Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 38 46
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8 +90
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 301 177 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.76% 4.39% 3.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.04% 34.24% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 112 101
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £433 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% -7.98% +13.94%
10th Percentile £350 £329 £363
90th Percentile £606 £561 £605
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 £18.89 £16.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.78% -58.13% +1.27%

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 771 517 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.87% 12.83% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 293 315
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £226
90th Percentile £626 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -36.26% +35.24%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £25.00 £34.03 £22.43
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.81
% change year-on-year +15.15% -16.69% +14.81%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +7 142 £475 +8.57% 21
Bracknell +31 44 £420 +3.70% 18
Maidenhead +16 23 £488 -7.14% 11
Slough -2 9 £397 -0.75% 7
Newbury -8 5 £394 +15.81% 11
Windsor +9 4 £475 -
Wokingham -15 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 115 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 67 (22.26%) Windows
2 67 (22.26%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (21.59%) SQL
4 54 (17.94%) C#
5 52 (17.28%) .NET
6 50 (16.61%) Security Cleared
7 47 (15.61%) Office 365
8 46 (15.28%) Active Directory
8 46 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (14.95%) SaaS
10 43 (14.29%) DevOps
11 39 (12.96%) PaaS
11 39 (12.96%) PowerShell
11 39 (12.96%) Migration
11 39 (12.96%) JavaScript
12 37 (12.29%) IaaS
13 35 (11.63%) Visual Studio Team System
14 34 (11.30%) SQL Server
15 31 (10.30%) Linux
15 31 (10.30%) SC Cleared
16 30 (9.97%) Microservices
16 30 (9.97%) Firewall
17 29 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
18 28 (9.30%) VMware
18 28 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
19 27 (8.97%) TDD
19 27 (8.97%) SCCM
20 26 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (8.31%) VPN

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 9 (2.99%) OpenStack
1 9 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.66%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.33%) IIS
3 7 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.99%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.26%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (15.61%) Office 365
3 45 (14.95%) SaaS
4 39 (12.96%) PaaS
5 37 (12.29%) IaaS
6 28 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (5.32%) Serverless
8 15 (4.98%) GitHub
9 12 (3.99%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.33%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.00%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.66%) Firebase
13 2 (0.66%) NuGet
14 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.97%) Firewall
2 25 (8.31%) VPN
3 18 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.65%) DNS
5 12 (3.99%) Internet
6 10 (3.32%) Reverse Proxy
7 9 (2.99%) Network Security
7 9 (2.99%) Skype
8 7 (2.33%) WAN
9 4 (1.33%) MPLS
9 4 (1.33%) SAN
9 4 (1.33%) SMTP
9 4 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (1.00%) NAS
11 2 (0.66%) BGP
11 2 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.66%) DHCP
11 2 (0.66%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.65%) Big Data
3 16 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.98%) Power BI
5 12 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (3.65%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.32%) Cosmos DB
8 9 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.66%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.33%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.33%) HDInsight
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.66%) MySQL
12 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (11.63%) Visual Studio Team System
2 29 (9.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (4.32%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.66%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.33%) Mocha
6 6 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.66%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.66%) Selenium
8 4 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.33%) Maven
8 4 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.00%) NUnit
9 3 (1.00%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.66%) Ant
10 2 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.66%) JIRA
10 2 (0.66%) JMeter
10 2 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.99%) Finance
2 9 (2.99%) Retail
3 6 (1.99%) Games
4 5 (1.66%) Banking
5 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Billing
6 1 (0.33%) Law
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (23.92%) Architect
2 71 (23.59%) Developer
3 31 (10.30%) Azure Engineer
4 30 (9.97%) Consultant
5 29 (9.63%) .NET Developer
6 23 (7.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.98%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (4.98%) Security Architect
9 14 (4.65%) Azure Consultant
9 14 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.65%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Azure Architect
11 12 (3.99%) Angular Developer
11 12 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Lead Developer
12 10 (3.32%) Azure DevOps
12 10 (3.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.28%) .NET
2 21 (6.98%) AngularJS
3 20 (6.64%) REST
4 19 (6.31%) ASP.NET
5 18 (5.98%) Web Services
6 17 (5.65%) HTML
7 16 (5.32%) .NET Framework
7 16 (5.32%) CSS
7 16 (5.32%) React
8 15 (4.98%) .NET Core
9 14 (4.65%) Node.js
10 13 (4.32%) JSON
11 11 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (3.32%) Angular 2
13 8 (2.66%) jQuery
14 7 (2.33%) Jest
15 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (1.99%) HTML5
15 6 (1.99%) RESTful
16 5 (1.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.98%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (5.32%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.32%) Replication
4 12 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.99%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.99%) PKI
5 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Licensing
6 7 (2.33%) Clustering
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.33%) Life Science
8 4 (1.33%) User Experience
9 3 (1.00%) Social Media
10 2 (0.66%) Blog
10 2 (0.66%) PMI
11 1 (0.33%) CMDB
11 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (22.26%) Windows
2 31 (10.30%) Linux
3 21 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.65%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.33%) Android
7 3 (1.00%) CentOS
7 3 (1.00%) Unix
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.29%) DevOps
3 39 (12.96%) Migration
4 30 (9.97%) Microservices
5 27 (8.97%) TDD
6 26 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.31%) Project Management
7 19 (6.31%) Scrum
8 18 (5.98%) Analytics
9 16 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (5.32%) MVC
10 13 (4.32%) Logistics
10 13 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (4.32%) Web Development
11 12 (3.99%) BDD
11 12 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.65%) Supplier Management
13 10 (3.32%) Contract Management
13 10 (3.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (21.59%) SQL
2 54 (17.94%) C#
3 39 (12.96%) JavaScript
3 39 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 18 (5.98%) Java
5 16 (5.32%) TypeScript
6 15 (4.98%) Python
7 9 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.99%) C++
8 6 (1.99%) Scala
9 5 (1.66%) Ruby
10 4 (1.33%) Lua
10 4 (1.33%) R
11 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.66%) C
12 2 (0.66%) CQL
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 50 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.30%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.64%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.32%) Degree
5 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.66%) MCSE
7 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.00%) PMP
8 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.66%) MCITP
8 2 (0.66%) MCSA
8 2 (0.66%) MCTS
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCP
9 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.33%) GDPR
3 3 (1.00%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.98%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.65%) Docker
5 10 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.00%) XenApp
7 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (8.97%) SCCM
2 22 (7.31%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (4.65%) Puppet
4 13 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.32%) SCOM
5 12 (3.99%) Terraform
6 9 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (2.33%) Ansible
8 7 (2.33%) Nagios
9 6 (1.99%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.33%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.66%) Opsview
13 1 (0.33%) Netcool
13 1 (0.33%) OpenView
13 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
13 1 (0.33%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 115 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.30%) VMware
3 17 (5.65%) Citrix
3 17 (5.65%) Oracle
4 11 (3.65%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.99%) EMC
5 9 (2.99%) Juniper
6 8 (2.66%) Palo Alto
6 8 (2.66%) Splunk
7 7 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.33%) Cisco
7 7 (2.33%) HP
7 7 (2.33%) Veeam
8 5 (1.66%) Nokia
9 4 (1.33%) Capita
9 4 (1.33%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.33%) Forcepoint
9 4 (1.33%) Google
9 4 (1.33%) McAfee
9 4 (1.33%) Symantec