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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 23 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.01% 1.69% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 66.67% 40.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
Median daily rate £600 £395 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.89% -9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £485 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.23%
Microsoft Azure
South East

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
21 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.01% 4.22% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
Median daily rate £600 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £210 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £475 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £404 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%
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 £16.50 £27.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.64%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 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
Maidstone - 2 - - 1
Tonbridge 0 1 £625 +25.00%
Chatham - 1 £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 9 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 12 (63.16%) TDD
2 11 (57.89%) PaaS
3 10 (52.63%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (47.37%) vSphere
4 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
5 8 (42.11%) Heroku
5 8 (42.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (42.11%) Ruby
5 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (42.11%) Redis
5 8 (42.11%) Go
5 8 (42.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (36.84%) OpenStack
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) SQL
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) DevOps
9 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
9 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
9 4 (21.05%) WCF
9 4 (21.05%) .NET
9 4 (21.05%) C#
10 3 (15.79%) MVC
10 3 (15.79%) Extreme Programming

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 (42.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (36.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) PaaS
2 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (42.11%) Heroku
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (42.11%) Redis
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Moq
1 2 (10.53%) MSTest
1 2 (10.53%) NUnit
1 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) DBA
4 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby Developer
4 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# WCF Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) WCF Developer
5 2 (10.53%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
3 4 (21.05%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (15.79%) NHibernate
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) StructureMap
4 3 (15.79%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 3 (15.79%) WSDL
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) TDD
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) CQRS
5 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (15.79%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) MVVM
6 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (10.53%) High Availability
6 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
6 2 (10.53%) Information Security
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) UML
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Bash Shell
1 8 (42.11%) Go
1 8 (42.11%) Java
1 8 (42.11%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) vSphere
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.26%) VMware