Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 84 108
Rank change year-on-year +55 +24 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 154 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.47% 1.41% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 21.62% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £451 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.52% -26.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £322 £225 £298
90th Percentile £575 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £29.08 £15.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +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 462 111 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.41% 6.50% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 71 43
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £291 £225 £211
90th Percentile £530 £520 £443
South East median daily rate £430 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -4.44% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £22.25 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.66% +122.50% +5.26%
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% +11.30%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +45 102 £500 +43.74% 3
Aylesbury - 7 £438 -
High Wycombe -9 1 £350 +32.08% 5
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 117 (75.97%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (37.01%) Windows
3 55 (35.71%) VMware
4 53 (34.42%) OpenStack
5 50 (32.47%) Banking
6 44 (28.57%) Finance
7 43 (27.92%) Microsoft
8 40 (25.97%) DevOps
9 38 (24.68%) Linux
10 33 (21.43%) Ansible
10 33 (21.43%) Windows Server
11 31 (20.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (20.13%) Active Directory
12 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (16.23%) Office 365
12 25 (16.23%) IaaS
13 24 (15.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (15.58%) Public Cloud
13 24 (15.58%) Google
14 23 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (13.64%) OpenShift
15 21 (13.64%) TDD
15 21 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (12.99%) PaaS
17 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
18 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.04%) Java
19 17 (11.04%) Migration
20 16 (10.39%) DNS

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 53 (34.42%) OpenStack
2 14 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (6.49%) MS Exchange
5 9 (5.84%) CMS
6 7 (4.55%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.25%) IIS
8 3 (1.95%) Apache
8 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.30%) Kentico
9 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 117 (75.97%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (16.23%) IaaS
2 25 (16.23%) Office 365
3 24 (15.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (13.64%) OpenShift
5 20 (12.99%) PaaS
6 5 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.95%) SaaS
8 2 (1.30%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.30%) BrowserStack
8 2 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.39%) DNS
2 14 (9.09%) Firewall
3 8 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.95%) HTTP
5 3 (1.95%) LAN
5 3 (1.95%) MPLS
5 3 (1.95%) NAS
5 3 (1.95%) Network Security
5 3 (1.95%) SAN
5 3 (1.95%) VLAN
5 3 (1.95%) WAN
5 3 (1.95%) Wireless
6 2 (1.30%) Skype
6 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.65%) BGP
7 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (3.25%) Big Data
4 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.90%) GitLab
4 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.95%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.95%) Selenium
5 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.95%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.30%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) git-flow
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 50 (32.47%) Banking
2 44 (28.57%) Finance
3 10 (6.49%) Automotive
3 10 (6.49%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Spanish Language
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (28.57%) Architect
2 34 (22.08%) Developer
3 21 (13.64%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (10.39%) Cloud Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) AWS Architect
5 12 (7.79%) Azure Architect
5 12 (7.79%) Java Developer
6 11 (7.14%) Consultant
7 10 (6.49%) AWS DevOps
7 10 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Java Software Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Ruby Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Ruby Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Senior Software Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.44%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) CSS
2 12 (7.79%) HTML
3 8 (5.19%) CSS3
4 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.90%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (2.60%) HTML5
6 4 (2.60%) Middleware
7 3 (1.95%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.95%) React
7 3 (1.95%) SOAP
7 3 (1.95%) Spring
7 3 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.95%) WAP
7 3 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.30%) NHibernate
8 2 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (15.58%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.49%) CMDB
4 8 (5.19%) PKI
5 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 6 (3.90%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.95%) Clustering
8 2 (1.30%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.30%) User Experience
9 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.01%) Windows
2 38 (24.68%) Linux
3 33 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 23 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.60%) Solaris
7 4 (2.60%) Unix
8 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.95%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.30%) AIX
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.65%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.97%) DevOps
2 23 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.64%) TDD
4 17 (11.04%) Migration
5 15 (9.74%) MVC
6 11 (7.14%) Scrum
7 10 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.49%) Pair Programming
7 10 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (5.19%) ITIL
8 8 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (3.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (3.90%) Process Improvement
10 6 (3.90%) Release Management
11 5 (3.25%) BDD
11 5 (3.25%) Presales
11 5 (3.25%) Service Design
11 5 (3.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
2 17 (11.04%) Java
3 14 (9.09%) Ruby
4 13 (8.44%) C#
5 12 (7.79%) Go
6 8 (5.19%) SQL
7 7 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.55%) Python
8 5 (3.25%) VB
9 2 (1.30%) ES6
9 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.30%) VB6
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) Perl
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) MCSE
4 7 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.55%) MCSA
5 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.95%) MCITP
7 2 (1.30%) CCIE
7 2 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.30%) CCNA
7 2 (1.30%) CCNP
7 2 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.65%) CCSP
8 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) GDPR
2 3 (1.95%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.25%) Docker
4 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) vCloud
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (21.43%) Ansible
2 11 (7.14%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.90%) Rundeck
5 5 (3.25%) SCCM
5 5 (3.25%) SCOM
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.65%) Puppet
8 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.65%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (35.71%) VMware
2 43 (27.92%) Microsoft
3 24 (15.58%) Google
4 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.55%) Symantec
6 6 (3.90%) Cisco
6 6 (3.90%) F5
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle
8 4 (2.60%) HP
8 4 (2.60%) Sun
9 3 (1.95%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.95%) Citrix
9 3 (1.95%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.95%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.95%) Qualys
9 3 (1.95%) Sourcefire
9 3 (1.95%) Splunk
9 3 (1.95%) StorageTek
9 3 (1.95%) Tufin
10 2 (1.30%) NetApp