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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 22 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 +36  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 51 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.77% 5.97% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.21% 37.78% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 8
Median daily rate £451 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 76 135 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 13.13% 15.81% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 80 37
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £197 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +6.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

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 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.38%) .NET
2 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
3 20 (25.32%) Windows
3 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (24.05%) Finance
5 18 (22.78%) Office 365
6 15 (18.99%) C#
6 15 (18.99%) CRM
6 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (17.72%) Migration
8 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
8 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
9 12 (15.19%) Web Services
9 12 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (15.19%) Marketing
9 12 (15.19%) IaaS
10 11 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
11 10 (12.66%) PaaS
11 10 (12.66%) Linux
11 10 (12.66%) Java
11 10 (12.66%) Scrum
12 9 (11.39%) ERP
12 9 (11.39%) Python
12 9 (11.39%) WCF
13 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (10.13%) DevOps
13 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server

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 (16.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) nginx
3 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Sprinklr
2 2 (2.53%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.27%) Sage CRM
3 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (22.78%) Office 365
3 12 (15.19%) IaaS
4 11 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (12.66%) PaaS
6 5 (6.33%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (6.33%) SaaS
7 4 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.53%) HP Helion
8 2 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (2.53%) SoftLayer
9 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) DNS
2 6 (7.59%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) DHCP
3 3 (3.80%) Skype
3 3 (3.80%) VPN
3 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) Network Security
5 1 (1.27%) LDAP
5 1 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) Big Data
6 3 (3.80%) Power BI
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.27%) HBase
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.27%) QlikView
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) Ant
2 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.80%) Maven
2 3 (3.80%) MSBuild
3 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.27%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.27%) GitLab
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Billing
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Azure Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Integration Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 3 (3.80%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.80%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) Web Services
3 9 (11.39%) WCF
4 5 (6.33%) JSON
4 5 (6.33%) OAuth2
4 5 (6.33%) REST
5 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (5.06%) J2EE
5 4 (5.06%) Node.js
5 4 (5.06%) SAML
5 4 (5.06%) SOAP
5 4 (5.06%) XML
5 4 (5.06%) XSLT
6 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.80%) RESTful
7 2 (2.53%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (2.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.06%) Social Media
4 3 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.80%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Blog
5 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.53%) PMI
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.80%) Debian
7 2 (2.53%) CentOS
8 1 (1.27%) AIX
8 1 (1.27%) Android
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Solaris
8 1 (1.27%) Unix
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (18.99%) CRM
2 14 (17.72%) Migration
3 10 (12.66%) Scrum
4 9 (11.39%) ERP
5 8 (10.13%) DevOps
6 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.86%) ETL
7 6 (7.59%) MVC
7 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Data Migration
8 5 (6.33%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.06%) Analytics
9 4 (5.06%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.06%) SOA
9 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.06%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) C#
2 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.66%) Java
4 9 (11.39%) Python
5 8 (10.13%) SQL
6 7 (8.86%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) Scala
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.53%) PMP
3 2 (2.53%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) CISA
4 1 (1.27%) CISM
4 1 (1.27%) CISSP
4 1 (1.27%) MCP
4 1 (1.27%) MCSA
4 1 (1.27%) SANS
4 1 (1.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.53%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) vCloud
4 1 (1.27%) Docker
4 1 (1.27%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 3 (3.80%) Ansible
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.27%) Kibana
4 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.27%) logstash
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.27%) Packer
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.27%) Salt
4 1 (1.27%) SCOM
4 1 (1.27%) Terraform
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) VMware
3 4 (5.06%) Apigee
3 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.80%) IBM
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) Facebook
5 2 (2.53%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.53%) Tableau
5 2 (2.53%) Twitter
6 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica
6 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) RedGate
6 1 (1.27%) Sage
6 1 (1.27%) Samsung
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) SendGrid
Reading, Berkshire
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