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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
UK / England
Rank 48 105 231
Rank change year-on-year +57 +126  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1649 1078 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.00% 2.22% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.89% 27.13% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 753 304
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £36.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.31% +42.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 5339 3974 2493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.94% 8.17% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 2778 1619
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 March 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 +52 903 £500 +5.26% 237
South East +15 259 £450 - 107
West Midlands +20 115 £450 +12.50% 41
Yorkshire +31 77 £428 +22.14% 50
South West +32 71 £370 -1.33% 54
East of England +14 69 £400 -5.88% 33
North East +49 66 £401 +19.77% 8
North West +23 51 £450 +4.65% 57
East Midlands +11 26 £400 -3.03% 20
Midlands +12 7 £300 -40.00%
Microsoft Azure
UK

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1417 (41.90%) Microsoft
2 1291 (38.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1067 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
4 942 (27.85%) Windows
5 836 (24.72%) .NET
6 757 (22.38%) SQL Server
7 733 (21.67%) DevOps
8 701 (20.73%) C#
9 676 (19.99%) SQL
10 606 (17.92%) Office 365
11 580 (17.15%) Active Directory
12 504 (14.90%) Linux
12 504 (14.90%) Migration
13 483 (14.28%) PowerShell
14 469 (13.87%) JavaScript
15 440 (13.01%) Finance
16 415 (12.27%) VMware
17 402 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
18 400 (11.83%) TDD
19 399 (11.80%) Git (software)
20 392 (11.59%) IaaS
21 388 (11.47%) Web Services
22 384 (11.35%) Windows Server
23 374 (11.06%) ASP.NET
24 371 (10.97%) MS Excel
25 366 (10.82%) MVC
26 353 (10.44%) SharePoint
27 350 (10.35%) Java
28 340 (10.05%) HTML
29 334 (9.88%) PaaS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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
1 353 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 165 (4.88%) IIS
3 163 (4.82%) Skype for Business
4 142 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
5 128 (3.78%) Confluence
6 125 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
7 119 (3.52%) MS Exchange
8 115 (3.40%) OpenStack
9 72 (2.13%) Apache Spark
10 66 (1.95%) WebLogic
11 64 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
12 60 (1.77%) Apache
13 51 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 51 (1.51%) Tomcat
14 46 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
15 42 (1.24%) CMS
16 33 (0.98%) WebSphere
17 32 (0.95%) nginx
18 29 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (0.80%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 371 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 117 (3.46%) MS Office
3 19 (0.56%) MS Project
4 12 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.18%) SPSS
7 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.089%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.089%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 220 (6.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.18%) Unica
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.089%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.089%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.089%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.059%) Magento
9 2 (0.059%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.030%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.030%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1291 (38.17%) Amazon AWS
2 606 (17.92%) Office 365
3 392 (11.59%) IaaS
4 334 (9.88%) PaaS
5 211 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 145 (4.29%) SaaS
7 110 (3.25%) GitHub
8 68 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
9 61 (1.80%) Yammer
10 58 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 55 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 55 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 46 (1.36%) OneDrive
13 36 (1.06%) Amazon S3
14 35 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (0.89%) OpenShift
16 25 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 23 (0.68%) Trello
18 16 (0.47%) Heroku
19 15 (0.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 254 (7.51%) Firewall
2 198 (5.85%) DNS
3 153 (4.52%) WAN
4 143 (4.23%) VPN
5 127 (3.76%) LAN
6 109 (3.22%) HTTP
7 102 (3.02%) Skype
8 93 (2.75%) DHCP
9 91 (2.69%) TCP/IP
10 84 (2.48%) SAN
11 69 (2.04%) Network Security
12 51 (1.51%) Internet
13 50 (1.48%) MPLS
13 50 (1.48%) SSL
14 45 (1.33%) VLAN
15 39 (1.15%) LDAP
16 34 (1.01%) Kerberos
16 34 (1.01%) Wireless
17 33 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
18 32 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 199 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 176 (5.20%) NoSQL
4 143 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 140 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
6 139 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 129 (3.81%) Big Data
8 127 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 123 (3.64%) Hadoop
10 113 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 108 (3.19%) Power BI
12 103 (3.05%) MySQL
13 102 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 94 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
15 86 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
16 81 (2.40%) Relational Database
17 74 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 56 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 56 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
19 53 (1.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 399 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 313 (9.25%) Jenkins
3 243 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 222 (6.56%) JIRA
5 128 (3.78%) Visual Studio
6 124 (3.67%) TeamCity
7 107 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 83 (2.45%) Selenium
9 77 (2.28%) Subversion
10 63 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
11 57 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 52 (1.54%) SpecFlow
13 44 (1.30%) Vagrant
14 40 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 35 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
16 34 (1.01%) MSTest
17 32 (0.95%) GitLab
17 32 (0.95%) NUnit
18 29 (0.86%) Bitbucket
19 25 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 440 (13.01%) Finance
2 163 (4.82%) Retail
3 97 (2.87%) Banking
4 85 (2.51%) Advertising
5 82 (2.42%) Marketing
6 58 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.45%) Legal
8 44 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 26 (0.77%) Electronics
10 16 (0.47%) Law
10 16 (0.47%) Publishing
11 14 (0.41%) Games
12 11 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.30%) Local Government
13 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.24%) Automotive
15 8 (0.24%) Billing
16 7 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 841 (24.87%) Developer
2 763 (22.56%) Architect
3 336 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 313 (9.25%) Consultant
5 307 (9.08%) .NET Developer
6 239 (7.07%) Azure Architect
7 230 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
7 230 (6.80%) Cloud Architect
8 218 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 193 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 166 (4.91%) Azure Developer
11 147 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
12 139 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
13 138 (4.08%) Azure DevOps
14 131 (3.87%) Senior Developer
15 130 (3.84%) Azure Consultant
16 125 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 122 (3.61%) Technical Architect
18 103 (3.05%) Project Manager
19 98 (2.90%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 836 (24.72%) .NET
2 388 (11.47%) Web Services
3 374 (11.06%) ASP.NET
4 340 (10.05%) HTML
5 274 (8.10%) AngularJS
6 271 (8.01%) CSS
7 244 (7.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 205 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 176 (5.20%) REST
10 150 (4.44%) .NET Framework
11 146 (4.32%) HTML5
12 142 (4.20%) WCF
13 131 (3.87%) JSON
14 128 (3.78%) Node.js
15 117 (3.46%) XML
16 106 (3.13%) jQuery
17 101 (2.99%) Entity Framework
18 97 (2.87%) React
19 88 (2.60%) RESTful
20 83 (2.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 222 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 220 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 104 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 93 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 76 (2.25%) User Experience
7 64 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 55 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 49 (1.45%) Replication
10 45 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 44 (1.30%) Clustering
11 44 (1.30%) PKI
12 29 (0.86%) Fintech
13 28 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.68%) CMDB
15 22 (0.65%) Cloud Native
15 22 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.59%) Blog
17 18 (0.53%) NHS
18 16 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 942 (27.85%) Windows
2 504 (14.90%) Linux
3 384 (11.35%) Windows Server
4 219 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 166 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (3.90%) Unix
7 131 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 108 (3.19%) Windows 10
9 79 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (1.83%) Windows 7
11 60 (1.77%) CentOS
12 56 (1.66%) Apple iOS
13 50 (1.48%) Android
14 47 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 24 (0.71%) Solaris
16 15 (0.44%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.38%) SUSE
18 11 (0.33%) HPUX
18 11 (0.33%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1067 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (21.67%) DevOps
3 504 (14.90%) Migration
4 402 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
5 400 (11.83%) TDD
6 366 (10.82%) MVC
7 316 (9.34%) Scrum
8 296 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
9 275 (8.13%) CRM
10 235 (6.95%) Configuration Management
11 217 (6.42%) BDD
12 196 (5.80%) ITIL
13 190 (5.62%) Microservices
14 185 (5.47%) Open Source
15 154 (4.55%) High Availability
16 153 (4.52%) E-Commerce
17 142 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 142 (4.20%) TOGAF
18 134 (3.96%) Continuous Delivery
18 134 (3.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 701 (20.73%) C#
2 676 (19.99%) SQL
3 483 (14.28%) PowerShell
4 469 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 350 (10.35%) Java
6 312 (9.23%) Python
7 196 (5.80%) Ruby
8 141 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 116 (3.43%) Bash Shell
10 81 (2.40%) Scala
11 74 (2.19%) PHP
12 73 (2.16%) Perl
13 65 (1.92%) C
14 37 (1.09%) R
15 36 (1.06%) VB
16 33 (0.98%) Go
17 32 (0.95%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.89%) Shell Script
19 29 (0.86%) VB.NET
20 24 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 252 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 201 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 121 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 116 (3.43%) Degree
5 82 (2.42%) MCSE
6 74 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (1.12%) CISSP
8 36 (1.06%) CCNA
9 32 (0.95%) CCNP
10 29 (0.86%) CCIE
11 26 (0.77%) MCITP
12 25 (0.74%) MCP
13 22 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 21 (0.62%) CISM
14 21 (0.62%) ISEB
15 20 (0.59%) AWS Certification
15 20 (0.59%) PMP
15 20 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (2.63%) QA
2 46 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 34 (1.01%) SLA
5 25 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 21 (0.62%) PMO
7 19 (0.56%) COBIT
8 11 (0.33%) GDPR
8 11 (0.33%) ISO27002
9 10 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
10 9 (0.27%) EMIR
10 9 (0.27%) MiFID
11 5 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.12%) SDET
13 3 (0.089%) GCP
14 2 (0.059%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.059%) HIPAA
System Software
1 580 (17.15%) Active Directory
2 288 (8.52%) Docker
3 248 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 159 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 81 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 68 (2.01%) vSphere
7 44 (1.30%) XenApp
8 36 (1.06%) vCloud
9 28 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 25 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.35%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.30%) ProxySG
14 9 (0.27%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 8 (0.24%) Gluster
16 7 (0.21%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 279 (8.25%) Ansible
2 271 (8.01%) Puppet
3 256 (7.57%) Opscode Chef
4 125 (3.70%) SCCM
5 122 (3.61%) SCOM
6 68 (2.01%) Terraform
7 55 (1.63%) logstash
8 54 (1.60%) Kibana
9 50 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 49 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 48 (1.42%) Kubernetes
12 33 (0.98%) Dollar Universe
13 29 (0.86%) Nagios
13 29 (0.86%) Salt
14 22 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 21 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (0.59%) vRealize
17 19 (0.56%) Consul
17 19 (0.56%) WSUS
18 18 (0.53%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1417 (41.90%) Microsoft
2 415 (12.27%) VMware
3 294 (8.69%) Oracle
4 192 (5.68%) Cisco
5 134 (3.96%) Red Hat
6 131 (3.87%) Citrix
7 115 (3.40%) SAP
8 107 (3.16%) Google
9 85 (2.51%) Splunk
10 84 (2.48%) HP
11 80 (2.37%) Atlassian
12 61 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 56 (1.66%) F5
13 56 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
14 49 (1.45%) TIBCO
15 48 (1.42%) IBM
16 46 (1.36%) ServiceNow
17 43 (1.27%) Tableau
18 40 (1.18%) Dell
19 39 (1.15%) NetApp
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: £46,625 to £57,640 (AfC band 8b) per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago