Period
to 17 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 17 October 2018 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 > South Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 223 171 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.46% 18.41% 11.47%
As % of the Vendors category 35.01% 41.61% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 121 95
South Wales median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.34% -3.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £274 £163 £177
90th Percentile £600 £423 £533
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 19
South Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £19.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.81% +42.59% -35.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.03 £9.36
90th Percentile £17.88 £23.56 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -18.76% +16.00% -12.28%

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 South Wales.

All Vendors
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 637 411 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 47.01% 44.24% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 286 294
South Wales median daily rate £410 £364 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.71% -4.28% +8.57%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £200
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
Wales median daily rate £410 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +13.10% -9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 26
South Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £19.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.81% +40.00% -13.68%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.96 £10.27
90th Percentile £42.00 £24.46 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £15.00 £12.79
% change year-on-year -21.47% +17.28% -5.96%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Cardiff -3 141 £381 +17.31% 35
Newport +4 60 £450 +22.45% 22
Caerphilly 0 6 £550 +84.87%
Bridgend -5 4 £225 -10.00% 9
Monmouthshire - 2 - - 1
Torfaen -1 1 £333 - 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £325 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 83 (37.22%) Windows
2 68 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (29.15%) SQL
4 58 (26.01%) SQL Server
5 57 (25.56%) Security Cleared
6 50 (22.42%) SC Cleared
6 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
7 49 (21.97%) .NET
8 36 (16.14%) Windows Server
9 34 (15.25%) C#
9 34 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (13.90%) Firewall
12 30 (13.45%) Linux
13 29 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (12.11%) .NET Framework
15 26 (11.66%) Relational Database
15 26 (11.66%) ITIL
16 25 (11.21%) Migration
16 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (10.76%) Finance
17 24 (10.76%) MS Exchange
18 23 (10.31%) RDBMS
18 23 (10.31%) ASP.NET
18 23 (10.31%) MVC
18 23 (10.31%) PowerShell
19 21 (9.42%) Visual Studio
20 20 (8.97%) Degree
20 20 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
21 19 (8.52%) Project Management

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 24 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.83%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.79%) IIS
6 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (14.80%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.17%) Office 365
3 5 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.35%) IaaS
4 3 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.90%) Firewall
2 18 (8.07%) VoIP
3 17 (7.62%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.83%) Skype
5 12 (5.38%) SAN
5 12 (5.38%) Unified Communications
6 11 (4.93%) Telepresence
7 10 (4.48%) DMZ
8 9 (4.04%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.14%) Internet
9 7 (3.14%) Network Security
10 5 (2.24%) DHCP
10 5 (2.24%) DNS
10 5 (2.24%) H.323
10 5 (2.24%) SNMP
10 5 (2.24%) VPN
11 4 (1.79%) LAN
11 4 (1.79%) Wireless
12 3 (1.35%) VLAN
12 3 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (26.01%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.66%) Relational Database
3 23 (10.31%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.93%) MySQL
5 10 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.14%) Big Data
9 4 (1.79%) Power BI
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (9.42%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.28%) MSTest
4 13 (5.83%) NUnit
5 9 (4.04%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.69%) Selenium
7 5 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.24%) GCC
7 5 (2.24%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.24%) Rational Quality Manager
7 5 (2.24%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (2.24%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.35%) JIRA
8 3 (1.35%) NCrunch
8 3 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.35%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.35%) Subversion
8 3 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (10.76%) Finance
2 6 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.24%) Banking
3 5 (2.24%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Electronics
4 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.79%) Military
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (20.63%) Developer
2 39 (17.49%) Architect
3 36 (16.14%) Analyst
4 26 (11.66%) .NET Developer
5 12 (5.38%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (5.38%) Software Engineer
5 12 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (4.48%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.48%) Security Architect
6 10 (4.48%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (4.04%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Database Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Deployment Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) IP Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) IP Telephony Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) SQL Developer
8 8 (3.59%) Telephony Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.97%) .NET
2 27 (12.11%) .NET Framework
3 23 (10.31%) ASP.NET
4 16 (7.17%) Entity Framework
5 14 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (5.83%) LINQ
7 12 (5.38%) WPF
8 9 (4.04%) XML
9 7 (3.14%) SOAP
10 6 (2.69%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.79%) HTML
12 3 (1.35%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (1.35%) EDI
12 3 (1.35%) JSON
12 3 (1.35%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (1.35%) React
12 3 (1.35%) RESTful
13 2 (0.90%) Apache Axis
13 2 (0.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.97%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.83%) PKI
5 12 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (4.93%) Video\Live Streaming
7 9 (4.04%) NHS
8 8 (3.59%) CESG
9 7 (3.14%) N-Tier
10 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
10 5 (2.24%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.35%) Fintech
13 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 83 (37.22%) Windows
2 36 (16.14%) Windows Server
3 30 (13.45%) Linux
4 17 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.28%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.83%) Android
6 13 (5.83%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.38%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.48%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.24%) Unix
10 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (11.66%) ITIL
4 25 (11.21%) Migration
5 23 (10.31%) MVC
6 19 (8.52%) Project Management
7 18 (8.07%) Test Automation
8 17 (7.62%) Coaching
9 16 (7.17%) ITIL V3
10 15 (6.73%) OOP
10 15 (6.73%) TOGAF
10 15 (6.73%) Unit Testing
11 14 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (5.83%) Android Development
12 13 (5.83%) Change Management
12 13 (5.83%) iOS Development
12 13 (5.83%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.38%) Requirements Management
14 11 (4.93%) Mentoring
14 11 (4.93%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.15%) SQL
2 34 (15.25%) C#
3 23 (10.31%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.28%) C++
5 12 (5.38%) PL/SQL
5 12 (5.38%) Python
6 11 (4.93%) XAML
7 10 (4.48%) C
7 10 (4.48%) Ruby
7 10 (4.48%) VB
8 9 (4.04%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.69%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.24%) Java
10 5 (2.24%) VB6
10 5 (2.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.90%) VBA
12 1 (0.45%) R
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 50 (22.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.97%) Degree
4 13 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.14%) MCSE
6 6 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (2.69%) HND
7 5 (2.24%) HNC
8 4 (1.79%) CCNA
8 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.35%) CISSP
10 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.90%) MCP
10 2 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.45%) ISEB
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 10 (4.48%) GDPR
3 5 (2.24%) QA
3 5 (2.24%) SLA
4 3 (1.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) MISRA
5 2 (0.90%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.93%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.24%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.79%) XenApp
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (4.93%) SCCM
2 8 (3.59%) SCOM
3 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.79%) WSUS
5 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.35%) PTC Integrity
5 3 (1.35%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.90%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) Ansible
7 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (6.73%) IBM
2 13 (5.83%) Cisco
2 13 (5.83%) Oracle
3 12 (5.38%) Xamarin
4 11 (4.93%) Apple
4 11 (4.93%) Polycom
4 11 (4.93%) VMware
5 10 (4.48%) Teradata
6 9 (4.04%) HP
7 6 (2.69%) Citrix
7 6 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.24%) Nintex
8 5 (2.24%) SAP
9 4 (1.79%) McAfee
9 4 (1.79%) Symantec
10 3 (1.35%) Aruba
10 3 (1.35%) NETGEAR
10 3 (1.35%) PTC
10 3 (1.35%) Tableau
11 2 (0.90%) Green Hills