Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 254 179 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 18.86% 16.35% 14.83%
As % of the Vendors category 36.29% 35.24% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 120 119
South Wales median daily rate £400 £332 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.66% -5.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £198
90th Percentile £560 £435 £525
Wales median daily rate £400 £342 £350
% change year-on-year +16.96% -2.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 5
South Wales median hourly rate £11.89 £16.07 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.01% +30.12% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.35 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.18 £23.27 £15.86
Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £13.60 £11.50
% change year-on-year -13.38% +18.26% -13.21%

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 700 508 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 51.97% 46.39% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 343 264
South Wales median daily rate £405 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.46% +5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £255 £175 £200
90th Percentile £559 £535 £496
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 16
South Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £17.89 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.21% +15.42% -1.15%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.13 £10.80
90th Percentile £42.00 £37.67 £22.41
Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -18.76% +7.41% -1.64%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +2 166 £400 +20.66% 22
Newport +4 68 £400 +11.11% 10
Caerphilly 0 5 - - 1
Bridgend -2 2 - - 3
Monmouthshire +2 1 - -
Torfaen -1 1 £403 - 2
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 86 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (30.31%) Windows
3 67 (26.38%) Security Cleared
4 65 (25.59%) SQL Server
5 60 (23.62%) SQL
6 56 (22.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 54 (21.26%) SC Cleared
8 50 (19.69%) Migration
9 47 (18.50%) Active Directory
10 42 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
11 41 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (14.96%) MS Exchange
13 36 (14.17%) PowerShell
14 34 (13.39%) .NET
14 34 (13.39%) Windows Server
15 32 (12.60%) Firewall
16 31 (12.20%) C#
17 28 (11.02%) Git (software)
18 27 (10.63%) Test Automation
18 27 (10.63%) Relational Database
19 26 (10.24%) DevOps
19 26 (10.24%) ITIL
19 26 (10.24%) TCP/IP
20 24 (9.45%) Windows 7
21 23 (9.06%) Windows 10
21 23 (9.06%) Project Management
21 23 (9.06%) Cisco
21 23 (9.06%) VoIP
21 23 (9.06%) Linux
22 22 (8.66%) Coaching

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 38 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.87%) Skype for Business
3 17 (6.69%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.18%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.12%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (4.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.66%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.54%) Office 365
4 4 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.60%) Firewall
2 26 (10.24%) TCP/IP
3 23 (9.06%) VoIP
4 20 (7.87%) Skype
5 18 (7.09%) Unified Communications
6 17 (6.69%) Telepresence
7 15 (5.91%) IP Telephony
8 14 (5.51%) SAN
9 12 (4.72%) DHCP
9 12 (4.72%) DNS
9 12 (4.72%) Internet
10 8 (3.15%) H.323
11 7 (2.76%) LAN
11 7 (2.76%) VPN
12 6 (2.36%) Wireless
13 4 (1.57%) SNMP
13 4 (1.57%) WAN
14 3 (1.18%) DMZ
14 3 (1.18%) IPv4
15 2 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.63%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.27%) RDBMS
4 13 (5.12%) MySQL
5 12 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.18%) Big Data
11 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.79%) Power BI
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.39%) Biml
13 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 28 (11.02%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (3.94%) MSTest
4 10 (3.94%) NUnit
4 10 (3.94%) Selenium
4 10 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (3.54%) Rational Quality Manager
5 9 (3.54%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (1.97%) JIRA
6 5 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.97%) Subversion
6 5 (1.97%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.57%) GCC
7 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (5.91%) Finance
2 6 (2.36%) Electronics
3 5 (1.97%) Military
4 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.57%) Automotive
4 4 (1.57%) Back Office
5 3 (1.18%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Publishing
6 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (13.39%) Architect
2 31 (12.20%) Analyst
3 29 (11.42%) Developer
4 25 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (8.27%) Integration Engineer
5 21 (8.27%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 16 (6.30%) Software Engineer
7 14 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.12%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.12%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 12 (4.72%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) IP Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) IP Telephony Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) Telephony Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) Database Architect
11 10 (3.94%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.54%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Test Engineer
13 8 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.39%) .NET
2 17 (6.69%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.12%) HTML
4 12 (4.72%) ASP.NET
4 12 (4.72%) XML
5 11 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.94%) CSS
6 10 (3.94%) Entity Framework
6 10 (3.94%) LINQ
6 10 (3.94%) RESTful
7 7 (2.76%) Web Services
8 6 (2.36%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.36%) EDI
8 6 (2.36%) jQuery
9 5 (1.97%) SOAP
10 3 (1.18%) Apache Axis
10 3 (1.18%) EDIFACT
10 3 (1.18%) HTML5
10 3 (1.18%) JSON
11 2 (0.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.09%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (6.69%) Video\Live Streaming
5 11 (4.33%) PKI
6 8 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.36%) Fintech
9 5 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.97%) NHS
10 4 (1.57%) CESG
11 3 (1.18%) Clustering
11 3 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.18%) User Experience
12 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.39%) EPoS
13 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.31%) Windows
2 34 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 24 (9.45%) Windows 7
4 23 (9.06%) Linux
4 23 (9.06%) Windows 10
5 20 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.94%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.79%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (19.69%) Migration
3 41 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (10.63%) Test Automation
5 26 (10.24%) DevOps
5 26 (10.24%) ITIL
6 23 (9.06%) Project Management
7 22 (8.66%) Coaching
8 21 (8.27%) Scrum
9 20 (7.87%) Microservices
10 19 (7.48%) SDLC
11 18 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (7.09%) High Availability
11 18 (7.09%) UML
12 17 (6.69%) Data Migration
12 17 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (6.69%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (5.91%) Requirements Management
15 14 (5.51%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.62%) SQL
2 36 (14.17%) PowerShell
3 31 (12.20%) C#
4 19 (7.48%) C++
5 16 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.30%) Python
6 15 (5.91%) C
7 13 (5.12%) PL/SQL
8 12 (4.72%) Ruby
9 11 (4.33%) Java
9 11 (4.33%) VB
10 8 (3.15%) PHP
11 6 (2.36%) VBScript
12 5 (1.97%) VB6
13 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.18%) Perl
15 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.39%) R
15 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (26.38%) Security Cleared
2 54 (21.26%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.72%) Degree
5 9 (3.54%) AWS Certification
5 9 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.76%) CCNA
8 6 (2.36%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.97%) MCSE
10 4 (1.57%) HNC
11 3 (1.18%) MCSA
12 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.79%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.39%) HND
13 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.39%) MCITP
13 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.51%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.72%) GDPR
3 7 (2.76%) PMO
4 6 (2.36%) QA
5 5 (1.97%) MISRA
5 5 (1.97%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (18.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.15%) vSphere
5 6 (2.36%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.97%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.18%) XenApp
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.72%) SCCM
3 9 (3.54%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.97%) PTC Integrity
5 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.57%) SCOM
6 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.79%) SCSM
6 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Packer
7 1 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (9.06%) Cisco
2 20 (7.87%) IBM
3 17 (6.69%) Polycom
4 15 (5.91%) Oracle
5 14 (5.51%) VMware
6 12 (4.72%) Teradata
7 9 (3.54%) HP
7 9 (3.54%) McAfee
8 7 (2.76%) Apple
8 7 (2.76%) Citrix
8 7 (2.76%) SAP
9 6 (2.36%) Nintex
9 6 (2.36%) Remedy
10 5 (1.97%) Aruba
10 5 (1.97%) Becrypt
10 5 (1.97%) Green Hills
10 5 (1.97%) NETGEAR
10 5 (1.97%) PTC
10 5 (1.97%) Symantec
11 3 (1.18%) Red Hat