Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 3 July 2020 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 7 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +57
Contract jobs citing Azure 214 474 302
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 13.10% 12.89% 7.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.75% 53.38% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 327 190
Median daily rate £475 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £325
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £58.00 £35.00 £22.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.71% +57.69% +30.56%
South East median hourly rate £58.00 £52.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +10.48% +105.88% +54.55%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 439 888 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 26.87% 24.15% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 574 421
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £263 £331 £263
90th Percentile £607 £580 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +31.67% -62.03%
10th Percentile £18.25 £10.49 £11.55
90th Percentile £72.30 £53.75 £28.45
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -35.71% +86.67% +25.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Hampshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Hampshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Hampshire over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Hampshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Hampshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 3 July 2020. 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
Southampton -1 86 £475 - 27
Winchester 0 29 £513 +7.89% 6
Havant +5 20 £466 -16.18% 3
Andover +9 16 £463 +12.12% 2
Basingstoke +6 14 £373 -14.37% 9
Portsmouth 0 11 £375 -21.05% 8
Fareham +16 3 £448 -6.77% 4
Aldershot +8 3 £450 - 1
Farnborough -9 2 £625 +47.06% 9
Hook +4 1 - -
Fleet +3 1 - - 2
Gosport - 1 - -
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 99 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 66 (30.84%) Windows
2 66 (30.84%) DevOps
3 59 (27.57%) AWS
3 59 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (24.77%) Active Directory
5 39 (18.22%) C#
6 38 (17.76%) VMware
7 36 (16.82%) Windows Server
8 35 (16.36%) SQL
9 34 (15.89%) Office 365
10 33 (15.42%) Security Cleared
10 33 (15.42%) .NET
10 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
11 28 (13.08%) PowerShell
12 26 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (11.68%) SC Cleared
13 25 (11.68%) PaaS
14 24 (11.21%) SharePoint
15 23 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 23 (10.75%) Public Sector
16 22 (10.28%) IaaS
17 21 (9.81%) Hyper-V
17 21 (9.81%) SAP
18 20 (9.35%) Migration
18 20 (9.35%) High Availability
18 20 (9.35%) Public Cloud
18 20 (9.35%) Power Platform
18 20 (9.35%) Power BI

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 24 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.21%) IIS
3 8 (3.74%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.27%) CMS
5 4 (1.87%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.40%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.93%) Confluence
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.87%) Chatbot
4 4 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.67%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (3.27%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.57%) AWS
2 34 (15.89%) Office 365
3 25 (11.68%) PaaS
4 23 (10.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (10.28%) IaaS
6 20 (9.35%) Power Platform
7 15 (7.01%) SaaS
8 13 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (4.21%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (4.21%) Boomi
10 7 (3.27%) PowerApps
11 6 (2.80%) Power Automate
11 6 (2.80%) Yammer
12 4 (1.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (1.87%) Serverless
13 3 (1.40%) Azure Functions
13 3 (1.40%) Logic Apps
14 2 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.93%) GitHub
15 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.48%) DNS
2 15 (7.01%) WAN
3 12 (5.61%) VoIP
4 11 (5.14%) SNMP
5 10 (4.67%) DHCP
5 10 (4.67%) Firewall
6 9 (4.21%) Internet
6 9 (4.21%) LAN
7 8 (3.74%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.74%) VPN
8 7 (3.27%) MPLS
8 7 (3.27%) SAN
8 7 (3.27%) Skype
8 7 (3.27%) SMTP
8 7 (3.27%) VLAN
9 5 (2.34%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.34%) SSL
9 5 (2.34%) Unified Communications
9 5 (2.34%) Wireless
10 4 (1.87%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.35%) Power BI
3 14 (6.54%) Big Data
4 13 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.74%) Geospatial Data
5 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.27%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.34%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.87%) Redis
9 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.40%) MySQL
9 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.74%) Selenium
2 7 (3.27%) SpecFlow
3 6 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.87%) Babel
4 4 (1.87%) gulp
4 4 (1.87%) JIRA
4 4 (1.87%) JMeter
4 4 (1.87%) webpack
