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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 38 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.88% 2.00% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% 10.00% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £284 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.43% 20.00% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 23
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £563 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
3 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) SAN
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) IIS
4 5 (45.45%) McAfee
4 5 (45.45%) MCITP
4 5 (45.45%) MCTS
4 5 (45.45%) Office 365
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Intune
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (45.45%) SCDPM
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) VBScript
6 2 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
1 1 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft 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%) CRM Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
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%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) MCSE
2 5 (45.45%) MCTS
2 5 (45.45%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Intune
1 5 (45.45%) SCDPM
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (9.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) McAfee
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
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