The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South East / Kent
Rank 30 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.70% 2.63% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.00% 50.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Median daily rate £450 £585 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +67.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent region.

Cloud Services Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
28 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.81% 5.26% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
Median daily rate £388 £575 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.60% +58.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £550 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £648 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
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 Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 20 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
Chatham - 3 £550 -
Dartford - 1 £400 -
Gravesend - 1 £438 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 12 (66.67%) PaaS
2 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) vSphere
2 9 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (44.44%) Heroku
3 8 (44.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (44.44%) Redis
3 8 (44.44%) Go
3 8 (44.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (44.44%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 8 (44.44%) Ruby
4 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) OpenStack
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Advertising
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Active Directory

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 8 (44.44%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (38.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) PaaS
2 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (44.44%) Heroku
4 3 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (16.67%) IaaS
5 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (44.44%) Redis
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Advertising
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 9 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (5.56%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
1 8 (44.44%) Go
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Ruby
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) VMware