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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 81 228
Rank change year-on-year +32 +147  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1786 1348 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.14% 2.77% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.66% 27.32% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 945 308
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% +11.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £30.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.10 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6021 4935 3257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 10.13% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4099 3507 2136
Median daily rate £475 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 64 65
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 931 £500 +5.26% 251
South East +15 314 £475 +2.15% 135
West Midlands +15 123 £460 +10.84% 52
East of England +30 115 £450 +9.02% 42
South West +7 97 £400 - 42
North West +63 85 £375 -12.79% 61
Yorkshire +12 52 £380 -5.11% 36
East Midlands +3 50 £423 -29.58% 20
North East +75 21 £350 +1.74% 7
Midlands +1 2 £300 -38.46% 72
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1383 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1340 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 1121 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
4 957 (27.86%) Windows
5 819 (23.84%) .NET
6 787 (22.91%) DevOps
7 724 (21.08%) SQL Server
8 692 (20.15%) SQL
9 668 (19.45%) C#
10 640 (18.63%) Office 365
11 595 (17.32%) Active Directory
12 542 (15.78%) Linux
13 523 (15.23%) Finance
14 509 (14.82%) PowerShell
15 499 (14.53%) Migration
16 451 (13.13%) JavaScript
17 449 (13.07%) TDD
18 407 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
19 401 (11.67%) MVC
20 386 (11.24%) Windows Server
21 380 (11.06%) Java
22 379 (11.03%) VMware
23 373 (10.86%) Git (software)
24 363 (10.57%) Ansible
25 347 (10.10%) IaaS
26 346 (10.07%) ASP.NET
27 343 (9.99%) PaaS
28 338 (9.84%) Scrum
29 313 (9.11%) Web Services
30 308 (8.97%) Business Intelligence

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
1 305 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 156 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
3 154 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 146 (4.25%) OpenStack
5 145 (4.22%) IIS
6 143 (4.16%) Confluence
7 142 (4.13%) Skype for Business
8 99 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 92 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 87 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 83 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
12 79 (2.30%) WebLogic
13 72 (2.10%) Tomcat
14 58 (1.69%) WebSphere
15 53 (1.54%) CMS
16 52 (1.51%) Apache Spark
17 49 (1.43%) Apache
18 43 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
19 37 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
20 26 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 107 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.17%) HipChat
9 5 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.058%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.058%) SPSS
12 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 155 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.12%) Unica
8 3 (0.087%) iTrent
8 3 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.058%) Magento
9 2 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.058%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.058%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.058%) Sprinklr
9 2 (0.058%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.029%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1383 (40.26%) Amazon AWS
2 640 (18.63%) Office 365
3 347 (10.10%) IaaS
4 343 (9.99%) PaaS
5 245 (7.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 130 (3.78%) SaaS
7 107 (3.11%) GitHub
8 89 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 62 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
11 58 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 55 (1.60%) OpenShift
13 50 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
14 48 (1.40%) OneDrive
15 45 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
16 39 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
17 33 (0.96%) Yammer
18 31 (0.90%) Amazon S3
19 25 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 24 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 260 (7.57%) Firewall
2 182 (5.30%) DNS
3 137 (3.99%) WAN
4 127 (3.70%) VPN
5 110 (3.20%) LAN
6 108 (3.14%) Skype
7 91 (2.65%) HTTP
8 85 (2.47%) SAN
9 73 (2.13%) Network Security
9 73 (2.13%) TCP/IP
10 70 (2.04%) DHCP
11 56 (1.63%) SSL
12 45 (1.31%) MPLS
13 44 (1.28%) Internet
14 33 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (0.93%) BGP
15 32 (0.93%) Wireless
16 30 (0.87%) VLAN
17 29 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 724 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 218 (6.35%) NoSQL
3 168 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
5 145 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 139 (4.05%) Power BI
7 136 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
8 124 (3.61%) MongoDB
9 114 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
10 113 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 112 (3.26%) Big Data
12 104 (3.03%) Hadoop
13 103 (3.00%) MySQL
14 101 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 84 (2.45%) Relational Database
16 76 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 71 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
18 70 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
19 58 (1.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 51 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 373 (10.86%) Git (software)
2 295 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 263 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 229 (6.67%) JIRA
5 162 (4.72%) TeamCity
6 150 (4.37%) Visual Studio
7 140 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 97 (2.82%) Selenium
9 60 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 58 (1.69%) GitLab
10 58 (1.69%) NUnit
10 58 (1.69%) Subversion
11 57 (1.66%) SpecFlow
12 53 (1.54%) Bitbucket
13 51 (1.48%) Maven
14 47 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
15 46 (1.34%) Cucumber
15 46 (1.34%) MSTest
16 40 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 31 (0.90%) SoapUI
General
1 523 (15.23%) Finance
2 148 (4.31%) Banking
3 134 (3.90%) Retail
4 84 (2.45%) Marketing
5 61 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 43 (1.25%) Legal
7 40 (1.16%) Advertising
8 38 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 30 (0.87%) Electronics
10 26 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 23 (0.67%) Law
12 22 (0.64%) Local Government
13 21 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.55%) Billing
15 18 (0.52%) Publishing
16 14 (0.41%) Front Office
17 13 (0.38%) Back Office
17 13 (0.38%) Military
18 11 (0.32%) Games
19 9 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 895 (26.06%) Developer
2 677 (19.71%) Architect
3 354 (10.31%) .NET Developer
4 344 (10.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 301 (8.76%) Consultant
6 252 (7.34%) Azure Engineer
7 225 (6.55%) C# Developer
8 218 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
9 184 (5.36%) Azure Architect
10 182 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
11 176 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
12 162 (4.72%) Azure Developer
13 146 (4.25%) C# .NET Developer
14 138 (4.02%) Azure Consultant
15 123 (3.58%) Technical Architect
16 122 (3.55%) Project Manager
17 121 (3.52%) Azure DevOps
18 104 (3.03%) Senior Developer
19 102 (2.97%) Analyst
19 102 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 819 (23.84%) .NET
2 346 (10.07%) ASP.NET
3 313 (9.11%) Web Services
4 294 (8.56%) AngularJS
5 288 (8.38%) HTML
6 260 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 260 (7.57%) CSS
7 187 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 164 (4.77%) REST
9 144 (4.19%) .NET Framework
10 135 (3.93%) HTML5
11 131 (3.81%) Node.js
12 129 (3.76%) WCF
13 114 (3.32%) jQuery
14 113 (3.29%) RESTful
15 102 (2.97%) XML
16 101 (2.94%) Entity Framework
17 95 (2.77%) JSON
18 85 (2.47%) React
19 81 (2.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 233 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (5.82%) Data Centre
3 188 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 134 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 120 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 105 (3.06%) Private Cloud
7 95 (2.77%) User Experience
8 75 (2.18%) Mobile App
9 62 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 60 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 52 (1.51%) Cloud Native
12 42 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (1.19%) Replication
14 35 (1.02%) Clustering
15 31 (0.90%) Blog
15 31 (0.90%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.82%) Fintech
17 23 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 23 (0.67%) PKI
18 18 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 957 (27.86%) Windows
2 542 (15.78%) Linux
3 386 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 226 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (4.31%) Unix
5 148 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (3.84%) Windows 10
7 114 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (2.01%) CentOS
10 50 (1.46%) Android
11 49 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 47 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 43 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 31 (0.90%) Solaris
15 16 (0.47%) VMS
16 15 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.38%) AIX
18 11 (0.32%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1121 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (22.91%) DevOps
3 499 (14.53%) Migration
4 449 (13.07%) TDD
5 407 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
6 401 (11.67%) MVC
7 338 (9.84%) Scrum
8 308 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
9 242 (7.05%) Microservices
10 212 (6.17%) Configuration Management
11 208 (6.06%) BDD
12 207 (6.03%) ITIL
13 202 (5.88%) Test Automation
14 184 (5.36%) CRM
15 170 (4.95%) Project Management
16 167 (4.86%) Analytics
17 162 (4.72%) SOA
18 155 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 153 (4.45%) Open Source
20 150 (4.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 692 (20.15%) SQL
2 668 (19.45%) C#
3 509 (14.82%) PowerShell
4 451 (13.13%) JavaScript
5 380 (11.06%) Java
6 294 (8.56%) Python
7 191 (5.56%) Ruby
8 144 (4.19%) T-SQL
9 101 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 78 (2.27%) Perl
11 69 (2.01%) Scala
12 66 (1.92%) PHP
13 47 (1.37%) TypeScript
14 41 (1.19%) Go
15 38 (1.11%) VB
16 33 (0.96%) C
17 27 (0.79%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.73%) R
19 22 (0.64%) C++
20 21 (0.61%) F#
Qualifications
1 242 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 206 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 153 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 123 (3.58%) Degree
5 110 (3.20%) MCSE
6 78 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (1.05%) CISSP
8 33 (0.96%) CCIE
8 33 (0.96%) MCITP
9 31 (0.90%) CCNA
9 31 (0.90%) CISM
9 31 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (0.84%) MCSA
11 26 (0.76%) ISEB
12 24 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.70%) MCP
12 24 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.67%) CCNP
13 23 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (2.62%) QA
2 50 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.76%) COBIT
4 26 (0.76%) GDPR
5 24 (0.70%) SLA
6 21 (0.61%) PMO
7 11 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.23%) FedRAMP
8 8 (0.23%) WCAG
9 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.12%) GCP
11 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.058%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.058%) PMBOK
System Software
1 595 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 307 (8.94%) Docker
3 185 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 160 (4.66%) Hyper-V
5 83 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (1.60%) vSphere
7 29 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.70%) XenApp
9 23 (0.67%) vCloud
10 16 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.29%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.26%) LXC
13 9 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.23%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.23%) Gluster
14 8 (0.23%) Xen
15 6 (0.17%) Samba
15 6 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 363 (10.57%) Ansible
2 291 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
3 277 (8.06%) Puppet
4 130 (3.78%) SCCM
5 116 (3.38%) Terraform
6 101 (2.94%) SCOM
7 88 (2.56%) Kubernetes
8 65 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
9 42 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 38 (1.11%) Kibana
11 33 (0.96%) Dollar Universe
12 29 (0.84%) vRealize
13 25 (0.73%) logstash
14 23 (0.67%) Consul
15 22 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
15 22 (0.64%) Nagios
16 19 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 19 (0.55%) ZABBIX
17 18 (0.52%) FortiGate
17 18 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 1340 (39.01%) Microsoft
2 379 (11.03%) VMware
3 262 (7.63%) Oracle
4 185 (5.39%) Cisco
5 138 (4.02%) Red Hat
6 129 (3.76%) Google
7 110 (3.20%) Citrix
8 94 (2.74%) SAP
9 93 (2.71%) HP
10 88 (2.56%) Splunk
11 80 (2.33%) Atlassian
12 68 (1.98%) CheckPoint
13 55 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.51%) Juniper
15 48 (1.40%) Palo Alto
15 48 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
16 44 (1.28%) IBM
17 42 (1.22%) TIBCO
18 41 (1.19%) F5
19 40 (1.16%) AppDynamics
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Norton Blake
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Several Roles
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 - £451 per day
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Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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London
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West Yorkshire
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South West
Venn Group
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
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London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Hampshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
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