Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 53 73
Rank change year-on-year +39 +20 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.13% 3.37% 1.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.84% 26.26% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 18 22
Reading median daily rate £444 £475 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +10.14% +2.99%
10th Percentile £338 £250 £400
90th Percentile £600 £579 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £475 £419
% change year-on-year -8.95% +13.43% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £29.08 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 256 179 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.41% 12.84% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 74 88
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -10.53%
10th Percentile £318 £213 £266
90th Percentile £589 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Reading median hourly rate £16.55 £17.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -21.84% -
10th Percentile £13.43 £13.70 £14.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £19.50 £28.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.30 £18.03 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.03% +24.34% -63.75%

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 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Reading over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 47 (46.08%) Windows
2 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.37%) C#
3 32 (31.37%) .NET
4 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
5 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
6 25 (24.51%) SQL
6 25 (24.51%) IaaS
7 24 (23.53%) Linux
8 23 (22.55%) PowerShell
9 20 (19.61%) VMware
9 20 (19.61%) Microservices
10 19 (18.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (18.63%) Firewall
10 19 (18.63%) Office 365
11 18 (17.65%) PaaS
11 18 (17.65%) Visual Studio
12 17 (16.67%) .NET Core
13 16 (15.69%) IIS
13 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
14 15 (14.71%) MVC
15 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.75%) Degree
16 13 (12.75%) Multithreading
16 13 (12.75%) ITIL
16 13 (12.75%) C++

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 16 (15.69%) IIS
2 10 (9.80%) Confluence
3 6 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.98%) Apache
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.98%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.98%) nginx
7 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.98%) uWSGI
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.51%) IaaS
2 19 (18.63%) Azure Active Directory
2 19 (18.63%) Office 365
3 18 (17.65%) PaaS
4 14 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (4.90%) SaaS
7 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.96%) GitHub
8 2 (1.96%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.98%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.80%) VPN
4 8 (7.84%) DNS
4 8 (7.84%) SAN
5 7 (6.86%) SMTP
6 6 (5.88%) NAS
7 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.94%) Internet
9 2 (1.96%) DHCP
9 2 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.96%) Skype
10 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (4.90%) Power BI
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) Datazen
7 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.96%) Big Data
8 2 (1.96%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.98%) HBase
9 1 (0.98%) Redis
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.78%) JIRA
4 10 (9.80%) Eclipse
4 10 (9.80%) Maven
4 10 (9.80%) NuGet
4 10 (9.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (9.80%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.80%) Banking
2 3 (2.94%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.94%) Marketing
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (30.39%) Developer
2 19 (18.63%) Consultant
3 14 (13.73%) Azure Consultant
4 13 (12.75%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Architect
5 10 (9.80%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Azure Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Cloud Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Office 365 Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) Sitecore Architect
9 3 (2.94%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) .NET
2 17 (16.67%) .NET Core
3 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
4 12 (11.76%) REST
5 10 (9.80%) Web Services
6 9 (8.82%) XML
7 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (7.84%) JSON
8 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.90%) HTML
9 4 (3.92%) CSS
9 4 (3.92%) jQuery
10 3 (2.94%) ADO
10 3 (2.94%) ADO.NET
10 3 (2.94%) CSS3
10 3 (2.94%) HTML5
10 3 (2.94%) LINQ
10 3 (2.94%) ODBC
10 3 (2.94%) OLE
10 3 (2.94%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Private Cloud
2 6 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) PKI
6 2 (1.96%) Replication
6 2 (1.96%) Social Media
6 2 (1.96%) User Experience
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.08%) Windows
2 24 (23.53%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.90%) Android
5 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.98%) Debian
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.98%) Unix
8 1 (0.98%) VMS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Microservices
2 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.71%) MVC
4 13 (12.75%) ITIL
4 13 (12.75%) Multithreading
5 12 (11.76%) Change Control
5 12 (11.76%) SDLC
6 11 (10.78%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (10.78%) DevOps
7 10 (9.80%) Low Latency
8 9 (8.82%) Migration
8 9 (8.82%) TDD
9 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.86%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.86%) Service Management
11 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.90%) Analytics
12 5 (4.90%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.37%) C#
2 25 (24.51%) SQL
3 23 (22.55%) PowerShell
4 13 (12.75%) C++
5 11 (10.78%) Java
6 10 (9.80%) CQL
7 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) Python
10 1 (0.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.98%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.75%) Degree
3 8 (7.84%) MCSE
4 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.90%) CCNA
6 5 (4.90%) MCITP
6 5 (4.90%) MCSA
6 5 (4.90%) MCTS
6 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.94%) CCNP
7 3 (2.94%) MCSD
8 1 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.98%) CISSP
8 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) ISO 9001
1 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) Docker
6 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) Opsview
2 6 (5.88%) SCOM
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.92%) MOM
5 3 (2.94%) Ansible
5 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.94%) Puppet
6 2 (1.96%) SCCM
7 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.98%) Mesos
Vendors
1 41 (40.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.61%) VMware
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle
4 5 (4.90%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.92%) Cisco
5 4 (3.92%) HP
5 4 (3.92%) Samsung
6 3 (2.94%) Sybase
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Google
7 1 (0.98%) Omniture
7 1 (0.98%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) SendGrid
7 1 (0.98%) Tableau