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 2 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 35 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.37% 1.38% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 7.14% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
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 £16.00 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +12.83%
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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
84 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.16% 19.38% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 23
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £243 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
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 2 September 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Office 365
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Intune
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (58.33%) SCDPM
4 7 (58.33%) MCTS
4 7 (58.33%) MCITP
4 7 (58.33%) McAfee
4 7 (58.33%) Internet
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
4 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) VPN
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) IIS
5 4 (33.33%) GIS
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) VBScript
7 2 (16.67%) VB

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 7 (58.33%) DHCP
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 7 (58.33%) MCTS
2 7 (58.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Intune
1 7 (58.33%) SCDPM
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (8.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
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