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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.86% 1.97% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 9.84% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate
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£534 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.74% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -23.91%
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South Wales

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
64 61 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.86% 20.00% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 18
Average daily rate £525 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +19.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% -2.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) MCTS
3 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (70.00%) MCPD
3 7 (70.00%) Marketing
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) MCAD
3 7 (70.00%) MCSD
3 7 (70.00%) CRM
3 7 (70.00%) Time Management
3 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (10.00%) VCP4
7 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (10.00%) Office 365

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
General
1 7 (70.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) CRM Business Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Business Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) OS/400
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) CRM
1 7 (70.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCTS
2 7 (70.00%) MCPD
2 7 (70.00%) MCAD
2 7 (70.00%) MCSD
2 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) VCP4
5 1 (10.00%) VCP5
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee