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 3 months to 22 March 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.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 7 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.34% 16.43% 25.48%
As % of the Vendors category 23.75% 39.33% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 44
Median daily rate £200 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £139 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £454 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 160 178 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 47.76% 41.78% 54.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 107 103
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +34.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £14.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £20.00 £27.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (30.00%) SQL
3 17 (24.29%) Windows
4 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
5 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 13 (18.57%) .NET
5 13 (18.57%) VMware
6 12 (17.14%) ITIL
7 11 (15.71%) Firewall
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 10 (14.29%) CCNA
8 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
9 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
9 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.86%) MS Office
9 9 (12.86%) MVC
10 8 (11.43%) Finance
10 8 (11.43%) Scrum
10 8 (11.43%) MS Project
10 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.43%) ETL
10 8 (11.43%) HP
10 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
10 8 (11.43%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related 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 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) Apache
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Jetty
2 3 (4.29%) Mongrel
2 3 (4.29%) nginx
2 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.86%) MS Office
3 8 (11.43%) MS Project
4 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.29%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Route 53
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Firewall
2 5 (7.14%) Internet
3 3 (4.29%) DHCP
3 3 (4.29%) DNS
3 3 (4.29%) DSL
3 3 (4.29%) FTP
3 3 (4.29%) HTTP
3 3 (4.29%) IPsec
3 3 (4.29%) LAN
3 3 (4.29%) SSL
3 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) ADSL
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.86%) NAS
4 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 2 (2.86%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MSBuild
1 7 (10.00%) MSTest
1 7 (10.00%) NUnit
1 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (4.29%) Back Office
3 3 (4.29%) French Language
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Developer
2 7 (10.00%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
4 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
4 4 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.29%) DBA
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Field Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (2.86%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) .NET
2 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
3 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 7 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
5 6 (8.57%) jQuery
6 5 (7.14%) XML
7 4 (5.71%) XML Schema
7 4 (5.71%) XSD
8 3 (4.29%) J2EE
8 3 (4.29%) Servlets
9 2 (2.86%) COM
10 1 (1.43%) CSS
10 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.43%) HTML
10 1 (1.43%) Java EE
10 1 (1.43%) Spring
10 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.00%) NHS
3 4 (5.71%) iPhone
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) LIMS
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) ITIL
2 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
3 9 (12.86%) MVC
3 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.43%) ETL
4 8 (11.43%) Scrum
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.00%) Coaching
5 7 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (10.00%) OOP
5 7 (10.00%) Project Management
5 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.57%) Programme Management
6 6 (8.57%) Use Case
7 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.71%) Informatics
8 4 (5.71%) Information Management
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.29%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) C++
3 3 (4.29%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) CCNA
1 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Xen
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 7 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.29%) Ansible
3 3 (4.29%) Marathon
3 3 (4.29%) Mesos
3 3 (4.29%) Puppet
3 3 (4.29%) Rundeck
3 3 (4.29%) Terraform
4 2 (2.86%) Nessus
4 2 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.43%) Fluentd
5 1 (1.43%) Grafana
5 1 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.43%) Kibana
5 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Cisco
1 13 (18.57%) VMware
2 8 (11.43%) HP
3 4 (5.71%) Citrix
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Google
5 2 (2.86%) Apple
5 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.86%) F5
5 2 (2.86%) ScanSafe
5 2 (2.86%) Sourcefire
5 2 (2.86%) Splunk
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (1.43%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.43%) NetApp
6 1 (1.43%) Sage
6 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
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