Period
to 18 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 18 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 140 104 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.99% 16.22% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 34.23% 34.10% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 77 59
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £213 £160 £197
90th Percentile £562 £422 £579
South Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.69% +16.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.70 £10.80
90th Percentile £12.60 £23.77 £16.25
South Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £15.18 £12.43
% change year-on-year -22.40% +22.17% -21.11%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cardiff.

All Vendors
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 409 305 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 52.57% 47.58% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 225 131
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £205
90th Percentile £550 £533 £525
South Wales median daily rate £405 £358 £359
% change year-on-year +13.29% -0.35% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 16
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.50 £15.18 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -2.06% +9.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £11.75
90th Percentile £18.00 £35.33 £19.50
South Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £16.28 £13.50
% change year-on-year -26.29% +20.59% -17.56%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 59 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (29.29%) Windows
4 40 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 35 (25.00%) SQL
6 29 (20.71%) Migration
7 25 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
8 23 (16.43%) DevOps
9 22 (15.71%) C#
10 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 20 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
11 19 (13.57%) PowerShell
12 18 (12.86%) .NET
12 18 (12.86%) Finance
12 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (12.14%) Microservices
13 17 (12.14%) Relational Database
14 16 (11.43%) C++
14 16 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (11.43%) SDLC
15 15 (10.71%) Oracle
15 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
16 14 (10.00%) Scrum
16 14 (10.00%) Python
16 14 (10.00%) Windows Server
17 13 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (9.29%) Data Quality
17 13 (9.29%) RDBMS

Microsoft
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 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.14%) IIS
3 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 46 (32.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.14%) Office 365
4 2 (1.43%) IaaS
4 2 (1.43%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.86%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.14%) Internet
3 4 (2.86%) LAN
3 4 (2.86%) Wireless
4 3 (2.14%) DHCP
4 3 (2.14%) DNS
4 3 (2.14%) SAN
4 3 (2.14%) VoIP
4 3 (2.14%) WAN
5 2 (1.43%) Firewall
5 2 (1.43%) Skype
5 2 (1.43%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) H.323
6 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.71%) IPv4
6 1 (0.71%) NAS
6 1 (0.71%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.14%) Relational Database
3 13 (9.29%) RDBMS
4 12 (8.57%) MySQL
5 11 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.43%) Big Data
8 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.43%) Power BI
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.71%) EDMS
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (5.00%) Rational Quality Manager
4 7 (5.00%) Rational Team Concert
5 5 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (2.86%) Subversion
6 4 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.14%) JIRA
7 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.43%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.43%) MSI
8 2 (1.43%) MSTest
8 2 (1.43%) NUnit
8 2 (1.43%) Selenium
8 2 (1.43%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (12.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.86%) Military
4 3 (2.14%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.14%) Automotive
4 3 (2.14%) Back Office
4 3 (2.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Banking
5 2 (1.43%) Electronics
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (15.00%) Analyst
2 18 (12.86%) Architect
3 17 (12.14%) Systems Engineer
4 16 (11.43%) Developer
5 15 (10.71%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 10 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Database Architect
9 7 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) DBA
10 6 (4.29%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Scrum Master
11 5 (3.57%) SQL DBA
12 4 (2.86%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) .NET
2 10 (7.14%) HTML
3 9 (6.43%) CSS
4 7 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.00%) RESTful
4 7 (5.00%) Web Services
5 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.57%) SOAP
5 5 (3.57%) XML
6 4 (2.86%) EDI
7 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.14%) EDIFACT
7 3 (2.14%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.43%) LINQ
9 1 (0.71%) jQuery
9 1 (0.71%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.43%) User Experience
5 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.71%) AS400
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Fintech
6 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) PDA
6 1 (0.71%) Tandem
6 1 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.29%) Windows
2 14 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.71%) Linux
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.43%) Unix
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Migration
3 23 (16.43%) DevOps
4 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
5 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (12.14%) Microservices
7 16 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (11.43%) SDLC
8 14 (10.00%) Scrum
9 13 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (9.29%) ITIL
10 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (8.57%) UML
10 12 (8.57%) Use Case
11 11 (7.86%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (7.86%) High Availability
12 10 (7.14%) Secure Coding
12 10 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (6.43%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (6.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) SQL
2 22 (15.71%) C#
3 19 (13.57%) PowerShell
4 16 (11.43%) C++
5 14 (10.00%) Python
6 12 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.86%) PL/SQL
7 11 (7.86%) Ruby
8 9 (6.43%) Java
9 8 (5.71%) PHP
10 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.14%) Perl
11 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.43%) AWS Certification
3 6 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.29%) Degree
3 6 (4.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.71%) MCP
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) Data Quality
2 11 (7.86%) GDPR
3 5 (3.57%) PMO
3 5 (3.57%) QA
4 4 (2.86%) MISRA
4 4 (2.86%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) XenApp
4 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) SCOM
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.57%) SCCM
3 4 (2.86%) PTC Integrity
4 2 (1.43%) SCSM
5 1 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Packer
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) Oracle
2 13 (9.29%) IBM
3 11 (7.86%) Teradata
4 7 (5.00%) SAP
5 6 (4.29%) Citrix
6 5 (3.57%) Apple
6 5 (3.57%) Cisco
6 5 (3.57%) VMware
7 4 (2.86%) Green Hills
7 4 (2.86%) PTC
8 3 (2.14%) Tableau
9 2 (1.43%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.43%) HP
9 2 (1.43%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.71%) Capita
10 1 (0.71%) Polycom
10 1 (0.71%) Twitter
10 1 (0.71%) Xamarin