5 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.40%) git-flow
5 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.40%) TestNG
6 2 (0.93%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (10.75%) Public Sector
2 14 (6.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.40%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (22.90%) Architect
2 40 (18.69%) Developer
3 18 (8.41%) .NET Developer
4 16 (7.48%) Analyst
4 16 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (6.54%) Administrator
6 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (3.74%) ERP Architect
9 8 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.74%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Azure Architect
10 7 (3.27%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.27%) Data Business Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Office 365 Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.42%) .NET
2 16 (7.48%) Web Services
3 14 (6.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.54%) OAuth
4 13 (6.07%) REST
5 11 (5.14%) HTML
5 11 (5.14%) React
5 11 (5.14%) RESTful
6 10 (4.67%) .NET Core
6 10 (4.67%) OpenID
6 10 (4.67%) SOAP
7 9 (4.21%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (4.21%) LDAP
8 8 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.74%) CSS
8 8 (3.74%) OAuth2
9 7 (3.27%) JSON
10 6 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.35%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.61%) Clustering
4 6 (2.80%) Cloud Native
4 6 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.34%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.34%) User Experience
6 4 (1.87%) PKI
7 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.93%) e-Health
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Life Science
7 2 (0.93%) LIMS
7 2 (0.93%) PACS
7 2 (0.93%) Smart City
8 1 (0.47%) BBC
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (30.84%) Windows
2 36 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.94%) Linux
4 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2019
5 9 (4.21%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.87%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (1.87%) Unix
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) AIX
10 2 (0.93%) VMS
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (30.84%) DevOps
2 59 (27.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.35%) High Availability
3 20 (9.35%) Migration
4 19 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (8.88%) Scrum
5 18 (8.41%) Analytics
6 17 (7.94%) BDD
6 17 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (7.94%) ITIL
6 17 (7.94%) TDD
7 15 (7.01%) CRM
7 15 (7.01%) SDLC
7 15 (7.01%) Test Automation
8 14 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 14 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.07%) ERP
9 13 (6.07%) Microservices
9 13 (6.07%) MVC
9 13 (6.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.22%) C#
2 35 (16.36%) SQL
3 28 (13.08%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.88%) Python
5 18 (8.41%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.27%) Java
7 5 (2.34%) Scala
7 5 (2.34%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.40%) Java 8
8 3 (1.40%) Korn
8 3 (1.40%) R
8 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.47%) F#
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.67%) Degree
4 9 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.21%) MCSE
4 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.34%) CCNA
6 4 (1.87%) CCNP
7 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.93%) APMP
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 3 (1.40%) GxP
2 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.74%) Docker
4 8 (3.74%) vSphere
5 6 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (2.80%) XenApp
6 5 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.93%) Samba
8 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.47%) NDS
9 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.47%) UAG
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.48%) SCCM
2 9 (4.21%) Ansible
2 9 (4.21%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (4.21%) MIIS
3 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.74%) Terraform
4 6 (2.80%) SCDPM
5 4 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.87%) PowerCLI
5 4 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.87%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.87%) vRealize
6 3 (1.40%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.40%) SCOM
7 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 99 (46.26%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.76%) VMware
3 21 (9.81%) SAP
4 12 (5.61%) Citrix
5 11 (5.14%) Databricks
6 10 (4.67%) Oracle
7 9 (4.21%) Dell
8 8 (3.74%) Cisco
9 7 (3.27%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.80%) McAfee
11 5 (2.34%) CyberArk
11 5 (2.34%) Workday
12 4 (1.87%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.87%) F5
12 4 (1.87%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.87%) IBM
12 4 (1.87%) Juniper
12 4 (1.87%) Meraki
12 4 (1.87%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.87%) Sparx