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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank - 55 49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.70% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.45% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.59%
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
73 55 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.67% 12.76% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 46 49
Median daily rate £363 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.88 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 - £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE

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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Database Security
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCAD
1 1 (50.00%) MCSD
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft