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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 72 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.28% 0.42% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.00% 19.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £353 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £403
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.38 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-32.37% +122.85%
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
60 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.11% 2.16% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 14
Median daily rate £388 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £330 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 30 August 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 21 (65.63%) PaaS
2 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 18 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 17 (53.13%) Migration
5 15 (46.88%) DevOps
6 14 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (43.75%) Legal
6 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
7 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (40.63%) Ansible
7 13 (40.63%) Docker
7 13 (40.63%) Puppet
7 13 (40.63%) Splunk
8 12 (37.50%) Python
9 11 (34.38%) Windows
9 11 (34.38%) Perl
9 11 (34.38%) MSBuild
9 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
9 11 (34.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (34.38%) TeamCity
9 11 (34.38%) Ruby
9 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (28.13%) Bourne shell
10 9 (28.13%) 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 5 (15.63%) Apache
1 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (65.63%) PaaS
2 14 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (28.13%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) Bluemix
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) NAS
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.25%) SQLite
4 1 (3.13%) Power BI
4 1 (3.13%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
1 11 (34.38%) MSBuild
1 11 (34.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (34.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) GitLab
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 14 (43.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (28.13%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (21.88%) Azure Architect
5 7 (21.88%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (15.63%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) AWS Architect
8 4 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) DevOps Architect
8 4 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) Developer
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) PowerShell Engineer
10 2 (6.25%) Consultant
10 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
10 2 (6.25%) VBA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 2 (6.25%) MSMQ
5 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Ajax
6 1 (3.13%) D3.js
6 1 (3.13%) Highcharts JS
6 1 (3.13%) HTML5
6 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) VMS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Migration
2 15 (46.88%) DevOps
3 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
4 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
6 3 (9.38%) Open Source
6 3 (9.38%) Prototyping
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) Software Deployment
6 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.38%) Web Development
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) High Availability
7 2 (6.25%) Kanban
7 2 (6.25%) MVC
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 12 (37.50%) Python
3 11 (34.38%) Perl
3 11 (34.38%) Ruby
4 9 (28.13%) Bourne shell
5 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (25.00%) C++
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) Korn
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 5 (15.63%) C#
8 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
8 3 (9.38%) VBA
8 3 (9.38%) VBScript
9 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 2 (6.25%) PHP
9 2 (6.25%) VB
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Docker
2 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Ansible
1 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (40.63%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Fluentd
2 2 (6.25%) Graylog
3 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Splunk
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) Telerik
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO