Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 47 54
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 197 100 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.12% 3.55% 2.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.73% 33.11% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 60 31
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £351 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £601 £620
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% -7.50%
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 461 302 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.00% 10.73% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 183 81
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £279 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £564
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £16.76 £14.49
% change year-on-year -25.42% +15.67% -61.87%

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 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 75 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 68 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (30.46%) DevOps
4 58 (29.44%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (29.44%) Finance
5 42 (21.32%) Active Directory
6 38 (19.29%) SQL Server
6 38 (19.29%) Banking
7 37 (18.78%) PaaS
8 33 (16.75%) .NET
9 32 (16.24%) Windows
10 29 (14.72%) C#
11 28 (14.21%) Java
12 27 (13.71%) SQL
13 26 (13.20%) Firewall
13 26 (13.20%) PowerShell
13 26 (13.20%) Cloud Foundry
14 24 (12.18%) IaaS
14 24 (12.18%) Office 365
14 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
15 23 (11.68%) Terraform
16 22 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (11.17%) VMware
17 21 (10.66%) Python
17 21 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (10.15%) Docker
19 19 (9.64%) Ansible
19 19 (9.64%) Public Cloud
19 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
20 18 (9.14%) Citrix

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 26 (13.20%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (9.14%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.60%) nginx
4 9 (4.57%) Apache Spark
4 9 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.54%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.03%) CMS
7 4 (2.03%) IIS
7 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.52%) Apache
8 3 (1.52%) Confluence
8 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.02%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) JBoss
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) InVision
1 6 (3.05%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 58 (29.44%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (18.78%) PaaS
3 24 (12.18%) IaaS
3 24 (12.18%) Office 365
4 22 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.09%) npm
5 12 (6.09%) SaaS
6 10 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.52%) GitHub
9 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.02%) Apigee
9 2 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.51%) Serverless
10 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.20%) Firewall
2 15 (7.61%) Skype
3 12 (6.09%) SAN
4 11 (5.58%) DHCP
5 8 (4.06%) DNS
6 7 (3.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.51%) LAN
8 1 (0.51%) MPLS
8 1 (0.51%) SSL
8 1 (0.51%) WAN
8 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.09%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.57%) Flink
5 7 (3.55%) Big Data
6 6 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.52%) MySQL
7 3 (1.52%) Power BI
8 2 (1.02%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Kudu
9 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.51%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) Impala
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (8.63%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (7.11%) Gradle
4 13 (6.60%) IBM UrbanCode
5 12 (6.09%) gulp
5 12 (6.09%) Maven
6 11 (5.58%) Travis CI
7 10 (5.08%) CircleCI
8 8 (4.06%) JIRA
9 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.54%) Selenium
11 4 (2.03%) JMeter
11 4 (2.03%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.02%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.02%) JUnit
General
1 58 (29.44%) Finance
2 38 (19.29%) Banking
3 14 (7.11%) Law
4 5 (2.54%) Advertising
4 5 (2.54%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.54%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.52%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (20.81%) Developer
2 39 (19.80%) Architect
3 32 (16.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.64%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Designer
10 9 (4.57%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (4.57%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.55%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.55%) Office 365 Engineer
13 6 (3.05%) AWS Engineer
13 6 (3.05%) Consultant
13 6 (3.05%) UX Designer
14 5 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (2.54%) Platform Engineer
14 5 (2.54%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.75%) .NET
2 16 (8.12%) HTML
3 12 (6.09%) CSS
4 10 (5.08%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.57%) .NET Framework
5 9 (4.57%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (4.57%) Kafka
6 5 (2.54%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.54%) Entity Framework
6 5 (2.54%) Middleware
6 5 (2.54%) RESTful
7 3 (1.52%) HTML5
7 3 (1.52%) jQuery
7 3 (1.52%) LESS
7 3 (1.52%) React
7 3 (1.52%) Sass
7 3 (1.52%) Web Services
7 3 (1.52%) XML
8 2 (1.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.64%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.09%) User Experience
3 11 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.55%) PKI
5 6 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.54%) Replication
7 4 (2.03%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.03%) EMC VNX
7 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.03%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.51%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.24%) Windows
2 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.60%) Linux
4 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.55%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.54%) Android
7 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.52%) Unix
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.02%) AIX
10 2 (1.02%) Solaris
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.46%) DevOps
3 18 (9.14%) MVC
4 17 (8.63%) Kanban
4 17 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.12%) Scrum
6 15 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (7.11%) Asset Management
7 14 (7.11%) Migration
8 12 (6.09%) Change Control
8 12 (6.09%) Open Source
9 11 (5.58%) Waterfall
10 10 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.08%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.57%) Agile Coaching
11 9 (4.57%) Visualisation
12 8 (4.06%) Business Transformation
12 8 (4.06%) Investment Management
12 8 (4.06%) Mentoring
13 7 (3.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.72%) C#
2 28 (14.21%) Java
3 27 (13.71%) SQL
4 26 (13.20%) PowerShell
5 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
6 21 (10.66%) Python
7 12 (6.09%) Groovy
7 12 (6.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.52%) C
9 2 (1.02%) C++
9 2 (1.02%) R
9 2 (1.02%) Ruby
9 2 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.51%) Delphi
10 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.06%) Degree
2 5 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) MCSA
4 3 (1.52%) MCSE
5 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.02%) CISSP
5 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.02%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.51%) APMP
6 1 (0.51%) CCSP
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CISM
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) GDPR
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) PSD2
System Software
1 42 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.15%) Docker
3 13 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.06%) vSphere
6 7 (3.55%) XenApp
7 6 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (11.68%) Terraform
2 21 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (9.64%) Ansible
4 15 (7.61%) Puppet
5 12 (6.09%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.52%) SCCM
8 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.51%) Nagios
9 1 (0.51%) Oozie
Vendors
1 75 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.17%) VMware
3 18 (9.14%) Citrix
4 7 (3.55%) EMC
5 6 (3.05%) Cisco
6 5 (2.54%) IBM
6 5 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.54%) Xamarin
7 4 (2.03%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.03%) Charles River
7 4 (2.03%) HP
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle
7 4 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.02%) Facebook
8 2 (1.02%) Google
8 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.02%) Symantec
8 2 (1.02%) Tableau