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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 96 131 129
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 38 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 0.28% 0.037%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.20% 10.71% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 0
Median daily rate £388 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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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
118 84 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.55% 2.64% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 42 21
Median daily rate £375 £363 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £186 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

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 23 July 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 23 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
Glasgow +21 19 £363 +22.88% 10
Edinburgh +10 16 £388 +5.08% 4
Renfrewshire - 2 £313 -
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Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 36 (41.38%) Microsoft
1 36 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (39.08%) PowerShell
3 31 (35.63%) Windows
4 29 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 27 (31.03%) Migration
6 24 (27.59%) Active Directory
7 23 (26.44%) DNS
8 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (24.14%) Docker
9 20 (22.99%) Finance
9 20 (22.99%) .NET
9 20 (22.99%) PaaS
9 20 (22.99%) Puppet
9 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
10 19 (21.84%) Linux
11 17 (19.54%) Jenkins
11 17 (19.54%) Ansible
12 16 (18.39%) Office 365
12 16 (18.39%) C#
12 16 (18.39%) DevOps
12 16 (18.39%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (17.24%) SQL
14 14 (16.09%) Legal
15 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
15 13 (14.94%) Firewall
15 13 (14.94%) HTML

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 (10.34%) IIS
2 6 (6.90%) Apache
3 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.30%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) nginx
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 36 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (22.99%) PaaS
3 16 (18.39%) Office 365
4 6 (6.90%) IaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.30%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.30%) Bluemix
5 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.15%) GitHub
6 1 (1.15%) HP Helion
6 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) DNS
2 13 (14.94%) Firewall
3 11 (12.64%) Kerberos
4 5 (5.75%) DHCP
4 5 (5.75%) SAN
5 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.45%) NAS
6 3 (3.45%) Network Security
6 3 (3.45%) SNMP
6 3 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (1.15%) FTP
7 1 (1.15%) HTTP
7 1 (1.15%) IPsec
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.60%) HDInsight
6 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.45%) MS Access
6 3 (3.45%) MySQL
6 3 (3.45%) OLTP
7 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) SQLite
8 1 (1.15%) Power BI
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.79%) TeamCity
3 11 (12.64%) MSBuild
3 11 (12.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (6.90%) Maven
4 6 (6.90%) Subversion
5 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.30%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) GitLab
7 1 (1.15%) Hudson
7 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.15%) YouTrack
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 14 (16.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Architect
2 14 (16.09%) Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Cloud Architect
3 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (12.64%) Active Directory Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Technical Architect
5 10 (11.49%) Azure Architect
6 9 (10.34%) .NET Developer
7 8 (9.20%) AWS Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Server Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.60%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) .NET
2 13 (14.94%) HTML
3 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.20%) AngularJS
4 8 (9.20%) CSS
5 7 (8.05%) jQuery
6 5 (5.75%) HTML5
6 5 (5.75%) Web Services
7 4 (4.60%) Ajax
7 4 (4.60%) WCF
8 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.45%) Middleware
9 2 (2.30%) MSMQ
9 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.15%) CSS3
10 1 (1.15%) D3.js
10 1 (1.15%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.15%) Highcharts JS
10 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (11.49%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.15%) Clustering
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Windows
2 29 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 19 (21.84%) Linux
4 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Windows 10
6 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.60%) Unix
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Migration
2 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (18.39%) DevOps
5 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
6 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.05%) ETL
8 6 (6.90%) SDLC
9 5 (5.75%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.75%) Web Development
10 4 (4.60%) Analytics
10 4 (4.60%) Kanban
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.60%) RAD
10 4 (4.60%) TDD
11 3 (3.45%) Database Tuning
11 3 (3.45%) Multithreading
11 3 (3.45%) Open Source
11 3 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.45%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) PowerShell
2 16 (18.39%) C#
3 15 (17.24%) SQL
4 12 (13.79%) Python
5 11 (12.64%) Java
5 11 (12.64%) Perl
6 10 (11.49%) Ruby
7 9 (10.34%) Bourne shell
8 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
8 8 (9.20%) C++
8 8 (9.20%) Korn
9 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.45%) VBA
11 3 (3.45%) VBScript
12 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.30%) VB
13 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.15%) MCITP
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.14%) Docker
3 13 (14.94%) DFS Replication
4 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) UAG
6 1 (1.15%) vCloud
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.15%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (22.99%) Puppet
2 17 (19.54%) Ansible
3 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.30%) Mesos
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Fluentd
4 1 (1.15%) Graylog
4 1 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) OpenView
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Splunk
3 10 (11.49%) Oracle
4 8 (9.20%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.30%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) Telerik
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.15%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.15%) CA
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (1.15%) Opsware
7 1 (1.15%) Sybase
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.15%) Veeam
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