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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / England
Rank 50 145 241
Rank change year-on-year
+95 +96
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1659 806 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.97% 1.72% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.08% 21.84% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 585 292
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 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 15
Median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.50 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £77.50 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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
5337 3691 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.76% 7.87% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3804 2623 1556
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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 £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 60 85
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.52%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +75 904 £500 +2.56% 226
South East +58 241 £475 +5.55% 114
West Midlands +28 131 £425 +2.40% 33
North West +55 77 £425 - 41
East of England +27 73 £391 -17.68% 31
Yorkshire +32 72 £444 +14.51% 41
South West +38 66 £380 +1.33% 40
North East +31 54 £340 -6.20% 17
East Midlands +16 28 £489 +18.54% 20
Midlands +11 10 £450 -10.00%
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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 1397 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 1288 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1049 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
4 934 (27.54%) Windows
5 839 (24.73%) .NET
6 727 (21.43%) DevOps
7 702 (20.70%) SQL Server
8 697 (20.55%) C#
9 645 (19.02%) SQL
10 597 (17.60%) Office 365
11 594 (17.51%) Active Directory
12 511 (15.06%) Migration
13 487 (14.36%) Linux
14 475 (14.00%) PowerShell
15 467 (13.77%) JavaScript
16 417 (12.29%) TDD
17 411 (12.12%) VMware
18 408 (12.03%) Finance
19 403 (11.88%) IaaS
20 397 (11.70%) Web Services
21 395 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
22 384 (11.32%) Windows Server
23 381 (11.23%) Java
24 380 (11.20%) ASP.NET
25 379 (11.17%) Git (software)
26 366 (10.79%) MVC
27 363 (10.70%) MS Excel
28 360 (10.61%) PaaS
29 352 (10.38%) HTML
30 339 (9.99%) 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
1 339 (9.99%) SharePoint
2 173 (5.10%) IIS
3 157 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 134 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
5 122 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
5 122 (3.60%) MS Exchange
6 121 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 93 (2.74%) Confluence
8 80 (2.36%) Apache Spark
9 76 (2.24%) Apache
10 63 (1.86%) CMS
11 61 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
12 54 (1.59%) Tomcat
13 48 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
14 41 (1.21%) nginx
15 40 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 40 (1.18%) WebLogic
16 33 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
17 30 (0.88%) Apache Pig
18 29 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 363 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.92%) MS Office
3 17 (0.50%) MS Project
4 7 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.18%) SPSS
6 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.059%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.059%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 213 (6.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.15%) Unica
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.088%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.088%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.059%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.029%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.029%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.029%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.029%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.029%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1288 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
2 597 (17.60%) Office 365
3 403 (11.88%) IaaS
4 360 (10.61%) PaaS
5 225 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 155 (4.57%) SaaS
7 94 (2.77%) GitHub
8 75 (2.21%) Yammer
9 72 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 67 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
12 56 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
13 51 (1.50%) OneDrive
14 38 (1.12%) OpenShift
15 35 (1.03%) Amazon S3
16 30 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
16 30 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (0.77%) Heroku
18 23 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
19 16 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 250 (7.37%) Firewall
2 211 (6.22%) DNS
3 143 (4.22%) WAN
4 129 (3.80%) HTTP
5 124 (3.66%) VPN
6 121 (3.57%) LAN
7 98 (2.89%) DHCP
8 97 (2.86%) Skype
9 87 (2.56%) TCP/IP
10 79 (2.33%) SAN
11 65 (1.92%) Network Security
12 59 (1.74%) Kerberos
13 46 (1.36%) Internet
14 44 (1.30%) LDAP
15 43 (1.27%) MPLS
15 43 (1.27%) VLAN
16 42 (1.24%) SSL
17 32 (0.94%) Wireless
18 30 (0.88%) MQTT
18 30 (0.88%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 702 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 198 (5.84%) NoSQL
3 180 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (4.33%) MongoDB
5 143 (4.22%) Big Data
6 129 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 126 (3.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 121 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
9 117 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 110 (3.24%) MySQL
11 109 (3.21%) Power BI
11 109 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 85 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
13 82 (2.42%) Relational Database
14 81 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
15 77 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
16 75 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
17 71 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 51 (1.50%) Redis
18 51 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 379 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 322 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 227 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 187 (5.51%) JIRA
5 123 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 120 (3.54%) TeamCity
7 108 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 82 (2.42%) Selenium
9 81 (2.39%) Subversion
10 54 (1.59%) Cucumber
11 49 (1.44%) Vagrant
12 48 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 48 (1.42%) SpecFlow
13 46 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
14 39 (1.15%) MSTest
15 37 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
16 33 (0.97%) NUnit
17 27 (0.80%) SonarQube
18 25 (0.74%) Bitbucket
19 21 (0.62%) GitLab
General
1 408 (12.03%) Finance
2 158 (4.66%) Retail
3 98 (2.89%) Banking
4 89 (2.62%) Advertising
5 81 (2.39%) Marketing
6 56 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 50 (1.47%) Legal
8 47 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.71%) Electronics
10 16 (0.47%) Publishing
11 15 (0.44%) Games
12 14 (0.41%) Billing
13 13 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.29%) Law
15 9 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.24%) Local Government
17 7 (0.21%) Automotive
17 7 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 864 (25.47%) Developer
2 752 (22.17%) Architect
3 336 (9.91%) Consultant
4 329 (9.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 307 (9.05%) .NET Developer
6 235 (6.93%) Azure Architect
7 218 (6.43%) Cloud Architect
8 213 (6.28%) C# Developer
9 205 (6.04%) Azure Engineer
10 184 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
11 176 (5.19%) Azure Developer
12 158 (4.66%) Senior Developer
13 148 (4.36%) Azure Consultant
14 137 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
15 134 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 129 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
17 120 (3.54%) Azure DevOps
18 109 (3.21%) Technical Architect
19 106 (3.13%) Project Manager
20 89 (2.62%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 839 (24.73%) .NET
2 397 (11.70%) Web Services
3 380 (11.20%) ASP.NET
4 352 (10.38%) HTML
5 291 (8.58%) CSS
6 278 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 235 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 214 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 191 (5.63%) REST
10 166 (4.89%) .NET Framework
11 159 (4.69%) JSON
12 153 (4.51%) HTML5
13 140 (4.13%) WCF
14 134 (3.95%) Node.js
15 122 (3.60%) jQuery
16 119 (3.51%) XML
17 107 (3.15%) React
18 103 (3.04%) RESTful
19 100 (2.95%) Entity Framework
20 94 (2.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 234 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 217 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 190 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (3.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 94 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 73 (2.15%) User Experience
7 58 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 57 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 51 (1.50%) PKI
10 49 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 48 (1.42%) Clustering
12 46 (1.36%) Replication
13 30 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (0.88%) Video on Demand
14 26 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
15 25 (0.74%) Fintech
16 21 (0.62%) CMDB
17 20 (0.59%) Virtual Team
18 16 (0.47%) Algorithms
19 15 (0.44%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 934 (27.54%) Windows
2 487 (14.36%) Linux
3 384 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 207 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 162 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 122 (3.60%) Unix
7 108 (3.18%) Windows 10
8 107 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (2.06%) Windows 7
11 59 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 52 (1.53%) Android
13 48 (1.42%) Ubuntu
14 44 (1.30%) CentOS
15 17 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.50%) Solaris
16 16 (0.47%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 14 (0.41%) SUSE
18 10 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1049 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 727 (21.43%) DevOps
3 511 (15.06%) Migration
4 417 (12.29%) TDD
5 395 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
6 366 (10.79%) MVC
7 326 (9.61%) Scrum
8 289 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
9 271 (7.99%) CRM
10 236 (6.96%) BDD
11 217 (6.40%) Configuration Management
12 209 (6.16%) Microservices
13 200 (5.90%) Open Source
14 193 (5.69%) ITIL
15 186 (5.48%) High Availability
16 162 (4.78%) E-Commerce
17 153 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
18 148 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
19 135 (3.98%) TOGAF
20 132 (3.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 697 (20.55%) C#
2 645 (19.02%) SQL
3 475 (14.00%) PowerShell
4 467 (13.77%) JavaScript
5 381 (11.23%) Java
6 336 (9.91%) Python
7 181 (5.34%) Ruby
8 135 (3.98%) T-SQL
9 100 (2.95%) Bash Shell
10 86 (2.54%) C
11 75 (2.21%) Perl
12 73 (2.15%) Scala
13 69 (2.03%) PHP
14 47 (1.39%) R
15 46 (1.36%) Go
16 36 (1.06%) C++
17 32 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.88%) VB
19 28 (0.83%) TypeScript
19 28 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 240 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 185 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 119 (3.51%) Degree
4 116 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (2.36%) MCSE
6 72 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (1.18%) CISSP
8 37 (1.09%) CCNA
8 37 (1.09%) CCNP
9 31 (0.91%) MCITP
10 27 (0.80%) CCIE
10 27 (0.80%) MCP
11 24 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.68%) AWS Certification
12 23 (0.68%) PMP
13 20 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (0.59%) CISM
14 17 (0.50%) MCSA
15 14 (0.41%) MCSD
15 14 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.18%) QA
2 44 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (1.18%) SLA
4 37 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 31 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.56%) COBIT
7 11 (0.32%) ISO27002
8 10 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.29%) GDPR
9 9 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.27%) EMIR
9 9 (0.27%) MiFID
10 5 (0.15%) GCP
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) SDET
12 3 (0.088%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.059%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.059%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 594 (17.51%) Active Directory
2 281 (8.28%) Docker
3 254 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 169 (4.98%) Hyper-V
5 73 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
6 70 (2.06%) vSphere
7 51 (1.50%) XenApp
8 50 (1.47%) vCloud
9 37 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 30 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 22 (0.65%) Apache Flume
12 19 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.41%) HDFS
15 12 (0.35%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.35%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.32%) ProxySG
17 9 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
18 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
19 7 (0.21%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 269 (7.93%) Puppet
2 267 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (7.43%) Ansible
4 134 (3.95%) SCOM
5 124 (3.66%) SCCM
6 67 (1.98%) logstash
7 66 (1.95%) Kibana
8 53 (1.56%) Terraform
9 50 (1.47%) Kubernetes
10 40 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
11 32 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 32 (0.94%) Salt
12 27 (0.80%) Nagios
13 22 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
13 22 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
14 20 (0.59%) Grafana
15 19 (0.56%) Dollar Universe
15 19 (0.56%) Graphite
16 18 (0.53%) Consul
17 17 (0.50%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1397 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 411 (12.12%) VMware
3 253 (7.46%) Oracle
4 179 (5.28%) Cisco
5 139 (4.10%) Citrix
6 116 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 107 (3.15%) SAP
8 106 (3.13%) Google
9 78 (2.30%) Splunk
10 64 (1.89%) Atlassian
11 63 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
12 62 (1.83%) HP
13 54 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 50 (1.47%) Tableau
14 50 (1.47%) Xamarin
15 46 (1.36%) F5
16 44 (1.30%) IBM
17 39 (1.15%) Infor
17 39 (1.15%) ServiceNow
18 36 (1.06%) Dell
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £560 per day £Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £58.76 - £67.15 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
County Durham
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago