Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 65 207
Rank change year-on-year +21 +142 +133
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4292 3254 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.70% 3.33% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.69% 28.70% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3018 2266 843
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.72%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 11
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.58 £30.19
90th Percentile £67.48 £47.54 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +122.86%

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 14457 11337 6905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.82% 11.61% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10034 7851 4648
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 165 105
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.82
% change year-on-year +11.11% -17.51% +22.93%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +19 2287 £500 +5.26% 267
South East +16 788 £450 - 117
Midlands +8 479 £450 +5.88% 74
West Midlands +15 329 £450 +12.36% 37
North of England +42 306 £421 -1.00% 112
East of England +30 234 £463 +19.35% 30
South West +9 194 £400 -11.11% 38
North West +48 168 £425 -5.56% 52
East Midlands +24 150 £423 -23.87% 37
Yorkshire -18 94 £433 -8.71% 44
North East +72 45 £375 +7.14% 16
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1718 (40.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1534 (35.74%) Microsoft
3 1297 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1112 (25.91%) Windows
5 1098 (25.58%) .NET
6 931 (21.69%) DevOps
7 910 (21.20%) C#
8 806 (18.78%) SQL Server
9 802 (18.69%) SQL
10 737 (17.17%) Active Directory
11 735 (17.12%) Office 365
12 657 (15.31%) Finance
13 641 (14.93%) PowerShell
14 617 (14.38%) TDD
15 609 (14.19%) Migration
16 599 (13.96%) Linux
17 580 (13.51%) JavaScript
18 532 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
19 513 (11.95%) Java
20 509 (11.86%) MVC
21 477 (11.11%) Windows Server
22 473 (11.02%) Ansible
23 466 (10.86%) PaaS
24 453 (10.55%) IaaS
25 445 (10.37%) Scrum
26 435 (10.14%) Git (software)
27 426 (9.93%) VMware
27 426 (9.93%) ASP.NET
28 383 (8.92%) Docker
29 379 (8.83%) Opscode Chef

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
1 271 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 238 (5.55%) OpenStack
3 193 (4.50%) MS Exchange
4 140 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
5 132 (3.08%) IIS
6 129 (3.01%) Skype for Business
7 117 (2.73%) Tomcat
8 115 (2.68%) Confluence
9 94 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 90 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
11 88 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 88 (2.05%) WebSphere
12 80 (1.86%) WebLogic
13 79 (1.84%) CMS
14 69 (1.61%) Apache Spark
15 65 (1.51%) Apache
16 44 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
17 39 (0.91%) nginx
18 32 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
19 31 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 121 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (0.37%) HipChat
5 15 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.093%) InVision
8 4 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.047%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.047%) SPSS
11 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.023%) Simulink
11 1 (0.023%) Stata
Business Applications
1 110 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.14%) iTrent
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.093%) Lawson
10 3 (0.070%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.070%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.070%) Sprinklr
10 3 (0.070%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.047%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.023%) Adobe Campaign
12 1 (0.023%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1718 (40.03%) Amazon AWS
2 735 (17.12%) Office 365
3 466 (10.86%) PaaS
4 453 (10.55%) IaaS
5 343 (7.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 223 (5.20%) SaaS
7 149 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 121 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 95 (2.21%) GitHub
10 91 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
11 90 (2.10%) OpenShift
12 70 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 44 (1.03%) OneDrive
14 40 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
15 38 (0.89%) Serverless
16 34 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
17 29 (0.68%) Heroku
17 29 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
18 21 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
19 19 (0.44%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 310 (7.22%) Firewall
2 228 (5.31%) DNS
3 155 (3.61%) VPN
4 147 (3.42%) WAN
5 127 (2.96%) Skype
6 124 (2.89%) SAN
7 109 (2.54%) LAN
7 109 (2.54%) TCP/IP
8 93 (2.17%) DHCP
9 80 (1.86%) Network Security
10 64 (1.49%) HTTP
11 52 (1.21%) SSL
12 51 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (1.12%) NAS
13 48 (1.12%) Wireless
14 43 (1.00%) Internet
15 42 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (0.91%) MPLS
17 38 (0.89%) VLAN
18 27 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 806 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 323 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 192 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 177 (4.12%) MySQL
5 170 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 160 (3.73%) Big Data
7 148 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 146 (3.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 144 (3.36%) Power BI
10 136 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 135 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 131 (3.05%) MongoDB
13 124 (2.89%) Hadoop
14 113 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
15 106 (2.47%) Relational Database
16 92 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 77 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 69 (1.61%) Data Lake
19 66 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 58 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 435 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 340 (7.92%) Jenkins
3 274 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 266 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 240 (5.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 201 (4.68%) Visual Studio
7 187 (4.36%) JIRA
8 144 (3.36%) NUnit
9 126 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 86 (2.00%) Subversion
11 84 (1.96%) Selenium
12 83 (1.93%) MSTest
13 76 (1.77%) Maven
14 65 (1.51%) Bitbucket
15 64 (1.49%) SpecFlow
16 61 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 49 (1.14%) gulp
18 45 (1.05%) Vagrant
19 43 (1.00%) Jasmine
20 41 (0.96%) GitLab
General
1 657 (15.31%) Finance
2 227 (5.29%) Banking
3 149 (3.47%) Retail
4 102 (2.38%) Marketing
5 74 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 71 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 56 (1.30%) Law
8 49 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 35 (0.82%) Advertising
10 31 (0.72%) Electronics
10 31 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 28 (0.65%) Back Office
11 28 (0.65%) Billing
12 27 (0.63%) Legal
13 24 (0.56%) Local Government
14 23 (0.54%) Games
15 22 (0.51%) Spanish Language
16 18 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.37%) Publishing
18 14 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1218 (28.38%) Developer
2 763 (17.78%) Architect
3 472 (11.00%) .NET Developer
4 396 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 393 (9.16%) Consultant
6 317 (7.39%) Azure Engineer
7 276 (6.43%) C# Developer
8 242 (5.64%) Cloud Architect
9 232 (5.41%) Azure Architect
10 210 (4.89%) Azure Developer
11 191 (4.45%) Cloud Engineer
12 186 (4.33%) Java Developer
13 171 (3.98%) Azure Consultant
13 171 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 163 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
15 152 (3.54%) Analyst
16 149 (3.47%) Senior Developer
17 148 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
18 143 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
19 139 (3.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1098 (25.58%) .NET
2 426 (9.93%) ASP.NET
3 371 (8.64%) Web Services
4 355 (8.27%) HTML
5 352 (8.20%) AngularJS
6 327 (7.62%) CSS
7 325 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 250 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 234 (5.45%) REST
10 211 (4.92%) RESTful
11 183 (4.26%) .NET Framework
12 176 (4.10%) HTML5
13 168 (3.91%) Node.js
14 146 (3.40%) React
15 140 (3.26%) jQuery
16 131 (3.05%) JSON
17 130 (3.03%) WCF
18 115 (2.68%) SOAP
19 109 (2.54%) CSS3
20 107 (2.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 261 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 234 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 224 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
5 132 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 117 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 111 (2.59%) Private Cloud
8 101 (2.35%) User Experience
9 94 (2.19%) Mobile App
10 66 (1.54%) Fintech
11 65 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.37%) Management Information System
12 59 (1.37%) Virtual Team
13 46 (1.07%) Replication
14 42 (0.98%) Algorithms
15 41 (0.96%) PKI
16 36 (0.84%) Clustering
17 34 (0.79%) Cloud Native
18 25 (0.58%) Blog
19 18 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1112 (25.91%) Windows
2 599 (13.96%) Linux
3 477 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 239 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (3.75%) Windows 10
6 160 (3.73%) Unix
7 139 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (1.68%) Android
10 66 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 60 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 54 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (1.14%) CentOS
14 33 (0.77%) Solaris
15 32 (0.75%) Ubuntu
16 31 (0.72%) VMS
17 17 (0.40%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
19 15 (0.35%) Mac OS X
20 14 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1297 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
2 931 (21.69%) DevOps
3 617 (14.38%) TDD
4 609 (14.19%) Migration
5 532 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
6 509 (11.86%) MVC
7 445 (10.37%) Scrum
8 345 (8.04%) Microservices
9 300 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
10 263 (6.13%) BDD
11 261 (6.08%) Configuration Management
12 259 (6.03%) Test Automation
13 218 (5.08%) Software Engineering
14 211 (4.92%) SOA
15 208 (4.85%) ITIL
16 202 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 202 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 201 (4.68%) OO
18 188 (4.38%) Analytics
19 179 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 910 (21.20%) C#
2 802 (18.69%) SQL
3 641 (14.93%) PowerShell
4 580 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 513 (11.95%) Java
6 347 (8.08%) Python
7 152 (3.54%) Ruby
8 148 (3.45%) T-SQL
9 104 (2.42%) Bash Shell
10 79 (1.84%) Perl
11 67 (1.56%) TypeScript
12 63 (1.47%) Scala
13 54 (1.26%) Go
14 50 (1.16%) PHP
15 36 (0.84%) R
16 31 (0.72%) C
17 29 (0.68%) C++
17 29 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 27 (0.63%) F#
19 22 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 205 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 205 (4.78%) Security Cleared
2 192 (4.47%) Degree
3 171 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 138 (3.22%) MCSE
5 92 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (1.33%) MCSA
7 56 (1.30%) CISSP
8 50 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 43 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 40 (0.93%) CISM
11 38 (0.89%) CCNP
12 37 (0.86%) CCNA
13 30 (0.70%) CCIE
14 29 (0.68%) MCITP
15 22 (0.51%) DV Cleared
15 22 (0.51%) ISEB
16 20 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.47%) MCP
17 17 (0.40%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (2.59%) QA
2 52 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.12%) GCP
4 41 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 40 (0.93%) GDPR
6 27 (0.63%) COBIT
7 26 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.61%) SLA
8 25 (0.58%) PMO
9 20 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 18 (0.42%) HIPAA
11 16 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
12 14 (0.33%) WCAG
13 10 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.14%) FedRAMP
14 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.14%) WAI
15 5 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
16 2 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.047%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 737 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 383 (8.92%) Docker
3 219 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 126 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (1.10%) vSphere
7 44 (1.03%) XenApp
8 38 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (0.82%) vCloud
10 25 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.40%) Gluster
13 12 (0.28%) DFS Replication
13 12 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.21%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.19%) Xen
16 6 (0.14%) GPFS
16 6 (0.14%) KVM
16 6 (0.14%) UAG
16 6 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 473 (11.02%) Ansible
2 379 (8.83%) Opscode Chef
3 342 (7.97%) Puppet
4 169 (3.94%) SCCM
5 148 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 134 (3.12%) Terraform
7 101 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 88 (2.05%) SCOM
9 34 (0.79%) Nagios
10 31 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (0.61%) FortiGate
11 26 (0.61%) Rancher
12 24 (0.56%) Mesos
13 21 (0.49%) Kibana
14 20 (0.47%) vRealize
15 19 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (0.44%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
16 17 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
16 17 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1534 (35.74%) Microsoft
2 426 (9.93%) VMware
3 291 (6.78%) Oracle
4 200 (4.66%) Cisco
5 174 (4.05%) Google
6 170 (3.96%) Citrix
7 124 (2.89%) Red Hat
8 105 (2.45%) CheckPoint
9 83 (1.93%) HP
10 78 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 77 (1.79%) SAP
12 72 (1.68%) Sitecore
13 70 (1.63%) Splunk
14 64 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
15 56 (1.30%) ServiceNow
16 48 (1.12%) Juniper
16 48 (1.12%) Palo Alto
16 48 (1.12%) Tableau
17 45 (1.05%) Dell
17 45 (1.05%) EMC