The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 55 165 283
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +118
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1802 759 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.83% 1.52% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.91% 21.39% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 543 295
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.71% +30.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £12.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5830 3549 2476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.38% 7.09% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 2453 1689
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £404 £420
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 54 54
Median hourly rate £18.75 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £85.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +52.77%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +95 931 £488 +8.33% 200
South East +60 279 £450 - 90
West Midlands +62 178 £404 -19.20% 18
North West +72 110 £425 - 33
Yorkshire +29 80 £450 +20.00% 17
East of England +36 72 £370 -17.77% 38
East Midlands +35 62 £489 +30.40% 14
South West +27 62 £438 +20.68% 28
North East -18 30 £350 -8.19% 13
Midlands +7 6 £600 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 1398 (40.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1350 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 1092 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
4 927 (26.78%) .NET
5 899 (25.98%) Windows
6 774 (22.36%) DevOps
7 725 (20.95%) C#
8 656 (18.95%) SQL Server
9 652 (18.84%) Office 365
10 646 (18.67%) Active Directory
11 630 (18.20%) SQL
12 563 (16.27%) JavaScript
13 501 (14.48%) Migration
14 469 (13.55%) PowerShell
15 468 (13.52%) TDD
16 463 (13.38%) Linux
17 454 (13.12%) Java
18 430 (12.42%) VMware
19 413 (11.93%) ASP.NET
20 401 (11.59%) MVC
21 400 (11.56%) Web Services
22 393 (11.36%) HTML
23 387 (11.18%) IaaS
24 383 (11.07%) Scrum
25 373 (10.78%) PaaS
26 371 (10.72%) CSS
26 371 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
26 371 (10.72%) Windows Server
27 362 (10.46%) Puppet
28 356 (10.29%) Git (software)

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 354 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 170 (4.91%) Skype for Business
3 164 (4.74%) IIS
4 154 (4.45%) OpenStack
5 146 (4.22%) Elasticsearch
6 112 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
7 107 (3.09%) MS Exchange
8 99 (2.86%) Confluence
9 92 (2.66%) Tomcat
10 81 (2.34%) Apache
11 72 (2.08%) Apache Spark
11 72 (2.08%) CMS
12 56 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 47 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 44 (1.27%) nginx
14 44 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
16 35 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
17 34 (0.98%) Apache Pig
18 32 (0.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 341 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.44%) MS Office
3 15 (0.43%) MS Project
4 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.12%) SPSS
10 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.029%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 148 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.087%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.058%) assyst
8 2 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.058%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.058%) Unica
8 2 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.058%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.029%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1398 (40.39%) Amazon AWS
2 652 (18.84%) Office 365
3 387 (11.18%) IaaS
4 373 (10.78%) PaaS
5 232 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 182 (5.26%) SaaS
7 137 (3.96%) GitHub
8 124 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
9 102 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
10 99 (2.86%) Yammer
11 72 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
12 67 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 57 (1.65%) OneDrive
14 47 (1.36%) OpenShift
15 38 (1.10%) Amazon S3
16 31 (0.90%) Heroku
17 28 (0.81%) CloudBees
18 24 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (0.66%) TestFlight
20 21 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (6.47%) Firewall
2 205 (5.92%) DNS
3 131 (3.79%) VPN
4 125 (3.61%) Skype
5 119 (3.44%) WAN
6 109 (3.15%) LAN
7 105 (3.03%) HTTP
8 98 (2.83%) TCP/IP
9 91 (2.63%) DHCP
10 77 (2.22%) Network Security
11 71 (2.05%) SAN
12 65 (1.88%) Kerberos
13 55 (1.59%) Wireless
14 53 (1.53%) Internet
15 49 (1.42%) LDAP
16 40 (1.16%) SSL
17 35 (1.01%) MQTT
17 35 (1.01%) VLAN
18 32 (0.92%) MPLS
19 30 (0.87%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 656 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 190 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 182 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 151 (4.36%) Hadoop
5 137 (3.96%) Big Data
6 132 (3.81%) MySQL
7 117 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 114 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 101 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
9 101 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 93 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 91 (2.63%) Power BI
12 75 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
13 71 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 66 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
15 63 (1.82%) Relational Database
16 61 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
17 59 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 56 (1.62%) Couchbase
19 53 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 356 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 319 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 175 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 169 (4.88%) JIRA
5 153 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 152 (4.39%) Visual Studio
7 145 (4.19%) TeamCity
8 76 (2.20%) Selenium
9 75 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 73 (2.11%) JUnit
11 71 (2.05%) Subversion
12 70 (2.02%) Maven
13 52 (1.50%) Vagrant
14 43 (1.24%) Mockito
15 42 (1.21%) SonarQube
16 40 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
17 37 (1.07%) Spock
18 35 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 35 (1.01%) NUnit
19 33 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 304 (8.78%) Finance
2 175 (5.06%) Retail
3 98 (2.83%) Advertising
4 86 (2.48%) Banking
5 63 (1.82%) Marketing
6 56 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 44 (1.27%) Legal
8 42 (1.21%) Publishing
9 40 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.64%) Back Office
11 19 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.55%) Games
12 18 (0.52%) Billing
13 12 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.35%) Electronics
14 10 (0.29%) Law
14 10 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.23%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 879 (25.40%) Developer
2 762 (22.02%) Architect
3 319 (9.22%) Consultant
4 315 (9.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 311 (8.99%) .NET Developer
6 255 (7.37%) Cloud Architect
7 233 (6.73%) Azure Architect
8 209 (6.04%) C# Developer
9 192 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
10 178 (5.14%) Azure Engineer
11 159 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 158 (4.57%) Azure Developer
13 151 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 150 (4.33%) Senior Developer
15 143 (4.13%) Azure Consultant
16 128 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
16 128 (3.70%) Java Developer
17 124 (3.58%) Project Manager
18 119 (3.44%) Analyst
19 107 (3.09%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (26.78%) .NET
2 413 (11.93%) ASP.NET
3 400 (11.56%) Web Services
4 393 (11.36%) HTML
5 371 (10.72%) CSS
6 321 (9.27%) AngularJS
7 250 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 234 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 217 (6.27%) REST
10 195 (5.63%) JSON
11 178 (5.14%) .NET Framework
12 176 (5.09%) jQuery
13 158 (4.57%) RESTful
14 151 (4.36%) HTML5
15 150 (4.33%) Node.js
16 130 (3.76%) SOAP
17 118 (3.41%) WCF
18 117 (3.38%) XML
19 107 (3.09%) React
20 101 (2.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 250 (7.22%) Public Cloud
2 238 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 162 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 114 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 105 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 99 (2.86%) User Experience
7 72 (2.08%) Private Cloud
8 65 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 49 (1.42%) PKI
11 46 (1.33%) Management Information System
12 40 (1.16%) Replication
13 36 (1.04%) Clustering
14 33 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.87%) Digital Media
15 30 (0.87%) Video on Demand
16 26 (0.75%) BYOD
17 25 (0.72%) Algorithms
17 25 (0.72%) Blog
18 18 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 899 (25.98%) Windows
2 463 (13.38%) Linux
3 371 (10.72%) Windows Server
4 196 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 87 (2.51%) Unix
8 84 (2.43%) Apple iOS
9 77 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 71 (2.05%) Android
11 54 (1.56%) Windows 7
12 52 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 51 (1.47%) CentOS
14 43 (1.24%) Ubuntu
15 34 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 24 (0.69%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.49%) VMS
18 14 (0.40%) Solaris
19 12 (0.35%) SUSE
20 8 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1092 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 774 (22.36%) DevOps
3 501 (14.48%) Migration
4 468 (13.52%) TDD
5 401 (11.59%) MVC
6 383 (11.07%) Scrum
7 371 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
8 255 (7.37%) BDD
9 247 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 235 (6.79%) Microservices
11 230 (6.65%) E-Commerce
12 229 (6.62%) CRM
13 222 (6.41%) High Availability
14 212 (6.13%) Open Source
15 201 (5.81%) Configuration Management
16 189 (5.46%) ITIL
17 184 (5.32%) Continuous Delivery
18 163 (4.71%) Kanban
19 150 (4.33%) Software Engineering
20 147 (4.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 725 (20.95%) C#
2 630 (18.20%) SQL
3 563 (16.27%) JavaScript
4 469 (13.55%) PowerShell
5 454 (13.12%) Java
6 291 (8.41%) Python
7 194 (5.61%) Ruby
8 124 (3.58%) T-SQL
9 89 (2.57%) Bash Shell
10 86 (2.48%) PHP
10 86 (2.48%) Scala
11 85 (2.46%) C
12 75 (2.17%) Perl
13 45 (1.30%) TypeScript
14 43 (1.24%) Go
15 42 (1.21%) R
16 39 (1.13%) C++
17 38 (1.10%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.87%) Apple Swift
19 29 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 246 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 197 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 118 (3.41%) Degree
4 93 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (1.62%) CISSP
6 55 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (1.47%) MCSE
8 32 (0.92%) CCNA
9 29 (0.84%) CCNP
10 26 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 22 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 22 (0.64%) MCP
12 20 (0.58%) MCITP
12 20 (0.58%) MCSA
13 18 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.49%) ISEB
14 17 (0.49%) MCSD
15 16 (0.46%) PMP
16 14 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (2.92%) QA
2 51 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 34 (0.98%) SLA
4 28 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.46%) GCP
8 12 (0.35%) COBIT
9 8 (0.23%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.12%) EMIR
10 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.058%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.058%) WCAG
12 1 (0.029%) FISMA
12 1 (0.029%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.029%) SDET
12 1 (0.029%) WAI
System Software
1 646 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 257 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (7.28%) Docker
4 164 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 95 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 68 (1.96%) XenApp
7 64 (1.85%) vCloud
8 57 (1.65%) vSphere
9 32 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (0.75%) VMware ESX
11 25 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 24 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 20 (0.58%) Apache Flume
14 18 (0.52%) DFS Replication
15 16 (0.46%) HDFS
16 15 (0.43%) KVM
17 14 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 12 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
19 10 (0.29%) BitLocker
20 9 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 362 (10.46%) Puppet
2 340 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
3 238 (6.88%) Ansible
4 138 (3.99%) SCCM
5 128 (3.70%) SCOM
6 66 (1.91%) Terraform
7 52 (1.50%) logstash
8 48 (1.39%) Kibana
8 48 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 40 (1.16%) Kubernetes
10 37 (1.07%) Salt
11 33 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 28 (0.81%) Nagios
13 20 (0.58%) Ambari
14 19 (0.55%) Grafana
14 19 (0.55%) Graphite
14 19 (0.55%) WSUS
15 16 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.46%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1350 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 430 (12.42%) VMware
3 214 (6.18%) Oracle
4 173 (5.00%) Cisco
5 145 (4.19%) Google
6 131 (3.79%) Citrix
7 93 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 90 (2.60%) SAP
9 65 (1.88%) HP
10 63 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 63 (1.82%) Splunk
11 61 (1.76%) Sitecore
12 49 (1.42%) IBM
12 49 (1.42%) Xamarin
13 46 (1.33%) Rackspace
14 44 (1.27%) Atlassian
14 44 (1.27%) Infor
14 44 (1.27%) NetApp
15 42 (1.21%) Dell
15 42 (1.21%) Tableau
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