Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 64 90
Rank change year-on-year +23 +26 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 58 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.90% 2.97% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.41% 20.49% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 16 19
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £359 £350 £353
90th Percentile £675 £625 £545
South East median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +37.70% -23.06% -35.02%

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 359 283 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.26% 14.48% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 135 59
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +7.59%
10th Percentile £300 £228 £273
90th Percentile £591 £625 £613
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.87 £29.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +70.59% -33.33%
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -7.72%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +24 79 £525 -2.33% 22
Aylesbury - 6 £350 -
Buckingham - 3 £350 -
High Wycombe -3 2 £381 - 3
Beaconsfield - 1 £525 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 42 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (28.43%) C#
6 26 (25.49%) .NET
7 25 (24.51%) Finance
8 23 (22.55%) TDD
9 22 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 21 (20.59%) Office 365
11 20 (19.61%) Windows
12 18 (17.65%) DevOps
13 17 (16.67%) AngularJS
14 16 (15.69%) Big Data
14 16 (15.69%) PaaS
14 16 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (15.69%) SQL
14 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
14 16 (15.69%) MVC
15 14 (13.73%) Java
15 14 (13.73%) SAP
15 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
15 14 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (13.73%) Power BI
16 13 (12.75%) Hadoop
16 13 (12.75%) VMware
16 13 (12.75%) Apache
17 12 (11.76%) Linux
17 12 (11.76%) SaaS
17 12 (11.76%) Greenfield Project

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 13 (12.75%) Apache
2 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.84%) IIS
4 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.92%) CMS
6 4 (3.92%) EPiServer
6 4 (3.92%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.94%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.94%) NServiceBus
7 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.96%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.96%) nginx
8 2 (1.96%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.98%) Confluence
9 1 (0.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 42 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (20.59%) Office 365
3 16 (15.69%) PaaS
4 12 (11.76%) SaaS
5 11 (10.78%) OpenShift
6 8 (7.84%) IaaS
7 7 (6.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (6.86%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.94%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.94%) Bluemix
9 3 (2.94%) GitHub
9 3 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) DNS
1 8 (7.84%) VLAN
2 6 (5.88%) Firewall
2 6 (5.88%) LAN
2 6 (5.88%) WAN
2 6 (5.88%) Wireless
3 5 (4.90%) DHCP
4 4 (3.92%) Skype
4 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.94%) BGP
5 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.94%) NAS
5 3 (2.94%) OSPF
5 3 (2.94%) SSL
6 2 (1.96%) Intranet
6 2 (1.96%) Network Security
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
7 1 (0.98%) VPN
7 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.69%) Big Data
3 14 (13.73%) Power BI
4 13 (12.75%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.90%) Data Lake
5 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.92%) DB2
6 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.92%) OLTP
6 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.94%) HBase
7 3 (2.94%) Impala
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
7 3 (2.94%) OLAP
7 3 (2.94%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.82%) Moq
2 9 (8.82%) MSTest
3 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.90%) JIRA
4 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.96%) git-flow
6 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.98%) GitLab
7 1 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.98%) Mocha
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.92%) Automotive
4 4 (3.92%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Developer
2 22 (21.57%) Architect
3 14 (13.73%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.78%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (10.78%) Technical Architect
5 10 (9.80%) Data Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.86%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.88%) .NET Architect
8 6 (5.88%) CRM Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 6 (5.88%) HTML Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Data Network Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.49%) .NET
2 17 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 16 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (13.73%) ASP.NET
5 10 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (8.82%) HTML
7 8 (7.84%) CSS
8 6 (5.88%) Angular 2
8 6 (5.88%) LAMP
8 6 (5.88%) Spring
9 5 (4.90%) J2EE
9 5 (4.90%) MDX
9 5 (4.90%) REST
10 4 (3.92%) Akka
10 4 (3.92%) CSS3
10 4 (3.92%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.92%) HTML5
10 4 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (3.92%) Spring Boot
11 3 (2.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (6.86%) Clustering
3 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.90%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Fintech
7 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.61%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.92%) Unix
5 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.94%) Solaris
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.96%) Android
6 2 (1.96%) DC/OS
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) MVS
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.55%) TDD
3 18 (17.65%) DevOps
4 16 (15.69%) MVC
5 14 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.80%) ITIL
6 10 (9.80%) Kimball Methodology
6 10 (9.80%) Programme Delivery
6 10 (9.80%) TOGAF
6 10 (9.80%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.82%) Conceptual Models
7 9 (8.82%) CRM
7 9 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.84%) Visualisation
9 7 (6.86%) Analytics
9 7 (6.86%) Inmon Methodology
9 7 (6.86%) ITIL V3
9 7 (6.86%) Microservices
9 7 (6.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.43%) C#
2 22 (21.57%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 14 (13.73%) Java
5 9 (8.82%) Python
6 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.92%) Go
7 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.92%) Ruby
7 4 (3.92%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.94%) HiveQL
8 3 (2.94%) PHP
8 3 (2.94%) Scala
8 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) CCNA
4 4 (3.92%) CCSP
4 4 (3.92%) MCITP
4 4 (3.92%) MCSE
5 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.96%) CCIE
6 2 (1.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (1.96%) CCNP
6 2 (1.96%) CISSP
6 2 (1.96%) SSCP
7 1 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.98%) Degree
7 1 (0.98%) MCP
7 1 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.88%) GDPR
3 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.86%) Docker
4 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.96%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) SCCM
2 6 (5.88%) Ansible
2 6 (5.88%) SCOM
3 3 (2.94%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.94%) Kibana
3 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.96%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.73%) SAP
3 13 (12.75%) VMware
4 10 (9.80%) Cisco
4 10 (9.80%) Oracle
5 7 (6.86%) Google
6 6 (5.88%) IBM
7 5 (4.90%) Citrix
7 5 (4.90%) F5
7 5 (4.90%) HP
8 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.92%) Talend
9 3 (2.94%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.94%) Juniper
9 3 (2.94%) NetApp
9 3 (2.94%) Splunk
9 3 (2.94%) Tableau
10 2 (1.96%) Demandware
10 2 (1.96%) hybris
10 2 (1.96%) QNAP