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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 53 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.23% 2.43% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 10.59% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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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
97 85 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.66% 22.97% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 35
Average daily rate £325 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.78 £8.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.58% -37.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Softswitch
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Softswitch
2 1 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya