Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Azure 235 209 462
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 13.77% 12.74% 12.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 64.74% 48.16% 53.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 141 311
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
25th Percentile £425 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £497 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £566 £575 £538
90th Percentile £600 £638 £580
South East median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 0
Median hourly rate £65.50 £58.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +12.93% - -
South East median hourly rate £63.00 £58.00 £57.00
% change year-on-year +8.62% +1.75% +123.53%

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 363 434 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.27% 26.45% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 283 562
10th Percentile £275 £264 £332
25th Percentile £411 £401 £392
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £553 £548 £525
90th Percentile £600 £619 £580
South East median daily rate £483 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +1.58% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
10th Percentile £19.00 " £10.49
25th Percentile £20.50 £18.25 £14.86
Median hourly rate £52.75 £22.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +139.77% +11.39% +31.67%
75th Percentile £65.54 £28.76 £49.74
90th Percentile £72.94 £54.10 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -41.18% +94.29%

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 25 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in Hampshire over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 2021. 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
Havant +9 66 £525 +12.60% 7
Southampton -1 42 £400 -20.60% 23
Basingstoke -5 23 £450 -8.16% 16
Portsmouth -2 20 £425 +13.33% 16
Winchester +2 19 £563 +9.76% 5
Fareham +3 12 £300 -32.96% 12
Andover +1 6 £489 +2.84% 7
Farnborough -1 5 £450 -28.00% 19
Hook -18 2 - - 1
Eastleigh - 2 £475 - 2
Romsey - 2 £700 -
Fleet +6 1 £530 -
Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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.

1 101 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 97 (41.28%) Windows
3 80 (34.04%) SQL
4 77 (32.77%) DevOps
5 75 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (30.64%) AWS
7 71 (30.21%) Active Directory
8 63 (26.81%) VMware
9 54 (22.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (22.98%) Social Skills
10 50 (21.28%) Linux
11 49 (20.85%) Scrum
12 48 (20.43%) PowerShell
13 43 (18.30%) Microsoft 365
14 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
15 41 (17.45%) Migration
15 41 (17.45%) Firewall
16 39 (16.60%) Hyper-V
17 38 (16.17%) Windows Server
18 37 (15.74%) SC Cleared
19 36 (15.32%) .NET
19 36 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
20 34 (14.47%) Azure Active Directory
21 33 (14.04%) Terraform
22 31 (13.19%) Citrix
23 30 (12.77%) Oracle
23 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
23 30 (12.77%) PaaS
24 27 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
25 26 (11.06%) JIRA

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 21 (8.94%) Confluence
2 12 (5.11%) CMS
3 10 (4.26%) EPiServer
4 9 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.70%) Apache
6 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.28%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.85%) IIS
8 2 (0.85%) Kentico
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 72 (30.64%) AWS
2 43 (18.30%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (14.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (12.77%) PaaS
5 23 (9.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 23 (9.79%) SaaS
6 16 (6.81%) Azure Logic Apps
7 10 (4.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 10 (4.26%) IaaS
7 10 (4.26%) Power Platform
8 8 (3.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 8 (3.40%) GCP
9 7 (2.98%) PowerApps
10 6 (2.55%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (2.13%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 4 (1.70%) Azure Storage
12 4 (1.70%) Power Automate
13 3 (1.28%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.45%) Firewall
2 21 (8.94%) LAN
3 16 (6.81%) DNS
4 12 (5.11%) WAN
5 11 (4.68%) DHCP
5 11 (4.68%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (4.26%) SAN
6 10 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.83%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (2.98%) VPN
9 6 (2.55%) Wireless
10 4 (1.70%) Skype
10 4 (1.70%) VLAN
11 3 (1.28%) HTTP
11 3 (1.28%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.28%) OSPF
11 3 (1.28%) VSAN
12 2 (0.85%) Internet
12 2 (0.85%) IPv4
12 2 (0.85%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.23%) Data Lake
3 16 (6.81%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.81%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.83%) MySQL
5 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.55%) Power BI
7 5 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.28%) QlikView
9 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (11.06%) JIRA
2 17 (7.23%) Selenium
3 16 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.38%) JUnit
4 15 (6.38%) Maven
4 15 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (5.53%) Cucumber
5 13 (5.53%) FishEye
5 13 (5.53%) Subversion
5 13 (5.53%) TestNG
6 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.98%) ReSharper
8 5 (2.13%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.85%) Gradle
10 2 (0.85%) Mockito
11 1 (0.43%) Cypress.io
11 1 (0.43%) Postman
General
1 54 (22.98%) Social Skills
2 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.38%) Documentation Skills
4 12 (5.11%) Finance
5 9 (3.83%) Retail
6 7 (2.98%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.43%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 57 (24.26%) Architect
2 43 (18.30%) Developer
3 32 (13.62%) Infrastructure Architect
4 30 (12.77%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (11.91%) Cloud Architect
6 25 (10.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 23 (9.79%) .NET Developer
8 21 (8.94%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.68%) Azure Developer
12 11 (4.68%) Data Engineer
13 10 (4.26%) Azure Architect
14 8 (3.40%) Analyst
14 8 (3.40%) Consultant
15 7 (2.98%) Java Developer
15 7 (2.98%) Project Manager
16 6 (2.55%) Senior Architect
16 6 (2.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.32%) .NET
2 25 (10.64%) REST
3 19 (8.09%) AngularJS
3 19 (8.09%) Middleware
4 18 (7.66%) Node.js
5 16 (6.81%) JSON
5 16 (6.81%) Web Services
6 14 (5.96%) XML
7 13 (5.53%) Akka
7 13 (5.53%) Java EE
7 13 (5.53%) Java EE 5
7 13 (5.53%) Spring
8 11 (4.68%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.26%) .NET Core
9 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.83%) CSS
11 8 (3.40%) SOAP
12 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.09%) Public Cloud
2 14 (5.96%) Cloud Native
2 14 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.53%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.68%) Replication
5 9 (3.83%) iPad
6 7 (2.98%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.55%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.13%) Digital Signage
8 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.13%) User Experience
8 5 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.28%) Clustering
10 3 (1.28%) PKI
11 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 97 (41.28%) Windows
2 50 (21.28%) Linux
3 38 (16.17%) Windows Server
4 23 (9.79%) Windows 10
5 10 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.98%) Unix
7 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.85%) AIX
9 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (32.77%) DevOps
2 75 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (20.85%) Scrum
4 41 (17.45%) Migration
5 36 (15.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 25 (10.64%) Kanban
6 25 (10.64%) Network Design
7 24 (10.21%) Customer Requirements
8 23 (9.79%) Analytics
9 22 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (8.94%) SDLC
11 20 (8.51%) ITIL
11 20 (8.51%) Microservices
12 19 (8.09%) BDD
12 19 (8.09%) TDD
13 18 (7.66%) Mentoring
13 18 (7.66%) MVC
14 16 (6.81%) Data Modelling
14 16 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.81%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.04%) SQL
2 48 (20.43%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.06%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.64%) C#
5 24 (10.21%) Java
6 21 (8.94%) Python
7 16 (6.81%) TypeScript
8 14 (5.96%) C++
9 13 (5.53%) Java 8
10 11 (4.68%) R
11 10 (4.26%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.98%) Scala
13 4 (1.70%) C
13 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.28%) PHP
15 2 (0.85%) ES6
15 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.43%) F#
Qualifications
1 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.68%) Degree
3 11 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.70%) CCNA
6 4 (1.70%) CCNP
6 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.70%) CISSP
6 4 (1.70%) MCSE
7 3 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.28%) CISM
7 3 (1.28%) CRISC
8 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.85%) GIAC
8 2 (0.85%) MCITP
8 2 (0.85%) MCTS
8 2 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) NIST
2 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.28%) NCSC
2 3 (1.28%) QA
2 3 (1.28%) RMADS
3 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.43%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 54 (22.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (16.60%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (10.64%) Docker
6 17 (7.23%) XenApp
7 11 (4.68%) vSphere
8 7 (2.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.13%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.85%) HDFS
11 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 33 (14.04%) Terraform
2 22 (9.36%) SCCM
3 12 (5.11%) AirWatch
4 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.13%) Ansible
6 5 (2.13%) vRealize
7 4 (1.70%) SCOM
8 3 (1.28%) MIIS
8 3 (1.28%) Puppet
8 3 (1.28%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.85%) Grafana
9 2 (0.85%) Graylog
9 2 (0.85%) Nagios
9 2 (0.85%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.43%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 101 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 63 (26.81%) VMware
3 31 (13.19%) Citrix
4 30 (12.77%) Oracle
5 21 (8.94%) Cisco
6 17 (7.23%) Databricks
7 10 (4.26%) Meraki
8 6 (2.55%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.13%) Adyen
9 5 (2.13%) F5
9 5 (2.13%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.70%) EMC
10 4 (1.70%) Google
11 3 (1.28%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.28%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.28%) IBM
11 3 (1.28%) McAfee
11 3 (1.28%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.28%) TIBCO