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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 78 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.05% 0.59% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.61% 22.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 0
Median daily rate £330 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.35 -
% change year-on-year
+32.85% -
Microsoft Azure
UK

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
163 85 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.42% 2.63% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 46 18
Median daily rate £345 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £480 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-27.55% +22.50%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 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
Glasgow +33 27 £320 +42.22% 6
Edinburgh +10 11 £388 +33.62% 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £335 -
West Lothian +5 1 £325 -7.14%
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 40 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 38 (42.22%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 31 (34.44%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 30 (33.33%) Migration
6 25 (27.78%) DNS
7 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.44%) .NET
8 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 22 (24.44%) PaaS
9 20 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 20 (22.22%) Office 365
10 19 (21.11%) Docker
10 19 (21.11%) C#
11 18 (20.00%) Finance
11 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (18.89%) DFS Replication
12 17 (18.89%) Ansible
12 17 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (18.89%) Puppet
12 17 (18.89%) Firewall
13 16 (17.78%) HTML
13 16 (17.78%) Linux
14 15 (16.67%) SQL
14 15 (16.67%) Kerberos
14 15 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 14 (15.56%) AngularJS
15 14 (15.56%) CSS

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 9 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 31 (34.44%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (24.44%) PaaS
3 20 (22.22%) Office 365
4 9 (10.00%) IaaS
5 5 (5.56%) GitHub
6 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.22%) Bluemix
7 2 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.22%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.22%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) HP Helion
8 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.78%) DNS
2 17 (18.89%) Firewall
3 15 (16.67%) Kerberos
4 6 (6.67%) DHCP
5 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.33%) NAS
6 3 (3.33%) Network Security
6 3 (3.33%) SAN
6 3 (3.33%) SNMP
6 3 (3.33%) SSL
7 2 (2.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.11%) LAN
8 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.33%) MS Access
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.22%) SQLite
5 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) Power BI
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.11%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.33%) TeamCity
3 9 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 9 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (8.89%) JIRA
4 8 (8.89%) YouTrack
5 6 (6.67%) Maven
5 6 (6.67%) Subversion
6 3 (3.33%) Selenium
6 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.22%) GitLab
8 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.11%) Hudson
8 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.11%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Architect
2 20 (22.22%) Developer
3 16 (17.78%) Active Directory Engineer
4 14 (15.56%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.56%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.89%) Azure Architect
7 7 (7.78%) AWS Architect
7 7 (7.78%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
9 5 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Azure Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.44%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) .NET
2 16 (17.78%) HTML
3 14 (15.56%) AngularJS
3 14 (15.56%) CSS
4 13 (14.44%) ASP.NET
5 9 (10.00%) jQuery
6 7 (7.78%) HTML5
7 5 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (5.56%) Web Services
8 4 (4.44%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.44%) Ajax
8 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.33%) CSS3
9 3 (3.33%) Kendo UI
9 3 (3.33%) LINQ
10 2 (2.22%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.22%) Middleware
10 2 (2.22%) MSMQ
10 2 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.56%) VLE
4 4 (4.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) User Experience
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Windows
2 36 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.78%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.78%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.44%) Unix
9 2 (2.22%) VMS
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) Migration
2 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (15.56%) DevOps
5 11 (12.22%) Configuration Management
5 11 (12.22%) Scrum
6 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.89%) Web Development
7 7 (7.78%) OO
8 6 (6.67%) High Availability
9 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.56%) Front End Development
9 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.56%) SDLC
10 4 (4.44%) MVC
10 4 (4.44%) OOP
10 4 (4.44%) Open Source
10 4 (4.44%) TDD
10 4 (4.44%) Test Scripting
10 4 (4.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 19 (21.11%) C#
3 15 (16.67%) SQL
4 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.22%) Python
6 10 (11.11%) Perl
7 9 (10.00%) Ruby
8 8 (8.89%) Java
9 7 (7.78%) Bourne shell
10 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.67%) C++
10 6 (6.67%) Korn
11 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.33%) VBA
11 3 (3.33%) VBScript
12 2 (2.22%) PHP
12 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Degree
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 30 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.11%) Docker
3 17 (18.89%) DFS Replication
4 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.11%) UAG
6 1 (1.11%) vCloud
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) Ansible
1 17 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (18.89%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Fluentd
2 2 (2.22%) Graylog
2 2 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.22%) Mesos
2 2 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) OpenView
3 1 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.22%) Splunk
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.33%) Telerik
6 2 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.11%) CA
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (1.11%) Opsware
7 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
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