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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.69% - 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% - 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £300 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.44% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.38%
Microsoft Certification
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
55 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.03% 18.28% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 54
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) GIS
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

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 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) GIS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware