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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 60 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.45% 2.81% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.00% 41.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -
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
50 51 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.56% 6.83% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 7
Average daily rate £380 £500 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +90.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -51.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
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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 -11 8 £425 +13.33% 3
West Wales - 3 £363 -
Mid Wales - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) .NET
3 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Windows
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) GIS
7 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (22.22%) CRM
7 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 6 (22.22%) ETL
7 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
7 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Taxonomies
7 6 (22.22%) Data Governance
7 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
8 5 (18.52%) Vagrant
8 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
8 5 (18.52%) HTML

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) Intranet
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.70%) MS Access
5 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
1 4 (14.81%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (7.41%) NUnit
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (3.70%) Moq
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Xcode
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Data Architect
1 6 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Applications Support
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Support Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Manager
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Kendo UI
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) GIS
1 6 (22.22%) Taxonomies
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) Data Governance
4 6 (22.22%) DevOps
4 6 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 6 (22.22%) CRM
4 6 (22.22%) ETL
4 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Validation
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Data Management
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Vagrant
2 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Salt
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Alterian
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) Sencha
4 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco