The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cardiff region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.23% 21.64% 20.11%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 41.57% 47.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 17
Average daily rate £288 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.00%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
132 89 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.46% 52.05% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 41
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.62 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Microsoft
South Wales

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 2014.

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 2014, 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 36 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 34 (30.63%) MS Office
3 30 (27.03%) Finance
4 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
4 29 (26.13%) Windows
5 27 (24.32%) MS Project
5 27 (24.32%) Project Management
6 26 (23.42%) SQL
7 25 (22.52%) SharePoint
8 22 (19.82%) CRM
9 21 (18.92%) MS Exchange
10 20 (18.02%) Dynamics CRM
11 18 (16.22%) Banking
12 17 (15.32%) .NET
13 16 (14.41%) Migration
13 16 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
14 15 (13.51%) C#
15 12 (10.81%) Lync
16 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET
17 10 (9.01%) XML
17 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (9.01%) Cognos
17 10 (9.01%) VMware
17 10 (9.01%) Workflow
17 10 (9.01%) AS400
17 10 (9.01%) Document Management
17 10 (9.01%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 25 (22.52%) SharePoint
2 21 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 15 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.81%) Lync
5 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (5.41%) CMS
7 5 (4.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.60%) IIS
9 3 (2.70%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.90%) SAS
11 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 34 (30.63%) MS Office
3 27 (24.32%) MS Project
4 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 20 (18.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.70%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Office 365
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) VPN
2 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.50%) Firewall
4 4 (3.60%) LAN
4 4 (3.60%) SAN
5 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 3 (2.70%) ADSL
5 3 (2.70%) DNS
6 2 (1.80%) DHCP
6 2 (1.80%) Wireless
6 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.90%) NAS
7 1 (0.90%) WLAN
7 1 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.70%) DB2
8 3 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.70%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (1.80%) OLAP
9 2 (1.80%) Star Schema
9 2 (1.80%) DataStage
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.90%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.70%) TestDirector
3 3 (2.70%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.80%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.90%) FrontPage
General
1 30 (27.03%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) French Language
5 2 (1.80%) German Language
5 2 (1.80%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.80%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Project Manager
2 16 (14.41%) Developer
3 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
4 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Architect
5 5 (4.50%) Consultant
6 4 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.60%) Tester
6 4 (3.60%) Applications Support
6 4 (3.60%) Administrator
6 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (3.60%) CRM Developer
7 3 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) Server Engineer
7 3 (2.70%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.32%) .NET
2 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET
2 10 (9.01%) XML
3 6 (5.41%) DOM
3 6 (5.41%) SOAP
4 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.60%) XSLT
5 4 (3.60%) Web Services
5 4 (3.60%) CSS
5 4 (3.60%) HTML
6 2 (1.80%) MDX
6 2 (1.80%) WCF
6 2 (1.80%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.90%) LINQ
7 1 (0.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) WinForms
7 1 (0.90%) DHTML
7 1 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) AS400
2 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.60%) Data Conversion
3 4 (3.60%) GIS
4 3 (2.70%) iSeries
4 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) SCADA
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 9 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.70%) AIX
5 3 (2.70%) UNIX
5 3 (2.70%) OS/400
6 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Project Management
2 22 (19.82%) CRM
3 16 (14.41%) Migration
4 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (9.01%) Workflow
5 10 (9.01%) Document Management
6 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.21%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (7.21%) Release Management
7 8 (7.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.31%) Network Architecture
8 7 (6.31%) Scrum
9 6 (5.41%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.41%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.41%) Web Development
10 5 (4.50%) Analytics
10 5 (4.50%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 15 (13.51%) C#
3 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.60%) VBScript
4 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.70%) RPG
5 3 (2.70%) COBOL
6 2 (1.80%) VBA
7 1 (0.90%) Java
7 1 (0.90%) X++
7 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) ISEB
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.41%) CCA
3 6 (5.41%) Degree
4 5 (4.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.50%) MCAD
4 5 (4.50%) MCSD
5 2 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) MCP
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) HND
6 1 (0.90%) MCSE
6 1 (0.90%) MCSA
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.90%) GAMP
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.90%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.90%) UAG
5 1 (0.90%) XenApp
5 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.60%) SCCM
3 3 (2.70%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.01%) Cognos
1 10 (9.01%) VMware
2 8 (7.21%) Citrix
2 8 (7.21%) IBM
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle
3 7 (6.31%) SAP
4 6 (5.41%) HP
5 5 (4.50%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco
7 3 (2.70%) Intel
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec
8 2 (1.80%) NetApp
8 2 (1.80%) EMC
9 1 (0.90%) Adobe
9 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.90%) Juniper
9 1 (0.90%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.90%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
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