The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.25% 1.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 8.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £110 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -0.92% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £23.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.29% +28.54%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 45 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.48% 15.52% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 28 51
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £293 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £469 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +52.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) SLA
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
5 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) CCENT
7 1 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) MOS
7 1 (12.50%) MCTS
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (12.50%) WSUS
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) Service Management
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCENT
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) SAP