Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 45 27
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.71% 3.32% 5.87%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.12% 54.55% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 50
Kent median daily rate £425 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% -19.23% +91.18%
10th Percentile £365 £325 £400
90th Percentile £595 £553 £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 £18.89 £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.48% -58.75% +33.33%

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 82 33 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.29% 6.09% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 60
Kent median daily rate £425 £401 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -21.28% +53.58%
10th Percentile £179 £200 £212
90th Percentile £541 £675 £775
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £41.25 - -
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £16.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +14.82% -18.52% -2.41%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +12 8 £400 +14.29% 4
Tunbridge Wells +9 4 £368 -33.18% 3
West Malling +6 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 25 (67.57%) C#
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) .NET
3 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 18 (48.65%) CMS
5 16 (43.24%) Scrum
5 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
5 16 (43.24%) Entity Framework
6 15 (40.54%) TDD
7 13 (35.14%) OAuth
7 13 (35.14%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (35.14%) Sitecore
7 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
7 13 (35.14%) API Development
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (16.22%) DevOps
11 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
11 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
11 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (13.51%) HTML
11 5 (13.51%) CSS
11 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
11 5 (13.51%) Finance
12 4 (10.81%) Advertising

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 18 (48.65%) CMS
2 13 (35.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (5.41%) iSCSI
1 2 (5.41%) NAS
1 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.11%) SSDT
4 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) HDInsight
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
1 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) NUnit
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.70%) Appium
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) MSTest
3 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.70%) TestRail
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 17 (45.95%) .NET Developer
3 10 (27.03%) C# Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior .NET Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Developer
5 8 (21.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Architect
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Azure Developer
8 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Consultant
8 3 (8.11%) Database Developer
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Database Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Azure Architect
9 2 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
9 2 (5.41%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) .NET
2 21 (56.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 16 (43.24%) .NET Framework
3 16 (43.24%) Entity Framework
4 13 (35.14%) OAuth
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
6 5 (13.51%) CSS
6 5 (13.51%) HTML
7 4 (10.81%) CSS3
8 3 (8.11%) HTML5
8 3 (8.11%) jQuery
8 3 (8.11%) JSON
8 3 (8.11%) REST
8 3 (8.11%) WCF
8 3 (8.11%) Web Services
9 2 (5.41%) Ajax
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.41%) RESTful
9 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Scrum
3 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 13 (35.14%) API Development
4 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
5 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.81%) ETL
7 4 (10.81%) MVC
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.11%) OO
8 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (8.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.11%) SOLID
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) BDD
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (5.41%) Economics
9 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CISA
2 1 (2.70%) CISM
2 1 (2.70%) CISSP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) NFS
1 2 (5.41%) XenApp
1 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.70%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Sitecore
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.70%) VMware