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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / England
Rank 50 134 239
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +105
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1645 861 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.99% 1.81% 0.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.90% 22.87% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 612 285
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 16
Median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £77.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +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 England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5323 3765 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.90% 7.90% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3798 2650 1549
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 62 84
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £13.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £100.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +87 908 £500 +2.56% 221
South East +43 242 £456 +1.38% 97
West Midlands +18 120 £425 +2.40% 39
Yorkshire +36 72 £450 +16.12% 38
East of England +28 72 £413 -13.15% 37
North West +56 70 £438 +2.94% 49
South West +31 65 £385 +2.66% 34
North East +40 61 £360 -0.68% 16
East Midlands +16 22 £495 +19.87% 24
Midlands +9 10 £450 -10.00%
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 1409 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 1303 (38.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1077 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
4 947 (27.67%) Windows
5 844 (24.66%) .NET
6 747 (21.83%) DevOps
7 714 (20.86%) SQL Server
8 703 (20.54%) C#
9 660 (19.29%) SQL
10 607 (17.74%) Active Directory
10 607 (17.74%) Office 365
11 518 (15.14%) Migration
12 502 (14.67%) Linux
13 485 (14.17%) PowerShell
14 474 (13.85%) JavaScript
15 419 (12.24%) TDD
16 412 (12.04%) Finance
16 412 (12.04%) VMware
17 408 (11.92%) IaaS
18 407 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
19 402 (11.75%) Web Services
20 388 (11.34%) Java
21 386 (11.28%) Git (software)
22 385 (11.25%) Windows Server
23 379 (11.08%) ASP.NET
24 364 (10.64%) MVC
25 361 (10.55%) MS Excel
25 361 (10.55%) PaaS
26 355 (10.37%) HTML
27 344 (10.05%) SharePoint

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
1 344 (10.05%) SharePoint
2 169 (4.94%) IIS
3 160 (4.68%) Skype for Business
4 136 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
5 127 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
6 122 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 120 (3.51%) MS Exchange
8 98 (2.86%) Confluence
9 78 (2.28%) Apache Spark
10 77 (2.25%) Apache
11 63 (1.84%) CMS
12 59 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 54 (1.58%) Tomcat
14 49 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 47 (1.37%) WebLogic
16 42 (1.23%) nginx
17 40 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
18 32 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (0.85%) Apache Solr
19 29 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 361 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 102 (2.98%) MS Office
3 15 (0.44%) MS Project
4 7 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.18%) SPSS
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.058%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 219 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.15%) Unica
7 3 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.088%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.088%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.058%) Magento
8 2 (0.058%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.029%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.029%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.029%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.029%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1303 (38.08%) Amazon AWS
2 607 (17.74%) Office 365
3 408 (11.92%) IaaS
4 361 (10.55%) PaaS
5 231 (6.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 156 (4.56%) SaaS
7 96 (2.81%) GitHub
8 78 (2.28%) Yammer
9 75 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 66 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
12 57 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
13 51 (1.49%) OneDrive
14 37 (1.08%) OpenShift
15 35 (1.02%) Amazon S3
16 32 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
17 31 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 26 (0.76%) Heroku
19 21 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
20 17 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 254 (7.42%) Firewall
2 211 (6.17%) DNS
3 144 (4.21%) WAN
4 133 (3.89%) HTTP
5 125 (3.65%) VPN
6 122 (3.57%) LAN
7 97 (2.83%) Skype
8 96 (2.81%) DHCP
9 90 (2.63%) TCP/IP
10 77 (2.25%) SAN
11 65 (1.90%) Network Security
12 58 (1.69%) Kerberos
13 48 (1.40%) Internet
14 44 (1.29%) MPLS
14 44 (1.29%) SSL
15 42 (1.23%) VLAN
16 41 (1.20%) LDAP
17 33 (0.96%) Wireless
18 29 (0.85%) MQTT
18 29 (0.85%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 195 (5.70%) NoSQL
3 183 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 152 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 142 (4.15%) Big Data
6 133 (3.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 127 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 126 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
9 118 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 114 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 113 (3.30%) MySQL
12 109 (3.19%) Power BI
13 86 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 82 (2.40%) Relational Database
14 82 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 80 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
16 76 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
17 73 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 57 (1.67%) Redis
19 53 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 386 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 328 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 234 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 193 (5.64%) JIRA
5 126 (3.68%) Visual Studio
6 123 (3.59%) TeamCity
7 107 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 82 (2.40%) Selenium
9 80 (2.34%) Subversion
10 56 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 50 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 50 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
12 48 (1.40%) Vagrant
13 46 (1.34%) SpecFlow
14 36 (1.05%) MSTest
14 36 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
15 31 (0.91%) NUnit
16 26 (0.76%) SonarQube
17 25 (0.73%) Bitbucket
17 25 (0.73%) GitLab
General
1 412 (12.04%) Finance
2 169 (4.94%) Retail
3 97 (2.83%) Banking
4 88 (2.57%) Advertising
5 82 (2.40%) Marketing
6 54 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.46%) Legal
8 47 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.70%) Electronics
10 16 (0.47%) Publishing
11 13 (0.38%) Games
11 13 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.35%) Billing
13 11 (0.32%) Law
14 10 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.23%) Automotive
15 8 (0.23%) Local Government
16 6 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 864 (25.25%) Developer
2 770 (22.50%) Architect
3 345 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 336 (9.82%) Consultant
5 305 (8.91%) .NET Developer
6 244 (7.13%) Azure Architect
7 225 (6.58%) Cloud Architect
8 220 (6.43%) Azure Engineer
9 216 (6.31%) C# Developer
10 190 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
11 176 (5.14%) Azure Developer
12 157 (4.59%) Senior Developer
13 147 (4.30%) Azure Consultant
14 139 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
15 134 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
16 133 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
17 130 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 110 (3.21%) Technical Architect
19 104 (3.04%) Project Manager
20 90 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 844 (24.66%) .NET
2 402 (11.75%) Web Services
3 379 (11.08%) ASP.NET
4 355 (10.37%) HTML
5 297 (8.68%) CSS
6 279 (8.15%) AngularJS
7 238 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 210 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 191 (5.58%) REST
10 165 (4.82%) .NET Framework
11 158 (4.62%) JSON
12 154 (4.50%) HTML5
13 142 (4.15%) WCF
14 136 (3.97%) Node.js
15 119 (3.48%) jQuery
16 117 (3.42%) XML
17 107 (3.13%) React
18 102 (2.98%) RESTful
19 99 (2.89%) Entity Framework
20 95 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 211 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 198 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 97 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 74 (2.16%) User Experience
7 59 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 55 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 50 (1.46%) PKI
10 47 (1.37%) Computer Science
11 46 (1.34%) Clustering
12 45 (1.32%) Replication
13 29 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (0.85%) Video on Demand
14 26 (0.76%) Fintech
14 26 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
15 21 (0.61%) CMDB
16 20 (0.58%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.50%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.47%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 947 (27.67%) Windows
2 502 (14.67%) Linux
3 385 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 206 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 126 (3.68%) Unix
7 113 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 105 (3.07%) Windows 10
9 75 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (1.96%) Windows 7
11 60 (1.75%) Apple iOS
12 53 (1.55%) Android
13 49 (1.43%) Ubuntu
14 45 (1.32%) CentOS
15 17 (0.50%) Solaris
16 16 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.44%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.41%) SUSE
19 12 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1077 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (21.83%) DevOps
3 518 (15.14%) Migration
4 419 (12.24%) TDD
5 407 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
6 364 (10.64%) MVC
7 327 (9.56%) Scrum
8 298 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
