Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 20 November 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 > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 53
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 35 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.68% 4.23% 1.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 64.81% 61.76% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 7
Kent median daily rate £450 £650 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +91.18% -22.29%
10th Percentile £321 £380 £317
90th Percentile £585 £1,000 £485
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% -

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 Kent with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 54 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.31% 6.84% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 15
Kent median daily rate £450 £438 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +28.68% -22.29%
10th Percentile £300 £222 £298
90th Percentile £675 £660 £485
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Kent median hourly rate - £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.67% -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% +14.06% +11.30%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Kent over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Kent

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Maidstone -4 11 £350 - 4
West Malling - 4 £506 -
Dartford 0 2 £500 +25.00%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £445 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 20 (57.14%) C#
3 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (45.71%) HTML
4 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
4 16 (45.71%) CSS
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 12 (34.29%) MVC
6 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
6 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
6 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (28.57%) HTML5
7 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) CSS3
9 6 (17.14%) NUnit
9 6 (17.14%) WCF
10 5 (14.29%) jQuery
10 5 (14.29%) REST
10 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Microservices
11 4 (11.43%) SOLID
11 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
11 4 (11.43%) CMS
11 4 (11.43%) Scrum
11 4 (11.43%) Firewall
11 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (11.43%) CMS
2 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) npm
4 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (8.57%) Network Security
2 3 (8.57%) Skype
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) AMQP
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) NUnit
2 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Bower
3 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Grunt
3 1 (2.86%) gulp
3 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.86%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Director
7 2 (5.71%) Operations Director
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (45.71%) CSS
3 16 (45.71%) HTML
4 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET
4 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (28.57%) HTML5
6 8 (22.86%) CSS3
7 6 (17.14%) WCF
8 5 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 5 (14.29%) jQuery
8 5 (14.29%) REST
9 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.43%) Entity Framework
10 3 (8.57%) JSON
10 3 (8.57%) SOAP
10 3 (8.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (8.57%) XML
11 2 (5.71%) EDI
11 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Fintech
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) MVC
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Microservices
4 4 (11.43%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) SOLID
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.71%) OOD
6 2 (5.71%) OOP
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
6 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.71%) Workflow
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Go
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
2 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
2 3 (8.57%) F5
2 3 (8.57%) Juniper
2 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Capita
4 1 (2.86%) Meraki
4 1 (2.86%) Polycom
4 1 (2.86%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.86%) Sophos
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Xamarin