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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 67
Rank change year-on-year -10 +46  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 32 67 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.87% 6.63% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.51% 48.91% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 43 4
Median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £353 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 81 137 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.33% 13.55% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 83 19
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £546 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (32.73%) Windows
3 14 (25.45%) CRM
3 14 (25.45%) Finance
3 14 (25.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (23.64%) IaaS
5 12 (21.82%) Office 365
5 12 (21.82%) SharePoint
6 11 (20.00%) ERP
6 11 (20.00%) PaaS
7 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 10 (18.18%) Web Services
7 10 (18.18%) C#
8 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.55%) Migration
10 7 (12.73%) WCF
11 6 (10.91%) Degree
11 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
11 6 (10.91%) Project Management
11 6 (10.91%) SQL
11 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
12 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
12 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
12 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing

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 12 (21.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Project
3 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) IaaS
2 12 (21.82%) Office 365
3 11 (20.00%) PaaS
4 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.64%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (3.64%) SoftLayer
8 1 (1.82%) HP Helion
8 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Firewall
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
1 3 (5.45%) MPLS
1 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.45%) VoIP
1 3 (5.45%) WAN
1 3 (5.45%) WLAN
2 2 (3.64%) DHCP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) Network Security
2 2 (3.64%) VPN
2 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.82%) Big Data
7 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.82%) HBase
7 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.82%) Power BI
7 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) Grunt
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.64%) Bower
3 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Appium
4 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) JMeter
4 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Azure Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Integration Developer
5 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.27%) WCF Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.45%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Transformation Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) .NET
2 10 (18.18%) Web Services
3 7 (12.73%) WCF
4 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (5.45%) CSS
6 3 (5.45%) CSS3
6 3 (5.45%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.45%) HTML
6 3 (5.45%) HTML5
6 3 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.64%) jQuery
7 2 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.64%) LINQ
7 2 (3.64%) Node.js
7 2 (3.64%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) OpenRasta
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Licensing
1 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) PMI
2 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) CRM
2 11 (20.00%) ERP
3 8 (14.55%) Migration
4 6 (10.91%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.27%) Complex ETL
6 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
6 4 (7.27%) ETL
6 4 (7.27%) MSF
6 4 (7.27%) Presales
6 4 (7.27%) Software Licensing
7 3 (5.45%) Case Management
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (5.45%) MVC
7 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) C#
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) C
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) CCNP
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMP
3 2 (3.64%) Postgraduate
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) CFA
4 1 (1.82%) CISA
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) MCP
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SANS
4 1 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) COBIT
1 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.82%) PMO
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Docker
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Marathon
3 1 (1.82%) Mesos
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Salt
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.64%) Samsung
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) Teradata
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