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 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 68 221 326
Rank change year-on-year
+153 +105
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1648 620 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 1.09% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.80% 18.05% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 378 219
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.03% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%

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
5531 3434 2334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.24% 6.02% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3898 2273 1502
Median daily rate £465 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 48 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.63 £44.50 £30.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +29.41%

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 July 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 July 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 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
England +134 1574 £450 +12.56% 407
London +112 764 £475 +9.13% 162
South East +93 299 £456 +7.35% 82
West Midlands +38 140 £400 +4.57% 28
City of London +88 123 £475 +7.83% 41
South West +56 105 £438 +34.61% 25
Yorkshire +66 84 £513 +28.12% 29
Berkshire +64 83 £450 +2.56% 12
Surrey +31 83 £450 -5.26% 15
West Yorkshire +53 67 £525 +31.25% 19
East of England +34 58 £388 +6.89% 22
North West +21 52 £425 +30.76% 35
East Midlands +40 50 £550 +50.68% 13
Oxfordshire +39 47 £475 +7.04% 12
Bristol +28 46 £450 +35.84% 6
Reading +40 44 £450 +2.27% 4
Leeds +37 42 £550 +46.66% 16
Birmingham +12 38 £404 -6.64% 10
Scotland +33 37 £388 +30.25% 16
Staines +8 36 £525 -
Coventry 0 36 £388 +15.67% 8
Manchester +23 35 £425 +36.00% 25
Hampshire +18 26 £450 - 28
Nottingham +20 25 £600 +41.17% 4
Nottinghamshire +14 25 £600 +41.17% 5
Oxford +10 25 £450 +1.40% 6
Telford - 22 £410 -
Shropshire - 22 £410 -
Wiltshire +4 21 £525 +61.53% 3
West Sussex +3 19 £400 +102.53% 4

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 1185 (39.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1175 (38.82%) Microsoft
3 870 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 834 (27.55%) Windows
5 784 (25.90%) .NET
6 674 (22.27%) DevOps
7 634 (20.94%) Active Directory
8 622 (20.55%) C#
9 620 (20.48%) SQL
10 616 (20.35%) Office 365
11 586 (19.36%) SQL Server
12 483 (15.96%) Linux
13 460 (15.20%) PowerShell
14 458 (15.13%) JavaScript
15 451 (14.90%) Puppet
16 448 (14.80%) Migration
17 436 (14.40%) Java
18 386 (12.75%) VMware
19 381 (12.59%) TDD
20 365 (12.06%) IaaS
21 363 (11.99%) PaaS
22 362 (11.96%) SharePoint
23 350 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
24 340 (11.23%) ASP.NET
25 336 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
26 335 (11.07%) MVC
27 334 (11.03%) HTML
28 329 (10.87%) Git (software)
29 322 (10.64%) Windows Server
30 310 (10.24%) MS Excel

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
1 362 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 228 (7.53%) OpenStack
3 146 (4.82%) Skype for Business
4 118 (3.90%) IIS
5 110 (3.63%) MS Exchange
6 92 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (2.38%) Confluence
8 56 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 53 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 53 (1.75%) CMS
10 52 (1.72%) Tomcat
11 42 (1.39%) Apache Spark
12 41 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 38 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 38 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 36 (1.19%) Apache
15 35 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 28 (0.93%) WebLogic
17 27 (0.89%) nginx
18 21 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 310 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 110 (3.63%) MS Office
3 29 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.63%) MS Project
6 17 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.033%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.033%) InVision
9 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 130 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
4 6 (0.20%) Maximo
4 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.066%) assyst
9 1 (0.033%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.033%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.033%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.033%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.033%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.033%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.033%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1185 (39.15%) Amazon AWS
2 616 (20.35%) Office 365
3 365 (12.06%) IaaS
4 363 (11.99%) PaaS
