Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -24 +8 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.35% 2.14% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 8.18% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.60% +0.55% +11.54%
10th Percentile £276 £115 £301
90th Percentile £603 £420 £414
South Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 - £57.50

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 139 159 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.60% 26.15% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 116 87
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +12.84%
10th Percentile £226 £135 £194
90th Percentile £584 £484 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £368 £400
% change year-on-year +15.41% -7.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.14% +21.31% +29.46%
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.84 £12.63
90th Percentile £34.00 £30.44 £19.88
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £22.38 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.71% -59.31% +161.90%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) XenApp
5 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (16.67%) Open Source
8 2 (16.67%) SaaS
8 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (16.67%) SAP
8 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
8 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (16.67%) TOGAF

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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) FTP
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network 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 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Conceptual Models
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (16.67%) 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%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam