Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 50 107
Rank change year-on-year +26 +57 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 244 132 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.97% 3.27% 1.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.71% 26.83% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 74 45
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £348 £308 £294
90th Percentile £588 £593 £549
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.92% - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +150.00% -47.36% -

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 746 492 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.24% 12.18% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 268 208
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £254 £243
90th Percentile £588 £597 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.30 £18.03 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.03% +24.34% -63.75%
10th Percentile £12.98 £14.77 £11.00
90th Percentile £39.23 £28.75 £44.63
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.14% +3.39% +29.41%

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 18 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 2018. 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 +30 104 £425 -10.53% 47
Newbury - 22 £365 - 3
Bracknell -5 18 £438 -7.89% 6
Slough +7 10 £400 -7.25% 5
Maidenhead -8 8 £525 -0.94% 9
Wokingham +12 7 £400 -20.00% 2
Windsor -8 1 £570 +14.00%
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 110 (45.08%) Windows
2 89 (36.48%) Microsoft
3 79 (32.38%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (27.05%) .NET
4 66 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (22.54%) SQL Server
6 51 (20.90%) Linux
7 50 (20.49%) SQL
7 50 (20.49%) Active Directory
8 48 (19.67%) IaaS
9 47 (19.26%) DevOps
10 46 (18.85%) C#
11 38 (15.57%) Office 365
12 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
13 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
14 32 (13.11%) Firewall
15 31 (12.70%) VMware
16 30 (12.30%) Microservices
17 27 (11.07%) TDD
18 26 (10.66%) Azure Active Directory
19 25 (10.25%) PaaS
19 25 (10.25%) IIS
20 24 (9.84%) TeamCity
20 24 (9.84%) Public Cloud
21 23 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
22 22 (9.02%) MVC
22 22 (9.02%) ASP.NET
22 22 (9.02%) TCP/IP
22 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (9.02%) Jenkins

