Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 15 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24 +6
Contract jobs citing Azure 595 302 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.48% 7.80% 4.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.36% 37.56% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 166 115
Berkshire median daily rate £485 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% -6.91%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £332
90th Percentile £651 £608 £568
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £77.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £44.45 - £35.25
90th Percentile £83.75 - £39.75
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £18.89 £16.75
% change year-on-year +283.80% +12.78% -58.13%

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 1,115 804 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.14% 20.76% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 429 304
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 10 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £66.25 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +231.25% +60.00% -36.26%
10th Percentile £17.38 £14.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £38.03 £35.94
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -17.50%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +9 291 £500 +5.26% 59
Bracknell -5 34 £475 +13.10% 2
Newbury +23 32 £550 +39.68% 2
Slough +12 21 £450 +13.35% 15
Maidenhead +5 20 £420 -13.95% 19
Wokingham +3 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Windsor -4 3 £450 -5.26% 1
Thatcham - 1 - -
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 274 (46.05%) Microsoft
2 245 (41.18%) DevOps
3 173 (29.08%) Security Cleared
4 169 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (27.39%) Windows
6 155 (26.05%) SC Cleared
7 149 (25.04%) SQL
8 132 (22.18%) PaaS
9 127 (21.34%) AWS
10 124 (20.84%) PowerShell
11 122 (20.50%) IaaS
12 115 (19.33%) SaaS
13 104 (17.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 103 (17.31%) .NET
15 99 (16.64%) Migration
16 93 (15.63%) C#
17 90 (15.13%) Oracle
18 88 (14.79%) SQL Server
19 87 (14.62%) Power Platform
20 86 (14.45%) Visual Studio Team System
21 85 (14.29%) Analytics
22 82 (13.78%) Office 365
22 82 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
23 77 (12.94%) Power BI
24 75 (12.61%) DNS
25 71 (11.93%) VPN
26 70 (11.76%) Data Lake
27 68 (11.43%) Kubernetes
27 68 (11.43%) Firewall
28 67 (11.26%) Degree

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 42 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.52%) Confluence
3 13 (2.18%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.18%) CMS
6 5 (0.84%) Apache
6 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.50%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.51%) Sonata
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 132 (22.18%) PaaS
2 127 (21.34%) AWS
3 122 (20.50%) IaaS
4 115 (19.33%) SaaS
5 87 (14.62%) Power Platform
6 82 (13.78%) Office 365
7 62 (10.42%) GCP
8 48 (8.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 42 (7.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (4.20%) Serverless
11 23 (3.87%) iPaaS
12 21 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (2.86%) Data Lake Analytics
13 17 (2.86%) GitHub
14 15 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (2.52%) OpenShift
15 13 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (1.01%) OneDrive
18 5 (0.84%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (12.61%) DNS
2 71 (11.93%) VPN
3 68 (11.43%) Firewall
4 61 (10.25%) TCP/IP
5 51 (8.57%) Reverse Proxy
6 45 (7.56%) SAN
7 44 (7.39%) Internet
8 42 (7.06%) NAS
9 24 (4.03%) Network Security
10 22 (3.70%) Skype
11 19 (3.19%) WAN
12 17 (2.86%) SMTP
13 10 (1.68%) DHCP
14 9 (1.51%) LAN
14 9 (1.51%) Software-Defined Networking
15 7 (1.18%) IPsec
16 6 (1.01%) 3GPP
17 5 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (0.84%) H.323
17 5 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (17.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 88 (14.79%) SQL Server
3 77 (12.94%) Power BI
4 70 (11.76%) Data Lake
5 46 (7.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 39 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (5.88%) Cosmos DB
8 27 (4.54%) Big Data
9 23 (3.87%) HDInsight
10 22 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (3.03%) SSDT
12 17 (2.86%) Data Mart
12 17 (2.86%) Oracle Database
12 17 (2.86%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.68%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.51%) GIS
15 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 86 (14.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 58 (9.75%) Visual Studio
3 45 (7.56%) Jenkins
4 36 (6.05%) Git (software)
5 31 (5.21%) JIRA
6 14 (2.35%) GitLab
7 13 (2.18%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.18%) Selenium
8 12 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.85%) JMeter
9 11 (1.85%) JUnit
10 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (1.68%) Visual Studio Code
11 9 (1.51%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.18%) MSTest
14 6 (1.01%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.01%) tSQLt
15 5 (0.84%) NUnit
15 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (7.56%) Telecoms
2 42 (7.06%) Finance
3 12 (2.02%) Public Sector
4 11 (1.85%) Legal
4 11 (1.85%) Retail
5 6 (1.01%) Billing
6 4 (0.67%) Banking
7 2 (0.34%) French Language
7 2 (0.34%) German Language
7 2 (0.34%) Local Government
7 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 147 (24.71%) Architect
2 90 (15.13%) Developer
3 76 (12.77%) Azure Engineer
4 69 (11.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 56 (9.41%) Azure Architect
6 46 (7.73%) Azure DevOps
7 43 (7.23%) .NET Developer
8 37 (6.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 34 (5.71%) Consultant
10 31 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (4.87%) Cloud Architect
12 28 (4.71%) Project Manager
13 27 (4.54%) Analyst
14 25 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (3.36%) C# Developer
16 19 (3.19%) DevSecOps Engineer
17 17 (2.86%) Applications Architect
17 17 (2.86%) Integration Developer
18 16 (2.69%) Integration Architect
18 16 (2.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (17.31%) .NET
2 50 (8.40%) Web Services
3 46 (7.73%) .NET Core
4 31 (5.21%) AngularJS
5 27 (4.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 27 (4.54%) SOAP
6 26 (4.37%) .NET Framework
7 25 (4.20%) XML
8 22 (3.70%) Node.js
9 21 (3.53%) ASP.NET
9 21 (3.53%) REST
10 20 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (3.19%) HTML
11 19 (3.19%) RESTful
12 18 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (3.03%) CSS
13 17 (2.86%) JDBC
13 17 (2.86%) ODBC
14 16 (2.69%) JSON
15 12 (2.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.06%) Replication
2 40 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 36 (6.05%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (3.19%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (2.35%) Microsoft Licensing
11 11 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.34%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.18%) Clustering
14 6 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.84%) User Experience
15 5 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 163 (27.39%) Windows
2 62 (10.42%) Linux
3 49 (8.24%) Windows 10
4 28 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.52%) Unix
7 11 (1.85%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.68%) Android
8 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.84%) VMS
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) Fedora
10 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.50%) Solaris
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (41.18%) DevOps
2 169 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (16.64%) Migration
4 85 (14.29%) Analytics
5 82 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (10.42%) Computer Science
7 60 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (8.07%) Infrastructure as Code
9 47 (7.90%) ERP
10 45 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 44 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (6.39%) Scrum
13 37 (6.22%) Information Security
13 37 (6.22%) ITIL
13 37 (6.22%) Project Management
14 36 (6.05%) MVC
15 35 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
16 34 (5.71%) Data Modelling
17 31 (5.21%) Microservices
17 31 (5.21%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (25.04%) SQL
2 124 (20.84%) PowerShell
3 93 (15.63%) C#
4 59 (9.92%) Python
5 51 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 33 (5.55%) Java
7 29 (4.87%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.52%) TypeScript
10 13 (2.18%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.02%) Ruby
12 10 (1.68%) PHP
13 7 (1.18%) C
14 6 (1.01%) Korn
15 4 (0.67%) Perl
15 4 (0.67%) R
15 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.67%) VBA
16 3 (0.50%) F#
17 2 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 173 (29.08%) Security Cleared
2 155 (26.05%) SC Cleared
3 67 (11.26%) Degree
4 17 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.02%) CISSP
6 10 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.51%) CCIE
7 9 (1.51%) CISM
8 8 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.34%) MCSE
9 7 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.01%) CRISC
10 6 (1.01%) PMP
11 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.84%) CCNP
11 5 (0.84%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.67%) MCSA
12 4 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.87%) QA
2 17 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.85%) GDPR
4 8 (1.34%) COBIT
5 6 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.01%) NIST
5 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.84%) SLA
7 4 (0.67%) NCSC
8 3 (0.50%) PMO
9 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 62 (10.42%) Docker
2 57 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 32 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.50%) vCloud
6 3 (0.50%) XenApp
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 50 (8.40%) Ansible
3 34 (5.71%) Terraform
4 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (4.71%) Puppet
6 24 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (2.52%) SCCM
9 7 (1.18%) Salt
10 6 (1.01%) SCOM
11 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.50%) Marathon
12 3 (0.50%) Mesos
12 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
14 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.17%) Kibana
14 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 274 (46.05%) Microsoft
2 90 (15.13%) Oracle
3 46 (7.73%) VMware
4 34 (5.71%) Google
5 22 (3.70%) Databricks
5 22 (3.70%) Workday
6 18 (3.03%) Cisco
7 15 (2.52%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.02%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.51%) Citrix
10 7 (1.18%) Informatica
10 7 (1.18%) Juniper
10 7 (1.18%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.01%) BMC
11 6 (1.01%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.01%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.01%) SnapLogic
11 6 (1.01%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.84%) Remedy