Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 39 34
Rank change year-on-year +30 -5 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 62 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.12% 4.71% 4.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.49% 54.55% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 33
Kent median daily rate £425 £513 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% -21.15% +91.18%
10th Percentile £359 £327 £400
90th Percentile £528 £581 £1,000
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.76% -58.44% +4.58%

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 106 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.15% 8.63% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 32
Kent median daily rate £425 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +16.67% +32.35%
10th Percentile £179 £200 £266
90th Percentile £538 £675 £765
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £52.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +28.59%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 11 £368 -17.42% 4
Maidstone +16 9 £450 +28.57% 5
West Malling -4 6 £413 -26.67% 10
Chatham - 3 £400 - 2
Dover - 1 £450 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 39 (62.90%) C#
2 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (59.68%) .NET
4 34 (54.84%) .NET Framework
5 33 (53.23%) SQL
5 33 (53.23%) Entity Framework
5 33 (53.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (50.00%) CMS
6 31 (50.00%) Scrum
7 30 (48.39%) TDD
8 19 (30.65%) E-Commerce
8 19 (30.65%) OAuth
8 19 (30.65%) Sitecore
9 18 (29.03%) API Development
9 18 (29.03%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET
11 14 (22.58%) TeamCity
12 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.97%) SOLID
12 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
13 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
14 11 (17.74%) RESTful
14 11 (17.74%) BDD
14 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (17.74%) OO
14 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (16.13%) Degree
15 10 (16.13%) Economics
15 10 (16.13%) Finance
15 10 (16.13%) SOA

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 31 (50.00%) CMS
2 18 (29.03%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Office 365
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.23%) GitHub
4 2 (3.23%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.23%) NAS
2 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) Skype
3 1 (1.61%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.23%) SSDT
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) Power BI
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) TeamCity
2 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.23%) GitLab
4 2 (3.23%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Advertising
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Developer
2 35 (56.45%) .NET Developer
3 21 (33.87%) C# Developer
4 19 (30.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (30.65%) Senior .NET Developer
4 19 (30.65%) Senior Developer
5 9 (14.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (14.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Azure Developer
7 6 (9.68%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (59.68%) .NET
2 34 (54.84%) .NET Framework
3 33 (53.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 33 (53.23%) Entity Framework
4 19 (30.65%) OAuth
5 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET
6 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
7 11 (17.74%) RESTful
8 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET Core
9 5 (8.06%) .NET Core
9 5 (8.06%) Web Services
10 3 (4.84%) jQuery
10 3 (4.84%) JSON
11 2 (3.23%) Ajax
11 2 (3.23%) CSS
11 2 (3.23%) CSS3
11 2 (3.23%) HTML
11 2 (3.23%) Middleware
11 2 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.23%) Robotics
1 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (1.61%) Fintech
2 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.23%) VMS
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) Scrum
3 30 (48.39%) TDD
4 19 (30.65%) E-Commerce
5 18 (29.03%) API Development
6 13 (20.97%) SOLID
6 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.74%) BDD
7 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.74%) OO
7 11 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
8 10 (16.13%) Economics
8 10 (16.13%) SOA
9 5 (8.06%) DevOps
9 5 (8.06%) MVC
10 3 (4.84%) ETL
10 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
11 2 (3.23%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (62.90%) C#
2 33 (53.23%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) CISA
2 2 (3.23%) CISM
2 2 (3.23%) CISSP
2 2 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Docker
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) NFS
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) XenApp
3 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.84%) Ansible
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) WSUS
3 2 (3.23%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Sitecore
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 3 (4.84%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) NetApp
5 2 (3.23%) SaltStack
5 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Dell
6 1 (1.61%) EMC
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) SAP