Period
to 18 August 2019

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 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.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 103 140 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.51% 17.99% 16.22%
As % of the Vendors category 33.44% 34.23% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 116 77
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £167 £213 £160
90th Percentile £553 £562 £422
South Wales median daily rate £389 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -2.81% +23.08% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.50 £11.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +208.70% -20.69% +16.00%
10th Percentile £22.70 £10.68 £10.70
90th Percentile £86.85 £12.60 £23.77
South Wales median hourly rate £34.00 £11.78 £15.18
% change year-on-year +188.62% -22.40% +22.17%

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 308 409 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 46.39% 52.57% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 325 226
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £259 £263 £175
90th Percentile £625 £550 £531
South Wales median daily rate £440 £405 £360
% change year-on-year +8.64% +12.50% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
Cardiff median hourly rate £25.25 £11.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.57% -27.49% +2.32%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £10.92
90th Percentile £46.98 £18.00 £39.90
South Wales median hourly rate £18.06 £12.00 £18.14
% change year-on-year +50.46% -33.85% +34.37%

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 2019.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 43 (41.75%) Windows
2 37 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 37 (35.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (33.98%) SQL
4 25 (24.27%) Active Directory
5 22 (21.36%) XML
6 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (19.42%) Finance
7 17 (16.50%) VMware
7 17 (16.50%) ITIL
7 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.53%) DevOps
9 15 (14.56%) Office 365
9 15 (14.56%) Windows Server
9 15 (14.56%) .NET
10 14 (13.59%) Information Security
11 13 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (11.65%) Linux
12 12 (11.65%) C#
12 12 (11.65%) Data Modelling
12 12 (11.65%) ETL
12 12 (11.65%) CISSP
12 12 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (10.68%) SOAP
13 11 (10.68%) Windows 10
14 10 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (9.71%) Unix
14 10 (9.71%) Migration

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 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.83%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (35.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.56%) Office 365
3 12 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (8.74%) SaaS
5 6 (5.83%) PaaS
5 6 (5.83%) Yammer
6 5 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.85%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.88%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.91%) Serverless
9 2 (1.94%) IaaS
10 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.97%) G Suite
10 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) DNS
2 6 (5.83%) DHCP
3 3 (2.91%) Firewall
3 3 (2.91%) IPv4
3 3 (2.91%) LAN
4 2 (1.94%) Intranet
4 2 (1.94%) Skype
4 2 (1.94%) SNMP
4 2 (1.94%) VoIP
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.85%) Power BI
7 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.94%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.94%) MS Access
8 2 (1.94%) MySQL
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 7
9 1 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.97%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.80%) SoapUI
3 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (3.88%) Balsamiq
4 4 (3.88%) JIRA
5 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.97%) MSTest
6 1 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.83%) Retail
4 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Architect
2 18 (17.48%) Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Analyst
4 13 (12.62%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.80%) Azure Architect
5 7 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Consultant
6 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Database Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) XML
2 15 (14.56%) .NET
3 11 (10.68%) SOAP
4 9 (8.74%) Web Services
5 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.83%) CSS
6 6 (5.83%) HTML
6 6 (5.83%) XSD
7 5 (4.85%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.97%) LAMP
9 1 (0.97%) React
9 1 (0.97%) Universal Windows Platform
9 1 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.83%) Clustering
4 5 (4.85%) Robotics
4 5 (4.85%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) NHS
7 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.75%) Windows
2 15 (14.56%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.65%) Linux
4 11 (10.68%) Windows 10
5 10 (9.71%) Unix
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) Android
9 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) ITIL
2 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.53%) DevOps
3 14 (13.59%) Information Security
4 12 (11.65%) Data Modelling
4 12 (11.65%) ETL
5 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
5 10 (9.71%) Migration
5 10 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (8.74%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.77%) Project Management
8 7 (6.80%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.80%) Security Architecture
8 7 (6.80%) TOGAF
9 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.83%) Change Management
9 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
9 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (5.83%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.98%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) C#
3 6 (5.83%) Python
4 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.94%) VBA
6 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.97%) Ruby
6 1 (0.97%) VB
6 1 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) CISSP
2 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.80%) Degree
5 6 (5.83%) CISM
6 5 (4.85%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (3.88%) ISEB
7 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.88%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.88%) PMP
7 4 (3.88%) SANS
7 4 (3.88%) SSCP
8 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.97%) MCDST
10 1 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.88%) GDPR
2 4 (3.88%) HIPAA
2 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (24.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) vSphere
4 3 (2.91%) Docker
4 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) SCOM
2 3 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.94%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.97%) Ansible
4 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.97%) Kibana
4 1 (0.97%) Nagios
4 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.97%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) VMware
2 9 (8.74%) Citrix
3 5 (4.85%) Automation Anywhere
4 4 (3.88%) Blue Prism
4 4 (3.88%) CA
4 4 (3.88%) Cisco
4 4 (3.88%) Google
4 4 (3.88%) Twitter
4 4 (3.88%) UiPath
5 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.94%) HP
6 2 (1.94%) Imperva
6 2 (1.94%) Netezza
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle
6 2 (1.94%) Remedy
6 2 (1.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.97%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.97%) Qualys
7 1 (0.97%) Symantec
7 1 (0.97%) Veeam