Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 13 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 +25
Contract jobs citing Azure 539 339 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.98% 8.20% 5.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 54.78% 38.05% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 189 159
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £338
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £77.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £44.10 - £35.25
90th Percentile £82.50 - £39.75
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +90.79% +1.33% -

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 984 891 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.53% 21.56% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 480 360
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £250 £312 £312
90th Percentile £638 £600 £581
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 10 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% +42.86% -22.35%
10th Percentile £17.15 £14.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £38.03 £38.35
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% +6.06% -9.59%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +4 251 £500 +5.26% 70
Bracknell -1 31 £493 +17.26% 5
Newbury +24 26 £575 +43.75% 15
Slough +20 26 £380 -18.28% 10
Maidenhead +4 17 £420 -16.10% 12
Wokingham +7 4 £456 +7.35% 4
Windsor 0 2 £475 - 1
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 264 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 202 (37.48%) DevOps
3 169 (31.35%) Security Cleared
4 164 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (29.87%) Windows
6 159 (29.50%) SQL
7 147 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 126 (23.38%) PaaS
9 120 (22.26%) SaaS
9 120 (22.26%) PowerShell
10 116 (21.52%) IaaS
11 112 (20.78%) AWS
12 108 (20.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 93 (17.25%) .NET
14 92 (17.07%) Analytics
15 91 (16.88%) Oracle
16 89 (16.51%) Office 365
17 84 (15.58%) SQL Server
17 84 (15.58%) C#
18 82 (15.21%) DNS
18 82 (15.21%) Power Platform
19 78 (14.47%) Power BI
19 78 (14.47%) Migration
20 77 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
21 75 (13.91%) Visual Studio Team System
22 74 (13.73%) Degree
22 74 (13.73%) Firewall
23 72 (13.36%) Data Lake
24 71 (13.17%) VPN
24 71 (13.17%) Computer Science

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 37 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.60%) Confluence
3 12 (2.23%) Apache
3 12 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.67%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.48%) CMS
6 7 (1.30%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.11%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.37%) Drupal
10 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.19%) Mule
11 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.67%) Sonata
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 126 (23.38%) PaaS
2 120 (22.26%) SaaS
3 116 (21.52%) IaaS
4 112 (20.78%) AWS
5 89 (16.51%) Office 365
6 82 (15.21%) Power Platform
7 49 (9.09%) GCP
8 48 (8.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 34 (6.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (4.82%) Serverless
11 22 (4.08%) iPaaS
12 21 (3.90%) Data Lake Analytics
13 19 (3.53%) GitHub
14 17 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
17 7 (1.30%) Azure Machine Learning
17 7 (1.30%) OpenShift
18 6 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
19 5 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (15.21%) DNS
2 74 (13.73%) Firewall
3 71 (13.17%) VPN
4 70 (12.99%) TCP/IP
5 59 (10.95%) Reverse Proxy
6 56 (10.39%) SAN
7 55 (10.20%) Internet
8 51 (9.46%) NAS
9 20 (3.71%) Network Security
10 18 (3.34%) SMTP
11 13 (2.41%) Skype
11 13 (2.41%) WAN
12 11 (2.04%) DHCP
13 10 (1.86%) LAN
14 8 (1.48%) Software-Defined Networking
15 7 (1.30%) IPsec
16 6 (1.11%) 3GPP
16 6 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
17 4 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 84 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 78 (14.47%) Power BI
4 72 (13.36%) Data Lake
5 41 (7.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 35 (6.49%) Big Data
7 34 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (5.94%) Cosmos DB
9 25 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (3.90%) HDInsight
11 19 (3.53%) SSDT
12 18 (3.34%) Oracle Database
13 17 (3.15%) Data Mart
14 16 (2.97%) Relational Database
15 13 (2.41%) GIS
16 11 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (1.86%) NoSQL
17 10 (1.86%) RDBMS
18 8 (1.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 75 (13.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 64 (11.87%) Visual Studio
3 33 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 24 (4.45%) JIRA
5 23 (4.27%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (1.86%) Visual Studio Code
7 8 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.11%) MSTest
9 6 (1.11%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.11%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.11%) tSQLt
10 5 (0.93%) Selenium
11 3 (0.56%) Subversion
12 2 (0.37%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.37%) GoCD
12 2 (0.37%) NUnit
13 1 (0.19%) GitLab
General
1 36 (6.68%) Telecoms
2 33 (6.12%) Finance
3 9 (1.67%) Retail
4 8 (1.48%) Public Sector
5 5 (0.93%) Billing
5 5 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.74%) Banking
6 4 (0.74%) French Language
6 4 (0.74%) German Language
6 4 (0.74%) Legal
7 3 (0.56%) Back Office
7 3 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.37%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 150 (27.83%) Architect
2 82 (15.21%) Developer
3 65 (12.06%) Azure Engineer
4 58 (10.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 52 (9.65%) Azure Architect
6 44 (8.16%) Azure DevOps
7 37 (6.86%) .NET Developer
8 34 (6.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 33 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (5.38%) Analyst
11 25 (4.64%) Cloud Architect
11 25 (4.64%) Project Manager
12 24 (4.45%) Consultant
13 21 (3.90%) C# Developer
14 20 (3.71%) Cloud Engineer
14 20 (3.71%) Support Engineer
15 17 (3.15%) Applications Architect
16 16 (2.97%) Integration Architect
16 16 (2.97%) Integration Developer
16 16 (2.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (17.25%) .NET
2 68 (12.62%) Web Services
3 37 (6.86%) .NET Core
4 29 (5.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 24 (4.45%) XML
6 23 (4.27%) .NET Framework
6 23 (4.27%) REST
6 23 (4.27%) SOAP
7 22 (4.08%) AngularJS
8 20 (3.71%) RESTful
9 19 (3.53%) JSON
10 17 (3.15%) JDBC
10 17 (3.15%) ODBC
11 16 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (2.23%) CSS
12 12 (2.23%) HTML
13 11 (2.04%) ASP.NET
14 10 (1.86%) Middleware
15 9 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.65%) Replication
2 31 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.82%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (4.45%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (3.15%) Microsoft Licensing
9 16 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.78%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.67%) Clustering
12 9 (1.67%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.11%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.93%) Smart City
15 4 (0.74%) Lidar
15 4 (0.74%) PKI
16 3 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 161 (29.87%) Windows
2 47 (8.72%) Windows 10
3 42 (7.79%) Linux
4 34 (6.31%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.34%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.04%) Unix
6 11 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.04%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.11%) VMS
9 4 (0.74%) Android
9 4 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.37%) CentOS
11 2 (0.37%) Fedora
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) Solaris
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (37.48%) DevOps
2 164 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (17.07%) Analytics
4 78 (14.47%) Migration
5 77 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (13.17%) Computer Science
7 53 (9.83%) ERP
8 50 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 48 (8.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 46 (8.53%) Information Security
11 44 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (7.42%) Test Automation
14 37 (6.86%) Project Management
15 34 (6.31%) Microservices
15 34 (6.31%) SOA
16 33 (6.12%) Data Modelling
17 32 (5.94%) ITIL
17 32 (5.94%) Machine Learning
18 30 (5.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (29.50%) SQL
2 120 (22.26%) PowerShell
3 84 (15.58%) C#
4 58 (10.76%) Python
5 37 (6.86%) JavaScript
6 25 (4.64%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.71%) Java
8 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.04%) R
10 10 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.67%) PHP
12 6 (1.11%) Korn
12 6 (1.11%) Scala
12 6 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.93%) Ruby
14 4 (0.74%) VBA
15 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.37%) C
16 2 (0.37%) C++
16 2 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (31.35%) Security Cleared
2 147 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 74 (13.73%) Degree
4 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.48%) CISM
6 8 (1.48%) CISSP
6 8 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.11%) CCIE
7 6 (1.11%) CRISC
8 5 (0.93%) HNC
9 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.74%) MCITP
10 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.56%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.37%) CEH
11 2 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.45%) QA
2 18 (3.34%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.23%) GDPR
4 7 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.30%) NIST
5 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.93%) COBIT
6 5 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.74%) NCSC
8 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.53%) Docker
3 40 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.74%) XenApp
8 3 (0.56%) vCloud
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) NFS
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (10.58%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.68%) Ansible
3 27 (5.01%) Terraform
4 26 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (4.64%) Puppet
6 21 (3.90%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (2.23%) SCCM
9 7 (1.30%) SCOM
10 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.11%) Salt
11 4 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.56%) Marathon
12 3 (0.56%) Mesos
13 2 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.37%) Kibana
13 2 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 264 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 91 (16.88%) Oracle
3 59 (10.95%) VMware
4 35 (6.49%) Google
5 27 (5.01%) Workday
6 20 (3.71%) Databricks
7 16 (2.97%) Cisco
8 12 (2.23%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.04%) Citrix
10 8 (1.48%) HP
10 8 (1.48%) Juniper
10 8 (1.48%) Tableau
11 7 (1.30%) Informatica
12 6 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.93%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.93%) SnapLogic
13 5 (0.93%) Symantec
13 5 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.74%) SaltStack
14 4 (0.74%) Splunk