The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / Scotland
Rank 64 91 107
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 47 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.67% 1.53% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.31% 27.08% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 8
Median daily rate £350 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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 Scotland region.

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
137 144 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.78% 5.65% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 68 31
Median daily rate £375 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £190 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Glasgow +19 24 £350 +3.70% 7
Edinburgh +4 19 £388 -13.88% 7
West Lothian - 3 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 40 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 39 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 30 (33.33%) Windows
4 29 (32.22%) Active Directory
5 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (27.78%) .NET
7 22 (24.44%) ASP.NET
7 22 (24.44%) C#
7 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
8 21 (23.33%) SQL
9 19 (21.11%) DNS
10 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.00%) Migration
10 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 17 (18.89%) Windows Server
11 17 (18.89%) VMware
11 17 (18.89%) MVC
12 16 (17.78%) Office 365
13 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.44%) Scrum
15 12 (13.33%) HTML
15 12 (13.33%) CSS
15 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
16 11 (12.22%) JIRA
16 11 (12.22%) DHCP
17 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
17 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.11%) Replication

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
6 3 (3.33%) CMS
6 3 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (3.33%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.11%) Apache
8 1 (1.11%) Confluence
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.11%) Liferay
8 1 (1.11%) SAS
8 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.78%) Office 365
3 7 (7.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (7.78%) PaaS
4 6 (6.67%) IaaS
5 5 (5.56%) GitHub
6 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) DNS
2 11 (12.22%) DHCP
3 8 (8.89%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) WAN
5 4 (4.44%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.44%) PABX
5 4 (4.44%) Skype
5 4 (4.44%) VoIP
6 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.22%) LDAP
7 2 (2.22%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.22%) Network Security
8 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) SAN
8 1 (1.11%) VPN
8 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (4.44%) Power BI
7 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.11%) Big Data
10 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.11%) MySQL
10 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) JIRA
2 10 (11.11%) YouTrack
3 6 (6.67%) Selenium
4 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.22%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.11%) git-flow
6 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.11%) JMeter
6 1 (1.11%) Maven
6 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Banking
2 2 (2.22%) Law
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Architect
3 18 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (8.89%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Active Directory Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) .NET
2 22 (24.44%) ASP.NET
3 18 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (13.33%) CSS
4 12 (13.33%) HTML
5 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.78%) HTML5
6 7 (7.78%) jQuery
6 7 (7.78%) RESTful
7 6 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 5 (5.56%) Web Services
9 4 (4.44%) JSON
9 4 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (3.33%) CSS3
10 3 (3.33%) Kendo UI
10 3 (3.33%) LINQ
11 2 (2.22%) MDX
11 2 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Replication
2 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.56%) PKI
3 5 (5.56%) VLE
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (2.22%) User Experience
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (18.89%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.56%) Linux
5 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.22%) Solaris
7 2 (2.22%) Unix
7 2 (2.22%) VMS
8 1 (1.11%) Android
8 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.00%) Migration
3 17 (18.89%) MVC
4 13 (14.44%) Scrum
5 10 (11.11%) Web Development
6 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.89%) DevOps
6 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 5 (5.56%) ITIL
7 5 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.44%) High Availability
8 4 (4.44%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.44%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) C#
1 22 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 21 (23.33%) SQL
3 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.78%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (2.22%) Java
7 2 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) Delphi
8 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) CISSP
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.11%) MCITP
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 29 (32.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.56%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
6 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.11%) Docker
7 1 (1.11%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (6.67%) SCOM
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
3 4 (4.44%) Ansible
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.22%) SCCM
4 2 (2.22%) SnapMirror
4 2 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 39 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.89%) VMware
3 8 (8.89%) Cisco
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) CA
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix
5 3 (3.33%) HP
5 3 (3.33%) NetApp
5 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.33%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.22%) Dell
6 2 (2.22%) Symantec
6 2 (2.22%) Twitter
6 2 (2.22%) Varonis
7 1 (1.11%) Apple
7 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.11%) EMC
7 1 (1.11%) Verint
7 1 (1.11%) WSO2
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