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 25 (10.25%) IIS
2 18 (7.38%) Confluence
3 14 (5.74%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.69%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.64%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.23%) nginx
9 2 (0.82%) Apache
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.82%) SAS
9 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.41%) CMS
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.41%) uWSGI
Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 79 (32.38%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (19.67%) IaaS
3 38 (15.57%) Office 365
4 26 (10.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (10.25%) PaaS
6 20 (8.20%) SaaS
7 15 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (3.28%) Slack
8 8 (3.28%) Trello
9 6 (2.46%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.46%) GitHub
9 6 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.64%) Bluemix
11 4 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.82%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.11%) Firewall
2 22 (9.02%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.97%) VPN
4 15 (6.15%) DNS
5 14 (5.74%) SAN
6 12 (4.92%) NAS
7 11 (4.51%) Internet
8 8 (3.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (3.28%) SMTP
9 5 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.64%) LAN
11 3 (1.23%) DHCP
11 3 (1.23%) Network Security
12 2 (0.82%) LDAP
12 2 (0.82%) Skype
12 2 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.82%) VLAN
12 2 (0.82%) WAN
13 1 (0.41%) BIG-IP
13 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.97%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.74%) MySQL
4 11 (4.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.46%) Power BI
7 6 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.05%) Big Data
8 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.64%) Datazen
9 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (9.84%) TeamCity
2 22 (9.02%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (7.79%) Visual Studio
5 15 (6.15%) JIRA
6 14 (5.74%) Maven
7 10 (4.10%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.10%) NuGet
7 10 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.64%) git-flow
9 4 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.23%) Grunt
10 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.82%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.41%) gulp
12 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 14 (5.74%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.92%) Banking
3 5 (2.05%) Finance
4 4 (1.64%) Billing
4 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.64%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (25.00%) Developer
2 44 (18.03%) Architect
3 33 (13.52%) Consultant
4 24 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (8.61%) Cloud Architect
6 20 (8.20%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.38%) Azure Consultant
8 17 (6.97%) Azure Engineer
8 17 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (6.15%) Azure Architect
10 12 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) Analyst
11 10 (4.10%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Java Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.69%) Azure DevOps
12 9 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.28%) AWS DevOps
13 8 (3.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.05%) .NET
2 22 (9.02%) ASP.NET
3 20 (8.20%) Web Services
4 19 (7.79%) HTML
5 18 (7.38%) .NET Core
6 17 (6.97%) CSS
7 16 (6.56%) .NET Framework
7 16 (6.56%) REST
8 13 (5.33%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.92%) XML
10 11 (4.51%) HTML5
11 10 (4.10%) Entity Framework
11 10 (4.10%) jQuery
11 10 (4.10%) JSON
12 9 (3.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (3.69%) CSS3
13 6 (2.46%) Hibernate
14 5 (2.05%) Node.js
15 4 (1.64%) pytest
15 4 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.84%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.92%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.69%) Replication
5 7 (2.87%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.46%) Life Science
6 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.64%) Fintech
9 3 (1.23%) PKI
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.82%) FMCG
10 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.82%) Social Media
11 1 (0.41%) BYOD
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 110 (45.08%) Windows
2 51 (20.90%) Linux
3 22 (9.02%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.97%) Unix
6 11 (4.51%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.46%) Android
9 6 (2.46%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.82%) CentOS
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.82%) Solaris
12 2 (0.82%) SUSE
12 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.41%) Debian
13 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.26%) DevOps
3 30 (12.30%) Microservices
4 27 (11.07%) TDD
5 23 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (9.02%) MVC
7 21 (8.61%) Migration
7 21 (8.61%) Scrum
8 18 (7.38%) ITIL
9 17 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (6.56%) SDLC
11 15 (6.15%) Mentoring
11 15 (6.15%) Software Engineering
12 13 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (5.33%) Multithreading
13 12 (4.92%) Analytics
13 12 (4.92%) Change Control
13 12 (4.92%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.51%) Customer Engagement
14 11 (4.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.49%) SQL
2 46 (18.85%) C#
3 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
4 33 (13.52%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.74%) C++
6 12 (4.92%) Java
7 11 (4.51%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.10%) CQL
8 10 (4.10%) PHP
9 9 (3.69%) Python
10 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.05%) Groovy
12 2 (0.82%) Korn
12 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.41%) Ruby
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
13 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.41%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (8.61%) Degree
3 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.56%) MCSE
5 11 (4.51%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.46%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.05%) CCNA
8 5 (2.05%) MCITP
8 5 (2.05%) MCSA
8 5 (2.05%) MCTS
8 5 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.64%) CCNP
10 3 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.23%) MCSD
11 2 (0.82%) CISSP
12 1 (0.41%) CCDP
12 1 (0.41%) CCSE
12 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.92%) QA
2 9 (3.69%) ISO 9001
2 9 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) GCP
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (20.49%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.61%) Docker
3 20 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.87%) vSphere
7 6 (2.46%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.05%) XenApp
9 2 (0.82%) Gluster
9 2 (0.82%) NFS
9 2 (0.82%) vCloud
9 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.74%) Ansible
2 14 (5.74%) Puppet
3 12 (4.92%) SCOM
4 10 (4.10%) Opsview
5 9 (3.69%) WSUS
6 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.28%) SCCM
7 5 (2.05%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.64%) MOM
8 4 (1.64%) Rancher
8 4 (1.64%) Salt
9 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.82%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.82%) Nagios
9 2 (0.82%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.82%) Terraform
9 2 (0.82%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 89 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.70%) VMware
3 19 (7.79%) Oracle
4 12 (4.92%) Google
5 11 (4.51%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.69%) Cisco
7 8 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.87%) Citrix
8 7 (2.87%) Dell
9 6 (2.46%) EMC
9 6 (2.46%) HP
9 6 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.05%) Samsung
11 4 (1.64%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.64%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.64%) Lotus
11 4 (1.64%) NetApp
11 4 (1.64%) Sybase
12 3 (1.23%) IBM
13 2 (0.82%) Sun