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 5 February 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.

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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 69 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.63% 18.06% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 43.40% 35.67% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 33
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £543 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.13 £11.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.68% -87.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
159 157 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 38.31% 50.65% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 128 73
Average daily rate £325 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.13 £11.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.68% -87.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 65 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 60 (35.50%) SQL
3 53 (31.36%) .NET
4 51 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (28.99%) MS Excel
6 47 (27.81%) ASP.NET
6 47 (27.81%) MVC
7 46 (27.22%) C#
8 43 (25.44%) XML
9 40 (23.67%) MS Office
10 39 (23.08%) ITIL
10 39 (23.08%) HTML
10 39 (23.08%) Scrum
11 38 (22.49%) Windows
11 38 (22.49%) CSS
12 37 (21.89%) Web Services
13 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
14 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
15 34 (20.12%) SOAP
15 34 (20.12%) OO
16 33 (19.53%) TDD
16 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (14.79%) Unit Testing
19 24 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 23 (13.61%) .NET Framework
20 23 (13.61%) Migration
20 23 (13.61%) NHS
21 22 (13.02%) Data Modelling
21 22 (13.02%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (13.02%) IIS
2 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.10%) Lync
4 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
5 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.55%) ArcGIS
7 6 (3.55%) Confluence
8 3 (1.78%) CMS
8 3 (1.78%) SAS
9 2 (1.18%) Content Management Server
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.59%) Apache
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.59%) JBoss
10 1 (0.59%) Mule
10 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (28.99%) MS Excel
2 40 (23.67%) MS Office
3 20 (11.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.69%) HTTP
2 12 (7.10%) LDAP
3 11 (6.51%) Internet
4 8 (4.73%) DNS
4 8 (4.73%) Firewall
4 8 (4.73%) SAN
5 7 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (4.14%) SMTP
6 6 (3.55%) VoIP
7 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.37%) NAS
8 4 (2.37%) Network Security
8 4 (2.37%) VPN
9 3 (1.78%) Skype
10 2 (1.18%) ADSL
10 2 (1.18%) LAN
11 1 (0.59%) DHCP
11 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.59%) WAN
11 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (13.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (4.14%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.55%) GIS
9 6 (3.55%) Neo4j
9 6 (3.55%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.37%) Power BI
10 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (1.18%) DTS
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (1.18%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.33%) JIRA
2 9 (5.33%) Subversion
3 7 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.55%) Geb
4 6 (3.55%) Hudson
4 6 (3.55%) Maven
4 6 (3.55%) Selenium
4 6 (3.55%) Spock
5 4 (2.37%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.78%) QAComplete
6 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.59%) GoLive
7 1 (0.59%) NUnit
7 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (10.65%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (4.73%) Back Office
4 6 (3.55%) Banking
5 5 (2.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
7 1 (0.59%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 60 (35.50%) Developer
2 38 (22.49%) .NET Developer
2 38 (22.49%) Analyst
3 22 (13.02%) SQL Developer
4 13 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Service Analyst
6 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Architect
8 9 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (5.33%) DBA
8 9 (5.33%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Active Directory Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (4.14%) Active Directory Support Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Exchange Support
10 7 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (31.36%) .NET
2 47 (27.81%) ASP.NET
3 43 (25.44%) XML
4 39 (23.08%) HTML
5 38 (22.49%) CSS
6 37 (21.89%) Web Services
7 34 (20.12%) SOAP
8 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (13.61%) .NET Framework
10 21 (12.43%) XSLT
11 20 (11.83%) Entity Framework
12 16 (9.47%) Ajax
12 16 (9.47%) jQuery
12 16 (9.47%) WCF
13 15 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (8.88%) XForms
14 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 8 (4.73%) AngularJS
17 6 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) NHS
2 8 (4.73%) Data Integration
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.18%) Clustering
5 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.49%) Windows
2 19 (11.24%) Windows 7
3 17 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.51%) Linux
5 7 (4.14%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.55%) AIX
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.37%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.78%) Unix
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.81%) MVC
3 39 (23.08%) ITIL
3 39 (23.08%) Scrum
4 34 (20.12%) OO
5 33 (19.53%) TDD
6 25 (14.79%) Unit Testing
7 23 (13.61%) Migration
8 22 (13.02%) Data Modelling
9 21 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (10.65%) Software Testing
10 18 (10.65%) UML
11 17 (10.06%) Validation
12 16 (9.47%) CRM
12 16 (9.47%) Software Engineering
13 15 (8.88%) OOP
13 15 (8.88%) Regression Testing
14 13 (7.69%) Business Analysis
15 12 (7.10%) ITIL V3
16 11 (6.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.50%) SQL
2 46 (27.22%) C#
3 35 (20.71%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.28%) XPath
5 9 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.73%) Java
7 6 (3.55%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.14%) CCNA
5 7 (4.14%) Degree
6 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.37%) MCSE
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.78%) MCSA
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) CCA
9 1 (0.59%) CCNP
9 1 (0.59%) MCITP
9 1 (0.59%) MCTS
9 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.59%) PMP
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (3.55%) SLA
4 4 (2.37%) QA
System Software
1 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (4.14%) Tivoli
1 7 (4.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.96%) SCCM
3 4 (2.37%) SCSM
3 4 (2.37%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.78%) SCOM
4 3 (1.78%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.88%) Oracle
2 14 (8.28%) Cisco
3 10 (5.92%) HP
3 10 (5.92%) VMware
4 9 (5.33%) Citrix
5 7 (4.14%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.55%) Juniper
6 6 (3.55%) Twitter
7 5 (2.96%) ESRI
8 3 (1.78%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.78%) Dell
8 3 (1.78%) Informatica
8 3 (1.78%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.78%) Teradata
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) F5
9 1 (0.59%) Macromedia
9 1 (0.59%) Nokia
9 1 (0.59%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.59%) Symantec
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