Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 9 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 294 173 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.03% 11.74% 6.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 68.53% 48.19% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 121 52
Reading median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £358
90th Percentile £700 £638 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £80.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £57.00 - -

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 429 359 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 30.69% 24.37% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 224 97
Reading median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £259
90th Percentile £650 £636 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 11
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £16.33 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +344.10% +30.60% -36.26%
10th Percentile £20.97 £12.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £85.10 £19.35 £17.68
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £20.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +140.00% +60.00% -36.26%

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 21 July 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

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 21 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 139 (47.28%) Microsoft
2 123 (41.84%) DevOps
3 88 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (27.21%) SQL
5 69 (23.47%) C#
5 69 (23.47%) Windows
5 69 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
5 69 (23.47%) PaaS
6 64 (21.77%) IaaS
7 60 (20.41%) .NET
8 58 (19.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 57 (19.39%) PowerShell
10 47 (15.99%) Linux
11 46 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (14.63%) SaaS
13 42 (14.29%) JavaScript
14 39 (13.27%) .NET Core
15 38 (12.93%) Power Platform
15 38 (12.93%) Analytics
15 38 (12.93%) Docker
16 37 (12.59%) Python
16 37 (12.59%) Power BI
17 36 (12.24%) Test Automation
18 35 (11.90%) Security Cleared
18 35 (11.90%) Data Lake
19 34 (11.56%) Kubernetes
19 34 (11.56%) SQL Server
19 34 (11.56%) Migration
20 33 (11.22%) Visual Studio
20 33 (11.22%) Git (software)

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 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.72%) Confluence
3 6 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.70%) Apache
4 5 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.36%) CMS
6 3 (1.02%) MS Project Server
6 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.70%) Sonata
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.47%) Amazon AWS
1 69 (23.47%) PaaS
2 64 (21.77%) IaaS
3 43 (14.63%) SaaS
4 38 (12.93%) Power Platform
5 30 (10.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (8.50%) Office 365
8 12 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (3.40%) OpenShift
9 10 (3.40%) Serverless
10 9 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (2.72%) GitHub
12 7 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (1.70%) Data Lake Analytics
14 4 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (1.02%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.68%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.46%) Firewall
2 17 (5.78%) DNS
3 14 (4.76%) Network Security
4 10 (3.40%) DHCP
4 10 (3.40%) Skype
5 7 (2.38%) H.323
6 6 (2.04%) VPN
7 4 (1.36%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.02%) WAN
9 2 (0.68%) Internet
9 2 (0.68%) LAN
9 2 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.68%) SAN
10 1 (0.34%) NAS
10 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.34%) SMTP
10 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.59%) Power BI
2 35 (11.90%) Data Lake
3 34 (11.56%) SQL Server
4 32 (10.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (8.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (7.82%) HDInsight
7 12 (4.08%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.06%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.36%) Big Data
11 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.02%) Data Mart
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (19.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 33 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.22%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.16%) JIRA
4 22 (7.48%) Jenkins
5 15 (5.10%) GitLab
6 14 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 11 (3.74%) JUnit
7 11 (3.74%) Selenium
8 10 (3.40%) JMeter
9 9 (3.06%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.68%) MSTest
11 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.68%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.34%) tSQLt
General
1 23 (7.82%) Finance
2 11 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.06%) Marketing
4 7 (2.38%) Billing
5 6 (2.04%) Electronics
5 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) French Language
7 2 (0.68%) German Language
7 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (21.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (19.39%) Azure Engineer
3 49 (16.67%) Developer
4 35 (11.90%) Azure DevOps
5 34 (11.56%) Consultant
6 32 (10.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 29 (9.86%) Architect
8 28 (9.52%) .NET Developer
9 15 (5.10%) Azure Consultant
9 15 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 15 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.08%) Analyst
10 12 (4.08%) Platform Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Field Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (3.40%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.06%) Azure Architect
14 8 (2.72%) Angular Developer
14 8 (2.72%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.41%) .NET
2 39 (13.27%) .NET Core
3 31 (10.54%) AngularJS
4 20 (6.80%) .NET Framework
4 20 (6.80%) CSS
4 20 (6.80%) HTML
5 19 (6.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (5.10%) ASP.NET
6 15 (5.10%) SOAP
6 15 (5.10%) Web Services
7 14 (4.76%) JSON
8 13 (4.42%) jQuery
9 10 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 10 (3.40%) CSS3
9 10 (3.40%) Node.js
10 8 (2.72%) Angular 2
10 8 (2.72%) hapi
11 7 (2.38%) WebRTC
12 6 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 19 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.38%) Clustering
6 7 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.04%) DataPower
8 3 (1.02%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.34%) iPad
10 1 (0.34%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) RIA
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (23.47%) Windows
2 47 (15.99%) Linux
3 19 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.12%) Windows 10
5 17 (5.78%) Unix
6 16 (5.44%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.72%) Android
7 8 (2.72%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.04%) AIX
9 4 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.68%) CentOS
11 2 (0.68%) Fedora
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.68%) Solaris
11 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.34%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (41.84%) DevOps
2 88 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (12.93%) Analytics
5 36 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 34 (11.56%) Migration
7 32 (10.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 31 (10.54%) TDD
9 29 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (9.52%) Scrum
11 25 (8.50%) MVC
12 22 (7.48%) Computer Science
12 22 (7.48%) Data Science
13 21 (7.14%) ITIL
14 19 (6.46%) Security Testing
15 18 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (6.12%) OO
16 16 (5.44%) Service Management
17 15 (5.10%) High Availability
17 15 (5.10%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 80 (27.21%) SQL
2 69 (23.47%) C#
3 57 (19.39%) PowerShell
4 42 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.59%) Python
6 21 (7.14%) Java
7 19 (6.46%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 13 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.40%) Ruby
9 10 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.38%) C
11 4 (1.36%) PHP
11 4 (1.36%) R
12 3 (1.02%) F#
13 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Scala
13 1 (0.34%) SOQL
13 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.48%) Degree
4 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.38%) MCSE
6 6 (2.04%) CISSP
6 6 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.36%) MCP
8 3 (1.02%) CEH
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.02%) CISM
8 3 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.02%) MCSA
8 3 (1.02%) SANS
9 2 (0.68%) CCIE
9 2 (0.68%) CCNP
9 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) QA
2 6 (2.04%) COBIT
3 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) GLBA
4 1 (0.34%) NIST
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (12.93%) Docker
2 27 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (2.04%) XenApp
7 2 (0.68%) LXC
7 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (11.56%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.82%) Ansible
3 17 (5.78%) Terraform
4 10 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.40%) Puppet
5 9 (3.06%) SCCM
6 8 (2.72%) Salt
7 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.04%) Data Guard
8 6 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.02%) Marathon
9 3 (1.02%) Mesos
10 2 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) Packer
10 2 (0.68%) SCOM
10 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.34%) MIIS
Vendors
1 139 (47.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.84%) Oracle
3 25 (8.50%) Google
4 21 (7.14%) VMware
5 19 (6.46%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.06%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.06%) SAP
7 8 (2.72%) Citrix
8 7 (2.38%) SaltStack
9 6 (2.04%) IBM
10 5 (1.70%) Cisco
10 5 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.36%) Databricks
12 3 (1.02%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.02%) Splunk
13 2 (0.68%) HP
13 2 (0.68%) Juniper
13 2 (0.68%) New Relic
13 2 (0.68%) Qualys
13 2 (0.68%) Veeam