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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 67 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.61% 3.34% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.38% 43.40% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 3
Median daily rate £400 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £312 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £453 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
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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
105 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.00% 7.70% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 46 26
Median daily rate £525 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.83% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +44.73%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Wales region over the 3 months to 8 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
South Wales -7 10 £356 - 3
West Wales - 3 £595 - 4
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 8 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 22 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (53.33%) DevOps
3 14 (46.67%) Ansible
4 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (43.33%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) C#
6 9 (30.00%) .NET
6 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (30.00%) MVC
6 9 (30.00%) Docker
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) PaaS
8 7 (23.33%) Puppet
8 7 (23.33%) Kafka
9 6 (20.00%) High Availability
9 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (16.67%) Subversion
10 5 (16.67%) Google
10 5 (16.67%) WCF
10 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) CSS
10 5 (16.67%) HTML
10 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 5 (16.67%) Test Automation

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) GeoServer
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Mule
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (26.67%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Couchbase
2 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Bazaar
2 5 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Web Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Developer
5 2 (6.67%) WebOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) Kafka
4 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 5 (16.67%) CSS
5 5 (16.67%) CSS3
5 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) HTML5
5 5 (16.67%) jQuery
5 5 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.33%) REST
8 1 (3.33%) XML
8 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (43.33%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (30.00%) MVC
4 6 (20.00%) High Availability
5 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) Web Operations
8 1 (3.33%) Application Performance Management
8 1 (3.33%) Case Management
8 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.33%) Release Management
8 1 (3.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 3 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Go
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Docker
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) vCloud
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) Ansible
2 7 (23.33%) Puppet
3 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (13.33%) Terraform
5 2 (6.67%) SCCM
6 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.33%) Consul
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (3.33%) Pingdom
6 1 (3.33%) SCOM
6 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Google
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) PagerDuty
4 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto