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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 57 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.06% 3.07% 2.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.38% 65.22% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £350 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £389 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
21 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.94% 4.71% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 28
Average daily rate £350 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £353 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

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
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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -26 8 £350 -17.64% 4
Newport - 2 - - 3
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £315 -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) SharePoint
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
7 7 (28.00%) Migration
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL
7 7 (28.00%) MS Office
7 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (28.00%) Office 365
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
8 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (24.00%) XML
8 6 (24.00%) Scrum
9 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) TeamCity

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (56.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) ArcGIS
4 1 (4.00%) Content Management Server
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
3 7 (28.00%) MS Office
4 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Line 500
2 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.00%) Skype
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (12.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (8.00%) GIS
9 1 (4.00%) MS Access
9 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (28.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 1 (4.00%) BDD
7 1 (4.00%) Content Management
7 1 (4.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (4.00%) Kanban
7 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) MCITP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) MCTS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Ansible
1 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) AppDynamics
3 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 5 (20.00%) New Relic
3 5 (20.00%) Rackspace
4 4 (16.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) Sage
5 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 1 (4.00%) Alterian
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
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