Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 150 138 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.99% 21.60% 11.82%
As % of the Vendors category 35.97% 48.25% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 53
Cardiff median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33% +15.83%
10th Percentile £221 £170 £165
90th Percentile £600 £420 £590
South Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.50 £19.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.26% +20.31% -
10th Percentile £10.55 £15.13 £11.75
90th Percentile £33.51 £24.01 £27.88
South Wales median hourly rate £11.78 £19.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -38.81% +42.59% -35.71%

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 417 286 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 50.00% 44.76% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 205 160
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.73% +15.46%
10th Percentile £276 £175 £210
90th Percentile £600 £475 £550
South Wales median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.50 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.84% +32.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £32.02 £27.48 £29.15
South Wales median hourly rate £12.25 £19.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +37.50% -25.25%

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 17 November 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 57 (38.00%) Windows
2 51 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (32.67%) SQL
4 47 (31.33%) .NET
5 38 (25.33%) SQL Server
6 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (20.67%) C#
8 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
9 26 (17.33%) Finance
10 24 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 23 (15.33%) .NET Framework
12 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET
12 22 (14.67%) MVC
12 22 (14.67%) Relational Database
13 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
14 19 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (12.67%) RDBMS
15 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio
16 17 (11.33%) Entity Framework
17 16 (10.67%) OOP
18 15 (10.00%) Unit Testing
18 15 (10.00%) Coaching
18 15 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (10.00%) MSTest
19 14 (9.33%) Test Automation
19 14 (9.33%) Office 365
19 14 (9.33%) LINQ
19 14 (9.33%) NUnit
19 14 (9.33%) Project Management

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 2 (1.33%) Apache
1 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.33%) Confluence
1 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) CMS
2 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (9.33%) Office 365
4 7 (4.67%) SaaS
5 5 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.33%) IaaS
7 2 (1.33%) Serverless
8 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.00%) Internet
3 4 (2.67%) Firewall
3 4 (2.67%) SAN
4 3 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (2.00%) VoIP
4 3 (2.00%) VPN
5 2 (1.33%) DHCP
5 2 (1.33%) LAN
5 2 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (0.67%) IPv4
6 1 (0.67%) NAS
6 1 (0.67%) Skype
6 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.67%) Relational Database
3 19 (12.67%) RDBMS
4 12 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.33%) Big Data
5 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.67%) MySQL
7 6 (4.00%) Power BI
8 5 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.67%) EDMS
12 1 (0.67%) OLAP
12 1 (0.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (12.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.00%) MSTest
4 14 (9.33%) NUnit
5 6 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.33%) JIRA
7 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.00%) NCrunch
7 3 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (2.00%) Rational Quality Manager
7 3 (2.00%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (2.00%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.33%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.33%) MSI
8 2 (1.33%) Selenium
8 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (0.67%) JUnit
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 26 (17.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Legal
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Military
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 44 (29.33%) Developer
2 31 (20.67%) Analyst
3 27 (18.00%) .NET Developer
4 22 (14.67%) Architect
5 11 (7.33%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Consultant
9 7 (4.67%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.33%) .NET
2 23 (15.33%) .NET Framework
3 22 (14.67%) ASP.NET
4 17 (11.33%) Entity Framework
5 14 (9.33%) LINQ
6 13 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (7.33%) WPF
8 8 (5.33%) SOAP
8 8 (5.33%) XML
9 4 (2.67%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.00%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (2.00%) Web Services
11 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.33%) CSS
11 2 (1.33%) HTML
11 2 (1.33%) LAMP
11 2 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.67%) React
12 1 (0.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) NHS
3 5 (3.33%) Fintech
3 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.33%) Clustering
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) AS400
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.00%) Windows
2 20 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.67%) Android
3 13 (8.67%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.33%) Windows 10
5 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.00%) Linux
6 9 (6.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.00%) Unix
8 6 (4.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.67%) MVC
3 16 (10.67%) OOP
4 15 (10.00%) Coaching
4 15 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 14 (9.33%) Project Management
5 14 (9.33%) Test Automation
6 13 (8.67%) Android Development
6 13 (8.67%) Change Management
6 13 (8.67%) iOS Development
6 13 (8.67%) ITIL
6 13 (8.67%) Migration
7 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.33%) Business Analysis
8 11 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.00%) Analytics
9 9 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (6.00%) Machine Learning
9 9 (6.00%) OO
10 8 (5.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.67%) SQL
2 31 (20.67%) C#
3 13 (8.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.33%) XAML
5 8 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.33%) Python
6 7 (4.67%) C++
7 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.33%) Ruby
9 4 (2.67%) Java
10 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.33%) C
10 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.33%) VBA
11 1 (0.67%) Java 8
11 1 (0.67%) Perl
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Degree
2 8 (5.33%) CISSP
3 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.00%) CISM
6 3 (2.00%) MCP
7 2 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.33%) MCSE
7 2 (1.33%) SSCP
8 1 (0.67%) CRISC
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.33%) GDPR
2 5 (3.33%) QA
3 4 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.00%) SLA
5 2 (1.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.00%) XenApp
3 5 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.00%) Docker
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (4.00%) SCCM
2 5 (3.33%) SCOM
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.33%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.33%) Mesos
4 2 (1.33%) SCSM
5 1 (0.67%) Ansible
5 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.67%) Packer
5 1 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (8.00%) Xamarin
2 9 (6.00%) VMware
3 8 (5.33%) Apple
3 8 (5.33%) Citrix
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle
5 5 (3.33%) Google
5 5 (3.33%) IBM
5 5 (3.33%) SAP
5 5 (3.33%) Teradata
6 4 (2.67%) Tableau
7 3 (2.00%) HP
8 2 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.33%) Facebook
8 2 (1.33%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.67%) Aruba
9 1 (0.67%) Capita
9 1 (0.67%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.67%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.67%) Twitter