Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 22 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +36 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 156 175 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.24% 6.85% 3.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.05% 36.46% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 96 54
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% +26.47%
10th Percentile £338 £375 £363
90th Percentile £575 £700 £625
Scotland median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £46.40 - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 421 480 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.24% 18.79% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 257 181
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £319
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
Scotland median daily rate £450 £439 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.69% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £20.00 £27.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.93% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £25.73 £22.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.58 £96.40
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -21.57% -15.00% +76.47%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Edinburgh

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Edinburgh

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Azure.

1 74 (47.44%) AWS
2 56 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.97%) DevOps
4 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 43 (27.56%) Public Sector
6 36 (23.08%) .NET
6 36 (23.08%) Windows
7 32 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 32 (20.51%) Finance
8 30 (19.23%) PowerShell
8 30 (19.23%) Office 365
9 25 (16.03%) Active Directory
10 24 (15.38%) React
11 23 (14.74%) SharePoint
11 23 (14.74%) C#
11 23 (14.74%) Scrum
12 20 (12.82%) CSS
12 20 (12.82%) Citrix
13 19 (12.18%) Kanban
13 19 (12.18%) Kubernetes
13 19 (12.18%) SaaS
13 19 (12.18%) PaaS
14 18 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (11.54%) Python
15 17 (10.90%) Migration
15 17 (10.90%) Windows Server
15 17 (10.90%) AngularJS
16 16 (10.26%) Microservices
16 16 (10.26%) Docker
17 15 (9.62%) GCP

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 23 (14.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.85%) Apache
5 6 (3.85%) Confluence
6 5 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (3.21%) IIS
7 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.56%) nginx
8 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Eloqua
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (1.28%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 74 (47.44%) AWS
2 30 (19.23%) Office 365
3 19 (12.18%) PaaS
3 19 (12.18%) SaaS
4 15 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (9.62%) GCP
5 12 (7.69%) IaaS
6 11 (7.05%) OneDrive
7 8 (5.13%) OpenShift
8 5 (3.21%) Azure Functions
8 5 (3.21%) Serverless
9 3 (1.92%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.28%) Apigee
10 2 (1.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.28%) Datadog
10 2 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (1.28%) Kong
10 2 (1.28%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) DNS
1 9 (5.77%) Skype
2 7 (4.49%) Firewall
2 7 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (3.85%) Internet
4 5 (3.21%) DHCP
5 4 (2.56%) HTTP
5 4 (2.56%) SMTP
5 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.92%) NAS
6 3 (1.92%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.92%) VPN
7 2 (1.28%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.28%) Network Security
8 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.64%) VLAN
8 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.28%) Aerospike
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.28%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.28%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.28%) OLAP
7 2 (1.28%) Redis
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.49%) JIRA
3 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (3.21%) Bitbucket
5 4 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.28%) Selenium
7 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.28%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.64%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.64%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (27.56%) Public Sector
2 32 (20.51%) Finance
3 13 (8.33%) Banking
4 6 (3.85%) Marketing
5 5 (3.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
6 2 (1.28%) Front Office
6 2 (1.28%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.64%) Developer
2 20 (12.82%) .NET Developer
3 18 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.69%) Analyst
6 12 (7.69%) Architect
6 12 (7.69%) Consultant
7 11 (7.05%) Product Manager
8 10 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (5.13%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.13%) Java Developer
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Product Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Services Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.49%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.08%) .NET
2 24 (15.38%) React
3 20 (12.82%) CSS
4 17 (10.90%) AngularJS
5 15 (9.62%) HTML
6 9 (5.77%) Node.js
7 8 (5.13%) .NET Core
8 7 (4.49%) REST
9 6 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.85%) Flask
9 6 (3.85%) Kafka
9 6 (3.85%) Spring
9 6 (3.85%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.21%) OAuth
10 5 (3.21%) OAuth2
11 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.56%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.56%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.41%) PKI
2 6 (3.85%) CMDB
2 6 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.56%) User Experience
4 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.92%) Replication
5 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.28%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.28%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.64%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.08%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.97%) Linux
4 9 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.56%) Unix
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.97%) DevOps
3 23 (14.74%) Scrum
4 19 (12.18%) Kanban
5 18 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (10.90%) Migration
7 16 (10.26%) Microservices
8 14 (8.97%) ITIL
8 14 (8.97%) MVC
9 13 (8.33%) ITSM
9 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.41%) Asset Management
11 10 (6.41%) Mentoring
11 10 (6.41%) Project Delivery
11 10 (6.41%) Workflow
12 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (5.77%) Information Security
12 9 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (5.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) JavaScript
2 30 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 23 (14.74%) C#
4 18 (11.54%) Python
5 15 (9.62%) Java
6 14 (8.97%) SQL
7 5 (3.21%) Java 8
8 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.92%) Perl
9 2 (1.28%) Go
9 2 (1.28%) R
9 2 (1.28%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) Delphi
10 1 (0.64%) Groovy
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.05%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
2 6 (3.85%) Degree
3 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.92%) CEH
4 3 (1.92%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (1.92%) MCSE
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCIE
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) GCIA
5 1 (0.64%) GPPA
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (6.41%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.26%) Docker
3 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.28%) vSphere
5 2 (1.28%) XenApp
5 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.18%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.97%) SCCM
3 8 (5.13%) Ansible
4 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.85%) Terraform
5 5 (3.21%) Puppet
6 4 (2.56%) SCOM
7 2 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.28%) Consul
7 2 (1.28%) Istio
7 2 (1.28%) Nagios
7 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.64%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.82%) Citrix
3 13 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 12 (7.69%) VMware
5 10 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (5.77%) Google
7 8 (5.13%) Sitecore
8 6 (3.85%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.85%) Cisco
8 6 (3.85%) IBM
9 3 (1.92%) CA
9 3 (1.92%) CommVault
10 2 (1.28%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.28%) Databricks
10 2 (1.28%) F5
10 2 (1.28%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.28%) New Relic
10 2 (1.28%) Okta
10 2 (1.28%) Oracle
10 2 (1.28%) Splunk