The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 41 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.39% 1.81% 5.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 9.09% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate £333 £300 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +185.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £340 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.50% 19.88% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 40
Average daily rate £345 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £600 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) MCAD
3 5 (45.45%) MCSD
3 5 (45.45%) CRM
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (45.45%) Web Development
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Data Conversion
4 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) DOM
4 4 (36.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (36.36%) SOAP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (36.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
2 1 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) CRM Developer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) DOM
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) DHTML
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Conversion
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CRM
1 5 (45.45%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) Release Management
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) System Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) EAI
4 1 (9.09%) B2B
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCAD
1 5 (45.45%) MCSD
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) MCSA
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (9.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense