Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 60 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 94 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.24% 2.55% 1.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.47% 28.89% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 32 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +45.16%
10th Percentile £345 £314 £304
90th Percentile £620 £625 £475
Scotland median daily rate £420 £370 £450
% change year-on-year +13.51% -17.78% +45.16%
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 319 180 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.00% 8.82% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 126 61
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £264 £265 £288
90th Percentile £600 £600 £500
Scotland median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £14.49 £36.00
% change year-on-year +15.67% -59.75% +114.93%

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 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 48 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.85%) Finance
3 26 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (26.60%) DevOps
5 20 (21.28%) Ansible
6 18 (19.15%) PowerShell
7 17 (18.09%) Banking
7 17 (18.09%) JavaScript
7 17 (18.09%) .NET
8 16 (17.02%) SQL
8 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
8 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (15.96%) Windows
9 15 (15.96%) Jenkins
10 14 (14.89%) Docker
10 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
11 13 (13.83%) Python
11 13 (13.83%) VMware
11 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
11 13 (13.83%) IaaS
11 13 (13.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (12.77%) Kubernetes
12 12 (12.77%) Office 365
12 12 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (12.77%) Puppet
12 12 (12.77%) SCCM
12 12 (12.77%) C#
13 11 (11.70%) Java
13 11 (11.70%) Firewall

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 5 (5.32%) Apache
1 5 (5.32%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.06%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.06%) nginx
4 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.06%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.06%) Maya
2 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.13%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.06%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 48 (51.06%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.83%) IaaS
3 12 (12.77%) Office 365
4 11 (11.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (11.70%) PaaS
5 10 (10.64%) OpenShift
6 5 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.32%) Heroku
6 5 (5.32%) SaaS
7 4 (4.26%) Tricentis Tosca
7 4 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.19%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.06%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (1.06%) Datadog
10 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.70%) Firewall
2 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 4 (4.26%) BGP
3 4 (4.26%) BIG-IP
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (4.26%) FabricPath
3 4 (4.26%) HSRP
3 4 (4.26%) OSPF
4 3 (3.19%) SAN
5 2 (2.13%) DHCP
5 2 (2.13%) Network Security
5 2 (2.13%) Skype
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.06%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.06%) SSH
6 1 (1.06%) SSL
6 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Data Lake
3 7 (7.45%) Power BI
4 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.32%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.26%) Couchbase
6 4 (4.26%) Redis
7 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.19%) Flink
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.06%) Big Data
9 1 (1.06%) MySQL
9 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.45%) Artifactory
3 7 (7.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (7.45%) Bitbucket
3 7 (7.45%) Subversion
4 6 (6.38%) Maven
4 6 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (5.32%) Selenium
5 5 (5.32%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.26%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.26%) JIRA
7 2 (2.13%) CF BOSH
7 2 (2.13%) Gatling
7 2 (2.13%) Gradle
7 2 (2.13%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (2.13%) Mockito
7 2 (2.13%) Spock
8 1 (1.06%) GitLab
General
1 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Architect
2 19 (20.21%) Developer
3 15 (15.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.45%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Consultant
6 6 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Power BI Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) .NET
2 8 (8.51%) HTML
2 8 (8.51%) Web Services
3 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.32%) CSS
4 5 (5.32%) REST
4 5 (5.32%) SOAP
5 4 (4.26%) Kafka
5 4 (4.26%) Middleware
6 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.19%) JSON
6 3 (3.19%) RESTful
7 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (2.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.13%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.13%) Node.js
7 2 (2.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Private Cloud
2 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.26%) PKI
2 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.06%) DataPower
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Fintech
5 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Linux
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.13%) AIX
6 2 (2.13%) Unix
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) zOS
7 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) DevOps
3 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.57%) TDD
7 8 (8.51%) Migration
7 8 (8.51%) Visualisation
8 7 (7.45%) Data Visualisation
8 7 (7.45%) Information Security
8 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.45%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.38%) MVC
9 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.38%) TOGAF
10 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
10 5 (5.32%) Change Management
10 5 (5.32%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.09%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.02%) SQL
4 13 (13.83%) Python
5 12 (12.77%) C#
6 11 (11.70%) Java
7 5 (5.32%) Ruby
8 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.13%) Java 8
9 2 (2.13%) R
9 2 (2.13%) VBScript
10 1 (1.06%) Groovy
10 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (3.19%) CISA
2 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.19%) CISM
2 3 (3.19%) CISSP
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) GCP
2 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.89%) Docker
3 3 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.06%) iptables
5 1 (1.06%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (21.28%) Ansible
2 12 (12.77%) Kubernetes
2 12 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (12.77%) Puppet
2 12 (12.77%) SCCM
3 4 (4.26%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.26%) OpenView
3 4 (4.26%) SCOM
3 4 (4.26%) Terraform
3 4 (4.26%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.13%) Salt
5 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.06%) Mesos
5 1 (1.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.06%) Rancher
5 1 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) VMware
3 9 (9.57%) IBM
4 5 (5.32%) F5
4 5 (5.32%) Google
4 5 (5.32%) HP
5 4 (4.26%) Ab Initio
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco
5 4 (4.26%) Infoblox
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.19%) CommVault
6 3 (3.19%) Teradata
6 3 (3.19%) Twitter
6 3 (3.19%) Veeam
7 2 (2.13%) CODA
7 2 (2.13%) FactSet
7 2 (2.13%) Gemalto
7 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.13%) Splunk