Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 16 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 +34 +9
Contract jobs citing Azure 150 185 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.60% 7.47% 3.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.89% 38.70% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 111 58
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £318 £350 £359
90th Percentile £604 £700 £612
Scotland median daily rate £450 £444 £423
% change year-on-year +1.41% +5.03% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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 418 478 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.95% 19.29% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 271 180
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £313
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.75 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.94% -75.11% -
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.76
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.80% -1.41%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Edinburgh

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Edinburgh

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 65 (43.33%) AWS
2 51 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (30.67%) DevOps
4 41 (27.33%) Public Sector
4 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
5 36 (24.00%) Windows
6 33 (22.00%) Office 365
7 30 (20.00%) .NET
7 30 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
9 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
10 24 (16.00%) SharePoint
11 23 (15.33%) Finance
12 22 (14.67%) Scrum
12 22 (14.67%) C#
13 20 (13.33%) React
14 19 (12.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 18 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (12.00%) SQL
16 17 (11.33%) Kanban
16 17 (11.33%) Microservices
16 17 (11.33%) Kubernetes
17 16 (10.67%) SaaS
17 16 (10.67%) PaaS
17 16 (10.67%) Migration
17 16 (10.67%) Citrix
18 15 (10.00%) SQL Server
18 15 (10.00%) CSS
18 15 (10.00%) AngularJS
18 15 (10.00%) Docker

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 24 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (4.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.33%) Apache
6 5 (3.33%) Confluence
6 5 (3.33%) IIS
7 4 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.00%) nginx
9 2 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.67%) JBoss
10 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 65 (43.33%) AWS
2 33 (22.00%) Office 365
3 19 (12.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (10.67%) PaaS
4 16 (10.67%) SaaS
5 11 (7.33%) OneDrive
6 10 (6.67%) GCP
7 9 (6.00%) IaaS
8 6 (4.00%) Serverless
9 5 (3.33%) Azure Functions
9 5 (3.33%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.33%) Power Platform
10 4 (2.67%) PowerApps
11 3 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (1.33%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (1.33%) G Suite
13 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) DNS
2 10 (6.67%) Skype
3 8 (5.33%) Internet
4 7 (4.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.00%) DHCP
5 6 (4.00%) Firewall
6 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.67%) HTTP
7 4 (2.67%) SMTP
8 3 (2.00%) Network Security
9 2 (1.33%) SAN
9 2 (1.33%) VPN
10 1 (0.67%) BGP
10 1 (0.67%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.67%) LAN
10 1 (0.67%) MPLS
10 1 (0.67%) OSPF
10 1 (0.67%) SNA
10 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.33%) Big Data
7 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.33%) OLAP
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.33%) Jenkins
1 8 (5.33%) JIRA
2 6 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.67%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.33%) Postman
6 2 (1.33%) Subversion
6 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.67%) Appium
7 1 (0.67%) Calabash
7 1 (0.67%) Gatling
7 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.67%) Protractor
7 1 (0.67%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.67%) Selenium
7 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (27.33%) Public Sector
2 23 (15.33%) Finance
3 14 (9.33%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 3 (2.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Housing Association
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (24.67%) Developer
2 20 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 18 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.00%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Product Manager
7 9 (6.00%) Analyst
7 9 (6.00%) Architect
7 9 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Administrator
8 8 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Technical Manager
8 8 (5.33%) Technical Product Manager
8 8 (5.33%) Technical Services Manager
8 8 (5.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.00%) .NET
2 20 (13.33%) React
3 15 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 15 (10.00%) CSS
4 12 (8.00%) HTML
5 11 (7.33%) Node.js
6 10 (6.67%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.00%) Kafka
9 5 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.67%) GraphQL
10 4 (2.67%) jQuery
10 4 (2.67%) Redux
11 3 (2.00%) REST
11 3 (2.00%) Spring
11 3 (2.00%) Spring Boot
11 3 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.33%) PKI
2 6 (4.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.33%) CMDB
4 4 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.00%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.00%) Replication
5 3 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (1.33%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.00%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.00%) Linux
4 11 (7.33%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.33%) Android
6 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.67%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.33%) Mesosphere
8 2 (1.33%) Unix
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.67%) DevOps
3 22 (14.67%) Scrum
4 18 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (11.33%) Kanban
5 17 (11.33%) Microservices
6 16 (10.67%) Migration
7 14 (9.33%) MVC
8 13 (8.67%) ITIL
8 13 (8.67%) ITSM
9 12 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.00%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.00%) Workflow
12 8 (5.33%) Architecture Roadmap
12 8 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (5.33%) Information Security
13 7 (4.67%) Asset Management
13 7 (4.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
2 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
3 22 (14.67%) C#
4 18 (12.00%) SQL
5 13 (8.67%) Python
6 11 (7.33%) Java
7 4 (2.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.33%) Java 8
8 2 (1.33%) R
8 2 (1.33%) Scala
8 2 (1.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) C
9 1 (0.67%) Delphi
9 1 (0.67%) Groovy
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (7.33%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.67%) Degree
3 6 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.00%) CEH
6 3 (2.00%) Linux+ Certification
6 3 (2.00%) MCSE
7 2 (1.33%) HND
8 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.67%) CCIE
8 1 (0.67%) CCNP
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.67%) GCIA
8 1 (0.67%) GPPA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.33%) SLA
3 4 (2.67%) QA
4 2 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.00%) Docker
3 8 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.67%) Varnish
7 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.67%) XenApp
7 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (11.33%) Kubernetes
2 13 (8.67%) SCCM
3 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.33%) Terraform
5 6 (4.00%) Ansible
6 3 (2.00%) Puppet
7 2 (1.33%) Istio
7 2 (1.33%) SCOM
7 2 (1.33%) WSUS
8 1 (0.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.67%) Citrix
3 13 (8.67%) ServiceNow
4 9 (6.00%) VMware
5 7 (4.67%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.00%) Cisco
6 6 (4.00%) Google
7 5 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.67%) IBM
9 3 (2.00%) Sophos
9 3 (2.00%) Telerik
10 2 (1.33%) Apple
10 2 (1.33%) Databricks
10 2 (1.33%) GFI Software
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle
10 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.33%) SAP
10 2 (1.33%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.33%) Tableau