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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Wales / South Wales
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 78 104 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.00% 17.78% 21.74%
As % of the Vendors category 28.06% 41.94% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 57
Median daily rate £185 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £460 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.10 £11.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.45% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £11.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 278 248 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.91% 42.39% 48.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 147 145
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +9.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Cardiff +2 38 £200 -38.46% 12
Newport +1 14 £288 -17.85% 3
Caerphilly - 12 £170 -
Bridgend 0 9 £150 - 2
Torfaen - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 53 (38.97%) MS Excel
2 51 (37.50%) Windows
3 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 33 (24.26%) Cisco
5 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
6 28 (20.59%) SQL
7 27 (19.85%) VMware
8 25 (18.38%) SQL Server
8 25 (18.38%) ITIL
8 25 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (18.38%) CCNA
9 23 (16.91%) MS Office
10 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (16.18%) Firewall
11 19 (13.97%) HP
12 18 (13.24%) MS Exchange
12 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (12.50%) Management Information System
13 17 (12.50%) .NET
14 15 (11.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 15 (11.03%) Tivoli
14 15 (11.03%) HP Data Protector
14 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
15 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (10.29%) Finance
16 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET
16 13 (9.56%) SC Cleared
17 12 (8.82%) Oracle
17 12 (8.82%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related 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 18 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.88%) ArcGIS
3 4 (2.94%) Apache
3 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.21%) IIS
4 3 (2.21%) Jetty
4 3 (2.21%) Mongrel
4 3 (2.21%) nginx
4 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.47%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.47%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (38.97%) MS Excel
2 23 (16.91%) MS Office
3 10 (7.35%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (6.62%) MS Project
5 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.74%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.21%) Google App Engine
1 3 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Route 53
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.18%) Firewall
2 11 (8.09%) Internet
3 6 (4.41%) LAN
4 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.68%) DHCP
4 5 (3.68%) DNS
4 5 (3.68%) SAN
5 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.94%) WAN
6 3 (2.21%) DSL
6 3 (2.21%) FTP
6 3 (2.21%) HTTP
6 3 (2.21%) IPsec
6 3 (2.21%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.21%) SSL
6 3 (2.21%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.88%) GIS
3 8 (5.88%) QGIS
4 7 (5.15%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.41%) MySQL
5 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
8 1 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.74%) MS Access
8 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (5.15%) MSBuild
1 7 (5.15%) MSTest
1 7 (5.15%) NUnit
1 7 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.21%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
5 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.62%) Advertising
4 6 (4.41%) Retail
5 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.21%) Back Office
6 3 (2.21%) French Language
7 2 (1.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (16.18%) Developer
2 18 (13.24%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.03%) Analyst
4 13 (9.56%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (8.82%) Technical Support
6 9 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.88%) GIS Technician
7 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.15%) DBA
9 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.68%) SQL DBA
11 4 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.94%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.50%) .NET
2 13 (9.56%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (5.15%) Entity Framework
4 7 (5.15%) Unity DI Container
5 6 (4.41%) jQuery
6 5 (3.68%) XML
7 4 (2.94%) WCF
7 4 (2.94%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.94%) XSD
8 3 (2.21%) J2EE
8 3 (2.21%) Servlets
9 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.47%) COM
9 2 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.74%) Kafka
10 1 (0.74%) LINQ
10 1 (0.74%) MCollective
10 1 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.62%) NHS
3 5 (3.68%) Freedom of Information
3 5 (3.68%) iPhone
4 2 (1.47%) CESG
4 2 (1.47%) Clustering
4 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.47%) iPad
4 2 (1.47%) PKI
4 2 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) LIMS
5 1 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (37.50%) Windows
2 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.94%) Linux
7 3 (2.21%) Android
7 3 (2.21%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
8 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.74%) Unix
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.38%) ITIL
2 12 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.09%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.35%) Change Management
4 10 (7.35%) Coaching
5 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.62%) MVC
5 9 (6.62%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 8 (5.88%) ETL
6 8 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 8 (5.88%) Scrum
7 7 (5.15%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (5.15%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (5.15%) OOP
7 7 (5.15%) Project Management
7 7 (5.15%) Unit Testing
7 7 (5.15%) Use Case
8 6 (4.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.59%) SQL
2 8 (5.88%) C++
3 7 (5.15%) C#
3 7 (5.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.21%) Java
7 2 (1.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.74%) C
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.38%) CCNA
1 25 (18.38%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.56%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (7.35%) MCITP
7 6 (4.41%) MCDBA
8 5 (3.68%) MCSE
9 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.47%) CCNP
9 2 (1.47%) Degree
9 2 (1.47%) HNC
9 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CISSP
10 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) MCP
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) MISRA
3 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 40 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.21%) Xen
5 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) HP Data Protector
1 15 (11.03%) Tivoli
1 15 (11.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (2.94%) Ansible
2 4 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.94%) Puppet
2 4 (2.94%) Rundeck
2 4 (2.94%) SCCM
3 3 (2.21%) Marathon
3 3 (2.21%) Mesos
3 3 (2.21%) Nessus
3 3 (2.21%) Terraform
4 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.74%) Kibana
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 33 (24.26%) Cisco
2 27 (19.85%) VMware
3 19 (13.97%) HP
4 12 (8.82%) Oracle
5 8 (5.88%) Mapinfo
6 6 (4.41%) Avaya
6 6 (4.41%) RedGate
7 5 (3.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.94%) Symantec
9 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.21%) Google
9 3 (2.21%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.47%) Apple
10 2 (1.47%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.47%) F5
10 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.47%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.47%) ScanSafe
10 2 (1.47%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.47%) Splunk
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