Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Azure Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 76 89
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Azure Consultant 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 0.79% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.85% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Reading median daily rate £438 £438 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.89% -
10th Percentile £401 £413 £425
90th Percentile £509 £543 £542
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,325 1,172 1,396
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.57% 92.79% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 664 797
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £193 £250 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £421 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 73
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% - -28.07%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.93 £45.40 £32.56
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.81% +10.71% -35.03%

Azure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Azure Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Azure Consultant in Reading

Azure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure Consultant in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure Consultant in Reading

Azure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Azure Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Azure Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (81.82%) IaaS
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) PaaS
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
6 4 (36.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (18.18%) Linux
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (18.18%) Migration
8 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
9 1 (9.09%) Privileged Identity Management
9 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
9 1 (9.09%) DevOps
9 1 (9.09%) Microservices
9 1 (9.09%) Skype
9 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
9 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef

Azure Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (81.82%) IaaS
3 5 (45.45%) Office 365
3 5 (45.45%) PaaS
4 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) REST
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) B2B
3 1 (9.09%) B2C
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Microservices
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
3 1 (9.09%) Privileged Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow