Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 18 December 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 82 140
Rank change year-on-year +32 +58 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 121 90 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 3.39% 2.42% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.36% 20.98% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 29
Hampshire median daily rate £395 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.23% -2.22% +21.62%
10th Percentile £203 £350 £343
90th Percentile £525 £558 £555
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.00 £36.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.39% -3.25% -
South East median hourly rate £29.08 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +93.85% -60.00% -

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 Hampshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 518 429 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 14.49% 11.51% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 277 104
Hampshire median daily rate £395 £475 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +14.11% +4.06%
10th Percentile £150 £313 £313
90th Percentile £538 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £54.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.15% +118.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £8.81 £15.41 £9.21
90th Percentile £41.45 £59.31 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% +11.30%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Hampshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Hampshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. 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 +28 49 £438 -7.89% 10
Andover +19 12 £375 +7.14%
Basingstoke -7 12 £350 -20.00% 3
Fareham +8 7 £405 -7.95% 3
Havant -6 5 £463 -
Portsmouth -6 5 £450 +9.09% 2
Winchester - 5 £380 - 1
Farnborough +1 4 £400 - 5
Fleet +7 1 £125 -68.75%
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
3 35 (28.93%) Windows
4 33 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 31 (25.62%) Office 365
6 29 (23.97%) .NET
7 28 (23.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
9 25 (20.66%) VMware
10 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
11 23 (19.01%) Oracle
11 23 (19.01%) Web Services
11 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
14 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
14 20 (16.53%) Python
14 20 (16.53%) C#
15 19 (15.70%) Linux
15 19 (15.70%) Migration
15 19 (15.70%) SC Cleared
16 18 (14.88%) Java
16 18 (14.88%) HP
16 18 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (14.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (14.05%) SpecFlow
17 17 (14.05%) F#
17 17 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (14.05%) Selenium
18 16 (13.22%) PaaS

Microsoft 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 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) uWSGI
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.62%) Office 365
2 18 (14.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (13.22%) PaaS
5 12 (9.92%) IaaS
6 8 (6.61%) SaaS
7 2 (1.65%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.74%) PuTTY
1 13 (10.74%) WinSCP
2 4 (3.31%) Firewall
2 4 (3.31%) LAN
2 4 (3.31%) WAN
3 3 (2.48%) Network Security
3 3 (2.48%) Skype
3 3 (2.48%) VPN
4 2 (1.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.65%) SAN
4 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
5 1 (0.83%) DNS
5 1 (0.83%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) SMS
5 1 (0.83%) VoIP
5 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (10.74%) Oracle Database
3 13 (10.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (10.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (10.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.31%) Big Data
6 4 (3.31%) DocumentDB
6 4 (3.31%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (3.31%) GIS
6 4 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.65%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (23.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 22 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (14.05%) Selenium
3 17 (14.05%) SpecFlow
4 13 (10.74%) Ant
4 13 (10.74%) Eclipse
4 13 (10.74%) HP UFT
4 13 (10.74%) Oracle APEX
4 13 (10.74%) SoapUI
4 13 (10.74%) TestNG
5 9 (7.44%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
6 6 (4.96%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.31%) Moq
7 4 (3.31%) MSTest
7 4 (3.31%) webpack
8 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.65%) ReSharper
8 2 (1.65%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (3.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
3 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (19.83%) Developer
3 22 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Analyst
5 9 (7.44%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.79%) Architect
6 7 (5.79%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.96%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.96%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Administrator
8 5 (4.13%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Office 365 Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Graduate Applications Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Graduate Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Head of Data Architecture
10 3 (2.48%) Head of Information
10 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.97%) .NET
2 23 (19.01%) Web Services
3 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (6.61%) Entity Framework
5 8 (6.61%) REST
6 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (4.96%) JDBC
6 6 (4.96%) XML
7 5 (4.13%) HTML
7 5 (4.13%) WAP
8 4 (3.31%) Ajax
8 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (3.31%) OAuth2
8 4 (3.31%) OpenID
8 4 (3.31%) React
8 4 (3.31%) Swagger
8 4 (3.31%) WCF
8 4 (3.31%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.31%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.65%) BYOD
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.93%) Windows
2 24 (19.83%) Windows Server
3 19 (15.70%) Linux
4 15 (12.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.61%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.36%) Test Automation
3 19 (15.70%) Migration
4 13 (10.74%) API Testing
4 13 (10.74%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (8.26%) DevOps
5 10 (8.26%) Scrum
6 9 (7.44%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (7.44%) ETL
6 9 (7.44%) Performance Testing
6 9 (7.44%) Project Management
6 9 (7.44%) Test Strategy
7 8 (6.61%) ITIL
7 8 (6.61%) MVC
8 7 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (5.79%) Data Management
8 7 (5.79%) Time Management
9 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Data Management
9 6 (4.96%) Release Management
9 6 (4.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.53%) C#
2 20 (16.53%) Python
3 18 (14.88%) Java
4 17 (14.05%) F#
5 16 (13.22%) SQL
6 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.96%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.96%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.31%) ES6
8 4 (3.31%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.65%) Ruby
9 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.70%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.96%) ISEB
3 6 (4.96%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.65%) CCNA
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.65%) MCSA
5 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CISM
6 1 (0.83%) CISSP
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) SSCP
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.74%) vSphere
4 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.66%) VMware
3 23 (19.01%) Oracle
4 18 (14.88%) HP
5 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
5 13 (10.74%) Software AG
5 13 (10.74%) webMethods
6 11 (9.09%) Cisco
7 6 (4.96%) Remedy
7 6 (4.96%) Xamarin
8 5 (4.13%) BMC
8 5 (4.13%) NetApp
9 4 (3.31%) ESRI
10 3 (2.48%) Citrix
10 3 (2.48%) Google
11 2 (1.65%) Avaya
11 2 (1.65%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.65%) BT
11 2 (1.65%) Sybase
11 2 (1.65%) Symantec