Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 68 105
Rank change year-on-year +30 +37 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 129 64 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.39% 2.31% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.56% 20.06% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 37 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £500 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +26.98% +35.78%
10th Percentile £325 £360 £278
90th Percentile £575 £630 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year - +21.21% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 468 319 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.92% 11.52% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 189 68
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% +8.28%
10th Percentile £313 £264 £219
90th Percentile £625 £620 £513
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
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 £17.38 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.20% -43.75% +157.14%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 82 (63.57%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (36.43%) Finance
3 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
4 38 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (29.46%) DevOps
5 31 (24.03%) Java
6 30 (23.26%) Puppet
7 28 (21.71%) Banking
8 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
8 24 (18.60%) Ansible
9 22 (17.05%) Office 365
10 20 (15.50%) SQL
10 20 (15.50%) Python
10 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (15.50%) Jenkins
11 17 (13.18%) PaaS
12 16 (12.40%) Git (software)
12 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
12 16 (12.40%) Web Services
12 16 (12.40%) Windows
12 16 (12.40%) Docker
12 16 (12.40%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (11.63%) Kubernetes
13 15 (11.63%) Terraform
13 15 (11.63%) C#
14 14 (10.85%) Law
14 14 (10.85%) Firewall
14 14 (10.85%) .NET
14 14 (10.85%) Active Directory
14 14 (10.85%) IaaS

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 16 (12.40%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (6.98%) Apache
3 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.88%) IIS
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.55%) CMS
5 2 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.78%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.78%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.78%) InVision
3 1 (0.78%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 82 (63.57%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (17.05%) Office 365
3 17 (13.18%) PaaS
4 14 (10.85%) IaaS
5 12 (9.30%) OpenShift
5 12 (9.30%) SaaS
6 11 (8.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (3.88%) Datadog
9 4 (3.10%) Tricentis Tosca
10 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (2.33%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.55%) Route 53
11 2 (1.55%) Yammer
12 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Firewall
2 3 (2.33%) Network Security
2 3 (2.33%) Skype
3 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) SSH
4 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.65%) Big Data
3 6 (4.65%) Flink
3 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.88%) Data Lake
4 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.10%) Couchbase
5 4 (3.10%) Power BI
5 4 (3.10%) Redis
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.40%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.08%) Selenium
4 11 (8.53%) Artifactory
4 11 (8.53%) Bitbucket
5 9 (6.98%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.20%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.20%) Subversion
7 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (4.65%) JIRA
9 5 (3.88%) IBM UrbanCode
9 5 (3.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.10%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.10%) JUnit
10 4 (3.10%) Maven
10 4 (3.10%) NUnit
10 4 (3.10%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (36.43%) Finance
2 28 (21.71%) Banking
3 14 (10.85%) Law
4 8 (6.20%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) International Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (19.38%) Architect
2 21 (16.28%) Consultant
3 18 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (11.63%) Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) DevOps Consultant
7 7 (5.43%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (5.43%) Platform Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) Data Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.10%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.40%) Web Services
2 14 (10.85%) .NET
3 13 (10.08%) JSON
4 11 (8.53%) AngularJS
4 11 (8.53%) SOAP
5 8 (6.20%) Java EE
5 8 (6.20%) Node.js
6 7 (5.43%) Kafka
6 7 (5.43%) REST
7 6 (4.65%) HTML
8 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.55%) Ajax
10 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.55%) CSS
10 2 (1.55%) jQuery
10 2 (1.55%) Middleware
11 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.65%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.88%) Cyberattack
4 3 (2.33%) DataPower
4 3 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.33%) PKI
4 3 (2.33%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Unix
3 10 (7.75%) Windows 10
4 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.65%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.78%) VMS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (29.46%) DevOps
2 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (9.30%) Analytics
4 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
5 10 (7.75%) Migration
6 9 (6.98%) OO
7 7 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.65%) Kanban
8 6 (4.65%) OOP
8 6 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.65%) Scrum
8 6 (4.65%) SIEM
8 6 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.88%) Change Control
9 5 (3.88%) Data Science
9 5 (3.88%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.03%) Java
2 24 (18.60%) JavaScript
3 20 (15.50%) Python
3 20 (15.50%) SQL
4 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
5 15 (11.63%) C#
6 5 (3.88%) Scala
7 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.10%) R
8 3 (2.33%) Ruby
9 2 (1.55%) Java 8
9 2 (1.55%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) Degree
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.78%) APMP
3 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.78%) CISA
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.78%) CISM
3 1 (0.78%) CISSP
3 1 (0.78%) MCSE
3 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) GDPR
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) Docker
2 14 (10.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.78%) iptables
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (23.26%) Puppet
2 24 (18.60%) Ansible
3 15 (11.63%) Kubernetes
3 15 (11.63%) Terraform
4 12 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.98%) SCCM
6 5 (3.88%) Nagios
7 4 (3.10%) OpenView
7 4 (3.10%) SCOM
7 4 (3.10%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.33%) Mesos
9 2 (1.55%) Kibana
9 2 (1.55%) logstash
9 2 (1.55%) Salt
10 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.08%) VMware
3 11 (8.53%) IBM
4 10 (7.75%) Google
5 6 (4.65%) Splunk
6 5 (3.88%) AppDynamics
6 5 (3.88%) New Relic
6 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.10%) HP
7 4 (3.10%) Micro Focus
7 4 (3.10%) Oracle
8 3 (2.33%) CA
9 2 (1.55%) Brocade
9 2 (1.55%) Dell
9 2 (1.55%) Gemalto
9 2 (1.55%) Teradata
9 2 (1.55%) Thales
9 2 (1.55%) Twitter
10 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.78%) Tableau