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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 59 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.30% 2.04% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.33% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
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
12 52 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.22% 8.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 35 0
Average daily rate £425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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 29 May 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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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 +5 7 £425 +30.76%
Microsoft Azure
Wales

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (70.00%) SharePoint
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 15 (50.00%) Migration
3 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (43.33%) SQL
6 11 (36.67%) .NET
6 11 (36.67%) XML
6 11 (36.67%) Data Modelling
6 11 (36.67%) Data Migration
7 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (33.33%) CRM
8 9 (30.00%) Office 365
9 8 (26.67%) Scrum
9 8 (26.67%) ETL
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL
10 7 (23.33%) CSS
10 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 7 (23.33%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (20.00%) Taxonomies
11 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (20.00%) Oracle
11 6 (20.00%) MS Office
11 6 (20.00%) Web Services
11 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (20.00%) RDBMS
11 6 (20.00%) GIS
11 6 (20.00%) Intranet
11 6 (20.00%) Data Governance

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Lync
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) ArcGIS
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Intranet
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) MPLS
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) NAS
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
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 2008
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) NUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Data Architect
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%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
7 1 (3.33%) Intranet Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
1 11 (36.67%) XML
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) Web Services
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.33%) Ajax
5 4 (13.33%) jQuery
5 4 (13.33%) HTML5
5 4 (13.33%) CSS3
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Taxonomies
1 6 (20.00%) GIS
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Migration
2 11 (36.67%) Data Modelling
2 11 (36.67%) Data Migration
3 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) CRM
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) ETL
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (20.00%) Data Governance
7 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) MVC
8 4 (13.33%) Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Web Design
9 3 (10.00%) Service Management
9 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (10.00%) Data Management
9 3 (10.00%) Content Management
10 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper
4 3 (10.00%) Alterian
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.33%) Casewise
5 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat