Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 63 87
Rank change year-on-year +35 +24 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 159 79 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.58% 2.72% 1.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.81% 23.65% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 47 22
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% +37.93%
10th Percentile £338 £375 £303
90th Percentile £700 £630 £523
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £345
% change year-on-year -2.94% +23.19% +16.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 516 334 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.10% 11.49% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 187 77
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +13.48%
10th Percentile £316 £281 £243
90th Percentile £700 £600 £518
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £61.00 £26.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.38% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £23.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +34.74% +39.71% +70.00%

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 91 (57.23%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (33.96%) DevOps
4 51 (32.08%) Finance
5 48 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 43 (27.04%) Java
7 38 (23.90%) PaaS
8 36 (22.64%) Terraform
9 35 (22.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (22.01%) Puppet
10 31 (19.50%) Ansible
11 29 (18.24%) Jenkins
11 29 (18.24%) Python
12 28 (17.61%) Banking
13 26 (16.35%) Law
13 26 (16.35%) IaaS
14 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
15 22 (13.84%) Docker
16 21 (13.21%) Office 365
17 20 (12.58%) Firewall
18 19 (11.95%) SQL
18 19 (11.95%) Kanban
19 18 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
20 16 (10.06%) Waterfall
20 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
21 15 (9.43%) C#
21 15 (9.43%) Web Services
21 15 (9.43%) Change Control
21 15 (9.43%) IBM UrbanCode
22 14 (8.81%) AWS CloudFormation

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 35 (22.01%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (6.29%) nginx
3 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.77%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.14%) Apache
5 5 (3.14%) IIS
6 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.26%) CMS
7 2 (1.26%) Confluence
7 2 (1.26%) JBoss
7 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) InVision
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 91 (57.23%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.90%) PaaS
3 26 (16.35%) IaaS
4 21 (13.21%) Office 365
5 14 (8.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (7.55%) SaaS
7 10 (6.29%) npm
8 9 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (5.66%) OpenShift
9 6 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.52%) Datadog
10 4 (2.52%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (1.26%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.26%) Route 53
12 2 (1.26%) Yammer
13 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.63%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.58%) Firewall
2 4 (2.52%) Skype
3 3 (1.89%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.63%) DNS
5 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.63%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.63%) Network Security
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) Flink
3 6 (3.77%) Big Data
3 6 (3.77%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.52%) Power BI
5 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.26%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.63%) Redis
7 1 (0.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (18.24%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.43%) IBM UrbanCode
3 12 (7.55%) Selenium
3 12 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (7.55%) Travis CI
4 11 (6.92%) Maven
5 10 (6.29%) CircleCI
5 10 (6.29%) Gradle
5 10 (6.29%) gulp
5 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (5.66%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.14%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.14%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.14%) JIRA
8 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.52%) JUnit
9 4 (2.52%) NUnit
9 4 (2.52%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (32.08%) Finance
2 28 (17.61%) Banking
3 26 (16.35%) Law
4 10 (6.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.26%) Advertising
5 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) International Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (20.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (13.21%) Architect
2 21 (13.21%) Consultant
3 20 (12.58%) Developer
4 14 (8.81%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.92%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (6.29%) DevOps Consultant
7 10 (6.29%) Platform Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Data Engineer
9 7 (4.40%) Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) Cloud Consultant
10 6 (3.77%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (3.14%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.43%) Web Services
2 13 (8.18%) .NET
3 11 (6.92%) JSON
4 10 (6.29%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.66%) Java EE
6 8 (5.03%) Kafka
6 8 (5.03%) SOAP
7 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.77%) HTML
7 6 (3.77%) Node.js
8 5 (3.14%) REST
9 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.52%) CSS
10 3 (1.89%) jQuery
10 3 (1.89%) Middleware
11 2 (1.26%) Ajax
11 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.26%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.14%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.52%) Cyberattack
5 3 (1.89%) DataPower
5 3 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.81%) Windows
2 13 (8.18%) Linux
3 10 (6.29%) Unix
4 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.77%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.14%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) AIX
9 1 (0.63%) Debian
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.96%) DevOps
3 19 (11.95%) Kanban
4 16 (10.06%) Waterfall
5 15 (9.43%) Change Control
6 13 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (7.55%) Migration
8 11 (6.92%) Scrum
9 10 (6.29%) Open Source
9 10 (6.29%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.29%) Test Automation
10 9 (5.66%) OO
11 8 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (4.40%) Analytics
12 7 (4.40%) MVC
13 6 (3.77%) Asset Management
13 6 (3.77%) Configuration Management
13 6 (3.77%) OOP
13 6 (3.77%) Project Management
14 5 (3.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.04%) Java
2 29 (18.24%) Python
3 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.95%) SQL
5 15 (9.43%) C#
6 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.29%) Groovy
7 10 (6.29%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.14%) Scala
9 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.89%) Ruby
11 2 (1.26%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.26%) R
11 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.63%) Delphi
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.89%) Degree
3 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.26%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) APMP
4 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.63%) MCSA
4 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) GDPR
2 2 (1.26%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (13.84%) Docker
2 13 (8.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (22.64%) Terraform
2 35 (22.01%) Puppet
3 31 (19.50%) Ansible
4 18 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.55%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.77%) SCCM
7 4 (2.52%) Nagios
8 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.26%) Kibana
9 2 (1.26%) logstash
9 2 (1.26%) Mesos
10 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.63%) OpenView
10 1 (0.63%) SCOM
10 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.29%) IBM
2 10 (6.29%) VMware
3 6 (3.77%) Google
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle
5 4 (2.52%) AppDynamics
5 4 (2.52%) Charles River
5 4 (2.52%) Micro Focus
5 4 (2.52%) New Relic
5 4 (2.52%) Splunk
6 3 (1.89%) CA
6 3 (1.89%) F5
6 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.26%) Brocade
7 2 (1.26%) Cisco
7 2 (1.26%) Citrix
7 2 (1.26%) Dell
7 2 (1.26%) HP
7 2 (1.26%) Teradata
7 2 (1.26%) Xamarin