5 277 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 184 (6.08%) SaaS
7 149 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
8 91 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
9 82 (2.71%) Yammer
10 75 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 74 (2.44%) GitHub
12 46 (1.52%) Amazon S3
13 43 (1.42%) Heroku
14 42 (1.39%) OneDrive
15 39 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
16 35 (1.16%) Google App Engine
17 28 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (0.66%) Google Apps
19 14 (0.46%) TestFlight
20 11 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (6.61%) Firewall
2 192 (6.34%) DNS
3 141 (4.66%) VPN
4 110 (3.63%) Skype
5 94 (3.11%) WAN
6 90 (2.97%) Network Security
7 89 (2.94%) LAN
8 80 (2.64%) TCP/IP
9 77 (2.54%) DHCP
9 77 (2.54%) SAN
10 71 (2.35%) HTTP
11 69 (2.28%) Internet
12 65 (2.15%) Wireless
13 53 (1.75%) SSL
14 39 (1.29%) Kerberos
15 35 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (0.83%) LDAP
17 24 (0.79%) Intranet
18 23 (0.76%) VLAN
19 20 (0.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 150 (4.96%) NoSQL
3 148 (4.89%) MongoDB
4 134 (4.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 115 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 101 (3.34%) MySQL
7 99 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
8 82 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 81 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 76 (2.51%) Big Data
11 73 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 68 (2.25%) Relational Database
13 62 (2.05%) Redis
14 59 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
15 57 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 57 (1.88%) Power BI
16 55 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
17 53 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
18 51 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
19 50 (1.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 329 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 252 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 148 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 147 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 142 (4.69%) JIRA
6 140 (4.63%) TeamCity
7 116 (3.83%) Visual Studio
8 105 (3.47%) Maven
9 85 (2.81%) Vagrant
10 56 (1.85%) JUnit
11 54 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 51 (1.68%) Subversion
13 44 (1.45%) MSBuild
14 43 (1.42%) Selenium
15 41 (1.35%) Cucumber
16 40 (1.32%) Artifactory
17 32 (1.06%) Ant
18 31 (1.02%) NuGet
19 30 (0.99%) Mockito
20 26 (0.86%) Hudson
General
1 257 (8.49%) Finance
2 112 (3.70%) Retail
3 66 (2.18%) Banking
4 61 (2.02%) Marketing
5 51 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.39%) Publishing
7 38 (1.26%) Back Office
8 36 (1.19%) Advertising
8 36 (1.19%) Legal
9 24 (0.79%) Front Office
10 23 (0.76%) Games
10 23 (0.76%) Local Government
10 23 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.36%) German Language
12 11 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.33%) Automotive
13 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.26%) Billing
14 8 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 765 (25.27%) Developer
2 616 (20.35%) Architect
3 304 (10.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 297 (9.81%) Consultant
5 279 (9.22%) .NET Developer
6 222 (7.33%) C# Developer
7 205 (6.77%) Cloud Architect
8 168 (5.55%) Azure Architect
9 161 (5.32%) Azure Engineer
10 154 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
11 153 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
11 153 (5.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 134 (4.43%) Azure Consultant
13 133 (4.39%) Azure Developer
14 132 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 120 (3.96%) Project Manager
16 118 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
17 110 (3.63%) Senior Developer
18 106 (3.50%) Analyst
19 97 (3.20%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 784 (25.90%) .NET
2 340 (11.23%) ASP.NET
3 334 (11.03%) HTML
4 309 (10.21%) Web Services
5 292 (9.65%) CSS
6 228 (7.53%) AngularJS
7 204 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 172 (5.68%) REST
9 158 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 146 (4.82%) jQuery
11 144 (4.76%) HTML5
12 121 (4.00%) .NET Framework
13 113 (3.73%) WCF
14 110 (3.63%) RESTful
15 104 (3.44%) JSON
15 104 (3.44%) Node.js
16 101 (3.34%) RabbitMQ
17 96 (3.17%) XML
18 87 (2.87%) SOAP
19 86 (2.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 208 (6.87%) Data Centre
2 144 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 104 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 88 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 84 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 72 (2.38%) User Experience
8 64 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 62 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 38 (1.26%) PKI
12 37 (1.22%) Clustering
13 29 (0.96%) Visualisation
14 27 (0.89%) Replication
15 25 (0.83%) Digital Media
16 22 (0.73%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.66%) Data Structures
18 19 (0.63%) Blog
18 19 (0.63%) Hedge funds
19 18 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 834 (27.55%) Windows
2 483 (15.96%) Linux
3 322 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 174 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 125 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (3.44%) Unix
7 73 (2.41%) Windows 10
8 55 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 46 (1.52%) Android
10 45 (1.49%) VMS
11 42 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 42 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.02%) CentOS
14 29 (0.96%) Mac OS X
15 28 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.83%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.36%) Solaris
18 10 (0.33%) SUSE
19 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (22.27%) DevOps
3 448 (14.80%) Migration
4 381 (12.59%) TDD
5 336 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
6 335 (11.07%) MVC
7 278 (9.18%) Scrum
8 225 (7.43%) Configuration Management
9 196 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
10 195 (6.44%) Software Engineering
11 193 (6.38%) CRM
12 180 (5.95%) BDD
13 177 (5.85%) Continuous Delivery
13 177 (5.85%) E-Commerce
13 177 (5.85%) ITIL
14 166 (5.48%) Open Source
15 155 (5.12%) High Availability
16 132 (4.36%) Project Management
17 129 (4.26%) TOGAF
18 128 (4.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 622 (20.55%) C#
2 620 (20.48%) SQL
3 460 (15.20%) PowerShell
4 458 (15.13%) JavaScript
5 436 (14.40%) Java
6 269 (8.89%) Ruby
7 247 (8.16%) Python
8 118 (3.90%) Perl
9 115 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 96 (3.17%) T-SQL
11 88 (2.91%) PHP
12 71 (2.35%) Shell Script
13 65 (2.15%) C++
14 62 (2.05%) Go
15 61 (2.02%) Scala
16 40 (1.32%) C
17 32 (1.06%) TypeScript
18 31 (1.02%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.79%) VBScript
20 23 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 216 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 160 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 113 (3.73%) Degree
4 105 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (2.21%) CISSP
6 63 (2.08%) MCSE
7 37 (1.22%) MCITP
8 30 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.89%) MCTS
10 24 (0.79%) CCNA
11 23 (0.76%) MCSA
12 18 (0.59%) ISEB
13 16 (0.53%) AWS Certification
14 15 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.50%) CISM
14 15 (0.50%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.46%) MCSD
16 13 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.81%) QA
2 42 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.73%) SLA
6 18 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.33%) GCP
8 5 (0.17%) COBIT
9 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.033%) BS7799
10 1 (0.033%) FISMA
10 1 (0.033%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.033%) HIPAA
System Software
1 634 (20.94%) Active Directory
2 253 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 251 (8.29%) Docker
4 166 (5.48%) Hyper-V
5 84 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 77 (2.54%) vCloud
7 71 (2.35%) vSphere
8 34 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 30 (0.99%) XenApp
10 29 (0.96%) DFS Replication
11 26 (0.86%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.76%) KVM
13 21 (0.69%) Xen
14 16 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.46%) HDFS
15 14 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.30%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 451 (14.90%) Puppet
2 350 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
3 281 (9.28%) Ansible
4 153 (5.05%) SCCM
5 112 (3.70%) SCOM
6 88 (2.91%) Terraform
7 66 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 64 (2.11%) Kubernetes
9 48 (1.59%) Packer
10 41 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 37 (1.22%) Mesos
12 36 (1.19%) Consul
12 36 (1.19%) Uchiwa
13 34 (1.12%) Kibana
13 34 (1.12%) logstash
14 32 (1.06%) Graphite
15 31 (1.02%) Nagios
16 27 (0.89%) Salt
17 25 (0.83%) Grafana
18 20 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1175 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 386 (12.75%) VMware
3 208 (6.87%) Google
4 199 (6.57%) Oracle
5 150 (4.96%) Cisco
6 108 (3.57%) Citrix
7 77 (2.54%) Splunk
8 68 (2.25%) Atlassian
9 67 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 62 (2.05%) SAP
11 56 (1.85%) Rackspace
12 53 (1.75%) HP
12 53 (1.75%) Sitecore
13 51 (1.68%) IBM
14 44 (1.45%) Dell
15 43 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
16 34 (1.12%) EMC
16 34 (1.12%) Infor
17 33 (1.09%) NetApp
18 30 (0.99%) ForgeRock
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago