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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 22 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.49% 6.01% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 70.00% 40.82% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 0
Median daily rate £513 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 20 49 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.84% 14.71% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 7
Median daily rate £525 £700 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +324.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £800 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
West Malling - 3 £350 - 1
Tonbridge -1 1 £525 -30.00%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 - 1
Dartford - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (38.89%) Firewall
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (33.33%) F5
2 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (33.33%) Skype
2 6 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 6 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 6 (33.33%) Juniper
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) MVC

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 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (33.33%) Skype
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) EDI
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Handset
1 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) B2C
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 6 (33.33%) F5
1 6 (33.33%) Juniper
1 6 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Meraki
4 1 (5.56%) Polycom
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
4 1 (5.56%) VMware