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 3 months to 27 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 42 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 +26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.45% 2.51% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.32% 21.54% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
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 Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 37 65 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 5.95% 11.67% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 32
Median daily rate £475 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
South Wales -9 5 £356 -10.93% 2
West Wales -2 3 £475 -18.45% 3
North Wales - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Mobile First
5 3 (17.65%) Fintech
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (11.76%) Office 365
6 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Puppet

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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.88%) Ajax
5 1 (5.88%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
5 1 (5.88%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile First
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (17.65%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Case Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) BMC
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
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