Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 73
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42 +39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 106 148 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.81% 6.60% 1.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.97% 33.71% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 24
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £500 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.95% +26.92% -12.50%
10th Percentile £261 £324 £232
90th Percentile £658 £625 £538
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 £16.00 £16.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% -58.13% +2.56%

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 312 439 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.10% 19.57% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 177 73
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £428 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +2.94% +41.67%
10th Percentile £206 £313 £230
90th Percentile £656 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +30.34% -14.42%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +6.06% -15.86% +22.56%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +4 87 £500 - 30
High Wycombe 0 5 £488 +31.76% 6
Aylesbury -8 1 - - 2
Chesham - 1 £250 -
Marlow - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 38 (35.85%) .NET
3 37 (34.91%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (33.02%) DevOps
5 34 (32.08%) C#
6 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (28.30%) Office 365
7 25 (23.58%) Windows
8 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
9 22 (20.75%) SQL
9 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
10 21 (19.81%) ASP.NET
10 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
11 18 (16.98%) Finance
11 18 (16.98%) ITIL
11 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
11 18 (16.98%) VMware
12 17 (16.04%) Migration
13 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
14 15 (14.15%) Scrum
14 15 (14.15%) Linux
14 15 (14.15%) Power BI
15 14 (13.21%) Windows Server
15 14 (13.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (12.26%) Visual Studio
16 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
17 12 (11.32%) Docker
17 12 (11.32%) SaaS
17 12 (11.32%) Python

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 11 (10.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.66%) Confluence
5 5 (4.72%) IIS
6 4 (3.77%) Apache
6 4 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.89%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.94%) CMS
9 1 (0.94%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.94%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.94%) nginx
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 37 (34.91%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (28.30%) Office 365
3 14 (13.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (11.32%) SaaS
5 9 (8.49%) OneDrive
6 6 (5.66%) PaaS
7 5 (4.72%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (3.77%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.77%) IaaS
8 4 (3.77%) OpenShift
9 3 (2.83%) GitHub
9 3 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.89%) Akamai
10 2 (1.89%) iPaaS
10 2 (1.89%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.94%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) Firewall
2 8 (7.55%) Skype
3 4 (3.77%) DNS
4 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.83%) SSL
5 2 (1.89%) DHCP
5 2 (1.89%) Internet
5 2 (1.89%) LAN
5 2 (1.89%) Network Security
5 2 (1.89%) SAN
5 2 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) HTTP
6 1 (0.94%) Intranet
6 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.94%) MPLS
6 1 (0.94%) MQTT
6 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.94%) Wireless
6 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.15%) Power BI
3 5 (4.72%) Big Data
3 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.89%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.89%) DB2
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) HBase
6 1 (0.94%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.94%) Redis
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (8.49%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.60%) JIRA
6 5 (4.72%) GitLab
7 4 (3.77%) Moq
7 4 (3.77%) MSTest
8 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Legal
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Advertising
4 3 (2.83%) Automotive
4 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) Architect
3 14 (13.21%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (11.32%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Technical Architect
7 8 (7.55%) Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.60%) .NET Architect
9 6 (5.66%) .NET Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.66%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (5.66%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Azure Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.85%) .NET
2 21 (19.81%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (5.66%) Angular 2
7 5 (4.72%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.72%) REST
8 4 (3.77%) LAMP
8 4 (3.77%) SOAP
8 4 (3.77%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (2.83%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.83%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.83%) JSON
9 3 (2.83%) MDX
9 3 (2.83%) Node.js
9 3 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.83%) Spring
10 2 (1.89%) NHibernate
10 2 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.89%) Replication
6 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) New Media
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.58%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Linux
3 14 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 2 (1.89%) Unix
8 1 (0.94%) AIX
8 1 (0.94%) Android
8 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.94%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) DevOps
2 30 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.98%) ITIL
4 17 (16.04%) Migration
5 15 (14.15%) Scrum
6 14 (13.21%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (11.32%) Service Management
8 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
9 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (9.43%) ITIL V3
10 9 (8.49%) ITSM
10 9 (8.49%) MVC
10 9 (8.49%) Open Source
10 9 (8.49%) Security Architecture
10 9 (8.49%) TOGAF
11 7 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (6.60%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.66%) Conceptual Models
12 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) C#
2 22 (20.75%) SQL
3 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
4 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.32%) Python
6 8 (7.55%) Java
7 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.77%) Ruby
9 3 (2.83%) Go
10 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.94%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.94%) PHP
11 1 (0.94%) R
11 1 (0.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.55%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (5.66%) CISSP
6 6 (5.66%) MCSE
7 5 (4.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (4.72%) MCP
7 5 (4.72%) SSCP
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.94%) Degree
8 1 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.83%) GDPR
3 2 (1.89%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.89%) SLA
4 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.32%) Docker
3 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) Ansible
2 5 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.72%) Terraform
3 2 (1.89%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.94%) Kibana
4 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (46.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.98%) VMware
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.60%) Citrix
5 6 (5.66%) Google
5 6 (5.66%) HP
6 4 (3.77%) F5
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 4 (3.77%) SAP
7 3 (2.83%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.89%) Meraki
8 2 (1.89%) Nokia
8 2 (1.89%) Tableau
8 2 (1.89%) Talend
9 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.94%) SendGrid
9 1 (0.94%) Splunk