Period
to 18 March 2019

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 6 months to 18 March 2019 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
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 48 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.39% 3.05% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.84% 11.22% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 3
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £400 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +131.88% -46.92%
10th Percentile £351 £245 £163
90th Percentile £603 £420 £190
South Wales median daily rate £450 £388 £173
% change year-on-year +16.13% +124.64% -46.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £11.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year +38.30% -79.57% +130.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 153 205 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.75% 27.22% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 131 137
Cardiff median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £215 £163 £170
90th Percentile £605 £488 £511
South Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £16.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +21.14% -64.87%
South Wales median hourly rate £18.46 £31.39 £20.25
% change year-on-year -41.18% +55.01% -56.91%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) XenApp
5 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) SAP
7 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (25.00%) Open Source
7 3 (25.00%) SaaS
7 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (25.00%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Conceptual Models
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) NETGEAR
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam