Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 37 52
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 61 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.40% 3.98% 2.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 67.78% 45.45% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 17
Kent median daily rate £425 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -9.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £321 £399 £376
90th Percentile £581 £638 £630
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 £23.08 £14.88 £28.50
% change year-on-year +55.14% -47.80% +26.66%

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 90 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 16.82% 8.76% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 30 28
Kent median daily rate £450 £419 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -11.84% +18.75%
10th Percentile £320 £324 £202
90th Percentile £675 £638 £616
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Kent median hourly rate £10.25 £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.05% -36.67% -
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.03 £17.75
% change year-on-year -8.98% -4.04% +23.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -2 14 £385 - 1
West Malling - 8 £450 - 4
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £445 - 1
Dartford -3 1 £500 +25.00%
Microsoft Azure
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 37 (60.66%) Microsoft
3 32 (52.46%) C#
4 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (39.34%) HTML
5 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
5 24 (39.34%) CSS
6 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
7 21 (34.43%) SQL
7 21 (34.43%) Windows
7 21 (34.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (32.79%) Microservices
9 18 (29.51%) Visual Studio
10 17 (27.87%) HTML5
11 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (26.23%) MVC
11 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
12 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
12 13 (21.31%) REST
12 13 (21.31%) CSS3
12 13 (21.31%) DevOps
13 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
13 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
13 12 (19.67%) WCF
13 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (18.03%) Finance
14 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
15 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
15 10 (16.39%) Git (software)

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 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) IaaS
1 10 (16.39%) PaaS
2 9 (14.75%) npm
3 8 (13.11%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.20%) Office 365
5 4 (6.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) HTTP
1 6 (9.84%) SMTP
1 6 (9.84%) SSL
2 5 (8.20%) AMQP
3 4 (6.56%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (6.56%) LAN
3 4 (6.56%) Skype
3 4 (6.56%) WAN
3 4 (6.56%) WLAN
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.56%) Big Data
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) Power BI
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (29.51%) Visual Studio
2 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (14.75%) Bower
5 8 (13.11%) NuGet
6 7 (11.48%) NUnit
7 6 (9.84%) Fiddler
7 6 (9.84%) ReSharper
8 5 (8.20%) Selenium
9 2 (3.28%) Appium
9 2 (3.28%) Calabash
9 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.64%) Grunt
10 1 (1.64%) gulp
10 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.64%) TestRail
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Developer
2 20 (32.79%) .NET Developer
3 17 (27.87%) Architect
4 12 (19.67%) C# Developer
5 11 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (11.48%) Azure Architect
8 7 (11.48%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (11.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 5 (8.20%) .NET Architect
11 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (6.56%) Azure DevOps
11 4 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (6.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (6.56%) Software Architect
12 3 (4.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 24 (39.34%) CSS
2 24 (39.34%) HTML
3 21 (34.43%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (27.87%) HTML5
5 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET
5 16 (26.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (21.31%) CSS3
6 13 (21.31%) REST
7 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
7 12 (19.67%) AngularJS
7 12 (19.67%) WCF
8 9 (14.75%) SOAP
9 8 (13.11%) jQuery
9 8 (13.11%) JSON
9 8 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (9.84%) EDI
11 5 (8.20%) Entity Framework
11 5 (8.20%) XML
12 3 (4.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Fintech
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Blog
5 1 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Microservices
3 16 (26.23%) MVC
4 13 (21.31%) DevOps
4 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.39%) SOA
7 9 (14.75%) Scrum
8 8 (13.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (13.11%) SDLC
8 8 (13.11%) TDD
9 7 (11.48%) Information Security
9 7 (11.48%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.84%) Task Automation
11 5 (8.20%) Analytics
11 5 (8.20%) ETL
11 5 (8.20%) SOLID
11 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
11 5 (8.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
3 21 (34.43%) SQL
4 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
5 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
6 6 (9.84%) TypeScript
6 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.28%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.28%) MCSM
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 7 (11.48%) Virtual Servers
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (13.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) Capita
5 1 (1.64%) Xamarin