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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South East / Kent
Rank 43 24 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.74% 6.94% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.81% 65.31% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 1
Median daily rate £413 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 21 49 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.29% 10.63% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 4
Median daily rate £401 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.34% +43.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £430 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £675 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gravesend - 1 £413 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (30.77%) Advertising
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) PaaS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 1 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Heroku
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Redis
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) DBA
1 5 (38.46%) SQL DBA
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Production DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
2 1 (7.69%) B2C
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.69%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (7.69%) SDLC
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Go
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto