Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 +55
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 132 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.20% 4.64% 5.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.98% 34.41% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 35 66
Reading median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £341 £300 £356
90th Percentile £625 £553 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.38 - -

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 281 186 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.72% 13.50% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 95 155
Reading median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £321 £191 £325
90th Percentile £625 £538 £533
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +11.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Reading median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.70% -31.03% +50.00%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.56 £14.25
90th Percentile £22.41 £16.34 £28.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £15.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.73% -37.50% +65.52%

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 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (34.09%) Windows
3 27 (20.45%) Linux
3 27 (20.45%) Migration
4 26 (19.70%) SQL
5 25 (18.94%) C#
6 24 (18.18%) VMware
6 24 (18.18%) IaaS
7 23 (17.42%) PowerShell
8 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 22 (16.67%) PaaS
9 20 (15.15%) .NET
9 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
9 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (14.39%) Office 365
11 18 (13.64%) Degree
11 18 (13.64%) Java
11 18 (13.64%) Active Directory
12 17 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
12 17 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (12.88%) Analytics
13 16 (12.12%) Oracle
14 15 (11.36%) Firewall
14 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
14 15 (11.36%) DevOps
14 15 (11.36%) Microservices
15 14 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (10.61%) .NET Core

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 13 (9.85%) IIS
2 10 (7.58%) Confluence
3 9 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.52%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.52%) SAS
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.76%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) uWSGI
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.52%) SPSS
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.76%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.18%) IaaS
2 22 (16.67%) PaaS
3 19 (14.39%) Office 365
4 14 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (7.58%) NuGet
7 8 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.52%) GitHub
8 2 (1.52%) SaaS
9 1 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) Firewall
2 11 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.30%) DNS
3 7 (5.30%) VPN
4 5 (3.79%) Skype
5 4 (3.03%) Network Security
5 4 (3.03%) SAN
6 3 (2.27%) Internet
6 3 (2.27%) SMTP
6 3 (2.27%) WAN
7 2 (1.52%) DHCP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.76%) IPsec
8 1 (0.76%) LAN
8 1 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.76%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (9.09%) Power BI
4 8 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (6.06%) Big Data
5 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.79%) Data Lake
7 5 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.03%) HDInsight
8 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (2.27%) HBase
9 3 (2.27%) Redis
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.52%) Mahout
10 2 (1.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
2 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.58%) Eclipse
3 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.58%) JIRA
3 10 (7.58%) Maven
3 10 (7.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (7.58%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (4.55%) Banking
1 6 (4.55%) Finance
2 5 (3.79%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Local Government
3 4 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) French Language
5 2 (1.52%) German Language
5 2 (1.52%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.52%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Consultant
1 24 (18.18%) Developer
2 22 (16.67%) Architect
3 16 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
4 14 (10.61%) Azure Consultant
4 14 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.33%) Azure Architect
6 10 (7.58%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.30%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Applications Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Applications Project Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Cloud Consultant
10 5 (3.79%) Tester
11 4 (3.03%) Applications Tester
11 4 (3.03%) Data Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) .NET
2 14 (10.61%) .NET Core
3 13 (9.85%) REST
4 9 (6.82%) JSON
5 6 (4.55%) CSS
5 6 (4.55%) HTML
6 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.03%) HTML5
7 4 (3.03%) Web Services
8 3 (2.27%) CSS3
8 3 (2.27%) jQuery
8 3 (2.27%) Node.js
8 3 (2.27%) XML
9 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.52%) Ajax
9 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.52%) React
9 2 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.30%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.03%) Replication
5 4 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) PMI
7 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.52%) Robotics
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.52%) Wiki
8 1 (0.76%) Blog
8 1 (0.76%) FMCG
8 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.09%) Windows
2 27 (20.45%) Linux
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.76%) Debian
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Unix
6 1 (0.76%) VMS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) Migration
2 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.88%) Analytics
3 17 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (11.36%) DevOps
4 15 (11.36%) Microservices
5 13 (9.85%) Multithreading
5 13 (9.85%) Project Management
6 11 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.58%) Low Latency
7 10 (7.58%) SDLC
8 9 (6.82%) Change Control
8 9 (6.82%) TDD
9 8 (6.06%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.06%) ITIL
9 8 (6.06%) MVC
9 8 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.30%) B2C
10 7 (5.30%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.70%) SQL
2 25 (18.94%) C#
3 23 (17.42%) PowerShell
4 18 (13.64%) Java
5 10 (7.58%) C++
5 10 (7.58%) CQL
5 10 (7.58%) Python
6 9 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.79%) R
8 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.03%) Scala
9 3 (2.27%) F#
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.76%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.64%) Degree
3 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.79%) MCSE
6 4 (3.03%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.03%) MCITP
6 4 (3.03%) MCTS
6 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.03%) PMP
7 3 (2.27%) MCSD
8 2 (1.52%) CCNA
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.52%) MCSA
8 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.76%) ISEB
9 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) ISO 9001
1 9 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) GDPR
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.03%) Docker
6 3 (2.27%) vSphere
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) Opsview
2 8 (6.06%) SCCM
2 8 (6.06%) SCOM
3 4 (3.03%) Ansible
3 4 (3.03%) HP ALM
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.03%) MOM
3 4 (3.03%) Puppet
4 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.52%) Terraform
6 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.18%) VMware
3 16 (12.12%) Oracle
4 12 (9.09%) HP
5 5 (3.79%) Citrix
5 5 (3.79%) Veeam
6 4 (3.03%) Capita
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco
6 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.27%) Informatica
7 3 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.52%) Talend
8 2 (1.52%) Teradata
8 2 (1.52%) Vertica
9 1 (0.76%) Adobe
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat