The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 43 45
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 21 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.40% 2.28% 1.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.18% 33.33% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Median daily rate £350 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £313 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £423 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -2.27% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +1.26%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 51 33 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 15.55% 6.85% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 28
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £313 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £488 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Gloucestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Gloucester +4 6 £350 -17.64%
Cheltenham +9 3 £350 +7.69% 4
Cirencester -5 1 £400 - 2
Microsoft Azure
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) .NET
4 11 (36.67%) C#
4 11 (36.67%) MVC
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (26.67%) Office 365
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 7 (23.33%) TDD
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco
9 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (20.00%) React
10 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Google
10 5 (16.67%) VMware
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.33%) Java
11 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.33%) Active Directory

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Jupyter
4 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (26.67%) Office 365
3 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (6.67%) PaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) VoIP
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Zeppelin
4 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.33%) HBase
4 1 (3.33%) HDInsight
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) .NET Developer
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Data Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V Architect
5 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Machine Learning Scientist
5 1 (3.33%) Network Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (20.00%) React
5 4 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (6.67%) AutoMapper
6 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 2 (6.67%) CSS3
6 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) HTML5
6 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (6.67%) StructureMap
6 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.33%) SparkR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) MVC
2 7 (23.33%) TDD
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Machine Learning
6 2 (6.67%) MapReduce
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.33%) BDD
7 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (3.33%) High Availability
7 1 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (3.33%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) R
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CCSA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
1 3 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) Ambari
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Grafana
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.33%) logstash
3 1 (3.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Google
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
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