Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +15
Contract jobs citing Azure 199 389 534
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.51% 13.01% 12.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.82% 47.61% 51.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 298 331
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £375
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
South East median daily rate £450 £468 £475
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £60.00 £80.00 £46.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +70.88% +141.58%
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £80.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -64.38% +60.00% +116.66%

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 384 817 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.01% 27.32% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 529 570
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £357 £197 £300
90th Percentile £655 £625 £625
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +2.22% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 17
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.50 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.09% -5.08% +30.91%
10th Percentile £10.19 £16.50 £15.78
90th Percentile £61.22 £82.50 £48.80
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% +11.11% +20.00%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 +2 145 £500 +5.26% 83
Slough -8 7 £513 +13.89% 7
Newbury +21 6 £398 -13.11% 7
Bracknell +5 6 £475 +1.60% 6
Maidenhead -4 3 £313 -29.38% 7
Windsor +1 1 £663 +49.30% 1
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 82 (41.21%) DevOps
2 59 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (28.14%) Microsoft
4 39 (19.60%) AWS
5 38 (19.10%) Migration
6 37 (18.59%) Windows
7 34 (17.09%) SQL
8 25 (12.56%) MuleSoft
9 24 (12.06%) Active Directory
10 23 (11.56%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (10.55%) PowerShell
11 21 (10.55%) SharePoint
12 20 (10.05%) SAP
12 20 (10.05%) Linux
12 20 (10.05%) Telecoms
12 20 (10.05%) Microsoft 365
12 20 (10.05%) Kubernetes
12 20 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (9.55%) Python
13 19 (9.55%) C#
14 18 (9.05%) VMware
14 18 (9.05%) GCP
14 18 (9.05%) Project Delivery
15 17 (8.54%) Git (software)
16 16 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (7.54%) Java
17 15 (7.54%) Terraform
17 15 (7.54%) Test Automation
17 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure

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 21 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.02%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.52%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.51%) DNN
4 3 (1.51%) IIS
4 3 (1.51%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.01%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 2 (1.01%) Predix
5 2 (1.01%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.51%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.51%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.60%) AWS
2 20 (10.05%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (9.05%) GCP
4 16 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (7.04%) Power Platform
6 11 (5.53%) Serverless
7 10 (5.03%) GitHub
8 9 (4.52%) PaaS
9 7 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.52%) IaaS
10 6 (3.02%) OneDrive
10 6 (3.02%) SaaS
11 5 (2.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (2.51%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.51%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.04%) DNS
2 10 (5.03%) Firewall
3 9 (4.52%) VPN
4 8 (4.02%) WAN
5 4 (2.01%) Internet
6 3 (1.51%) BGP
6 3 (1.51%) DHCP
6 3 (1.51%) LAN
6 3 (1.51%) MPLS
6 3 (1.51%) SSH
6 3 (1.51%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.51%) WAAS
7 2 (1.01%) DMVPN
7 2 (1.01%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.01%) IPsec
7 2 (1.01%) Multicast
7 2 (1.01%) OSPF
7 2 (1.01%) SSL
7 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.01%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.03%) Data Lake
2 12 (6.03%) Power BI
3 9 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.52%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (2.51%) Big Data
5 5 (2.51%) GIS
6 4 (2.01%) MySQL
7 3 (1.51%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.51%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.51%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.01%) MS Access
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.01%) Tableau
9 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.03%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.03%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.52%) JIRA
4 7 (3.52%) CMake
4 7 (3.52%) GitLab
4 7 (3.52%) Gradle
4 7 (3.52%) JUnit
5 5 (2.51%) Selenium
6 3 (1.51%) ERwin
6 3 (1.51%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.01%) JMeter
7 2 (1.01%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.01%) Postman
7 2 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.01%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.50%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (10.05%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.03%) Finance
3 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.02%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.01%) Back Office
4 4 (2.01%) Marketing
4 4 (2.01%) Publishing
5 3 (1.51%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Games
6 2 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) German Language
7 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (22.61%) Architect
2 37 (18.59%) Developer
3 24 (12.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (11.06%) Azure DevOps
4 22 (11.06%) Azure Engineer
5 21 (10.55%) Azure Architect
6 20 (10.05%) Consultant
7 15 (7.54%) Analyst
8 11 (5.53%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Data Architect
9 10 (5.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) Cloud Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) CRM Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Azure Consultant
11 8 (4.02%) Azure Developer
11 8 (4.02%) Lead DevOps
11 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (3.52%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.52%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.53%) Middleware
2 10 (5.03%) .NET
2 10 (5.03%) YAML
3 7 (3.52%) .NET Core
3 7 (3.52%) Web Services
4 6 (3.02%) HTML
5 5 (2.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.51%) CSS
5 5 (2.51%) REST
5 5 (2.51%) SOAP
6 4 (2.01%) React
6 4 (2.01%) RESTful
7 3 (1.51%) HTML5
7 3 (1.51%) JSON
8 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.01%) Spring
8 2 (1.01%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.53%) Data Structures
2 9 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.52%) Industry 4.0
5 6 (3.02%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.02%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.02%) Robotics
6 4 (2.01%) Augmented Reality
6 4 (2.01%) CMDB
6 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) Clustering
7 3 (1.51%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) SCADA
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) IVR
8 2 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.59%) Windows
2 20 (10.05%) Linux
3 10 (5.03%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.02%) Android
6 5 (2.51%) Unix
7 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.51%) Solaris
7 3 (1.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.01%) HPUX
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) CentOS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (41.21%) DevOps
2 59 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.10%) Migration
4 20 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (9.05%) Project Delivery
6 16 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.54%) Test Automation
7 15 (7.54%) Test Strategy
8 14 (7.04%) CRM
9 13 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (6.53%) Scrum
10 11 (5.53%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (5.53%) Computer Science
10 11 (5.53%) Microservices
11 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (4.52%) Analytics
12 9 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.52%) Security Architecture
13 8 (4.02%) BDD
13 8 (4.02%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.09%) SQL
2 21 (10.55%) PowerShell
3 19 (9.55%) C#
3 19 (9.55%) Python
4 15 (7.54%) Java
5 13 (6.53%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.03%) C++
7 8 (4.02%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.52%) Go
9 3 (1.51%) Cypher
9 3 (1.51%) Perl
9 3 (1.51%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.01%) C
10 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 12 (6.03%) Degree
2 8 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.01%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.01%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.01%) CBAP
5 2 (1.01%) CCNA
5 2 (1.01%) CCNP
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.01%) ISEB
5 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.50%) CCIE
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) QA
3 5 (2.51%) PMO
4 4 (2.01%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.01%) GDPR
5 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.01%) NIST
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.50%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 24 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.52%) Docker
4 5 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (10.05%) Kubernetes
2 15 (7.54%) Terraform
3 14 (7.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (5.53%) Ansible
5 8 (4.02%) SCCM
6 5 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.01%) Puppet
8 3 (1.51%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.51%) SCOM
9 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.50%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.50%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (28.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.56%) MuleSoft
3 23 (11.56%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (10.05%) SAP
5 18 (9.05%) VMware
6 8 (4.02%) Databricks
6 8 (4.02%) Google
7 6 (3.02%) Cisco
7 6 (3.02%) ESRI
8 4 (2.01%) Meraki
8 4 (2.01%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.01%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.51%) BiZZdesign
9 3 (1.51%) CA
9 3 (1.51%) EMC
9 3 (1.51%) HP
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle
10 2 (1.01%) Alibaba
10 2 (1.01%) NetApp