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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 78 87
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.43% 1.48% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.48% 37.74% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 1
Median daily rate £600 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.73% -13.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.22% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 129 53 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 10.82% 3.93% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 25 20
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £295 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 28 (53.85%) .NET
2 24 (46.15%) C#
3 22 (42.31%) MVC
4 21 (40.38%) SQL
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (38.46%) .NET Framework
6 19 (36.54%) AngularJS
6 19 (36.54%) Finance
7 18 (34.62%) Migration
8 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
8 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET
9 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (30.77%) Entity Framework
10 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
10 15 (28.85%) CSS
10 15 (28.85%) Web Services
10 15 (28.85%) HTML
11 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
11 14 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (26.92%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (25.00%) gulp
12 13 (25.00%) Modernizr
12 13 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (25.00%) Moq
12 13 (25.00%) jQuery
12 13 (25.00%) LINQ
12 13 (25.00%) EPiServer

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 13 (25.00%) EPiServer
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
2 4 (7.69%) PaaS
3 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Redis
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (26.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (25.00%) gulp
4 13 (25.00%) Moq
5 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.85%) MSTest
6 2 (3.85%) NUnit
6 2 (3.85%) Selenium
6 2 (3.85%) Subversion
6 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.92%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Financial Institution
3 10 (19.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Architect
2 10 (19.23%) Developer
3 9 (17.31%) .NET Developer
4 8 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (53.85%) .NET
2 20 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 19 (36.54%) AngularJS
4 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET
5 16 (30.77%) Entity Framework
6 15 (28.85%) CSS
6 15 (28.85%) HTML
6 15 (28.85%) Web Services
7 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (26.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (25.00%) jQuery
8 13 (25.00%) LINQ
8 13 (25.00%) Modernizr
8 13 (25.00%) XSLT
9 7 (13.46%) XML
10 5 (9.62%) JSON
10 5 (9.62%) SOAP
11 4 (7.69%) .NET Core
12 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (5.77%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.85%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.54%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) MVC
2 18 (34.62%) Migration
3 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (17.31%) DevOps
6 5 (9.62%) Scrum
7 4 (7.69%) SDLC
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (7.69%) Use Case
8 3 (5.77%) Microservices
8 3 (5.77%) SOA
8 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.85%) Information Security
9 2 (3.85%) Project Management
9 2 (3.85%) Release Management
9 2 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) C#
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.77%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.77%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) Delphi
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) MCTS
3 4 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Ansible
1 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.46%) Puppet
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.92%) QRadar
4 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.46%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.92%) Borland
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) F5
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) Sybase
6 1 (1.92%) Teradata
6 1 (1.92%) Verint
6 1 (1.92%) Xamarin