Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 14 December 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 25 77
Rank change year-on-year +9 +52 +36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 138 152 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.27% 6.41% 1.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.26% 32.48% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 57 16
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £451 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +29.64% -22.78%
10th Percentile £258 £322 £225
90th Percentile £653 £575 £506
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £29.08 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% +93.85% -60.78%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 319 468 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.11% 19.75% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 175 71
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +34.92%
10th Percentile £210 £291 £225
90th Percentile £656 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £433 £450
% change year-on-year +9.83% -3.89% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £60.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.33% +169.66% +122.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £33.60 £10.62
90th Percentile £17.00 £60.00 £35.68
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Milton Keynes +16 105 £500 +0.05% 25
Beaconsfield - 9 £425 - 1
High Wycombe +3 6 £401 +14.43% 5
Marlow - 1 - - 3
Chesham - 1 £250 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 70 (50.72%) .NET
2 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 52 (37.68%) DevOps
4 51 (36.96%) C#
5 43 (31.16%) Office 365
6 40 (28.99%) SQL
7 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (27.54%) Amazon AWS
8 36 (26.09%) ASP.NET
9 34 (24.64%) Active Directory
10 31 (22.46%) Windows
10 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
11 28 (20.29%) SQL Server
12 27 (19.57%) Migration
13 26 (18.84%) ITIL
13 26 (18.84%) Docker
14 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
15 23 (16.67%) Scrum
15 23 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (15.94%) Finance
17 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio Team System
17 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
18 20 (14.49%) .NET Core
18 20 (14.49%) JavaScript
18 20 (14.49%) MS Exchange
18 20 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
20 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
20 17 (12.32%) Service Management
21 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API

Microsoft 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 20 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.42%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.62%) Confluence
5 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.17%) IIS
6 3 (2.17%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.45%) Apache
7 2 (1.45%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.72%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.17%) SAP BPC
2 3 (2.17%) SAP CRM
2 3 (2.17%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.16%) Office 365
2 38 (27.54%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (9.42%) OneDrive
5 10 (7.25%) SaaS
6 6 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (3.62%) GitHub
7 5 (3.62%) IaaS
7 5 (3.62%) PaaS
8 3 (2.17%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.17%) Serverless
8 3 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.45%) Akamai
9 2 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.45%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.72%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.14%) Firewall
2 12 (8.70%) Skype
3 4 (2.90%) DNS
4 3 (2.17%) DHCP
4 3 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.17%) Network Security
4 3 (2.17%) WAN
5 2 (1.45%) Internet
5 2 (1.45%) LAN
5 2 (1.45%) SSL
6 1 (0.72%) HTTP
6 1 (0.72%) Intranet
6 1 (0.72%) MQTT
6 1 (0.72%) SAN
6 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) Power BI
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.17%) BigQuery
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.45%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) Redis
6 1 (0.72%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.52%) JIRA
4 9 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.62%) Moq
6 5 (3.62%) MSTest
7 3 (2.17%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.45%) git-flow
8 2 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.72%) GitLab
9 1 (0.72%) Selenium
9 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) Automotive
3 3 (2.17%) Banking
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
3 3 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (34.78%) Developer
2 32 (23.19%) .NET Developer
3 21 (15.22%) Architect
4 17 (12.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.97%) Analyst
7 11 (7.97%) Azure Developer
8 10 (7.25%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (7.25%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.35%) .NET Architect
11 6 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (50.72%) .NET
2 36 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 20 (14.49%) .NET Core
4 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (9.42%) AngularJS
5 13 (9.42%) RESTful
6 11 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (6.52%) .NET Framework
8 8 (5.80%) Angular 2
9 6 (4.35%) JSON
10 5 (3.62%) REST
10 5 (3.62%) Unity DI Container
11 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET Core
11 4 (2.90%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.90%) Kafka
11 4 (2.90%) SOAP
12 3 (2.17%) HTML
12 3 (2.17%) Node.js
12 3 (2.17%) Web Services
13 2 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.45%) Fintech
5 2 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.72%) New Media
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.46%) Windows
2 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.52%) Linux
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) DevOps
2 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.57%) Migration
4 26 (18.84%) ITIL
5 23 (16.67%) Scrum
6 20 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (12.32%) Service Management
8 15 (10.87%) MVC
9 14 (10.14%) API Design
9 14 (10.14%) CRM
9 14 (10.14%) Deployment Automation
9 14 (10.14%) ITIL V3
9 14 (10.14%) ITSM
10 10 (7.25%) Asynchronous Programming
10 10 (7.25%) Microservices
11 9 (6.52%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.80%) Mobile Development
12 8 (5.80%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.80%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.96%) C#
2 40 (28.99%) SQL
3 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
4 20 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.25%) Python
6 6 (4.35%) Java
7 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.90%) Ruby
8 3 (2.17%) Go
8 3 (2.17%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.72%) R
10 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (5.80%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (4.35%) MCP
6 6 (4.35%) MCSE
7 5 (3.62%) CISSP
8 4 (2.90%) SSCP
9 1 (0.72%) CCNP
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.72%) Degree
9 1 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.17%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (24.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.84%) Docker
3 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Kubernetes
2 7 (5.07%) Ansible
3 6 (4.35%) Terraform
4 4 (2.90%) OVSD
5 3 (2.17%) Kibana
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.72%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) VMware
3 11 (7.97%) HP
4 7 (5.07%) Cisco
5 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.62%) Citrix
6 5 (3.62%) F5
6 5 (3.62%) Google
6 5 (3.62%) Oracle
6 5 (3.62%) SAP
6 5 (3.62%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.90%) webMethods
8 3 (2.17%) Nokia
9 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.45%) IBM
9 2 (1.45%) Meraki
10 1 (0.72%) SendGrid
10 1 (0.72%) SkyKick
10 1 (0.72%) Tableau
10 1 (0.72%) Talend