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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.68% 12.47% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 31.69% 33.82% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.50 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
183 136 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 46.33% 36.86% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 83 82
Average daily rate £325 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £431 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 52 (42.98%) SQL
2 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
3 40 (33.06%) MS Excel
4 38 (31.40%) Windows
5 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (25.62%) .NET
7 25 (20.66%) C#
8 20 (16.53%) T-SQL
8 20 (16.53%) MS Office
9 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
10 18 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (14.88%) CRM
10 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (14.05%) SharePoint
11 17 (14.05%) XML
11 17 (14.05%) Project Management
11 17 (14.05%) Finance
11 17 (14.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (13.22%) Migration
12 16 (13.22%) Scrum
12 16 (13.22%) Dynamics CRM
12 16 (13.22%) ITIL
12 16 (13.22%) HTML
13 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
13 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
13 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (11.57%) ETL
14 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
15 13 (10.74%) PL/SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (14.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.44%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.13%) Confluence
3 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.31%) Lync
4 4 (3.31%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) ArcSDE
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.53%) MS Office
3 8 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) SAN
1 4 (3.31%) Firewall
2 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (14.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (9.92%) RDBMS
4 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (9.92%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (5.79%) Oracle9i Database
7 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
8 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.65%) DB2
10 2 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.96%) Subversion
4 5 (4.13%) Maven
4 5 (4.13%) JIRA
4 5 (4.13%) Selenium
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (4.13%) Hudson
4 5 (4.13%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.13%) Spock
4 5 (4.13%) Geb
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.48%) MSBuild
6 3 (2.48%) AdminStudio
7 2 (1.65%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.83%) NUnit
8 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 17 (14.05%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 2 (1.65%) Advertising
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (36.36%) Developer
2 26 (21.49%) Analyst
3 10 (8.26%) Architect
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Software Developer
5 7 (5.79%) DBA
5 7 (5.79%) .NET Developer
5 7 (5.79%) PMO Lead
6 6 (4.96%) CRM Developer
6 6 (4.96%) SQL DBA
6 6 (4.96%) Data Architect
6 6 (4.96%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.96%) Tester
6 6 (4.96%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.13%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.13%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.62%) .NET
2 17 (14.05%) XML
3 16 (13.22%) HTML
4 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.92%) Web Services
5 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET
5 12 (9.92%) CSS
6 11 (9.09%) WCF
7 10 (8.26%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.44%) LINQ
8 9 (7.44%) SOAP
9 6 (4.96%) WinForms
10 5 (4.13%) Spring
10 5 (4.13%) JSF
10 5 (4.13%) J2EE
10 5 (4.13%) XSLT
10 5 (4.13%) Hibernate
10 5 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (3.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) NHS
2 7 (5.79%) GIS
3 6 (4.96%) AS400
3 6 (4.96%) Taxonomies
4 5 (4.13%) Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.65%) iSeries
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) UNIX
5 4 (3.31%) Linux
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.48%) AIX
7 2 (1.65%) OS/400
8 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.88%) CRM
3 17 (14.05%) Project Management
4 16 (13.22%) ITIL
4 16 (13.22%) Migration
4 16 (13.22%) Scrum
5 14 (11.57%) ETL
6 13 (10.74%) Change Control
7 11 (9.09%) SDLC
8 10 (8.26%) Service Management
9 9 (7.44%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.44%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.44%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.61%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (6.61%) Programme Management
10 8 (6.61%) Document Management
11 7 (5.79%) Release Management
11 7 (5.79%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.98%) SQL
2 25 (20.66%) C#
3 20 (16.53%) T-SQL
4 13 (10.74%) PL/SQL
5 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.61%) Java
7 4 (3.31%) VB
7 4 (3.31%) VB6
7 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.31%) VBA
8 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.65%) RPG
8 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.65%) COBOL
9 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.79%) Degree
4 6 (4.96%) CCNA
4 6 (4.96%) ISEB
4 6 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) MCPD
6 4 (3.31%) MCAD
6 4 (3.31%) MCSD
6 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (3.31%) PMP
6 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.31%) MCTS
7 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.83%) APMG
8 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) XenApp
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.48%) Windows Intune
2 3 (2.48%) SCSM
3 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (10.74%) Oracle
2 11 (9.09%) VMware
3 10 (8.26%) Cisco
3 10 (8.26%) Citrix
4 7 (5.79%) HP
5 5 (4.13%) Twitter
6 4 (3.31%) Teradata
6 4 (3.31%) Dell
7 3 (2.48%) Cognos
7 3 (2.48%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.48%) OpenText
8 2 (1.65%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.83%) ESRI
9 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.83%) Casewise
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