Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 98 121
Rank change year-on-year +37 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 78 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.65% 1.37% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.87% 25.89% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £359 £286 £245
90th Percentile £631 £530 £366
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £290
% change year-on-year +17.65% +17.24% +28.89%
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 341 112 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.60% 5.30% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 73 54
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.48% -6.00%
10th Percentile £261 £243 £259
90th Percentile £600 £523 £514
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.63% -10.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £26.25 - £10.00
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +60.71% +16.67% -23.81%

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 36 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (41.03%) Windows
2 32 (41.03%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (39.74%) Linux
4 29 (37.18%) Active Directory
4 29 (37.18%) Puppet
5 28 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (33.33%) DevOps
6 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 26 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (32.05%) Ansible
8 24 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 24 (30.77%) Finance
9 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (26.92%) Configuration Management
11 20 (25.64%) VMware
12 19 (24.36%) .NET
12 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (23.08%) Ruby
14 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (21.79%) vSphere
14 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
15 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (19.23%) Validation
17 14 (17.95%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
18 12 (15.38%) Red Hat
18 12 (15.38%) XML
18 12 (15.38%) Unix

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 6 (7.69%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) Apache
3 4 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
4 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (41.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.95%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (15.38%) PaaS
4 11 (14.10%) IaaS
5 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.85%) Office 365
6 3 (3.85%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.28%) Datadog
8 1 (1.28%) Lucidchart
8 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Firewall
2 7 (8.97%) SAN
3 5 (6.41%) Internet
4 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) DNS
4 4 (5.13%) LDAP
4 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.85%) BIG-IP
5 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.85%) Skype
6 2 (2.56%) CTI
6 2 (2.56%) HTTP
6 2 (2.56%) Intranet
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) Network Security
7 1 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) Redis
3 4 (5.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) Power BI
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.28%) DTS
5 1 (1.28%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.97%) Maven
4 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.85%) Gradle
5 3 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.28%) Appium
7 1 (1.28%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.28%) Gatling
7 1 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (1.28%) JIRA
7 1 (1.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Protractor
7 1 (1.28%) TestNG
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Law
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Developer
5 6 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.41%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior C# Software Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) .NET
2 12 (15.38%) XML
3 11 (14.10%) SOAP
4 10 (12.82%) .NET Core
4 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.82%) JSON
4 10 (12.82%) SignalR
5 9 (11.54%) Entity Framework
6 7 (8.97%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (8.97%) RESTful
7 5 (6.41%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (6.41%) NHibernate
8 4 (5.13%) Ajax
8 4 (5.13%) HTML
8 4 (5.13%) Java EE
8 4 (5.13%) jQuery
8 4 (5.13%) REST
9 3 (3.85%) ADO.NET
9 3 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 8 (10.26%) Virtual Team
3 6 (7.69%) PKI
4 4 (5.13%) DataPower
5 3 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.56%) Blog
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 2 (2.56%) Tandem
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.03%) Windows
2 31 (39.74%) Linux
3 26 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (15.38%) Unix
7 3 (3.85%) CentOS
7 3 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) DevOps
2 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 17 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (19.23%) Validation
7 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 11 (14.10%) TDD
9 10 (12.82%) MVC
9 10 (12.82%) Use Case
10 9 (11.54%) Coaching
10 9 (11.54%) ITIL
11 8 (10.26%) SDLC
12 7 (8.97%) Migration
12 7 (8.97%) SOA
12 7 (8.97%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (7.69%) Open Source
13 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 18 (23.08%) Ruby
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 10 (12.82%) Java
4 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.54%) Python
5 9 (11.54%) SQL
6 7 (8.97%) Perl
7 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.56%) ES6
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) R
8 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.56%) XPath
9 1 (1.28%) C
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) MCSD
4 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) ISEB
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.28%) MCP
6 1 (1.28%) MCSA
6 1 (1.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (37.18%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.79%) vSphere
3 6 (7.69%) Docker
4 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (37.18%) Puppet
2 28 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (32.05%) Ansible
4 7 (8.97%) Packer
5 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.56%) SCCM
6 2 (2.56%) Terraform
7 1 (1.28%) Control-M
7 1 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.28%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.28%) Salt
7 1 (1.28%) SCOM
7 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.64%) VMware
3 12 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle
5 4 (5.13%) Adobe
5 4 (5.13%) Google
5 4 (5.13%) IBM
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix
6 3 (3.85%) F5
6 3 (3.85%) Imperva
6 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.56%) Avaya
7 2 (2.56%) EMC
7 2 (2.56%) Splunk
8 1 (1.28%) Capita
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) McAfee
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.28%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.28%) Tableau