Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +28
Contract jobs citing Azure 420 503 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.44% 11.96% 6.73%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.53% 49.22% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 304 192
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £350
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
South East median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £45.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% +132.20% -44.63%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.00 £16.99
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.00 £22.79
South East median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 £23.08
% change year-on-year +50.00% +127.49% +55.14%

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 848 1,022 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.13% 24.30% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 557 436
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £300 £321
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.19 £20.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.95% +26.98% -7.68%
10th Percentile £15.03 £15.78 £12.83
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.00 £34.27
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +12.90% -8.82%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Berkshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 February 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 -2 241 £475 -5.00% 50
Slough +18 24 £471 +1.34% 9
Newbury 0 21 £465 +15.53% 12
Maidenhead +8 12 £485 -7.62% 19
Bracknell -8 12 £468 +3.89% 13
Wokingham +9 3 £456 - 2
Windsor -1 2 £444 -11.25% 1
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 208 (49.52%) Microsoft
2 187 (44.52%) DevOps
3 172 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (40.00%) SQL
5 131 (31.19%) Analytics
6 125 (29.76%) Windows
7 115 (27.38%) PowerShell
8 103 (24.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 102 (24.29%) Data Lake
10 101 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
11 100 (23.81%) Power Platform
12 99 (23.57%) Power BI
13 96 (22.86%) Visual Studio
14 93 (22.14%) PaaS
15 91 (21.67%) IaaS
16 80 (19.05%) .NET
17 76 (18.10%) Security Cleared
17 76 (18.10%) Visual Studio Team System
18 73 (17.38%) C#
19 69 (16.43%) SC Cleared
20 68 (16.19%) AWS
21 62 (14.76%) Infrastructure as Code
22 61 (14.52%) Test Automation
23 58 (13.81%) Data Management
24 53 (12.62%) SaaS
25 51 (12.14%) SQL Server
25 51 (12.14%) HDInsight
26 49 (11.67%) Office 365
27 48 (11.43%) Security Testing
28 47 (11.19%) Web Services

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 17 (4.05%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.10%) Apache
4 8 (1.90%) CMS
5 7 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.43%) Jupyter
7 5 (1.19%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Confluence
9 2 (0.48%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.48%) IIS
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Maya
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 100 (23.81%) Power Platform
2 93 (22.14%) PaaS
3 91 (21.67%) IaaS
4 68 (16.19%) AWS
5 53 (12.62%) SaaS
6 49 (11.67%) Office 365
7 32 (7.62%) Data Lake Analytics
8 30 (7.14%) GCP
9 22 (5.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 21 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (3.33%) Serverless
12 10 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (2.14%) GitHub
14 8 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (1.90%) iPaaS
15 7 (1.67%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
17 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
17 2 (0.48%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.19%) Firewall
2 40 (9.52%) DNS
2 40 (9.52%) VPN
3 37 (8.81%) TCP/IP
4 34 (8.10%) SAN
5 29 (6.90%) Internet
6 28 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
7 27 (6.43%) NAS
8 11 (2.62%) Skype
9 9 (2.14%) DHCP
9 9 (2.14%) Network Security
10 8 (1.90%) WAN
11 7 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.43%) LAN
12 6 (1.43%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.19%) 5G
13 5 (1.19%) HTTP
14 4 (0.95%) SMTP
14 4 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (24.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 102 (24.29%) Data Lake
3 99 (23.57%) Power BI
4 51 (12.14%) HDInsight
4 51 (12.14%) SQL Server
5 38 (9.05%) Big Data
6 27 (6.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (5.00%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.57%) MongoDB
10 13 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (3.10%) Cosmos DB
11 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.90%) Data Mart
13 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.67%) SSDT
14 6 (1.43%) GIS
14 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 96 (22.86%) Visual Studio
2 76 (18.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.33%) JIRA
5 12 (2.86%) Selenium
6 8 (1.90%) NUnit
6 8 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.71%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.71%) ERwin
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.48%) GoCD
10 2 (0.48%) kappa
10 2 (0.48%) Subversion
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.24%) Mocha
General
1 23 (5.48%) Telecoms
2 14 (3.33%) Finance
3 8 (1.90%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.43%) Back Office
5 5 (1.19%) German Language
6 4 (0.95%) Billing
6 4 (0.95%) French Language
6 4 (0.95%) Legal
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
6 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.71%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.24%) Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 82 (19.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 72 (17.14%) Azure Engineer
3 71 (16.90%) Architect
4 60 (14.29%) Developer
5 43 (10.24%) Analyst
5 43 (10.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 31 (7.38%) .NET Developer
7 27 (6.43%) Azure Architect
7 27 (6.43%) Service Analyst
8 25 (5.95%) Azure DevOps
9 24 (5.71%) Service Transition Analyst
9 24 (5.71%) Transition Analyst
10 22 (5.24%) Data Engineer
11 20 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 20 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.05%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.81%) Consultant
13 16 (3.81%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.86%) Azure Developer
14 12 (2.86%) ITIL Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.05%) .NET
2 47 (11.19%) Web Services
3 20 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 19 (4.52%) .NET Core
5 18 (4.29%) CSS
6 17 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (3.81%) .NET Framework
7 16 (3.81%) ASP.NET
8 15 (3.57%) HTML
8 15 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
9 14 (3.33%) SOAP
10 12 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (2.86%) REST
11 11 (2.62%) JSON
12 8 (1.90%) jQuery
13 7 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (1.67%) Middleware
14 6 (1.43%) ASP.NET Core
14 6 (1.43%) Pandas
14 6 (1.43%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.43%) Replication
2 25 (5.95%) Public Cloud
3 20 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.14%) Clustering
6 9 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
8 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.19%) PKI
11 4 (0.95%) Blog
11 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.95%) Lidar
11 4 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.95%) Smart City
12 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (29.76%) Windows
2 29 (6.90%) Linux
3 26 (6.19%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) VMS
8 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.48%) Android
9 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Unix
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (44.52%) DevOps
2 172 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (31.19%) Analytics
4 101 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (14.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 61 (14.52%) Test Automation
7 58 (13.81%) Data Management
8 48 (11.43%) Security Testing
9 45 (10.71%) Data-Driven Testing
10 44 (10.48%) Scrum
11 42 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (8.81%) Computer Science
14 36 (8.57%) Project Delivery
15 35 (8.33%) ITIL
15 35 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (8.10%) Migration
17 32 (7.62%) Data Modelling
18 31 (7.38%) Data Science
19 27 (6.43%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 168 (40.00%) SQL
2 115 (27.38%) PowerShell
3 73 (17.38%) C#
4 46 (10.95%) Python
5 40 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.24%) T-SQL
7 19 (4.52%) R
8 13 (3.10%) Scala
9 10 (2.38%) Java
10 7 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.67%) PHP
11 6 (1.43%) Korn
11 6 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.19%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.95%) C
14 2 (0.48%) C++
14 2 (0.48%) ES6
14 2 (0.48%) F#
14 2 (0.48%) Go
14 2 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.43%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.48%) Degree
4 11 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.19%) CCNA
6 5 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.95%) HNC
7 4 (0.95%) MCITP
8 3 (0.71%) CCNP
8 3 (0.71%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.71%) MCSE
9 2 (0.48%) APMP
9 2 (0.48%) CCIP
9 2 (0.48%) PhD
9 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.48%) QA
2 10 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.95%) GDPR
3 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.24%) NCSC
6 1 (0.24%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.05%) Virtual Machines
3 30 (7.14%) Docker
4 16 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.19%) XenApp
7 3 (0.71%) vSphere
8 2 (0.48%) vCloud
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.95%) Terraform
3 19 (4.52%) Ansible
4 13 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.67%) Puppet
7 6 (1.43%) SCCM
8 5 (1.19%) SCOM
9 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.71%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.71%) Kibana
10 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.48%) MIIS
11 2 (0.48%) Netcool
11 2 (0.48%) Salt
11 2 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 208 (49.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.81%) Oracle
3 34 (8.10%) VMware
4 22 (5.24%) Google
5 17 (4.05%) Informatica
6 15 (3.57%) Citrix
7 13 (3.10%) Databricks
7 13 (3.10%) Workday
8 12 (2.86%) Cisco
9 9 (2.14%) Tableau
10 8 (1.90%) SAP
11 7 (1.67%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.67%) Symantec
12 4 (0.95%) EMC
12 4 (0.95%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.95%) HP
12 4 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.71%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (0.71%) IronPort
13 3 (0.71%) Qualys