Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 46 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 +34 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 102 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.08% 3.46% 1.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.13% 26.98% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 13 18
Reading median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £338 £285 £375
90th Percentile £588 £573 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £500 £413
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 226 189 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.89% 12.82% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 72 71
Reading median daily rate £403 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £313 £188 £225
90th Percentile £575 £534 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £19.61 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% -29.96% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.03 £14.50
% change year-on-year -22.35% +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 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (40.20%) Windows
3 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
3 32 (31.37%) .NET
4 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
4 27 (26.47%) C#
5 26 (25.49%) Office 365
6 25 (24.51%) SQL
7 24 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
9 17 (16.67%) MVC
9 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
11 14 (13.73%) Customer Engagement
11 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (12.75%) VPN
13 12 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (11.76%) IaaS
14 11 (10.78%) Degree
14 11 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (10.78%) Linux
14 11 (10.78%) XML
14 11 (10.78%) ITIL
15 10 (9.80%) Web Services
15 10 (9.80%) Visual Studio
15 10 (9.80%) Data Modelling
15 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.80%) Android
15 10 (9.80%) Apple iOS

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 4 (3.92%) IIS
1 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.96%) Sprinklr
1 2 (1.96%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (25.49%) Office 365
2 24 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (11.76%) IaaS
5 9 (8.82%) SaaS
6 8 (7.84%) PaaS
7 5 (4.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.96%) GitHub
9 2 (1.96%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.98%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) VPN
2 12 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (6.86%) Firewall
3 7 (6.86%) SMTP
4 6 (5.88%) NAS
4 6 (5.88%) SAN
5 4 (3.92%) DNS
6 3 (2.94%) WAN
7 2 (1.96%) Internet
7 2 (1.96%) LAN
7 2 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.96%) Skype
7 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.88%) Power BI
5 5 (4.90%) Datazen
5 5 (4.90%) MySQL
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.90%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.96%) OLAP
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.96%) QlikView
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.96%) JIRA
4 2 (1.96%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.98%) Ant
5 1 (0.98%) Maven
5 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (7.84%) Banking
2 6 (5.88%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Publishing
3 5 (4.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) Consultant
3 16 (15.69%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Azure Consultant
5 12 (11.76%) Architect
6 7 (6.86%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Azure Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Azure Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Sitecore Architect
10 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.94%) IT Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (2.94%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) .NET
2 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.78%) XML
4 10 (9.80%) Web Services
5 8 (7.84%) .NET Core
5 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
6 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (6.86%) CSS
7 6 (5.88%) JSON
8 5 (4.90%) ADO
8 5 (4.90%) ADO.NET
8 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.90%) HTML
8 5 (4.90%) ODBC
8 5 (4.90%) OLE
8 5 (4.90%) OLE DB
9 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.92%) HTML5
10 3 (2.94%) LINQ
10 3 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.88%) Social Media
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) Blog
5 2 (1.96%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Replication
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 41 (40.20%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
3 10 (9.80%) Android
3 10 (9.80%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.82%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.98%) Debian
9 1 (0.98%) Unix
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) MVC
2 14 (13.73%) Customer Engagement
3 11 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (10.78%) ITIL
4 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.80%) Data Modelling
4 10 (9.80%) Microservices
5 9 (8.82%) DevOps
5 9 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.82%) Migration
6 8 (7.84%) Remediation Plan
7 7 (6.86%) Coaching
7 7 (6.86%) Service Management
8 6 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (4.90%) Analytics
9 5 (4.90%) Open Source
9 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.92%) Change Control
10 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.47%) C#
2 25 (24.51%) SQL
3 22 (21.57%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.86%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.90%) C++
7 4 (3.92%) Java
8 3 (2.94%) Python
8 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.98%) Perl
10 1 (0.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.98%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Degree
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.90%) MCITP
2 5 (4.90%) MCSE
2 5 (4.90%) MCTS
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) CCNA
4 3 (2.94%) CCNP
4 3 (2.94%) MCSA
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.96%) MCSD
5 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.98%) CISSP
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.92%) Docker
3 4 (3.92%) vSphere
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (6.86%) SCCM
3 6 (5.88%) SCOM
4 4 (3.92%) Ansible
4 4 (3.92%) Puppet
5 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.98%) Mesos
7 1 (0.98%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Samsung
3 7 (6.86%) Oracle
3 7 (6.86%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.90%) Sybase
6 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.96%) Facebook
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
7 2 (1.96%) SendGrid
7 2 (1.96%) Twitter
8 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.98%) F5
8 1 (0.98%) Google
8 1 (0.98%) Informatica
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.98%) Tableau