Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 29 50
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 107 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.38% 5.50% 1.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 60.80% 44.30% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 23 7
Cardiff median daily rate £550 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% +7.14% -5.08%
10th Percentile £350 £311 £282
90th Percentile £756 £475 £440
South Wales median daily rate £550 £375 £431
% change year-on-year +46.67% -13.04% +18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £31.39 -
% change year-on-year +11.50% - -

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 176 79 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.37% 12.42% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 47 26
Cardiff median daily rate £525 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -1.82% +26.92%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £280
90th Percentile £741 £488 £506
South Wales median daily rate £475 £410 £475
% change year-on-year +15.85% -13.68% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.84% +40.00% -52.63%
10th Percentile £23.75 £13.15 £10.53
90th Percentile £136.75 £18.75 £12.18
South Wales median hourly rate £26.25 £17.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year +50.00% +55.56% -52.63%

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 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 68 (63.55%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (42.06%) Microsoft
3 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (35.51%) DevOps
5 26 (24.30%) Security Architecture
6 24 (22.43%) SaaS
7 23 (21.50%) Scrum
7 23 (21.50%) SQL
7 23 (21.50%) Microservices
8 22 (20.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
9 21 (19.63%) Open Source
9 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
10 20 (18.69%) Python
10 20 (18.69%) Terraform
11 19 (17.76%) JIRA
12 18 (16.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (16.82%) .NET
12 18 (16.82%) Data Modelling
12 18 (16.82%) Migration
13 17 (15.89%) Java
13 17 (15.89%) Git (software)
13 17 (15.89%) PaaS
13 17 (15.89%) IaaS
13 17 (15.89%) Confluence
14 15 (14.02%) Project Management
14 15 (14.02%) Identity Management
15 14 (13.08%) Finance
15 14 (13.08%) CISSP
15 14 (13.08%) C#

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 17 (15.89%) Confluence
2 8 (7.48%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (4.67%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.80%) Apache
5 2 (1.87%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (63.55%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (22.43%) SaaS
3 22 (20.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (15.89%) IaaS
4 17 (15.89%) PaaS
5 10 (9.35%) Office 365
6 8 (7.48%) Serverless
7 4 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.87%) NuGet
9 1 (0.93%) GitHub
9 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.61%) DNS
3 5 (4.67%) Firewall
3 5 (4.67%) Internet
4 4 (3.74%) SSH
5 3 (2.80%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) NAS
6 1 (0.93%) SAN
6 1 (0.93%) Skype
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) Big Data
2 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.67%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.74%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.74%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.80%) MySQL
6 2 (1.87%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.76%) JIRA
3 18 (16.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 17 (15.89%) Git (software)
5 13 (12.15%) Maven
6 11 (10.28%) Artifactory
7 8 (7.48%) JUnit
8 3 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.80%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.87%) Ant
9 2 (1.87%) Hudson
9 2 (1.87%) Subversion
9 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (43.93%) Architect
2 17 (15.89%) Developer
3 16 (14.95%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (11.21%) Consultant
4 12 (11.21%) Security Architect
4 12 (11.21%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (10.28%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.54%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Data Architect
11 3 (2.80%) Azure Architect
11 3 (2.80%) DevOps Architect
11 3 (2.80%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) .NET
2 11 (10.28%) AngularJS
3 10 (9.35%) Node.js
3 10 (9.35%) SOAP
3 10 (9.35%) Web Services
4 8 (7.48%) Hibernate
4 8 (7.48%) J2EE
4 8 (7.48%) JMS
4 8 (7.48%) JSF
4 8 (7.48%) Spring
4 8 (7.48%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.80%) CSS
6 3 (2.80%) HTML
6 3 (2.80%) LDAP
6 3 (2.80%) OAuth
6 3 (2.80%) React
7 2 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Cloud Native
2 9 (8.41%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.54%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.21%) Linux
2 10 (9.35%) Windows
3 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Debian
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.51%) DevOps
3 26 (24.30%) Security Architecture
4 23 (21.50%) Microservices
4 23 (21.50%) Scrum
5 21 (19.63%) Open Source
6 18 (16.82%) Data Modelling
6 18 (16.82%) Migration
7 15 (14.02%) Identity Management
7 15 (14.02%) Project Management
8 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.08%) Test Automation
9 13 (12.15%) Data Transformation
10 12 (11.21%) Kanban
10 12 (11.21%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (10.28%) TOGAF
12 10 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (8.41%) Information Security
13 9 (8.41%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.50%) SQL
2 20 (18.69%) Python
3 17 (15.89%) Java
4 14 (13.08%) C#
5 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.35%) Java 8
7 8 (7.48%) Groovy
8 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.74%) Perl
11 3 (2.80%) R
11 3 (2.80%) Ruby
12 2 (1.87%) Java 9
12 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.93%) C++
13 1 (0.93%) Scala
13 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) CISSP
1 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.28%) AWS Certification
3 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.41%) CISM
5 4 (3.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.80%) SSCP
7 2 (1.87%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.87%) CRISC
7 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.87%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.93%) GIAC
8 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.93%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.87%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (11.21%) Docker
2 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.80%) iptables
3 3 (2.80%) NFS
4 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (18.69%) Terraform
2 13 (12.15%) Ansible
2 13 (12.15%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.21%) Kubernetes
4 9 (8.41%) Puppet
5 4 (3.74%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.87%) Mesos
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.87%) SCCM
7 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 45 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.21%) Google
3 5 (4.67%) SAP
4 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.74%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.74%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.87%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.93%) Juniper
6 1 (0.93%) Micro Focus
6 1 (0.93%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.93%) Teradata
6 1 (0.93%) Veeam