Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 47 69
Rank change year-on-year +31 +22 +150
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7,717 4,095 3,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.22% 4.50% 3.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.01% 29.26% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,565 2,830 2,224
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £650 £610 £617
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.05% +5.56% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 13
England median hourly rate £28.72 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.44% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.78 £15.75 £15.73
90th Percentile £56.59 £67.33 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £28.72 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.44% +6.25% +6.67%

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 20,852 13,996 11,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.20% 15.37% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,472 9,669 7,750
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 203 157
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.26% -20.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.05 £11.72
90th Percentile £63.79 £63.75 £52.70
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £19.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.78% +10.07% -21.74%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +28 3,890 £525 +5.00% 976
South East +25 1,402 £450 - 395
North of England +53 829 £425 +6.25% 393
Midlands +19 728 £450 +5.94% 296
South West +45 591 £430 +7.50% 173
West Midlands +13 579 £475 +5.56% 178
North West +44 435 £438 +9.38% 208
East of England +8 267 £450 -2.70% 147
Yorkshire +58 264 £425 - 142
East Midlands +13 147 £410 +4.46% 118
North East +34 129 £400 +6.67% 43
South Coast - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2,850 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2,790 (36.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2,605 (33.76%) Microsoft
4 2,069 (26.81%) .NET
5 1,887 (24.45%) C#
6 1,704 (22.08%) DevOps
7 1,697 (21.99%) SQL
8 1,604 (20.79%) Windows
9 1,376 (17.83%) SQL Server
10 1,292 (16.74%) JavaScript
11 1,217 (15.77%) TDD
12 1,158 (15.01%) Finance
13 1,157 (14.99%) Active Directory
14 1,100 (14.25%) Office 365
15 1,083 (14.03%) Migration
16 1,019 (13.20%) PowerShell
17 986 (12.78%) Java
18 984 (12.75%) Linux
19 945 (12.25%) Docker
20 926 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
21 894 (11.58%) Scrum
22 847 (10.98%) AngularJS
23 836 (10.83%) ASP.NET
24 828 (10.73%) Git (software)
25 822 (10.65%) MVC
26 782 (10.13%) Microservices
27 764 (9.90%) Python
28 747 (9.68%) VMware
29 745 (9.65%) Jenkins
30 733 (9.50%) Ansible

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
1 448 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 200 (2.59%) OpenStack
3 197 (2.55%) Apache Spark
4 193 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 171 (2.22%) Confluence
6 166 (2.15%) Skype for Business
7 162 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 160 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
9 152 (1.97%) MS Exchange
10 151 (1.96%) Apache
11 150 (1.94%) CMS
12 143 (1.85%) WebLogic
13 142 (1.84%) IIS
14 87 (1.13%) NServiceBus
15 74 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
16 73 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
17 57 (0.74%) nginx
18 56 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
19 53 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
20 46 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 185 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 40 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 23 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 12 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.078%) InVision
9 5 (0.065%) HipChat
10 4 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.039%) SPSS
12 1 (0.013%) Stata
Business Applications
1 173 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.065%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.052%) Magento
8 4 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.052%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.052%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.039%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.039%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.039%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.039%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.026%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2,790 (36.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1,100 (14.25%) Office 365
3 716 (9.28%) PaaS
4 599 (7.76%) IaaS
5 554 (7.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 450 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 432 (5.60%) SaaS
8 270 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
9 241 (3.12%) Serverless
10 215 (2.79%) GitHub
11 186 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
12 157 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
13 143 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
14 142 (1.84%) Azure Functions
15 85 (1.10%) OneDrive
16 73 (0.95%) npm
17 61 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
18 60 (0.78%) Datadog
19 55 (0.71%) Yammer
20 52 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 477 (6.18%) Firewall
2 314 (4.07%) DNS
3 259 (3.36%) VPN
4 204 (2.64%) WAN
5 188 (2.44%) Skype
6 169 (2.19%) LAN
7 151 (1.96%) DHCP
8 137 (1.78%) Network Security
9 135 (1.75%) TCP/IP
10 133 (1.72%) HTTP
11 129 (1.67%) SAN
12 102 (1.32%) Wireless
13 101 (1.31%) SSL
14 96 (1.24%) Internet
15 79 (1.02%) NetScaler
16 73 (0.95%) MPLS
17 51 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (0.66%) NAS
18 48 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
19 43 (0.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,376 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 484 (6.27%) NoSQL
3 403 (5.22%) Power BI
4 389 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
5 353 (4.57%) Big Data
6 339 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 329 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 311 (4.03%) MySQL
9 263 (3.41%) MongoDB
10 258 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
11 257 (3.33%) Relational Database
12 255 (3.30%) Hadoop
13 235 (3.05%) Data Lake
14 210 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 186 (2.41%) Cosmos DB
16 168 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 146 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
18 133 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
19 110 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 94 (1.22%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 828 (10.73%) Git (software)
2 745 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 504 (6.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 409 (5.30%) Visual Studio
5 398 (5.16%) JIRA
6 318 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 317 (4.11%) TeamCity
8 303 (3.93%) Selenium
9 253 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 248 (3.21%) NUnit
11 179 (2.32%) Maven
12 171 (2.22%) MSTest
13 143 (1.85%) Cucumber
14 135 (1.75%) Subversion
15 117 (1.52%) GitLab
16 115 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 111 (1.44%) SpecFlow
18 105 (1.36%) Bitbucket
19 92 (1.19%) JMeter
20 89 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 1,158 (15.01%) Finance
2 291 (3.77%) Banking
3 223 (2.89%) Retail
4 100 (1.30%) Law
5 89 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 84 (1.09%) Marketing
7 75 (0.97%) Legal
8 65 (0.84%) Back Office
9 62 (0.80%) Advertising
10 56 (0.73%) Front Office
11 47 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 41 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.45%) Publishing
14 31 (0.40%) Games
15 29 (0.38%) Investment Banking
16 27 (0.35%) Automotive
17 23 (0.30%) Electronics
18 22 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.23%) Retail Banking
20 13 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,533 (32.82%) Developer
2 1,264 (16.38%) Architect
3 918 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 754 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 618 (8.01%) C# Developer
6 564 (7.31%) Azure Engineer
7 466 (6.04%) Consultant
8 434 (5.62%) Azure Developer
9 404 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
10 388 (5.03%) Azure Architect
11 355 (4.60%) Senior Developer
12 343 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
13 312 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
14 301 (3.90%) Azure DevOps
15 278 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 272 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
17 254 (3.29%) Analyst
18 247 (3.20%) Project Manager
19 244 (3.16%) Java Developer
20 224 (2.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,069 (26.81%) .NET
2 847 (10.98%) AngularJS
3 836 (10.83%) ASP.NET
4 696 (9.02%) HTML
5 661 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 602 (7.80%) CSS
7 545 (7.06%) Web Services
8 508 (6.58%) REST
9 491 (6.36%) Node.js
10 448 (5.81%) React
11 444 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 432 (5.60%) .NET Core
13 390 (5.05%) .NET Framework
14 370 (4.79%) JSON
15 359 (4.65%) RESTful
16 318 (4.12%) jQuery
17 266 (3.45%) HTML5
18 238 (3.08%) WCF
19 225 (2.92%) Entity Framework
20 208 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 470 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
2 378 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 369 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 361 (4.68%) Public Cloud
5 262 (3.40%) User Experience
6 224 (2.90%) Fintech
7 201 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 188 (2.44%) Mobile App
9 157 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 144 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 144 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 127 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 111 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
13 105 (1.36%) PKI
14 87 (1.13%) Algorithms
15 73 (0.95%) Clustering
16 69 (0.89%) Cloud Native
17 56 (0.73%) Replication
18 55 (0.71%) Data Structures
19 41 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1,604 (20.79%) Windows
2 984 (12.75%) Linux
3 677 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 327 (4.24%) Windows 10
5 255 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 209 (2.71%) Unix
8 185 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 160 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 144 (1.87%) Android
11 106 (1.37%) Windows 7
12 83 (1.08%) CentOS
13 71 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 40 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 39 (0.51%) AIX
16 37 (0.48%) Debian
17 32 (0.41%) VMS
18 31 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (0.32%) Solaris
19 25 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,850 (36.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,704 (22.08%) DevOps
3 1,217 (15.77%) TDD
4 1,083 (14.03%) Migration
5 926 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 894 (11.58%) Scrum
7 822 (10.65%) MVC
8 782 (10.13%) Microservices
9 649 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
10 592 (7.67%) BDD
11 562 (7.28%) Test Automation
12 557 (7.22%) Analytics
13 429 (5.56%) ITIL
14 415 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
15 373 (4.83%) OO
16 364 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 356 (4.61%) Configuration Management
18 341 (4.42%) Open Source
19 316 (4.09%) Project Management
20 315 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,887 (24.45%) C#
2 1,697 (21.99%) SQL
3 1,292 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 1,019 (13.20%) PowerShell
5 986 (12.78%) Java
6 764 (9.90%) Python
7 298 (3.86%) T-SQL
8 250 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 248 (3.21%) TypeScript
10 231 (2.99%) Ruby
11 165 (2.14%) Perl
12 159 (2.06%) Go
13 120 (1.56%) C
14 116 (1.50%) Scala
15 111 (1.44%) C++
16 108 (1.40%) Java 8
17 90 (1.17%) R
18 87 (1.13%) PHP
19 83 (1.08%) Shell Script
20 82 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 603 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 473 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 391 (5.07%) Degree
4 195 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 137 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (1.40%) MCSE
7 94 (1.22%) CISSP
8 93 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 81 (1.05%) CCNP
10 63 (0.82%) CISM
11 61 (0.79%) MCSA
12 55 (0.71%) DV Cleared
13 53 (0.69%) CCNA
14 50 (0.65%) ISEB
15 45 (0.58%) AWS Certification
16 39 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
17 34 (0.44%) CISA
17 34 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
18 33 (0.43%) MCITP
19 31 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (2.53%) QA
2 95 (1.23%) GDPR
3 77 (1.00%) SLA
4 72 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 71 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.38%) PMO
7 29 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.13%) COBIT
9 10 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 8 (0.10%) FedRAMP
11 7 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.091%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.091%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.091%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
13 5 (0.065%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (0.065%) WCAG
14 4 (0.052%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,157 (14.99%) Active Directory
2 945 (12.25%) Docker
3 479 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 283 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 149 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 106 (1.37%) XenApp
7 104 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 99 (1.28%) vSphere
9 90 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 72 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 38 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 28 (0.36%) HDFS
13 27 (0.35%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 25 (0.32%) XenServer
16 22 (0.29%) vCloud
17 21 (0.27%) Apache Flume
17 21 (0.27%) NFS
18 20 (0.26%) Xen
19 17 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 733 (9.50%) Ansible
2 601 (7.79%) Puppet
3 563 (7.30%) Kubernetes
4 526 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
5 510 (6.61%) Terraform
6 346 (4.48%) SCCM
7 254 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 134 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 110 (1.43%) Nagios
10 97 (1.26%) SCOM
11 93 (1.21%) Packer
12 63 (0.82%) Kibana
13 59 (0.76%) Salt
14 56 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
15 55 (0.71%) WSUS
16 54 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 52 (0.67%) FortiGate
18 41 (0.53%) logstash
19 34 (0.44%) AirWatch
20 27 (0.35%) Mesos
Vendors
1 2,605 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 747 (9.68%) VMware
3 576 (7.46%) Oracle
4 479 (6.21%) Google
5 327 (4.24%) Cisco
6 306 (3.97%) Citrix
7 206 (2.67%) Splunk
8 188 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 164 (2.13%) SAP
10 147 (1.90%) IBM
11 135 (1.75%) HP
12 120 (1.56%) Tableau
13 113 (1.46%) Sitecore
14 105 (1.36%) CheckPoint
15 98 (1.27%) New Relic
16 96 (1.24%) McAfee
17 85 (1.10%) Atlassian
18 75 (0.97%) F5
19 62 (0.80%) NetApp
20 58 (0.75%) ServiceNow