Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 46 29
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17 +28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 43 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.00% 3.28% 6.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 51.81% 40.91% 51.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 57
Kent median daily rate £455 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -16.00% +78.57%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £450
90th Percentile £579 £588 £1,000
South East median daily rate £475 £469 £450
% change year-on-year +1.23% +4.28% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +37.70% -23.06% -35.02%

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 83 44 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.36% 8.01% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 73
Kent median daily rate £450 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27% +189.47%
10th Percentile £223 £318 £244
90th Percentile £622 £563 £775
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £41.25 - -
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -12.84%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 - 8 £400 - 4
West Malling +5 4 £425 +21.43% 5
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 - 3
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) .NET
3 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) C#
5 18 (41.86%) SQL
6 17 (39.53%) Windows
7 16 (37.21%) Visual Studio
8 15 (34.88%) DevOps
9 14 (32.56%) Microservices
9 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
9 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
10 13 (30.23%) HTML
10 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
10 13 (30.23%) CSS
11 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (25.58%) HTML5
12 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
14 9 (20.93%) Puppet
14 9 (20.93%) REST
14 9 (20.93%) CSS3
14 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
14 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (18.60%) npm
15 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
15 8 (18.60%) Bower
15 8 (18.60%) NuGet

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 (9.30%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (18.60%) IaaS
1 8 (18.60%) npm
1 8 (18.60%) NuGet
1 8 (18.60%) PaaS
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Office 365
3 4 (9.30%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
1 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (9.30%) LAN
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
1 4 (9.30%) SMTP
1 4 (9.30%) SSL
1 4 (9.30%) WAN
1 4 (9.30%) WLAN
2 3 (6.98%) AMQP
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) Big Data
4 3 (6.98%) SSDT
5 2 (4.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) Power BI
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.33%) HDInsight
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Visual Studio
2 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
5 8 (18.60%) Bower
6 6 (13.95%) Selenium
7 5 (11.63%) NUnit
8 4 (9.30%) Fiddler
8 4 (9.30%) ReSharper
9 2 (4.65%) Appium
9 2 (4.65%) Calabash
9 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.33%) Moq
10 1 (2.33%) MSTest
10 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Architect
2 13 (30.23%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) .NET Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Azure Architect
3 8 (18.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (16.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Database Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Lead Architect
7 4 (9.30%) Software Architect
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Database Developer
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) .NET
2 13 (30.23%) CSS
2 13 (30.23%) HTML
3 11 (25.58%) HTML5
4 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (20.93%) CSS3
4 9 (20.93%) REST
5 8 (18.60%) .NET Framework
5 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
5 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
5 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (16.28%) WCF
7 6 (13.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (11.63%) SOAP
9 4 (9.30%) EDI
9 4 (9.30%) JSON
10 3 (6.98%) jQuery
11 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
12 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
12 1 (2.33%) VRML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 14 (32.56%) Microservices
3 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
4 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (18.60%) MVC
6 8 (18.60%) SOA
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (16.28%) Information Security
7 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Task Automation
9 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.63%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) TDD
10 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) C#
2 18 (41.86%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
4 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.63%) TypeScript
5 5 (11.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) DBS Check
2 3 (6.98%) MCSE
3 2 (4.65%) MCSM
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (16.28%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (20.93%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Capita