Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 21 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 +18 +48
Contract jobs citing Azure 378 342 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.90% 7.27% 4.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.33% 35.04% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 200 141
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +23.19%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £576 £700 £600
UK median daily rate £495 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £46.40 - -
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £28.14
% change year-on-year +13.57% +24.40% +81.52%

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 961 976 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.17% 20.75% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 569 395
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £267
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 8
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.93% +0.91% +61.76%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.25 £19.22
90th Percentile £46.64 £80.13 £58.03
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure in Scotland

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 159 £450 -10.00% 51
Glasgow +4 138 £425 +9.68% 82
Renfrewshire +14 30 £444 +16.78% 3
Dundee +3 16 £445 +36.92% 5
Aberdeen -2 16 £500 +25.00% 9
Perth and Kinross +1 4 £625 +13.64%
Aberdeenshire - 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £390 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Azure.

1 151 (39.95%) Microsoft
2 141 (37.30%) AWS
3 126 (33.33%) .NET
4 123 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (25.13%) C#
6 94 (24.87%) SQL
7 81 (21.43%) Office 365
8 78 (20.63%) DevOps
9 74 (19.58%) Public Sector
10 72 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 71 (18.78%) Windows
11 71 (18.78%) SharePoint
12 67 (17.72%) SQL Server
13 65 (17.20%) Active Directory
14 59 (15.61%) PowerShell
15 53 (14.02%) Migration
16 45 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
17 44 (11.64%) Finance
18 43 (11.38%) Scrum
19 42 (11.11%) PaaS
20 39 (10.32%) Windows Server
20 39 (10.32%) .NET Core
21 38 (10.05%) AngularJS
22 37 (9.79%) Citrix
23 36 (9.52%) MVC
24 34 (8.99%) HTML
24 34 (8.99%) .NET Framework
25 32 (8.47%) CSS
25 32 (8.47%) Power Platform
26 30 (7.94%) Security Cleared

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 71 (18.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.65%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.38%) IBM Domino
4 8 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.59%) Apache
6 6 (1.59%) Confluence
7 5 (1.32%) IIS
8 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.06%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.53%) WordPress
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.53%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 141 (37.30%) AWS
2 81 (21.43%) Office 365
3 45 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (11.11%) PaaS
5 32 (8.47%) Power Platform
6 29 (7.67%) IaaS
7 25 (6.61%) GCP
8 23 (6.08%) SaaS
9 19 (5.03%) OneDrive
10 17 (4.50%) GitHub
11 15 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (2.91%) Microsoft Flow
13 10 (2.65%) Azure Functions
13 10 (2.65%) Serverless
14 9 (2.38%) OpenShift
15 7 (1.85%) PowerApps
16 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
18 3 (0.79%) Slack
18 3 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.76%) DNS
2 15 (3.97%) Skype
3 9 (2.38%) Firewall
4 7 (1.85%) DHCP
4 7 (1.85%) Internet
5 6 (1.59%) HTTP
5 6 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.06%) SMTP
6 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.79%) NAS
7 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.79%) VPN
8 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.53%) Network Security
9 1 (0.26%) Intranet
9 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.26%) VLAN
9 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (5.56%) Power BI
4 16 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.17%) OLTP
8 10 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.85%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
10 7 (1.85%) VLDB
11 5 (1.32%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.32%) OLAP
12 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.35%) JIRA
2 21 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.97%) StarTeam
4 15 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.65%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.32%) NUnit
7 5 (1.32%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.06%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.06%) Selenium
9 3 (0.79%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.79%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.53%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (19.58%) Public Sector
2 44 (11.64%) Finance
3 16 (4.23%) Banking
4 8 (2.12%) Marketing
5 5 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (0.53%) Advertising
6 2 (0.53%) Front Office
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
6 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (38.89%) Developer
2 58 (15.34%) .NET Developer
3 32 (8.47%) Architect
4 30 (7.94%) Senior Developer
5 25 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (5.29%) Consultant
8 18 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
8 18 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (4.50%) DBA
9 17 (4.50%) SQL Developer
10 16 (4.23%) Azure Developer
11 15 (3.97%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.70%) Analyst
12 14 (3.70%) Test Engineer
13 13 (3.44%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 11 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
15 11 (2.91%) Product Manager
15 11 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (33.33%) .NET
2 39 (10.32%) .NET Core
3 38 (10.05%) AngularJS
4 34 (8.99%) .NET Framework
4 34 (8.99%) HTML
5 32 (8.47%) CSS
6 28 (7.41%) React
7 24 (6.35%) ASP.NET
8 17 (4.50%) Entity Framework
9 15 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (3.70%) Web Services
11 13 (3.44%) Node.js
12 10 (2.65%) WCF
13 9 (2.38%) REST
13 9 (2.38%) Vue.js
14 8 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 8 (2.12%) GraphQL
14 8 (2.12%) Kafka
14 8 (2.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.50%) Clustering
2 14 (3.70%) PKI
3 12 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.59%) CMDB
7 6 (1.59%) User Experience
8 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.79%) Replication
11 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.53%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.53%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.78%) Windows
2 39 (10.32%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.14%) Linux
3 27 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 25 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.03%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.97%) AIX
8 15 (3.97%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.85%) HPUX
10 4 (1.06%) Unix
11 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) CentOS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (20.63%) DevOps
3 53 (14.02%) Migration
4 43 (11.38%) Scrum
5 36 (9.52%) MVC
6 29 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (7.41%) Microservices
8 26 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (6.35%) Test Automation
9 24 (6.35%) Workflow
10 20 (5.29%) Kanban
10 20 (5.29%) Test Scripting
11 18 (4.76%) ITIL
12 17 (4.50%) Unit Testing
13 16 (4.23%) Web Development
14 15 (3.97%) Change Management
14 15 (3.97%) CRM
14 15 (3.97%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 95 (25.13%) C#
2 94 (24.87%) SQL
3 72 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 59 (15.61%) PowerShell
5 29 (7.67%) Python
6 25 (6.61%) Java
7 20 (5.29%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.91%) Perl
9 8 (2.12%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.85%) Korn
10 7 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.32%) Java 8
12 5 (1.32%) Ruby
13 3 (0.79%) PHP
14 2 (0.53%) Go
14 2 (0.53%) R
14 2 (0.53%) Scala
14 2 (0.53%) VBScript
15 1 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.03%) MCSE
5 16 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 15 (3.97%) MCITP
6 15 (3.97%) MCSA
6 15 (3.97%) MCTS
7 13 (3.44%) Degree
8 12 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.85%) OCP
9 7 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.79%) CEH
12 3 (0.79%) Linux+ Certification
13 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (2.65%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.12%) QA
4 5 (1.32%) SLA
5 4 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.88%) Docker
3 19 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.79%) XenApp
9 2 (0.53%) vSphere
9 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.26%) Firmware
10 1 (0.26%) LXC
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.94%) SCCM
2 25 (6.61%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.97%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (3.97%) Netcool
4 12 (3.17%) Ansible
5 7 (1.85%) Data Guard
5 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 7 (1.85%) Puppet
6 6 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.59%) Terraform
7 5 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.06%) SCOM
9 2 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.53%) Consul
9 2 (0.53%) Istio
9 2 (0.53%) Nagios
9 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 151 (39.95%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.79%) Citrix
3 16 (4.23%) Google
3 16 (4.23%) IBM
4 15 (3.97%) McAfee
4 15 (3.97%) Veritas
5 14 (3.70%) VMware
6 13 (3.44%) Oracle
6 13 (3.44%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.38%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.85%) Cisco
10 6 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.59%) RedGate
11 4 (1.06%) CA
12 3 (0.79%) CommVault
12 3 (0.79%) Qualys
13 2 (0.53%) F5
13 2 (0.53%) New Relic
13 2 (0.53%) Splunk