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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 98 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.70% 21.63% 14.93%
As % of the Vendors category 20.69% 40.33% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 75 32
Median daily rate £340 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
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
116 243 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 42.03% 53.64% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 190 85
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £18.80 £80.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 32 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 30 (38.96%) Windows
3 24 (31.17%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
5 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
5 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
6 16 (20.78%) .NET
6 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
7 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (16.88%) Migration
10 11 (14.29%) ITIL
10 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (14.29%) Scrum
11 10 (12.99%) Data Migration
11 10 (12.99%) Data Mapping
11 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (11.69%) MS Office
12 9 (11.69%) Finance
12 9 (11.69%) Biml
13 8 (10.39%) IIS
13 8 (10.39%) C#
13 8 (10.39%) Java
13 8 (10.39%) DHCP
13 8 (10.39%) DNS
14 7 (9.09%) VMware
14 7 (9.09%) SCCM
14 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
14 7 (9.09%) Linux

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 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.90%) Apache
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Solr
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.90%) Jetty
4 3 (3.90%) Mongrel
4 3 (3.90%) nginx
4 3 (3.90%) SAS
4 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.60%) FileNet
5 2 (2.60%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.90%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.90%) Route 53
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) DHCP
1 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.79%) FTP
4 3 (3.90%) HTTP
4 3 (3.90%) IPsec
4 3 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (3.90%) SAN
4 3 (3.90%) Skype
4 3 (3.90%) SSL
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) LAN
5 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (11.69%) Biml
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
7 3 (3.90%) GIS
7 3 (3.90%) MS Access
7 3 (3.90%) MySQL
8 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.60%) Power BI
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Subversion
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.60%) Ant
4 2 (2.60%) Hudson
4 2 (2.60%) JIRA
4 2 (2.60%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) JMeter
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Local Government
3 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Desktop Support
3 8 (10.39%) Rollout Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Data Migration Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.79%) SOAP
3 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (6.49%) J2EE
3 5 (6.49%) Middleware
3 5 (6.49%) XML
4 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.19%) REST
4 4 (5.19%) WCF
5 3 (3.90%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) Kafka
5 3 (3.90%) LAMP
5 3 (3.90%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.90%) Lucene
5 3 (3.90%) Servlets
6 2 (2.60%) EJB
6 2 (2.60%) J2SE
6 2 (2.60%) JSF
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Informatics
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.09%) Linux
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Migration
3 11 (14.29%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) Scrum
4 10 (12.99%) Data Mapping
4 10 (12.99%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.09%) Open Source
6 6 (7.79%) MVC
6 6 (7.79%) TDD
7 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.49%) Change Control
7 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 5 (6.49%) Service Management
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.19%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (5.19%) SOA
9 3 (3.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) C#
2 8 (10.39%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.90%) Perl
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
5 3 (3.90%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) MCITP
5 2 (2.60%) MCTS
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.30%) MCAD
6 1 (1.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (3.90%) Xen
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.30%) NFS
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Ansible
2 3 (3.90%) Fluentd
2 3 (3.90%) Marathon
2 3 (3.90%) Mesos
2 3 (3.90%) Piwik
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 3 (3.90%) Terraform
3 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Nessus
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) VMware
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco
2 5 (6.49%) Sitecore
3 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 3 (3.90%) Google
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 2 (2.60%) Adobe
5 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.60%) Dell
5 2 (2.60%) ILOG
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Symantec
6 1 (1.30%) Altiris
6 1 (1.30%) Apple
6 1 (1.30%) Avaya
6 1 (1.30%) ESRI
6 1 (1.30%) NetApp
6 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
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