Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 June 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.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 71 90
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.24% 1.73% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 4.87% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 4
Wales median daily rate £425 £170 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -54.67% -26.65%
10th Percentile £319 £116 £350
90th Percentile £506 £185 £411
UK median daily rate £358 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +6.07% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £10.28 £20.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £16.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £18.68 £20.83
% change year-on-year -8.99% -10.32% +19.54%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 454 472 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.78% 35.57% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 357 239
Wales median daily rate £400 £415 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +16.57% -5.07%
10th Percentile £209 £178 £209
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 12
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £30.75 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.96% -32.04% +248.08%
10th Percentile £10.80 £12.78 £17.29
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £24.69 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -17.72% -7.69% +44.44%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wales over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
South Wales +6 33 £425 +150.00% 12
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
3 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (36.36%) DNS
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) DHCP
4 12 (36.36%) Migration
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (33.33%) MCITP
5 11 (33.33%) High Availability
6 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
6 10 (30.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 9 (27.27%) Office 365
7 9 (27.27%) MCTS
8 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
8 8 (24.24%) MCSA
8 8 (24.24%) SAN
9 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) MCSE
9 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
9 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (21.21%) Degree
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) Moodle
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (12.12%) IIS
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DHCP
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 8 (24.24%) SAN
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) MySQL
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) DBA
2 8 (24.24%) SQL DBA
3 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Professional Services Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
1 5 (15.15%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) CESG
2 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 11 (33.33%) High Availability
3 10 (30.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.09%) SDLC
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.09%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) MCITP
2 9 (27.27%) MCTS
3 8 (24.24%) MCSA
3 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) MCSE
4 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.18%) CISSP
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.06%) HNC
9 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.03%) CCNP
9 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (3.03%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) vSphere
3 6 (18.18%) Terminal Services
4 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.06%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
1 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
1 4 (12.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) QRadar
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Aruba
3 6 (18.18%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) NETGEAR
4 5 (15.15%) McAfee
5 4 (12.12%) Symantec
6 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.03%) Intel
7 1 (3.03%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Splunk