Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 16 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 +33 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 248 103 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.60% 8.21% 3.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 63.27% 40.71% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 77 18
Reading median daily rate £500 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £389 £338 £250
90th Percentile £608 £600 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £426 £475
% change year-on-year +17.30% -10.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 £29.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £29.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +54.76% -16.92% -

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 392 253 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.24% 20.16% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 157 75
Reading median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £316 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Reading median hourly rate £50.00 £16.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +202.07% -2.63% -38.18%
10th Percentile £19.00 £13.43 £13.70
90th Percentile £54.00 £39.75 £19.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.30 £18.03
% change year-on-year +15.59% -4.03% +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 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 112 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 75 (30.24%) IaaS
3 74 (29.84%) DevOps
4 66 (26.61%) PaaS
5 65 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (24.19%) Windows
7 59 (23.79%) PowerShell
8 55 (22.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 52 (20.97%) .NET
10 47 (18.95%) C#
10 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
10 47 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
11 46 (18.55%) SQL
12 44 (17.74%) Active Directory
13 42 (16.94%) Azure Active Directory
14 41 (16.53%) SC Cleared
15 33 (13.31%) Virtual Machines
16 31 (12.50%) Public Cloud
16 31 (12.50%) Docker
17 30 (12.10%) Office 365
17 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (11.69%) Analytics
19 28 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
19 28 (11.29%) SQL Server
20 26 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
20 26 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
21 25 (10.08%) Jenkins
21 25 (10.08%) Test Automation
22 24 (9.68%) TDD
23 23 (9.27%) Visual Studio

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 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.61%) IIS
2 4 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 75 (30.24%) IaaS
2 66 (26.61%) PaaS
3 47 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (16.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (12.10%) Office 365
6 18 (7.26%) SaaS
7 11 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.42%) OpenShift
10 5 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.21%) Boomi
11 3 (1.21%) GitHub
12 2 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.40%) Datadog
13 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.40%) npm
13 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.06%) DNS
2 17 (6.85%) Firewall
3 9 (3.63%) VPN
4 8 (3.23%) DHCP
4 8 (3.23%) Network Security
5 7 (2.82%) Internet
5 7 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.02%) LAN
6 5 (2.02%) NAS
6 5 (2.02%) SAN
6 5 (2.02%) Skype
6 5 (2.02%) WAN
7 2 (0.81%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.81%) HTTP
7 2 (0.81%) OSPF
7 2 (0.81%) SMTP
8 1 (0.40%) BGP
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.27%) Data Lake
2 23 (9.27%) Power BI
3 21 (8.47%) HDInsight
4 18 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (6.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (5.24%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (2.82%) Big Data
8 6 (2.42%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.40%) GIS
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.40%) MySQL
13 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (22.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (10.08%) Jenkins
3 23 (9.27%) Visual Studio
4 22 (8.87%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.23%) Selenium
7 7 (2.82%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.61%) JIRA
9 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.21%) webpack
10 2 (0.81%) NUnit
10 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.40%) Ant
11 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.40%) JMeter
11 1 (0.40%) JUnit
11 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.40%) Maven
11 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 11 (4.44%) Finance
2 6 (2.42%) Marketing
2 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.61%) Electronics
3 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.21%) Billing
4 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (19.35%) Developer
2 44 (17.74%) Architect
3 43 (17.34%) Azure Engineer
4 42 (16.94%) Consultant
5 34 (13.71%) Azure Consultant
6 31 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (10.48%) Azure DevOps
8 19 (7.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 18 (7.26%) Azure Developer
9 18 (7.26%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (6.05%) Azure Architect
12 13 (5.24%) .NET Developer
12 13 (5.24%) Active Directory Consultant
13 11 (4.44%) C# Developer
14 10 (4.03%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.63%) Senior Developer
16 8 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
16 8 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
16 8 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.97%) .NET
2 18 (7.26%) AngularJS
3 16 (6.45%) CSS
4 14 (5.65%) Web Services
5 13 (5.24%) .NET Core
5 13 (5.24%) REST
6 12 (4.84%) ASP.NET
6 12 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (4.44%) HTML
7 11 (4.44%) Node.js
8 8 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.42%) JSON
10 5 (2.02%) CSS3
10 5 (2.02%) HTML5
11 4 (1.61%) Angular 2
11 4 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.61%) RESTful
11 4 (1.61%) SOAP
12 3 (1.21%) React
12 3 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 15 (6.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.82%) Clustering
4 7 (2.82%) Replication
5 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.42%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.61%) Blog
7 4 (1.61%) Social Media
8 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (1.21%) RIA
9 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.81%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.81%) PKI
9 2 (0.81%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.19%) Windows
2 15 (6.05%) Linux
2 15 (6.05%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.42%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.21%) Android
4 3 (1.21%) CentOS
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (29.84%) DevOps
2 65 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (11.69%) Analytics
5 28 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
6 26 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (10.08%) Test Automation
8 24 (9.68%) TDD
9 20 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (7.26%) CRM
10 18 (7.26%) MVC
10 18 (7.26%) Security Testing
11 17 (6.85%) BDD
11 17 (6.85%) ITIL
12 16 (6.45%) Data Science
12 16 (6.45%) IT Strategy
12 16 (6.45%) Scrum
13 14 (5.65%) Data Management
13 14 (5.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.79%) PowerShell
2 47 (18.95%) C#
3 46 (18.55%) SQL
4 22 (8.87%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.65%) Java
6 13 (5.24%) Python
7 10 (4.03%) F#
8 5 (2.02%) C++
9 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.21%) C
11 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.81%) R
12 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.40%) Go
12 1 (0.40%) PHP
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 41 (16.53%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) MCITP
5 3 (1.21%) MCTS
6 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Degree
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSA
7 1 (0.40%) MCSE
7 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 33 (13.31%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (12.50%) Docker
4 14 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) KVM
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (7.26%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.24%) SCCM
3 11 (4.44%) SCOM
4 10 (4.03%) Ansible
5 8 (3.23%) Terraform
6 6 (2.42%) Nagios
7 4 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.61%) Nessus
7 4 (1.61%) Puppet
7 4 (1.61%) WSUS
8 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.81%) Grafana
9 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.40%) Graphite
10 1 (0.40%) Packer
10 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.05%) Google
2 15 (6.05%) VMware
3 6 (2.42%) Splunk
4 5 (2.02%) Cisco
4 5 (2.02%) Oracle
5 4 (1.61%) SAP
6 3 (1.21%) Dell
6 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.81%) Citrix
7 2 (0.81%) F5
7 2 (0.81%) HP
7 2 (0.81%) Juniper
7 2 (0.81%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.81%) Veeam
8 1 (0.40%) New Relic
8 1 (0.40%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.40%) Tableau
8 1 (0.40%) Xamarin