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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / England
Rank 49 149 265
Rank change year-on-year
+100 +116
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1626 754 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.93% 1.62% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.78% 21.59% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 556 277
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 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.71% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £12.50 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.02 £45.00 £27.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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
5283 3492 2286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 7.50% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3725 2446 1535
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +74 846 £500 - 223
South East +57 234 £474 +5.22% 102
West Midlands +52 141 £411 -8.61% 35
North West +75 97 £400 +6.66% 52
East of England +46 73 £375 -16.66% 32
South West +44 69 £400 +17.64% 36
Yorkshire +22 67 £413 - 36
East Midlands +31 50 £500 +33.33% 13
North East +24 37 £325 - 11
Midlands +9 11 £525 +5.00% 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1383 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 1297 (38.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1010 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
4 930 (27.61%) Windows
5 833 (24.73%) .NET
6 738 (21.91%) DevOps
7 689 (20.46%) SQL Server
8 682 (20.25%) C#
9 619 (18.38%) SQL
10 604 (17.93%) Active Directory
11 595 (17.67%) Office 365
12 516 (15.32%) Migration
13 482 (14.31%) JavaScript
14 476 (14.13%) PowerShell
15 461 (13.69%) Linux
16 423 (12.56%) TDD
17 413 (12.26%) VMware
18 397 (11.79%) IaaS
19 395 (11.73%) Web Services
19 395 (11.73%) Java
20 392 (11.64%) Windows Server
21 383 (11.37%) ASP.NET
22 371 (11.02%) PaaS
23 364 (10.81%) Finance
24 361 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
25 360 (10.69%) MVC
26 357 (10.60%) Git (software)
27 351 (10.42%) MS Excel
28 349 (10.36%) HTML
29 347 (10.30%) Scrum

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
1 334 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 190 (5.64%) IIS
3 156 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 128 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
5 126 (3.74%) MS Exchange
6 125 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
6 125 (3.71%) OpenStack
7 79 (2.35%) Apache
8 75 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 73 (2.17%) Confluence
10 72 (2.14%) Apache Spark
11 64 (1.90%) CMS
12 53 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
13 52 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
14 43 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 42 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
16 38 (1.13%) nginx
17 36 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
18 30 (0.89%) Apache Pig
19 25 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 351 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 97 (2.88%) MS Office
3 14 (0.42%) MS Project
4 9 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.21%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.15%) SPSS
8 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.059%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.030%) HipChat
10 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 181 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 81 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.089%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.089%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.059%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.059%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.059%) Unica
9 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.030%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.030%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.030%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.030%) Summit
9 1 (0.030%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1297 (38.51%) Amazon AWS
2 595 (17.67%) Office 365
3 397 (11.79%) IaaS
4 371 (11.02%) PaaS
5 238 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 167 (4.96%) SaaS
7 117 (3.47%) GitHub
8 91 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
9 86 (2.55%) Yammer
10 76 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
11 61 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 55 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (1.63%) OneDrive
13 49 (1.45%) OpenShift
14 36 (1.07%) Amazon S3
15 29 (0.86%) Heroku
16 27 (0.80%) CloudBees
17 26 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
17 26 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 20 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 237 (7.04%) DNS
2 225 (6.68%) Firewall
3 125 (3.71%) WAN
4 121 (3.59%) VPN
5 117 (3.47%) HTTP
6 111 (3.30%) DHCP
7 110 (3.27%) Skype
8 109 (3.24%) LAN
9 90 (2.67%) TCP/IP
10 81 (2.40%) SAN
11 65 (1.93%) Kerberos
12 59 (1.75%) Network Security
13 49 (1.45%) Internet
14 48 (1.43%) LDAP
15 42 (1.25%) VLAN
16 41 (1.22%) SSL
17 39 (1.16%) MPLS
18 31 (0.92%) MQTT
18 31 (0.92%) Wireless
19 30 (0.89%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 182 (5.40%) NoSQL
3 168 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (4.66%) MongoDB
5 135 (4.01%) Big Data
6 125 (3.71%) Hadoop
7 118 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 116 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 110 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
10 108 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 106 (3.15%) MySQL
12 89 (2.64%) Power BI
13 82 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
14 78 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 73 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
16 68 (2.02%) Relational Database
17 65 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 64 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
19 46 (1.37%) Apache Hive
20 42 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 357 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 303 (9.00%) Jenkins
3 192 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 163 (4.84%) JIRA
5 145 (4.31%) Visual Studio
6 123 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 122 (3.62%) TeamCity
8 85 (2.52%) Subversion
9 82 (2.43%) Selenium
10 73 (2.17%) Cucumber
11 53 (1.57%) Vagrant
12 47 (1.40%) SpecFlow
13 45 (1.34%) JUnit
14 41 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 41 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
15 38 (1.13%) SonarQube
16 37 (1.10%) NUnit
17 36 (1.07%) Maven
18 33 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
19 30 (0.89%) MSTest
General
1 364 (10.81%) Finance
2 168 (4.99%) Retail
3 96 (2.85%) Advertising
4 95 (2.82%) Banking
5 77 (2.29%) Marketing
6 52 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.45%) Legal
8 42 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.62%) Publishing
10 18 (0.53%) Electronics
10 18 (0.53%) Games
11 17 (0.50%) Back Office
12 16 (0.48%) Billing
12 16 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.33%) Law
14 10 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.24%) Local Government
16 7 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 861 (25.56%) Developer
2 734 (21.79%) Architect
3 322 (9.56%) Consultant
4 301 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 293 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 246 (7.30%) Azure Architect
7 240 (7.13%) Cloud Architect
8 196 (5.82%) C# Developer
9 175 (5.20%) Azure Engineer
10 170 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
11 166 (4.93%) Azure Developer
12 153 (4.54%) Senior Developer
13 149 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 134 (3.98%) Azure Consultant
15 132 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
16 125 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
17 109 (3.24%) Project Manager
18 106 (3.15%) Java Developer
19 98 (2.91%) Azure DevOps
19 98 (2.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 833 (24.73%) .NET
2 395 (11.73%) Web Services
3 383 (11.37%) ASP.NET
4 349 (10.36%) HTML
5 304 (9.03%) CSS
6 286 (8.49%) AngularJS
7 240 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 225 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 198 (5.88%) REST
10 177 (5.26%) JSON
11 172 (5.11%) .NET Framework
12 148 (4.39%) jQuery
13 135 (4.01%) WCF
14 134 (3.98%) HTML5
15 131 (3.89%) Node.js
16 129 (3.83%) RESTful
17 123 (3.65%) XML
18 110 (3.27%) SOAP
19 107 (3.18%) React
20 97 (2.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 244 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 223 (6.62%) Public Cloud
3 151 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (3.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 103 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 82 (2.43%) User Experience
7 63 (1.87%) Private Cloud
8 55 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 54 (1.60%) PKI
10 53 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 49 (1.45%) Clustering
12 48 (1.43%) Replication
13 39 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.89%) Video on Demand
16 25 (0.74%) Fintech
17 22 (0.65%) CMDB
17 22 (0.65%) Digital Media
18 20 (0.59%) BYOD
18 20 (0.59%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 930 (27.61%) Windows
2 461 (13.69%) Linux
3 392 (11.64%) Windows Server
4 203 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 163 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (3.03%) Unix
7 90 (2.67%) Windows 10
8 88 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 75 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 66 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (1.93%) Android
11 65 (1.93%) Windows 7
12 49 (1.45%) CentOS
13 42 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.48%) Solaris
17 15 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.42%) SUSE
19 13 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1010 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
2 738 (21.91%) DevOps
3 516 (15.32%) Migration
4 423 (12.56%) TDD
5 361 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
6 360 (10.69%) MVC
7 347 (10.30%) Scrum
8 267 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
9 251 (7.45%) CRM
10 234 (6.95%) BDD
11 208 (6.18%) Microservices
12 204 (6.06%) Configuration Management
13 200 (5.94%) Open Source
14 199 (5.91%) High Availability
15 191 (5.67%) ITIL
16 176 (5.23%) E-Commerce
17 166 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
18 137 (4.07%) Software Engineering
19 130 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
20 127 (3.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 682 (20.25%) C#
2 619 (18.38%) SQL
3 482 (14.31%) JavaScript
4 476 (14.13%) PowerShell
5 395 (11.73%) Java
6 302 (8.97%) Python
7 180 (5.34%) Ruby
8 136 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 85 (2.52%) C
10 81 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 78 (2.32%) Perl
12 71 (2.11%) Scala
13 70 (2.08%) PHP
14 41 (1.22%) Shell Script
15 39 (1.16%) R
16 35 (1.04%) C++
16 35 (1.04%) Go
17 28 (0.83%) TypeScript
17 28 (0.83%) VB
18 26 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 224 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 172 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 120 (3.56%) Degree
4 104 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (1.84%) MCSE
7 38 (1.13%) CISSP
8 37 (1.10%) CCNP
9 36 (1.07%) CCNA
10 25 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.74%) MCITP
10 25 (0.74%) MCP
11 23 (0.68%) AWS Certification
12 22 (0.65%) CCIE
13 20 (0.59%) MCSA
14 18 (0.53%) MCSD
15 16 (0.48%) CISM
15 16 (0.48%) ISEB
16 15 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (2.32%) QA
2 42 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 37 (1.10%) SLA
4 33 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.42%) COBIT
7 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.27%) EMIR
8 9 (0.27%) ISO27002
8 9 (0.27%) MiFID
9 7 (0.21%) GCP
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.089%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.059%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.059%) WCAG
13 1 (0.030%) GDPR
13 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 604 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 265 (7.87%) Docker
3 250 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 82 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
6 65 (1.93%) vSphere
7 62 (1.84%) XenApp
8 58 (1.72%) vCloud
9 36 (1.07%) VMware ESX
10 33 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.59%) Apache Flume
13 16 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 15 (0.45%) HDFS
15 12 (0.36%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.36%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.33%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
18 9 (0.27%) Squid
19 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 283 (8.40%) Puppet
2 282 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
3 231 (6.86%) Ansible
4 133 (3.95%) SCOM
5 127 (3.77%) SCCM
6 68 (2.02%) logstash
7 62 (1.84%) Kibana
8 49 (1.45%) Terraform
9 37 (1.10%) Kubernetes
9 37 (1.10%) Salt
10 33 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 30 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
12 27 (0.80%) Nagios
13 26 (0.77%) Grafana
14 25 (0.74%) WSUS
15 24 (0.71%) Graphite
16 21 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
16 21 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
17 18 (0.53%) Packer
18 17 (0.50%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1383 (41.06%) Microsoft
2 413 (12.26%) VMware
3 210 (6.24%) Oracle
4 172 (5.11%) Cisco
5 147 (4.36%) Citrix
6 117 (3.47%) Google
7 104 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 93 (2.76%) SAP
9 70 (2.08%) Splunk
10 57 (1.69%) HP
11 54 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 50 (1.48%) Xamarin
13 48 (1.43%) Atlassian
14 47 (1.40%) F5
15 44 (1.31%) CheckPoint
16 42 (1.25%) NetApp
16 42 (1.25%) Tableau
17 41 (1.22%) Sitecore
18 39 (1.16%) IBM
19 37 (1.10%) Dell
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