Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 11 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 +38 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 87 80 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.22% 10.38% 1.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.04% 59.70% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 6
Cardiff median daily rate £500 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £331
90th Percentile £638 £621 £438
South Wales median daily rate £518 £463 £363
% change year-on-year +11.89% +27.59% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft 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 161 134 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.47% 17.38% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 108 36
Cardiff median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £346 £316
90th Percentile £601 £590 £522
South Wales median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 - £14.75
10th Percentile £17.10 - £13.78
90th Percentile £18.70 - £15.93
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £11.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -23.73% -1.67%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cardiff

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cardiff

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cardiff over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.93%) DevOps
3 28 (32.18%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (24.14%) SaaS
5 20 (22.99%) Windows
6 18 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 17 (19.54%) C#
8 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (16.09%) Office 365
9 14 (16.09%) Information Security
9 14 (16.09%) .NET
10 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (13.79%) PaaS
11 12 (13.79%) Ansible
11 12 (13.79%) Migration
11 12 (13.79%) SQL
11 12 (13.79%) CISSP
12 11 (12.64%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (12.64%) ETL
13 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.49%) Finance
13 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (10.34%) SAP
14 9 (10.34%) ITIL
14 9 (10.34%) Python
14 9 (10.34%) Data Protection
14 9 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (10.34%) Terraform
15 8 (9.20%) Analytics
15 8 (9.20%) Puppet

Microsoft 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 (9.20%) Apache
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.05%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (24.14%) SaaS
3 14 (16.09%) Office 365
4 12 (13.79%) PaaS
5 11 (12.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (6.90%) IaaS
9 5 (5.75%) Power Platform
10 3 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (3.45%) OpenShift
10 3 (3.45%) Yammer
11 2 (2.30%) Serverless
12 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (1.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Network Security
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
3 2 (2.30%) Intranet
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.15%) NAS
4 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.75%) Power BI
6 4 (4.60%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.30%) Data Lake
8 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.15%) Big Data
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.05%) JIRA
3 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.60%) Balsamiq
5 2 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.15%) RSpec
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Architect
2 16 (18.39%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (16.09%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (14.94%) Data Architect
5 12 (13.79%) Azure Architect
6 11 (12.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (11.49%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.34%) Consultant
8 9 (10.34%) Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Analyst
10 6 (6.90%) .NET Developer
10 6 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Salesforce Architect
10 6 (6.90%) Salesforce Solution Architect
11 5 (5.75%) Azure Consultant
11 5 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Cloud Consultant
11 5 (5.75%) Database Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.09%) .NET
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (8.05%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.75%) SOAP
3 5 (5.75%) XML
4 4 (4.60%) Middleware
4 4 (4.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.30%) CSS
6 2 (2.30%) HTML
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.15%) LAMP
7 1 (1.15%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (8.05%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.60%) Clustering
3 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) User Experience
4 3 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) DevOps
2 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.09%) Information Security
4 12 (13.79%) Migration
5 11 (12.64%) ETL
6 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 9 (10.34%) ITIL
8 8 (9.20%) Analytics
8 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.20%) Open Source
8 8 (9.20%) Security Architecture
8 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.20%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (8.05%) Identity Access Management
9 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Automation
9 7 (8.05%) Security Operations
9 7 (8.05%) SOA
9 7 (8.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) C#
2 12 (13.79%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) Python
4 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) CISSP
2 6 (6.90%) CISM
2 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (4.60%) ISEB
4 4 (4.60%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.60%) PMP
4 4 (4.60%) SANS
4 4 (4.60%) SSCP
5 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CEPT
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) EC-Council LPT
6 1 (1.15%) GIAC
6 1 (1.15%) GPEN
6 1 (1.15%) GXPN
6 1 (1.15%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (4.60%) GDPR
2 4 (4.60%) HIPAA
2 4 (4.60%) NCSC
2 4 (4.60%) NIST
3 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.15%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) Docker
3 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) Ansible
2 9 (10.34%) Terraform
3 8 (9.20%) Puppet
4 7 (8.05%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.45%) HP ALM
6 2 (2.30%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.15%) Kibana
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) SAP
3 7 (8.05%) Google
3 7 (8.05%) IBM
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle
4 6 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (6.90%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) Twitter
6 3 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Splunk
8 1 (1.15%) CA
8 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.15%) FireEye
8 1 (1.15%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.15%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec