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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 46 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.24% 2.71% 2.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 46.67% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 7
Median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +7.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%

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
36 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.47% 5.80% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 16
Median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £380 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 5 £375 +7.14% 4
Newport - 1 £525 -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 17 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 12 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) TDD
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 9 (37.50%) Ansible
5 9 (37.50%) Docker
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (29.17%) MVC
7 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
7 7 (29.17%) C#
7 7 (29.17%) .NET
7 7 (29.17%) Kafka
7 7 (29.17%) PaaS
8 6 (25.00%) High Availability
8 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Subversion
9 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
9 5 (20.83%) Bazaar
10 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) Windows
11 3 (12.50%) Python
11 3 (12.50%) CSS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (8.33%) GeoServer
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (70.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (29.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Couchbase
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.83%) Bazaar
3 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
3 5 (20.83%) Subversion
4 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Hudson
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Web Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Web Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) GIS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
1 7 (29.17%) Kafka
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) CSS3
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (12.50%) WCF
4 3 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 11 (45.83%) TDD
3 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 6 (25.00%) High Availability
6 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (12.50%) Mobile First
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (8.33%) Data Management
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Web Development
9 2 (8.33%) Web Operations
10 1 (4.17%) CRM
10 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) TypeScript
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Go
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) vCloud
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Ansible
2 3 (12.50%) Puppet
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.17%) Consul
4 1 (4.17%) Pingdom
4 1 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) PagerDuty