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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 55 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 1.13% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.63% 26.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Median daily rate £450 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £402 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +0.43%
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
Scotland

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
54 64 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.95% 4.24% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 17
Median daily rate £400 £300 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £272 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +44.73%

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 8 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
1 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 11 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (32.26%) DNS
4 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) DHCP
6 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (25.81%) VMware
6 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
6 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (25.81%) IaaS
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 7 (22.58%) DevOps
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
7 7 (22.58%) Linux
8 6 (19.35%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) HTML
9 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) Migration
9 5 (16.13%) PaaS
10 4 (12.90%) Open Source
10 4 (12.90%) Puppet
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Liferay
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (25.81%) IaaS
3 5 (16.13%) PaaS
4 4 (12.90%) Office 365
5 1 (3.23%) Bluemix
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 9 (29.03%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) LDAP
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (9.68%) MS Access
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.45%) SQLite
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.23%) Power BI
6 1 (3.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) GitLab
2 2 (6.45%) WinDbg
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.23%) git-flow
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Cloud Architect
2 5 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) D3.js
5 1 (3.23%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PKI
1 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
1 4 (12.90%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Unix
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.45%) VMS
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Open Source
4 4 (12.90%) Workflow
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Kanban
5 3 (9.68%) Multithreading
5 3 (9.68%) MVC
5 3 (9.68%) Prototyping
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
6 2 (6.45%) Microservices
6 2 (6.45%) Server Building
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
4 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.68%) C#
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 3 (9.68%) VBA
4 3 (9.68%) VBScript
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Docker
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.23%) Shibboleth
5 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Fluentd
3 2 (6.45%) Graylog
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) CA
6 2 (6.45%) Splunk
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Varonis
7 1 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (3.23%) CommVault
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) Telerik
7 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.23%) WSO2
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