The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 29 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 27 26
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 0.77% 0.68% 2.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.69% 14.29% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 13 7 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 10.00% 4.79% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Median daily rate £395 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £349 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £420 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Pega
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Pega