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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.53% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 64.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £343 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.07% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +51.85%
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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
31 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.47% 1.34% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 19 £390 -
Newport - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Microsoft Azure
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Office 365
3 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
4 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 14 (40.00%) GIS
4 14 (40.00%) Migration
5 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
6 12 (34.29%) VPN
6 12 (34.29%) DNS
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
7 10 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 10 (28.57%) Scrum
7 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (28.57%) ITIL
7 10 (28.57%) SQL
7 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 10 (28.57%) DHCP
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (25.71%) Windows Intune
8 9 (25.71%) Lync
8 9 (25.71%) IIS
8 9 (25.71%) Validation
8 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
9 8 (22.86%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
9 8 (22.86%) MCTS
9 8 (22.86%) MCITP

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 14 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (25.71%) Lync
2 9 (25.71%) IIS
3 4 (11.43%) ArcGIS
4 3 (8.57%) CMS
4 3 (8.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS Office
3 5 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) VPN
1 12 (34.29%) DNS
2 10 (28.57%) DHCP
2 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 8 (22.86%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) WLAN
5 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.57%) MS Access
5 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Server Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Trainer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) GIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (8.57%) Ajax
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
4 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
4 3 (8.57%) REST
4 3 (8.57%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) GIS
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Migration
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 10 (28.57%) ITIL
3 10 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 9 (25.71%) Validation
5 8 (22.86%) CRM
5 8 (22.86%) Data Modelling
5 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
6 6 (17.14%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Data Mapping
8 4 (11.43%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.57%) Data Governance
9 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
9 3 (8.57%) Document Management
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.57%) ETL
9 3 (8.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) VBScript
4 3 (8.57%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) MCSE
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (22.86%) MCTS
1 8 (22.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Windows Intune
2 8 (22.86%) SCDPM
2 8 (22.86%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (14.29%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) McAfee
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Casewise
4 3 (8.57%) Sitecore
5 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.71%) ESRI
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat