Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 18 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 62 196
Rank change year-on-year +23 +134 +126
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4670 3433 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.97% 3.50% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.04% 29.10% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3347 2370 938
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £305
90th Percentile £616 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 12
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +44.23%
10th Percentile £16.53 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £43.25 £43.60
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +44.23%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 15547 11798 7093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.56% 12.02% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10875 8151 4808
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 170 113
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%
10th Percentile £10.99 £12.23 £10.60
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.76 £39.80
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
% change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in England

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 2487 £500 +5.26% 254
South East +16 870 £450 - 118
Midlands +8 542 £440 +1.44% 75
West Midlands +14 369 £450 +9.76% 43
North of England +47 352 £425 - 118
South West +7 209 £405 -10.00% 43
East of England +16 207 £458 +20.00% 40
East Midlands +34 171 £400 -21.95% 31
North West +32 171 £450 +5.88% 62
Yorkshire -4 124 £450 -10.00% 45
North East +85 59 £400 +14.29% 11
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 1869 (40.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1580 (33.83%) Microsoft
3 1422 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1238 (26.51%) .NET
5 1232 (26.38%) Windows
6 1048 (22.44%) DevOps
7 1012 (21.67%) C#
8 872 (18.67%) SQL Server
9 868 (18.59%) SQL
10 774 (16.57%) Active Directory
11 751 (16.08%) Office 365
12 716 (15.33%) Finance
13 713 (15.27%) PowerShell
14 708 (15.16%) TDD
15 690 (14.78%) Linux
16 673 (14.41%) Migration
17 658 (14.09%) JavaScript
18 611 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
19 555 (11.88%) Java
20 550 (11.78%) MVC
21 529 (11.33%) Windows Server
22 506 (10.84%) Scrum
22 506 (10.84%) Ansible
23 480 (10.28%) ASP.NET
24 473 (10.13%) VMware
25 471 (10.09%) IaaS
26 466 (9.98%) Git (software)
27 462 (9.89%) PaaS
28 431 (9.23%) Web Services
29 421 (9.01%) Docker

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 282 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 277 (5.93%) OpenStack
3 177 (3.79%) MS Exchange
4 141 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
5 139 (2.98%) Confluence
6 137 (2.93%) IIS
7 130 (2.78%) Tomcat
8 118 (2.53%) Skype for Business
9 99 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 93 (1.99%) WebLogic
11 90 (1.93%) Cloud Foundry
12 85 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 80 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 79 (1.69%) CMS
15 73 (1.56%) Apache Spark
16 68 (1.46%) Apache
17 39 (0.84%) nginx
18 38 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
19 29 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
19 29 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 122 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (0.32%) HipChat
5 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.086%) InVision
9 3 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.043%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.043%) SPSS
11 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.021%) Simulink
11 1 (0.021%) Stata
11 1 (0.021%) Weka
Business Applications
1 111 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.11%) iTrent
8 5 (0.11%) Lawson
9 3 (0.064%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.043%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.043%) Sprinklr
10 2 (0.043%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.021%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.021%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.021%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.021%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1869 (40.02%) Amazon AWS
2 751 (16.08%) Office 365
3 471 (10.09%) IaaS
4 462 (9.89%) PaaS
5 341 (7.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 242 (5.18%) SaaS
7 176 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
8 156 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
9 120 (2.57%) GitHub
10 83 (1.78%) OpenShift
11 79 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
12 60 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 47 (1.01%) Serverless
14 44 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
15 40 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
15 40 (0.86%) OneDrive
16 28 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
17 23 (0.49%) Heroku
18 22 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
18 22 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 302 (6.47%) Firewall
2 237 (5.07%) DNS
3 155 (3.32%) WAN
4 148 (3.17%) VPN
5 123 (2.63%) SAN
5 123 (2.63%) Skype
6 112 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 100 (2.14%) LAN
8 99 (2.12%) DHCP
9 84 (1.80%) Network Security
10 65 (1.39%) Internet
11 60 (1.28%) Wireless
12 58 (1.24%) HTTP
13 55 (1.18%) SSL
14 47 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
14 47 (1.01%) NAS
14 47 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
15 46 (0.99%) VLAN
16 38 (0.81%) MPLS
17 26 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 872 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 359 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 200 (4.28%) MySQL
4 176 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 174 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 156 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
7 153 (3.28%) Big Data
8 143 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 137 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 137 (2.93%) Power BI
9 137 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 133 (2.85%) SQL Server 2016
11 132 (2.83%) MongoDB
12 126 (2.70%) Hadoop
13 117 (2.51%) Relational Database
14 96 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 73 (1.56%) Data Lake
16 70 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
17 66 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
18 50 (1.07%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 466 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 405 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 305 (6.53%) TeamCity
4 272 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 267 (5.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 221 (4.73%) Visual Studio
7 201 (4.30%) JIRA
8 170 (3.64%) NUnit
9 152 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 103 (2.21%) MSTest
11 98 (2.10%) Selenium
12 97 (2.08%) Subversion
13 87 (1.86%) Maven
14 75 (1.61%) SpecFlow
15 66 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 52 (1.11%) Bitbucket
17 50 (1.07%) Jasmine
18 46 (0.99%) SoapUI
19 44 (0.94%) GitLab
19 44 (0.94%) gulp
General
1 716 (15.33%) Finance
2 230 (4.93%) Banking
3 174 (3.73%) Retail
4 92 (1.97%) Marketing
5 76 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 68 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 54 (1.16%) Law
8 48 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 37 (0.79%) Advertising
10 31 (0.66%) Electronics
11 29 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 27 (0.58%) Legal
13 26 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.54%) Billing
15 23 (0.49%) Back Office
15 23 (0.49%) Games
16 22 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 20 (0.43%) Publishing
18 13 (0.28%) Automotive
18 13 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1333 (28.54%) Developer
2 792 (16.96%) Architect
3 525 (11.24%) .NET Developer
4 462 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 397 (8.50%) Consultant
6 362 (7.75%) Azure Engineer
7 317 (6.79%) C# Developer
8 254 (5.44%) Azure Architect
9 251 (5.37%) Cloud Architect
10 223 (4.78%) Azure Developer
11 212 (4.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 198 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 197 (4.22%) Java Developer
14 196 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
15 186 (3.98%) Azure Consultant
16 185 (3.96%) Azure DevOps
17 177 (3.79%) Analyst
17 177 (3.79%) Senior Developer
18 163 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
19 146 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1238 (26.51%) .NET
2 480 (10.28%) ASP.NET
3 431 (9.23%) Web Services
4 403 (8.63%) AngularJS
5 399 (8.54%) HTML
6 382 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 364 (7.79%) CSS
8 293 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 248 (5.31%) REST
10 225 (4.82%) RESTful
11 210 (4.50%) .NET Framework
12 197 (4.22%) HTML5
13 196 (4.20%) Node.js
14 177 (3.79%) React
15 149 (3.19%) JSON
16 140 (3.00%) SOAP
17 136 (2.91%) jQuery
18 135 (2.89%) WCF
19 119 (2.55%) CSS3
20 109 (2.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 262 (5.61%) Data Centre
2 261 (5.59%) Public Cloud
3 219 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 133 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 133 (2.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 106 (2.27%) User Experience
7 102 (2.18%) Mobile App
8 86 (1.84%) Fintech
9 85 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 75 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 64 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 59 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 50 (1.07%) Replication
14 43 (0.92%) PKI
15 40 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 34 (0.73%) Blog
17 30 (0.64%) Data Structures
18 29 (0.62%) Clustering
19 27 (0.58%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1232 (26.38%) Windows
2 690 (14.78%) Linux
3 529 (11.33%) Windows Server
4 241 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (3.90%) Unix
6 181 (3.88%) Windows 10
7 139 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 134 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (1.82%) Windows 7
10 72 (1.54%) Android
11 63 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 45 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (0.92%) CentOS
14 37 (0.79%) Solaris
15 33 (0.71%) VMS
16 29 (0.62%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1422 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1048 (22.44%) DevOps
3 708 (15.16%) TDD
4 673 (14.41%) Migration
5 611 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
6 550 (11.78%) MVC
7 506 (10.84%) Scrum
8 380 (8.14%) Microservices
9 313 (6.70%) BDD
10 309 (6.62%) Test Automation
11 299 (6.40%) Configuration Management
12 298 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
13 252 (5.40%) Continuous Delivery
14 249 (5.33%) Software Engineering
15 227 (4.86%) OO
16 224 (4.80%) ITIL
17 220 (4.71%) SOA
18 208 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 198 (4.24%) E-Commerce
20 187 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1012 (21.67%) C#
2 868 (18.59%) SQL
3 713 (15.27%) PowerShell
4 658 (14.09%) JavaScript
5 555 (11.88%) Java
6 394 (8.44%) Python
7 167 (3.58%) Ruby
8 151 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 119 (2.55%) Bash Shell
10 84 (1.80%) Scala
11 75 (1.61%) Perl
12 70 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 56 (1.20%) Go
14 55 (1.18%) PHP
15 46 (0.99%) VB.NET
16 41 (0.88%) R
17 33 (0.71%) C++
18 32 (0.69%) F#
19 31 (0.66%) C
20 29 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 220 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (4.60%) Degree
3 203 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 169 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 146 (3.13%) MCSE
6 105 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (1.26%) MCSA
8 58 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 57 (1.22%) CISSP
10 45 (0.96%) CCNA
10 45 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (0.92%) CISM
12 42 (0.90%) CCNP
13 29 (0.62%) MCITP
14 24 (0.51%) CCIE
14 24 (0.51%) ISEB
15 23 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 23 (0.49%) MCP
16 22 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
17 20 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (2.76%) QA
2 58 (1.24%) GCP
3 52 (1.11%) GDPR
3 52 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 47 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.69%) SLA
6 30 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.51%) COBIT
8 22 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.43%) HIPAA
9 20 (0.43%) PMO
10 18 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
11 15 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.15%) WCAG
13 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.13%) WAI
14 5 (0.11%) FedRAMP
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
15 4 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
16 2 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 774 (16.57%) Active Directory
2 421 (9.01%) Docker
3 241 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 182 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 125 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 62 (1.33%) vSphere
7 54 (1.16%) XenApp
8 45 (0.96%) vCloud
9 41 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.36%) Gluster
13 16 (0.34%) BitLocker
13 16 (0.34%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.26%) DFS Replication
15 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.15%) Xen
17 6 (0.13%) GPFS
17 6 (0.13%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 506 (10.84%) Ansible
2 366 (7.84%) Puppet
3 365 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
4 178 (3.81%) SCCM
5 144 (3.08%) Kubernetes
6 134 (2.87%) Terraform
7 103 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 89 (1.91%) SCOM
9 42 (0.90%) Nagios
10 34 (0.73%) FortiGate
11 31 (0.66%) Rancher
12 30 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
13 22 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 22 (0.47%) WSUS
14 20 (0.43%) vRealize
15 19 (0.41%) Mesos
16 18 (0.39%) NetBackup
17 17 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
17 17 (0.36%) Kibana
18 16 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1580 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 473 (10.13%) VMware
3 327 (7.00%) Oracle
4 223 (4.78%) Cisco
5 191 (4.09%) Google
6 181 (3.88%) Citrix
7 140 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 109 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 102 (2.18%) HP
10 83 (1.78%) Atlassian
11 81 (1.73%) Sitecore
12 77 (1.65%) SAP
13 70 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 61 (1.31%) Splunk
15 54 (1.16%) IBM
15 54 (1.16%) ServiceNow
16 51 (1.09%) NetApp
17 50 (1.07%) Tableau
18 48 (1.03%) McAfee
19 45 (0.96%) EMC