Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing Azure 61 31 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 10.78% 7.29% 11.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.67% 37.35% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 90
10th Percentile £335 £389 £313
25th Percentile £405 £420 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £597
90th Percentile £638 £618 £638
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £445 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -6.32% - -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 171 83 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 30.21% 19.53% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 65 181
10th Percentile £300 £305 £313
25th Percentile £403 £400 £404
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £550 £550 £550
90th Percentile £625 £633 £638
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £466 £450
% change year-on-year -3.48% +3.60% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Median hourly rate £30.50 £16.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +87.69% - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year +53.85% -50.76% +95.58%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Milton Keynes

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Milton Keynes

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Azure.

1 26 (42.62%) AWS
2 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) Python
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) DevOps
4 17 (27.87%) Social Skills
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (19.67%) GCP
7 11 (18.03%) Public Sector
7 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
8 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL
8 10 (16.39%) Terraform
8 10 (16.39%) Docker
8 10 (16.39%) Kubernetes
9 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.75%) Windows
9 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
9 9 (14.75%) JIRA
9 9 (14.75%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (13.11%) PaaS
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
10 8 (13.11%) Ansible
10 8 (13.11%) Power Platform
11 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
11 7 (11.48%) Power BI
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle
11 7 (11.48%) Java

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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%) nginx
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (42.62%) AWS
2 12 (19.67%) GCP
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (13.11%) PaaS
4 8 (13.11%) Power Platform
5 5 (8.20%) IaaS
5 5 (8.20%) SaaS
6 4 (6.56%) GitHub
7 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (4.92%) Serverless
8 2 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Functions
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 2 (3.28%) iPaaS
8 2 (3.28%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.64%) Apigee
9 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Firewall
2 3 (4.92%) DHCP
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) VLAN
4 1 (1.64%) ADSL
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) Intranet
4 1 (1.64%) LAN
4 1 (1.64%) NAS
4 1 (1.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Power BI
3 5 (8.20%) Data Mining
3 5 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) Data Lake
4 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.92%) MySQL
6 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.28%) Big Data
6 2 (3.28%) DB2
6 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.28%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.64%) Redis
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) GitLab
3 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.64%) Grunt
5 1 (1.64%) Maven
5 1 (1.64%) Mocha
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.64%) webpack
5 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 17 (27.87%) Social Skills
2 11 (18.03%) Public Sector
3 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 3 (4.92%) Banking
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Azure Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
3 7 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Data Scientist
6 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Architect
6 4 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) PowerShell Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) Keras
1 5 (8.20%) NumPy
1 5 (8.20%) PyTorch
1 5 (8.20%) scikit-learn
1 5 (8.20%) TensorFlow
1 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) React
3 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.92%) Node.js
3 3 (4.92%) REST
3 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.28%) LDAP
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) NHibernate
4 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.56%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.84%) Linux
4 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (6.56%) CoreOS
6 2 (3.28%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (29.51%) DevOps
2 10 (16.39%) ITIL
3 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
4 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
4 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.48%) Open Source
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
5 6 (9.84%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.20%) Data Science
6 5 (8.20%) Machine Learning
6 5 (8.20%) Predictive Modelling
6 5 (8.20%) Statistics
7 4 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (6.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Python
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.48%) Java
4 5 (8.20%) C#
4 5 (8.20%) Go
4 5 (8.20%) R
5 4 (6.56%) Ruby
5 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
7 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.92%) PhD
5 3 (4.92%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CISM
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.64%) OCP
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.64%) SSCP
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) GRC
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
1 10 (16.39%) Docker
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Kubernetes
1 10 (16.39%) Terraform
2 8 (13.11%) Ansible
3 6 (9.84%) Puppet
4 5 (8.20%) HAProxy
5 4 (6.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (6.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.28%) Packer
6 2 (3.28%) SCCM
7 1 (1.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Cisco
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Dynatrace
5 4 (6.56%) Google
5 4 (6.56%) Hortonworks
6 3 (4.92%) F5
6 3 (4.92%) Infoblox
7 2 (3.28%) Alibaba
7 2 (3.28%) Databricks
7 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) Informatica
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.28%) StreamSets
8 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.64%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.64%) Meraki
8 1 (1.64%) Veracode