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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.57% 16.55% 20.07%
As % of the Vendors category 27.63% 41.67% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 42
Median daily rate £258 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £452 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.75 £10.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
152 168 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 45.51% 39.72% 55.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 120 127
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £10.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -67.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 21 (28.77%) SQL
3 17 (23.29%) Windows
4 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
4 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.55%) .NET
6 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
7 13 (17.81%) Scrum
7 13 (17.81%) ITIL
7 13 (17.81%) PRINCE2
7 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
8 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
8 12 (16.44%) MVC
8 12 (16.44%) Project Management
8 12 (16.44%) Relational Database
9 10 (13.70%) NHS
9 10 (13.70%) VMware
9 10 (13.70%) MS Office
9 10 (13.70%) Cisco
9 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (12.33%) Informatics
10 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
10 9 (12.33%) Firewall
10 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
10 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
11 8 (10.96%) Advertising
11 8 (10.96%) Finance
11 8 (10.96%) ETL
11 8 (10.96%) MS Project
11 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework

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 9 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
2 3 (4.11%) IIS
2 3 (4.11%) Jetty
2 3 (4.11%) Mongrel
2 3 (4.11%) nginx
2 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
3 2 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
3 8 (10.96%) MS Project
4 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.11%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.74%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Route 53
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) Firewall
2 4 (5.48%) DHCP
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 4 (5.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (4.11%) DSL
3 3 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (4.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (4.11%) FTP
3 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) IPsec
3 3 (4.11%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) SSL
3 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.11%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) WLAN
4 2 (2.74%) ADSL
4 2 (2.74%) NAS
4 2 (2.74%) SAN
4 2 (2.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.44%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.59%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Big Data
8 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MSBuild
1 7 (9.59%) MSTest
1 7 (9.59%) NUnit
1 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (10.96%) Advertising
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
3 2 (2.74%) French Language
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Developer
2 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Product Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.11%) CRM Developer
7 3 (4.11%) DBA
7 3 (4.11%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.74%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) IT Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) .NET
2 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.96%) .NET Framework
3 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (9.59%) Entity Framework
4 7 (9.59%) jQuery
4 7 (9.59%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (9.59%) XML
5 4 (5.48%) XML Schema
5 4 (5.48%) XSD
6 3 (4.11%) J2EE
6 3 (4.11%) Servlets
7 2 (2.74%) Ajax
7 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) HTML
7 2 (2.74%) LINQ
7 2 (2.74%) WPF
8 1 (1.37%) Kafka
8 1 (1.37%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.70%) NHS
3 4 (5.48%) iPhone
4 3 (4.11%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.37%) LIMS
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.11%) Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Android
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) PRINCE2
2 13 (17.81%) Scrum
3 12 (16.44%) MVC
3 12 (16.44%) Project Management
4 9 (12.33%) Informatics
4 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.96%) ETL
6 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.59%) Change Control
6 7 (9.59%) Coaching
6 7 (9.59%) Information Management
6 7 (9.59%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (9.59%) OOP
6 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.85%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.11%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.74%) VBA
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) CCNA
1 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.37%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.11%) Xen
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.11%) Ansible
2 3 (4.11%) Marathon
2 3 (4.11%) Mesos
2 3 (4.11%) Nessus
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
2 3 (4.11%) Rundeck
2 3 (4.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.11%) Terraform
3 1 (1.37%) Fluentd
3 1 (1.37%) Grafana
3 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.37%) Kibana
3 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Cisco
1 10 (13.70%) VMware
2 4 (5.48%) Citrix
2 4 (5.48%) HP
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.11%) F5
3 3 (4.11%) Google
3 3 (4.11%) ScanSafe
3 3 (4.11%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.11%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.11%) Splunk
3 3 (4.11%) Symantec
4 2 (2.74%) Apple
5 1 (1.37%) Dell
5 1 (1.37%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.37%) NetApp
5 1 (1.37%) Sage
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