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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 42 76 127
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +51
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 68 49 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.37% 1.95% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.77% 23.44% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 2
Median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

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
221 209 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.95% 8.30% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 140 55
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £10.25 £21.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.87% +14.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.52%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 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
Reading +19 32 £475 +18.75% 10
Bracknell +4 5 £513 +15.49% 1
Maidenhead -6 4 £480 +18.51%
Slough +9 3 £500 +21.95% 1
Windsor +4 3 £500 +25.00%
Newbury +2 2 £375 - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 61 (46.92%) Microsoft
2 42 (32.31%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (29.23%) Windows
4 35 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 33 (25.38%) Migration
6 31 (23.85%) .NET
6 31 (23.85%) Office 365
7 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
8 22 (16.92%) SQL
8 22 (16.92%) CRM
8 22 (16.92%) IaaS
9 21 (16.15%) PaaS
9 21 (16.15%) ERP
9 21 (16.15%) C#
9 21 (16.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 20 (15.38%) PowerShell
11 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
12 18 (13.85%) Web Services
13 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
13 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (13.08%) Finance
13 17 (13.08%) DevOps
14 16 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (10.77%) VMware
15 14 (10.77%) WCF
15 14 (10.77%) Firewall
16 13 (10.00%) Docker
16 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (10.00%) Puppet
17 12 (9.23%) Relational Database

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 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.46%) OpenStack
3 7 (5.38%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.62%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.08%) Confluence
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.77%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) nginx
8 1 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Project
3 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (16.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (32.31%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (23.85%) Office 365
3 22 (16.92%) IaaS
4 21 (16.15%) PaaS
5 16 (12.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (5.38%) IBM Cloud
6 7 (5.38%) SoftLayer
7 6 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.31%) Yammer
10 2 (1.54%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.77%) iTunes
11 1 (0.77%) SaaS
11 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) Firewall
2 8 (6.15%) LAN
2 8 (6.15%) WAN
3 7 (5.38%) DNS
4 5 (3.85%) Network Security
4 5 (3.85%) Skype
5 4 (3.08%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.08%) VoIP
5 4 (3.08%) VSAN
6 3 (2.31%) MPLS
6 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.31%) VPN
6 3 (2.31%) WLAN
7 2 (1.54%) SAN
7 2 (1.54%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.77%) SSL
8 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (9.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.08%) GIS
5 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.77%) Big Data
8 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Vagrant
2 8 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.85%) JIRA
5 4 (3.08%) MSTest
5 4 (3.08%) Selenium
6 3 (2.31%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.31%) Grunt
6 3 (2.31%) NSubstitute
6 3 (2.31%) NUnit
6 3 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.54%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.54%) Bower
7 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.77%) GDB
8 1 (0.77%) Gerrit
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Marketing
3 6 (4.62%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.31%) Billing
6 2 (1.54%) Advertising
6 2 (1.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Architect
2 31 (23.85%) Consultant
3 18 (13.85%) Developer
4 14 (10.77%) Azure Consultant
4 14 (10.77%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Migration Consultant
7 8 (6.15%) Azure Architect
7 8 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Integration Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Azure Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Data Consultant
8 7 (5.38%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.62%) Office 365 Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Data Migration Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) .NET
2 18 (13.85%) Web Services
3 14 (10.77%) WCF
4 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.38%) HTML
6 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (3.85%) CSS
6 5 (3.85%) Middleware
6 5 (3.85%) REST
6 5 (3.85%) XML
7 4 (3.08%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.08%) HTML5
7 4 (3.08%) jQuery
7 4 (3.08%) Kafka
7 4 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.08%) SOAP
8 3 (2.31%) CSS3
8 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.54%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
1 10 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.85%) FlexPod
2 5 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.54%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.77%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.23%) Windows
2 12 (9.23%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.85%) Android
5 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.08%) Unix
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.31%) CentOS
7 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.77%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.77%) Solaris
9 1 (0.77%) VMS
9 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) Migration
2 22 (16.92%) CRM
3 21 (16.15%) ERP
4 17 (13.08%) DevOps
5 12 (9.23%) Complex ETL
5 12 (9.23%) Data Migration
5 12 (9.23%) ETL
5 12 (9.23%) Multithreading
6 11 (8.46%) Presales
7 9 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.15%) OO
9 6 (4.62%) Project Management
9 6 (4.62%) SOA
9 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
10 5 (3.85%) Information Security
10 5 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.85%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.92%) SQL
2 21 (16.15%) C#
3 20 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.46%) Java
5 9 (6.92%) Python
6 7 (5.38%) Perl
6 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.85%) Ruby
9 3 (2.31%) C
10 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.54%) PHP
10 2 (1.54%) XAML
11 1 (0.77%) C++
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) MCSE
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.62%) CISSP
4 4 (3.08%) CCNP
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) VCDX
5 3 (2.31%) CCNA
5 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) CISA
6 2 (1.54%) CISM
6 2 (1.54%) MCP
6 2 (1.54%) MCSA
6 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.54%) PMP
6 2 (1.54%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.54%) SANS
7 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.77%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.85%) SLA
3 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.77%) GDPR
4 1 (0.77%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.00%) Docker
3 9 (6.92%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.15%) vSphere
5 5 (3.85%) vCloud
6 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Puppet
2 12 (9.23%) Ansible
3 11 (8.46%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.62%) vRealize
5 3 (2.31%) Consul
5 3 (2.31%) Pingdom
5 3 (2.31%) Terraform
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.54%) WSUS
7 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.77%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.77%) Nagios
7 1 (0.77%) Nessus
7 1 (0.77%) Netcool
7 1 (0.77%) Nmap
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.77%) SCCM
7 1 (0.77%) SCOM
7 1 (0.77%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (46.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.77%) VMware
3 10 (7.69%) Cisco
4 6 (4.62%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.85%) Nimsoft
6 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.08%) Citrix
7 3 (2.31%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.31%) Google
7 3 (2.31%) IBM
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle
7 3 (2.31%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.54%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.54%) Samsung
8 2 (1.54%) SAP
8 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.77%) CA
9 1 (0.77%) EMC
9 1 (0.77%) Mercator
9 1 (0.77%) NetApp
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago