Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 49 78
Rank change year-on-year +29 +29 +162
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7,272 3,711 2,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.65% 4.23% 2.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.01% 29.50% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,220 2,505 1,967
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +10.84%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £619 £607
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 20
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%
10th Percentile £13.64 £14.63 £20.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.80 £85.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 20,193 12,578 10,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.25% 14.34% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,918 8,606 7,103
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.22%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £293
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 184 149
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.81 £11.62
90th Percentile £73.25 £62.93 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +29 3,770 £513 +2.50% 785
South East +30 1,313 £450 -5.26% 343
Midlands +24 752 £450 +1.41% 206
North of England +34 722 £414 +3.44% 370
West Midlands +18 541 £475 +3.26% 136
South West +54 483 £438 +21.53% 127
North West +53 351 £433 +15.33% 189
Yorkshire +33 271 £423 -0.59% 134
East of England +10 234 £450 - 115
East Midlands +42 209 £400 +23.08% 70
North East +1 99 £375 -6.25% 47
South Coast - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 2,756 (37.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2,670 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
3 2,362 (32.48%) Microsoft
4 1,921 (26.42%) .NET
5 1,726 (23.73%) C#
6 1,692 (23.27%) DevOps
7 1,566 (21.53%) Windows
8 1,508 (20.74%) SQL
9 1,334 (18.34%) SQL Server
10 1,151 (15.83%) JavaScript
11 1,100 (15.13%) TDD
12 1,053 (14.48%) Finance
13 1,018 (14.00%) Active Directory
14 1,009 (13.88%) Office 365
15 996 (13.70%) Linux
16 965 (13.27%) Migration
17 960 (13.20%) PowerShell
18 914 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
19 888 (12.21%) Java
20 846 (11.63%) Docker
21 827 (11.37%) Scrum
22 802 (11.03%) Git (software)
23 778 (10.70%) Python
24 775 (10.66%) ASP.NET
25 755 (10.38%) MVC
26 724 (9.96%) AngularJS
27 712 (9.79%) PaaS
28 695 (9.56%) VMware
29 694 (9.54%) Jenkins
30 692 (9.52%) Microservices

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
1 391 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 206 (2.83%) Apache Spark
3 184 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 167 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 158 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 149 (2.05%) Apache
7 146 (2.01%) Skype for Business
8 143 (1.97%) MS Exchange
9 132 (1.82%) CMS
10 128 (1.76%) WebSphere
11 124 (1.71%) IIS
12 123 (1.69%) Confluence
13 120 (1.65%) WebLogic
14 92 (1.27%) NServiceBus
15 82 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
16 63 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 56 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
18 54 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
19 52 (0.72%) nginx
20 42 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 173 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 9 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (0.096%) SPSS
9 5 (0.069%) HipChat
9 5 (0.069%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.041%) InVision
10 3 (0.041%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.041%) Simulink
11 2 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.028%) Stata
12 1 (0.014%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 123 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 29 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.096%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.069%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.055%) Magento
8 4 (0.055%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.041%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.041%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.041%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.028%) Concordance
10 2 (0.028%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.028%) Relativity
10 2 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.028%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,756 (37.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1,009 (13.88%) Office 365
3 712 (9.79%) PaaS
4 576 (7.92%) IaaS
5 428 (5.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 415 (5.71%) SaaS
7 389 (5.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 245 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
9 180 (2.48%) GitHub
10 178 (2.45%) Serverless
11 164 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
12 149 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 105 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
14 84 (1.16%) OneDrive
15 66 (0.91%) npm
16 64 (0.88%) Datadog
17 55 (0.76%) Yammer
18 54 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
19 46 (0.63%) OpenShift
20 45 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 424 (5.83%) Firewall
2 278 (3.82%) DNS
3 244 (3.36%) VPN
4 188 (2.59%) WAN
5 175 (2.41%) Skype
6 142 (1.95%) DHCP
7 141 (1.94%) LAN
8 139 (1.91%) SAN
9 134 (1.84%) Network Security
10 123 (1.69%) HTTP
11 111 (1.53%) TCP/IP
12 90 (1.24%) Wireless
13 78 (1.07%) SSL
14 71 (0.98%) Internet
15 70 (0.96%) MPLS
16 59 (0.81%) NAS
17 55 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
17 55 (0.76%) NetScaler
18 40 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
19 39 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,334 (18.34%) SQL Server
2 450 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 380 (5.23%) Big Data
4 372 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
5 351 (4.83%) Power BI
6 293 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 274 (3.77%) MySQL
8 266 (3.66%) Hadoop
9 250 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
10 245 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
11 242 (3.33%) MongoDB
12 233 (3.20%) Relational Database
13 228 (3.14%) Data Lake
14 200 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 178 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
16 167 (2.30%) Cosmos DB
16 167 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
17 160 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 110 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
19 101 (1.39%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 802 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 694 (9.54%) Jenkins
3 426 (5.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 371 (5.10%) TeamCity
5 370 (5.09%) Visual Studio
6 363 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 294 (4.04%) JIRA
8 292 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
9 231 (3.18%) Selenium
10 213 (2.93%) NUnit
11 150 (2.06%) Subversion
12 148 (2.04%) Maven
13 140 (1.93%) MSTest
14 130 (1.79%) SpecFlow
15 105 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 92 (1.27%) Bitbucket
17 85 (1.17%) Cucumber
17 85 (1.17%) GitLab
18 80 (1.10%) webpack
19 79 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,053 (14.48%) Finance
2 257 (3.53%) Banking
3 239 (3.29%) Retail
4 123 (1.69%) Law
5 92 (1.27%) Legal
6 78 (1.07%) Marketing
7 64 (0.88%) Advertising
8 63 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 51 (0.70%) Back Office
10 45 (0.62%) Front Office
11 41 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.54%) Games
13 35 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.41%) Local Government
15 29 (0.40%) Publishing
16 23 (0.32%) Automotive
16 23 (0.32%) Investment Banking
17 18 (0.25%) Billing
18 15 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,248 (30.91%) Developer
2 1,258 (17.30%) Architect
3 861 (11.84%) .NET Developer
4 731 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 552 (7.59%) C# Developer
6 523 (7.19%) Azure Engineer
7 483 (6.64%) Consultant
8 389 (5.35%) Azure Architect
9 380 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
10 375 (5.16%) Azure Developer
11 371 (5.10%) Senior Developer
12 333 (4.58%) Cloud Architect
13 313 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
14 290 (3.99%) Azure DevOps
15 282 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
16 265 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 256 (3.52%) Analyst
18 244 (3.36%) Project Manager
19 217 (2.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
20 203 (2.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,921 (26.42%) .NET
2 775 (10.66%) ASP.NET
3 724 (9.96%) AngularJS
4 628 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 628 (8.64%) HTML
5 596 (8.20%) Web Services
6 562 (7.73%) CSS
7 507 (6.97%) REST
8 445 (6.12%) Node.js
9 434 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 394 (5.42%) React
11 351 (4.83%) JSON
12 347 (4.77%) .NET Framework
13 337 (4.63%) RESTful
14 322 (4.43%) .NET Core
15 254 (3.49%) HTML5
16 240 (3.30%) jQuery
17 225 (3.09%) WCF
18 204 (2.81%) XML
19 182 (2.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 392 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 385 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 332 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 309 (4.25%) Public Cloud
5 221 (3.04%) User Experience
6 192 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 185 (2.54%) Fintech
8 164 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 158 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 156 (2.15%) Private Cloud
11 141 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 90 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 84 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 80 (1.10%) PKI
15 68 (0.94%) Clustering
16 65 (0.89%) Algorithms
17 51 (0.70%) Cloud Native
17 51 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 51 (0.70%) Replication
18 42 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,566 (21.53%) Windows
2 996 (13.70%) Linux
3 617 (8.48%) Windows Server
4 285 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 246 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 236 (3.25%) Unix
7 217 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 175 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 153 (2.10%) Apple iOS
10 147 (2.02%) Android
11 91 (1.25%) CentOS
12 90 (1.24%) Windows 7
13 61 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 40 (0.55%) Mac OS
15 39 (0.54%) Solaris
16 37 (0.51%) AIX
17 31 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (0.39%) DC/OS
18 28 (0.39%) VMS
19 25 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,670 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,692 (23.27%) DevOps
3 1,100 (15.13%) TDD
4 965 (13.27%) Migration
5 914 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
6 827 (11.37%) Scrum
7 755 (10.38%) MVC
8 692 (9.52%) Microservices
9 592 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
10 517 (7.11%) Test Automation
11 508 (6.99%) Analytics
12 505 (6.94%) BDD
13 380 (5.23%) Configuration Management
14 378 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
15 376 (5.17%) ITIL
16 371 (5.10%) Open Source
17 353 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 333 (4.58%) OO
19 330 (4.54%) SOA
20 328 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,726 (23.73%) C#
2 1,508 (20.74%) SQL
3 1,151 (15.83%) JavaScript
4 960 (13.20%) PowerShell
5 888 (12.21%) Java
6 778 (10.70%) Python
7 268 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 237 (3.26%) Ruby
9 221 (3.04%) Bash Shell
10 209 (2.87%) TypeScript
11 181 (2.49%) Perl
12 137 (1.88%) Scala
13 134 (1.84%) Go
14 109 (1.50%) Java 8
15 105 (1.44%) C++
16 103 (1.42%) PHP
17 97 (1.33%) C
18 95 (1.31%) R
19 80 (1.10%) ES6
20 79 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 612 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 478 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 345 (4.74%) Degree
4 188 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 114 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 110 (1.51%) MCSE
7 81 (1.11%) CISSP
8 76 (1.05%) CCNP
9 72 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 63 (0.87%) ISEB
11 55 (0.76%) CISM
12 52 (0.72%) MCSA
13 47 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
14 41 (0.56%) DV Cleared
15 40 (0.55%) AWS Certification
16 38 (0.52%) CCNA
17 37 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
17 37 (0.51%) MCITP
18 31 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
19 28 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (2.26%) QA
2 145 (1.99%) GCP
3 98 (1.35%) GDPR
4 80 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 76 (1.05%) SLA
6 57 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 53 (0.73%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.34%) PMO
9 22 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.19%) COBIT
11 13 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 10 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 9 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 7 (0.096%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.069%) WCAG
16 4 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
16 4 (0.055%) ISO 9001
17 2 (0.028%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 2 (0.028%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 1,018 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 846 (11.63%) Docker
3 426 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 270 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 147 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 122 (1.68%) vSphere
7 103 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 92 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 81 (1.11%) XenApp
10 66 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 32 (0.44%) VMware NSX
12 30 (0.41%) VirtualBox
13 27 (0.37%) vCloud
14 26 (0.36%) HDFS
15 24 (0.33%) Apache Flume
15 24 (0.33%) NFS
16 22 (0.30%) BitLocker
16 22 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
17 21 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
18 14 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 685 (9.42%) Ansible
2 577 (7.93%) Puppet
3 471 (6.48%) Kubernetes
3 471 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
4 423 (5.82%) Terraform
5 327 (4.50%) SCCM
6 215 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 121 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
8 91 (1.25%) Packer
9 86 (1.18%) SCOM
10 85 (1.17%) Nagios
11 72 (0.99%) Salt
12 61 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
13 59 (0.81%) WSUS
14 44 (0.61%) FortiGate
14 44 (0.61%) Kibana
15 42 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 32 (0.44%) logstash
17 31 (0.43%) HP ALM
18 27 (0.37%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2,362 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 695 (9.56%) VMware
3 555 (7.63%) Oracle
4 433 (5.95%) Google
5 310 (4.26%) Cisco
6 248 (3.41%) Citrix
7 198 (2.72%) Red Hat
8 161 (2.21%) Splunk
9 154 (2.12%) SAP
10 132 (1.82%) HP
11 122 (1.68%) IBM
12 116 (1.60%) Sitecore
13 104 (1.43%) CheckPoint
14 99 (1.36%) Tableau
15 87 (1.20%) New Relic
16 79 (1.09%) McAfee
17 73 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
18 59 (0.81%) Xamarin
19 57 (0.78%) Atlassian
19 57 (0.78%) NetApp