The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank - - 43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - - 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
60 70 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.51% 17.72% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 61 44
Median daily rate £375 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £138 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £375 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.50 £47.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.38% +168.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 14 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft