Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 15 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +36 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 83 59 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.24% 12.32% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 67.48% 67.82% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 12
Kent median daily rate £500 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.35% -25.00%
10th Percentile £375 £345 £330
90th Percentile £625 £616 £606
South East median daily rate £495 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £25.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +87.02% +72.88% -24.34%

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 123 87 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.03% 18.16% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 50 28
Kent median daily rate £475 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% -29.55%
10th Percentile £181 £300 £313
90th Percentile £625 £628 £569
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 £10.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.20% -46.05% -36.67%
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% +20.73% -26.83%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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
West Malling +3 18 £400 -8.57% 4
Maidstone +5 13 £500 +29.87% 4
Tunbridge Wells +4 10 £630 +14.55% 10
Chatham - 6 - -
Tonbridge - 3 £513 -
Margate - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 £438 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 35 (42.17%) .NET
2 28 (33.73%) Finance
3 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
4 25 (30.12%) C#
5 22 (26.51%) TDD
5 22 (26.51%) PowerShell
5 22 (26.51%) DevOps
6 21 (25.30%) IaaS
7 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
9 17 (20.48%) SQL
10 16 (19.28%) Scrum
11 15 (18.07%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (18.07%) RESTful
11 15 (18.07%) PaaS
11 15 (18.07%) Puppet
11 15 (18.07%) .NET Framework
11 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
11 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
11 15 (18.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (16.87%) Docker
13 13 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (15.66%) SOLID
14 12 (14.46%) .NET Core
14 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (14.46%) AngularJS
14 12 (14.46%) Windows
15 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET

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 10 (12.05%) CMS
2 6 (7.23%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) Apache Solr
3 5 (6.02%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.30%) IaaS
2 15 (18.07%) PaaS
3 13 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (12.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (10.84%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (10.84%) NuGet
6 8 (9.64%) SaaS
7 7 (8.43%) Azure Functions
7 7 (8.43%) Serverless
8 4 (4.82%) npm
9 3 (3.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (3.61%) Office 365
10 2 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) DHCP
3 4 (4.82%) VLAN
4 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.61%) NAS
4 3 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (3.61%) VSAN
5 2 (2.41%) Skype
6 1 (1.20%) DKIM
6 1 (1.20%) DMARC
6 1 (1.20%) Firewall
6 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) Power BI
2 6 (7.23%) Redis
3 5 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (6.02%) Apache Hive
3 5 (6.02%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.02%) HBase
3 5 (6.02%) Impala
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.02%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (6.02%) Spark SQL
3 5 (6.02%) Sqoop
4 4 (4.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.61%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.82%) Bower
3 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
3 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.61%) NUnit
4 3 (3.61%) Rational Rose
4 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) Calabash
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) JUnit
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Developer
2 20 (24.10%) .NET Developer
3 16 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (14.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (14.46%) C# Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Senior Developer
6 10 (12.05%) Azure Developer
7 9 (10.84%) Consultant
7 9 (10.84%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (9.64%) Architect
8 8 (9.64%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (6.02%) Data Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) .NET
2 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (18.07%) .NET Framework
3 15 (18.07%) RESTful
4 12 (14.46%) .NET Core
4 12 (14.46%) AngularJS
5 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
6 10 (12.05%) Entity Framework
7 9 (10.84%) Web Services
8 5 (6.02%) Kafka
8 5 (6.02%) MLlib
8 5 (6.02%) OpenID
8 5 (6.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (6.02%) SAML
8 5 (6.02%) Sass
8 5 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
9 4 (4.82%) NHibernate
10 3 (3.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) DevOps
2 22 (26.51%) TDD
3 19 (22.89%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
5 16 (19.28%) Scrum
6 15 (18.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (15.66%) SOLID
8 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (9.64%) API Development
9 8 (9.64%) Microservices
10 7 (8.43%) BDD
10 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.43%) Data Visualisation
10 7 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (8.43%) SDLC
10 7 (8.43%) Visualisation
11 6 (7.23%) Information Security
11 6 (7.23%) SOA
12 5 (6.02%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) C#
2 22 (26.51%) PowerShell
3 17 (20.48%) SQL
4 9 (10.84%) Java
5 7 (8.43%) TypeScript
6 6 (7.23%) Python
7 5 (6.02%) Go
7 5 (6.02%) Scala
8 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.41%) C
10 1 (1.20%) R
10 1 (1.20%) Ruby
10 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.87%) Docker
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (7.23%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (6.02%) Apache Flume
4 5 (6.02%) HDFS
4 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.61%) LXC
5 3 (3.61%) NFS
5 3 (3.61%) VMware NSX
5 3 (3.61%) vSphere
5 3 (3.61%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (18.07%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (3.61%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.61%) vRealize
3 3 (3.61%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 3 (3.61%) WSUS
4 2 (2.41%) Ansible
4 2 (2.41%) Terraform
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) VMware
3 5 (6.02%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Tableau
4 4 (4.82%) Citrix
4 4 (4.82%) Dell
4 4 (4.82%) webMethods
5 3 (3.61%) EMC
5 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.41%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) Databricks
7 1 (1.20%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) IronPort
7 1 (1.20%) Xamarin