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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 57 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.00% 1.95% 1.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.17% 50.00% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Median daily rate £363 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £337 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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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
23 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.83% 3.90% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 39
Median daily rate £350 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% -7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £305 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -1 12 £363 -14.70% 5
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
5 8 (30.77%) Office 365
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 7 (26.92%) Migration
6 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) XML
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
7 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (23.08%) MS Office
7 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
8 5 (19.23%) New Relic
8 5 (19.23%) Ansible
8 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (19.23%) DevOps

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 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management Server
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
3 6 (23.08%) MS Office
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Line 500
2 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
2 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (19.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.69%) Skype
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (7.69%) GIS
8 1 (3.85%) MS Access
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 5 (19.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (19.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DBA
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (3.85%) BDD
6 1 (3.85%) Content Management
6 1 (3.85%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.85%) Kanban
6 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCITP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) MCTS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Ansible
1 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) AppDynamics
3 5 (19.23%) Atlassian
3 5 (19.23%) New Relic
3 5 (19.23%) Rackspace
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Sage
5 2 (7.69%) Veeam
6 1 (3.85%) Alterian
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco