Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 84 107
Rank change year-on-year +51 +23 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 125 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.69% 1.31% 0.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 31.17% 15.44% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 15 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £350 £234 £363
90th Percentile £575 £513 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.08 £14.88 £28.50
% change year-on-year +55.14% -47.80% +13.99%

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 401 149 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.26% 8.46% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 98 53
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £287 £280 £258
90th Percentile £550 £625 £598
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £12.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% +20.00% +5.26%
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.03 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.98% -12.64% +34.45%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +42 86 £500 +25.00% 11
Aylesbury - 7 £394 -
Buckingham -1 3 £350 - 1
High Wycombe -6 1 £350 +32.08% 5
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 77 (61.60%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (33.60%) Windows
3 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (27.20%) Finance
4 34 (27.20%) VMware
5 30 (24.00%) Banking
5 30 (24.00%) OpenStack
6 27 (21.60%) DevOps
7 26 (20.80%) Linux
8 25 (20.00%) Office 365
9 24 (19.20%) Windows Server
9 24 (19.20%) Active Directory
9 24 (19.20%) TDD
10 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
11 22 (17.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (16.00%) Ansible
13 19 (15.20%) C#
14 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (13.60%) Google
15 17 (13.60%) PaaS
15 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
15 17 (13.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 17 (13.60%) IaaS
16 16 (12.80%) OpenShift
16 16 (12.80%) Public Cloud
17 15 (12.00%) MVC
18 14 (11.20%) ITIL
18 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012

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 30 (24.00%) OpenStack
2 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (5.60%) CMS
3 7 (5.60%) EPiServer
4 6 (4.80%) Apache
4 6 (4.80%) IIS
4 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.60%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.80%) Drupal
7 1 (0.80%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (61.60%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (20.00%) Office 365
3 17 (13.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 17 (13.60%) IaaS
3 17 (13.60%) PaaS
4 16 (12.80%) OpenShift
5 12 (9.60%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (8.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.40%) SaaS
8 2 (1.60%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.60%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) DNS
1 8 (6.40%) Firewall
2 5 (4.00%) VLAN
2 5 (4.00%) Wireless
3 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (3.20%) Network Security
3 4 (3.20%) Skype
3 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.40%) DHCP
4 3 (2.40%) LAN
4 3 (2.40%) MPLS
4 3 (2.40%) WAN
5 2 (1.60%) NAS
6 1 (0.80%) BGP
6 1 (0.80%) Intranet
6 1 (0.80%) OSPF
6 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Big Data
2 5 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.60%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.80%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) Power BI
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Jenkins
1 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.80%) Moq
2 6 (4.80%) MSTest
3 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) GitLab
4 3 (2.40%) JIRA
4 3 (2.40%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.60%) git-flow
6 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.80%) Mocha
6 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (27.20%) Finance
2 30 (24.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.80%) Automotive
3 6 (4.80%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (28.80%) Architect
2 31 (24.80%) Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (9.60%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) AWS Architect
6 10 (8.00%) Azure Architect
7 9 (7.20%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Optimisation Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) EPiServer Developer
9 7 (5.60%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.80%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (4.80%) Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 11 (8.80%) CSS
2 11 (8.80%) HTML
3 9 (7.20%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (4.80%) CSS3
6 4 (3.20%) Akka
6 4 (3.20%) HTML5
6 4 (3.20%) Spring
6 4 (3.20%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.40%) Angular 2
7 3 (2.40%) REST
7 3 (2.40%) WAP
8 2 (1.60%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.60%) J2EE
8 2 (1.60%) MEAP
8 2 (1.60%) Middleware
8 2 (1.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (12.80%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.40%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.60%) Virtual Team
5 6 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.80%) PKI
6 5 (4.00%) Clustering
7 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.60%) CMDB
10 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.80%) Fintech
10 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.60%) Windows
2 26 (20.80%) Linux
3 24 (19.20%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.60%) Solaris
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.80%) CentOS
9 1 (0.80%) MVS
9 1 (0.80%) SUSE
9 1 (0.80%) Unix
9 1 (0.80%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) DevOps
2 24 (19.20%) TDD
3 18 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.00%) MVC
5 14 (11.20%) ITIL
6 11 (8.80%) Migration
7 7 (5.60%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.80%) CRM
8 6 (4.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (4.80%) Pair Programming
8 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.80%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.80%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.00%) Presales
9 5 (4.00%) Programme Delivery
9 5 (4.00%) Service Design
9 5 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.20%) BDD
10 4 (3.20%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.20%) C#
2 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
3 10 (8.00%) Java
4 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.60%) Python
4 7 (5.60%) SQL
5 6 (4.80%) Go
5 6 (4.80%) Ruby
6 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
2 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) MCSE
4 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.00%) MCSA
7 4 (3.20%) CCNA
7 4 (3.20%) CCSP
7 4 (3.20%) MCITP
8 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE
9 2 (1.60%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.60%) CCNP
10 1 (0.80%) Degree
10 1 (0.80%) MCP
10 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.00%) Docker
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.80%) vCloud
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Ansible
2 9 (7.20%) SCCM
3 7 (5.60%) SCOM
4 5 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.40%) HP ALM
5 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.40%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.80%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.80%) Puppet
7 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.20%) VMware
3 17 (13.60%) Google
4 9 (7.20%) Cisco
5 7 (5.60%) SAP
6 6 (4.80%) F5
7 5 (4.00%) HP
7 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.00%) Symantec
8 4 (3.20%) NetApp
9 3 (2.40%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.40%) Citrix
9 3 (2.40%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.40%) Oracle
9 3 (2.40%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.40%) Qualys
9 3 (2.40%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.40%) Splunk
9 3 (2.40%) Tufin
10 2 (1.60%) Juniper