The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 63 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.69% 2.58% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.83% 45.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate £363 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Cloud Services Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
23 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.53% 5.72% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 12
Average daily rate £363 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £245 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Wales region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
South Wales -19 11 £363 -14.70% 2
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (61.11%) SharePoint
3 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 21 (58.33%) Windows
4 19 (52.78%) SQL
5 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (33.33%) ITIL
9 11 (30.56%) MS Office
9 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
9 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
9 11 (30.56%) Office 365
10 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (27.78%) Oracle
11 9 (25.00%) CRM
11 9 (25.00%) Validation
11 9 (25.00%) Scrum
11 9 (25.00%) TeamCity
11 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 9 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
13 7 (19.44%) IIS
13 7 (19.44%) SAN
13 7 (19.44%) Migration
13 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (61.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (19.44%) IIS
3 6 (16.67%) ArcGIS
3 6 (16.67%) OpenStack
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) Content Management Server
5 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Line 500
2 1 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (13.89%) GitHub
4 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 4 (11.11%) NAS
3 4 (11.11%) Network Security
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (16.67%) GIS
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (8.33%) Power BI
11 1 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.33%) CruiseControl
4 3 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) NUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
1 8 (22.22%) DBA
2 7 (19.44%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
2 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (13.89%) CSS
2 5 (13.89%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 4 (11.11%) jQuery
3 4 (11.11%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (8.33%) LINQ
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.78%) Ajax
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) CRM
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (25.00%) Validation
4 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (19.44%) Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 6 (16.67%) DevOps
7 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (13.89%) MVC
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 4 (11.11%) ETL
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCSE
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSA
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.89%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Oracle
3 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) Juniper
4 5 (13.89%) AppDynamics
4 5 (13.89%) Atlassian
4 5 (13.89%) ESRI
4 5 (13.89%) New Relic
4 5 (13.89%) Rackspace
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Sage
6 2 (5.56%) Veeam