Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 19 41
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 613 306 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.87% 7.77% 3.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 53.96% 37.73% 33.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 189 83
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £376 £362 £355
90th Percentile £638 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.69 £19.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.08% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £20.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year +130.89% +37.70% -23.06%

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 1,136 811 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.55% 20.60% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 434 243
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £18.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.99% +20.73% -23.51%
10th Percentile £20.27 £14.86 £12.08
90th Percentile £83.75 £21.27 £16.61
South East median hourly rate £33.25 £18.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +80.41% +11.70% -15.86%

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 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +8 356 £500 +5.26% 27
Bracknell +18 67 £485 +2.11% 5
Newbury +18 24 £380 -3.49% 4
Maidenhead +11 19 £438 -16.67%
Slough +5 14 £425 +6.25% 3
Windsor +5 10 £475 - 1
Wokingham -3 2 £375 - 4
Thatcham - 1 - -
Ascot - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 255 (41.60%) Microsoft
2 213 (34.75%) DevOps
3 168 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (22.84%) PaaS
5 134 (21.86%) IaaS
6 133 (21.70%) Windows
7 128 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
8 120 (19.58%) SQL
9 110 (17.94%) PowerShell
10 100 (16.31%) .NET
11 93 (15.17%) C#
12 89 (14.52%) Active Directory
13 88 (14.36%) Security Cleared
14 85 (13.87%) Migration
15 84 (13.70%) Visual Studio Team System
16 78 (12.72%) Analytics
17 77 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 74 (12.07%) Docker
19 72 (11.75%) Linux
20 68 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
20 68 (11.09%) Office 365
20 68 (11.09%) Azure Active Directory
21 64 (10.44%) Firewall
22 63 (10.28%) SQL Server
23 60 (9.79%) JavaScript
23 60 (9.79%) Test Automation
24 58 (9.46%) Git (software)
24 58 (9.46%) SaaS
24 58 (9.46%) Ansible
25 56 (9.14%) Kubernetes

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 35 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.28%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.79%) Confluence
3 11 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.31%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.14%) CMS
7 6 (0.98%) Apache
7 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Drupal
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 140 (22.84%) PaaS
2 134 (21.86%) IaaS
3 128 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (11.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 68 (11.09%) Office 365
5 58 (9.46%) SaaS
6 51 (8.32%) Power Platform
7 40 (6.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 38 (6.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 21 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (2.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 15 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (2.45%) OpenShift
12 10 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.63%) GitHub
13 9 (1.47%) Data Lake Analytics
13 9 (1.47%) Serverless
14 6 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.82%) Apigee
16 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 64 (10.44%) Firewall
2 48 (7.83%) DNS
3 43 (7.01%) VPN
4 34 (5.55%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.24%) Skype
6 23 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 21 (3.43%) Internet
8 19 (3.10%) Network Security
9 17 (2.77%) SAN
10 15 (2.45%) NAS
11 13 (2.12%) DHCP
12 10 (1.63%) NetScaler
12 10 (1.63%) WAN
13 8 (1.31%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.14%) H.323
14 7 (1.14%) VLAN
15 6 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (0.98%) SSL
16 3 (0.49%) LAN
16 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.83%) Data Lake
3 45 (7.34%) Power BI
4 39 (6.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 33 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (5.22%) HDInsight
7 25 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.12%) Cosmos DB
8 13 (2.12%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.47%) Big Data
11 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (13.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 58 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 45 (7.34%) Jenkins
4 40 (6.53%) JIRA
5 39 (6.36%) Visual Studio
6 21 (3.43%) GitLab
6 21 (3.43%) SonarQube
7 19 (3.10%) Selenium
8 13 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 13 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (1.96%) JUnit
10 10 (1.63%) JMeter
11 7 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.65%) Subversion
12 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.49%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.49%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.49%) NUnit
13 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 42 (6.85%) Telecoms
2 35 (5.71%) Finance
3 16 (2.61%) Legal
4 15 (2.45%) Marketing
5 10 (1.63%) Billing
5 10 (1.63%) Electronics
5 10 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.82%) Retail
7 2 (0.33%) Military
7 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) Games
8 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 111 (18.11%) Architect
2 100 (16.31%) Azure Engineer
3 91 (14.85%) Developer
4 80 (13.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 75 (12.23%) Consultant
6 52 (8.48%) Azure DevOps
7 50 (8.16%) Azure Consultant
8 48 (7.83%) Azure Architect
9 41 (6.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 34 (5.55%) Solutions Architect
11 33 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 31 (5.06%) .NET Developer
13 29 (4.73%) Azure Specialist
14 27 (4.40%) Cloud Architect
15 25 (4.08%) Azure Developer
16 23 (3.75%) Project Manager
17 21 (3.43%) Technical Architect
18 17 (2.77%) C# Developer
18 17 (2.77%) Field Engineer
19 16 (2.61%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (16.31%) .NET
2 41 (6.69%) .NET Core
3 35 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 34 (5.55%) Web Services
5 33 (5.38%) Node.js
6 29 (4.73%) HTML
7 27 (4.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (4.40%) CSS
8 23 (3.75%) ASP.NET
9 19 (3.10%) .NET Framework
9 19 (3.10%) jQuery
9 19 (3.10%) JSON
9 19 (3.10%) SOAP
10 18 (2.94%) REST
11 15 (2.45%) React
12 13 (2.12%) HTML5
13 12 (1.96%) CSS3
14 11 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.63%) RESTful
16 9 (1.47%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.97%) Public Cloud
2 32 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.57%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.94%) Replication
6 17 (2.77%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.12%) Cloud Native
7 13 (2.12%) Clustering
7 13 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Licensing
9 8 (1.31%) DataPower
9 8 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.31%) PKI
10 7 (1.14%) Blog
10 7 (1.14%) BYOD
10 7 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.82%) User Experience
12 4 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 133 (21.70%) Windows
2 72 (11.75%) Linux
3 49 (7.99%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.26%) Android
5 20 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.26%) Windows 10
5 20 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.28%) Unix
7 8 (1.31%) AIX
8 7 (1.14%) CentOS
8 7 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) Fedora
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (34.75%) DevOps
2 168 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (13.87%) Migration
4 78 (12.72%) Analytics
5 68 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (9.79%) Test Automation
7 54 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (8.81%) Infrastructure as Code
8 47 (7.67%) Scrum
9 43 (7.01%) TDD
10 41 (6.69%) ITIL
10 41 (6.69%) Microservices
11 35 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (5.55%) CRM
13 32 (5.22%) MVC
14 31 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (5.06%) Technical Leadership
15 29 (4.73%) B2C
15 29 (4.73%) Service Management
16 28 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.58%) SQL
2 110 (17.94%) PowerShell
3 93 (15.17%) C#
4 60 (9.79%) JavaScript
5 46 (7.50%) Python
6 30 (4.89%) Java
7 21 (3.43%) TypeScript
8 18 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.12%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.96%) Ruby
11 9 (1.47%) C
12 8 (1.31%) F#
13 6 (0.98%) PHP
13 6 (0.98%) R
14 5 (0.82%) Perl
14 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.65%) Go
15 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.33%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (3.10%) MCSE
6 14 (2.28%) Degree
7 13 (2.12%) CISSP
7 13 (2.12%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.98%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.82%) CCIE
11 4 (0.65%) CCNA
11 4 (0.65%) CCNP
11 4 (0.65%) MCP
11 4 (0.65%) PMP
12 3 (0.49%) CISM
12 3 (0.49%) MCSA
12 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.43%) QA
2 10 (1.63%) SLA
3 4 (0.65%) COBIT
3 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) GDPR
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.49%) PMO
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 74 (12.07%) Docker
3 44 (7.18%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.31%) XenApp
7 2 (0.33%) LXC
7 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.33%) vSphere
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (9.46%) Ansible
2 56 (9.14%) Kubernetes
3 32 (5.22%) Terraform
4 23 (3.75%) SCCM
5 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.28%) Puppet
6 8 (1.31%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.98%) Nessus
9 5 (0.82%) Salt
9 5 (0.82%) SCOM
10 4 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.65%) WSUS
11 3 (0.49%) Kibana
11 3 (0.49%) logstash
11 3 (0.49%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 255 (41.60%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.53%) VMware
3 33 (5.38%) Oracle
4 31 (5.06%) Google
5 22 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.77%) SAP
7 15 (2.45%) Splunk
8 13 (2.12%) Fortinet
9 10 (1.63%) HP
10 9 (1.47%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.47%) Blue Coat
10 9 (1.47%) Citrix
10 9 (1.47%) IBM
10 9 (1.47%) Tripwire
11 8 (1.31%) Cisco
11 8 (1.31%) F5
11 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.14%) EMC
12 7 (1.14%) NetApp
13 6 (0.98%) BMC