The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 51 66 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.48% 1.61% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.55% 30.67% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +7.13%
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 Edinburgh region.

Cloud Services Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
47 75 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.84% 5.26% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 18
Median daily rate £425 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £227 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £412
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 14 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (26.67%) DHCP
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (23.33%) VMware
8 7 (23.33%) .NET
8 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (23.33%) IaaS
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
9 6 (20.00%) DevOps
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 5 (16.67%) C#
10 5 (16.67%) MVC
10 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (16.67%) Puppet
11 4 (13.33%) High Availability

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Liferay
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (23.33%) IaaS
3 4 (13.33%) Office 365
3 4 (13.33%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) WinDbg
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.33%) git-flow
2 1 (3.33%) GitLab
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.33%) Java EE
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
5 1 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PKI
1 4 (13.33%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.67%) VMS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) MVC
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Open Source
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Kanban
6 2 (6.67%) Microservices
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Server Building
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Delphi
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CISSP
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Docker
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Shibboleth
5 1 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (13.33%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.33%) Fluentd
4 1 (3.33%) Graylog
4 1 (3.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) CA
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec
4 2 (6.67%) Varonis
5 1 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (3.33%) Borland
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) CommVault
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Verint
5 1 (3.33%) WSO2