Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 November 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 19 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 157 103 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.63% 8.08% 3.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.59% 45.18% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 69 13
Reading median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £288
90th Percentile £606 £588 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Reading median hourly rate - £37.50 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 Reading with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 337 228 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.82% 17.90% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 130 74
Reading median daily rate £450 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +7.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £526
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
Reading median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -26.06% -29.96%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £19.38 £34.03 £20.42
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.03
% change year-on-year +42.86% -22.35% +24.34%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Reading over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 73 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 43 (27.39%) C#
3 42 (26.75%) IaaS
3 42 (26.75%) DevOps
4 38 (24.20%) PaaS
5 37 (23.57%) .NET
6 36 (22.93%) SQL
7 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
9 32 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (20.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 31 (19.75%) Windows
11 28 (17.83%) Active Directory
12 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
13 25 (15.92%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
15 23 (14.65%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
17 17 (10.83%) VMware
17 17 (10.83%) ASP.NET
17 17 (10.83%) Office 365
17 17 (10.83%) Public Cloud
18 16 (10.19%) Power BI
18 16 (10.19%) Visual Studio
18 16 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
18 16 (10.19%) MVC
18 16 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (8.92%) TDD
19 14 (8.92%) Business Intelligence

Microsoft Azure
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 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.82%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.18%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.55%) IIS
5 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.64%) CMS
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.75%) IaaS
2 38 (24.20%) PaaS
3 32 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (14.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (10.83%) Office 365
6 13 (8.28%) SaaS
7 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.55%) GitHub
7 4 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.91%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.64%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.64%) Datadog
9 1 (0.64%) npm
9 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) DNS
2 7 (4.46%) DHCP
2 7 (4.46%) WAN
3 6 (3.82%) Firewall
3 6 (3.82%) LAN
3 6 (3.82%) Network Security
4 5 (3.18%) Skype
5 4 (2.55%) SMTP
5 4 (2.55%) VPN
6 3 (1.91%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.91%) OSPF
7 2 (1.27%) BGP
7 2 (1.27%) Internet
7 2 (1.27%) MPLS
7 2 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.64%) 3G
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.64%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.19%) Power BI
3 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.37%) Data Lake
4 10 (6.37%) HDInsight
5 6 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.55%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.91%) Big Data
7 3 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.27%) MySQL
8 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (10.19%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.55%) Selenium
5 4 (2.55%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.91%) NUnit
6 3 (1.91%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.91%) webpack
7 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.64%) Gatling
8 1 (0.64%) Maven
8 1 (0.64%) Mockito
8 1 (0.64%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.64%) Subversion
8 1 (0.64%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (3.18%) Finance
2 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Billing
4 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Developer
2 32 (20.38%) Architect
3 22 (14.01%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (14.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (13.38%) .NET Developer
5 19 (12.10%) Consultant
6 14 (8.92%) Azure Consultant
7 13 (8.28%) Azure DevOps
8 12 (7.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Active Directory Consultant
9 10 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.73%) Angular Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) Project Manager
13 6 (3.82%) Azure Architect
13 6 (3.82%) Cloud Consultant
13 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 5 (3.18%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
14 5 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
14 5 (3.18%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.57%) .NET
2 17 (10.83%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.92%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.64%) CSS
4 12 (7.64%) HTML
5 11 (7.01%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (5.73%) .NET Core
7 8 (5.10%) Angular 2
8 7 (4.46%) JSON
9 6 (3.82%) REST
10 5 (3.18%) Web Services
11 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (2.55%) Entity Framework
12 3 (1.91%) CSS3
12 3 (1.91%) HTML5
12 3 (1.91%) RESTful
12 3 (1.91%) XML
13 2 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.83%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.55%) Social Media
5 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.91%) Replication
6 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.75%) Windows
2 9 (5.73%) Linux
3 6 (3.82%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.91%) CentOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.75%) DevOps
2 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (10.19%) MVC
4 14 (8.92%) Analytics
4 14 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (8.92%) Microservices
4 14 (8.92%) TDD
5 12 (7.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (7.64%) Migration
6 11 (7.01%) BDD
6 11 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (7.01%) Scrum
6 11 (7.01%) Security Testing
6 11 (7.01%) Web Development
7 10 (6.37%) Data Management
8 9 (5.73%) ITIL
8 9 (5.73%) Service Management
8 9 (5.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.39%) C#
2 36 (22.93%) SQL
3 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
4 20 (12.74%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.01%) Java
6 7 (4.46%) C++
6 7 (4.46%) Python
7 5 (3.18%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.91%) F#
9 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.27%) C
9 2 (1.27%) R
9 2 (1.27%) Ruby
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.55%) Degree
4 4 (2.55%) MCITP
4 4 (2.55%) MCTS
5 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) MCSA
5 1 (0.64%) MCSE
5 1 (0.64%) PhD
5 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) GDPR
1 2 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 28 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.01%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (5.73%) Docker
5 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.64%) KVM
6 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) SCCM
2 9 (5.73%) SCOM
3 6 (3.82%) Ansible
4 5 (3.18%) Nagios
5 4 (2.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.55%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.55%) Puppet
5 4 (2.55%) Terraform
6 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.64%) Grafana
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool
7 1 (0.64%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.64%) OpenView
7 1 (0.64%) Packer
7 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.64%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 73 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.83%) VMware
3 11 (7.01%) Oracle
4 6 (3.82%) Google
4 6 (3.82%) Splunk
5 5 (3.18%) Cisco
6 4 (2.55%) HP
6 4 (2.55%) Veeam
7 3 (1.91%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.27%) F5
8 2 (1.27%) Juniper
8 2 (1.27%) Mirantis
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.64%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.64%) New Relic
9 1 (0.64%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.64%) Tableau
9 1 (0.64%) UiPath
9 1 (0.64%) Xamarin