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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.81% 14.76% 16.30%
As % of the Vendors category 31.30% 38.41% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 37
Median daily rate £200 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £137 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% +26.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
115 151 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 40.93% 38.42% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 111 127
Median daily rate £346 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +7.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 22 (33.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (29.23%) SQL
3 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
3 16 (24.62%) Windows
4 13 (20.00%) .NET
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
5 12 (18.46%) Management Information System
5 12 (18.46%) Scrum
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
6 11 (16.92%) MVC
6 11 (16.92%) MS Office
6 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
7 10 (15.38%) ITIL
7 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 10 (15.38%) NHS
7 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (13.85%) Informatics
9 8 (12.31%) Project Management
9 8 (12.31%) Advertising
9 8 (12.31%) Cisco
9 8 (12.31%) ETL
9 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
9 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
9 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.77%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (10.77%) MSTest
10 7 (10.77%) Entity 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 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) CMS
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.92%) MS Office
3 6 (9.23%) MS Project
4 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.54%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (4.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (4.62%) LAN
2 3 (4.62%) SAN
2 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 3 (4.62%) WLAN
3 2 (3.08%) ADSL
3 2 (3.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) NAS
3 2 (3.08%) Skype
3 2 (3.08%) Wireless
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.77%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) MSBuild
2 7 (10.77%) MSTest
2 7 (10.77%) NUnit
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (12.31%) Advertising
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Product Specialist
5 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.62%) CRM Developer
6 3 (4.62%) DBA
6 3 (4.62%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (3.08%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (3.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) IT Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.08%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.77%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.77%) Entity Framework
4 7 (10.77%) jQuery
4 7 (10.77%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (10.77%) XML
5 4 (6.15%) XML Schema
5 4 (6.15%) XSD
6 2 (3.08%) Ajax
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) LINQ
6 2 (3.08%) WPF
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
7 1 (1.54%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.38%) NHS
3 9 (13.85%) Informatics
4 7 (10.77%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (6.15%) iPhone
6 3 (4.62%) PKI
7 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.08%) iPad
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Clustering
8 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.54%) LIMS
8 1 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (18.46%) Scrum
2 11 (16.92%) MVC
2 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
3 10 (15.38%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
4 8 (12.31%) ETL
4 8 (12.31%) Project Management
4 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.77%) Change Control
5 7 (10.77%) Coaching
5 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.77%) OOP
6 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.23%) Information Management
6 6 (9.23%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) CRM
8 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) C#
2 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.08%) VBA
5 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) CCNA
2 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) CISSP
4 1 (1.54%) MCAD
4 1 (1.54%) MCSD
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Nessus
1 3 (4.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Cisco
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
3 3 (4.62%) F5
3 3 (4.62%) ScanSafe
3 3 (4.62%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
3 3 (4.62%) Splunk
3 3 (4.62%) Symantec
4 2 (3.08%) Apple
4 2 (3.08%) Dell
5 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Sage