Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 32 57
Rank change year-on-year +19 +25 +67
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 339 214 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.20% 5.22% 3.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.02% 34.52% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 159 69
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £358
90th Percentile £600 £575 £608
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
South East median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -3.85%

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 847 620 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.50% 15.12% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 355 269
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £250
90th Percentile £601 £585 £602
South East median daily rate £455 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +7.06% -2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.35% +24.34%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £25.00 £38.35 £22.12
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +6.06% -9.59% +14.06%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +9 159 £475 +11.76% 46
Bracknell +27 51 £420 -1.18% 12
Maidenhead +17 23 £500 -9.09% 12
Slough -5 12 £465 +16.25% 8
Wokingham -17 3 £425 +6.25%
Newbury -25 3 £400 +9.59% 6
Windsor +4 2 £475 -9.09% 2
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 159 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 84 (24.78%) Windows
3 82 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (22.71%) SQL
5 74 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (20.94%) C#
7 68 (20.06%) .NET
8 67 (19.76%) DevOps
9 65 (19.17%) PowerShell
10 61 (17.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 59 (17.40%) PaaS
12 58 (17.11%) IaaS
13 54 (15.93%) SaaS
13 54 (15.93%) Active Directory
14 50 (14.75%) Security Cleared
15 49 (14.45%) JavaScript
16 47 (13.86%) SQL Server
17 37 (10.91%) Office 365
18 35 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
19 33 (9.73%) VMware
20 32 (9.44%) Firewall
20 32 (9.44%) Analytics
20 32 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (9.44%) Public Cloud
21 31 (9.14%) Microservices
21 31 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
22 30 (8.85%) TDD
23 29 (8.55%) HTML
23 29 (8.55%) Linux
23 29 (8.55%) DNS

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 18 (5.31%) SharePoint
1 18 (5.31%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (2.06%) IIS
2 7 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.77%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.77%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.47%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 82 (24.19%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (17.40%) PaaS
3 58 (17.11%) IaaS
4 54 (15.93%) SaaS
5 37 (10.91%) Office 365
6 35 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (5.90%) GitHub
8 16 (4.72%) Serverless
9 15 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (3.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (2.06%) Azure Functions
13 5 (1.47%) Apigee
14 4 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.88%) BlueKai
15 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
16 2 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.44%) Firewall
2 29 (8.55%) DNS
3 25 (7.37%) VPN
4 21 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.01%) Internet
6 15 (4.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 14 (4.13%) Skype
8 12 (3.54%) Network Security
8 12 (3.54%) WAN
9 10 (2.95%) LAN
10 8 (2.36%) SAN
11 7 (2.06%) DHCP
12 5 (1.47%) NAS
12 5 (1.47%) SMTP
12 5 (1.47%) SSL
13 4 (1.18%) MPLS
14 3 (0.88%) EIGRP
14 3 (0.88%) OSPF
15 2 (0.59%) BGP
15 2 (0.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.37%) Power BI
3 21 (6.19%) Data Lake
4 20 (5.90%) HDInsight
5 16 (4.72%) Big Data
5 16 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (4.13%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.54%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.65%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.65%) MySQL
9 9 (2.65%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.36%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (17.99%) Visual Studio Team System
2 31 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (7.96%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.60%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.24%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.65%) Jasmine
6 9 (2.65%) JIRA
6 9 (2.65%) Mocha
7 6 (1.77%) Selenium
7 6 (1.77%) SonarQube
7 6 (1.77%) Subversion
8 5 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.88%) JMeter
9 3 (0.88%) Maven
9 3 (0.88%) NUnit
9 3 (0.88%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.88%) webpack
10 2 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (6.49%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.24%) Finance
3 7 (2.06%) Billing
3 7 (2.06%) Retail
4 4 (1.18%) Banking
5 3 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 86 (25.37%) Architect
