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 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / Scotland
Rank 64 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 42 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.50% 1.18% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.06% 23.62% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 7
Median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-55.71% +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
131 127 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.81% 4.98% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 29
Median daily rate £375 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 January 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 24 January 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
Edinburgh +15 20 £400 +3.22% 2
Glasgow +25 18 £315 -16.00% 6
West Lothian - 3 £350 - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 35 (44.87%) SQL Server
2 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 26 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 25 (32.05%) Windows
5 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (29.49%) .NET
6 21 (26.92%) C#
7 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
8 19 (24.36%) DNS
9 17 (21.79%) SQL
10 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
10 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
10 16 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
11 15 (19.23%) Office 365
12 13 (16.67%) Migration
12 13 (16.67%) AngularJS
13 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
13 12 (15.38%) Scrum
13 12 (15.38%) DHCP
13 12 (15.38%) CSS
13 12 (15.38%) HTML
14 11 (14.10%) VMware
14 11 (14.10%) MVC
14 11 (14.10%) JIRA
15 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.82%) Finance
15 10 (12.82%) YouTrack
16 8 (10.26%) Firewall
16 8 (10.26%) 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 8 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.13%) IIS
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.56%) CMS
6 2 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Confluence
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.28%) Liferay
7 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (19.23%) Office 365
3 7 (8.97%) IaaS
4 5 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.41%) GitHub
4 5 (6.41%) PaaS
5 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.36%) DNS
2 12 (15.38%) DHCP
3 8 (10.26%) Firewall
4 4 (5.13%) Kerberos
4 4 (5.13%) WAN
5 3 (3.85%) PABX
5 3 (3.85%) Skype
5 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.85%) VoIP
6 2 (2.56%) LDAP
6 2 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.87%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.85%) Power BI
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) JIRA
2 10 (12.82%) YouTrack
3 6 (7.69%) Selenium
4 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.28%) git-flow
6 1 (1.28%) GitLab
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) Maven
6 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Law
2 2 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) .NET Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Architect
4 9 (11.54%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Active Directory Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 12 (15.38%) CSS
4 12 (15.38%) HTML
5 7 (8.97%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.97%) jQuery
5 7 (8.97%) RESTful
6 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.69%) HTML5
7 4 (5.13%) JSON
7 4 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.85%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.85%) Kendo UI
8 3 (3.85%) LINQ
8 3 (3.85%) Web Services
9 2 (2.56%) CSS3
9 2 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Replication
2 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.41%) PKI
3 5 (6.41%) VLE
4 4 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.56%) Statistics
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) Linux
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
5 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.56%) VMS
7 1 (1.28%) Android
7 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.67%) Migration
3 12 (15.38%) Scrum
4 11 (14.10%) MVC
5 8 (10.26%) DevOps
6 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.97%) OO
6 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.97%) Web Development
7 5 (6.41%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.41%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Microservices
7 5 (6.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (6.41%) OOP
8 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.13%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.13%) High Availability
8 4 (5.13%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) C#
2 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 17 (21.79%) SQL
4 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (2.56%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) Delphi
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CISSP
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 26 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.41%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.56%) Docker
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
6 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.28%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.41%) Puppet
2 4 (5.13%) Ansible
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.85%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 2 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.28%) Fluentd
5 1 (1.28%) Graylog
5 1 (1.28%) Simpana
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) VMware
3 7 (8.97%) Cisco
4 2 (2.56%) CA
4 2 (2.56%) Citrix
4 2 (2.56%) Dell
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.56%) Splunk
4 2 (2.56%) Symantec
4 2 (2.56%) Varonis
5 1 (1.28%) Apple
5 1 (1.28%) Borland
5 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.28%) CommVault
5 1 (1.28%) Telerik
5 1 (1.28%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) Verint
5 1 (1.28%) WSO2
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