The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 64 31
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.25% 1.55% 3.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.21% 45.00% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £381 £339 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.54% -20.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £233 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 33 20 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 5.88% 3.44% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 14
Median daily rate £425 £350 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -16.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £236 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in South Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in South Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +22 7 £381 +23.98% 5
Microsoft Azure
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile First
5 3 (21.43%) Fintech
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) Python
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (14.29%) GeoServer
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Hudson
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Environment Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) GIS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile First
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Management
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Go
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Consul
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Pingdom
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) PagerDuty