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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.66% 20.63% 14.69%
As % of the Vendors category 35.62% 44.44% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £178 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £11.21
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
146 117 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.98% 46.43% 48.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.17 £9.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +98.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.17 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £19.17 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 37 (34.26%) MS Excel
3 32 (29.63%) MS Office
4 31 (28.70%) Finance
5 28 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (24.07%) .NET
6 26 (24.07%) SQL
6 26 (24.07%) SharePoint
6 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (23.15%) CRM
8 21 (19.44%) Windows
8 21 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (16.67%) Migration
10 18 (16.67%) ITIL
11 17 (15.74%) XML
11 17 (15.74%) Project Management
11 17 (15.74%) Scrum
12 15 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (13.89%) Lync
13 14 (12.96%) Data Migration
13 14 (12.96%) CSS
13 14 (12.96%) HTML
14 13 (12.04%) C#
14 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET
14 13 (12.04%) TDD
15 12 (11.11%) Web Services
16 11 (10.19%) MS Project
16 11 (10.19%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (24.07%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.89%) Lync
3 10 (9.26%) IIS
4 8 (7.41%) MS Exchange
5 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.70%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.78%) CMS
7 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.85%) Confluence
8 2 (1.85%) FileNet
8 2 (1.85%) SAS
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) JBoss
9 1 (0.93%) Apache
9 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (34.26%) MS Excel
2 32 (29.63%) MS Office
3 11 (10.19%) MS Project
4 7 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.26%) Office 365
3 6 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) SAN
2 7 (6.48%) DNS
3 6 (5.56%) LAN
3 6 (5.56%) WAN
3 6 (5.56%) DHCP
3 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.63%) VPN
4 5 (4.63%) Internet
4 5 (4.63%) MPLS
5 3 (2.78%) Wireless
5 3 (2.78%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.78%) Network Security
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.78%) NAS
6 2 (1.85%) DSL
7 1 (0.93%) ADSL
7 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 8 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.70%) MS Access
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.85%) DTS
8 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.85%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.93%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.93%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.78%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.85%) Maven
6 2 (1.85%) JIRA
6 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.85%) NUnit
6 2 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.85%) Hudson
6 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.93%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Advertising
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) French Language
4 2 (1.85%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (36.11%) Analyst
2 29 (26.85%) Developer
3 11 (10.19%) Data Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Architect
5 8 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.63%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.07%) .NET
2 17 (15.74%) XML
3 14 (12.96%) CSS
3 14 (12.96%) HTML
4 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET
5 12 (11.11%) Web Services
6 10 (9.26%) SOAP
6 10 (9.26%) REST
7 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.41%) WCF
8 7 (6.48%) jQuery
9 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.56%) J2EE
10 5 (4.63%) HTML5
10 5 (4.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (4.63%) Ajax
10 5 (4.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.63%) CSS3
10 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) AS400
2 8 (7.41%) GIS
3 6 (5.56%) NHS
4 5 (4.63%) Open Source
5 4 (3.70%) User Experience
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) Clustering
7 2 (1.85%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.44%) Windows
2 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.85%) Linux
5 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.93%) OS/400
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.15%) CRM
3 18 (16.67%) ITIL
3 18 (16.67%) Migration
4 17 (15.74%) Project Management
4 17 (15.74%) Scrum
5 14 (12.96%) Data Migration
6 13 (12.04%) TDD
7 11 (10.19%) Workflow
7 11 (10.19%) Data Modelling
7 11 (10.19%) ETL
7 11 (10.19%) UML
7 11 (10.19%) Analytics
8 10 (9.26%) MVC
9 8 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (6.48%) Change Control
10 7 (6.48%) BDD
11 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) C#
3 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (3.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.78%) VB
6 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.85%) VBA
8 1 (0.93%) X++
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) ISEB
3 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.63%) MCSE
4 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.70%) MCTS
5 4 (3.70%) MCITP
6 3 (2.78%) CCA
7 2 (1.85%) Degree
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.85%) PMP
7 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.85%) IIBA
8 1 (0.93%) VCP5
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Windows Intune
2 5 (4.63%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) Oracle
2 6 (5.56%) Cognos
3 5 (4.63%) HP
3 5 (4.63%) VMware
4 4 (3.70%) McAfee
4 4 (3.70%) Citrix
5 3 (2.78%) Juniper
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco
5 3 (2.78%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) Casewise
5 3 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.85%) Twitter
7 1 (0.93%) ESRI
7 1 (0.93%) Intel
7 1 (0.93%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.93%) ILOG
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago