Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 73 82
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.70% 2.21% 2.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.49% 14.98% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 30
Wales median daily rate £400 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +31.03% -3.33%
10th Percentile £311 £334 £286
90th Percentile £475 £618 £453
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +44.23%

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 Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 194 207 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.36% 14.78% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 133 73
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +37.93% -9.38%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £263
90th Percentile £588 £617 £455
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -49.47% -
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
% change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Wales

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
South Wales +16 27 £388 -13.89% 12
West Wales 0 1 - - 2
North Wales - 1 £385 - 2
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
4 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.00%) .NET
7 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
7 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (18.75%) VMware
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (15.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (15.63%) Office 365
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (15.63%) ITIL
9 5 (15.63%) ETL
9 5 (15.63%) Migration
9 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (12.50%) Clustering
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.50%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.50%) Oracle
10 4 (12.50%) Linux

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.25%) Confluence
1 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) Office 365
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) BGP
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) IPsec
2 1 (3.13%) Junos
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) MPLS
2 1 (3.13%) OSPF
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (15.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (6.25%) Power BI
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.25%) SSDT
8 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.13%) MySQL
8 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (6.25%) NuGet
4 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.13%) Ant
5 1 (3.13%) Hudson
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) DBA
3 7 (21.88%) SQL DBA
4 6 (18.75%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared DBA
5 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Security Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.25%) React
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Fintech
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ETL
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
1 5 (15.63%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) DevOps
2 4 (12.50%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) MVC
3 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (6.25%) Information Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Use Case
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCDA
3 1 (3.13%) CCDP
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CISM
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) SAP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper