The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 28 March 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 93 123
Rank change year-on-year +38 +30  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 53 38 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.02% 1.46% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.09% 25.33% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 5
Median daily rate £370 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +45.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 123 150 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 7.00% 5.78% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 38
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Scotland

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Scotland

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +24 27 £350 +16.66% 9
Edinburgh +17 22 £450 - 5
West Lothian +2 2 £350 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 37 (40.22%) SQL Server
3 36 (39.13%) .NET
4 32 (34.78%) C#
4 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (33.70%) ASP.NET
6 27 (29.35%) MVC
7 22 (23.91%) Windows
7 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
8 20 (21.74%) SQL
8 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
9 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
9 18 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (18.48%) VMware
11 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (16.30%) Migration
12 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
13 14 (15.22%) Finance
13 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
14 13 (14.13%) .NET Framework
14 13 (14.13%) DNS
15 12 (13.04%) Web Development
15 12 (13.04%) DevOps
16 11 (11.96%) Office 365
16 11 (11.96%) CSS
16 11 (11.96%) HTML
17 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
18 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (9.78%) Opscode Chef

Microsoft 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 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.52%) CMS
3 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (6.52%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.26%) IIS
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.09%) Apache
6 1 (1.09%) Confluence
6 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.09%) Liferay
6 1 (1.09%) SAS
6 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.96%) Office 365
3 8 (8.70%) PaaS
4 6 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.43%) IaaS
6 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) DNS
2 9 (9.78%) DHCP
3 5 (5.43%) Skype
3 5 (5.43%) WAN
4 4 (4.35%) PABX
4 4 (4.35%) VoIP
5 3 (3.26%) Firewall
6 2 (2.17%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.17%) Network Security
7 1 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.09%) LAN
7 1 (1.09%) SAN
7 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.09%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (40.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.35%) Power BI
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.09%) Big Data
8 1 (1.09%) MySQL
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.43%) Selenium
4 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.26%) YouTrack
6 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.17%) MSTest
6 2 (2.17%) NUnit
6 2 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.09%) git-flow
7 1 (1.09%) JMeter
7 1 (1.09%) Maven
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Back Office
3 3 (3.26%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Developer
2 24 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 21 (22.83%) Architect
4 10 (10.87%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Web Developer
5 9 (9.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Web Developer
7 7 (7.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (7.61%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Angular Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Azure Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Office 365 Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (39.13%) .NET
2 31 (33.70%) ASP.NET
3 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
4 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (14.13%) .NET Framework
6 11 (11.96%) CSS
6 11 (11.96%) HTML
7 9 (9.78%) Entity Framework
8 8 (8.70%) RESTful
9 7 (7.61%) HTML5
9 7 (7.61%) jQuery
9 7 (7.61%) Web Services
10 4 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (4.35%) XHTML
11 3 (3.26%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.26%) CSS3
11 3 (3.26%) JSON
11 3 (3.26%) PhoneGap
12 2 (2.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (9.78%) Replication
2 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) PKI
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Licensing
6 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.91%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.17%) Solaris
7 2 (2.17%) Unix
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) MVC
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
4 12 (13.04%) DevOps
4 12 (13.04%) Web Development
5 8 (8.70%) Scrum
6 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.43%) CRM
7 5 (5.43%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.35%) Microservices
8 4 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (3.26%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.26%) Front End Development
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.78%) C#
2 20 (21.74%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.22%) PowerShell
5 9 (9.78%) TypeScript
6 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.35%) Perl
8 3 (3.26%) Python
9 2 (2.17%) Java
10 1 (1.09%) Delphi
10 1 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (2.17%) CISSP
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.09%) MCITP
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 20 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.17%) Docker
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.17%) XenApp
5 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.09%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.70%) Puppet
3 6 (6.52%) SCOM
4 5 (5.43%) Ansible
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.17%) SCCM
6 2 (2.17%) SnapMirror
6 2 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.09%) Simpana
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.48%) VMware
3 8 (8.70%) Cisco
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.52%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle
6 3 (3.26%) CA
6 3 (3.26%) Citrix
6 3 (3.26%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) NetApp
6 3 (3.26%) Twitter
7 2 (2.17%) Dell
7 2 (2.17%) Symantec
7 2 (2.17%) Varonis
8 1 (1.09%) Borland
8 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.09%) CommVault
8 1 (1.09%) EMC
8 1 (1.09%) Sybase
8 1 (1.09%) Teradata
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