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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.71% 13.69% 15.61%
As % of the Vendors category 42.31% 38.33% 40.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 40
Median daily rate £363 £303 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.83% -12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £171 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -14.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
130 120 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 46.59% 35.71% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 88 101
Median daily rate £350 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -14.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 45 (36.29%) SQL Server
2 44 (35.48%) MS Excel
3 42 (33.87%) SQL
4 32 (25.81%) Windows
5 31 (25.00%) .NET
5 31 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 28 (22.58%) MS Office
7 25 (20.16%) Migration
8 23 (18.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (18.55%) ITIL
8 23 (18.55%) C#
9 22 (17.74%) Windows Server
10 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (15.32%) Unit Testing
12 17 (13.71%) Windows 7
12 17 (13.71%) ASP.NET
13 16 (12.90%) MVC
13 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
14 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (11.29%) .NET Framework
15 14 (11.29%) Oracle
15 14 (11.29%) OO
15 14 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (10.48%) OOP
16 13 (10.48%) Linux
16 13 (10.48%) Finance
16 13 (10.48%) VMware
16 13 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (10.48%) Data Migration

Microsoft
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 10 (8.06%) IIS
2 7 (5.65%) SAS
3 6 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.23%) CMS
5 3 (2.42%) Apache
5 3 (2.42%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.42%) Jetty
5 3 (2.42%) nginx
5 3 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.61%) Confluence
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) FileNet
6 2 (1.61%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.81%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 28 (22.58%) MS Office
3 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Office 365
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.42%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.42%) Route 53
3 3 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.68%) LDAP
2 9 (7.26%) Firewall
3 7 (5.65%) Internet
3 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.84%) DHCP
4 6 (4.84%) DNS
4 6 (4.84%) FTP
5 3 (2.42%) HTTP
5 3 (2.42%) IPsec
5 3 (2.42%) SSL
6 2 (1.61%) LAN
6 2 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.61%) SAN
6 2 (1.61%) Skype
6 2 (1.61%) VPN
6 2 (1.61%) WAN
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (18.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.84%) Biml
6 6 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.84%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.23%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.23%) Power BI
8 3 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.42%) GIS
8 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.42%) MS Access
8 3 (2.42%) MySQL
8 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.61%) DB2
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Subversion
2 6 (4.84%) JIRA
3 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.23%) QAComplete
4 3 (2.42%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.61%) Ant
5 2 (1.61%) Hudson
5 2 (1.61%) Maven
5 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) JMeter
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (10.48%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Back Office
3 5 (4.03%) Advertising
4 3 (2.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 36 (29.03%) Developer
2 35 (28.23%) Analyst
3 14 (11.29%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.26%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.26%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) DBA
7 7 (5.65%) Rollout Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.00%) .NET
2 17 (13.71%) ASP.NET
3 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (11.29%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.68%) Entity Framework
6 9 (7.26%) XML
7 8 (6.45%) SOAP
8 5 (4.03%) J2EE
8 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.23%) REST
10 3 (2.42%) HTML
10 3 (2.42%) Kafka
10 3 (2.42%) LAMP
10 3 (2.42%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (2.42%) Lucene
10 3 (2.42%) Servlets
10 3 (2.42%) WCF
11 2 (1.61%) EJB
11 2 (1.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) NHS
2 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
3 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.61%) Clustering
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.81%) Windows
2 22 (17.74%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.71%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.48%) Linux
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.65%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.84%) Unix
8 4 (3.23%) AIX
9 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) Migration
2 23 (18.55%) ITIL
3 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.32%) Unit Testing
5 16 (12.90%) MVC
6 14 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.29%) OO
7 13 (10.48%) Data Migration
7 13 (10.48%) OOP
8 11 (8.87%) ITIL V3
8 11 (8.87%) Validation
9 9 (7.26%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.26%) Data Modelling
10 8 (6.45%) Data Mapping
10 8 (6.45%) Scrum
10 8 (6.45%) Workflow
11 7 (5.65%) Open Source
12 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
12 6 (4.84%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.87%) SQL
2 23 (18.55%) C#
3 10 (8.06%) T-SQL
4 8 (6.45%) Java
5 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.42%) Perl
6 3 (2.42%) PHP
6 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.42%) Python
6 3 (2.42%) VBA
7 2 (1.61%) C
7 2 (1.61%) C++
7 2 (1.61%) VBScript
7 2 (1.61%) VC++
8 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) CCNA
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.23%) MCSE
4 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) MCITP
5 2 (1.61%) MCTS
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (2.42%) Xen
4 2 (1.61%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.81%) NFS
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) SCCM
2 5 (4.03%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (4.03%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.42%) Ansible
3 3 (2.42%) Fluentd
3 3 (2.42%) Marathon
3 3 (2.42%) Mesos
3 3 (2.42%) Piwik
3 3 (2.42%) Puppet
3 3 (2.42%) Terraform
4 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (11.29%) Oracle
2 13 (10.48%) VMware
3 9 (7.26%) Cisco
3 9 (7.26%) Citrix
4 5 (4.03%) HP
5 4 (3.23%) Informatica
5 4 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (3.23%) Teradata
6 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.42%) Google
6 3 (2.42%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.61%) Adobe
7 2 (1.61%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.61%) ILOG
7 2 (1.61%) SAP
7 2 (1.61%) Splunk
7 2 (1.61%) Sybase
8 1 (0.81%) Altiris
8 1 (0.81%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.81%) Tableau
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago