Period
to 25 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 41 58
Rank change year-on-year +29 +17 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 150 92 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.95% 4.58% 3.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.30% 26.36% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 71 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £303 £363 £350
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £464
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.96% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £50.25 £25.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +97.06% +54.55% -15.36%

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 324 349 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.49% 17.37% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 201 154
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £254 £219 £249
90th Percentile £606 £600 £625
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £34.00 £16.87 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.51% -41.82% +70.59%
10th Percentile £26.80 £14.56 £27.00
90th Percentile £37.00 £19.09 £31.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £18.43 £15.75
% change year-on-year +89.91% +17.02% -19.21%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +33 113 £531 +1.19% 15
High Wycombe -3 10 £275 -27.87% 3
Aylesbury +7 5 £375 +7.14%
Gerrards Cross - 2 £300 - 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 50 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (32.67%) DevOps
2 49 (32.67%) .NET
3 44 (29.33%) Microsoft
4 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (22.67%) VMware
5 34 (22.67%) SQL Server
6 32 (21.33%) Windows
6 32 (21.33%) E-Commerce
6 32 (21.33%) Microservices
7 30 (20.00%) C#
8 29 (19.33%) Kubernetes
9 27 (18.00%) Windows Server
9 27 (18.00%) Active Directory
10 26 (17.33%) .NET Core
11 24 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (14.67%) SQL
12 22 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (14.00%) Docker
14 20 (13.33%) Office 365
14 20 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (12.67%) Red Hat
16 18 (12.00%) Firewall
17 17 (11.33%) Migration
17 17 (11.33%) TOGAF
17 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.33%) Terraform
17 17 (11.33%) Git (software)
18 16 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 16 (10.67%) Information Security

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 14 (9.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) CMS
3 8 (5.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.67%) Confluence
5 5 (3.33%) Apache
5 5 (3.33%) EPiServer
5 5 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.67%) IIS
7 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.00%) IBM Domino
7 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.00%) WordPress
8 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 50 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (13.33%) Office 365
3 13 (8.67%) PaaS
4 12 (8.00%) SaaS
5 9 (6.00%) OpenShift
6 6 (4.00%) IaaS
6 6 (4.00%) Serverless
7 4 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.67%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.00%) Akamai
8 3 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.33%) GitHub
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.00%) Firewall
2 9 (6.00%) DHCP
2 9 (6.00%) WAN
3 7 (4.67%) DNS
4 6 (4.00%) LAN
4 6 (4.00%) VPN
5 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.33%) BGP
6 2 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.33%) HTTP
6 2 (1.33%) Internet
6 2 (1.33%) Intranet
6 2 (1.33%) NX-OS
6 2 (1.33%) OSPF
6 2 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.33%) SAN
6 2 (1.33%) SSL
6 2 (1.33%) Wireless
7 1 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.33%) Redis
4 7 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.67%) Power BI
8 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.33%) Big Data
9 2 (1.33%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.33%) MySQL
9 2 (1.33%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.67%) JIRA
3 12 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.67%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.00%) GitLab
8 3 (2.00%) Subversion
9 2 (1.33%) Selenium
10 1 (0.67%) Appium
10 1 (0.67%) Grunt
10 1 (0.67%) Maven
10 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.67%) TestRail
10 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.67%) webpack
10 1 (0.67%) Xdebug
General
1 8 (5.33%) Law
2 6 (4.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.00%) Banking
3 3 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (0.67%) Games
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.00%) Architect
2 34 (22.67%) Developer
3 23 (15.33%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (14.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.67%) Project Manager
6 12 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 11 (7.33%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (5.33%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Azure Architect
10 7 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Consultant
11 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (4.00%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.67%) .NET
2 26 (17.33%) .NET Core
3 12 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.67%) HTML
6 7 (4.67%) SailPoint
6 7 (4.67%) Web Services
7 5 (3.33%) CSS
7 5 (3.33%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.33%) HTML5
8 4 (2.67%) JSON
8 4 (2.67%) Kafka
8 4 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.00%) Node.js
9 3 (2.00%) REST
9 3 (2.00%) SOAP
10 2 (1.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Clustering
3 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) e-Health
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Online Games
7 1 (0.67%) SCADA
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.33%) Windows
2 27 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.00%) Linux
4 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.00%) AIX
7 3 (2.00%) Solaris
7 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.67%) Android
8 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.67%) DevOps
2 42 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.33%) E-Commerce
3 32 (21.33%) Microservices
4 24 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (11.33%) Migration
6 17 (11.33%) TOGAF
7 16 (10.67%) Information Security
7 16 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (9.33%) Scrum
8 14 (9.33%) Security Management
9 12 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 12 (8.00%) Information Security Management
10 11 (7.33%) Release Management
11 10 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (6.67%) SDLC
12 9 (6.00%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.00%) C#
2 22 (14.67%) SQL
3 14 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.67%) Python
6 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.67%) Go
9 3 (2.00%) ES6
9 3 (2.00%) Java
10 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.67%) PHP
10 1 (0.67%) VB
10 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.67%) MCITP
5 4 (2.67%) MCSE
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.33%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.33%) CCIE
7 2 (1.33%) CCNA
7 2 (1.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.33%) CISSP
7 2 (1.33%) Degree
7 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.33%) SSCP
7 2 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (5.33%) QA
2 5 (3.33%) NIST
3 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.00%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) COBIT
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.00%) Docker
4 12 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.00%) vSphere
6 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (19.33%) Kubernetes
2 17 (11.33%) Terraform
3 14 (9.33%) Ansible
4 7 (4.67%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.33%) SCCM
6 4 (2.67%) SCOM
7 3 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.33%) Kibana
8 2 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.33%) Puppet
9 1 (0.67%) CASB
Vendors
1 44 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.67%) VMware
3 19 (12.67%) Red Hat
4 11 (7.33%) Citrix
5 8 (5.33%) Sony
6 7 (4.67%) CyberArk
7 6 (4.00%) F5
7 6 (4.00%) IBM
8 5 (3.33%) Cisco
8 5 (3.33%) Okta
9 4 (2.67%) Google
9 4 (2.67%) Pega
9 4 (2.67%) SAP
9 4 (2.67%) Telerik
10 3 (2.00%) MuleSoft
10 3 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.00%) Veeam
11 2 (1.33%) Planview
11 2 (1.33%) Sophos
11 2 (1.33%) Talend