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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 39 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.76% 2.33% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.39% 23.40% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Median daily rate £300 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 23 47 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 4.35% 9.94% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 14
Median daily rate £513 £438 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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 25 June 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 -7 2 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Microsoft Azure
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Mobile First
4 3 (27.27%) Fintech
4 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API

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 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Hudson
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) Angular 2
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile First
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
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