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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 44 76 120
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 68 44 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.52% 1.80% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.17% 20.47% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 3
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
199 215 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.29% 8.80% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 133 54
Median daily rate £475 £411 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £190 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.54% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 January 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 January 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 +9 30 £475 +5.55% 1
Bracknell +7 5 £475 +8.57%
Slough +9 4 £431 +1.47% 1
Windsor +5 4 £500 +25.00%
Wokingham - 4 £500 - 2
Maidenhead -9 2 £535 +32.09% 2
Newbury - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 60 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.01%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
3 35 (26.72%) Windows
4 32 (24.43%) Office 365
5 29 (22.14%) .NET
5 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
6 28 (21.37%) SQL
7 26 (19.85%) Migration
8 22 (16.79%) C#
9 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
10 18 (13.74%) PowerShell
11 17 (12.98%) IaaS
12 16 (12.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (12.21%) PaaS
12 16 (12.21%) CRM
13 15 (11.45%) VMware
13 15 (11.45%) Dynamics CRM
14 14 (10.69%) DevOps
14 14 (10.69%) SharePoint
14 14 (10.69%) ERP
15 13 (9.92%) Java
15 13 (9.92%) Firewall
15 13 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (9.92%) Finance
15 13 (9.92%) Docker
16 12 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (9.16%) Presales
16 12 (9.16%) Web Services
17 11 (8.40%) Linux

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 14 (10.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.40%) OpenStack
3 8 (6.11%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.58%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.05%) Confluence
5 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.05%) Tuxedo
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.29%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.76%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.76%) nginx
8 1 (0.76%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project
2 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.76%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.01%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (24.43%) Office 365
3 17 (12.98%) IaaS
4 16 (12.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (12.21%) PaaS
5 6 (4.58%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (4.58%) SoftLayer
6 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.29%) Yammer
8 2 (1.53%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.76%) iTunes
9 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) Firewall
2 7 (5.34%) DNS
2 7 (5.34%) LAN
2 7 (5.34%) WAN
3 6 (4.58%) Skype
4 4 (3.05%) NetScaler
4 4 (3.05%) Network Security
4 4 (3.05%) VoIP
4 4 (3.05%) VSAN
5 3 (2.29%) MPLS
5 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.29%) VPN
5 3 (2.29%) WLAN
6 2 (1.53%) SAN
6 2 (1.53%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.76%) VLAN
7 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (9.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (3.05%) GIS
6 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.29%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.53%) Power BI
8 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Vagrant
2 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.82%) JIRA
5 4 (3.05%) MSTest
5 4 (3.05%) Selenium
6 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.29%) Grunt
6 3 (2.29%) NSubstitute
6 3 (2.29%) NUnit
6 3 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.53%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.53%) Bower
7 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.76%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (9.92%) Finance
2 8 (6.11%) Marketing
3 6 (4.58%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Advertising
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Architect
2 30 (22.90%) Consultant
3 15 (11.45%) Cloud Architect
3 15 (11.45%) Developer
4 12 (9.16%) Azure Consultant
5 10 (7.63%) Azure Architect
6 9 (6.87%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.34%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Azure Developer
8 6 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Migration Consultant
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.82%) Data Consultant
9 5 (3.82%) Integration Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Office 365 Architect
9 5 (3.82%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.82%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.14%) .NET
2 12 (9.16%) Web Services
3 11 (8.40%) WCF
4 10 (7.63%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.87%) Middleware
6 7 (5.34%) HTML
7 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.58%) XML
8 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.82%) CSS
8 5 (3.82%) REST
9 4 (3.05%) jQuery
9 4 (3.05%) Kafka
9 4 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (3.05%) SOAP
10 3 (2.29%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.29%) HTML5
10 3 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.53%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Hybrid Cloud
1 9 (6.87%) Public Cloud
2 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.82%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.05%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
6 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.72%) Windows
2 11 (8.40%) Linux
3 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.34%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.82%) Android
5 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.05%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.29%) CentOS
7 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.29%) Unix
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) Solaris
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) Migration
2 16 (12.21%) CRM
3 14 (10.69%) DevOps
3 14 (10.69%) ERP
4 12 (9.16%) Presales
5 10 (7.63%) Project Management
5 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.87%) Data Migration
7 8 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.11%) Complex ETL
7 8 (6.11%) ETL
7 8 (6.11%) Multithreading
8 7 (5.34%) OO
8 7 (5.34%) SOA
9 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.58%) Time Management
10 5 (3.82%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.82%) Converged Infrastructure
10 5 (3.82%) Scrum
11 4 (3.05%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.37%) SQL
2 22 (16.79%) C#
3 18 (13.74%) PowerShell
4 13 (9.92%) Java
5 9 (6.87%) Python
6 7 (5.34%) Perl
6 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.82%) Ruby
8 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.29%) C
10 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.53%) PHP
10 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.53%) XAML
11 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) MCSE
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.05%) CISSP
3 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.05%) VCDX
4 3 (2.29%) CCNP
4 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.53%) CCNA
5 2 (1.53%) MCP
5 2 (1.53%) MCSA
6 1 (0.76%) CRISC
6 1 (0.76%) GPEN
6 1 (0.76%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.76%) GXPN
6 1 (0.76%) OSCE
6 1 (0.76%) OSCP
6 1 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.92%) Docker
3 10 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.11%) vSphere
6 5 (3.82%) vCloud
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) Ansible
2 10 (7.63%) Puppet
3 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.58%) vRealize
5 3 (2.29%) Consul
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.29%) Pingdom
5 3 (2.29%) SCCM
5 3 (2.29%) Terraform
6 2 (1.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.53%) SCOM
6 2 (1.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.76%) Kibana
7 1 (0.76%) Nessus
7 1 (0.76%) Netcool
7 1 (0.76%) Nmap
7 1 (0.76%) Salt
7 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 60 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) VMware
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco
4 9 (6.87%) Oracle
5 6 (4.58%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.82%) Nimsoft
7 4 (3.05%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.05%) Citrix
8 3 (2.29%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.29%) IBM
8 3 (2.29%) PagerDuty
9 2 (1.53%) Google
9 2 (1.53%) Samsung
9 2 (1.53%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.76%) AppSense
10 1 (0.76%) CA
10 1 (0.76%) EMC
10 1 (0.76%) Mercator
10 1 (0.76%) NetApp
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
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