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 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 89 121 127
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 0.43% 0.036%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.37% 17.50% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 0
Median daily rate £388 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +122.85%
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
126 80 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.63% 2.44% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 41 19
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +28 20 £320 - 5
Edinburgh +11 15 £400 +13.47% 1
West Lothian +9 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 35 (44.30%) PowerShell
2 33 (41.77%) Windows
3 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
4 30 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (35.44%) Migration
6 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.91%) Active Directory
8 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
8 23 (29.11%) PaaS
9 22 (27.85%) DNS
10 21 (26.58%) Finance
10 21 (26.58%) Docker
11 19 (24.05%) Ansible
11 19 (24.05%) Puppet
11 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
11 19 (24.05%) Linux
11 19 (24.05%) .NET
12 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (21.52%) Jenkins
14 16 (20.25%) Office 365
14 16 (20.25%) DevOps
14 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
14 16 (20.25%) C#
15 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (17.72%) Legal
17 13 (16.46%) Firewall
17 13 (16.46%) SQL
17 13 (16.46%) Python
17 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
17 13 (16.46%) Splunk

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 (11.39%) IIS
2 5 (6.33%) Apache
2 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 23 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 30 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (29.11%) PaaS
3 16 (20.25%) Office 365
4 9 (11.39%) IaaS
5 3 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.53%) Bluemix
6 2 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (2.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.27%) GitHub
7 1 (1.27%) HP Helion
7 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.85%) DNS
2 13 (16.46%) Firewall
3 11 (13.92%) Kerberos
4 6 (7.59%) DHCP
5 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.80%) NAS
6 3 (3.80%) Network Security
6 3 (3.80%) SAN
6 3 (3.80%) SNMP
6 3 (3.80%) SSL
7 2 (2.53%) LDAP
8 1 (1.27%) LAN
8 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.80%) MS Access
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQLite
5 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Power BI
5 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.19%) TeamCity
3 11 (13.92%) MSBuild
3 11 (13.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (7.59%) Maven
4 6 (7.59%) Subversion
5 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.53%) GitLab
7 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.27%) Hudson
7 1 (1.27%) JIRA
7 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.27%) YouTrack
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Architect
2 15 (18.99%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (17.72%) Developer
4 12 (15.19%) .NET Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (13.92%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Azure Architect
7 8 (10.13%) AWS Architect
7 8 (10.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (8.86%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
11 4 (5.06%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) HTML
3 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.39%) AngularJS
4 9 (11.39%) CSS
5 7 (8.86%) jQuery
6 4 (5.06%) Ajax
6 4 (5.06%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.80%) HTML5
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) Middleware
8 2 (2.53%) MSMQ
8 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (1.27%) Kendo UI
9 1 (1.27%) LINQ
9 1 (1.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Hybrid Cloud
2 10 (12.66%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.77%) Windows
2 31 (39.24%) Windows Server
3 19 (24.05%) Linux
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.86%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.06%) Unix
8 2 (2.53%) VMS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) Migration
2 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (20.25%) DevOps
4 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.33%) OO
7 5 (6.33%) SDLC
8 4 (5.06%) High Availability
8 4 (5.06%) Kanban
8 4 (5.06%) Open Source
8 4 (5.06%) TDD
8 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.06%) Web Development
9 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.80%) Database Tuning
9 3 (3.80%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.80%) Scrum
9 3 (3.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.30%) PowerShell
2 16 (20.25%) C#
3 13 (16.46%) Python
3 13 (16.46%) SQL
4 12 (15.19%) Perl
5 11 (13.92%) Ruby
6 10 (12.66%) Java
7 9 (11.39%) Bourne shell
8 8 (10.13%) Bash Shell
8 8 (10.13%) C++
8 8 (10.13%) Korn
9 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.80%) VBA
11 3 (3.80%) VBScript
12 2 (2.53%) PHP
12 2 (2.53%) VB
13 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.53%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.27%) MCP
4 1 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 26 (32.91%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) Docker
3 13 (16.46%) DFS Replication
4 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) UAG
6 1 (1.27%) vCloud
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Ansible
1 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (24.05%) Puppet
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Fluentd
3 2 (2.53%) Graylog
3 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.53%) Mesos
4 1 (1.27%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) OpenView
4 1 (1.27%) SCOM
4 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) Splunk
3 6 (7.59%) VMware
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) Citrix
6 2 (2.53%) Telerik
7 1 (1.27%) CA
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Logi Analytics
7 1 (1.27%) Opsware
7 1 (1.27%) TIBCO