Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 88 108
Rank change year-on-year +26 +20 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.45% 1.05% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.82% 3.36% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 7
Wales median daily rate £369 £448 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.54% +37.69% -22.62%
10th Percentile £163 £288 £262
90th Percentile £438 £507 £443
UK median daily rate £333 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.76% +1.54% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Wales median hourly rate £15.86 £57.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.42% +194.87% -8.24%
10th Percentile £15.04 £53.75 £14.65
90th Percentile £16.68 £63.18 £23.95
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £21.15 £17.00
% change year-on-year -24.33% +24.38% +1.98%

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 371 446 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.28% 31.36% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 299 300
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £140 £221 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 16
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.96% +177.11% +23.29%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £54.68 £78.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +28 26 £369 -13.18% 1
North Wales - 2 £185 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 14 (48.28%) Degree
4 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
5 13 (44.83%) High Availability
5 13 (44.83%) MCSE
6 12 (41.38%) ITIL
6 12 (41.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (37.93%) T-SQL
8 10 (34.48%) McAfee
8 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (34.48%) TOGAF
9 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (31.03%) .NET
9 9 (31.03%) SOAP
9 9 (31.03%) C#
9 9 (31.03%) XML
9 9 (31.03%) N-Tier
9 9 (31.03%) RedGate
9 9 (31.03%) SDLC
9 9 (31.03%) HL7
9 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (31.03%) RESTful
10 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
10 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
10 8 (27.59%) Web Services

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 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) VSAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) PBX
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Architect
2 9 (31.03%) Data Architect
3 8 (27.59%) Technical Architect
4 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Security Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) TOGAF Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
1 9 (31.03%) RESTful
1 9 (31.03%) SOAP
1 9 (31.03%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) N-Tier
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (10.34%) CESG
4 3 (10.34%) Clustering
4 3 (10.34%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (10.34%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) NHS
6 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
6 1 (3.45%) Replication
6 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) High Availability
2 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 12 (41.38%) Requirements Analysis
3 10 (34.48%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (34.48%) TOGAF
4 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) SDLC
5 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
6 7 (24.14%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.34%) Information Security
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
7 3 (10.34%) Security Hardening
7 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.34%) Service Design
7 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 3 (10.34%) SIEM
7 3 (10.34%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) T-SQL
3 9 (31.03%) C#
4 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) MCSE
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (13.79%) MCITP
6 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 3 (10.34%) CCNP
6 3 (10.34%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (10.34%) CISMP
6 3 (10.34%) CISSP
6 3 (10.34%) HNC
6 3 (10.34%) MCSA
6 3 (10.34%) MCTS
7 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) MCP
8 1 (3.45%) MCDST
8 1 (3.45%) MOS
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) HL7
2 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) vSphere
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
2 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
3 5 (17.24%) SCCM
4 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (13.79%) WSUS
5 3 (10.34%) QRadar
5 3 (10.34%) SCOM
5 3 (10.34%) vCenter Server
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
7 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) McAfee
3 9 (31.03%) RedGate
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 7 (24.14%) Symantec
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) AlienVault
8 3 (10.34%) ArcSight
8 3 (10.34%) Intel
8 3 (10.34%) LogLogic
8 3 (10.34%) LogRhythm
8 3 (10.34%) Remedy
8 3 (10.34%) Splunk
9 2 (6.90%) arcserve
9 2 (6.90%) SAP
9 2 (6.90%) Sophos
10 1 (3.45%) Lotus
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle