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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.86% 17.20% 18.56%
As % of the Vendors category 39.20% 36.09% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £223 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £391 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
125 133 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.81% 47.67% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 92 38
Average daily rate £315 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £475 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.50 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.60 £15.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 41 (36.28%) MS Excel
2 40 (35.40%) Finance
3 37 (32.74%) MS Office
4 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
5 33 (29.20%) SharePoint
6 31 (27.43%) Project Management
6 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (23.01%) CRM
8 25 (22.12%) MS Project
9 24 (21.24%) SQL
10 21 (18.58%) .NET
11 20 (17.70%) Windows
11 20 (17.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (17.70%) Dynamics CRM
11 20 (17.70%) Lync
11 20 (17.70%) Office 365
12 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (15.04%) MS Exchange
13 17 (15.04%) Banking
14 16 (14.16%) Migration
14 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
17 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
17 13 (11.50%) ITIL
17 13 (11.50%) GIS
18 12 (10.62%) Windows 7
18 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (9.73%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (29.20%) SharePoint
2 20 (17.70%) Lync
3 17 (15.04%) MS Exchange
4 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.85%) IIS
6 7 (6.19%) CMS
7 6 (5.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.77%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (36.28%) MS Excel
2 37 (32.74%) MS Office
3 25 (22.12%) MS Project
4 10 (8.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (7.08%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (17.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (17.70%) Office 365
3 8 (7.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.73%) VPN
2 11 (9.73%) SAN
3 10 (8.85%) DNS
4 9 (7.96%) DHCP
5 7 (6.19%) Internet
6 5 (4.42%) LAN
7 4 (3.54%) WAN
8 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.88%) ADSL
9 1 (0.88%) WLAN
9 1 (0.88%) Intranet
9 1 (0.88%) MPLS
9 1 (0.88%) DSL
9 1 (0.88%) L2TP
9 1 (0.88%) Firewall
9 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (12.39%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.54%) MS Access
7 4 (3.54%) Star Schema
8 3 (2.65%) DataStage
8 3 (2.65%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.65%) OLAP
8 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.77%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.88%) DB2
10 1 (0.88%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) TestDirector
2 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.77%) Subversion
4 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 40 (35.40%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Advertising
4 3 (2.65%) French Language
4 3 (2.65%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Developer
3 16 (14.16%) Project Manager
4 15 (13.27%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Architect
7 6 (5.31%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Consultant
9 3 (2.65%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.58%) .NET
2 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.31%) J2EE
4 5 (4.42%) CSS
5 4 (3.54%) HTML
6 3 (2.65%) MDX
7 2 (1.77%) jQuery
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.77%) HTML5
7 2 (1.77%) REST
7 2 (1.77%) CSS3
7 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.77%) Ajax
8 1 (0.88%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) XSL
8 1 (0.88%) XSLT
8 1 (0.88%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) GIS
2 9 (7.96%) AS400
3 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.54%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.54%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.88%) iSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) EPoS
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.70%) Windows
2 12 (10.62%) Windows 7
2 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.88%) UNIX
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
6 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.88%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) Project Management
2 26 (23.01%) CRM
3 16 (14.16%) Migration
4 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.50%) ITIL
6 11 (9.73%) PRINCE2
7 10 (8.85%) Scrum
7 10 (8.85%) OO
7 10 (8.85%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (7.96%) Document Management
8 9 (7.96%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.96%) Data Migration
8 9 (7.96%) Data Protection
8 9 (7.96%) Workflow
8 9 (7.96%) Validation
8 9 (7.96%) UML
9 8 (7.08%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.19%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.24%) SQL
2 11 (9.73%) C#
3 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.54%) VB
5 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.65%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) RPG
6 1 (0.88%) COBOL
6 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.08%) MCSE
2 8 (7.08%) Degree
3 7 (6.19%) CCA
3 7 (6.19%) MCTS
3 7 (6.19%) MCITP
4 6 (5.31%) ISEB
5 5 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.77%) IIBA
7 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.77%) PMP
7 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCDST
8 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.65%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.65%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) Windows Intune
2 7 (6.19%) SCDPM
2 7 (6.19%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.65%) SCCM
4 2 (1.77%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.73%) Cognos
2 9 (7.96%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) McAfee
3 7 (6.19%) Citrix
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle
4 6 (5.31%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.42%) Casewise
6 4 (3.54%) Cisco
6 4 (3.54%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) HP
7 3 (2.65%) Intel
8 2 (1.77%) SAP
8 2 (1.77%) EMC
8 2 (1.77%) NetApp
8 2 (1.77%) ESRI
8 2 (1.77%) Symantec
9 1 (0.88%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
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