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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 65 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 23 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.56% 1.78% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.40% 38.03% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +45.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -57.85% +37.25%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 53 71 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 5.90% 4.67% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 33
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 17 (41.46%) Windows
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (34.15%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) VMware
4 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
5 11 (26.83%) .NET
5 11 (26.83%) SQL
5 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
6 10 (24.39%) DNS
6 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (24.39%) DevOps
7 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (21.95%) Linux
8 8 (19.51%) C#
8 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
8 8 (19.51%) DHCP
8 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
8 8 (19.51%) Puppet
9 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco
9 7 (17.07%) Migration
10 6 (14.63%) Scrum
10 6 (14.63%) MVC
10 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
10 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.63%) MS Excel

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 3 (7.32%) IIS
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.44%) Liferay
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (36.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) IaaS
3 3 (7.32%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) MSTest
3 2 (4.88%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) WinDbg
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) git-flow
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Azure Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) DBA
7 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
3 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.32%) Web Services
5 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.44%) Java EE
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) Middleware
6 1 (2.44%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Replication
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) PKI
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Linux
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) Solaris
7 2 (4.88%) Unix
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (24.39%) DevOps
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (14.63%) MVC
3 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Microservices
7 2 (4.88%) Release Management
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Server Building
7 2 (4.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
2 11 (26.83%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) C#
4 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.76%) Perl
6 3 (7.32%) Python
7 2 (4.88%) Java
8 1 (2.44%) Delphi
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) CISSP
1 2 (4.88%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.44%) MCITP
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) Docker
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) XenApp
4 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.44%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (19.51%) Puppet
3 6 (14.63%) SCOM
4 5 (12.20%) Ansible
5 2 (4.88%) SCCM
5 2 (4.88%) SnapMirror
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
4 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle
6 3 (7.32%) CA
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Sitecore
7 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 2 (4.88%) Varonis
8 1 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
8 1 (2.44%) F5
8 1 (2.44%) Splunk
8 1 (2.44%) Teradata
8 1 (2.44%) Verint
8 1 (2.44%) WSO2