Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 19 August 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 53 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 +52 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 104 60 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.58% 2.54% 1.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.55% 24.90% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +17.50% +13.48%
10th Percentile £325 £339 £288
90th Percentile £588 £625 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £382
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.70% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 407 241 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.00% 10.19% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 160 59
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £274 £249
90th Percentile £612 £613 £475
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £61.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% -52.78% +157.14%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 57 (54.81%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (31.73%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.77%) Finance
4 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (25.96%) DevOps
6 21 (20.19%) Banking
7 20 (19.23%) Java
8 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
8 19 (18.27%) SQL
9 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
10 17 (16.35%) Active Directory
10 17 (16.35%) VMware
11 16 (15.38%) Windows
11 16 (15.38%) Office 365
12 14 (13.46%) SCCM
12 14 (13.46%) C#
13 13 (12.50%) Firewall
13 13 (12.50%) .NET
13 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
14 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
14 12 (11.54%) Web Services
14 12 (11.54%) Python
15 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
15 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
15 11 (10.58%) Ansible
15 11 (10.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (10.58%) Puppet
15 11 (10.58%) JSON
16 10 (9.62%) PaaS

Microsoft 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 7 (6.73%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (5.77%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.96%) CMS
5 1 (0.96%) Confluence
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) nginx
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.96%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.96%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.96%) InVision
3 1 (0.96%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 57 (54.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.38%) Office 365
3 10 (9.62%) PaaS
4 9 (8.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (8.65%) IaaS
5 7 (6.73%) OpenShift
6 6 (5.77%) SaaS
7 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (3.85%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.92%) Datadog
9 2 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.92%) Route 53
10 1 (0.96%) GitHub
10 1 (0.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (2.88%) DNS
2 3 (2.88%) Skype
3 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.92%) Network Security
3 2 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (0.96%) BGP
4 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.96%) DHCP
4 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.96%) FabricPath
4 1 (0.96%) HSRP
4 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.96%) OSPF
4 1 (0.96%) SAN
4 1 (0.96%) SSH
4 1 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.73%) Data Lake
4 6 (5.77%) Flink
4 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.77%) Power BI
5 4 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.85%) Big Data
5 4 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.85%) Redis
5 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.65%) Selenium
4 8 (7.69%) Artifactory
4 8 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 7 (6.73%) Subversion
6 6 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.77%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.81%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.85%) JIRA
8 4 (3.85%) JUnit
8 4 (3.85%) Maven
8 4 (3.85%) NUnit
8 4 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.92%) CF BOSH
10 2 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (30.77%) Finance
2 21 (20.19%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Law
4 4 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) International Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Architect
2 14 (13.46%) Developer
3 13 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Consultant
6 7 (6.73%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.85%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Power BI Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (11.54%) Web Services
3 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
3 11 (10.58%) JSON
4 8 (7.69%) SOAP
5 7 (6.73%) Kafka
6 5 (4.81%) HTML
6 5 (4.81%) Java EE
7 4 (3.85%) REST
8 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.88%) Node.js
9 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.92%) CSS
9 2 (1.92%) Middleware
10 1 (0.96%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (0.96%) HTML5
10 1 (0.96%) jQuery
10 1 (0.96%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Private Cloud
1 6 (5.77%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.85%) PKI
4 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) DataPower
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.92%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.38%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.77%) Linux
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.81%) Unix
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.96%) DevOps
3 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (9.62%) Migration
5 10 (9.62%) Test Automation
6 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.73%) Analytics
7 7 (6.73%) OO
7 7 (6.73%) Visualisation
8 6 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.77%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.81%) Data Visualisation
9 5 (4.81%) SIEM
9 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.85%) ATDD
10 4 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.85%) Scrum
10 4 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) Java
2 19 (18.27%) JavaScript
2 19 (18.27%) SQL
3 18 (17.31%) PowerShell
4 14 (13.46%) C#
5 12 (11.54%) Python
6 4 (3.85%) R
7 3 (2.88%) Scala
8 2 (1.92%) Java 8
8 2 (1.92%) VBScript
9 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (1.92%) CISA
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.92%) CISM
2 2 (1.92%) CISSP
2 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) GCP
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) Docker
3 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.96%) iptables
6 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) SCCM
2 11 (10.58%) Ansible
2 11 (10.58%) Puppet
3 8 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 8 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.85%) OpenView
4 4 (3.85%) SCOM
4 4 (3.85%) Terraform
4 4 (3.85%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.92%) Nagios
5 2 (1.92%) Salt
6 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.96%) Mesos
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.96%) Rancher
6 1 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.35%) VMware
3 10 (9.62%) IBM
4 6 (5.77%) Google
5 4 (3.85%) HP
5 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.88%) CA
6 3 (2.88%) CommVault
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle
6 3 (2.88%) Splunk
6 3 (2.88%) Teradata
6 3 (2.88%) Twitter
6 3 (2.88%) Veeam
7 2 (1.92%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.92%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.92%) FactSet
7 2 (1.92%) Gemalto
7 2 (1.92%) New Relic
7 2 (1.92%) Ping Identity
7 2 (1.92%) Thales