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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 21 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.58% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.38% 12.90% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £388 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.86% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
52 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.92% 2.13% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 11
Median daily rate £388 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £333 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-35.43% +61.29%

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 2 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (55.32%) MS Excel
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (48.94%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (40.43%) Linux
4 18 (38.30%) PaaS
5 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (36.17%) Finance
5 17 (36.17%) Migration
6 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
6 16 (34.04%) DevOps
7 15 (31.91%) Puppet
7 15 (31.91%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
8 14 (29.79%) Legal
8 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (29.79%) Docker
9 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
10 12 (25.53%) ETL
10 12 (25.53%) Splunk
11 11 (23.40%) MSBuild
11 11 (23.40%) Jenkins
11 11 (23.40%) Ansible
11 11 (23.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (23.40%) Python
11 11 (23.40%) TeamCity
12 10 (21.28%) Ruby
12 10 (21.28%) Oracle
12 10 (21.28%) Windows
12 10 (21.28%) Java
12 10 (21.28%) Perl

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 7 (14.89%) Apache
1 7 (14.89%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) nginx
2 2 (4.26%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (55.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (48.94%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (38.30%) PaaS
3 6 (12.77%) IaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Bluemix
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.26%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DHCP
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) FTP
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) IPsec
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) Skype
4 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (12.77%) HDInsight
5 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.38%) MS Access
6 3 (6.38%) MySQL
6 3 (6.38%) OLTP
7 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.26%) SQLite
8 1 (2.13%) Power BI
8 1 (2.13%) Spotfire
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Jenkins
1 11 (23.40%) MSBuild
1 11 (23.40%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (23.40%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) GitLab
4 1 (2.13%) Hudson
4 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Architect
2 16 (34.04%) Technical Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (19.15%) Azure Architect
5 8 (17.02%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (14.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (14.89%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (12.77%) Integration Architect
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Architect
8 5 (10.64%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (10.64%) Consultant
9 4 (8.51%) AWS Architect
9 4 (8.51%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Developer
9 4 (8.51%) DevOps Architect
9 4 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (8.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) Middleware
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) MSMQ
5 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.26%) Servlets
6 1 (2.13%) Ajax
6 1 (2.13%) D3.js
6 1 (2.13%) Highcharts JS
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
6 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.38%) Unix
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (36.17%) Migration
2 16 (34.04%) DevOps
3 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
5 12 (25.53%) ETL
6 7 (14.89%) SOA
7 5 (10.64%) Microservices
7 5 (10.64%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.38%) Data Analytics
9 3 (6.38%) Kanban
9 3 (6.38%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.38%) Open Source
9 3 (6.38%) Prototyping
9 3 (6.38%) SDLC
9 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.38%) Workflow
10 2 (4.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) PowerShell
2 11 (23.40%) Python
3 10 (21.28%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) Perl
3 10 (21.28%) Ruby
4 9 (19.15%) Bourne shell
5 8 (17.02%) Bash Shell
5 8 (17.02%) C++
5 8 (17.02%) Korn
6 6 (12.77%) SQL
7 5 (10.64%) C#
8 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.38%) VBA
8 3 (6.38%) VBScript
9 2 (4.26%) VB
10 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.13%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Docker
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (31.91%) Puppet
2 11 (23.40%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.13%) Fluentd
3 1 (2.13%) Graylog
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Splunk
3 10 (21.28%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (2.13%) Telerik
6 1 (2.13%) TIBCO