Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 46 54
Rank change year-on-year +30 +8 +50
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 174 104 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.72% 3.54% 2.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.02% 24.82% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 56 36
Edinburgh median daily rate £444 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -9.57% +17.50%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £339
90th Percentile £625 £588 £625
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £28.67 - -

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 483 419 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.42% 14.26% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 226 162
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £303 £268
90th Percentile £600 £619 £613
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £61.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.31% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.70 £16.76 £17.20
% change year-on-year +5.61% -2.53% -52.24%

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 54 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 53 (30.46%) DevOps
3 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (24.71%) Finance
6 41 (23.56%) SQL
6 41 (23.56%) .NET
7 39 (22.41%) Banking
8 37 (21.26%) SQL Server
8 37 (21.26%) Active Directory
9 35 (20.11%) Windows
10 30 (17.24%) C#
11 27 (15.52%) VMware
12 26 (14.94%) PowerShell
13 24 (13.79%) Python
14 23 (13.22%) Office 365
15 22 (12.64%) Kubernetes
16 21 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (12.07%) JavaScript
17 20 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (11.49%) PaaS
18 19 (10.92%) Windows Server
19 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (9.77%) JIRA
20 15 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
21 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
21 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (8.05%) Migration
21 14 (8.05%) HTML
21 14 (8.05%) Opscode Chef

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 11 (6.32%) Confluence
1 11 (6.32%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.72%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.72%) IIS
4 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.15%) CMS
5 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.15%) nginx
5 2 (1.15%) SAS
5 2 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.30%) InVision
2 4 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Markit EDM
1 7 (4.02%) Sonata
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (13.22%) Office 365
3 20 (11.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (11.49%) PaaS
4 14 (8.05%) SaaS
5 10 (5.75%) IaaS
6 9 (5.17%) GitHub
7 7 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.30%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.72%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.72%) npm
11 2 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.15%) Serverless
12 1 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.57%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.57%) Qubole
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) DHCP
2 11 (6.32%) DNS
3 8 (4.60%) Skype
4 5 (2.87%) Firewall
5 4 (2.30%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.15%) LAN
7 2 (1.15%) NAS
7 2 (1.15%) SAN
7 2 (1.15%) WAN
8 1 (0.57%) Internet
8 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.57%) VPN
8 1 (0.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.75%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.30%) Power BI
8 3 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.15%) MySQL
9 2 (1.15%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.57%) Big Data
10 1 (0.57%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (9.77%) JIRA
2 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.47%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (6.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.87%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.87%) Selenium
5 5 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.87%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.72%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.15%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.15%) Gradle
7 2 (1.15%) gulp
7 2 (1.15%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.15%) JUnit
7 2 (1.15%) Maven
7 2 (1.15%) MSTest
7 2 (1.15%) NUnit
7 2 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.57%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 43 (24.71%) Finance
2 39 (22.41%) Banking
3 10 (5.75%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.60%) Marketing
5 6 (3.45%) Advertising
6 4 (2.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Front Office
7 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (20.11%) Developer
2 25 (14.37%) Architect
3 19 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.05%) Analyst
6 13 (7.47%) Consultant
7 12 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (6.90%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.02%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.02%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Designer
10 6 (3.45%) React Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.56%) .NET
2 14 (8.05%) HTML
3 12 (6.90%) .NET Core
4 11 (6.32%) AngularJS
5 10 (5.75%) CSS
6 8 (4.60%) React
7 7 (4.02%) .NET Framework
7 7 (4.02%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.02%) Web Services
8 6 (3.45%) Redux
9 5 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.30%) jQuery
10 4 (2.30%) Node.js
11 3 (1.72%) Django
11 3 (1.72%) HTML5
11 3 (1.72%) Java EE
11 3 (1.72%) Middleware
11 3 (1.72%) RESTful
12 2 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.75%) PKI
3 6 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.87%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.87%) EMC VNX
4 5 (2.87%) Replication
4 5 (2.87%) User Experience
5 4 (2.30%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.72%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 19 (10.92%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (6.90%) Linux
5 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.17%) Unix
7 4 (2.30%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.15%) CentOS
9 2 (1.15%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) Solaris
10 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (30.46%) DevOps
2 50 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (8.05%) Migration
5 13 (7.47%) Microservices
6 12 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 12 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (5.75%) ITIL
7 10 (5.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 10 (5.75%) Scrum
7 10 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.17%) Front End Development
8 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (5.17%) Investment Management
8 9 (5.17%) MVC
8 9 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.60%) Performance Testing
9 8 (4.60%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
2 30 (17.24%) C#
3 26 (14.94%) PowerShell
4 24 (13.79%) Python
5 21 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.90%) Java
7 9 (5.17%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.72%) R
8 3 (1.72%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.15%) C++
9 2 (1.15%) Go
9 2 (1.15%) Groovy
9 2 (1.15%) Ruby
9 2 (1.15%) Rust
9 2 (1.15%) Scala
9 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.30%) Degree
2 3 (1.72%) CISSP
2 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.15%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.57%) APMP
4 1 (0.57%) CCNA
4 1 (0.57%) CCSP
4 1 (0.57%) CISM
4 1 (0.57%) MCSA
4 1 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.90%) Docker
4 8 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.02%) vSphere
5 7 (4.02%) XenApp
5 7 (4.02%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (12.64%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.17%) Ansible
3 9 (5.17%) SCCM
4 5 (2.87%) Terraform
5 4 (2.30%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (2.30%) Puppet
6 3 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Rancher
7 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.52%) VMware
3 12 (6.90%) Citrix
4 10 (5.75%) Oracle
4 10 (5.75%) Sitecore
5 9 (5.17%) Atlassian
5 9 (5.17%) Charles River
6 6 (3.45%) EMC
7 5 (2.87%) Cisco
7 5 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.30%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.72%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.72%) HP
9 3 (1.72%) Symantec
9 3 (1.72%) Tableau
10 2 (1.15%) CommVault
10 2 (1.15%) Facebook
10 2 (1.15%) IBM
10 2 (1.15%) SAP