Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 34 56
Rank change year-on-year +23 +22 +109
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 9,325 5,471 3,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.35% 5.88% 3.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.94% 31.38% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,704 3,978 2,313
England median daily rate £500 £484 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +7.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £630 £624
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +61.29% -55.71%
10th Percentile £17.39 £13.80 £14.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.20 £52.09
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year +24.40% +81.52% -55.71%

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 22,776 17,434 11,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.27% 18.74% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,829 12,165 8,009
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 215 158
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -7.32%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £49.75 £58.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -12.20%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +20 4,700 £525 +5.00% 1,150
South East +26 1,803 £475 +5.56% 595
North of England +31 1,129 £475 - 666
Midlands +1 852 £475 - 403
West Midlands +3 656 £488 +3.72% 249
South West +19 591 £450 +9.09% 239
North West +28 589 £500 - 319
Yorkshire +29 368 £450 - 268
East of England +21 241 £441 -4.59% 168
North East +46 172 £475 +15.15% 79
East Midlands -3 172 £450 -6.49% 152
South Coast +1 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 3,336 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,165 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3,007 (32.25%) Microsoft
4 2,542 (27.26%) DevOps
5 2,346 (25.16%) .NET
6 2,197 (23.56%) C#
7 2,144 (22.99%) SQL
8 1,723 (18.48%) Windows
9 1,567 (16.80%) SQL Server
10 1,503 (16.12%) Finance
11 1,361 (14.60%) Active Directory
12 1,331 (14.27%) JavaScript
13 1,305 (13.99%) PowerShell
14 1,247 (13.37%) Java
15 1,197 (12.84%) Office 365
16 1,189 (12.75%) Migration
17 1,182 (12.68%) Docker
18 1,158 (12.42%) TDD
19 1,091 (11.70%) PaaS
20 1,086 (11.65%) Microservices
21 1,056 (11.32%) Jenkins
22 1,045 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
23 1,037 (11.12%) Git (software)
23 1,037 (11.12%) Scrum
24 972 (10.42%) Python
25 968 (10.38%) Ansible
26 959 (10.28%) Kubernetes
26 959 (10.28%) Linux
27 950 (10.19%) IaaS
28 868 (9.31%) AngularJS

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
1 530 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 237 (2.54%) Confluence
3 209 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 206 (2.21%) OpenStack
5 199 (2.13%) Skype for Business
6 189 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 186 (1.99%) Tomcat
8 184 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
9 179 (1.92%) IIS
10 170 (1.82%) WebSphere
11 157 (1.68%) WebLogic
12 139 (1.49%) CMS
13 130 (1.39%) Apache
14 81 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 80 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
16 76 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
17 62 (0.66%) nginx
18 61 (0.65%) NServiceBus
19 54 (0.58%) Umbraco
20 42 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 196 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 24 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.021%) HipChat
9 2 (0.021%) SPSS
10 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.011%) Blender
10 1 (0.011%) CATIA
10 1 (0.011%) InDesign
10 1 (0.011%) InVision
10 1 (0.011%) Maya
10 1 (0.011%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.011%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 315 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 46 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 18 (0.19%) Endur
6 8 (0.086%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.075%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.064%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.054%) Eloqua
10 4 (0.043%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.043%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.043%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.043%) SAP Payroll
10 4 (0.043%) SAP R/3
11 3 (0.032%) Distributed Ledger
11 3 (0.032%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,165 (33.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1,197 (12.84%) Office 365
3 1,091 (11.70%) PaaS
4 950 (10.19%) IaaS
5 762 (8.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 699 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 556 (5.96%) SaaS
8 382 (4.10%) Serverless
9 340 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 305 (3.27%) GitHub
11 302 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
12 218 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
13 216 (2.32%) Azure Functions
14 136 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 120 (1.29%) OpenShift
16 94 (1.01%) OneDrive
17 78 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
18 64 (0.69%) npm
19 54 (0.58%) Boomi
20 53 (0.57%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 606 (6.50%) Firewall
2 399 (4.28%) DNS
3 333 (3.57%) VPN
4 251 (2.69%) WAN
5 212 (2.27%) Skype
6 184 (1.97%) LAN
7 178 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 170 (1.82%) Network Security
9 157 (1.68%) SAN
10 148 (1.59%) DHCP
11 129 (1.38%) Internet
12 115 (1.23%) HTTP
13 102 (1.09%) SSL
14 94 (1.01%) Wireless
15 91 (0.98%) VLAN
16 76 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
17 74 (0.79%) MPLS
18 65 (0.70%) NetScaler
18 65 (0.70%) OSPF
19 59 (0.63%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,567 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 578 (6.20%) Power BI
3 564 (6.05%) NoSQL
4 481 (5.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 480 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 464 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
7 441 (4.73%) Big Data
8 366 (3.92%) Data Lake
9 365 (3.91%) MySQL
10 319 (3.42%) Hadoop
11 305 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
12 301 (3.23%) MongoDB
13 234 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 230 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 219 (2.35%) Relational Database
16 199 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
17 145 (1.55%) Redis
18 144 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 111 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
20 106 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,056 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 1,037 (11.12%) Git (software)
3 747 (8.01%) Visual Studio Team System
4 516 (5.53%) JIRA
5 477 (5.12%) Visual Studio
6 326 (3.50%) TeamCity
7 304 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 286 (3.07%) Selenium
9 282 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 211 (2.26%) NUnit
11 191 (2.05%) Maven
12 180 (1.93%) MSTest
13 155 (1.66%) Cucumber
14 148 (1.59%) GitLab
15 125 (1.34%) SpecFlow
16 113 (1.21%) SonarQube
17 111 (1.19%) Subversion
18 110 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 107 (1.15%) JMeter
20 100 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 1,503 (16.12%) Finance
2 362 (3.88%) Banking
3 297 (3.18%) Retail
4 156 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 128 (1.37%) Marketing
6 93 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 92 (0.99%) Law
8 88 (0.94%) Front Office
9 85 (0.91%) Legal
10 65 (0.70%) Back Office
10 65 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 63 (0.68%) Publishing
12 62 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 61 (0.65%) Advertising
14 58 (0.62%) Electronics
15 54 (0.58%) Billing
16 30 (0.32%) French Language
17 27 (0.29%) Games
18 23 (0.25%) German Language
19 18 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,818 (30.22%) Developer
2 1,694 (18.17%) Architect
3 1,094 (11.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 949 (10.18%) .NET Developer
5 886 (9.50%) Azure Engineer
6 644 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 556 (5.96%) Azure DevOps
8 545 (5.84%) Azure Architect
9 541 (5.80%) Azure Developer
10 532 (5.71%) Consultant
11 446 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
12 426 (4.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 382 (4.10%) Cloud Architect
14 365 (3.91%) Senior Developer
15 360 (3.86%) Analyst
16 344 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
17 329 (3.53%) Java Developer
18 316 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 310 (3.32%) Technical Architect
20 266 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,346 (25.16%) .NET
2 868 (9.31%) AngularJS
3 797 (8.55%) ASP.NET
4 744 (7.98%) HTML
5 679 (7.28%) CSS
6 662 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 601 (6.45%) Node.js
8 568 (6.09%) .NET Core
9 552 (5.92%) Web Services
10 516 (5.53%) React
11 503 (5.39%) JSON
12 491 (5.27%) REST
13 454 (4.87%) RESTful
14 445 (4.77%) .NET Framework
15 375 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 336 (3.60%) jQuery
17 284 (3.05%) HTML5
18 252 (2.70%) XML
19 230 (2.47%) SOAP
20 214 (2.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 468 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
2 455 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 380 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 358 (3.84%) Data Centre
5 215 (2.31%) Fintech
6 194 (2.08%) User Experience
7 188 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 172 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 170 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 167 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 121 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 118 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 116 (1.24%) Cloud Native
13 116 (1.24%) Private Cloud
14 109 (1.17%) Algorithms
15 89 (0.95%) PKI
16 86 (0.92%) Clustering
17 70 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 63 (0.68%) Virtual Team
19 56 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,723 (18.48%) Windows
2 959 (10.28%) Linux
3 702 (7.53%) Windows Server
4 305 (3.27%) Windows 10
5 242 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (2.25%) Unix
7 179 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 165 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 145 (1.55%) Android
10 133 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 105 (1.13%) Windows 7
12 94 (1.01%) CentOS
13 63 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 43 (0.46%) VMS
15 37 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (0.39%) Solaris
17 27 (0.29%) Debian
18 26 (0.28%) Windows 8
19 25 (0.27%) AIX
19 25 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,336 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,542 (27.26%) DevOps
3 1,189 (12.75%) Migration
4 1,158 (12.42%) TDD
5 1,086 (11.65%) Microservices
6 1,045 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
7 1,037 (11.12%) Scrum
8 790 (8.47%) MVC
9 781 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
10 720 (7.72%) Test Automation
11 676 (7.25%) Analytics
12 606 (6.50%) BDD
13 481 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
14 459 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 448 (4.80%) ITIL
16 435 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 413 (4.43%) Software Engineering
18 412 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 392 (4.20%) ETL
20 391 (4.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2,197 (23.56%) C#
2 2,144 (22.99%) SQL
3 1,331 (14.27%) JavaScript
4 1,305 (13.99%) PowerShell
5 1,247 (13.37%) Java
6 972 (10.42%) Python
7 343 (3.68%) Bash Shell
7 343 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 218 (2.34%) TypeScript
9 205 (2.20%) Ruby
10 176 (1.89%) Go
11 133 (1.43%) Perl
12 126 (1.35%) Scala
13 114 (1.22%) PHP
13 114 (1.22%) R
14 112 (1.20%) C
15 109 (1.17%) Java 8
16 94 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 90 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 89 (0.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 719 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 580 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 366 (3.92%) Degree
4 201 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 167 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 129 (1.38%) MCSE
7 118 (1.27%) CISSP
8 105 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 84 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 77 (0.83%) CCNP
11 76 (0.82%) CISM
12 62 (0.66%) CCNA
12 62 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 61 (0.65%) MCSA
14 51 (0.55%) CISA
15 48 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
16 42 (0.45%) CCIE
17 41 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (0.38%) MCITP
19 34 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (3.09%) QA
2 112 (1.20%) GDPR
3 78 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (0.66%) SLA
5 45 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 40 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 40 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.35%) PMO
8 24 (0.26%) HIPAA
8 24 (0.26%) WCAG
9 23 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (0.11%) FedRAMP
12 10 (0.11%) ISO 22301
12 10 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 9 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
13 9 (0.097%) ISAE 3402
13 9 (0.097%) ISO 31000
14 7 (0.075%) PSD2
System Software
1 1,361 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 1,182 (12.68%) Docker
3 440 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 297 (3.18%) Hyper-V
5 269 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 112 (1.20%) XenApp
7 90 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 82 (0.88%) vSphere
9 76 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 66 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 45 (0.48%) HDFS
12 36 (0.39%) XenServer
13 35 (0.38%) Apache Flume
14 29 (0.31%) VMware NSX
14 29 (0.31%) Xen
15 28 (0.30%) VirtualBox
16 24 (0.26%) vCloud
17 23 (0.25%) NFS
18 18 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 18 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 968 (10.38%) Ansible
2 959 (10.28%) Kubernetes
3 786 (8.43%) Terraform
4 667 (7.15%) Puppet
5 622 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
6 320 (3.43%) SCCM
7 208 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
8 124 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
9 95 (1.02%) SCOM
10 86 (0.92%) Salt
11 63 (0.68%) Kibana
12 54 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 54 (0.58%) Packer
13 53 (0.57%) Nagios
14 50 (0.54%) logstash
15 49 (0.53%) Prometheus
16 47 (0.50%) FortiGate
17 42 (0.45%) Nessus
18 40 (0.43%) SCOrch
19 37 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3,007 (32.25%) Microsoft
2 750 (8.04%) VMware
3 686 (7.36%) Google
4 608 (6.52%) Oracle
5 342 (3.67%) Cisco
6 305 (3.27%) Citrix
7 227 (2.43%) Splunk
8 190 (2.04%) SAP
9 144 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 142 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 133 (1.43%) Dell
12 130 (1.39%) Tableau
13 126 (1.35%) HP
14 119 (1.28%) Atlassian
15 110 (1.18%) CheckPoint
16 103 (1.10%) IBM
17 102 (1.09%) F5
18 89 (0.95%) McAfee
19 79 (0.85%) NetApp
20 75 (0.80%) Palo Alto