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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 60 67 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.19% 18.51% 22.54%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 50.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £90.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +429.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
105 134 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 42.34% 37.02% 52.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 88 55
Average daily rate £338 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £90.00 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +613.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 43 (39.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (36.70%) MS Excel
3 37 (33.94%) CRM
4 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (31.19%) SQL
6 30 (27.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 29 (26.61%) .NET
8 26 (23.85%) MS Office
9 24 (22.02%) Windows
9 24 (22.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
11 22 (20.18%) Finance
11 22 (20.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
12 21 (19.27%) C#
13 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
13 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (15.60%) Migration
16 16 (14.68%) Data Migration
16 16 (14.68%) ITIL
16 16 (14.68%) ETL
17 15 (13.76%) Data Modelling
17 15 (13.76%) XML
18 14 (12.84%) Visual Studio
18 14 (12.84%) Project Management
18 14 (12.84%) .NET Framework
18 14 (12.84%) Scrum
18 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (11.93%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (21.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.17%) Lync
3 9 (8.26%) IIS
4 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.83%) SAS
7 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.92%) CMS
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) Apache
8 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (36.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (23.85%) MS Office
3 11 (10.09%) MS Project
4 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.42%) Office 365
3 4 (3.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) LAN
2 3 (2.75%) WAN
2 3 (2.75%) DNS
2 3 (2.75%) SAN
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) MPLS
2 3 (2.75%) Wireless
2 3 (2.75%) IP Telephony
2 3 (2.75%) Network Security
2 3 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.75%) NAS
3 2 (1.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.92%) DHCP
4 1 (0.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (39.45%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (20.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (17.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (9.17%) Relational Database
7 8 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (7.34%) RDBMS
8 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (2.75%) DB2
10 3 (2.75%) FileMaker
11 2 (1.83%) MS Access
11 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.67%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.75%) NUnit
4 3 (2.75%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.83%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.92%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.92%) Subversion
6 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Marketing
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 2 (1.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (34.86%) Analyst
2 29 (26.61%) Developer
3 11 (10.09%) Data Analyst
4 10 (9.17%) CRM Developer
5 9 (8.26%) CRM Analyst
5 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 7 (6.42%) CRM Business Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Architect
7 7 (6.42%) DBA
8 6 (5.50%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.50%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Knowledge Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.61%) .NET
2 15 (13.76%) XML
3 14 (12.84%) .NET Framework
4 13 (11.93%) WCF
4 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET
4 13 (11.93%) CSS
4 13 (11.93%) HTML
5 12 (11.01%) Entity Framework
6 7 (6.42%) Web Services
7 6 (5.50%) LINQ
7 6 (5.50%) HTML5
8 4 (3.67%) jQuery
8 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.75%) REST
9 3 (2.75%) CSS3
9 3 (2.75%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) NHS
2 6 (5.50%) Clustering
3 5 (4.59%) AS400
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) GIS
4 4 (3.67%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.75%) iSeries
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.59%) UNIX
3 5 (4.59%) Linux
4 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.67%) OS/400
4 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.83%) AIX
6 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) CRM
2 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.60%) Migration
4 16 (14.68%) ITIL
4 16 (14.68%) ETL
4 16 (14.68%) Data Migration
5 15 (13.76%) Data Modelling
6 14 (12.84%) Project Management
6 14 (12.84%) Scrum
7 9 (8.26%) MVC
7 9 (8.26%) UML
7 9 (8.26%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (7.34%) Time Management
8 8 (7.34%) TDD
9 7 (6.42%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Validation
10 6 (5.50%) Coaching
11 5 (4.59%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.59%) Workflow
11 5 (4.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 34 (31.19%) SQL
2 21 (19.27%) C#
3 13 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.34%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (2.75%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.75%) RPG
7 3 (2.75%) COBOL
8 1 (0.92%) Delphi
8 1 (0.92%) Java
8 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.92%) VBA
8 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.42%) MCTS
4 7 (6.42%) MCPD
4 7 (6.42%) MCAD
4 7 (6.42%) MCSD
4 7 (6.42%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) Degree
6 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.75%) CCNA
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ISEB
8 1 (0.92%) CCA
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.92%) VCP5
8 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) SCCM
1 3 (2.75%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (9.17%) Cisco
2 8 (7.34%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) VMware
4 6 (5.50%) Citrix
5 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.67%) IBM
5 4 (3.67%) Casewise
6 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.75%) Juniper
7 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.92%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.92%) ILOG
8 1 (0.92%) HP
8 1 (0.92%) Cognos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 5 days ago