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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 55 47 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.58% 3.99% 1.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.52% 51.06% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 6
Median daily rate £356 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +44.23%
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
54 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.52% 7.82% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 17
Median daily rate £500 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 7 £313 -13.79%
Newport -2 1 £525 -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 11 (47.83%) DevOps
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (39.13%) C#
5 9 (39.13%) .NET
5 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
5 9 (39.13%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) Ansible
5 9 (39.13%) Docker
6 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
7 7 (30.43%) PaaS
7 7 (30.43%) Kafka
8 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
8 6 (26.09%) High Availability
8 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 5 (21.74%) Subversion
9 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
9 5 (21.74%) WCF
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
9 5 (21.74%) CSS
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 5 (21.74%) Mercurial

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 (8.70%) GeoServer
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Couchbase
2 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 5 (21.74%) NoSQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Bazaar
2 5 (21.74%) Mercurial
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Developer
5 2 (8.70%) WebOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) GIS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 7 (30.43%) Kafka
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) CSS3
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) HTML5
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
5 5 (21.74%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (21.74%) WCF
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.35%) XML
7 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) TDD
2 11 (47.83%) DevOps
3 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
4 9 (39.13%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) High Availability
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Web Application Development
7 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) Web Operations
9 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
9 1 (4.35%) Open Source
9 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
9 1 (4.35%) Release Management
9 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) TypeScript
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Go
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) vCloud
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Consul
3 1 (4.35%) Pingdom
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) PagerDuty