Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 56 121
Rank change year-on-year +27 +65 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 214 139 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.21% 3.22% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.57% 27.58% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 69 32
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £338 £358 £281
90th Percentile £577 £608 £524
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -3.85% -

Microsoft 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 619 504 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.06% 11.67% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 263 167
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -
10th Percentile £313 £250 £213
90th Percentile £588 £604 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.03 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +24.34% -63.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.35 £22.12 £27.65
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Berkshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Berkshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +31 103 £425 -5.56% 7
Newbury +9 22 £365 -33.64% 1
Bracknell +5 18 £425 -10.53% 1
Maidenhead -12 10 £550 +4.76% 2
Slough +10 8 £400 -14.89% 2
Wokingham +10 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Windsor +2 2 £523 +4.50%
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 93 (43.46%) Windows
2 80 (37.38%) Microsoft
3 66 (30.84%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (29.91%) .NET
5 50 (23.36%) SQL
5 50 (23.36%) SQL Server
6 49 (22.90%) Active Directory
7 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (21.96%) DevOps
9 41 (19.16%) Office 365
10 38 (17.76%) C#
11 36 (16.82%) PowerShell
12 31 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
14 28 (13.08%) Linux
15 27 (12.62%) Migration
15 27 (12.62%) IaaS
16 23 (10.75%) MVC
17 21 (9.81%) Scrum
17 21 (9.81%) ASP.NET
17 21 (9.81%) Jenkins
17 21 (9.81%) Windows Server
18 20 (9.35%) Docker
18 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (8.88%) VPN
19 19 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (8.41%) Mentoring
20 18 (8.41%) SaaS
21 17 (7.94%) Microservices
21 17 (7.94%) Web Services

Microsoft 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 13 (6.07%) IIS
2 12 (5.61%) OpenStack
3 9 (4.21%) Confluence
4 8 (3.74%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.40%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.93%) Apache
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 2 (0.93%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.93%) SAS
7 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Sprinklr
2 2 (0.93%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 66 (30.84%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (19.16%) Office 365
3 31 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (12.62%) IaaS
5 18 (8.41%) SaaS
6 15 (7.01%) PaaS
7 13 (6.07%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (3.74%) Slack
8 8 (3.74%) Trello
9 7 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (2.80%) GitHub
11 4 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (1.87%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (1.40%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.93%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.88%) VPN
2 14 (6.54%) Firewall
3 12 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (4.67%) NAS
4 10 (4.67%) SAN
4 10 (4.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.74%) DNS
6 7 (3.27%) SMTP
7 6 (2.80%) Internet
7 6 (2.80%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.40%) Skype
8 3 (1.40%) WAN
9 2 (0.93%) LAN
10 1 (0.47%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (0.47%) LDAP
10 1 (0.47%) SMPP
10 1 (0.47%) SS7
10 1 (0.47%) Value-Added Service
10 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.01%) MySQL
2 15 (7.01%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (4.21%) Power BI
4 9 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (3.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.80%) Datazen
7 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.34%) Big Data
8 5 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.93%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 21 (9.81%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.54%) TeamCity
3 11 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.14%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.80%) JIRA
5 5 (2.34%) Maven
6 4 (1.87%) git-flow
6 4 (1.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.40%) Grunt
8 2 (0.93%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.47%) Ant
9 1 (0.47%) gulp
9 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 14 (6.54%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.21%) Banking
3 8 (3.74%) Finance
4 7 (3.27%) Marketing
5 6 (2.80%) Publishing
6 4 (1.87%) Billing
7 3 (1.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
9 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (25.70%) Developer
2 36 (16.82%) Architect
2 36 (16.82%) Consultant
3 24 (11.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (10.75%) .NET Developer
5 18 (8.41%) Azure Consultant
6 16 (7.48%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (6.54%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.67%) Azure Architect
11 9 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
12 8 (3.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.74%) Sitecore Developer
13 7 (3.27%) Azure DevOps
13 7 (3.27%) Senior DevOps
13 7 (3.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (29.91%) .NET
2 21 (9.81%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.94%) Web Services
4 16 (7.48%) .NET Framework
5 15 (7.01%) CSS
6 13 (6.07%) HTML
7 12 (5.61%) XML
8 10 (4.67%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.21%) HTML5
10 8 (3.74%) .NET Core
11 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (2.80%) ADO
12 6 (2.80%) ADO.NET
12 6 (2.80%) CSS3
12 6 (2.80%) Entity Framework
12 6 (2.80%) jQuery
12 6 (2.80%) JSON
12 6 (2.80%) ODBC
12 6 (2.80%) OLE
12 6 (2.80%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) Public Cloud
2 14 (6.54%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.27%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.80%) Life Science
7 6 (2.80%) Social Media
8 5 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.34%) Replication
9 4 (1.87%) Fintech
10 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) PKI
10 3 (1.40%) User Experience
11 2 (0.93%) Blog
11 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 93 (43.46%) Windows
2 28 (13.08%) Linux
3 21 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.48%) Unix
5 10 (4.67%) Android
5 10 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.67%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.21%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.93%) CentOS
10 2 (0.93%) Solaris
10 2 (0.93%) SUSE
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.96%) DevOps
3 27 (12.62%) Migration
4 23 (10.75%) MVC
5 21 (9.81%) Scrum
6 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.41%) Mentoring
8 17 (7.94%) Microservices
9 15 (7.01%) ITIL
9 15 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.54%) Customer Engagement
10 14 (6.54%) TDD
11 13 (6.07%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.14%) Analytics
12 11 (5.14%) Data Modelling
13 10 (4.67%) PRINCE2
13 10 (4.67%) Project Management
14 9 (4.21%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.36%) SQL
2 38 (17.76%) C#
3 36 (16.82%) PowerShell
4 30 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.14%) Python
6 9 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.21%) PHP
7 8 (3.74%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.80%) C++
9 5 (2.34%) Groovy
9 5 (2.34%) Java
10 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.93%) Perl
11 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.48%) Degree
3 12 (5.61%) MCSE
3 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) MCITP
5 5 (2.34%) MCTS
6 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.40%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.40%) CCNA
7 3 (1.40%) CCNP
7 3 (1.40%) MCSA
7 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.93%) CISSP
8 2 (0.93%) MCSD
9 1 (0.47%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) GCP
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.35%) Docker
3 10 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.34%) vSphere
7 3 (1.40%) XenApp
7 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.93%) vCloud
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (7.01%) Puppet
3 13 (6.07%) Ansible
4 12 (5.61%) SCOM
5 10 (4.67%) SCCM
6 6 (2.80%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.80%) WSUS
7 4 (1.87%) Rancher
7 4 (1.87%) Salt
8 2 (0.93%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.93%) Terraform
8 2 (0.93%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.93%) vRealize
9 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.47%) MOM
9 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 80 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.01%) Oracle
3 14 (6.54%) VMware
4 12 (5.61%) Sitecore
5 9 (4.21%) Samsung
6 7 (3.27%) Cisco
7 6 (2.80%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.80%) Sybase
8 5 (2.34%) Lotus
9 4 (1.87%) Citrix
9 4 (1.87%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.87%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.40%) Dell
10 3 (1.40%) Facebook
10 3 (1.40%) Google
10 3 (1.40%) IBM
10 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.40%) Twitter
11 2 (0.93%) EMC