Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 10 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 +26
Contract jobs citing Azure 94 106 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 18.43% 12.23% 5.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.34% 56.08% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 80 25
Cardiff median daily rate £475 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +46.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £283 £348 £311
90th Percentile £634 £756 £475
South Wales median daily rate £475 £550 £375
% change year-on-year -13.64% +46.67% -13.04%
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 173 189 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 33.92% 21.80% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 137 48
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.03% -6.06%
10th Percentile £259 £308 £294
90th Percentile £643 £715 £488
South Wales median daily rate £475 £463 £388
% change year-on-year +2.70% +19.35% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £42.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.53% +169.84% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.60 £23.75 £13.15
90th Percentile £73.10 £136.75 £18.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -40.95% +50.00% +55.56%

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 27 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 35 (37.23%) AWS
3 32 (34.04%) DevOps
4 28 (29.79%) SQL
5 18 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (19.15%) ETL
6 16 (17.02%) Python
6 16 (17.02%) Analytics
7 15 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (15.96%) Cosmos DB
7 15 (15.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (14.89%) C#
8 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (14.89%) Data Analysis
8 14 (14.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (13.83%) Power BI
9 13 (13.83%) Power Platform
10 12 (12.77%) Data Science
11 11 (11.70%) Tableau
11 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
12 10 (10.64%) Office 365
12 10 (10.64%) Ansible
12 10 (10.64%) Databricks
13 9 (9.57%) Terraform
13 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
14 8 (8.51%) HTML
14 8 (8.51%) Java
14 8 (8.51%) ITIL
14 8 (8.51%) Windows
14 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery

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 8 (8.51%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.32%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.23%) AWS
2 15 (15.96%) Azure Data Factory
3 13 (13.83%) Power Platform
4 10 (10.64%) Office 365
5 7 (7.45%) PaaS
6 6 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (6.38%) GCP
7 5 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (4.26%) GitHub
8 4 (4.26%) IaaS
8 4 (4.26%) Slack
9 3 (3.19%) OpenShift
9 3 (3.19%) SaaS
10 1 (1.06%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) DNS
2 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.13%) Intranet
3 2 (2.13%) LAN
3 2 (2.13%) Network Security
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
3 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) Softphone
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (15.96%) Cosmos DB
3 14 (14.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (13.83%) Power BI
5 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
6 8 (8.51%) Hadoop
6 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.38%) Data Lake
8 5 (5.32%) MongoDB
8 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (2.13%) Big Data
10 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.06%) QlikView
11 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.26%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.13%) Balsamiq
4 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.06%) GitLab
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Advertising
2 1 (1.06%) Legal
2 1 (1.06%) Marketing
2 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Architect
3 15 (15.96%) Data Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Azure Architect
4 11 (11.70%) Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Azure Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Data Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Data Migration Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Data Scientist
8 5 (5.32%) ETL Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Migration Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Cloud Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Cloud Specialist
9 4 (4.26%) Junior
9 4 (4.26%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) HTML
2 6 (6.38%) .NET
3 5 (5.32%) Kafka
3 5 (5.32%) Node.js
4 4 (4.26%) OAuth
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle ADF
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.19%) CSS
5 3 (3.19%) React
5 3 (3.19%) Spring
6 2 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.06%) JSON
7 1 (1.06%) LAMP
7 1 (1.06%) Redux
7 1 (1.06%) REST
7 1 (1.06%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.26%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.19%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) IVR
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) CentOS
4 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Mesosphere
5 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) DevOps
2 18 (19.15%) ETL
3 16 (17.02%) Analytics
4 15 (15.96%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (14.89%) Data Analysis
5 14 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.77%) Data Science
7 8 (8.51%) Data Governance
7 8 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.51%) ITIL
7 8 (8.51%) Migration
8 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
8 7 (7.45%) Information Security
9 6 (6.38%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.32%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Automation
10 5 (5.32%) Machine Learning
10 5 (5.32%) Visualisation
11 4 (4.26%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.79%) SQL
2 16 (17.02%) Python
3 14 (14.89%) C#
4 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.51%) Java
6 7 (7.45%) R
7 5 (5.32%) Julia
7 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.32%) Scala
7 5 (5.32%) VB
8 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.06%) Java 8
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (1.06%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) CISSP
3 2 (2.13%) CCNA
3 2 (2.13%) CCNP
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.13%) CISM
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.13%) PMP
3 2 (2.13%) SANS
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.06%) SSCP
4 1 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.13%) GDPR
2 2 (2.13%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.06%) NCSC
3 1 (1.06%) NIST
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) Docker
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Ansible
2 9 (9.57%) Terraform
3 7 (7.45%) Puppet
4 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.13%) Grafana
7 2 (2.13%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.13%) SCCM
7 2 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.70%) Tableau
3 10 (10.64%) Databricks
4 5 (5.32%) IBM
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.26%) VMware
6 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco
7 2 (2.13%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.06%) Dell
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.06%) NetApp
8 1 (1.06%) TIBCO