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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 40 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 +52  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 70 100 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.87% 4.24% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.27% 37.74% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 16
Median daily rate £463 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.22% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 193 265 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 10.66% 11.24% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 161 81
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £230 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +6.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 45 £451 +0.11% 16
Maidenhead +1 3 £425 +26.86% 2
Newbury -1 3 £353 -35.90% 2
Bracknell +2 2 £405 -15.84% 1
Slough +2 2 £504 +7.18% 4
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 65 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 44 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 44 (30.14%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (28.08%) Migration
4 40 (27.40%) Office 365
5 39 (26.71%) Active Directory
6 36 (24.66%) .NET
6 36 (24.66%) Windows
7 29 (19.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (18.49%) SQL
9 25 (17.12%) PowerShell
10 24 (16.44%) IaaS
10 24 (16.44%) CRM
11 23 (15.75%) Finance
11 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (14.38%) Dynamics CRM
12 21 (14.38%) C#
13 20 (13.70%) SharePoint
13 20 (13.70%) PaaS
14 19 (13.01%) DevOps
14 19 (13.01%) Web Services
15 17 (11.64%) Puppet
15 17 (11.64%) ERP
15 17 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (9.59%) Linux
16 14 (9.59%) Python
16 14 (9.59%) Java
17 13 (8.90%) MS Exchange
17 13 (8.90%) DNS
17 13 (8.90%) Marketing

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 (13.70%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.11%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.42%) IIS
5 4 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.74%) nginx
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.68%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.37%) Sprinklr
2 2 (1.37%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.68%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (30.14%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (27.40%) Office 365
3 29 (19.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (16.44%) IaaS
5 20 (13.70%) PaaS
6 7 (4.79%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (4.11%) SaaS
8 5 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.42%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (3.42%) SoftLayer
9 3 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.37%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.68%) G Suite
11 1 (0.68%) GitHub
11 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.68%) iTunes
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) DNS
2 7 (4.79%) Firewall
3 6 (4.11%) VPN
4 5 (3.42%) Skype
5 4 (2.74%) LAN
6 3 (2.05%) DHCP
6 3 (2.05%) WAN
6 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.37%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.37%) Network Security
7 2 (1.37%) VSAN
8 1 (0.68%) IPsec
8 1 (0.68%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) SAN
8 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (30.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.42%) Power BI
6 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.05%) Big Data
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.37%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.74%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.05%) Ant
4 3 (2.05%) Maven
4 3 (2.05%) MSBuild
4 3 (2.05%) Subversion
4 3 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.68%) GitLab
5 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (15.75%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Marketing
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.74%) Law
5 3 (2.05%) Billing
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (24.66%) Developer
2 32 (21.92%) Consultant
3 26 (17.81%) Architect
4 23 (15.75%) .NET Developer
5 18 (12.33%) Azure Consultant
6 11 (7.53%) Azure Architect
6 11 (7.53%) Azure Developer
6 11 (7.53%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Migration Consultant
8 8 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Integration Developer
8 8 (5.48%) Office 365 Architect
8 8 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.48%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Cloud Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) Exchange Consultant
10 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.66%) .NET
2 19 (13.01%) Web Services
3 13 (8.90%) WCF
4 7 (4.79%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.42%) JSON
6 5 (3.42%) OAuth2
6 5 (3.42%) REST
7 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (2.74%) J2EE
7 4 (2.74%) Node.js
7 4 (2.74%) SAML
7 4 (2.74%) SOAP
7 4 (2.74%) XML
7 4 (2.74%) XSLT
8 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.05%) jQuery
8 3 (2.05%) MDX
8 3 (2.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.42%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.42%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.74%) Social Media
6 3 (2.05%) FlexPod
6 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.37%) Blog
7 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.37%) PMI
7 2 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.66%) Windows
2 14 (9.59%) Linux
3 11 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.85%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.05%) CentOS
6 3 (2.05%) Debian
6 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.37%) Solaris
7 2 (1.37%) Unix
8 1 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) SUSE
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.08%) Migration
2 24 (16.44%) CRM
3 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.01%) DevOps
5 17 (11.64%) ERP
6 12 (8.22%) ETL
7 11 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.53%) MVC
8 10 (6.85%) Data Migration
8 10 (6.85%) Scrum
9 9 (6.16%) Multithreading
9 9 (6.16%) Project Management
10 8 (5.48%) Complex ETL
11 7 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.79%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.11%) Data Modelling
12 6 (4.11%) Presales
12 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2
12 6 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (3.42%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.49%) SQL
2 25 (17.12%) PowerShell
3 21 (14.38%) C#
4 14 (9.59%) Java
4 14 (9.59%) Python
5 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.42%) Perl
7 4 (2.74%) Ruby
8 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.37%) C
9 2 (1.37%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) Degree
4 6 (4.11%) MCSE
5 3 (2.05%) CISM
5 3 (2.05%) CISSP
5 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.05%) PMP
6 2 (1.37%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.37%) CCNP
6 2 (1.37%) CISA
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.37%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.37%) VCDX
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (26.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.11%) vCloud
4 6 (4.11%) vSphere
5 5 (3.42%) Docker
6 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (11.64%) Puppet
2 12 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.85%) Ansible
4 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.42%) SCCM
5 5 (3.42%) vRealize
6 3 (2.05%) WSUS
7 2 (1.37%) Nagios
7 2 (1.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.68%) Kibana
8 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.68%) logstash
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.68%) Packer
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.68%) Salt
8 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.68%) yum
Vendors
1 65 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.90%) VMware
3 6 (4.11%) Citrix
4 5 (3.42%) SAP
5 4 (2.74%) Apigee
5 4 (2.74%) Cisco
5 4 (2.74%) HP
5 4 (2.74%) IBM
5 4 (2.74%) Nimsoft
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle
5 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.37%) CA
6 2 (1.37%) Facebook
6 2 (1.37%) Google
6 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.37%) Tableau
6 2 (1.37%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
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