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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 28 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 23 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.82% 1.04% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 63.89% 29.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

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 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.55% 3.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 0
Average daily rate £425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+63.46% -30.66%

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 3 March 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
(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 +18 23 £425 +3.03%
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 17 (51.52%) SQL
4 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
5 15 (45.45%) .NET
6 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (39.39%) CRM
8 12 (36.36%) Migration
8 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (30.30%) Scrum
9 10 (30.30%) C#
10 9 (27.27%) HTML
10 9 (27.27%) XML
10 9 (27.27%) ITIL
10 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 9 (27.27%) CSS
10 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (24.24%) Ajax
11 8 (24.24%) jQuery
11 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (24.24%) HTML5
11 8 (24.24%) MVC
11 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
11 8 (24.24%) Office 365
11 8 (24.24%) CSS3
12 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
12 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
12 7 (21.21%) TDD
13 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) Lync
3 4 (12.12%) ArcGIS
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.06%) CMS
5 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (3.03%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 5 (15.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
1 4 (12.12%) Intranet
2 3 (9.09%) MPLS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) Wireless
2 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.12%) MS Access
5 3 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
1 8 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Support Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Manager
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 9 (27.27%) CSS
2 9 (27.27%) XML
2 9 (27.27%) HTML
3 8 (24.24%) HTML5
3 8 (24.24%) CSS3
3 8 (24.24%) Ajax
3 8 (24.24%) jQuery
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (15.15%) REST
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
6 4 (12.12%) Web Services
7 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) GIS
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) CRM
2 12 (36.36%) Migration
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Scrum
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) MVC
6 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
6 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
7 6 (18.18%) BDD
8 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
8 5 (15.15%) Service Management
8 5 (15.15%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (12.12%) ETL
9 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
11 2 (6.06%) Data Governance
11 2 (6.06%) Release Management
11 2 (6.06%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) MCSE
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.03%) MCTS
1 1 (3.03%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Windows Intune
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Alterian
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.03%) Casewise