Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 10 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 160 71 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 21.83% 11.72% 18.45%
As % of the Vendors category 52.46% 25.36% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 59 130
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £325 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.17% -8.21%
10th Percentile £175 £128 £163
90th Percentile £440 £438 £438
South Wales median daily rate £355 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +23.48% -11.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.60 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.68% - +55.56%
10th Percentile £15.78 £18.68 £12.30
90th Percentile £21.46 £30.43 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year -7.50% -10.61% +49.17%

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 305 280 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 41.61% 46.20% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 206 290
Cardiff median daily rate £366 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £192 £179 £210
90th Percentile £496 £550 £460
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.60 £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.78% -40.48% -13.40%
10th Percentile £13.27 £11.17 £12.30
90th Percentile £22.70 £33.85 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £15.48
% change year-on-year -8.05% +1.87% -0.13%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 73 (45.63%) SQL
2 55 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (28.75%) .NET
4 43 (26.88%) Windows
5 41 (25.63%) SQL Server
6 34 (21.25%) Migration
7 31 (19.38%) MVC
8 30 (18.75%) ITIL
9 28 (17.50%) C#
10 27 (16.88%) XML
10 27 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (16.88%) Relational Database
11 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (16.25%) Degree
12 24 (15.00%) .NET Framework
12 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET
12 24 (15.00%) OOP
12 24 (15.00%) Coaching
13 23 (14.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (14.38%) ETL
13 23 (14.38%) Unit Testing
14 22 (13.75%) LINQ
14 22 (13.75%) NUnit
14 22 (13.75%) Entity Framework
15 21 (13.13%) MSTest
15 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
16 20 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 20 (12.50%) Mentoring

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 (2.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.13%) Office 365
3 4 (2.50%) IaaS
4 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Serverless
5 1 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) LAN
2 6 (3.75%) IPv4
3 5 (3.13%) WAN
4 4 (2.50%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.50%) Skype
5 3 (1.88%) Internet
5 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.63%) 4G
6 1 (0.63%) ADSL
6 1 (0.63%) ATM
6 1 (0.63%) DNS
6 1 (0.63%) DSL
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) Modbus
6 1 (0.63%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.88%) Relational Database
2 27 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (11.88%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) Big Data
9 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.25%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 22 (13.75%) NUnit
2 21 (13.13%) MSTest
3 15 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.38%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.13%) Selenium
8 4 (2.50%) JIRA
9 3 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.88%) Rational Quality Manager
9 3 (1.88%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (1.88%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.25%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.25%) MSI
10 2 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.25%) Subversion
10 2 (1.25%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.63%) Hudson
11 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (2.50%) Back Office
2 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 43 (26.88%) Developer
2 28 (17.50%) Architect
3 25 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 21 (13.13%) Analyst
5 17 (10.63%) SQL Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Technical Architect
7 11 (6.88%) DBA
8 10 (6.25%) SQL DBA
9 9 (5.63%) Data Architect
9 9 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 7 (4.38%) SQL Server Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 6 (3.75%) IT Technician
12 6 (3.75%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.75%) .NET
2 27 (16.88%) XML
3 24 (15.00%) .NET Framework
3 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (13.75%) Entity Framework
5 22 (13.75%) LINQ
6 13 (8.13%) XML Schema
6 13 (8.13%) XSD
7 11 (6.88%) jQuery
8 10 (6.25%) Web Services
9 9 (5.63%) RESTful
9 9 (5.63%) SOAP
10 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (2.50%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.88%) CSS
12 3 (1.88%) HTML
13 2 (1.25%) XSL
13 2 (1.25%) XSLT
14 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) NHS
2 9 (5.63%) N-Tier
3 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.13%) Clustering
6 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.50%) Fintech
6 4 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.25%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.25%) iSeries
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.88%) Windows
2 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (8.13%) Windows 7
4 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.25%) Linux
5 10 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 9 (5.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.50%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.25%) Migration
3 31 (19.38%) MVC
4 30 (18.75%) ITIL
5 24 (15.00%) Coaching
5 24 (15.00%) OOP
6 23 (14.38%) ETL
6 23 (14.38%) Unit Testing
7 20 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 15 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 15 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 14 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (8.75%) High Availability
9 14 (8.75%) Project Management
10 13 (8.13%) Scrum
10 13 (8.13%) TOGAF
11 12 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (7.50%) SDLC
12 11 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 73 (45.63%) SQL
2 28 (17.50%) C#
3 19 (11.88%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.75%) C++
5 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.50%) Java
7 3 (1.88%) C
8 2 (1.25%) VBScript
8 2 (1.25%) XPath
9 1 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.63%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.63%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Degree
2 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.13%) MCITP
6 5 (3.13%) MCSE
7 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.25%) CISSP
8 2 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.25%) MCSA
8 2 (1.25%) MCTS
8 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) HL7
2 8 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.50%) PMO
4 2 (1.25%) MISRA
4 2 (1.25%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.25%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.75%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.13%) XenApp
5 4 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.50%) vSphere
6 2 (1.25%) Docker
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) VMware
2 12 (7.50%) Citrix
3 11 (6.88%) HP
4 9 (5.63%) RedGate
5 7 (4.38%) Dell
6 6 (3.75%) IBM
6 6 (3.75%) Oracle
6 6 (3.75%) SAP
7 5 (3.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.25%) Green Hills
8 2 (1.25%) Informatica
8 2 (1.25%) Remedy
8 2 (1.25%) Teradata
9 1 (0.63%) Apple
9 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.63%) Casewise
9 1 (0.63%) PlateSpin
9 1 (0.63%) PTC
9 1 (0.63%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) Veeam