Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 51 119
Rank change year-on-year +24 +68 +144
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6,172 3,408 2,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.66% 3.97% 2.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.30% 29.62% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,455 2,293 1,452
England median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £619 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 15 27
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -57.33% +44.23%
10th Percentile £15.13 £14.25 £16.09
90th Percentile £49.63 £46.55 £85.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +93.75% -57.33% +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 18,535 11,506 8,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.01% 13.40% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,745 8,055 5,766
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 144 136
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.86 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% -6.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.30 £51.05 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -6.67%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 +24 3,263 £510 +2.00% 714
South East +27 1,083 £450 -2.70% 301
Midlands +25 718 £460 +5.14% 193
North of England +27 622 £444 +10.94% 301
West Midlands +16 482 £475 +8.57% 111
South West +39 330 £410 +10.81% 117
North West +34 310 £475 +18.75% 160
Yorkshire +20 240 £450 +5.88% 108
East Midlands +48 233 £400 -18.20% 81
East of England +1 168 £456 +14.06% 139
North East +10 74 £408 +10.14% 33
South Coast - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 2,517 (40.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2,220 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
3 1,966 (31.85%) Microsoft
4 1,589 (25.75%) DevOps
5 1,565 (25.36%) .NET
6 1,453 (23.54%) Windows
7 1,359 (22.02%) C#
8 1,192 (19.31%) SQL
9 1,154 (18.70%) SQL Server
10 936 (15.17%) TDD
11 928 (15.04%) Linux
12 911 (14.76%) Finance
13 906 (14.68%) PowerShell
14 887 (14.37%) JavaScript
15 842 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
16 837 (13.56%) Office 365
17 829 (13.43%) Active Directory
18 761 (12.33%) Java
19 733 (11.88%) Migration
20 709 (11.49%) Python
21 708 (11.47%) Git (software)
22 694 (11.24%) Scrum
23 687 (11.13%) Docker
24 673 (10.90%) Jenkins
25 652 (10.56%) MVC
26 651 (10.55%) Ansible
27 634 (10.27%) ASP.NET
28 632 (10.24%) PaaS
29 589 (9.54%) IaaS
30 580 (9.40%) Web Services

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
1 306 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 231 (3.74%) OpenStack
3 156 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 147 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 139 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 138 (2.24%) Apache Spark
7 133 (2.15%) IIS
8 130 (2.11%) Apache
8 130 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 127 (2.06%) Skype for Business
10 126 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 111 (1.80%) Confluence
12 93 (1.51%) CMS
13 72 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
14 64 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
15 60 (0.97%) NServiceBus
16 52 (0.84%) nginx
17 48 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
18 46 (0.75%) Mule
19 41 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 167 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.11%) SPSS
7 4 (0.065%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.049%) Simulink
9 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.032%) HipChat
9 2 (0.032%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.032%) Stata
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.016%) InVision
Business Applications
1 84 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.032%) Concordance
6 2 (0.032%) Magento
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.032%) Relativity
6 2 (0.032%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.032%) SAP ECC
6 2 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.032%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.032%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.016%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.016%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.016%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2,517 (40.78%) Amazon AWS
2 837 (13.56%) Office 365
3 632 (10.24%) PaaS
4 589 (9.54%) IaaS
5 343 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 334 (5.41%) SaaS
7 315 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 205 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
9 170 (2.75%) GitHub
10 125 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
11 110 (1.78%) Serverless
12 109 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 67 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
14 63 (1.02%) OneDrive
15 44 (0.71%) OpenShift
16 43 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
17 42 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
18 38 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 37 (0.60%) Datadog
20 34 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 386 (6.25%) Firewall
2 229 (3.71%) DNS
3 225 (3.65%) VPN
4 199 (3.22%) WAN
5 144 (2.33%) Skype
6 134 (2.17%) LAN
7 123 (1.99%) DHCP
8 122 (1.98%) SAN
9 116 (1.88%) TCP/IP
10 113 (1.83%) Network Security
11 104 (1.69%) Wireless
12 87 (1.41%) Internet
13 81 (1.31%) HTTP
14 59 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (0.94%) MPLS
16 49 (0.79%) SSL
17 48 (0.78%) VLAN
18 45 (0.73%) NAS
19 39 (0.63%) NetScaler
20 29 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,154 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 419 (6.79%) NoSQL
3 301 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 294 (4.76%) Power BI
5 293 (4.75%) Big Data
6 279 (4.52%) MySQL
7 249 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 223 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 221 (3.58%) Hadoop
10 216 (3.50%) MongoDB
11 194 (3.14%) Data Lake
12 191 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
13 188 (3.05%) Relational Database
14 177 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
15 172 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 160 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
17 129 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 126 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
19 94 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
20 88 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 708 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 673 (10.90%) Jenkins
3 407 (6.59%) TeamCity
4 344 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 325 (5.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 308 (4.99%) Visual Studio
7 273 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 239 (3.87%) JIRA
9 185 (3.00%) NUnit
10 150 (2.43%) Subversion
11 148 (2.40%) Selenium
12 140 (2.27%) MSTest
13 138 (2.24%) Maven
14 98 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 98 (1.59%) SpecFlow
15 74 (1.20%) Bitbucket
15 74 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 73 (1.18%) GitLab
17 68 (1.10%) Gradle
18 51 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 911 (14.76%) Finance
2 233 (3.78%) Retail
3 190 (3.08%) Banking
4 109 (1.77%) Law
5 92 (1.49%) Marketing
6 83 (1.34%) Legal
7 81 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 53 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 44 (0.71%) Advertising
10 40 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 37 (0.60%) Games
12 28 (0.45%) Billing
13 27 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.37%) Electronics
15 21 (0.34%) Local Government
16 19 (0.31%) Publishing
17 17 (0.28%) Back Office
17 17 (0.28%) Front Office
18 16 (0.26%) Investment Banking
19 12 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,686 (27.32%) Developer
2 1,132 (18.34%) Architect
3 705 (11.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 642 (10.40%) .NET Developer
5 491 (7.96%) Consultant
6 479 (7.76%) Azure Engineer
7 390 (6.32%) C# Developer
8 360 (5.83%) Azure Architect
9 312 (5.06%) Cloud Architect
10 309 (5.01%) Azure DevOps
11 299 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
12 294 (4.76%) Senior Developer
13 260 (4.21%) Azure Developer
14 259 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 258 (4.18%) Azure Consultant
16 234 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 233 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
18 231 (3.74%) Analyst
18 231 (3.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 230 (3.73%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,565 (25.36%) .NET
2 634 (10.27%) ASP.NET
3 580 (9.40%) Web Services
4 528 (8.55%) HTML
5 521 (8.44%) AngularJS
6 507 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 461 (7.47%) CSS
8 367 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 352 (5.70%) REST
10 325 (5.27%) React
11 309 (5.01%) Node.js
12 300 (4.86%) .NET Framework
13 299 (4.84%) RESTful
14 295 (4.78%) JSON
15 214 (3.47%) HTML5
16 166 (2.69%) jQuery
17 164 (2.66%) WCF
17 164 (2.66%) XML
18 149 (2.41%) .NET Core
19 143 (2.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 326 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
2 308 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 302 (4.89%) Public Cloud
4 287 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 155 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 145 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 143 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 141 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 138 (2.24%) User Experience
11 114 (1.85%) Fintech
12 99 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 92 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
14 57 (0.92%) PKI
15 53 (0.86%) Clustering
16 52 (0.84%) Virtual Team
17 49 (0.79%) Data Structures
18 41 (0.66%) Algorithms
19 40 (0.65%) Replication
20 39 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,453 (23.54%) Windows
2 928 (15.04%) Linux
3 553 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 224 (3.63%) Windows 10
5 207 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (3.32%) Unix
7 195 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 122 (1.98%) Android
10 112 (1.81%) Apple iOS
11 96 (1.56%) CentOS
12 85 (1.38%) Windows 7
13 49 (0.79%) Ubuntu
14 41 (0.66%) VMS
15 39 (0.63%) Solaris
16 28 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (0.41%) Mac OS X
18 23 (0.37%) Debian
19 19 (0.31%) Mac OS
19 19 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,220 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,589 (25.75%) DevOps
3 936 (15.17%) TDD
4 842 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 733 (11.88%) Migration
6 694 (11.24%) Scrum
7 652 (10.56%) MVC
8 524 (8.49%) Microservices
9 493 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
10 440 (7.13%) BDD
11 437 (7.08%) Test Automation
12 392 (6.35%) Analytics
13 368 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 368 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
14 343 (5.56%) Configuration Management
15 324 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 317 (5.14%) ITIL
17 295 (4.78%) OO
18 280 (4.54%) Kanban
19 275 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,359 (22.02%) C#
2 1,192 (19.31%) SQL
3 906 (14.68%) PowerShell
4 887 (14.37%) JavaScript
5 761 (12.33%) Java
6 709 (11.49%) Python
7 244 (3.95%) Ruby
8 218 (3.53%) T-SQL
9 213 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 153 (2.48%) Perl
11 148 (2.40%) Scala
12 123 (1.99%) TypeScript
13 106 (1.72%) PHP
14 90 (1.46%) Shell Script
15 82 (1.33%) Go
16 78 (1.26%) Java 8
17 77 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 75 (1.22%) R
19 70 (1.13%) C++
20 62 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 473 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 390 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 301 (4.88%) Degree
4 177 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 129 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (1.86%) MCSE
7 78 (1.26%) CISSP
8 74 (1.20%) CCNP
9 62 (1.00%) CISM
10 59 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 54 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
12 42 (0.68%) MCSA
13 39 (0.63%) ISEB
14 38 (0.62%) CCNA
15 36 (0.58%) Master's Degree
16 32 (0.52%) CCIE
17 31 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
18 30 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 29 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
20 28 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (2.37%) QA
2 109 (1.77%) GDPR
3 101 (1.64%) GCP
4 73 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 67 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 64 (1.04%) SLA
7 36 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 16 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 15 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.23%) PMO
12 10 (0.16%) COBIT
12 10 (0.16%) GAAP
12 10 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.097%) WCAG
15 4 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.065%) PSD2
16 3 (0.049%) Actionable Recommendations
16 3 (0.049%) NIST 800
System Software
1 829 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 687 (11.13%) Docker
3 306 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 208 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 111 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
6 95 (1.54%) vSphere
7 65 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (0.94%) XenApp
9 54 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 47 (0.76%) XenDesktop
11 43 (0.70%) vCloud
12 40 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 24 (0.39%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.32%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.32%) VirtualBox
16 18 (0.29%) HDFS
16 18 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 651 (10.55%) Ansible
2 549 (8.90%) Puppet
3 468 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
4 308 (4.99%) Kubernetes
5 306 (4.96%) Terraform
6 260 (4.21%) SCCM
7 141 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 91 (1.47%) SCOM
9 88 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
10 75 (1.22%) Nagios
11 70 (1.13%) Packer
12 61 (0.99%) Salt
13 57 (0.92%) FortiGate
14 34 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
14 34 (0.55%) logstash
14 34 (0.55%) WSUS
15 33 (0.53%) HP ALM
16 31 (0.50%) Kibana
17 26 (0.42%) Mesos
17 26 (0.42%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,966 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 564 (9.14%) VMware
3 485 (7.86%) Oracle
4 381 (6.17%) Google
5 282 (4.57%) Cisco
6 196 (3.18%) Citrix
7 175 (2.84%) Red Hat
8 137 (2.22%) SAP
9 126 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 120 (1.94%) HP
11 115 (1.86%) Splunk
12 95 (1.54%) Tableau
13 94 (1.52%) IBM
14 79 (1.28%) McAfee
15 78 (1.26%) Sitecore
16 66 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
17 62 (1.00%) F5
18 59 (0.96%) Fortinet
18 59 (0.96%) Xamarin
19 55 (0.89%) Aruba