Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 +26 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.98% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 1.80% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Cardiff median daily rate £369 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £110 £301 £313
90th Percentile £420 £414 £342
South Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +194.87% -22.00%

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 150 111 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.71% 20.29% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 76 117
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +12.40% -14.00%
10th Percentile £169 £193 £185
90th Percentile £481 £500 £450
South Wales median daily rate £360 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 £12.50 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.04% +2.97% -1.54%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.25 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.72 £12.75 £12.93
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £57.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -30.43% +177.11% +29.69%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) High Availability
3 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (66.67%) RESTful
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) SDLC
3 8 (66.67%) HL7
3 8 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) SOAP
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
3 8 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 8 (66.67%) RedGate
4 6 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) LAN

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 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 8 (66.67%) Data Architect
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Architect
3 7 (58.33%) Technical Architect
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
1 8 (66.67%) RESTful
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
1 8 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 3 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 9 (75.00%) High Availability
1 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 8 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (66.67%) SDLC
3 6 (50.00%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
1 9 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) CCENT
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) HL7
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) RedGate
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware