Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 219 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 13.58% 15.39% 19.30%
As % of the Vendors category 28.88% 35.73% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 152 158
South Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £130 £264 £166
90th Percentile £550 £623 £440
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 13
South Wales median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -18.92% -7.50%
10th Percentile £12.60 £9.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £22.45 £35.00 £21.08
Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £13.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year +57.69% -15.75% -16.03%

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 419 613 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 47.03% 43.08% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 434 345
South Wales median daily rate £425 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £197 £285 £163
90th Percentile £560 £650 £525
Wales median daily rate £425 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 25
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £14.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.69% -6.43% -0.89%
10th Percentile £11.80 £9.08 £10.16
90th Percentile £32.45 £30.53 £31.55
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% +3.45%

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 28 February 2020.

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
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 28 February 2020. 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 -1 67 £400 - 41
Newport -1 35 £425 +19.30% 16
Caerphilly +1 4 £253 +75.65% 10
Bridgend +3 3 £130 -35.00% 8
Torfaen -2 3 £425 +240.00% 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £530 - 9
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Gwent - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 46 (38.02%) Windows
2 42 (34.71%) Azure
3 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (28.10%) AWS
5 32 (26.45%) SQL
6 30 (24.79%) Security Cleared
7 27 (22.31%) SC Cleared
8 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
8 25 (20.66%) Active Directory
9 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
9 24 (19.83%) Google
10 23 (19.01%) Windows 10
11 22 (18.18%) HTML
11 22 (18.18%) Python
12 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (15.70%) GCP
14 18 (14.88%) DevOps
15 17 (14.05%) Project Management
15 17 (14.05%) CSS
15 17 (14.05%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (14.05%) Kubernetes
16 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (12.40%) C#
17 15 (12.40%) Finance
17 15 (12.40%) JIRA
17 15 (12.40%) Software Delivery
17 15 (12.40%) Office 365
18 14 (11.57%) SCCM
18 14 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (11.57%) JavaScript

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 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
1 5 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.83%) Drupal
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (34.71%) Azure
2 34 (28.10%) AWS
3 19 (15.70%) GCP
4 15 (12.40%) Office 365
5 10 (8.26%) Power Platform
6 8 (6.61%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (5.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.31%) Slack
9 3 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.48%) IaaS
10 2 (1.65%) PaaS
10 2 (1.65%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.83%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) LAN
2 9 (7.44%) Firewall
3 8 (6.61%) WAN
4 4 (3.31%) DNS
4 4 (3.31%) VPN
5 3 (2.48%) IPv4
5 3 (2.48%) Network Security
5 3 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.65%) IPsec
6 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.83%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.92%) MySQL
4 8 (6.61%) Power BI
5 7 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.96%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (4.96%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (4.13%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.48%) Big Data
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.83%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (12.40%) JIRA
3 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.79%) Selenium
5 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.48%) MSI
8 2 (1.65%) JMeter
8 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.65%) Rational Team Concert
8 2 (1.65%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.65%) Subversion
8 2 (1.65%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.65%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (14.88%) Support Engineer
2 14 (11.57%) Developer
3 12 (9.92%) Delivery Manager
3 12 (9.92%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Data Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.44%) Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.13%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Data Scientist
10 4 (3.31%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.18%) HTML
2 17 (14.05%) CSS
3 12 (9.92%) Node.js
4 11 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (8.26%) Flask
6 6 (4.96%) .NET
7 5 (4.13%) HTML5
7 5 (4.13%) Kafka
7 5 (4.13%) pytest
7 5 (4.13%) React
7 5 (4.13%) SQLAlchemy
8 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.31%) Web Services
9 3 (2.48%) CSS3
10 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.65%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.65%) REST
10 2 (1.65%) SOAP
10 2 (1.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
1 4 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (3.31%) Smartphone
2 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.65%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.65%) User Experience
3 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.83%) LIMS
4 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (38.02%) Windows
2 25 (20.66%) Windows 7
3 23 (19.01%) Windows 10
4 13 (10.74%) Windows Server
5 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.96%) Linux
8 4 (3.31%) Android
9 2 (1.65%) CentOS
9 2 (1.65%) Unix
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.88%) DevOps
3 17 (14.05%) Project Management
4 15 (12.40%) Software Delivery
5 14 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (10.74%) Software Engineering
7 12 (9.92%) Analytics
7 12 (9.92%) ETL
7 12 (9.92%) Microservices
7 12 (9.92%) SOA
7 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 11 (9.09%) Dependency Management
9 10 (8.26%) Data Science
9 10 (8.26%) ITIL
10 9 (7.44%) User Stories
11 7 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (5.79%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.45%) SQL
2 22 (18.18%) Python
3 15 (12.40%) C#
4 14 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.79%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.96%) Java
7 6 (4.96%) Scala
8 5 (4.13%) Julia
8 5 (4.13%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.13%) R
8 5 (4.13%) VB
9 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.65%) C
10 2 (1.65%) C++
10 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.31%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) CCNA
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.48%) PMP
5 2 (1.65%) CCNP
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) NCDA
6 1 (0.83%) NCIE
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) PMO
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) Docker
3 5 (4.13%) XenApp
4 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (14.05%) Kubernetes
2 14 (11.57%) SCCM
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.48%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.65%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.65%) SCOM
5 2 (1.65%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.83%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Google
2 14 (11.57%) IBM
3 11 (9.09%) MuleSoft
3 11 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 9 (7.44%) Citrix
5 8 (6.61%) VMware
6 7 (5.79%) Databricks
7 5 (4.13%) Tableau
8 4 (3.31%) Cisco
9 3 (2.48%) Intel
9 3 (2.48%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.65%) CA
10 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.65%) EMC
10 2 (1.65%) Juniper
10 2 (1.65%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.65%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.65%) Xamarin