Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 8 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 85 116 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 17.42% 13.32% 6.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.15% 59.49% 54.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 91 34
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £538 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +37.82% +7.59%
10th Percentile £274 £379 £311
90th Percentile £625 £756 £484
South Wales median daily rate £450 £533 £403
% change year-on-year -15.49% +32.30% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South Wales median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.39
% change year-on-year - +11.50% -

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 163 195 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 33.40% 22.39% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 142 56
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £484 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +20.19% -5.29%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £700 £534
South Wales median daily rate £473 £475 £410
% change year-on-year -0.53% +15.85% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.25 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.12% +142.86% -
10th Percentile £13.60 £23.75 £13.65
90th Percentile £73.10 £136.75 £18.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.25 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -56.43% +122.22% -

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Cardiff

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Cardiff

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Cardiff over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Azure.

1 37 (43.53%) AWS
2 32 (37.65%) DevOps
3 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 29 (34.12%) SQL
5 18 (21.18%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (20.00%) Python
6 17 (20.00%) C#
7 15 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (17.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (16.47%) Analytics
8 14 (16.47%) ETL
8 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
8 14 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (16.47%) Data Analysis
9 13 (15.29%) Power BI
9 13 (15.29%) Power Platform
10 12 (14.12%) Data Science
11 11 (12.94%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (12.94%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (12.94%) Tableau
12 10 (11.76%) Ansible
12 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
12 10 (11.76%) Databricks
12 10 (11.76%) Terraform
13 9 (10.59%) .NET
13 9 (10.59%) HTML
13 9 (10.59%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (10.59%) Office 365
14 8 (9.41%) Data Governance
14 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 9 (10.59%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.53%) AWS
2 13 (15.29%) Power Platform
3 11 (12.94%) Azure Data Factory
4 9 (10.59%) Office 365
5 7 (8.24%) PaaS
6 6 (7.06%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (7.06%) GCP
7 5 (5.88%) IaaS
8 4 (4.71%) GitHub
8 4 (4.71%) Slack
9 3 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (3.53%) OpenShift
10 2 (2.35%) SaaS
11 1 (1.18%) Azure Functions
11 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Firewall
2 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) LAN
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.18%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) SAN
4 1 (1.18%) Softphone
4 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (17.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (15.29%) Power BI
4 11 (12.94%) Cosmos DB
5 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 8 (9.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.06%) Hadoop
8 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.71%) Data Lake
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (2.35%) Big Data
11 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (1.18%) QlikView
12 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.53%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.18%) GitLab
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Advertising
2 1 (1.18%) Marketing
2 1 (1.18%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Data Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Architect
3 9 (10.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Data Scientist
6 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Junior
7 4 (4.71%) Sitecore Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Junior Data Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Azure Administrator
9 2 (2.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) .NET
1 9 (10.59%) HTML
2 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.88%) Kafka
3 5 (5.88%) Node.js
3 5 (5.88%) React
4 4 (4.71%) OAuth
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.53%) CSS
5 3 (3.53%) jQuery
5 3 (3.53%) Spring
6 2 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.18%) JSON
7 1 (1.18%) LAMP
7 1 (1.18%) REST
7 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.53%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) IVR
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Linux
1 4 (4.71%) Windows
1 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) CentOS
3 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Mesosphere
4 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.65%) DevOps
2 15 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (16.47%) Analytics
3 14 (16.47%) Data Analysis
3 14 (16.47%) ETL
3 14 (16.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (14.12%) Data Science
5 8 (9.41%) Data Governance
5 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Automation
8 5 (5.88%) Machine Learning
8 5 (5.88%) Migration
8 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.88%) Visualisation
9 4 (4.71%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (4.71%) Data Engineering
9 4 (4.71%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) SQL
2 17 (20.00%) C#
2 17 (20.00%) Python
3 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.41%) Java
5 7 (8.24%) R
6 5 (5.88%) Julia
6 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.88%) Scala
6 5 (5.88%) VB
7 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.18%) Java 8
10 1 (1.18%) PHP
10 1 (1.18%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) CCNA
2 2 (2.35%) CCNP
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.18%) CISSP
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) NCSC
2 1 (1.18%) NIST
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Ansible
1 10 (11.76%) Terraform
2 7 (8.24%) Puppet
3 5 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.35%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.35%) Grafana
6 2 (2.35%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.35%) SCCM
6 2 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.94%) Tableau
3 10 (11.76%) Databricks
4 5 (5.88%) IBM
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle
5 4 (4.71%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.71%) VMware
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 2 (2.35%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) Google
8 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.18%) NetApp
8 1 (1.18%) TIBCO