The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 3 July 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.99% 14.46% 21.15%
As % of the Vendors category 33.82% 39.19% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 32
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £176 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.50 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Microsoft
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
136 148 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 38.42% 36.91% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 92 64
Average daily rate £303 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £197 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft 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.

1 46 (41.07%) SQL
2 41 (36.61%) SQL Server
3 38 (33.93%) MS Excel
4 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (28.57%) .NET
6 29 (25.89%) Windows
7 26 (23.21%) C#
8 24 (21.43%) CRM
9 23 (20.54%) MS Office
10 21 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
10 21 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
12 19 (16.96%) T-SQL
13 18 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (15.18%) Project Management
14 17 (15.18%) Finance
15 16 (14.29%) Migration
16 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
16 15 (13.39%) .NET Framework
17 14 (12.50%) XML
17 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
17 14 (12.50%) ETL
17 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (11.61%) Relational Database
18 13 (11.61%) Oracle
19 12 (10.71%) ITIL
19 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (10.71%) RDBMS
19 12 (10.71%) Data Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.57%) IIS
3 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.68%) Lync
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.79%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.89%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.89%) SAS
6 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (33.93%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.54%) MS Office
3 10 (8.93%) MS Project
4 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) Network Security
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (11.61%) Relational Database
6 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (10.71%) RDBMS
7 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
10 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.57%) DB2
10 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.79%) FileMaker
11 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.89%) InterBase
12 1 (0.89%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (4.46%) TestDirector
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.68%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.89%) NUnit
6 1 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Developer
2 34 (30.36%) Analyst
3 10 (8.93%) Software Developer
3 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
3 10 (8.93%) SQL Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.25%) Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (5.36%) DBA
6 6 (5.36%) Data Architect
6 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Tester
6 6 (5.36%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.36%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (4.46%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) .NET
2 15 (13.39%) .NET Framework
3 14 (12.50%) XML
4 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET
4 11 (9.82%) WCF
5 10 (8.93%) HTML
5 10 (8.93%) Entity Framework
6 9 (8.04%) LINQ
7 7 (6.25%) Web Services
7 7 (6.25%) CSS
8 6 (5.36%) WinForms
9 4 (3.57%) SOAP
9 4 (3.57%) HTML5
9 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.68%) WPF
10 3 (2.68%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.89%) REST
12 1 (0.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) NHS
2 8 (7.14%) AS400
3 7 (6.25%) GIS
4 6 (5.36%) Taxonomies
5 5 (4.46%) Clustering
6 4 (3.57%) iSeries
7 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.89%) User Experience
9 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.89%) Windows
2 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
3 6 (5.36%) UNIX
4 4 (3.57%) Linux
4 4 (3.57%) OS/400
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.43%) CRM
3 17 (15.18%) Project Management
4 16 (14.29%) Migration
5 14 (12.50%) ETL
6 12 (10.71%) ITIL
6 12 (10.71%) Scrum
6 12 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 9 (8.04%) Knowledge Management
7 9 (8.04%) Automated Testing
7 9 (8.04%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.04%) SDLC
8 8 (7.14%) UML
8 8 (7.14%) Time Management
9 7 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.25%) OOP
9 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.36%) Service Management
10 6 (5.36%) Data Governance
10 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.07%) SQL
2 26 (23.21%) C#
3 19 (16.96%) T-SQL
4 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.57%) RPG
6 4 (3.57%) COBOL
6 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.68%) VB6
7 3 (2.68%) VBA
7 3 (2.68%) VB
8 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) MCTS
4 7 (6.25%) MCPD
4 7 (6.25%) MCAD
4 7 (6.25%) MCSD
4 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.36%) ISEB
6 5 (4.46%) CCNA
6 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.57%) PMP
7 4 (3.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.89%) CCA
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.89%) CCENT
8 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.89%) XenApp
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 10 (8.93%) VMware
3 9 (8.04%) Cisco
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix
5 4 (3.57%) IBM
5 4 (3.57%) Teradata
6 3 (2.68%) Casewise
6 3 (2.68%) Cognos
6 3 (2.68%) OpenText
6 3 (2.68%) HP
7 2 (1.79%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.89%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.89%) Dell
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.89%) ESRI
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day + Negotiable
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