Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 38 62
Rank change year-on-year +24 +24 +61
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 368 285 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.36% 5.16% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.40% 29.84% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 178 89
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.70%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £311
90th Percentile £588 £525 £620
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £28.67 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £31.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +32.28% -33.16% +13.77%

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,011 955 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.96% 17.28% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 580 304
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £249 £270 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.70 £16.76 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -2.53% -52.24%
10th Percentile £15.36 £12.80 £13.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.88 £26.06
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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 +29 173 £444 +4.41% 74
Glasgow +6 165 £438 +9.38% 71
Aberdeen -1 8 £400 - 10
Stirling +3 5 £700 +40.00% 1
Renfrewshire +46 2 £373 +37.96% 7
Dundee +4 2 £338 -13.63% 8
West Lothian +6 1 - -
South Lanarkshire +1 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £550 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £550 -
Ayrshire - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 123 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 121 (32.88%) SQL
3 119 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (30.98%) Amazon AWS
5 94 (25.54%) SQL Server
6 84 (22.83%) .NET
7 80 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 80 (21.74%) DevOps
8 69 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 68 (18.48%) Windows
10 66 (17.93%) C#
11 54 (14.67%) Finance
12 53 (14.40%) PowerShell
13 52 (14.13%) Banking
14 51 (13.86%) Python
15 50 (13.59%) Office 365
16 47 (12.77%) Git (software)
17 46 (12.50%) VMware
18 43 (11.68%) Java
18 43 (11.68%) Windows Server
19 42 (11.41%) Microservices
19 42 (11.41%) Public Sector
19 42 (11.41%) Linux
20 39 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
21 38 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
22 37 (10.05%) T-SQL
23 35 (9.51%) Analytics
24 34 (9.24%) MVC
24 34 (9.24%) Terraform
25 32 (8.70%) REST

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 20 (5.43%) Umbraco
2 18 (4.89%) Confluence
3 15 (4.08%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.72%) IBM Domino
6 7 (1.90%) Anypoint
6 7 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.90%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.36%) IIS
8 4 (1.09%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.82%) Apache
9 3 (0.82%) CMS
9 3 (0.82%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.54%) nginx
10 2 (0.54%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) InVision
2 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.82%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.90%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.90%) Sonata
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 114 (30.98%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (13.59%) Office 365
3 38 (10.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (7.34%) Power Platform
5 24 (6.52%) PaaS
6 21 (5.71%) SaaS
7 19 (5.16%) npm
8 17 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (4.08%) IaaS
9 15 (4.08%) Serverless
10 11 (2.99%) GitHub
11 10 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.45%) OpenShift
13 7 (1.90%) Apigee
14 6 (1.63%) Google Docs
14 6 (1.63%) Slack
15 5 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.82%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.16%) DNS
2 18 (4.89%) DHCP
2 18 (4.89%) Skype
3 10 (2.72%) Firewall
4 6 (1.63%) SAN
5 4 (1.09%) Internet
5 4 (1.09%) LAN
5 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.09%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.09%) WAN
6 3 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.82%) VPN
7 2 (0.54%) NAS
8 1 (0.27%) Network Security
8 1 (0.27%) VLAN
8 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (7.61%) NoSQL
4 26 (7.07%) Big Data
5 25 (6.79%) Power BI
6 24 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (5.43%) MySQL
8 19 (5.16%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.89%) RDBMS
10 16 (4.35%) MariaDB
11 15 (4.08%) Cosmos DB
12 14 (3.80%) Hadoop
13 13 (3.53%) Oracle Database
14 11 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (2.72%) MongoDB
16 8 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (2.17%) Apache Hive
16 8 (2.17%) CouchDB
16 8 (2.17%) Impala
16 8 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.79%) JIRA
3 25 (6.79%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.80%) NUnit
5 13 (3.53%) MSTest
5 13 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.63%) JUnit
6 6 (1.63%) Maven
6 6 (1.63%) Subversion
7 5 (1.36%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.36%) Selenium
7 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.09%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.09%) FindBugs
8 4 (1.09%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.82%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.82%) gulp
9 3 (0.82%) Hudson
10 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 54 (14.67%) Finance
2 52 (14.13%) Banking
3 42 (11.41%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.53%) Marketing
6 6 (1.63%) Advertising
7 5 (1.36%) Legal
8 4 (1.09%) Electronics
8 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.54%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 134 (36.41%) Developer
2 46 (12.50%) Architect
3 35 (9.51%) .NET Developer
4 26 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (6.79%) Consultant
6 20 (5.43%) Analyst
7 18 (4.89%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 16 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (3.53%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.53%) Test Analyst
10 11 (2.99%) Data Engineer
10 11 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (2.99%) Python Developer
11 10 (2.72%) C# Developer
12 9 (2.45%) Designer
13 8 (2.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (22.83%) .NET
2 32 (8.70%) REST
3 31 (8.42%) AngularJS
4 29 (7.88%) .NET Framework
5 28 (7.61%) .NET Core
5 28 (7.61%) Spring
6 27 (7.34%) HTML
7 24 (6.52%) Web Services
8 23 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (6.25%) Entity Framework
9 22 (5.98%) CSS
9 22 (5.98%) Sass
10 21 (5.71%) Spring Boot
11 13 (3.53%) ASP.NET
11 13 (3.53%) Node.js
12 12 (3.26%) React
13 11 (2.99%) Django
14 10 (2.72%) Natural Language Processing
14 10 (2.72%) RESTful
14 10 (2.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.15%) Public Cloud
2 15 (4.08%) Cloud Native
3 12 (3.26%) PKI
4 11 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.45%) User Experience
6 8 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.90%) Replication
8 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.36%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.09%) Clustering
10 4 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.82%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.54%) BYOD
12 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (18.48%) Windows
2 43 (11.68%) Windows Server
3 42 (11.41%) Linux
4 21 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (5.16%) CentOS
5 19 (5.16%) Unix
5 19 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.53%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.90%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.36%) AIX
11 4 (1.09%) Solaris
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.54%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (21.74%) DevOps
3 42 (11.41%) Microservices
4 39 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (9.51%) Analytics
6 34 (9.24%) MVC
7 31 (8.42%) Mentoring
8 30 (8.15%) Migration
9 28 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.07%) TDD
11 25 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (6.52%) Scrum
13 19 (5.16%) Infrastructure as Code
14 18 (4.89%) CRM
14 18 (4.89%) SOA
14 18 (4.89%) Technical Leadership
15 17 (4.62%) B2C
15 17 (4.62%) Coaching
16 16 (4.35%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (32.88%) SQL
2 80 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 66 (17.93%) C#
4 53 (14.40%) PowerShell
5 51 (13.86%) Python
6 43 (11.68%) Java
7 37 (10.05%) T-SQL
8 26 (7.07%) Shell Script
9 22 (5.98%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.26%) R
11 9 (2.45%) Scala
12 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.36%) Ruby
14 3 (0.82%) Go
14 3 (0.82%) Perl
15 2 (0.54%) C
15 2 (0.54%) C++
15 2 (0.54%) ES6
15 2 (0.54%) Groovy
15 2 (0.54%) Rust
Qualifications
1 22 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.26%) Degree
4 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.90%) CISSP
6 7 (1.90%) MCSA
7 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.63%) MCSE
8 5 (1.36%) CISM
9 4 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) CCNA
11 2 (0.54%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.27%) APMP
12 1 (0.27%) CCSP
12 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.89%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.36%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NCSC
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 69 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.34%) Docker
4 13 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.26%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.17%) HDFS
6 8 (2.17%) vSphere
7 7 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.90%) XenApp
8 6 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 34 (9.24%) Terraform
2 28 (7.61%) Kubernetes
3 26 (7.07%) Ansible
4 20 (5.43%) SCCM
5 19 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (2.72%) Puppet
7 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.54%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.54%) Rancher
11 1 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.27%) Netcool
11 1 (0.27%) SCOM
11 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 123 (33.42%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.50%) VMware
3 25 (6.79%) Oracle
4 20 (5.43%) Citrix
5 17 (4.62%) Google
6 13 (3.53%) IBM
6 13 (3.53%) SAP
7 12 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.99%) EMC
8 11 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.72%) Sitecore
10 9 (2.45%) Atlassian
10 9 (2.45%) Charles River
10 9 (2.45%) Cisco
11 8 (2.17%) MuleSoft
11 8 (2.17%) Symantec
12 7 (1.90%) WSO2
13 6 (1.63%) Databricks
14 5 (1.36%) Cloudera
14 5 (1.36%) Dell