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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 77 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.49% 18.12% 14.77%
As % of the Vendors category 28.46% 44.77% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 66 36
Median daily rate £350 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £23.20 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +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
130 172 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 40.37% 40.47% 42.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 143 107
Median daily rate £413 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £23.20 £28.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

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 11 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.51%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
3 16 (27.12%) SQL
4 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
6 10 (16.95%) ITIL
6 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
6 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (15.25%) MS Office
7 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
7 9 (15.25%) Informatics
7 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
7 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
8 8 (13.56%) Cisco
8 8 (13.56%) ETL
8 8 (13.56%) Firewall
9 7 (11.86%) Advertising
9 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.86%) Project Management
9 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (10.17%) NHS
10 6 (10.17%) XML
10 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
10 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
11 5 (8.47%) Service Management
11 5 (8.47%) Migration
11 5 (8.47%) Scrum
11 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse

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 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) CMS
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.25%) MS Office
3 5 (8.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.69%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (5.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (5.08%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) WLAN
4 2 (3.39%) DHCP
4 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 2 (3.39%) Skype
4 2 (3.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (5.08%) Biml
7 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.39%) Power BI
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.86%) Advertising
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
3 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Product Specialist
4 5 (8.47%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (6.78%) DBA
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) XML Schema
2 4 (6.78%) XSD
3 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.69%) Ajax
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.69%) LINQ
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.25%) Informatics
3 6 (10.17%) NHS
4 3 (5.08%) PKI
5 2 (3.39%) Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.39%) iPad
5 2 (3.39%) iPhone
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.69%) LIMS
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
3 8 (13.56%) ETL
4 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.86%) Project Management
5 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) Change Control
5 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) Scrum
5 5 (8.47%) Service Management
6 4 (6.78%) CRM
6 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.08%) Data Mapping
7 3 (5.08%) Information Management
7 3 (5.08%) Information Security
7 3 (5.08%) MVC
7 3 (5.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.78%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CCNA
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) MCAD
4 1 (1.69%) MCSD
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) NFS
3 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
1 4 (6.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.08%) Nessus
2 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) Citrix
3 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
3 4 (6.78%) Symantec
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) F5
4 3 (5.08%) ScanSafe
4 3 (5.08%) Sourcefire
4 3 (5.08%) Splunk
5 2 (3.39%) Dell
5 2 (3.39%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.69%) Altiris
6 1 (1.69%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.69%) NetApp
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Sage