2 84 (24.78%) Developer
3 39 (11.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (10.03%) Azure Engineer
5 30 (8.85%) .NET Developer
6 29 (8.55%) Consultant
7 28 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (6.49%) Azure Architect
9 21 (6.19%) Azure DevOps
10 19 (5.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
12 15 (4.42%) Azure Consultant
12 15 (4.42%) Project Manager
12 15 (4.42%) Security Architect
13 14 (4.13%) Angular Developer
14 12 (3.54%) Azure Developer
15 11 (3.24%) Cloud Engineer
15 11 (3.24%) Network Architect
15 11 (3.24%) Software Developer
15 11 (3.24%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (20.06%) .NET
2 29 (8.55%) AngularJS
2 29 (8.55%) HTML
3 27 (7.96%) ASP.NET
4 24 (7.08%) CSS
4 24 (7.08%) Web Services
5 21 (6.19%) Node.js
5 21 (6.19%) REST
6 20 (5.90%) .NET Framework
7 18 (5.31%) React
8 17 (5.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (5.01%) JSON
9 14 (4.13%) .NET Core
10 13 (3.83%) HTML5
10 13 (3.83%) jQuery
10 13 (3.83%) RESTful
11 10 (2.95%) Angular 2
12 9 (2.65%) Jest
12 9 (2.65%) SOAP
12 9 (2.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.44%) Public Cloud
2 19 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.72%) Replication
5 15 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (3.83%) PKI
7 12 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.54%) Microsoft Licensing
8 8 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.18%) Life Science
11 4 (1.18%) Social Media
12 3 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.88%) User Experience
13 2 (0.59%) Clustering
13 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.59%) Fintech
13 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (24.78%) Windows
2 29 (8.55%) Linux
3 19 (5.60%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.95%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.36%) CentOS
7 6 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.88%) Android
8 3 (0.88%) Unix
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.76%) DevOps
3 32 (9.44%) Analytics
3 32 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (9.14%) Microservices
5 30 (8.85%) TDD
6 28 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (7.67%) MVC
8 26 (7.67%) Scrum
9 25 (7.37%) Migration
10 23 (6.78%) Web Development
11 16 (4.72%) BDD
11 16 (4.72%) Project Management
11 16 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.42%) Service Management
12 15 (4.42%) Test Automation
13 14 (4.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (4.13%) Mobile Application Development
14 13 (3.83%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 77 (22.71%) SQL
2 71 (20.94%) C#
3 65 (19.17%) PowerShell
4 49 (14.45%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.26%) Java
6 19 (5.60%) Python
7 16 (4.72%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.54%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.54%) C++
9 9 (2.65%) R
10 4 (1.18%) Scala
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) F#
11 3 (0.88%) Ruby
11 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) VB
12 2 (0.59%) Lua
13 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.60%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.83%) Degree
6 4 (1.18%) MCITP
6 4 (1.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.18%) MCTS
7 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.88%) MCSA
7 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PhD
8 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.77%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.59%) GDPR
2 2 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (0.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.60%) Docker
4 17 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.95%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.29%) HDFS
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (5.31%) SCCM
1 18 (5.31%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (4.13%) Ansible
3 12 (3.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 12 (3.54%) Puppet
4 11 (3.24%) SCOM
5 10 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.95%) Terraform
6 8 (2.36%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.06%) Nagios
8 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.47%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.59%) Grafana
11 1 (0.29%) Graylog
11 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.29%) Opsview
11 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 159 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.73%) VMware
3 21 (6.19%) Oracle
4 11 (3.24%) Citrix
5 10 (2.95%) Google
5 10 (2.95%) Juniper
6 9 (2.65%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.65%) HP
6 9 (2.65%) Palo Alto
7 8 (2.36%) Cisco
7 8 (2.36%) Splunk
7 8 (2.36%) Symantec
8 7 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.06%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.77%) EMC
10 5 (1.47%) Forcepoint
10 5 (1.47%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.47%) McAfee
10 5 (1.47%) Nokia
10 5 (1.47%) Veeam