Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 40 47
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7 +107
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 306 145 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.78% 3.85% 3.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.64% 34.61% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 83 127
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £362 £355 £329
90th Percentile £625 £550 £555
South East median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.38 - -
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +37.70% -23.06% -35.02%

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 772 419 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.64% 11.13% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 231 321
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £312 £213 £289
90th Percentile £623 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.73% -23.51% +35.24%
10th Percentile £14.86 £12.08 £17.12
90th Percentile £21.27 £16.61 £120.80
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -7.72%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +18 152 £475 +2.70% 39
Bracknell +3 20 £500 -1.23% 2
Maidenhead +5 14 £500 +17.65% 11
Newbury -11 11 £394 +6.42% 3
Slough 0 8 £400 -20.00% 8
Windsor +5 4 £475 -5.00% 7
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 92 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 89 (29.08%) Windows
3 84 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (19.61%) Linux
6 53 (17.32%) IaaS
7 51 (16.67%) Office 365
8 48 (15.69%) Migration
9 46 (15.03%) SQL
10 41 (13.40%) .NET
11 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
11 38 (12.42%) C#
11 38 (12.42%) Firewall
12 37 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (12.09%) JavaScript
12 37 (12.09%) Active Directory
12 37 (12.09%) PaaS
12 37 (12.09%) Security Cleared
13 34 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 33 (10.78%) Java
14 33 (10.78%) VMware
15 31 (10.13%) DevOps
16 28 (9.15%) Analytics
16 28 (9.15%) Google
16 28 (9.15%) Microservices
17 27 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (8.50%) Oracle
18 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared
19 25 (8.17%) REST
19 25 (8.17%) Python

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 20 (6.54%) IIS
2 13 (4.25%) Confluence
3 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.29%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.98%) CMS
7 3 (0.98%) SAS
8 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.65%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Kentico
9 1 (0.33%) nginx
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) uWSGI
9 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.98%) SPSS
4 1 (0.33%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 84 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (17.32%) IaaS
3 51 (16.67%) Office 365
4 37 (12.09%) PaaS
5 17 (5.56%) SaaS
6 15 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.92%) NuGet
8 11 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.31%) Bluemix
11 4 (1.31%) Serverless
12 3 (0.98%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.98%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.33%) GitHub
14 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.42%) Firewall
2 15 (4.90%) VPN
3 13 (4.25%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.92%) DNS
5 10 (3.27%) LAN
5 10 (3.27%) Network Security
6 9 (2.94%) Skype
6 9 (2.94%) WAN
7 6 (1.96%) SMTP
8 5 (1.63%) Internet
8 5 (1.63%) SAN
9 4 (1.31%) DHCP
9 4 (1.31%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.98%) MPLS
11 2 (0.65%) VLAN
11 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.65%) WLAN
12 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.33%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.54%) Big Data
3 19 (6.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (5.56%) Power BI
5 15 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.61%) Data Lake
7 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.31%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.31%) HDInsight
11 4 (1.31%) MySQL
11 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.31%) Redis
11 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 16 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (4.90%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.58%) JIRA
5 14 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (3.92%) Eclipse
6 12 (3.92%) Maven
7 8 (2.61%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.96%) gulp
10 5 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.65%) ERwin
13 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.33%) Hudson
13 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.33%) Mocha
General
1 9 (2.94%) Retail
2 7 (2.29%) Banking
3 6 (1.96%) Finance
3 6 (1.96%) Games
4 4 (1.31%) Local Government
4 4 (1.31%) Marketing
5 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) French Language
6 2 (0.65%) German Language
6 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (18.63%) Architect
2 54 (17.65%) Developer
3 47 (15.36%) Consultant
4 37 (12.09%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (9.15%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (7.84%) Azure Consultant
7 22 (7.19%) Azure Architect
8 21 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (5.88%) Project Manager
11 16 (5.23%) Analyst
11 16 (5.23%) Business Analyst
11 16 (5.23%) Product Analyst
11 16 (5.23%) Product Business Analyst
11 16 (5.23%) Support Engineer
12 14 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.92%) .NET Developer
13 12 (3.92%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.27%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.40%) .NET
2 25 (8.17%) REST
3 21 (6.86%) React
4 20 (6.54%) .NET Core
4 20 (6.54%) CSS
4 20 (6.54%) HTML
5 17 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 14 (4.58%) Node.js
7 12 (3.92%) JSON
8 11 (3.59%) AngularJS
9 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.94%) Web Services
10 8 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (2.61%) jQuery
11 7 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.29%) Redux
12 6 (1.96%) HTML5
12 6 (1.96%) WebSockets
13 5 (1.63%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 21 (6.86%) Public Cloud
3 19 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.61%) Clustering
8 7 (2.29%) Replication
9 6 (1.96%) iPad
9 6 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Blog
11 3 (0.98%) FMCG
11 3 (0.98%) Life Science
11 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.98%) PMI
11 3 (0.98%) User Experience
12 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 89 (29.08%) Windows
2 60 (19.61%) Linux
3 16 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.94%) Unix
6 6 (1.96%) Android
6 6 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.98%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.69%) Migration
3 37 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (10.13%) DevOps
5 28 (9.15%) Analytics
5 28 (9.15%) Microservices
6 27 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (7.52%) MVC
8 22 (7.19%) TDD
9 21 (6.86%) Project Management
10 18 (5.88%) Multithreading
11 16 (5.23%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 15 (4.90%) ETL
12 15 (4.90%) ITIL
13 14 (4.58%) B2C
13 14 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (4.58%) SDLC
14 12 (3.92%) Low Latency
15 11 (3.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.03%) SQL
2 38 (12.42%) C#
3 37 (12.09%) JavaScript
4 34 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 33 (10.78%) Java
6 25 (8.17%) Python
7 13 (4.25%) C++
8 12 (3.92%) CQL
9 8 (2.61%) R
9 8 (2.61%) Scala
10 7 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.96%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.31%) F#
12 4 (1.31%) Lua
12 4 (1.31%) Ruby
13 3 (0.98%) PHP
14 2 (0.65%) Korn
14 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.84%) Degree
4 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.27%) MCSE
6 7 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.31%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.31%) PMP
8 3 (0.98%) CCNA
8 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.98%) MCSA
8 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.65%) MCITP
9 2 (0.65%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) CCDP
10 1 (0.33%) CISSP
10 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.59%) ISO 9001
1 11 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.96%) SLA
3 4 (1.31%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.54%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.58%) Docker
5 11 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.63%) vSphere
7 4 (1.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.65%) Gluster
9 2 (0.65%) NFS
9 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.33%) HDFS
10 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.54%) SCCM
2 12 (3.92%) Opsview
2 12 (3.92%) Puppet
3 11 (3.59%) Ansible
4 8 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.61%) Terraform
5 7 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.96%) SCOM
7 4 (1.31%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.65%) MOM
8 2 (0.65%) Nagios
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.65%) WSUS
9 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 92 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.78%) VMware
3 28 (9.15%) Google
4 26 (8.50%) Oracle
5 17 (5.56%) Cisco
6 16 (5.23%) Citrix
7 14 (4.58%) EMC
8 13 (4.25%) HP
9 10 (3.27%) Sitecore
10 9 (2.94%) Dell
11 7 (2.29%) Veeam
12 6 (1.96%) Capita
12 6 (1.96%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.63%) SAP
14 4 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.31%) Informatica
14 4 (1.31%) Xamarin
15 3 (0.98%) ServiceNow
15 3 (0.98%) Talend
15 3 (0.98%) Vertica