Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 67 91
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.26% 2.45% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 7.54% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 10
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.04% +34.23%
10th Percentile £221 £164 £274
90th Percentile £564 £436 £504
UK median daily rate £365 £326 £330
% change year-on-year +11.88% -1.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £15.86 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.46% -72.42% +194.87%
10th Percentile £12.88 £15.04 £53.75
90th Percentile £18.63 £16.68 £63.18
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £15.86 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.77% -24.48% +23.53%

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 457 398 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.26% 32.57% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 262 304
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £264 £136 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £22.69 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -59.66% +167.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.03 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.78 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -26 22 £438 +16.67% 7
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 16 (72.73%) MCSE
4 15 (68.18%) Firewall
5 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
6 13 (59.09%) VMware
7 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
8 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (36.36%) ITIL
11 7 (31.82%) Linux
11 7 (31.82%) SAN
11 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
11 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
11 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
11 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
12 6 (27.27%) PKI
12 6 (27.27%) VLAN
12 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
12 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
12 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
12 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3
12 6 (27.27%) High Availability
13 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
13 5 (22.73%) HNC
13 5 (22.73%) SQL

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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.09%) IaaS
3 2 (9.09%) PaaS
3 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 6 (27.27%) VLAN
4 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) VSAN
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) FTP
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.55%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Apache Axis
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) PKI
3 4 (18.18%) CESG
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.55%) AS400
5 1 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) Debian
7 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) High Availability
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL V3
4 5 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 4 (18.18%) Security Hardening
5 4 (18.18%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) MCSE
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) HNC
4 3 (13.64%) CISSP
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.55%) CISMP
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) vSphere
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
4 4 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
1 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (18.18%) NetBackup
1 4 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
1 4 (18.18%) vCenter Server
1 4 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) McAfee
4 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
5 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) Aruba
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) NETGEAR
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (9.09%) Veeam
7 1 (4.55%) AlienVault
7 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Intel
7 1 (4.55%) LogLogic
7 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk