Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 43 63
Rank change year-on-year +31 +20 +135
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8,545 4,724 3,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.98% 4.98% 3.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.00% 29.76% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,200 3,389 2,365
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £317 £313
90th Percentile £650 £619 £612
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 10
England median hourly rate £26.28 £37.50 £26.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.93% +42.18% -29.67%
10th Percentile £15.11 £16.53 £12.99
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.25 £44.86
UK median hourly rate £26.28 £37.50 £26.38
% change year-on-year -29.93% +42.18% -29.67%

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 22,485 15,871 11,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.63% 16.73% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,727 11,097 8,129
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 205 168
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.00 £12.18
90th Percentile £62.65 £59.50 £56.79
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -7.89% +2.45% -14.30%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +26 4,386 £525 +5.00% 1,046
South East +28 1,597 £450 - 469
North of England +45 934 £433 +1.76% 454
Midlands +15 756 £475 +7.95% 308
West Midlands +10 604 £475 +5.56% 214
South West +40 585 £433 +6.94% 169
North West +46 500 £440 -2.22% 236
Yorkshire +43 297 £425 -5.56% 157
East of England +14 275 £425 -7.61% 193
East Midlands -5 138 £450 +12.50% 93
North East +32 137 £458 +13.24% 61
South Coast - 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3,100 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2,931 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2,837 (33.20%) Microsoft
4 2,252 (26.35%) .NET
5 2,061 (24.12%) C#
6 1,977 (23.14%) DevOps
7 1,926 (22.54%) SQL
8 1,720 (20.13%) Windows
9 1,484 (17.37%) SQL Server
10 1,365 (15.97%) JavaScript
11 1,289 (15.08%) Finance
12 1,287 (15.06%) Active Directory
13 1,270 (14.86%) TDD
14 1,210 (14.16%) PowerShell
15 1,182 (13.83%) Office 365
15 1,182 (13.83%) Migration
16 1,128 (13.20%) Java
17 1,039 (12.16%) Docker
18 969 (11.34%) Linux
19 966 (11.30%) Scrum
20 951 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
21 921 (10.78%) Microservices
22 902 (10.56%) ASP.NET
23 899 (10.52%) Ansible
24 896 (10.49%) Git (software)
25 881 (10.31%) AngularJS
26 872 (10.20%) MVC
27 849 (9.94%) PaaS
28 832 (9.74%) Jenkins
29 771 (9.02%) Python

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
1 508 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 243 (2.84%) OpenStack
3 234 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 216 (2.53%) Confluence
5 209 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 190 (2.22%) MS Exchange
7 189 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 171 (2.00%) Skype for Business
9 166 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
10 164 (1.92%) Apache Spark
11 162 (1.90%) IIS
12 159 (1.86%) CMS
13 111 (1.30%) Apache
14 91 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
15 73 (0.85%) NServiceBus
16 65 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 58 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
18 56 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
19 54 (0.63%) nginx
20 53 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 181 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 37 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 27 (0.32%) Chatbot
8 15 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.059%) InVision
11 4 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.047%) HipChat
11 4 (0.047%) SPSS
12 3 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.012%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 236 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.082%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.070%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.059%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.047%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.047%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.047%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.047%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.035%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.035%) Magento
9 3 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.035%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.035%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.035%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2,931 (34.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1,182 (13.83%) Office 365
3 849 (9.94%) PaaS
4 737 (8.62%) IaaS
5 648 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 546 (6.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 535 (6.26%) SaaS
8 277 (3.24%) Serverless
9 273 (3.19%) GitHub
10 255 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
11 240 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
12 238 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
13 152 (1.78%) Azure Functions
14 132 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 98 (1.15%) OneDrive
16 73 (0.85%) OpenShift
17 72 (0.84%) npm
18 64 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
19 49 (0.57%) Apigee
20 48 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 521 (6.10%) Firewall
2 333 (3.90%) DNS
3 264 (3.09%) VPN
4 227 (2.66%) WAN
5 195 (2.28%) Skype
6 192 (2.25%) LAN
7 144 (1.69%) Network Security
7 144 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 129 (1.51%) HTTP
9 127 (1.49%) SAN
10 126 (1.47%) DHCP
11 106 (1.24%) Internet
12 99 (1.16%) Wireless
13 98 (1.15%) SSL
14 75 (0.88%) MPLS
15 68 (0.80%) NetScaler
16 52 (0.61%) OSPF
17 51 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
18 49 (0.57%) AMQP
18 49 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,484 (17.37%) SQL Server
2 531 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 489 (5.72%) Power BI
4 400 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
5 399 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 384 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 378 (4.42%) MySQL
8 349 (4.08%) Big Data
9 312 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
10 292 (3.42%) Data Lake
11 271 (3.17%) MongoDB
12 251 (2.94%) Hadoop
13 245 (2.87%) Relational Database
14 210 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 201 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 174 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
17 122 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
18 115 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 114 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
20 105 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 896 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 832 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 635 (7.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 465 (5.44%) JIRA
5 449 (5.25%) Visual Studio
6 342 (4.00%) Selenium
7 325 (3.80%) TeamCity
8 306 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 272 (3.18%) NUnit
10 270 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 219 (2.56%) MSTest
12 166 (1.94%) Maven
13 161 (1.88%) Cucumber
14 137 (1.60%) GitLab
15 121 (1.42%) Subversion
16 118 (1.38%) SpecFlow
17 114 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 112 (1.31%) JMeter
19 111 (1.30%) Bitbucket
20 89 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 1,289 (15.08%) Finance
2 332 (3.89%) Banking
3 264 (3.09%) Retail
4 121 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 94 (1.10%) Law
6 89 (1.04%) Marketing
7 72 (0.84%) Back Office
8 69 (0.81%) Legal
9 64 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 59 (0.69%) Advertising
11 57 (0.67%) Front Office
12 55 (0.64%) Publishing
13 52 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 33 (0.39%) Billing
16 32 (0.37%) Electronics
17 26 (0.30%) Automotive
18 22 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.25%) Games
20 19 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,830 (33.12%) Developer
2 1,380 (16.15%) Architect
3 986 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 906 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 696 (8.15%) Azure Engineer
6 681 (7.97%) C# Developer
7 508 (5.94%) Azure Developer
8 496 (5.80%) Consultant
9 432 (5.06%) Azure Architect
10 402 (4.70%) Azure DevOps
11 392 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
12 378 (4.42%) Senior Developer
13 364 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 363 (4.25%) Java Developer
15 331 (3.87%) Cloud Architect
16 319 (3.73%) Analyst
17 315 (3.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 282 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 256 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
20 218 (2.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,252 (26.35%) .NET
2 902 (10.56%) ASP.NET
3 881 (10.31%) AngularJS
4 746 (8.73%) HTML
5 716 (8.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 665 (7.78%) CSS
7 555 (6.50%) Node.js
8 524 (6.13%) React
9 522 (6.11%) Web Services
10 518 (6.06%) .NET Core
11 489 (5.72%) REST
12 453 (5.30%) .NET Framework
13 449 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC
14 410 (4.80%) JSON
15 378 (4.42%) RESTful
16 355 (4.15%) jQuery
17 289 (3.38%) HTML5
18 252 (2.95%) Entity Framework
19 244 (2.86%) XML
20 237 (2.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 493 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 425 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 386 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 345 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 248 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 239 (2.80%) Fintech
6 239 (2.80%) User Experience
7 184 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 171 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 161 (1.88%) Management Information System
10 157 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 116 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 116 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 99 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 99 (1.16%) PKI
13 88 (1.03%) Cloud Native
14 69 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 63 (0.74%) Clustering
16 60 (0.70%) Data Structures
17 49 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,720 (20.13%) Windows
2 969 (11.34%) Linux
3 741 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 323 (3.78%) Windows 10
5 262 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 212 (2.48%) Unix
7 207 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 172 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 136 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 134 (1.57%) Android
11 123 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 78 (0.91%) CentOS
13 61 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 33 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (0.37%) AIX
15 32 (0.37%) VMS
16 28 (0.33%) Debian
16 28 (0.33%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.25%) Solaris
18 18 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,100 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,977 (23.14%) DevOps
3 1,270 (14.86%) TDD
4 1,182 (13.83%) Migration
5 966 (11.30%) Scrum
6 951 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
7 921 (10.78%) Microservices
8 872 (10.20%) MVC
9 712 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 623 (7.29%) BDD
11 618 (7.23%) Test Automation
12 590 (6.90%) Analytics
13 441 (5.16%) OO
14 429 (5.02%) ITIL
15 411 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
16 398 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 361 (4.22%) Configuration Management
18 359 (4.20%) ETL
19 350 (4.10%) Continuous Delivery
19 350 (4.10%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2,061 (24.12%) C#
2 1,926 (22.54%) SQL
3 1,365 (15.97%) JavaScript
4 1,210 (14.16%) PowerShell
5 1,128 (13.20%) Java
6 771 (9.02%) Python
7 322 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 285 (3.34%) Bash Shell
9 227 (2.66%) TypeScript
10 191 (2.24%) Ruby
11 162 (1.90%) Go
12 129 (1.51%) C
13 118 (1.38%) Java 8
14 112 (1.31%) Perl
15 111 (1.30%) Scala
16 102 (1.19%) R
17 93 (1.09%) PHP
18 90 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 88 (1.03%) ES6
20 84 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 633 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 513 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 429 (5.02%) Degree
4 206 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 149 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (1.38%) MCSE
7 109 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 101 (1.18%) CISSP
9 75 (0.88%) CCNP
10 67 (0.78%) CISM
11 66 (0.77%) MCSA
12 63 (0.74%) CCNA
13 56 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 46 (0.54%) CISA
15 45 (0.53%) MCITP
16 43 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
17 39 (0.46%) ISEB
18 38 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
19 37 (0.43%) AWS Certification
20 34 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (2.54%) QA
2 88 (1.03%) GDPR
3 73 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (0.84%) SLA
5 57 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 38 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.44%) PMO
7 30 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 13 (0.15%) WCAG
10 10 (0.12%) FedRAMP
11 9 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
12 8 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.094%) ISAE 3402
13 7 (0.082%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.082%) ISO 31000
13 7 (0.082%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (0.082%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,287 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 1,039 (12.16%) Docker
3 462 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 293 (3.43%) Hyper-V
5 170 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 103 (1.21%) XenApp
7 91 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 91 (1.06%) vSphere
8 66 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 60 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 37 (0.43%) HDFS
11 31 (0.36%) Apache Flume
12 29 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 27 (0.32%) vCloud
13 27 (0.32%) XenServer
14 26 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
14 26 (0.30%) Xen
15 19 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
16 18 (0.21%) BitLocker
17 14 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 899 (10.52%) Ansible
2 713 (8.34%) Kubernetes
3 634 (7.42%) Puppet
4 604 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
5 600 (7.02%) Terraform
6 334 (3.91%) SCCM
7 228 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 128 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
9 101 (1.18%) SCOM
10 87 (1.02%) Nagios
11 65 (0.76%) Packer
12 62 (0.73%) Kibana
13 60 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 59 (0.69%) Salt
15 49 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
16 47 (0.55%) FortiGate
17 45 (0.53%) logstash
17 45 (0.53%) WSUS
18 33 (0.39%) Oozie
19 32 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2,837 (33.20%) Microsoft
2 752 (8.80%) VMware
3 652 (7.63%) Oracle
4 550 (6.44%) Google
5 333 (3.90%) Cisco
6 312 (3.65%) Citrix
7 208 (2.43%) Splunk
8 182 (2.13%) Red Hat
9 164 (1.92%) SAP
10 147 (1.72%) HP
11 132 (1.54%) IBM
12 129 (1.51%) Tableau
13 109 (1.28%) Atlassian
14 98 (1.15%) CheckPoint
15 97 (1.14%) McAfee
16 89 (1.04%) F5
17 84 (0.98%) Sitecore
18 79 (0.92%) ServiceNow
19 71 (0.83%) New Relic
20 68 (0.80%) Informatica