Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 43 51
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 79 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.36% 3.10% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.85% 27.03% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 11 5
Cardiff median daily rate £525 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £287
90th Percentile £675 £475 £425
South Wales median daily rate £525 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +16.13%
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 132 74 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.64% 11.47% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 42 30
Cardiff median daily rate £475 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £304 £301 £313
90th Percentile £659 £488 £525
South Wales median daily rate £456 £425 £469
% change year-on-year +7.22% -9.33% +31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Cardiff median hourly rate £65.00 £16.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% +41.30% -
10th Percentile £25.25 £13.65 £10.55
90th Percentile £108.75 £18.75 £12.65
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +41.30% -

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 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 41 (51.90%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
4 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (27.85%) SQL
5 22 (27.85%) Python
5 22 (27.85%) DevOps
6 17 (21.52%) Java
6 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
6 17 (21.52%) JIRA
7 16 (20.25%) Confluence
7 16 (20.25%) .NET
8 14 (17.72%) C#
8 14 (17.72%) Ansible
9 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
9 13 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.46%) Maven
10 12 (15.19%) AngularJS
11 11 (13.92%) Artifactory
11 11 (13.92%) Docker
11 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.92%) SOAP
11 11 (13.92%) Kubernetes
11 11 (13.92%) Terraform
12 10 (12.66%) Java 8
12 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.66%) Finance
12 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
12 10 (12.66%) Google Cloud Platform

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 16 (20.25%) Confluence
2 8 (10.13%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
3 2 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (51.90%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.66%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (12.66%) IaaS
3 9 (11.39%) Office 365
3 9 (11.39%) PaaS
3 9 (11.39%) SaaS
4 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.06%) Serverless
6 3 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.53%) NuGet
8 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) Firewall
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
4 2 (2.53%) SSH
4 2 (2.53%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.27%) LAN
5 1 (1.27%) NAS
5 1 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) Skype
5 1 (1.27%) VLAN
5 1 (1.27%) VPN
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Big Data
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 5 (6.33%) Apache Hive
3 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.06%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) Power BI
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
1 17 (21.52%) JIRA
2 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (16.46%) Maven
3 11 (13.92%) Artifactory
4 8 (10.13%) JUnit
5 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.80%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.53%) Ant
7 2 (2.53%) CF BOSH
7 2 (2.53%) Hudson
7 2 (2.53%) Subversion
7 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Architect
2 18 (22.78%) Developer
3 12 (15.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (11.39%) Consultant
6 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.59%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.33%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Cloud Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Database Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.80%) Azure Architect
10 3 (3.80%) DevOps Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Office 365 Consultant
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) AngularJS
3 11 (13.92%) SOAP
4 10 (12.66%) Node.js
5 8 (10.13%) Hibernate
5 8 (10.13%) J2EE
5 8 (10.13%) JMS
5 8 (10.13%) JSF
5 8 (10.13%) Spring
5 8 (10.13%) Spring Boot
6 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.06%) Web Services
8 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.80%) CSS
8 3 (3.80%) HTML
8 3 (3.80%) React
9 2 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.53%) OAuth
9 2 (2.53%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) Linux
1 9 (11.39%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.27%) Debian
4 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.85%) DevOps
3 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (11.39%) Project Management
4 9 (11.39%) Security Architecture
5 7 (8.86%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.59%) Microservices
6 6 (7.59%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.59%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (6.33%) High Availability
7 5 (6.33%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.33%) Information Security
7 5 (6.33%) MVC
7 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.06%) Conceptual Models
8 4 (5.06%) Data Management
8 4 (5.06%) Scrum
8 4 (5.06%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) Python
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 17 (21.52%) Java
3 14 (17.72%) C#
4 10 (12.66%) Java 8
4 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
6 8 (10.13%) Groovy
7 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.33%) C++
8 5 (6.33%) Ruby
9 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.80%) R
10 2 (2.53%) Java 9
10 2 (2.53%) Perl
10 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.39%) CISSP
4 4 (5.06%) CISM
4 4 (5.06%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.80%) SSCP
6 2 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) MCP
6 2 (2.53%) PMP
7 1 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.27%) CRISC
7 1 (1.27%) GIAC
7 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.27%) MCITP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) GDPR
2 5 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Docker
2 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.53%) iptables
3 2 (2.53%) NFS
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) Ansible
2 13 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.92%) Kubernetes
3 11 (13.92%) Terraform
4 9 (11.39%) Puppet
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.80%) SCCM
6 2 (2.53%) CSIRT
6 2 (2.53%) Mesos
7 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) SCSM
7 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) Google
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) VMware
4 5 (6.33%) SAP
4 5 (6.33%) Teradata
5 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.06%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.53%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.53%) Remedy
7 2 (2.53%) Tableau
8 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.27%) Citrix
8 1 (1.27%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.27%) Juniper
8 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.27%) Twitter
8 1 (1.27%) Veeam