The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.63% 1.79% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 60.71% 31.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £409
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Cloud Services Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
28 32 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.98% 5.72% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 0
Average daily rate £425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -33.78%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South Wales region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +16 17 £425 -
Newport - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 22 (73.33%) SharePoint
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 15 (50.00%) SQL
5 14 (46.67%) .NET
5 14 (46.67%) Migration
5 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (36.67%) XML
7 11 (36.67%) CRM
8 9 (30.00%) CSS
8 9 (30.00%) HTML
8 9 (30.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (30.00%) Scrum
8 9 (30.00%) Data Migration
9 8 (26.67%) Office 365
9 8 (26.67%) C#
10 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
10 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (20.00%) jQuery
11 6 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (20.00%) Ajax
11 6 (20.00%) CSS3
11 6 (20.00%) HTML5
11 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (20.00%) MVC
11 6 (20.00%) MS Office
11 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
11 6 (20.00%) JavaScript

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (73.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) Lync
3 3 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.67%) CMS
4 2 (6.67%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Intranet
2 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) MPLS
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.00%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (10.00%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) CSS
3 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (20.00%) jQuery
5 6 (20.00%) Ajax
5 6 (20.00%) CSS3
5 6 (20.00%) HTML5
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (10.00%) REST
7 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Taxonomies
2 4 (13.33%) GIS
3 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) CRM
3 9 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (20.00%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (20.00%) ETL
5 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Data Governance
6 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 3 (10.00%) Web Design
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.00%) Juniper
3 3 (10.00%) Alterian
4 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.33%) Casewise
5 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat