Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 25 53
Rank change year-on-year +19 +28 +53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 459 244 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.18% 5.95% 3.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.51% 32.84% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 177 74
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £428 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -10.00% +15.15%
10th Percentile £363 £348 £308
90th Percentile £600 £588 £593
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £29.08 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% -16.92% -
10th Percentile £36.00 £17.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £39.75 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +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 927 743 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.58% 18.11% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 426 270
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £327 £313 £255
90th Percentile £611 £588 £596
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.30 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.59% -4.03% +24.34%
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.98 £14.77
90th Percentile £46.50 £39.23 £28.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +12.90% -9.14% +3.39%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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 +12 249 £500 +14.29% 68
Bracknell +27 52 £450 +2.86% 15
Maidenhead +17 20 £490 -6.67% 8
Newbury -5 15 £391 +7.19% 7
Slough -7 13 £465 +16.25% 12
Windsor +10 2 £500 -12.28% 1
Wokingham -14 1 £435 +8.75% 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 214 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 125 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (27.23%) DevOps
3 113 (24.62%) Windows
4 109 (23.75%) PaaS
5 107 (23.31%) IaaS
6 96 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
6 96 (20.92%) PowerShell
7 91 (19.83%) SQL
8 78 (16.99%) .NET
8 78 (16.99%) Visual Studio Team System
9 76 (16.56%) Security Cleared
9 76 (16.56%) Active Directory
10 68 (14.81%) C#
11 63 (13.73%) Analytics
12 56 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 53 (11.55%) SC Cleared
14 52 (11.33%) Office 365
15 49 (10.68%) JavaScript
15 49 (10.68%) Firewall
16 46 (10.02%) SQL Server
16 46 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (10.02%) Public Cloud
16 46 (10.02%) Virtual Machines
17 45 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (9.59%) Docker
19 43 (9.37%) DNS
20 41 (8.93%) Test Automation
20 41 (8.93%) SaaS
20 41 (8.93%) 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 21 (4.58%) Skype for Business
2 19 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.31%) Confluence
5 6 (1.31%) IIS
6 5 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.96%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.65%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 109 (23.75%) PaaS
2 107 (23.31%) IaaS
3 96 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (11.33%) Office 365
6 41 (8.93%) SaaS
7 20 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (2.83%) GitHub
11 10 (2.18%) Apigee
12 7 (1.53%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.31%) Serverless
14 5 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.87%) Azure Functions
16 3 (0.65%) BlueKai
16 3 (0.65%) Boomi
16 3 (0.65%) Data Lake Analytics
16 3 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.68%) Firewall
2 43 (9.37%) DNS
3 27 (5.88%) VPN
4 26 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.45%) Internet
6 24 (5.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (4.79%) Skype
8 17 (3.70%) Network Security
9 12 (2.61%) SAN
10 10 (2.18%) LAN
10 10 (2.18%) SSL
10 10 (2.18%) WAN
11 9 (1.96%) DHCP
11 9 (1.96%) NAS
12 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.44%) HTTP
13 2 (0.44%) MPLS
13 2 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (0.44%) SMTP
13 2 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.50%) Data Lake
3 37 (8.06%) Power BI
4 35 (7.63%) HDInsight
5 27 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (4.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (3.70%) Big Data
7 17 (3.70%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.40%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.31%) MySQL
10 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.09%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (16.99%) Visual Studio Team System
2 41 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 37 (8.06%) Visual Studio
4 32 (6.97%) Git (software)
5 27 (5.88%) JIRA
6 17 (3.70%) SonarQube
7 14 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.40%) Selenium
9 9 (1.96%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.96%) Mocha
9 9 (1.96%) Subversion
10 8 (1.74%) GitLab
11 4 (0.87%) CircleCI
11 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.65%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.65%) webpack
13 2 (0.44%) Gatling
General
1 25 (5.45%) Finance
2 22 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.96%) Billing
4 8 (1.74%) Marketing
5 6 (1.31%) Retail
6 4 (0.87%) Electronics
6 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 105 (22.88%) Architect
2 87 (18.95%) Developer
3 65 (14.16%) Consultant
4 60 (13.07%) Azure Engineer
5 56 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 45 (9.80%) Azure Consultant
7 38 (8.28%) Azure DevOps
8 37 (8.06%) Azure Architect
9 33 (7.19%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (6.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 28 (6.10%) Azure Developer
12 18 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
13 17 (3.70%) .NET Developer
13 17 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
13 17 (3.70%) Project Manager
13 17 (3.70%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.27%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.05%) Network Architect
15 14 (3.05%) Security Architect
16 13 (2.83%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (16.99%) .NET
2 31 (6.75%) Web Services
3 29 (6.32%) AngularJS
3 29 (6.32%) Node.js
4 27 (5.88%) REST
5 25 (5.45%) HTML
6 24 (5.23%) JSON
7 22 (4.79%) ASP.NET
7 22 (4.79%) CSS
7 22 (4.79%) React
8 18 (3.92%) .NET Core
8 18 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (3.27%) HTML5
9 15 (3.27%) SOAP
10 14 (3.05%) RESTful
11 13 (2.83%) XML
12 11 (2.40%) jQuery
13 9 (1.96%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
13 9 (1.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.02%) Public Cloud
2 22 (4.79%) Replication
3 21 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.36%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.05%) Microsoft Licensing
7 11 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.40%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.40%) Clustering
7 11 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.40%) PKI
7 11 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.74%) Blog
8 8 (1.74%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.87%) Social Media
11 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.65%) RIA
12 2 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (24.62%) Windows
2 39 (8.50%) Linux
3 34 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (2.83%) Android
5 13 (2.83%) CentOS
6 11 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.53%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.31%) Unix
10 2 (0.44%) AIX
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
1 125 (27.23%) DevOps
2 63 (13.73%) Analytics
3 46 (10.02%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (8.93%) Test Automation
6 39 (8.50%) Scrum
7 37 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 36 (7.84%) TDD
9 33 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (6.75%) Microservices
11 30 (6.54%) Migration
12 28 (6.10%) CRM
13 26 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (5.23%) MVC
15 23 (5.01%) Data Science
15 23 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (5.01%) Security Testing
15 23 (5.01%) Web Development
16 22 (4.79%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 96 (20.92%) PowerShell
2 91 (19.83%) SQL
3 68 (14.81%) C#
4 49 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.63%) Java
6 34 (7.41%) Python
7 14 (3.05%) R
8 13 (2.83%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.18%) F#
11 8 (1.74%) C++
12 5 (1.09%) Go
13 4 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.65%) Scala
14 3 (0.65%) VB
15 2 (0.44%) Perl
15 2 (0.44%) Ruby
15 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.44%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.55%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (4.58%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.74%) Degree
6 4 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.65%) MCITP
7 3 (0.65%) MCTS
7 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.44%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.44%) MCSA
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMP
9 1 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.96%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) PMO
2 2 (0.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 46 (10.02%) Virtual Machines
3 44 (9.59%) Docker
4 29 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.31%) XenApp
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.44%) HDFS
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (6.32%) Ansible
2 25 (5.45%) SCCM
3 24 (5.23%) Kubernetes
4 17 (3.70%) Terraform
5 13 (2.83%) SCOM
6 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 9 (1.96%) Puppet
8 8 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.74%) Nagios
8 8 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.09%) Nessus
10 5 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 5 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.87%) WSUS
12 3 (0.65%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.65%) Grafana
12 3 (0.65%) Kibana
12 3 (0.65%) logstash
Vendors
1 214 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.71%) VMware
3 19 (4.14%) Google
4 17 (3.70%) Oracle
5 13 (2.83%) Splunk
6 10 (2.18%) CheckPoint
6 10 (2.18%) Citrix
6 10 (2.18%) HP
6 10 (2.18%) Juniper
6 10 (2.18%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.96%) Symantec
8 8 (1.74%) Palo Alto
9 7 (1.53%) Cisco
10 6 (1.31%) Micro Focus
11 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.09%) EMC
11 5 (1.09%) Forcepoint
11 5 (1.09%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.09%) McAfee