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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 7.89% 14.71% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 29.41% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £475 £426 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +12.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 9 17 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 23.68% 50.00% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 30
Median daily rate £475 £520 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +17.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 24 June 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 -8 2 £475 +11.43% 5
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (60.00%) SAP
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
5 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (6.67%) Puppet
7 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
7 1 (6.67%) High Availability
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) UAT Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
1 1 (6.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
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