Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +11
Contract jobs citing Azure 342 157 594
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.63% 15.02% 14.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.58% 52.33% 53.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 127 362
10th Percentile £362 £393 £356
25th Percentile £434 £456 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £520 £480
Median % change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33% +1.05%
75th Percentile £588 £631 £572
90th Percentile £638 £675 £650
South East median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 32
10th Percentile £47.38 " £45.30
25th Percentile £60.75 £81.00 £63.75
Median hourly rate £71.00 £82.00 £77.50
Median % change year-on-year -13.41% +5.81% -
75th Percentile £75.19 £83.00 £82.50
90th Percentile £81.25 " £83.75
South East median hourly rate £65.50 £50.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year +31.00% -35.48% +384.38%

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 704 300 1,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.11% 28.71% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 228 669
10th Percentile £285 £359 £300
25th Percentile £388 £440 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £521 £460
Median % change year-on-year -4.08% +13.32% +2.22%
75th Percentile £588 £627 £550
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
South East median daily rate £495 £480 £451
% change year-on-year +3.18% +6.49% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 55
10th Percentile £9.67 £17.00 £17.15
25th Percentile £10.19 £19.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate £21.05 £23.00 £67.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.48% -65.93% +237.50%
75th Percentile £69.94 £54.63 £82.50
90th Percentile £73.08 £57.50 £83.75
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +127.27% -38.89% +114.93%

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 24 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 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 -2 233 £520 -3.26% 66
Slough +7 34 £400 -16.67% 15
Bracknell -11 15 £300 -50.00% 9
Newbury +11 8 £388 +103.95% 7
Maidenhead -6 8 £450 +9.09% 4
Wokingham +8 6 £570 +3.64% 16
Windsor - 2 £650 -
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 162 (47.37%) DevOps
2 138 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (36.55%) Microsoft
4 88 (25.73%) Social Skills
5 86 (25.15%) SQL
6 69 (20.18%) AWS
7 63 (18.42%) Active Directory
8 58 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
9 52 (15.20%) Migration
10 48 (14.04%) Windows
10 48 (14.04%) GCP
11 47 (13.74%) Analytics
12 45 (13.16%) Power Platform
12 45 (13.16%) .NET
13 42 (12.28%) Python
14 40 (11.70%) Power BI
15 39 (11.40%) Scrum
16 38 (11.11%) JavaScript
17 35 (10.23%) Finance
17 35 (10.23%) Data Modelling
17 35 (10.23%) Microsoft 365
17 35 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
18 34 (9.94%) Terraform
18 34 (9.94%) ETL
18 34 (9.94%) C#
18 34 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (9.06%) SQL Server
21 30 (8.77%) PowerShell
21 30 (8.77%) Kubernetes

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 16 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.22%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.75%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.88%) CMS
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.58%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.58%) SPSS
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Maximo
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Primavera
3 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 69 (20.18%) AWS
2 48 (14.04%) GCP
3 45 (13.16%) Power Platform
4 35 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (10.23%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (6.73%) Serverless
6 20 (5.85%) PaaS
7 16 (4.68%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (4.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 15 (4.39%) PowerApps
9 14 (4.09%) Azure Stack
10 13 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (3.51%) SaaS
12 10 (2.92%) Azure Functions
13 9 (2.63%) Azure Sentinel
14 8 (2.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 8 (2.34%) GitHub
15 7 (2.05%) Azure Logic Apps
15 7 (2.05%) Azure Service Bus
16 6 (1.75%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.39%) Firewall
2 13 (3.80%) DNS
3 8 (2.34%) VPN
4 6 (1.75%) Network Security
4 6 (1.75%) WAN
5 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.17%) DHCP
6 4 (1.17%) SAN
6 4 (1.17%) SD-WAN
6 4 (1.17%) VLAN
7 3 (0.88%) IPsec
7 3 (0.88%) LAN
8 2 (0.58%) BGP
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.58%) OSPF
8 2 (0.58%) Skype
8 2 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.70%) Power BI
2 33 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (9.06%) SQL Server
4 25 (7.31%) Data Lake
5 19 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 16 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.22%) Big Data
9 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.63%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.63%) MySQL
11 7 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.05%) Tableau
12 5 (1.46%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.17%) Redis
13 4 (1.17%) SAP HANA
13 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (4.97%) JIRA
2 15 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.05%) SpecFlow
5 6 (1.75%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.17%) MSI
7 3 (0.88%) JMeter
7 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.58%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.58%) Gatling
8 2 (0.58%) GitLab
8 2 (0.58%) Selenium
8 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.29%) Appium
9 1 (0.29%) Babel
9 1 (0.29%) git-flow
9 1 (0.29%) Protractor
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 88 (25.73%) Social Skills
2 35 (10.23%) Finance
3 28 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.22%) Retail
6 9 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (1.46%) Law
7 5 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.17%) Back Office
8 4 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.17%) Marketing
8 4 (1.17%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.88%) Electronics
9 3 (0.88%) Legal
9 3 (0.88%) Publishing
10 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) French Language
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (18.71%) Developer
2 44 (12.87%) Architect
3 39 (11.40%) Azure Engineer
4 36 (10.53%) Consultant
5 27 (7.89%) Analyst
6 25 (7.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.97%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.68%) .NET Developer
9 16 (4.68%) Data Engineer
10 13 (3.80%) Azure Consultant
10 13 (3.80%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.51%) Azure Developer
11 12 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.22%) Data Architect
13 10 (2.92%) Scrum Master
13 10 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 9 (2.63%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.16%) .NET
2 30 (8.77%) React
3 23 (6.73%) .NET Core
4 21 (6.14%) Node.js
5 20 (5.85%) AngularJS
6 13 (3.80%) Web Services
7 11 (3.22%) CSS
8 10 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (2.92%) HTML
9 9 (2.63%) SOAP
10 8 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.34%) ARM Templates
10 8 (2.34%) Pandas
10 8 (2.34%) PySpark
10 8 (2.34%) Vue.js
10 8 (2.34%) YAML
11 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.05%) REST
11 7 (2.05%) RESTful
12 6 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.97%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 10 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.34%) User Experience
5 8 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.75%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.75%) SCADA
8 5 (1.46%) Clustering
9 4 (1.17%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.88%) FMCG
10 3 (0.88%) iPad
11 2 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.04%) Windows
2 27 (7.89%) Linux
3 12 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.92%) Unix
5 8 (2.34%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) MVS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (47.37%) DevOps
2 138 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (15.20%) Migration
5 47 (13.74%) Analytics
6 39 (11.40%) Scrum
7 35 (10.23%) Data Modelling
8 34 (9.94%) ETL
8 34 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (8.77%) Microservices
10 28 (8.19%) Data Science
11 25 (7.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 24 (7.02%) Full Stack Development
13 22 (6.43%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (5.85%) Project Management
16 19 (5.56%) Data Protection
16 19 (5.56%) TDD
16 19 (5.56%) Test Automation
17 18 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.15%) SQL
2 42 (12.28%) Python
3 38 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 34 (9.94%) C#
5 30 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 20 (5.85%) Java
7 12 (3.51%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 8 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.05%) Go
11 6 (1.75%) ES6
11 6 (1.75%) Perl
11 6 (1.75%) Scala
12 4 (1.17%) VB
12 4 (1.17%) VBScript
13 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.88%) C
13 3 (0.88%) R
14 2 (0.58%) C++
14 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (7.31%) Degree
2 22 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (1.75%) VCP6
5 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.46%) CISSP
5 5 (1.46%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.17%) CCIE
7 3 (0.88%) CCNP
7 3 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.58%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.58%) CCNA
8 2 (0.58%) CISM
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) GCIH
8 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.58%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.63%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) GDPR
3 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.17%) PMO
3 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.88%) NIST
5 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.31%) Docker
3 15 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.88%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (9.94%) Terraform
2 30 (8.77%) Kubernetes
3 27 (7.89%) Ansible
4 9 (2.63%) SCCM
5 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.88%) Grafana
8 2 (0.58%) Nessus
8 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.58%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.58%) Puppet
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.29%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.29%) Kibana
9 1 (0.29%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 125 (36.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.48%) VMware
3 22 (6.43%) Google
4 20 (5.85%) Databricks
5 16 (4.68%) SAP
6 14 (4.09%) Oracle
7 12 (3.51%) Cisco
8 10 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.63%) Informatica
10 8 (2.34%) Citrix
11 5 (1.46%) hybris
11 5 (1.46%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.17%) CyberArk
12 4 (1.17%) Palo Alto
13 3 (0.88%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.88%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.88%) Mirantis
13 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.88%) ServiceNow