Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 6.61% 9.76% 11.36%
As % of the Vendors category 29.63% 28.57% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 8
West Wales median daily rate £319 £563 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +58.45% -5.33%
10th Percentile £278 £410 £208
90th Percentile £369 £638 £473
Wales median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
West Wales median hourly rate - £11.25 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.91% -
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -40.48% +58.49%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in West Wales.

All Vendors
West Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 27 56 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 22.31% 34.15% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 41
West Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £295 £363 £238
90th Percentile £583 £618 £510
Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £346
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.52% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
West Wales median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.93% -
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.43
% change year-on-year +12.00% -18.99% +14.30%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
Swansea -3 4 £350 -37.78% 4
Carmarthenshire -3 4 £319 -
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) FxCop
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (12.50%) Project Governance

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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) FxCop
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) NUnit
1 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) TestRail
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
3 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) e-Learning
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CIPD
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM