Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 22 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 65 52 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.62% 9.65% 4.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 64.36% 69.33% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 17
Kent median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +32.35%
10th Percentile £372 £321 £315
90th Percentile £545 £593 £638
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £29.08 £15.00
% change year-on-year +54.76% +93.85% -60.00%

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 101 75 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.83% 13.91% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 23
Kent median daily rate £425 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.08% +0.56% +30.43%
10th Percentile £156 £304 £263
90th Percentile £546 £675 £638
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 - £19.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +9.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +3 12 £434 -2.53% 8
Maidstone +11 9 £500 +42.86% 9
West Malling -7 5 £413 -8.33%
Chatham - 3 £400 - 8
Dover - 1 £450 -
Ramsgate - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 - 1
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 40 (61.54%) C#
2 39 (60.00%) .NET
3 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (55.38%) .NET Framework
5 34 (52.31%) SQL
5 34 (52.31%) Entity Framework
5 34 (52.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (50.77%) TDD
6 33 (50.77%) CMS
7 32 (49.23%) Scrum
8 18 (27.69%) OAuth
8 18 (27.69%) Sitecore
8 18 (27.69%) E-Commerce
9 17 (26.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (26.15%) API Development
10 16 (24.62%) SOLID
10 16 (24.62%) AngularJS
10 16 (24.62%) TeamCity
10 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
10 16 (24.62%) Finance
11 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
12 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (21.54%) BDD
13 13 (20.00%) RESTful
13 13 (20.00%) OO
13 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (18.46%) Deployment Automation
14 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET Core
14 12 (18.46%) 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 33 (50.77%) CMS
2 17 (26.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
5 1 (1.54%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.08%) GitHub
4 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.54%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) DHCP
2 2 (3.08%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.08%) NAS
2 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.08%) SAN
2 2 (3.08%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) SSL
3 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 5 (7.69%) Big Data
2 5 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.69%) Power BI
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.62%) HBase
3 3 (4.62%) Impala
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.62%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) Spark SQL
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.62%) Sqoop
4 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.54%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) GitLab
3 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.54%) Calabash
4 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.08%) Law
2 2 (3.08%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (66.15%) Developer
2 38 (58.46%) .NET Developer
3 21 (32.31%) Senior .NET Developer
3 21 (32.31%) Senior Developer
4 20 (30.77%) C# Developer
5 19 (29.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (13.85%) Azure Developer
8 6 (9.23%) Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Big Data Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) Data Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (60.00%) .NET
2 36 (55.38%) .NET Framework
3 34 (52.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 34 (52.31%) Entity Framework
4 18 (27.69%) OAuth
5 16 (24.62%) AngularJS
5 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
6 13 (20.00%) RESTful
7 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET Core
8 7 (10.77%) .NET Core
9 6 (9.23%) Web Services
10 3 (4.62%) Kafka
10 3 (4.62%) MLlib
10 3 (4.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.08%) jQuery
11 2 (3.08%) Middleware
12 1 (1.54%) Ajax
12 1 (1.54%) XML
12 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.08%) Robotics
2 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.08%) VMS
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) TDD
3 32 (49.23%) Scrum
4 18 (27.69%) E-Commerce
5 17 (26.15%) API Development
6 16 (24.62%) SOLID
7 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 14 (21.54%) BDD
8 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.00%) OO
9 13 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (18.46%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (18.46%) Economics
10 12 (18.46%) SOA
11 7 (10.77%) DevOps
12 5 (7.69%) Analytics
12 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (7.69%) Use Case
13 4 (6.15%) MVC
14 3 (4.62%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (61.54%) C#
2 34 (52.31%) SQL
3 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.69%) Python
4 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) Go
5 3 (4.62%) Java
5 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 3 (4.62%) Scala
5 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) CISA
2 2 (3.08%) CISM
2 2 (3.08%) CISSP
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) GDPR
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) Apache Flume
3 3 (4.62%) Docker
3 3 (4.62%) HDFS
4 2 (3.08%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) NFS
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.08%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Ansible
1 3 (4.62%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
2 2 (3.08%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Sitecore
2 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 3 (4.62%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.62%) HP
5 3 (4.62%) Tableau
6 2 (3.08%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) NetApp
6 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) EMC
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (1.54%) SAP
7 1 (1.54%) Xamarin