The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 55 63 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 59 51 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 2.00% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.21% 22.17% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 9
Median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
234 230 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.71% 9.03% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 122 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £404 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £17.06 £14.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.66% -63.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £13.25 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £27.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.64%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +5 20 £400 -8.57% 6
Bracknell +11 7 £475 +8.57% 1
Maidenhead -7 4 £618 +53.70% 2
Wokingham - 4 £500 - 1
Windsor +2 2 £500 +25.00%
Slough +7 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 54 (38.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.57%) Office 365
3 42 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (21.43%) .NET
5 29 (20.71%) Active Directory
6 26 (18.57%) Project Management
6 26 (18.57%) Windows
7 25 (17.86%) SQL Server
7 25 (17.86%) C#
8 24 (17.14%) SQL
8 24 (17.14%) Migration
9 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
9 22 (15.71%) Skype for Business
9 22 (15.71%) Skype
10 20 (14.29%) OpenStack
11 16 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (10.00%) VMware
12 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 13 (9.29%) Oracle
13 13 (9.29%) Firewall
13 13 (9.29%) DevOps
14 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
14 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET
15 11 (7.86%) HTML
15 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (7.14%) Presales
16 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
16 10 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (7.14%) Spanish Language
16 10 (7.14%) Middleware

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 22 (15.71%) SharePoint
1 22 (15.71%) Skype for Business
2 20 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 9 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.43%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (3.57%) Tuxedo
5 4 (2.86%) Confluence
6 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.14%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.71%) nginx
8 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.71%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 47 (33.57%) Office 365
2 42 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.71%) IaaS
5 7 (5.00%) PaaS
6 4 (2.86%) Yammer
7 3 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.43%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.71%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.71%) Skype
2 13 (9.29%) Firewall
3 6 (4.29%) Network Security
4 5 (3.57%) LAN
4 5 (3.57%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) DNS
5 3 (2.14%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.14%) VoIP
6 2 (1.43%) MPLS
6 2 (1.43%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.43%) WLAN
7 1 (0.71%) Internet
7 1 (0.71%) SAN
7 1 (0.71%) SMTP
7 1 (0.71%) SSL
7 1 (0.71%) VLAN
7 1 (0.71%) VPN
7 1 (0.71%) Wireless
7 1 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.86%) GIS
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.14%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.14%) Power BI
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.57%) JIRA
3 5 (3.57%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.86%) MSTest
4 4 (2.86%) Selenium
5 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.14%) Grunt
5 3 (2.14%) NSubstitute
5 3 (2.14%) NUnit
5 3 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.43%) Bower
6 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.71%) GDB
7 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.14%) Spanish Language
2 7 (5.00%) Marketing
3 6 (4.29%) Finance
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
5 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (27.86%) Architect
2 25 (17.86%) Consultant
3 22 (15.71%) Cloud Architect
4 17 (12.14%) Developer
4 17 (12.14%) Security Architect
5 15 (10.71%) Azure Architect
6 13 (9.29%) Onboarding Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Azure Consultant
8 8 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Azure Developer
10 6 (4.29%) AWS Architect
10 6 (4.29%) Office 365 Architect
11 5 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.86%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Cloud Consultant
12 4 (2.86%) Integration Specialist
12 4 (2.86%) Office 365 Consultant
12 4 (2.86%) SQL Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.43%) .NET
2 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.86%) HTML
4 10 (7.14%) Middleware
5 9 (6.43%) CSS
5 9 (6.43%) WCF
6 8 (5.71%) Web Services
7 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (4.29%) XML
8 5 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.86%) jQuery
9 4 (2.86%) Kafka
9 4 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.86%) REST
9 4 (2.86%) SOAP
10 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.14%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (2.14%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.14%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Blog
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.71%) PKI
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
6 1 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.57%) Windows
2 9 (6.43%) Linux
3 6 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.14%) Android
5 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.14%) CentOS
5 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.14%) Unix
6 2 (1.43%) Solaris
6 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.71%) VMS
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.57%) Project Management
2 24 (17.14%) Migration
3 13 (9.29%) DevOps
4 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.14%) Presales
6 8 (5.71%) SOA
7 7 (5.00%) CRM
7 7 (5.00%) Identity Management
7 7 (5.00%) OO
8 6 (4.29%) Analytics
8 6 (4.29%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (4.29%) Service Management
8 6 (4.29%) Time Management
9 5 (3.57%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.57%) MVC
9 5 (3.57%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.86%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.86%) ERP
10 4 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) C#
2 24 (17.14%) SQL
3 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.71%) Java
4 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.14%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) PHP
7 2 (1.43%) XAML
8 1 (0.71%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) COBOL
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) CISSP
2 4 (2.86%) MCSE
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.43%) CCNP
4 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.43%) MCP
4 2 (1.43%) MCSA
4 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) CCNA
5 1 (0.71%) CCSP
5 1 (0.71%) CFA
5 1 (0.71%) CISMP
5 1 (0.71%) CRISC
5 1 (0.71%) GWAPT
5 1 (0.71%) GXPN
5 1 (0.71%) MCSD
5 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.71%) Docker
2 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.71%) vCloud
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) Ansible
2 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.86%) Puppet
3 3 (2.14%) Consul
3 3 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.14%) Pingdom
3 3 (2.14%) SCCM
3 3 (2.14%) Terraform
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.71%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.71%) Kibana
5 1 (0.71%) Mesos
5 1 (0.71%) Netcool
5 1 (0.71%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.71%) vMotion
Vendors
1 54 (38.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) VMware
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco
5 5 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.14%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.14%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.43%) Google
8 2 (1.43%) HP
8 2 (1.43%) IBM
8 2 (1.43%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.71%) AppSense
9 1 (0.71%) Citrix
9 1 (0.71%) EMC
9 1 (0.71%) Mercator
9 1 (0.71%) NetApp
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.71%) Telerik
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