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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 39 70 51
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 18 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.97% 0.98% 2.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.08% 25.71% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 6
Median daily rate £475 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +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
78 35 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.85% 3.81% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 22
Median daily rate £453 £380 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.07% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £436 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +24 14 £475 +15.15% 2
West Wales +8 3 £583 +94.16%
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) DevOps
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
4 9 (29.03%) Office 365
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (29.03%) Ansible
4 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) .NET
5 8 (25.81%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.81%) PaaS
5 8 (25.81%) Docker
6 7 (22.58%) Kafka
7 6 (19.35%) High Availability
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) Migration
7 6 (19.35%) HTML
7 6 (19.35%) CSS
8 5 (16.13%) XML
8 5 (16.13%) C#
8 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
8 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
8 5 (16.13%) Mercurial

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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Mule
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (29.03%) Office 365
3 8 (25.81%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
1 4 (12.90%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Couchbase
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) GIS
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Bazaar
1 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
1 5 (16.13%) Mercurial
1 5 (16.13%) Subversion
2 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.45%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) DBA
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Web Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Web Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Web Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) Kafka
3 6 (19.35%) CSS
3 6 (19.35%) HTML
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
4 5 (16.13%) XML
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (12.90%) CSS3
5 4 (12.90%) HTML5
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (12.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.45%) Web Services
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Middleware
7 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps
1 10 (32.26%) TDD
2 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
2 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (19.35%) High Availability
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) MVC
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Web Application Development
6 3 (9.68%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Content Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Web Operations
8 1 (3.23%) Validation
8 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) TypeScript
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCITP
1 2 (6.45%) MCSE
1 2 (6.45%) MCTS
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Alterian
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) ESRI
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto