The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 60 199 297
Rank change year-on-year
+139 +98
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1873 701 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.50% 1.23% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.83% 20.40% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 469 271
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
6076 3437 2546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.35% 6.01% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 2302 1624
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £577 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 57 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £36.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Microsoft Azure Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +138 1789 £450 +5.88% 446
London +119 842 £475 +5.55% 179
South East +76 371 £450 +9.09% 90
West Midlands +62 179 £408 +6.53% 29
City of London +84 157 £500 +2.56% 56
Surrey +36 94 £456 +7.35% 22
South West +63 93 £438 +16.66% 31
Yorkshire +71 84 £425 +13.33% 28
North West +72 81 £450 +11.11% 44
Oxfordshire +20 80 £425 -5.55% 11
Berkshire +64 78 £525 +27.27% 17
West Yorkshire +64 77 £450 +20.00% 23
East of England +18 68 £388 -5.48% 34
Leeds +54 57 £525 +2.38% 14
Birmingham +33 57 £500 +8.10% 11
Manchester +44 56 £425 +5.59% 32
Oxford +7 45 £400 -11.11% 4
Scotland +35 44 £328 +12.93% 8
Coventry +15 44 £400 +28.00% 7
Hampshire +35 42 £400 -11.11% 24
East Midlands +13 39 £400 +14.28% 7
Bristol +24 38 £450 +20.00% 11
Staines +7 35 £500 -4.76% 6
Reading +31 28 £513 +24.30% 7
North East -8 28 £350 -8.19% 4
Shropshire - 28 £400 - 3
Tyne and Wear -6 27 £350 -8.19% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 27 £350 -17.64% 3
Glasgow +36 26 £320 +42.22% 8
Telford - 26 £400 - 3

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 1357 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1242 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 984 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
4 918 (27.56%) Windows
5 884 (26.54%) .NET
6 753 (22.61%) DevOps
7 708 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 706 (21.19%) C#
9 678 (20.35%) Office 365
10 628 (18.85%) SQL Server
11 626 (18.79%) SQL
12 532 (15.97%) JavaScript
13 527 (15.82%) Migration
14 524 (15.73%) PowerShell
15 472 (14.17%) Linux
16 451 (13.54%) Java
17 449 (13.48%) TDD
18 404 (12.13%) PaaS
19 401 (12.04%) ASP.NET
20 397 (11.92%) VMware
21 392 (11.77%) Puppet
22 391 (11.74%) IaaS
23 383 (11.50%) MVC
23 383 (11.50%) SharePoint
24 377 (11.32%) Windows Server
25 376 (11.29%) HTML
26 371 (11.14%) Scrum
27 355 (10.66%) Web Services
28 347 (10.42%) CSS
29 341 (10.24%) Opscode Chef

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 383 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 166 (4.98%) Skype for Business
3 153 (4.59%) OpenStack
4 145 (4.35%) IIS
5 133 (3.99%) MS Exchange
6 125 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
7 79 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
7 79 (2.37%) CMS
8 76 (2.28%) Confluence
9 73 (2.19%) Tomcat
10 62 (1.86%) Apache
11 59 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 55 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 54 (1.62%) Apache Spark
13 54 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
14 52 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 51 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
16 28 (0.84%) nginx
17 27 (0.81%) Apache Pig
17 27 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 337 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 95 (2.85%) MS Office
3 15 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.33%) MS Project
5 10 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.030%) HipChat
9 1 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 134 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
5 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.18%) Maximo
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.060%) assyst
10 1 (0.030%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.030%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.030%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.030%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.030%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.030%) Summit
10 1 (0.030%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1357 (40.74%) Amazon AWS
2 678 (20.35%) Office 365
3 404 (12.13%) PaaS
4 391 (11.74%) IaaS
5 284 (8.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 194 (5.82%) SaaS
7 137 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
8 117 (3.51%) GitHub
9 109 (3.27%) Yammer
10 106 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
11 83 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 61 (1.83%) OneDrive
13 54 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (1.17%) Amazon S3
15 37 (1.11%) OpenShift
16 36 (1.08%) Heroku
17 27 (0.81%) Google App Engine
18 23 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 21 (0.63%) Google Apps
20 20 (0.60%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 225 (6.75%) Firewall
2 214 (6.42%) DNS
3 127 (3.81%) Skype
4 119 (3.57%) VPN
5 105 (3.15%) WAN
6 100 (3.00%) LAN
7 88 (2.64%) DHCP
8 83 (2.49%) Network Security
9 82 (2.46%) HTTP
10 76 (2.28%) SAN
10 76 (2.28%) TCP/IP
11 75 (2.25%) Kerberos
12 65 (1.95%) Wireless
13 63 (1.89%) Internet
14 39 (1.17%) SSL
15 37 (1.11%) LDAP
16 33 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (0.87%) MQTT
18 27 (0.81%) Intranet
19 24 (0.72%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 176 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 166 (4.98%) MongoDB
4 134 (4.02%) Hadoop
5 116 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 114 (3.42%) MySQL
7 107 (3.21%) Big Data
8 86 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 86 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 80 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 70 (2.10%) Power BI
11 68 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 67 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 64 (1.92%) Relational Database
14 61 (1.83%) Couchbase
15 55 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
16 52 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
17 51 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
18 49 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
18 49 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 319 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 298 (8.95%) Jenkins
3 177 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 172 (5.16%) TeamCity
5 170 (5.10%) Octopus Deploy
6 153 (4.59%) Visual Studio
7 143 (4.29%) JIRA
8 93 (2.79%) Maven
9 74 (2.22%) Selenium
10 71 (2.13%) JUnit
11 60 (1.80%) Subversion
11 60 (1.80%) Vagrant
12 58 (1.74%) Cucumber
13 40 (1.20%) Mockito
14 37 (1.11%) Spock
15 36 (1.08%) MSBuild
16 35 (1.05%) NUnit
17 33 (0.99%) SonarQube
18 32 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
19 31 (0.93%) Mercurial
General
1 282 (8.47%) Finance
2 149 (4.47%) Retail
3 72 (2.16%) Banking
4 59 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 56 (1.68%) Marketing
6 55 (1.65%) Advertising
7 53 (1.59%) Publishing
8 49 (1.47%) Legal
9 32 (0.96%) Back Office
10 28 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.63%) Games
12 17 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.45%) Billing
14 13 (0.39%) Front Office
15 12 (0.36%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.30%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.27%) Local Government
18 8 (0.24%) Automotive
18 8 (0.24%) Law
19 7 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 838 (25.16%) Developer
2 728 (21.86%) Architect
3 318 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 312 (9.37%) .NET Developer
5 299 (8.98%) Consultant
6 253 (7.60%) Cloud Architect
7 218 (6.54%) Azure Architect
8 215 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 177 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
10 157 (4.71%) Azure Engineer
11 154 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 153 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 144 (4.32%) Azure Developer
14 140 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 137 (4.11%) Azure Consultant
16 126 (3.78%) Java Developer
16 126 (3.78%) Senior Developer
17 124 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
18 121 (3.63%) Project Manager
19 112 (3.36%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 884 (26.54%) .NET
2 401 (12.04%) ASP.NET
3 376 (11.29%) HTML
4 355 (10.66%) Web Services
5 347 (10.42%) CSS
6 303 (9.10%) AngularJS
7 243 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 217 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 193 (5.79%) REST
10 180 (5.40%) jQuery
11 168 (5.04%) .NET Framework
12 167 (5.01%) JSON
13 149 (4.47%) RESTful
14 141 (4.23%) HTML5
15 122 (3.66%) WCF
16 121 (3.63%) Node.js
16 121 (3.63%) SOAP
17 109 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
18 108 (3.24%) XML
19 93 (2.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 228 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 203 (6.09%) Public Cloud
3 128 (3.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 123 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 100 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 97 (2.91%) User Experience
7 95 (2.85%) Private Cloud
8 66 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 60 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 45 (1.35%) PKI
11 41 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 38 (1.14%) Visualisation
13 33 (0.99%) Digital Media
13 33 (0.99%) Replication
14 32 (0.96%) Clustering
15 28 (0.84%) Blog
16 25 (0.75%) BYOD
16 25 (0.75%) Video on Demand
17 24 (0.72%) Virtual Team
18 21 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 918 (27.56%) Windows
2 472 (14.17%) Linux
3 377 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 210 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (3.03%) Unix
7 87 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 77 (2.31%) Apple iOS
9 71 (2.13%) Android
10 56 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (1.47%) Windows 7
13 46 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 38 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.05%) CentOS
16 28 (0.84%) VMS
17 22 (0.66%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.39%) SUSE
19 7 (0.21%) Solaris
20 6 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (22.61%) DevOps
3 527 (15.82%) Migration
4 449 (13.48%) TDD
5 383 (11.50%) MVC
6 371 (11.14%) Scrum
7 337 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
8 223 (6.69%) High Availability
9 218 (6.54%) Configuration Management
10 214 (6.42%) BDD
11 213 (6.39%) E-Commerce
12 208 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
13 204 (6.12%) ITIL
14 198 (5.94%) CRM
15 193 (5.79%) Microservices
16 189 (5.67%) Open Source
17 175 (5.25%) Continuous Delivery
18 158 (4.74%) TOGAF
19 152 (4.56%) Kanban
20 142 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 706 (21.19%) C#
2 626 (18.79%) SQL
3 532 (15.97%) JavaScript
4 524 (15.73%) PowerShell
5 451 (13.54%) Java
6 253 (7.60%) Python
7 219 (6.57%) Ruby
8 111 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 99 (2.97%) Perl
10 98 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 90 (2.70%) PHP
12 69 (2.07%) Scala
13 67 (2.01%) C
14 59 (1.77%) C++
15 56 (1.68%) Go
16 44 (1.32%) TypeScript
17 39 (1.17%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.90%) VBScript
19 29 (0.87%) R
20 25 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 225 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 175 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 106 (3.18%) Degree
4 103 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (2.28%) CISSP
6 68 (2.04%) MCSE
7 43 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 28 (0.84%) CCNA
9 27 (0.81%) MCSA
10 26 (0.78%) MCITP
11 22 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (0.60%) AWS Certification
13 19 (0.57%) MCP
14 18 (0.54%) CCNP
15 16 (0.48%) CISM
16 14 (0.42%) ISEB
16 14 (0.42%) MCSD
16 14 (0.42%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (2.64%) QA
2 47 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 38 (1.14%) SLA
4 30 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.42%) GCP
7 5 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.060%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.060%) WCAG
9 1 (0.030%) BS7799
9 1 (0.030%) FISMA
9 1 (0.030%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 708 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 264 (7.93%) Docker
3 257 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 185 (5.55%) Hyper-V
5 86 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 81 (2.43%) vCloud
7 64 (1.92%) vSphere
8 53 (1.59%) XenApp
9 39 (1.17%) DFS Replication
10 36 (1.08%) VMware ESX
11 27 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 27 (0.81%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.69%) KVM
13 20 (0.60%) HDFS
14 17 (0.51%) Apache Flume
15 15 (0.45%) Xen
16 12 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.33%) BitLocker
18 10 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 392 (11.77%) Puppet
2 341 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
3 271 (8.14%) Ansible
4 162 (4.86%) SCCM
5 129 (3.87%) SCOM
6 69 (2.07%) Terraform
7 58 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 49 (1.47%) Kubernetes
9 36 (1.08%) Kibana
10 33 (0.99%) logstash
11 28 (0.84%) Mesos
11 28 (0.84%) Nagios
12 24 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 21 (0.63%) Salt
14 18 (0.54%) Ambari
14 18 (0.54%) Packer
15 16 (0.48%) Graphite
15 16 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
16 14 (0.42%) SCVMM
16 14 (0.42%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 1242 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 397 (11.92%) VMware
3 193 (5.79%) Google
4 187 (5.61%) Oracle
5 161 (4.83%) Cisco
6 132 (3.96%) Citrix
7 85 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 76 (2.28%) SAP
9 67 (2.01%) Sitecore
10 63 (1.89%) Splunk
11 61 (1.83%) HP
12 58 (1.74%) Rackspace
13 50 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 44 (1.32%) Dell
14 44 (1.32%) IBM
15 41 (1.23%) NetApp
16 39 (1.17%) Infor
17 34 (1.02%) Xamarin
18 33 (0.99%) Atlassian
19 32 (0.96%) SaltStack
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £ excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
Coded People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £319 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago