Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 4 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 165 130 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 18.99% 20.28% 11.27%
As % of the Vendors category 41.35% 49.81% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 86 51
Cardiff median daily rate £398 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £246 £159 £128
90th Percentile £648 £424 £438
South Wales median daily rate £390 £350 £288
% change year-on-year +11.43% +21.74% -11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £19.15 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.06% -6.59% +10.81%
10th Percentile £10.55 £15.13 £15.60
90th Percentile £102.00 £21.07 £29.15
South Wales median hourly rate £12.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -31.76% +2.78% -14.29%

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 399 261 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 45.91% 40.72% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 177 170
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £286 £179 £179
90th Percentile £650 £475 £550
South Wales median daily rate £425 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 21
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +32.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £93.63 £23.51 £21.50
South Wales median hourly rate £12.25 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.91% -1.79% -31.71%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (33.33%) SQL
3 49 (29.70%) Windows
4 47 (28.48%) .NET
5 45 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (21.21%) SQL Server
7 30 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 29 (17.58%) Migration
9 28 (16.97%) Active Directory
10 27 (16.36%) .NET Framework
11 26 (15.76%) ASP.NET
12 24 (14.55%) Project Management
12 24 (14.55%) MVC
12 24 (14.55%) Finance
13 23 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (13.94%) C#
13 23 (13.94%) Security Architecture
14 22 (13.33%) Entity Framework
14 22 (13.33%) Relational Database
14 22 (13.33%) Microservices
15 20 (12.12%) MSTest
15 20 (12.12%) RDBMS
15 20 (12.12%) OOP
15 20 (12.12%) Unit Testing
16 19 (11.52%) LINQ
16 19 (11.52%) NUnit
16 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (10.30%) Office 365
17 17 (10.30%) Open Source
17 17 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.21%) Apache
3 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.21%) Confluence
3 2 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (13.94%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.21%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (10.30%) Office 365
4 11 (6.67%) SaaS
5 10 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.64%) Serverless
7 4 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Firewall
2 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.42%) VoIP
2 4 (2.42%) VPN
3 3 (1.82%) DNS
3 3 (1.82%) LAN
3 3 (1.82%) SAN
4 2 (1.21%) DHCP
4 2 (1.21%) Internet
4 2 (1.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) IPv4
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
5 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.12%) RDBMS
4 12 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (3.64%) Big Data
10 5 (3.03%) Power BI
11 3 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.82%) MySQL
12 2 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.61%) EDMS
13 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.61%) OLAP
13 1 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (0.61%) OLTP
13 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (12.12%) MSTest
2 19 (11.52%) NUnit
3 16 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.88%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.82%) NCrunch
7 3 (1.82%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.21%) JIRA
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 24 (14.55%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.64%) Marketing
4 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 47 (28.48%) Developer
2 32 (19.39%) Architect
3 29 (17.58%) .NET Developer
3 29 (17.58%) Analyst
4 11 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 11 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 10 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Consultant
7 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.24%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.48%) .NET
2 27 (16.36%) .NET Framework
3 26 (15.76%) ASP.NET
4 22 (13.33%) Entity Framework
5 19 (11.52%) LINQ
6 17 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (7.27%) Web Services
8 11 (6.67%) WPF
9 7 (4.24%) XML
10 5 (3.03%) SOAP
11 3 (1.82%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.82%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (1.82%) jQuery
11 3 (1.82%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (1.21%) Angular 2
12 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.21%) LAMP
12 2 (1.21%) Spring Boot
12 2 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.09%) NHS
3 12 (7.27%) Cloud Native
4 6 (3.64%) Fintech
5 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.82%) Clustering
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.70%) Windows
2 15 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.88%) Android
3 13 (7.88%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.45%) Linux
5 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.03%) Unix
7 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) VMS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.58%) Migration
3 24 (14.55%) MVC
3 24 (14.55%) Project Management
4 23 (13.94%) Security Architecture
5 22 (13.33%) Microservices
6 20 (12.12%) OOP
6 20 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 17 (10.30%) Open Source
8 16 (9.70%) Coaching
8 16 (9.70%) DevOps
8 16 (9.70%) Scrum
9 15 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.48%) Analytics
10 14 (8.48%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.48%) Data Transformation
10 14 (8.48%) ITIL
11 13 (7.88%) Android Development
11 13 (7.88%) Change Management
11 13 (7.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.33%) SQL
2 23 (13.94%) C#
3 11 (6.67%) XAML
4 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.03%) Java
6 5 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.42%) Python
8 3 (1.82%) C
8 3 (1.82%) C++
9 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.21%) Java 8
9 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.21%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (7.88%) CISSP
1 13 (7.88%) Degree
2 11 (6.67%) AWS Certification
2 11 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.85%) CISM
4 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.21%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) CRISC
6 2 (1.21%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.21%) MCP
6 2 (1.21%) MCSE
6 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) SSCP
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.42%) Docker
3 4 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) XenApp
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.03%) SCOM
3 4 (2.42%) CSIRT
4 3 (1.82%) SCCM
5 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.21%) Mesos
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.21%) Terraform
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) VMware
2 12 (7.27%) Xamarin
3 11 (6.67%) Google
4 9 (5.45%) Citrix
5 5 (3.03%) HP
6 4 (2.42%) Apple
6 4 (2.42%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.21%) Capita
7 2 (1.21%) Facebook
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle
7 2 (1.21%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.21%) Tableau
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe
8 1 (0.61%) Aruba
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco
8 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.61%) NetApp
8 1 (0.61%) NETGEAR
8 1 (0.61%) Teradata