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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 56 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.34% 23.42% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 37.33% 57.27% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 47
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
150 110 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.10% 40.89% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 88
Average daily rate £350 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 50 (44.25%) MS Excel
2 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
3 40 (35.40%) SQL
4 31 (27.43%) MS Office
5 27 (23.89%) .NET
6 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
7 24 (21.24%) Windows
8 23 (20.35%) C#
9 22 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (18.58%) ITIL
11 20 (17.70%) Migration
12 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
12 19 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
13 18 (15.93%) MVC
14 17 (15.04%) MS Visio
15 16 (14.16%) Oracle
15 16 (14.16%) .NET Framework
15 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (13.27%) Finance
17 14 (12.39%) OO
17 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
17 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
18 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 13 (11.50%) Entity Framework
18 13 (11.50%) OOP
19 12 (10.62%) LDAP
19 12 (10.62%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.85%) SAS
3 5 (4.42%) CMS
3 5 (4.42%) IIS
4 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.77%) Confluence
6 2 (1.77%) Content Management Server
6 2 (1.77%) FileNet
6 2 (1.77%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 50 (44.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (27.43%) MS Office
3 17 (15.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.77%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.88%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) LDAP
2 7 (6.19%) Internet
3 6 (5.31%) Firewall
4 2 (1.77%) DHCP
4 2 (1.77%) DNS
4 2 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.77%) SAN
4 2 (1.77%) Skype
4 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) VPN
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (8.85%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.54%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.54%) MS Access
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.77%) DB2
9 2 (1.77%) GIS
9 2 (1.77%) Power BI
9 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Subversion
2 9 (7.96%) JIRA
3 7 (6.19%) QAComplete
4 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) Ant
5 2 (1.77%) Hudson
5 2 (1.77%) Maven
5 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) NUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.88%) Selenium
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Advertising
2 7 (6.19%) Back Office
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 38 (33.63%) Analyst
2 32 (28.32%) Developer
3 15 (13.27%) .NET Developer
4 12 (10.62%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) DBA
6 8 (7.08%) Data Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.19%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Tester
8 6 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.31%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.54%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) .NET
2 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
3 16 (14.16%) .NET Framework
3 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (11.50%) Entity Framework
5 10 (8.85%) XML
6 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.42%) SOAP
7 4 (3.54%) HTML
8 3 (2.65%) Lucene
8 3 (2.65%) WCF
8 3 (2.65%) Web Services
9 2 (1.77%) Ajax
9 2 (1.77%) CSS
9 2 (1.77%) EJB
9 2 (1.77%) jQuery
9 2 (1.77%) JSF
9 2 (1.77%) Spring
9 2 (1.77%) STL
9 2 (1.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) NHS
2 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.77%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
4 2 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.24%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
3 12 (10.62%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.96%) Unix
5 7 (6.19%) Linux
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.54%) AIX
7 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) ITIL
2 20 (17.70%) Migration
3 19 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
4 18 (15.93%) MVC
5 14 (12.39%) OO
6 13 (11.50%) OOP
7 12 (10.62%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (10.62%) ITIL V3
7 12 (10.62%) Validation
8 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.08%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.08%) Data Migration
9 8 (7.08%) Defect Management
9 8 (7.08%) Workflow
10 7 (6.19%) Critical Success Factor
10 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.19%) Process Management
10 7 (6.19%) Release Management
11 6 (5.31%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) SQL
2 23 (20.35%) C#
3 11 (9.73%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.65%) Java
6 3 (2.65%) VBA
7 2 (1.77%) C++
7 2 (1.77%) VBScript
7 2 (1.77%) VC++
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) CCNA
2 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.77%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.77%) Degree
6 2 (1.77%) MCITP
6 2 (1.77%) MCSE
6 2 (1.77%) MCTS
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) Data Quality
2 5 (4.42%) SLA
3 4 (3.54%) QA
4 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (4.42%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Oracle
2 8 (7.08%) Citrix
2 8 (7.08%) VMware
3 7 (6.19%) Cisco
3 7 (6.19%) Informatica
3 7 (6.19%) MicroStrategy
3 7 (6.19%) Teradata
4 5 (4.42%) HP
5 3 (2.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.77%) Adobe
6 2 (1.77%) ILOG
6 2 (1.77%) SAP
6 2 (1.77%) Splunk
6 2 (1.77%) Sybase
7 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Tableau
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago