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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 40 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.87% 1.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.54% 6.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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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
82 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.87% 17.34% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 37 26
Average daily rate £375 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.40% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) MCTS
3 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (66.67%) Office 365
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Intune
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) SCDPM
3 8 (66.67%) IIS
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 8 (66.67%) DHCP
3 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 8 (66.67%) Internet
3 8 (66.67%) McAfee
4 5 (41.67%) GIS
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) VBScript
6 2 (16.67%) VB
6 2 (16.67%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 8 (66.67%) 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (66.67%) VPN
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
1 8 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Server Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
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
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
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 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) MCITP
2 8 (66.67%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Intune
1 8 (66.67%) SCDPM
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) VMware