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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 34 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.51% 2.39% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.00% 31.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £313 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £403
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.38 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-32.37% +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
10 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.77% 7.51% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Median daily rate £325 £400 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £335 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £471 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 30 August 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 26 (66.67%) PaaS
2 22 (56.41%) TDD
3 21 (53.85%) OpenStack
3 21 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (51.28%) Java
4 20 (51.28%) DevOps
5 19 (48.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (48.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
6 18 (46.15%) vSphere
6 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 18 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (43.59%) Ruby
7 17 (43.59%) Bash Shell
7 17 (43.59%) Heroku
7 17 (43.59%) Redis
8 16 (41.03%) Web Services
9 15 (38.46%) Go
10 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.77%) Finance
11 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (23.08%) C#
12 9 (23.08%) .NET
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
13 7 (17.95%) IaaS
14 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 6 (15.38%) Windows
15 5 (12.82%) Firewall
15 5 (12.82%) Banking
15 5 (12.82%) Office 365

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 21 (53.85%) OpenStack
2 19 (48.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (66.67%) PaaS
2 21 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (43.59%) Heroku
4 7 (17.95%) IaaS
5 5 (12.82%) Office 365
6 3 (7.69%) SaaS
7 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (43.59%) Redis
3 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.13%) Neo4j
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Moq
1 2 (5.13%) MSTest
1 2 (5.13%) NUnit
1 2 (5.13%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) Azure Consultant
4 9 (23.08%) Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Cloud Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Java Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Consultant
8 4 (10.26%) Ruby Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Architect
10 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Cloud Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (5.13%) Ruby Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
2 16 (41.03%) Web Services
3 9 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 3 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 3 (7.69%) REST
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
4 3 (7.69%) StructureMap
4 3 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (7.69%) WCF
4 3 (7.69%) WPF
4 3 (7.69%) WSDL
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) Kafka
6 1 (2.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) TDD
2 20 (51.28%) DevOps
3 18 (46.15%) Continuous Delivery
3 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) High Availability
6 4 (10.26%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.69%) CQRS
7 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.69%) MVC
7 3 (7.69%) MVVM
7 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
7 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.13%) Data Security
8 2 (5.13%) Information Governance
8 2 (5.13%) Network Design
8 2 (5.13%) OO
8 2 (5.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) Bash Shell
2 17 (43.59%) Ruby
3 15 (38.46%) Go
4 9 (23.08%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) vSphere
2 5 (12.82%) Docker
3 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.56%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.56%) New Relic
2 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.56%) Splunk
2 1 (2.56%) VMware