.62%

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 North Wales.

All Vendors
North Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 43.64% 42.86% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
North Wales median daily rate £200 £404 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.46% +14.54% +107.35%
10th Percentile £140 £314 £164
90th Percentile £468 £481 £411
Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.79% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
North Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -16.67% +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in North Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Wales.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in North Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in North Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Flintshire - 6 - - 1
Denbighshire - 2 £230 -
Gwynedd - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Lotus
4 3 (30.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE

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 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) HP