Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 11 38
Rank change year-on-year -17 +27 +10
Contract jobs citing Azure 38 156 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.60% 9.95% 4.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.76% 44.96% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 111 75
Median daily rate £474 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.26% -9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £367 £300 £363
90th Percentile £606 £638 £675
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £52.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +10.48% +105.88% +54.55%

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 116 347 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.08% 22.13% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 223 198
Median daily rate £453 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% - -2.23%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £244
90th Percentile £609 £622 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 £34.00 £16.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.21% +101.51% -41.82%
10th Percentile £16.13 £26.80 £14.56
90th Percentile £29.10 £37.00 £19.09
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year -35.71% +85.97% +14.06%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Buckinghamshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily 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 10 July 2020. 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 -13 29 £474 -9.76% 15
High Wycombe +8 5 £400 +39.13% 3
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 17 (44.74%) AWS
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 8 (21.05%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.05%) Python
3 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (18.42%) ETL
4 7 (18.42%) .NET
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (18.42%) Office 365
5 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.79%) Linux
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) MVC
6 5 (13.16%) ERP
6 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.16%) DNS
6 5 (13.16%) Oracle
6 5 (13.16%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
6 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (13.16%) PowerShell

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 2 (5.26%) Confluence
1 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) OpenWhisk
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Office 365
3 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (10.53%) GCP
4 4 (10.53%) PaaS
5 3 (7.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
5 3 (7.89%) npm
5 3 (7.89%) Power Platform
5 3 (7.89%) SaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (5.26%) IaaS
7 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Stack
7 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) 4G
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DMZ
5 1 (2.63%) Extranet
5 1 (2.63%) HSRP
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
4 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.89%) Power BI
4 3 (7.89%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) OLAP
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) Redis
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.89%) Grunt
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Mocha
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.89%) webpack
4 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 4 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Developer
4 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Mobile Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Data Scientist
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) JSON
2 5 (13.16%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) jQuery
3 4 (10.53%) SOAP
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
4 3 (7.89%) Chai
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) Enzyme
4 3 (7.89%) Express
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) Jest
4 3 (7.89%) Mongoose
4 3 (7.89%) Node.js
4 3 (7.89%) PhoneGap
4 3 (7.89%) Redux
4 3 (7.89%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 3 (7.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.89%) Android
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) AIX
7 1 (2.63%) HPUX
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris
7 1 (2.63%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.42%) ETL
3 7 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
5 5 (13.16%) ERP
5 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.16%) MVC
5 5 (13.16%) Open Source
5 5 (13.16%) User Stories
6 4 (10.53%) Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 4 (10.53%) OO
6 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C#
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Apple Swift
5 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.89%) ES6
5 3 (7.89%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Kotlin
5 3 (7.89%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.26%) R
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) GDPR
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Docker
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Terraform
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) OutSystems
3 3 (7.89%) Xamarin
4 2 (5.26%) Capita
4 2 (5.26%) Google
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Brocade
5 1 (2.63%) CommVault
5 1 (2.63%) Epicor
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.63%) Infor
5 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.63%) Lumension
5 1 (2.63%) Sage
5 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.63%) SYSPRO
5 1 (2.63%) Veritas