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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 29 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.20% 1.69% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.00% 27.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
30 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.68% 6.08% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 4
Median daily rate £425 £325 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £145 £625
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £471 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Tonbridge - 3 £950 -
Maidstone - 1 £550 - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (59.57%) PaaS
2 27 (57.45%) DevOps
3 25 (53.19%) TDD
4 24 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (48.94%) OpenStack
5 23 (48.94%) Java
6 22 (46.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (46.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
8 20 (42.55%) RabbitMQ
8 20 (42.55%) vSphere
8 20 (42.55%) Finance
8 20 (42.55%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (40.43%) Bash Shell
9 19 (40.43%) Redis
9 19 (40.43%) Ruby
10 18 (38.30%) Heroku
10 18 (38.30%) Web Services
11 16 (34.04%) Go
12 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
13 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
14 9 (19.15%) C#
14 9 (19.15%) .NET
14 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
15 7 (14.89%) Data Security
15 7 (14.89%) IaaS
16 6 (12.77%) Windows
16 6 (12.77%) Docker
17 5 (10.64%) Public Cloud

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 23 (48.94%) OpenStack
2 22 (46.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (59.57%) PaaS
2 24 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (38.30%) Heroku
4 7 (14.89%) IaaS
5 5 (10.64%) Office 365
6 3 (6.38%) SaaS
7 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (46.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (40.43%) Redis
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) Neo4j
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
1 2 (4.26%) Moq
1 2 (4.26%) MSTest
1 2 (4.26%) NUnit
1 2 (4.26%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Software Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Consultant
4 10 (21.28%) Azure Consultant
5 9 (19.15%) Cloud Consultant
5 9 (19.15%) Java Engineer
6 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
6 8 (17.02%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
8 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (8.51%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Ruby Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) Architect
10 3 (6.38%) Azure Architect
10 3 (6.38%) Cloud Specialist
10 3 (6.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 3 (6.38%) PowerShell Specialist
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) RabbitMQ
2 18 (38.30%) Web Services
3 9 (19.15%) .NET
4 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.38%) Kafka
4 3 (6.38%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (6.38%) NHibernate
4 3 (6.38%) REST
4 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 3 (6.38%) StructureMap
4 3 (6.38%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (6.38%) WCF
4 3 (6.38%) WPF
4 3 (6.38%) WSDL
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.26%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) DevOps
2 25 (53.19%) TDD
3 21 (44.68%) Software Engineering
4 20 (42.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.89%) Data Security
7 5 (10.64%) High Availability
8 4 (8.51%) Investment Management
8 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.38%) CQRS
9 3 (6.38%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (6.38%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) MVVM
9 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
10 2 (4.26%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (4.26%) OO
10 2 (4.26%) UML
10 2 (4.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) Bash Shell
2 19 (40.43%) Ruby
3 16 (34.04%) Go
4 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
5 9 (19.15%) C#
6 4 (8.51%) SQL
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) vSphere
2 6 (12.77%) Docker
3 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) vCloud
5 1 (2.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.13%) New Relic
2 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.13%) Splunk
2 1 (2.13%) VMware