9 278 (8.12%) CRM
10 234 (6.84%) BDD
11 226 (6.60%) Configuration Management
12 204 (5.96%) Microservices
13 202 (5.90%) Open Source
14 191 (5.58%) ITIL
15 188 (5.49%) High Availability
16 165 (4.82%) E-Commerce
17 153 (4.47%) Continuous Delivery
18 150 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 142 (4.15%) TOGAF
20 136 (3.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 703 (20.54%) C#
2 660 (19.29%) SQL
3 485 (14.17%) PowerShell
4 474 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 388 (11.34%) Java
6 342 (9.99%) Python
7 188 (5.49%) Ruby
8 141 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 107 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 86 (2.51%) C
11 77 (2.25%) Perl
12 74 (2.16%) Scala
13 72 (2.10%) PHP
14 47 (1.37%) Go
15 45 (1.32%) R
16 35 (1.02%) C++
17 32 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.88%) VB
19 29 (0.85%) TypeScript
20 28 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 249 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 194 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 123 (3.59%) Degree
4 121 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.48%) MCSE
6 74 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.17%) CISSP
8 38 (1.11%) CCNP
9 37 (1.08%) CCNA
10 31 (0.91%) MCITP
11 28 (0.82%) CCIE
12 27 (0.79%) MCP
13 24 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 23 (0.67%) PMP
15 22 (0.64%) AWS Certification
16 21 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
17 20 (0.58%) CISM
18 18 (0.53%) MCSA
19 14 (0.41%) ISEB
19 14 (0.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (2.25%) QA
2 45 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.11%) SLA
4 37 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 33 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.56%) COBIT
7 18 (0.53%) PMO
8 11 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.32%) GDPR
8 11 (0.32%) ISO27002
9 9 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.26%) EMIR
9 9 (0.26%) MiFID
10 5 (0.15%) GCP
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.12%) SDET
12 3 (0.088%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.058%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 607 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 286 (8.36%) Docker
3 255 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 167 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 73 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (2.07%) vSphere
7 49 (1.43%) vCloud
8 48 (1.40%) XenApp
9 35 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 29 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (0.64%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.41%) HDFS
15 12 (0.35%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.32%) ProxySG
16 11 (0.32%) XenDesktop
17 9 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
19 7 (0.20%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 269 (7.86%) Puppet
2 267 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
3 262 (7.66%) Ansible
4 132 (3.86%) SCOM
5 123 (3.59%) SCCM
6 67 (1.96%) Kibana
6 67 (1.96%) logstash
7 54 (1.58%) Terraform
8 52 (1.52%) Kubernetes
9 39 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 34 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 32 (0.94%) Salt
12 28 (0.82%) Nagios
13 24 (0.70%) Dollar Universe
14 22 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
15 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (0.56%) Consul
16 19 (0.56%) Grafana
17 18 (0.53%) Graphite
17 18 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1409 (41.17%) Microsoft
2 412 (12.04%) VMware
3 266 (7.77%) Oracle
4 181 (5.29%) Cisco
5 139 (4.06%) Citrix
6 121 (3.54%) Red Hat
7 111 (3.24%) SAP
8 107 (3.13%) Google
9 78 (2.28%) Splunk
10 67 (1.96%) Atlassian
11 65 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 64 (1.87%) HP
13 54 (1.58%) CheckPoint
14 52 (1.52%) Xamarin
15 49 (1.43%) Tableau
16 47 (1.37%) F5
17 45 (1.32%) IBM
18 42 (1.23%) Infor
19 40 (1.17%) ServiceNow
20 39 (1.14%) Dell
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
North East
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
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Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
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Sopra Steria Recruitment
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Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Montash
Posted: 2 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Arnold Ash Ltd
Rate: From £700 to £750 per day 6 - 12 months +
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Rate: £500 per day
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Venturi
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Lorien Resourcing
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Derbyshire
Contingency Team
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London
Certes Computing Ltd
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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North West
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Reading, Berkshire
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