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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.75% 13.53% 16.61%
As % of the Vendors category 32.78% 42.86% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 23 36
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £435 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
241 119 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 54.16% 31.56% 48.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 69 92
Average daily rate £350 £331 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 62 (45.93%) SQL
1 62 (45.93%) SQL Server
2 51 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (32.59%) Windows
4 40 (29.63%) MS Excel
5 39 (28.89%) .NET
6 36 (26.67%) XML
7 34 (25.19%) HTML
8 33 (24.44%) C#
9 32 (23.70%) Scrum
10 31 (22.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (22.22%) CSS
12 28 (20.74%) SOAP
12 28 (20.74%) Web Services
12 28 (20.74%) MS Office
13 24 (17.78%) WCF
14 23 (17.04%) ITIL
14 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
15 22 (16.30%) ASP.NET
15 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
16 20 (14.81%) TDD
17 19 (14.07%) NHS
17 19 (14.07%) PL/SQL
17 19 (14.07%) T-SQL
18 18 (13.33%) Finance
18 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
19 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (12.59%) Unit Testing
19 17 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 17 (12.59%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.15%) Confluence
3 8 (5.93%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.96%) Lync
4 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.96%) IIS
5 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.22%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 40 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 28 (20.74%) MS Office
3 8 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.63%) HTTP
2 10 (7.41%) SAN
3 4 (2.96%) Internet
3 4 (2.96%) Firewall
3 4 (2.96%) VoIP
4 3 (2.22%) Network Security
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.48%) NAS
6 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.74%) DHCP
6 1 (0.74%) ADSL
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) VPN
6 1 (0.74%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (45.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (22.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (8.15%) MongoDB
5 11 (8.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (8.15%) NoSQL
6 10 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 10 (7.41%) RDBMS
7 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database
8 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (5.19%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.48%) DB2
12 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Subversion
1 11 (8.15%) Maven
1 11 (8.15%) JIRA
1 11 (8.15%) Selenium
1 11 (8.15%) Hudson
1 11 (8.15%) Jenkins
1 11 (8.15%) Spock
1 11 (8.15%) Geb
2 5 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.96%) AdminStudio
4 3 (2.22%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.48%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.48%) Back Office
3 2 (1.48%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (44.44%) Developer
2 20 (14.81%) Analyst
3 17 (12.59%) .NET Developer
3 17 (12.59%) SQL Developer
4 14 (10.37%) Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Software Developer
5 11 (8.15%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.15%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (5.19%) PMO Lead
7 6 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Tester
7 6 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.44%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (3.70%) CRM Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.89%) .NET
2 36 (26.67%) XML
3 34 (25.19%) HTML
4 30 (22.22%) CSS
5 28 (20.74%) SOAP
5 28 (20.74%) Web Services
6 24 (17.78%) WCF
7 22 (16.30%) ASP.NET
8 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 14 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (8.89%) .NET Framework
11 11 (8.15%) Hibernate
11 11 (8.15%) Spring
11 11 (8.15%) JSF
11 11 (8.15%) J2EE
11 11 (8.15%) XSLT
11 11 (8.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (6.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) NHS
2 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.44%) GIS
3 6 (4.44%) AS400
4 4 (2.96%) Taxonomies
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.48%) Clustering
6 2 (1.48%) iSeries
6 2 (1.48%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.59%) Windows
2 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.19%) Linux
5 6 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.44%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.96%) AIX
8 2 (1.48%) OS/400
8 2 (1.48%) UNIX
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.70%) Scrum
3 23 (17.04%) ITIL
4 20 (14.81%) TDD
5 17 (12.59%) Project Management
5 17 (12.59%) Unit Testing
6 16 (11.85%) Migration
7 14 (10.37%) MVC
7 14 (10.37%) SDLC
8 13 (9.63%) Change Control
8 13 (9.63%) Release Management
8 13 (9.63%) OO
9 12 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.89%) DevOps
10 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.15%) Open Source
10 11 (8.15%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (8.15%) RUP
10 11 (8.15%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 62 (45.93%) SQL
2 33 (24.44%) C#
3 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.07%) PL/SQL
4 19 (14.07%) T-SQL
5 15 (11.11%) Java
6 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.96%) VB6
7 4 (2.96%) VBA
7 4 (2.96%) VB
8 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.48%) RPG
8 2 (1.48%) COBOL
8 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Degree
4 7 (5.19%) CCNA
4 7 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.96%) ISEB
6 4 (2.96%) PMP
6 4 (2.96%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.74%) MCTS
7 1 (0.74%) MCITP
7 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.74%) CCENT
7 1 (0.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.74%) XenApp
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) SCCM
2 4 (2.96%) Windows Intune
2 4 (2.96%) SCSM
3 3 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (8.89%) VMware
2 11 (8.15%) Twitter
2 11 (8.15%) Oracle
2 11 (8.15%) HP
2 11 (8.15%) Citrix
3 9 (6.67%) Cisco
4 7 (5.19%) Dell
5 6 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 4 (2.96%) Teradata
7 3 (2.22%) ESRI
7 3 (2.22%) OpenText
8 2 (1.48%) Juniper
8 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.48%) IBM
8 2 (1.48%) Cognos
9 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.74%) Casewise
9 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
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