Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 25 51
Rank change year-on-year +17 +26 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9,658 6,665 3,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.63% 7.28% 4.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.83% 33.50% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,889 4,781 2,308
England median daily rate £500 £488 £472
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.23% +4.94%
10th Percentile £356 £328 £313
90th Percentile £671 £638 £618
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 19
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -31.58% +13.77%
10th Percentile £24.35 £15.35 £13.70
90th Percentile £79.36 £55.00 £65.45
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.95 £47.50
% change year-on-year +9.56% -32.75% +18.75%

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 23,655 19,893 12,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.49% 21.73% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,321 13,654 8,416
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 274 174
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -3.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.25 £57.13 £59.20
UK median hourly rate £23.08 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.45% - -3.11%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +11 4,813 £525 +2.44% 552
South East +16 1,918 £475 +5.56% 267
North of England +26 1,091 £475 +11.76% 263
Midlands +6 905 £475 +0.26% 191
West Midlands +4 668 £475 - 108
South West +5 619 £469 +7.20% 82
North West +25 564 £475 +9.20% 143
Yorkshire +30 391 £475 +11.76% 95
East of England +21 280 £475 +5.56% 98
East Midlands +13 211 £425 +6.25% 83
North East +23 130 £450 +17.96% 25
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 3,322 (34.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3,282 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 3,110 (32.20%) Microsoft
4 2,901 (30.04%) DevOps
5 2,217 (22.96%) SQL
6 2,164 (22.41%) .NET
7 2,135 (22.11%) C#
8 1,666 (17.25%) Windows
9 1,578 (16.34%) Finance
10 1,517 (15.71%) SQL Server
11 1,471 (15.23%) Active Directory
12 1,339 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 1,313 (13.59%) Docker
14 1,301 (13.47%) PowerShell
15 1,245 (12.89%) Office 365
16 1,241 (12.85%) Migration
17 1,240 (12.84%) Python
18 1,234 (12.78%) Kubernetes
19 1,213 (12.56%) Microservices
20 1,126 (11.66%) Git (software)
21 1,121 (11.61%) Scrum
22 1,116 (11.56%) Java
23 1,030 (10.66%) PaaS
24 1,029 (10.65%) Linux
25 1,009 (10.45%) TDD
26 938 (9.71%) Jenkins
27 911 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
28 879 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
29 878 (9.09%) IaaS
30 857 (8.87%) 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
1 572 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 332 (3.44%) Apache Spark
3 254 (2.63%) Confluence
4 196 (2.03%) Apache
5 193 (2.00%) Skype for Business
6 183 (1.89%) MS Exchange
7 173 (1.79%) IIS
8 157 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
9 131 (1.36%) CMS
10 91 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 78 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 77 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 69 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
14 65 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 58 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 55 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
17 53 (0.55%) Umbraco
18 50 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
19 45 (0.47%) WebLogic
20 36 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 219 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 21 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.083%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.041%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.041%) InVision
10 4 (0.041%) Sketch
11 2 (0.021%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.021%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.021%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.010%) InDesign
12 1 (0.010%) Maya
12 1 (0.010%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 312 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 12 (0.12%) assyst
7 12 (0.12%) Endur
8 9 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.083%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
11 6 (0.062%) Magento
11 6 (0.062%) Relativity
12 5 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 4 (0.041%) Fredhopper
13 4 (0.041%) VisionPLUS
14 3 (0.031%) Maximo
14 3 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
14 3 (0.031%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 3,322 (34.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1,245 (12.89%) Office 365
3 1,030 (10.66%) PaaS
4 911 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 878 (9.09%) IaaS
6 841 (8.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 704 (7.29%) Power Platform
8 488 (5.05%) Serverless
9 466 (4.83%) SaaS
10 343 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
11 324 (3.35%) Azure Data Factory
12 282 (2.92%) GitHub
13 270 (2.80%) Azure Functions
14 185 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
15 181 (1.87%) OpenShift
16 130 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 106 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
18 93 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
19 85 (0.88%) OneDrive
20 79 (0.82%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 555 (5.75%) Firewall
2 461 (4.77%) DNS
3 247 (2.56%) VPN
4 245 (2.54%) WAN
5 208 (2.15%) Skype
6 201 (2.08%) DHCP
7 174 (1.80%) LAN
8 173 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 161 (1.67%) SAN
10 128 (1.33%) Network Security
11 121 (1.25%) Internet
12 99 (1.03%) HTTP
13 87 (0.90%) VLAN
14 76 (0.79%) Wireless
15 68 (0.70%) SSL
16 65 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
17 55 (0.57%) NetScaler
18 53 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
19 51 (0.53%) MPLS
20 50 (0.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,517 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 637 (6.60%) Power BI
3 610 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
4 532 (5.51%) Big Data
5 526 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 507 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 432 (4.47%) NoSQL
8 389 (4.03%) Data Lake
9 299 (3.10%) Hadoop
10 293 (3.03%) MongoDB
11 266 (2.75%) Cosmos DB
12 256 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 250 (2.59%) MySQL
14 220 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 219 (2.27%) Relational Database
16 203 (2.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 192 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
18 131 (1.36%) Redis
19 115 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
20 108 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,126 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 938 (9.71%) Jenkins
3 690 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 526 (5.45%) JIRA
5 431 (4.46%) Visual Studio
6 311 (3.22%) TeamCity
7 282 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 249 (2.58%) Selenium
9 235 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 185 (1.92%) Maven
11 173 (1.79%) SpecFlow
12 164 (1.70%) Cucumber
13 148 (1.53%) GitLab
14 126 (1.30%) SonarQube
15 117 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
16 105 (1.09%) Bitbucket
16 105 (1.09%) Mockito
17 99 (1.03%) JUnit
18 96 (0.99%) JMeter
19 95 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 1,578 (16.34%) Finance
2 323 (3.34%) Banking
3 298 (3.09%) Retail
4 140 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 135 (1.40%) Legal
6 126 (1.30%) Law
7 116 (1.20%) Marketing
8 95 (0.98%) Front Office
9 83 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 79 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 68 (0.70%) Advertising
12 65 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 60 (0.62%) Games
14 51 (0.53%) Electronics
15 47 (0.49%) Billing
16 38 (0.39%) Publishing
17 36 (0.37%) Back Office
18 26 (0.27%) Local Government
19 22 (0.23%) Retail Banking
20 17 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,650 (27.44%) Developer
2 1,744 (18.06%) Architect
3 1,079 (11.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 893 (9.25%) Azure Engineer
5 814 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 581 (6.02%) Azure DevOps
7 550 (5.69%) Consultant
8 534 (5.53%) Azure Architect
9 509 (5.27%) C# Developer
10 457 (4.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 456 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
12 434 (4.49%) Azure Developer
13 403 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
14 388 (4.02%) Analyst
15 378 (3.91%) Senior Developer
16 368 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 360 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
18 344 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
19 337 (3.49%) Technical Architect
20 325 (3.37%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,164 (22.41%) .NET
2 835 (8.65%) AngularJS
3 696 (7.21%) HTML
4 659 (6.82%) .NET Core
5 647 (6.70%) ASP.NET
6 642 (6.65%) CSS
6 642 (6.65%) Web Services
7 634 (6.56%) Node.js
8 603 (6.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 546 (5.65%) RESTful
10 498 (5.16%) REST
11 474 (4.91%) React
12 473 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 455 (4.71%) JSON
14 318 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 288 (2.98%) Kafka
16 271 (2.81%) HTML5
17 250 (2.59%) jQuery
18 243 (2.52%) XML
19 226 (2.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 456 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 443 (4.59%) Public Cloud
3 425 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 392 (4.06%) Data Centre
5 206 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 205 (2.12%) User Experience
7 193 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 159 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 140 (1.45%) Cloud Native
10 114 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
11 109 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 104 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 95 (0.98%) Clustering
14 91 (0.94%) Replication
15 88 (0.91%) PKI
16 84 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 82 (0.85%) Algorithms
18 74 (0.77%) Data Structures
19 57 (0.59%) Virtual Team
20 52 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,666 (17.25%) Windows
2 1,029 (10.65%) Linux
3 627 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 361 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 280 (2.90%) Unix
6 223 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 182 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 147 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 135 (1.40%) Android
9 135 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 102 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 99 (1.03%) Windows 7
12 83 (0.86%) CentOS
13 55 (0.57%) Solaris
13 55 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 55 (0.57%) VMS
14 41 (0.42%) AIX
15 37 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,282 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,901 (30.04%) DevOps
3 1,241 (12.85%) Migration
4 1,213 (12.56%) Microservices
5 1,121 (11.61%) Scrum
6 1,009 (10.45%) TDD
7 879 (9.10%) Continuous Integration
8 857 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
9 790 (8.18%) Test Automation
10 693 (7.18%) Analytics
11 623 (6.45%) MVC
12 582 (6.03%) BDD
13 509 (5.27%) Problem-Solving
14 457 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 456 (4.72%) ETL
16 433 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
17 431 (4.46%) Software Engineering
18 415 (4.30%) Kanban
19 410 (4.25%) ITIL
19 410 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,217 (22.96%) SQL
2 2,135 (22.11%) C#
3 1,339 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 1,301 (13.47%) PowerShell
5 1,240 (12.84%) Python
6 1,116 (11.56%) Java
7 344 (3.56%) T-SQL
8 315 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 296 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 240 (2.48%) Ruby
11 173 (1.79%) Go
12 168 (1.74%) Java 8
13 163 (1.69%) Scala
14 131 (1.36%) C++
14 131 (1.36%) ES6
15 118 (1.22%) Perl
15 118 (1.22%) R
16 100 (1.04%) Shell Script
17 91 (0.94%) PHP
18 80 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 662 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 485 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 294 (3.04%) Degree
4 193 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 140 (1.45%) CISSP
6 125 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (1.22%) MCSE
8 95 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 78 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 72 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 69 (0.71%) CISM
12 58 (0.60%) CCNA
12 58 (0.60%) CCNP
13 55 (0.57%) MCSA
14 49 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
15 45 (0.47%) ISEB
16 37 (0.38%) ISTQB
17 36 (0.37%) AWS Certification
18 35 (0.36%) CISA
19 33 (0.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (3.00%) QA
2 132 (1.37%) GDPR
3 103 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 77 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 74 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 72 (0.75%) SLA
7 55 (0.57%) NIST
8 30 (0.31%) NCSC
9 29 (0.30%) PMO
10 27 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 21 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 18 (0.19%) WCAG
13 15 (0.16%) COBIT
14 14 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.083%) NIST 800
16 7 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 7 (0.072%) PSD2
17 6 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
18 5 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,471 (15.23%) Active Directory
2 1,313 (13.59%) Docker
3 387 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 290 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 216 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 110 (1.14%) XenApp
7 91 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 90 (0.93%) vSphere
9 78 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 68 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (0.37%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.33%) HDFS
13 31 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 25 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 25 (0.26%) vCloud
14 25 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
15 19 (0.20%) NFS
16 18 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
17 15 (0.16%) BitLocker
18 14 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,234 (12.78%) Kubernetes
2 805 (8.34%) Ansible
3 784 (8.12%) Terraform
4 511 (5.29%) Puppet
5 428 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
6 399 (4.13%) SCCM
7 265 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 137 (1.42%) SCOM
9 131 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
10 66 (0.68%) Prometheus
11 60 (0.62%) Salt
12 49 (0.51%) Kibana
12 49 (0.51%) Packer
13 42 (0.43%) WSUS
14 41 (0.42%) Grafana
15 36 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
16 34 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 34 (0.35%) vCenter Server
16 34 (0.35%) vRealize
17 30 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3,110 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 764 (7.91%) Google
3 733 (7.59%) VMware
4 466 (4.83%) Oracle
5 321 (3.32%) Cisco
6 298 (3.09%) Citrix
7 213 (2.21%) Databricks
8 195 (2.02%) SAP
9 174 (1.80%) Splunk
10 152 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 140 (1.45%) Dell
12 129 (1.34%) IBM
12 129 (1.34%) ServiceNow
13 125 (1.29%) Tableau
14 123 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
15 122 (1.26%) NetApp
16 102 (1.06%) EMC
17 98 (1.01%) CheckPoint
17 98 (1.01%) HP
18 83 (0.86%) F5