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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 42 118
Rank change year-on-year +11 +76  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 74 98 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.07% 3.98% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.74% 43.36% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 10
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 191 226 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.51% 9.18% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 130 84
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £95.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.29% +558.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 32 £463 +8.82% 9
Bracknell +4 11 £513 +17.14% 1
Maidenhead 0 6 £425 - 3
Newbury -1 3 £375 - 1
Slough +6 2 £431 -10.15% 5
Windsor - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 58 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 44 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (28.24%) SQL Server
3 37 (28.24%) Migration
4 36 (27.48%) Active Directory
5 34 (25.95%) Office 365
6 31 (23.66%) Windows
7 30 (22.90%) .NET
8 26 (19.85%) SQL
9 23 (17.56%) IaaS
10 22 (16.79%) CRM
10 22 (16.79%) Dynamics CRM
11 20 (15.27%) ERP
11 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (15.27%) PaaS
11 20 (15.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
12 19 (14.50%) C#
12 19 (14.50%) Finance
13 18 (13.74%) Web Services
14 17 (12.98%) DevOps
14 17 (12.98%) PowerShell
15 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (10.69%) Relational Database
16 14 (10.69%) Puppet
17 13 (9.92%) Multithreading
17 13 (9.92%) WCF
17 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
18 12 (9.16%) ETL
18 12 (9.16%) Data Migration

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 19 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.16%) OpenStack
3 11 (8.40%) MS Exchange
4 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.58%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.05%) Confluence
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.76%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Project
2 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (16.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.59%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (25.95%) Office 365
3 23 (17.56%) IaaS
4 20 (15.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (15.27%) PaaS
5 7 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.34%) IBM Cloud
5 7 (5.34%) SoftLayer
6 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.53%) SaaS
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.76%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.76%) G Suite
9 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.40%) Firewall
2 9 (6.87%) DNS
3 6 (4.58%) LAN
3 6 (4.58%) WAN
4 5 (3.82%) Skype
5 4 (3.05%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.05%) VSAN
6 3 (2.29%) MPLS
6 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.29%) VoIP
6 3 (2.29%) WLAN
7 2 (1.53%) DHCP
7 2 (1.53%) Network Security
7 2 (1.53%) SAN
7 2 (1.53%) VPN
7 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) IPsec
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (10.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.05%) GIS
7 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.53%) MySQL
9 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.53%) Power BI
9 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.76%) Big Data
10 1 (0.76%) HBase
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Vagrant
2 8 (6.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.82%) JIRA
6 4 (3.05%) MSTest
7 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.29%) Grunt
7 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.53%) Bower
8 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.76%) Appium
9 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.76%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.76%) NuGet
9 1 (0.76%) Selenium
9 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.76%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.82%) Marketing
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Billing
5 2 (1.53%) Advertising
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.72%) Architect
2 33 (25.19%) Consultant
3 21 (16.03%) Developer
4 18 (13.74%) Cloud Architect
5 17 (12.98%) .NET Developer
6 12 (9.16%) Azure Consultant
7 11 (8.40%) Azure Architect
8 9 (6.87%) Migration Consultant
8 9 (6.87%) Office 365 Architect
9 8 (6.11%) Azure Developer
9 8 (6.11%) Integration Developer
10 7 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (4.58%) Data Consultant
11 6 (4.58%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.58%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.82%) Exchange Consultant
12 5 (3.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.90%) .NET
2 18 (13.74%) Web Services
3 13 (9.92%) WCF
4 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.58%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.58%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.58%) REST
6 5 (3.82%) jQuery
7 4 (3.05%) CSS
7 4 (3.05%) CSS3
7 4 (3.05%) Entity Framework
7 4 (3.05%) HTML
7 4 (3.05%) HTML5
7 4 (3.05%) Middleware
7 4 (3.05%) SOAP
7 4 (3.05%) XML
8 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.53%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (6.11%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.58%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.82%) FlexPod
5 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.53%) PMI
8 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Life Science
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.66%) Windows
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Windows 10
2 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
2 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.29%) Android
4 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.29%) CentOS
4 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.53%) Unix
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.24%) Migration
2 22 (16.79%) CRM
3 20 (15.27%) ERP
4 17 (12.98%) DevOps
5 13 (9.92%) Multithreading
6 12 (9.16%) Complex ETL
6 12 (9.16%) Data Migration
6 12 (9.16%) ETL
7 9 (6.87%) Presales
7 9 (6.87%) Project Management
8 8 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.34%) OO
10 6 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.58%) Information Security
10 6 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.82%) MVC
11 5 (3.82%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) SQL
2 19 (14.50%) C#
3 17 (12.98%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.40%) Java
5 10 (7.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.11%) Python
7 7 (5.34%) Perl
8 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.58%) Ruby
9 2 (1.53%) C
9 2 (1.53%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.11%) Degree
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.58%) MCSE
3 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) CCNP
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.05%) CISSP
5 4 (3.05%) VCDX
6 3 (2.29%) CCNA
6 3 (2.29%) CISM
7 2 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.53%) CISA
7 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.53%) PMP
7 2 (1.53%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.76%) CRISC
8 1 (0.76%) MCP
8 1 (0.76%) SANS
8 1 (0.76%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.53%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.76%) GDPR
5 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (27.48%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) Docker
3 9 (6.87%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.11%) vSphere
5 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.82%) vCloud
7 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) Xen
7 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) Puppet
2 12 (9.16%) Ansible
2 12 (9.16%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.58%) vRealize
4 3 (2.29%) Consul
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.29%) Pingdom
4 3 (2.29%) SCCM
4 3 (2.29%) Terraform
4 3 (2.29%) WSUS
5 2 (1.53%) Nagios
5 2 (1.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Marathon
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (44.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.16%) VMware
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco
4 6 (4.58%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.82%) Nimsoft
6 4 (3.05%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.05%) Citrix
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle
6 4 (3.05%) SAP
7 3 (2.29%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.29%) Google
7 3 (2.29%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.53%) IBM
8 2 (1.53%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.53%) Samsung
9 1 (0.76%) CA
9 1 (0.76%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.76%) NetApp
9 1 (0.76%) Teradata
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