Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +26 0 +101
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 343 152 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.59% 3.99% 4.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.37% 35.35% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 93 127
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £352 £360 £340
90th Percentile £625 £570 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +54.55% -58.75% +33.33%

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 773 430 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.36% 11.30% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 243 302
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £250
90th Percentile £625 £550 £563
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.06 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.44% -36.26% +17.07%
10th Percentile £14.98 £10.35 £11.68
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.14 £20.52
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £15.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +26.30% -23.51% -12.84%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 +12 173 £475 +5.56% 47
Bracknell +24 37 £420 -16.00% 9
Maidenhead +6 23 £500 +17.65% 9
Slough 0 10 £395 -20.60% 5
Newbury -8 10 £400 +8.11% 3
Windsor +3 4 £475 -
Wokingham - 3 £390 - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 120 (34.99%) Microsoft
2 84 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (23.62%) Windows
4 66 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (18.37%) SQL
6 60 (17.49%) Office 365
7 54 (15.74%) .NET
8 53 (15.45%) Migration
9 52 (15.16%) C#
10 47 (13.70%) JavaScript
10 47 (13.70%) Active Directory
11 46 (13.41%) Linux
11 46 (13.41%) DevOps
12 45 (13.12%) Security Cleared
13 42 (12.24%) PowerShell
14 41 (11.95%) IaaS
15 40 (11.66%) SaaS
16 39 (11.37%) PaaS
17 34 (9.91%) SQL Server
18 33 (9.62%) Microservices
19 30 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 29 (8.45%) Analytics
21 28 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
21 28 (8.16%) SC Cleared
21 28 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
22 27 (7.87%) React
22 27 (7.87%) Firewall
22 27 (7.87%) Java
22 27 (7.87%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
1 9 (2.62%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.04%) IIS
2 7 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.46%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.46%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.17%) CMS
5 3 (0.87%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.87%) Confluence
5 3 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.58%) GroupWise
6 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) SPSS
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (17.49%) Office 365
3 41 (11.95%) IaaS
4 40 (11.66%) SaaS
5 39 (11.37%) PaaS
6 28 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (4.37%) Serverless
8 14 (4.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (3.50%) GitHub
10 8 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.75%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.87%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.58%) Firebase
15 2 (0.58%) NuGet
15 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
16 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
16 1 (0.29%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.87%) Firewall
2 21 (6.12%) VPN
3 12 (3.50%) DNS
3 12 (3.50%) Skype
4 10 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.92%) WAN
5 9 (2.62%) Network Security
6 7 (2.04%) LAN
7 6 (1.75%) Internet
7 6 (1.75%) SMTP
8 5 (1.46%) MPLS
8 5 (1.46%) SAN
9 3 (0.87%) DHCP
9 3 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.58%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.58%) NAS
10 2 (0.58%) SMS
10 2 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.00%) Big Data
3 20 (5.83%) Power BI
4 17 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.50%) Data Lake
6 12 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.50%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (3.21%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.62%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.04%) HDInsight
10 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.75%) MySQL
11 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (8.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.75%) gulp
8 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.17%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.17%) JIRA
9 4 (1.17%) Mocha
9 4 (1.17%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.87%) Maven
10 3 (0.87%) Selenium
11 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.58%) Hudson
11 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (3.79%) Retail
2 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.04%) Banking
3 7 (2.04%) Finance
3 7 (2.04%) Games
4 4 (1.17%) Local Government
5 3 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.58%) French Language
6 2 (0.58%) German Language
6 2 (0.58%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (20.70%) Architect
1 71 (20.70%) Developer
2 42 (12.24%) Consultant
3 37 (10.79%) Azure Engineer
4 28 (8.16%) .NET Developer
5 27 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (7.29%) Cloud Architect
7 23 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (6.71%) Project Manager
8 22 (6.41%) Azure Architect
9 19 (5.54%) Azure Consultant
10 16 (4.66%) Support Engineer
11 15 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.79%) Lead Developer
13 11 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (3.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.92%) Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) Azure Developer
15 9 (2.62%) React Developer
16 8 (2.33%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.74%) .NET
2 27 (7.87%) React
3 25 (7.29%) REST
4 24 (7.00%) CSS
4 24 (7.00%) HTML
5 23 (6.71%) AngularJS
5 23 (6.71%) ASP.NET
6 21 (6.12%) Node.js
7 16 (4.66%) .NET Core
7 16 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (4.08%) Web Services
9 13 (3.79%) .NET Framework
10 11 (3.21%) JSON
11 9 (2.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (2.62%) jQuery
12 8 (2.33%) Angular 2
12 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.04%) HTML5
13 7 (2.04%) Redux
14 6 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.41%) Mobile App
2 21 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.12%) Hybrid Cloud
2 21 (6.12%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.92%) Replication
5 9 (2.62%) Clustering
6 8 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.04%) Life Science
8 6 (1.75%) iPad
8 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.75%) User Experience
9 5 (1.46%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) PKI
11 3 (0.87%) Blog
11 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.62%) Windows
2 46 (13.41%) Linux
3 18 (5.25%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.62%) Unix
5 8 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.75%) Android
7 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) OS/2
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.45%) Migration
3 46 (13.41%) DevOps
4 33 (9.62%) Microservices
5 30 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (8.45%) Analytics
7 27 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (7.29%) TDD
9 24 (7.00%) MVC
9 24 (7.00%) Project Management
10 17 (4.96%) Scrum
11 16 (4.66%) B2C
11 16 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (4.37%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.37%) ITIL
12 15 (4.37%) Presales
13 14 (4.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 14 (4.08%) ETL
14 13 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.37%) SQL
2 52 (15.16%) C#
3 47 (13.70%) JavaScript
4 42 (12.24%) PowerShell
5 27 (7.87%) Java
6 26 (7.58%) Python
7 15 (4.37%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.33%) R
8 8 (2.33%) Scala
9 6 (1.75%) C++
10 5 (1.46%) F#
10 5 (1.46%) Ruby
11 4 (1.17%) Lua
12 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) CQL
13 2 (0.58%) PHP
13 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.29%) C
14 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.41%) Degree
4 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.79%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.04%) MCSE
7 4 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.17%) MCITP
7 4 (1.17%) MCTS
7 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.17%) PMP
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.71%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.83%) Docker
4 14 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.87%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 3 (0.87%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (7.29%) SCCM
2 18 (5.25%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (4.66%) Puppet
4 12 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.50%) Terraform
5 11 (3.21%) Ansible
6 8 (2.33%) SCOM
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.46%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.58%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.58%) Opsview
10 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Netcool
10 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.29%) OpenView
10 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 120 (34.99%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.58%) Oracle
3 22 (6.41%) VMware
4 20 (5.83%) Google
5 17 (4.96%) Citrix
6 15 (4.37%) Cisco
7 13 (3.79%) EMC
7 13 (3.79%) Sitecore
8 12 (3.50%) HP
9 10 (2.92%) Veeam
10 7 (2.04%) Capita
11 5 (1.46%) CyberArk
11 5 (1.46%) Dell
11 5 (1.46%) Nokia
11 5 (1.46%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.17%) Informatica
12 4 (1.17%) SAP
12 4 (1.17%) Teradata
12 4 (1.17%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.87%) Vertica