Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 64 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 27 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.87% 2.15% 2.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.23% 23.30% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 28
South Wales median daily rate £388 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £311 £320 £306
90th Percentile £458 £525 £458
Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £363
% change year-on-year -15.79% +31.03% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 107 103 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.36% 9.24% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 58
South Wales median daily rate £425 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% -7.89%
10th Percentile £300 £324 £296
90th Percentile £504 £575 £450
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £363
% change year-on-year -10.00% +37.93% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £11.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -51.58% -
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -49.47% -

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +7 21 £413 +17.86% 7
Caerphilly - 3 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
5 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (18.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (18.52%) ETL
8 5 (18.52%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) Clustering
9 4 (14.81%) MVC
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) IaaS
9 4 (14.81%) High Availability
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016

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 (7.41%) Confluence
1 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) IaaS
3 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) IPsec
2 1 (3.70%) Junos
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (18.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (7.41%) Power BI
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (7.41%) SSDT
8 1 (3.70%) MySQL
8 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) NuGet
3 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.70%) Ant
4 1 (3.70%) Hudson
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) DBA
3 7 (25.93%) SQL DBA
4 5 (18.52%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared DBA
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (7.41%) React
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Fintech
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ETL
2 4 (14.81%) High Availability
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Case Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) SIEM
4 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCDA
3 1 (3.70%) CCDP
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper