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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.88% 15.40% 12.47%
As % of the Vendors category 35.54% 34.10% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 24
Median daily rate £313 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £203 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £385 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% -11.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
121 173 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.87% 45.17% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 128 88
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
2 37 (37.37%) SQL
3 30 (30.30%) .NET
4 28 (28.28%) Windows
4 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
5 24 (24.24%) MS Excel
6 22 (22.22%) C#
6 22 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (19.19%) Unit Testing
7 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 17 (17.17%) Migration
10 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
10 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
10 16 (16.16%) Windows 7
11 15 (15.15%) MVC
12 14 (14.14%) Data Migration
12 14 (14.14%) .NET Framework
12 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (13.13%) MS Office
13 13 (13.13%) OOP
13 13 (13.13%) OO
14 12 (12.12%) LDAP
14 12 (12.12%) Entity Framework
15 11 (11.11%) Oracle
15 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (11.11%) Finance
16 10 (10.10%) Data Mapping
17 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 7 (7.07%) IIS
1 7 (7.07%) SAS
2 4 (4.04%) CMS
2 4 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.03%) Apache
3 3 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.03%) Jetty
3 3 (3.03%) nginx
3 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) Confluence
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) FileNet
4 2 (2.02%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.01%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.13%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.03%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.03%) Route 53
2 3 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) LDAP
2 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) DHCP
3 6 (6.06%) DNS
3 6 (6.06%) FTP
4 4 (4.04%) Firewall
5 3 (3.03%) HTTP
5 3 (3.03%) IPsec
5 3 (3.03%) Skype
5 3 (3.03%) SSL
6 2 (2.02%) Internet
6 2 (2.02%) LAN
6 2 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.02%) SAN
6 2 (2.02%) VPN
6 2 (2.02%) WAN
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.41%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (9.09%) Biml
4 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
8 3 (3.03%) GIS
8 3 (3.03%) MS Access
8 3 (3.03%) MySQL
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.03%) Power BI
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.02%) DB2
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Subversion
2 6 (6.06%) JIRA
3 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.04%) QAComplete
4 3 (3.03%) Travis CI
5 2 (2.02%) Ant
5 2 (2.02%) Hudson
5 2 (2.02%) Maven
6 1 (1.01%) JMeter
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.01%) Selenium
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Developer
2 20 (20.20%) Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Data Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Data Migration Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Migration Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Rollout Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.30%) .NET
2 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.14%) .NET Framework
3 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (12.12%) Entity Framework
5 7 (7.07%) SOAP
6 6 (6.06%) XML
7 5 (5.05%) J2EE
7 5 (5.05%) Middleware
8 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.04%) REST
9 3 (3.03%) Kafka
9 3 (3.03%) LAMP
9 3 (3.03%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (3.03%) Lucene
9 3 (3.03%) Servlets
9 3 (3.03%) WCF
10 2 (2.02%) EJB
10 2 (2.02%) J2SE
10 2 (2.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) NHS
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.02%) Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.02%) iPad
5 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.01%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Windows
2 18 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.16%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.09%) Linux
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.06%) Unix
6 6 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (19.19%) Unit Testing
2 17 (17.17%) Migration
3 15 (15.15%) MVC
4 14 (14.14%) Data Migration
5 13 (13.13%) OO
5 13 (13.13%) OOP
6 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.10%) Data Mapping
8 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.07%) Open Source
9 7 (7.07%) Scrum
10 6 (6.06%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.06%) ITIL
11 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.05%) TDD
12 4 (4.04%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.04%) Release Management
12 4 (4.04%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) SQL
2 22 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 8 (8.08%) Java
5 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.03%) Perl
6 3 (3.03%) PHP
6 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) Python
6 3 (3.03%) VBA
7 2 (2.02%) C
7 2 (2.02%) C++
7 2 (2.02%) VBScript
7 2 (2.02%) VC++
8 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.04%) MCSE
4 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) MCITP
5 2 (2.02%) MCTS
6 1 (1.01%) CCNA
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.01%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) ISEB
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) HL7
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.03%) Xen
4 2 (2.02%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.01%) NFS
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.01%) vSphere
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) Ansible
2 3 (3.03%) Fluentd
2 3 (3.03%) Marathon
2 3 (3.03%) Mesos
2 3 (3.03%) Piwik
2 3 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (6.06%) VMware
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco
3 4 (4.04%) Informatica
3 4 (4.04%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (4.04%) Teradata
4 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.03%) Citrix
4 3 (3.03%) Google
4 3 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.02%) Adobe
5 2 (2.02%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.02%) ILOG
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
5 2 (2.02%) Splunk
5 2 (2.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.01%) Apple
6 1 (1.01%) Avaya
6 1 (1.01%) NetApp
6 1 (1.01%) Symantec
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