Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 17 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +56
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 141 104 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.88% 8.31% 5.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.93% 54.74% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 67 35
Reading median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £363
90th Percentile £675 £566 £570
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 307 190 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.51% 15.19% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 104 116
Reading median daily rate £450 £438 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +15.89% -5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £188
90th Percentile £638 £569 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 5
Reading median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -28.61% +6.00%
10th Percentile £12.13 £11.25 £18.81
90th Percentile £19.38 £39.75 £20.42
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +60.00% -36.26% +35.24%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 37 (26.24%) C#
3 35 (24.82%) Windows
4 32 (22.70%) .NET
4 32 (22.70%) PaaS
4 32 (22.70%) IaaS
5 30 (21.28%) SQL
6 28 (19.86%) DevOps
7 26 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (17.02%) Office 365
9 23 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (15.60%) SQL Server
11 20 (14.18%) Microservices
11 20 (14.18%) Active Directory
11 20 (14.18%) Migration
11 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
11 20 (14.18%) PowerShell
12 19 (13.48%) SC Cleared
13 18 (12.77%) VMware
14 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.35%) SaaS
15 14 (9.93%) Linux
15 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET
15 14 (9.93%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (9.93%) .NET Core
16 13 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (9.22%) SCCM
16 13 (9.22%) TDD
17 12 (8.51%) Oracle
17 12 (8.51%) AngularJS

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 9 (6.38%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.55%) IIS
2 5 (3.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.70%) IaaS
1 32 (22.70%) PaaS
2 26 (18.44%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (17.02%) Office 365
4 16 (11.35%) SaaS
5 14 (9.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.84%) GitHub
8 3 (2.13%) HP Helion
9 2 (1.42%) NuGet
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.71%) Datadog
10 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.71%) npm
10 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) VPN
2 9 (6.38%) Firewall
3 7 (4.96%) WAN
4 6 (4.26%) Skype
5 5 (3.55%) DNS
5 5 (3.55%) Network Security
6 4 (2.84%) SMTP
6 4 (2.84%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.13%) MPLS
8 2 (1.42%) BGP
8 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.42%) DHCP
8 2 (1.42%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.42%) Internet
8 2 (1.42%) LAN
8 2 (1.42%) OSPF
8 2 (1.42%) SAN
8 2 (1.42%) VLAN
8 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.09%) Power BI
3 6 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.55%) Big Data
5 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.42%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (5.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.84%) Selenium
5 4 (2.84%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.13%) Maven
6 3 (2.13%) NUnit
6 3 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.42%) ERwin
7 2 (1.42%) JIRA
7 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.42%) webpack
8 1 (0.71%) Ant
8 1 (0.71%) JMeter
8 1 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 5 (3.55%) Finance
1 5 (3.55%) Retail
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Billing
4 1 (0.71%) Law
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.99%) Architect
2 30 (21.28%) Developer
3 22 (15.60%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (14.18%) .NET Developer
5 17 (12.06%) Consultant
6 11 (7.80%) Azure Consultant
6 11 (7.80%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Angular Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Azure Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.26%) Network Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Azure DevOps
11 5 (3.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Consultant
11 5 (3.55%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.84%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.70%) .NET
2 14 (9.93%) .NET Core
2 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET
3 12 (8.51%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (6.38%) HTML
5 9 (6.38%) JSON
6 8 (5.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.67%) Angular 2
6 8 (5.67%) CSS
6 8 (5.67%) REST
7 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 5 (3.55%) Web Services
9 3 (2.13%) XML
10 2 (1.42%) CSS3
10 2 (1.42%) HTML5
10 2 (1.42%) LINQ
10 2 (1.42%) RESTful
10 2 (1.42%) SOAP
10 2 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.55%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.84%) Clustering
5 4 (2.84%) Replication
5 4 (2.84%) Social Media
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Blog
7 1 (0.71%) CMDB
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.71%) Robotics
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.82%) Windows
2 14 (9.93%) Linux
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.13%) Android
5 3 (2.13%) CentOS
5 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.42%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) DevOps
2 23 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.18%) Microservices
3 20 (14.18%) Migration
4 13 (9.22%) TDD
5 11 (7.80%) MVC
6 10 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.38%) Analytics
7 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (5.67%) B2C
8 8 (5.67%) Data Modelling
8 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.67%) Presales
8 8 (5.67%) Project Management
9 7 (4.96%) Multithreading
9 7 (4.96%) SOLID
10 6 (4.26%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.26%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.26%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.24%) C#
2 30 (21.28%) SQL
3 20 (14.18%) PowerShell
4 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.80%) Java
6 8 (5.67%) C++
7 6 (4.26%) Python
7 6 (4.26%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) CQL
9 2 (1.42%) R
9 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) Scala
10 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.42%) MCITP
5 2 (1.42%) MCTS
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.71%) MCP
6 1 (0.71%) PhD
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) GDPR
2 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 20 (14.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.55%) Docker
5 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.71%) KVM
6 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) SCCM
2 10 (7.09%) SCOM
3 7 (4.96%) Puppet
4 6 (4.26%) Ansible
4 6 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.55%) Nagios
6 4 (2.84%) Terraform
7 3 (2.13%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.42%) Opsview
9 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.71%) Grafana
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.71%) Packer
9 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.71%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 52 (36.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.77%) VMware
3 12 (8.51%) Oracle
4 6 (4.26%) Cisco
4 6 (4.26%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.26%) Splunk
5 5 (3.55%) Citrix
5 5 (3.55%) HP
6 4 (2.84%) Mirantis
6 4 (2.84%) Veeam
7 2 (1.42%) F5
7 2 (1.42%) Google
7 2 (1.42%) Juniper
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.42%) Samsung
8 1 (0.71%) BMC
8 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.71%) MKS
8 1 (0.71%) Remedy
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com