Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +65
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 173 87 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.78% 6.87% 7.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 52.27% 47.80% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 52 72
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £356
90th Percentile £638 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 331 182 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.53% 14.38% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 93 156
Reading median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -1.23%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £208
90th Percentile £638 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 5
Reading median hourly rate £16.33 £12.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.60% -36.26% +35.24%
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.25 £17.12
90th Percentile £19.35 £17.68 £20.42
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.06 £12.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +52.44% -36.26% +17.07%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 68 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.43%) Windows
3 37 (21.39%) Migration
4 34 (19.65%) C#
5 33 (19.08%) Office 365
6 32 (18.50%) SQL
7 29 (16.76%) PaaS
8 27 (15.61%) .NET
8 27 (15.61%) IaaS
9 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
10 25 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (13.87%) DevOps
12 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (12.72%) Active Directory
14 21 (12.14%) Oracle
14 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
14 21 (12.14%) SC Cleared
14 21 (12.14%) PowerShell
15 20 (11.56%) Microservices
15 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (10.98%) VMware
17 18 (10.40%) Linux
17 18 (10.40%) Analytics
18 16 (9.25%) Degree
19 15 (8.67%) Project Management
19 15 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
19 15 (8.67%) .NET Core
20 14 (8.09%) Power BI
20 14 (8.09%) Hybrid Cloud
20 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET

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 (4.05%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.89%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
5 2 (1.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) SPSS
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.08%) Office 365
2 29 (16.76%) PaaS
3 27 (15.61%) IaaS
4 23 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (7.51%) SaaS
7 7 (4.05%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.73%) HP Helion
9 2 (1.16%) GitHub
9 2 (1.16%) NuGet
10 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.94%) VPN
2 10 (5.78%) Skype
3 8 (4.62%) Firewall
4 7 (4.05%) Network Security
4 7 (4.05%) WAN
5 6 (3.47%) SMTP
6 5 (2.89%) DNS
7 4 (2.31%) Internet
7 4 (2.31%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.73%) MPLS
8 3 (1.73%) SAN
8 3 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (1.16%) DHCP
9 2 (1.16%) LAN
9 2 (1.16%) VLAN
9 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.58%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.58%) IPsec
10 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.09%) Power BI
3 10 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.20%) Big Data
5 8 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.89%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.31%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.73%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.73%) HDInsight
9 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.16%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
1 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.16%) ERwin
3 2 (1.16%) JIRA
3 2 (1.16%) Maven
3 2 (1.16%) Selenium
3 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 7 (4.05%) Retail
2 6 (3.47%) Banking
2 6 (3.47%) Finance
3 4 (2.31%) Local Government
4 3 (1.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) French Language
5 2 (1.16%) German Language
5 2 (1.16%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.16%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (23.12%) Architect
2 28 (16.18%) Developer
3 25 (14.45%) Azure Engineer
3 25 (14.45%) Consultant
4 19 (10.98%) .NET Developer
5 18 (10.40%) Project Manager
6 16 (9.25%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (8.09%) Azure Architect
8 13 (7.51%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (5.78%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.89%) Applications Manager
12 5 (2.89%) Applications Project Manager
12 5 (2.89%) Azure DevOps
12 5 (2.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Consultant
12 5 (2.89%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.61%) .NET
2 15 (8.67%) .NET Core
3 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.78%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (5.20%) JSON
6 6 (3.47%) Angular 2
6 6 (3.47%) CSS
6 6 (3.47%) HTML
6 6 (3.47%) REST
7 5 (2.89%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.31%) Web Services
9 3 (1.73%) HTML5
9 3 (1.73%) XML
10 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET Core
10 2 (1.16%) CSS3
10 2 (1.16%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.16%) RESTful
10 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.05%) Replication
4 6 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.47%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.31%) Clustering
6 4 (2.31%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.73%) PMI
7 3 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.16%) Blog
8 2 (1.16%) Robotics
8 2 (1.16%) Social Media
8 2 (1.16%) User Experience
9 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.43%) Windows
2 18 (10.40%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.16%) Android
5 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.16%) CentOS
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) Unix
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.39%) Migration
2 25 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (13.87%) DevOps
4 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (11.56%) Microservices
5 18 (10.40%) Analytics
6 15 (8.67%) Project Management
7 14 (8.09%) MVC
8 13 (7.51%) B2C
8 13 (7.51%) Data Modelling
8 13 (7.51%) Presales
9 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.20%) ERP
11 9 (5.20%) ETL
11 9 (5.20%) Multithreading
12 8 (4.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.62%) TDD
13 7 (4.05%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.65%) C#
2 32 (18.50%) SQL
3 21 (12.14%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.94%) Java
4 12 (6.94%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.78%) Python
6 5 (2.89%) R
6 5 (2.89%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.31%) C++
8 3 (1.73%) F#
8 3 (1.73%) Scala
9 2 (1.16%) CQL
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.58%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.25%) Degree
4 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.31%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.31%) MCITP
5 4 (2.31%) MCTS
5 4 (2.31%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.31%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) MCP
6 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) GDPR
2 3 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.16%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.89%) Docker
5 3 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (8.09%) SCCM
2 8 (4.62%) SCOM
3 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.89%) Puppet
5 4 (2.31%) Ansible
5 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.73%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.16%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.16%) Opsview
7 2 (1.16%) Terraform
8 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.58%) Netcool
8 1 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.58%) OpenView
8 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.58%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 68 (39.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) Oracle
3 19 (10.98%) VMware
4 10 (5.78%) HP
5 8 (4.62%) Sitecore
6 7 (4.05%) Cisco
6 7 (4.05%) Veeam
7 6 (3.47%) Capita
7 6 (3.47%) Citrix
8 4 (2.31%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.73%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.73%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.73%) Informatica
9 3 (1.73%) Mirantis
9 3 (1.73%) SAP
9 3 (1.73%) Teradata
10 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.16%) Samsung
10 2 (1.16%) Talend
10 2 (1.16%) Vertica