Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 186 580 338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.30% 13.55% 8.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.82% 50.70% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 354 198
Median daily rate £520 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £388 £372 £350
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 29 0
Median hourly rate £82.00 £67.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.48% - -
South East median hourly rate £55.25 £66.25 £18.89
% change year-on-year -16.60% +250.71% +14.48%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 381 1,144 826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.23% 26.74% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 646 442
Median daily rate £500 £461 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% +2.50% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £622 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 51 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £48.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.08% +140.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £16.50 £20.00 £18.11
90th Percentile £54.05 £83.75 £26.90
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.25 £18.89
% change year-on-year -36.17% +86.61% +14.48%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 121 £538 +7.50% 27
Maidenhead +15 13 £413 -2.31% 4
Slough +13 6 £475 +5.56% 6
Bracknell -3 5 £600 +26.32% 2
Wokingham +10 2 £550 +46.67% 2
Newbury 0 2 - - 7
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 109 (58.60%) DevOps
2 89 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (36.56%) SQL
4 66 (35.48%) Analytics
5 64 (34.41%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (32.26%) Power Platform
7 58 (31.18%) Data Lake
7 58 (31.18%) Microsoft
8 56 (30.11%) Power BI
9 42 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (21.51%) AWS
11 39 (20.97%) Data Modelling
12 38 (20.43%) Windows
13 36 (19.35%) PowerShell
14 35 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (15.59%) IaaS
17 29 (15.59%) PaaS
18 28 (15.05%) Linux
18 28 (15.05%) Visual Studio
19 26 (13.98%) Scrum
19 26 (13.98%) Data Management
20 25 (13.44%) Machine Learning
21 24 (12.90%) Test Automation
21 24 (12.90%) C#
22 23 (12.37%) Informatica
23 22 (11.83%) .NET
23 22 (11.83%) Data Architecture
23 22 (11.83%) Big Data

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (4.84%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.69%) Apache
4 3 (1.61%) SAS
5 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.54%) Drupal
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.54%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) nginx
6 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (32.26%) Power Platform
2 40 (21.51%) AWS
3 29 (15.59%) IaaS
3 29 (15.59%) PaaS
4 16 (8.60%) Office 365
5 12 (6.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (4.30%) GCP
7 7 (3.76%) PowerApps
8 6 (3.23%) SaaS
8 6 (3.23%) Serverless
9 5 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (2.69%) GitHub
10 4 (2.15%) Azure Functions
10 4 (2.15%) Logic Apps
11 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (1.08%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.54%) Apigee
12 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.54%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) DNS
1 6 (3.23%) Firewall
2 4 (2.15%) Skype
2 4 (2.15%) VPN
2 4 (2.15%) WAN
3 3 (1.61%) DHCP
3 3 (1.61%) LAN
4 2 (1.08%) 4G
4 2 (1.08%) Network Security
4 2 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.08%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) 5G
5 1 (0.54%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.54%) FCAPS
5 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.54%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (31.18%) Data Lake
2 56 (30.11%) Power BI
3 42 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (11.83%) Big Data
5 22 (11.83%) HDInsight
6 21 (11.29%) SQL Server
7 17 (9.14%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.08%) MySQL
10 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.08%) Snowflake Schema
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) GIS
11 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 28 (15.05%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.69%) Selenium
4 3 (1.61%) Ant
4 3 (1.61%) Maven
4 3 (1.61%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.08%) JIRA
6 1 (0.54%) Babel
6 1 (0.54%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) Mocha
6 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.54%) TestNG
General
1 18 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.38%) Finance
3 5 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.15%) Law
4 4 (2.15%) Legal
4 4 (2.15%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (24.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (18.82%) Azure Engineer
3 33 (17.74%) Architect
4 28 (15.05%) Developer
5 27 (14.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 18 (9.68%) Azure DevOps
7 14 (7.53%) Data Engineer
8 12 (6.45%) Data Architect
8 12 (6.45%) Lead DevOps
8 12 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.38%) Data Analytics Architect
10 9 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (4.30%) Power BI Developer
11 8 (4.30%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.83%) .NET
2 8 (4.30%) AngularJS
2 8 (4.30%) React
3 7 (3.76%) RESTful
4 6 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.23%) CSS
4 6 (3.23%) HTML
5 5 (2.69%) .NET Core
5 5 (2.69%) Angular 2
6 4 (2.15%) Node.js
7 3 (1.61%) jQuery
7 3 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.61%) WCF
7 3 (1.61%) Web Services
8 2 (1.08%) CSS3
8 2 (1.08%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.08%) HTML5
8 2 (1.08%) Kafka
8 2 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.15%) PKI
4 3 (1.61%) CMDB
4 3 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) Blog
5 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.54%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.43%) Windows
2 28 (15.05%) Linux
3 17 (9.14%) VMS
4 7 (3.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (58.60%) DevOps
2 89 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (35.48%) Analytics
4 64 (34.41%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (20.97%) Data Modelling
6 32 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 26 (13.98%) Data Management
8 26 (13.98%) Scrum
9 25 (13.44%) Machine Learning
10 24 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 22 (11.83%) Data Architecture
12 20 (10.75%) Security Testing
13 19 (10.22%) Data Security
13 19 (10.22%) Task Automation
14 18 (9.68%) Configuration Management
14 18 (9.68%) Project Delivery
15 17 (9.14%) Data-Driven Testing
15 17 (9.14%) Microservices
15 17 (9.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (36.56%) SQL
2 36 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 24 (12.90%) C#
4 18 (9.68%) Python
5 14 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.38%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.30%) Java
8 6 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (2.69%) Scala
10 3 (1.61%) C++
10 3 (1.61%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.08%) Korn
11 2 (1.08%) PHP
11 2 (1.08%) Ruby
12 1 (0.54%) C
12 1 (0.54%) ES6
12 1 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (5.91%) Degree
2 7 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PMP
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 21 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (7.53%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.45%) Docker
4 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.54%) HDFS
5 1 (0.54%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.54%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.54%) vCloud
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (10.22%) Ansible
2 15 (8.06%) Kubernetes
3 13 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.99%) Puppet
4 10 (5.38%) Terraform
5 7 (3.76%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) Demisto
6 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) QRadar
6 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.37%) Informatica
3 10 (5.38%) Hortonworks
4 7 (3.76%) Databricks
5 6 (3.23%) VMware
6 5 (2.69%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.15%) Cisco
8 3 (1.61%) Google
8 3 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.61%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.61%) Snow
8 3 (1.61%) Tableau
9 2 (1.08%) SAP
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe
10 1 (0.54%) BMC
10 1 (0.54%) CA
10 1 (0.54%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle
10 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.54%) Veeam