Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Microsoft
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 126 59 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.42% 10.63% 18.35%
As % of the Vendors category 47.19% 27.31% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 44 123
Cardiff median daily rate £322 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% - -
10th Percentile £163 £158 £213
90th Percentile £420 £464 £405
South Wales median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.80 £19.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +20.31% +18.52%
10th Percentile £15.45 £12.63 £10.45
90th Percentile £23.93 £27.88 £22.85
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £13.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +34.55% -34.52% +31.25%

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 267 216 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 43.27% 38.92% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 154 324
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -1.66%
10th Percentile £189 £210 £213
90th Percentile £475 £550 £475
South Wales median daily rate £360 £400 £346
% change year-on-year -10.00% +15.52% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.15 £14.75 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.83% -7.00% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.97 £27.88 £23.75
South Wales median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £19.98
% change year-on-year +19.64% -29.93% +28.90%

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 13 December 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 61 (48.41%) SQL
2 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (28.57%) .NET
3 36 (28.57%) Windows
4 32 (25.40%) SQL Server
5 27 (21.43%) Migration
6 25 (19.84%) MVC
7 24 (19.05%) ITIL
7 24 (19.05%) XML
8 21 (16.67%) C#
8 21 (16.67%) NHS
8 21 (16.67%) Degree
8 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (15.87%) Citrix
10 19 (15.08%) OOP
10 19 (15.08%) Hyper-V
10 19 (15.08%) Relational Database
11 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 18 (14.29%) Finance
12 17 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (13.49%) ETL
12 17 (13.49%) Unit Testing
12 17 (13.49%) .NET Framework
12 17 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (12.70%) Windows Server
13 16 (12.70%) NUnit
13 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (12.70%) T-SQL
14 15 (11.90%) VMware

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 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.59%) Confluence
2 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.35%) Office 365
3 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (4.76%) LAN
3 4 (3.17%) IPv4
4 3 (2.38%) Internet
5 2 (1.59%) Firewall
5 2 (1.59%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.59%) Skype
6 1 (0.79%) ADSL
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
6 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.40%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (15.08%) Relational Database
4 17 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (10.32%) RDBMS
6 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.59%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) NUnit
2 14 (11.11%) MSTest
3 11 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.17%) JIRA
5 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.59%) NuGet
6 2 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.59%) Selenium
6 2 (1.59%) Subversion
6 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.79%) FxCop
7 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.79%) MSI
7 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.79%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.79%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.79%) Military
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.79%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Developer
2 17 (13.49%) .NET Developer
2 17 (13.49%) Analyst
2 17 (13.49%) Architect
3 9 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 8 (6.35%) Data Architect
4 8 (6.35%) DBA
4 8 (6.35%) Migration Engineer
4 8 (6.35%) Technical Architect
5 7 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Architect
5 7 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) ETL Developer
6 6 (4.76%) IT Support
6 6 (4.76%) IT Technician
6 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.57%) .NET
2 24 (19.05%) XML
3 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 17 (13.49%) .NET Framework
4 17 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (11.90%) Entity Framework
5 15 (11.90%) LINQ
6 12 (9.52%) Web Services
7 10 (7.94%) jQuery
7 10 (7.94%) XML Schema
7 10 (7.94%) XSD
8 9 (7.14%) RESTful
8 9 (7.14%) SOAP
9 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.17%) HTML
10 3 (2.38%) CSS
11 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.79%) HTML5
11 1 (0.79%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.79%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) NHS
2 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.38%) Clustering
6 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.59%) iSeries
7 2 (1.59%) LIMS
7 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.79%) Fintech
8 1 (0.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (12.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.97%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.17%) Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) Migration
3 25 (19.84%) MVC
4 24 (19.05%) ITIL
5 19 (15.08%) OOP
6 17 (13.49%) ETL
6 17 (13.49%) Unit Testing
7 15 (11.90%) Mentoring
8 14 (11.11%) Coaching
9 13 (10.32%) SDLC
9 13 (10.32%) TOGAF
10 12 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (9.52%) High Availability
11 11 (8.73%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (7.94%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (6.35%) CRM
14 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2
14 8 (6.35%) Scrum
15 7 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.41%) SQL
2 21 (16.67%) C#
3 16 (12.70%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.17%) C++
5 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.59%) C
6 2 (1.59%) Java
7 1 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) Degree
2 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.59%) CCNA
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) MCITP
7 2 (1.59%) MCSE
7 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) HL7
2 7 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.38%) QA
5 2 (1.59%) MISRA
5 2 (1.59%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.79%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.79%) GDPR
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.08%) Hyper-V
2 14 (11.11%) XenApp
3 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.59%) Docker
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) NetBackup
1 6 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Citrix
2 15 (11.90%) VMware
3 10 (7.94%) HP
4 9 (7.14%) RedGate
5 7 (5.56%) Oracle
6 6 (4.76%) SAP
6 6 (4.76%) Veritas
7 4 (3.17%) Dell
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco
8 3 (2.38%) IBM
8 3 (2.38%) Tableau
9 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.59%) Green Hills
9 2 (1.59%) Informatica
9 2 (1.59%) Teradata
10 1 (0.79%) Apple
10 1 (0.79%) AppSense
10 1 (0.79%) NVIDIA