Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 13 November 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 24 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +57
Contract jobs citing Azure 129 125 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.23% 7.21% 6.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.86% 39.43% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 102 59
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £468 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% +3.83% +37.56%
10th Percentile £320 £251 £322
90th Percentile £575 £619 £578
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £38.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +90.79% +36.94% -26.00%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 332 317 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.77% 18.28% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 190 187
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +0.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £207 £300
90th Percentile £563 £619 £538
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -68.54% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.95 £14.00 £27.00
90th Percentile £34.60 £16.00 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% +6.06% -9.59%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
Milton Keynes +11 95 £489 +3.33% 32
High Wycombe +6 11 £338 -30.77% 17
Marlow +1 1 £275 -
Chesham 0 1 £400 +60.00%
Bletchley - 1 - -
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 47 (36.43%) AWS
2 40 (31.01%) Microsoft
3 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (20.16%) C#
5 24 (18.60%) DevOps
6 23 (17.83%) SQL
7 22 (17.05%) Migration
7 22 (17.05%) VMware
8 21 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (15.50%) .NET
9 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
9 20 (15.50%) Windows
10 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
11 17 (13.18%) CSS
11 17 (13.18%) HTML
11 17 (13.18%) Scrum
12 16 (12.40%) Docker
12 16 (12.40%) Jenkins
13 15 (11.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
13 15 (11.63%) JSON
14 14 (10.85%) QA
14 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (10.85%) PaaS
14 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
15 13 (10.08%) Microservices
15 13 (10.08%) jQuery
15 13 (10.08%) Web Services
15 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
16 12 (9.30%) MVC

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.55%) Confluence
4 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.55%) Mule
4 2 (1.55%) Mule ESB
4 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.55%) WordPress
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Primavera
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (36.43%) AWS
2 14 (10.85%) PaaS
3 12 (9.30%) Office 365
4 9 (6.98%) SaaS
5 7 (5.43%) IaaS
5 7 (5.43%) OpenShift
6 6 (4.65%) Azure Stack
6 6 (4.65%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.88%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (3.88%) npm
8 4 (3.10%) GCP
8 4 (3.10%) PowerApps
9 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) Firewall
2 7 (5.43%) WAN
3 4 (3.10%) LAN
3 4 (3.10%) VPN
4 3 (2.33%) DHCP
4 3 (2.33%) DNS
4 3 (2.33%) HSRP
4 3 (2.33%) Internet
4 3 (2.33%) VLAN
5 2 (1.55%) BGP
5 2 (1.55%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.55%) MPLS
5 2 (1.55%) Skype
5 2 (1.55%) Wireless
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.88%) MySQL
4 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.55%) Power BI
6 2 (1.55%) Redis
6 2 (1.55%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.65%) JIRA
3 6 (4.65%) Selenium
3 6 (4.65%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.88%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.88%) Grunt
4 5 (3.88%) webpack
5 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.33%) Appium
6 3 (2.33%) JUnit
6 3 (2.33%) Mockito
7 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.55%) GitLab
7 2 (1.55%) Mocha
7 2 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.78%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (6.20%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.88%) Banking
2 5 (3.88%) Finance
3 3 (2.33%) Legal
4 2 (1.55%) Back Office
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Developer
2 28 (21.71%) Architect
3 17 (13.18%) Azure Architect
4 16 (12.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Technical Architect
6 12 (9.30%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.20%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.65%) Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Data Manager
11 6 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.88%) C# Developer
12 5 (3.88%) Platform Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
2 17 (13.18%) CSS
2 17 (13.18%) HTML
3 15 (11.63%) JSON
3 15 (11.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (10.08%) jQuery
5 13 (10.08%) Web Services
6 12 (9.30%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.53%) HTML5
7 11 (8.53%) Spring
8 10 (7.75%) .NET Core
8 10 (7.75%) Node.js
8 10 (7.75%) React
9 8 (6.20%) REST
10 7 (5.43%) RESTful
11 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.65%) SOAP
12 5 (3.88%) Express
12 5 (3.88%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
1 5 (3.88%) User Experience
2 3 (2.33%) Clustering
2 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.55%) DataPower
3 2 (1.55%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.78%) EPoS
4 1 (0.78%) Online Games
4 1 (0.78%) PKI
4 1 (0.78%) PMI
4 1 (0.78%) Robotics
4 1 (0.78%) Tandem
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Windows
2 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.98%) Linux
4 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.55%) Android
6 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.55%) CentOS
6 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) AIX
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.60%) DevOps
3 22 (17.05%) Migration
4 21 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (13.18%) Scrum
6 13 (10.08%) Microservices
7 12 (9.30%) Data Migration
7 12 (9.30%) MVC
8 9 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.20%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.20%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.43%) Data Management
10 7 (5.43%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (5.43%) Open Source
10 7 (5.43%) TDD
11 6 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.65%) Database Optimisation
11 6 (4.65%) Information Security
11 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) C#
2 23 (17.83%) SQL
3 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
4 12 (9.30%) Java
5 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.88%) ES6
7 4 (3.10%) Java 8
8 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.55%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.55%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.55%) PHP
9 2 (1.55%) Python
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.20%) MCSE
2 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.65%) CISSP
4 6 (4.65%) Degree
5 5 (3.88%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.10%) CISM
7 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.55%) MCITP
7 2 (1.55%) SSCP
7 2 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) PMO
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) NIST
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) Docker
2 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.33%) vCloud
4 3 (2.33%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Xen
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.65%) Ansible
3 4 (3.10%) Terraform
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.55%) Grafana
5 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.55%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.55%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) SCCM
5 2 (1.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) Kibana
6 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (31.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.05%) VMware
3 8 (6.20%) Cisco
3 8 (6.20%) IBM
3 8 (6.20%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.43%) Citrix
5 6 (4.65%) MuleSoft
5 6 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.65%) Talend
6 5 (3.88%) Telerik
7 4 (3.10%) F5
8 3 (2.33%) SAP
8 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.33%) Splunk
9 2 (1.55%) Google
9 2 (1.55%) hybris
9 2 (1.55%) NetApp
9 2 (1.55%) OutSystems
9 2 (1.55%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.55%) Xamarin