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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.67% 19.15% 18.64%
As % of the Vendors category 32.70% 44.12% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £90.00 £11.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.00% +702.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £90.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £90.00 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
159 102 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 50.96% 43.40% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 71 58
Average daily rate £375 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £90.00 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.22% +865.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 49 (42.98%) SQL Server
2 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
3 37 (32.46%) MS Office
4 32 (28.07%) Finance
5 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (22.81%) .NET
6 26 (22.81%) CRM
7 25 (21.93%) SharePoint
8 24 (21.05%) SQL
8 24 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (19.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (17.54%) Dynamics CRM
10 20 (17.54%) XML
10 20 (17.54%) ITIL
10 20 (17.54%) Windows
11 19 (16.67%) Migration
12 17 (14.91%) Data Migration
12 17 (14.91%) Project Management
13 16 (14.04%) Scrum
14 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
14 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (12.28%) Lync
15 14 (12.28%) Data Modelling
15 14 (12.28%) CSS
15 14 (12.28%) C#
15 14 (12.28%) HTML
16 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
17 12 (10.53%) Workflow
17 12 (10.53%) TDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 25 (21.93%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.28%) Lync
3 10 (8.77%) IIS
4 7 (6.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.51%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.63%) SAS
8 2 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.75%) FileNet
8 2 (1.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.88%) JBoss
9 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) Apache
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (35.96%) MS Excel
2 37 (32.46%) MS Office
3 11 (9.65%) MS Project
4 9 (7.89%) MS Visio
5 7 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.65%) Office 365
3 5 (4.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) DNS
2 6 (5.26%) SAN
3 5 (4.39%) LAN
3 5 (4.39%) WAN
3 5 (4.39%) DHCP
3 5 (4.39%) Internet
3 5 (4.39%) MPLS
4 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.51%) VPN
5 3 (2.63%) NAS
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.63%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.63%) Wireless
5 3 (2.63%) Network Security
6 2 (1.75%) DSL
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
7 1 (0.88%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (42.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (19.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (7.89%) Relational Database
7 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.51%) MS Access
9 3 (2.63%) FileMaker
10 2 (1.75%) DB2
10 2 (1.75%) DTS
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.51%) TestDirector
5 3 (2.63%) Subversion
6 2 (1.75%) Maven
6 2 (1.75%) JIRA
6 2 (1.75%) NUnit
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.75%) Hudson
7 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.88%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 32 (28.07%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) French Language
5 2 (1.75%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Advertising
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (40.35%) Analyst
2 29 (25.44%) Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Data Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Architect
5 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) Knowledge Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) CRM Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.81%) .NET
2 20 (17.54%) XML
3 14 (12.28%) CSS
3 14 (12.28%) HTML
4 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.53%) Web Services
5 10 (8.77%) SOAP
5 10 (8.77%) REST
6 8 (7.02%) WCF
6 8 (7.02%) AngularJS
7 7 (6.14%) jQuery
8 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (4.39%) CSS3
9 5 (4.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (4.39%) HTML5
9 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (4.39%) Ajax
9 5 (4.39%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.39%) J2EE
10 4 (3.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) AS400
2 7 (6.14%) NHS
2 7 (6.14%) GIS
3 5 (4.39%) Open Source
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) User Experience
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.75%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) EPoS
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.54%) Windows
2 9 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) OS/400
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.63%) UNIX
4 3 (2.63%) Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.81%) CRM
3 20 (17.54%) ITIL
4 19 (16.67%) Migration
5 17 (14.91%) Data Migration
5 17 (14.91%) Project Management
6 16 (14.04%) Scrum
7 14 (12.28%) Data Modelling
8 12 (10.53%) Workflow
8 12 (10.53%) TDD
8 12 (10.53%) UML
8 12 (10.53%) Analytics
9 11 (9.65%) ETL
10 10 (8.77%) MVC
11 9 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (7.02%) Validation
13 7 (6.14%) Change Control
13 7 (6.14%) OO
14 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) SQL
2 14 (12.28%) C#
3 11 (9.65%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.26%) Java
5 4 (3.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.75%) VB
7 2 (1.75%) VBA
7 2 (1.75%) COBOL
7 2 (1.75%) RPG
7 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) X++
8 1 (0.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.26%) ISEB
4 6 (5.26%) MCTS
5 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.51%) MCSE
7 3 (2.63%) MCPD
7 3 (2.63%) MCITP
7 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.63%) MCAD
7 3 (2.63%) MCSD
8 2 (1.75%) CCA
8 2 (1.75%) Degree
8 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) VCP5
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
1 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) XenApp
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Windows Intune
2 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.39%) SCCM
3 3 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.63%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6 (5.26%) Cognos
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle
2 5 (4.39%) Casewise
2 5 (4.39%) HP
2 5 (4.39%) IBM
3 4 (3.51%) Citrix
3 4 (3.51%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.63%) VMware
4 3 (2.63%) Juniper
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco
4 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.63%) McAfee
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.75%) Twitter
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.88%) ILOG
6 1 (0.88%) ESRI
6 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
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