The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 29 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.

Microsoft
Wales / West Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 12.94% 6.25% 8.11%
As % of the Vendors category 26.83% 13.33% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £100 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +350.00% -68.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +29.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 West Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41 15 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 48.24% 46.88% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 9
Median daily rate £475 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £450 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +22.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Wales

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Wales

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Swansea -6 11 £450 +350.00% 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 11 (52.38%) MS Office
1 11 (52.38%) SAP
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) Clustering
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Nessus
5 6 (28.57%) SCCM
5 6 (28.57%) PKI
5 6 (28.57%) IT Governance
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 6 (28.57%) Tivoli
5 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (28.57%) Symantec
5 6 (28.57%) AIX
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Apache
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 6 (28.57%) Confluence
1 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
1 6 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
3 2 (9.52%) Electronics
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) UAT Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (28.57%) MCollective
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
2 2 (9.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
1 6 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) AIX
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) High Availability
3 6 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (28.57%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Ansible
1 6 (28.57%) Nessus
1 6 (28.57%) Packer
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
1 6 (28.57%) Rundeck
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
1 6 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) SAP
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) Sonatype
2 6 (28.57%) Symantec
2 6 (28.57%) VMware