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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 55 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.44% 17.50% 14.61%
As % of the Vendors category 44.72% 34.51% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 17
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £220 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £393 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.16 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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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
123 142 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.28% 50.71% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 98 38
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.16 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -18.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.76 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £16.16 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 43 (35.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (33.06%) SQL Server
3 39 (32.23%) Finance
4 37 (30.58%) MS Office
5 34 (28.10%) SharePoint
6 33 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (25.62%) Project Management
8 27 (22.31%) .NET
9 26 (21.49%) CRM
10 25 (20.66%) SQL
10 25 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (19.83%) MS Project
12 22 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (17.36%) Office 365
14 20 (16.53%) Lync
14 20 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (16.53%) Windows
15 19 (15.70%) Dynamics CRM
16 18 (14.88%) Banking
17 16 (13.22%) Migration
18 15 (12.40%) ITIL
18 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
19 14 (11.57%) MS Exchange
19 14 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (11.57%) GIS
19 14 (11.57%) Scrum
19 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
20 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (10.74%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 34 (28.10%) SharePoint
2 20 (16.53%) Lync
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.57%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.26%) IIS
5 7 (5.79%) CMS
6 6 (4.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.48%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.83%) FileNet
9 1 (0.83%) SAS
9 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 43 (35.54%) MS Excel
2 37 (30.58%) MS Office
3 24 (19.83%) MS Project
4 10 (8.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (6.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (17.36%) Office 365
3 8 (6.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.09%) VPN
2 11 (9.09%) DNS
3 10 (8.26%) SAN
3 10 (8.26%) DHCP
4 8 (6.61%) Internet
5 4 (3.31%) LAN
6 3 (2.48%) WAN
7 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.83%) MPLS
8 1 (0.83%) DSL
8 1 (0.83%) Firewall
8 1 (0.83%) Wireless
8 1 (0.83%) Network Security
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.83%) ADSL
8 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (16.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (11.57%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.13%) MS Access
9 4 (3.31%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.48%) DataStage
10 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (2.48%) OLAP
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos Transformer
12 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) TestDirector
2 7 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.48%) Subversion
5 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.83%) Maven
6 1 (0.83%) JIRA
6 1 (0.83%) Hudson
6 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (32.23%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Advertising
4 3 (2.48%) French Language
4 3 (2.48%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (31.40%) Analyst
2 23 (19.01%) Developer
3 16 (13.22%) Project Manager
4 15 (12.40%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Architect
6 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Server Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Wintel Server Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.48%) Consultant
11 3 (2.48%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Applications Support
11 3 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.31%) .NET
2 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.79%) J2EE
3 7 (5.79%) Web Services
3 7 (5.79%) XML
3 7 (5.79%) REST
4 6 (4.96%) HTML
4 6 (4.96%) CSS
4 6 (4.96%) SOAP
5 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.48%) CSS3
6 3 (2.48%) HTML5
6 3 (2.48%) jQuery
6 3 (2.48%) Ajax
6 3 (2.48%) MDX
7 2 (1.65%) WCF
7 2 (1.65%) XSLT
8 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) GIS
2 9 (7.44%) AS400
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) NHS
5 3 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.48%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.48%) Open Source
5 3 (2.48%) User Experience
6 2 (1.65%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.65%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) iSeries
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.53%) Windows
2 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
2 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) UNIX
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.83%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) Project Management
2 26 (21.49%) CRM
3 25 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.22%) Migration
5 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (12.40%) ITIL
6 14 (11.57%) Scrum
7 13 (10.74%) UML
8 12 (9.92%) Test Planning
9 11 (9.09%) OO
9 11 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (8.26%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.26%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.26%) TDD
10 10 (8.26%) Workflow
11 9 (7.44%) Validation
11 9 (7.44%) Data Migration
11 9 (7.44%) Business Analysis
11 9 (7.44%) Document Management
12 8 (6.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.66%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) C#
3 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.31%) VB
4 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.48%) Java
5 3 (2.48%) VBScript
6 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) RPG
7 1 (0.83%) COBOL
7 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.83%) VBA
7 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.44%) MCSE
3 8 (6.61%) MCTS
3 8 (6.61%) MCITP
3 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 7 (5.79%) CCA
5 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) ISEB
7 3 (2.48%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.65%) IIBA
8 2 (1.65%) PMP
8 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.83%) MCDST
9 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.31%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Windows Intune
2 8 (6.61%) SCDPM
2 8 (6.61%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (8.26%) Oracle
1 10 (8.26%) Cognos
2 8 (6.61%) McAfee
3 7 (5.79%) VMware
4 6 (4.96%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.13%) Casewise
5 5 (4.13%) Citrix
5 5 (4.13%) IBM
6 3 (2.48%) HP
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco
7 2 (1.65%) EMC
7 2 (1.65%) Intel
7 2 (1.65%) NetApp
7 2 (1.65%) ESRI
7 2 (1.65%) Symantec
8 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.83%) Twitter
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
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