Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 110 165
Rank change year-on-year +56 +55 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 165 79 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.27% 1.82% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.82% 25.32% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 59 21
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +17.24% +28.89%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £213
90th Percentile £600 £500 £375
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +44.23%

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 593 312 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.76% 7.20% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 208 100
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.63% -10.80%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +40.00% -36.51%
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +9.03% -15.29% +18.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +38 81 £500 +25.00% 13
Glasgow +8 67 £363 +13.28% 13
Aberdeen - 11 £428 - 1
Renfrewshire +34 1 £325 -1.52%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £570 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 67 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (32.12%) .NET
4 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (26.67%) C#
6 43 (26.06%) Windows
7 38 (23.03%) Linux
8 37 (22.42%) Active Directory
9 36 (21.82%) Puppet
10 35 (21.21%) DevOps
10 35 (21.21%) JavaScript
11 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
11 34 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (20.00%) Ansible
13 32 (19.39%) Windows Server
13 32 (19.39%) PowerShell
13 32 (19.39%) Finance
13 32 (19.39%) MVC
14 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (16.97%) AngularJS
17 26 (15.76%) VMware
18 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
19 24 (14.55%) ASP.NET
20 23 (13.94%) SQL
20 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (12.12%) HTML
22 19 (11.52%) ITIL
22 19 (11.52%) Ruby
22 19 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery

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 6 (3.64%) IIS
1 6 (3.64%) JBoss
1 6 (3.64%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.03%) Apache
2 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.82%) CMS
4 3 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.21%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 16 (9.70%) PaaS
4 15 (9.09%) IaaS
5 14 (8.48%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (7.88%) Office 365
7 5 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (3.03%) SaaS
8 4 (2.42%) GitHub
9 3 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.82%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.21%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.61%) Datadog
11 1 (0.61%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.27%) SAN
2 10 (6.06%) Firewall
2 10 (6.06%) LAN
3 9 (5.45%) WAN
4 8 (4.85%) IP Telephony
5 7 (4.24%) Internet
6 6 (3.64%) Skype
6 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.42%) DHCP
7 4 (2.42%) DNS
7 4 (2.42%) LDAP
8 3 (1.82%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.82%) HTTP
8 3 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.21%) CTI
9 2 (1.21%) Intranet
9 2 (1.21%) Network Security
10 1 (0.61%) SSL
10 1 (0.61%) VPN
10 1 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.85%) Power BI
2 8 (4.85%) Redis
3 5 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.42%) MySQL
4 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.21%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.61%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.61%) QlikView
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.45%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.85%) Vagrant
6 7 (4.24%) Maven
6 7 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.24%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.82%) Gradle
7 3 (1.82%) JIRA
7 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.21%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.21%) Hudson
8 2 (1.21%) NUnit
8 2 (1.21%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.21%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 32 (19.39%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.67%) Banking
4 5 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (27.27%) Developer
2 30 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 26 (15.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.70%) Architect
6 12 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 10 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.45%) Analyst
9 9 (5.45%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.85%) Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Angular Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
13 5 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.12%) .NET
2 28 (16.97%) AngularJS
3 24 (14.55%) ASP.NET
4 20 (12.12%) HTML
5 16 (9.70%) CSS
6 14 (8.48%) JSON
7 13 (7.88%) .NET Framework
7 13 (7.88%) RESTful
7 13 (7.88%) XML
8 12 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (7.27%) Entity Framework
8 12 (7.27%) jQuery
8 12 (7.27%) SOAP
9 11 (6.67%) .NET Core
9 11 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (6.67%) SignalR
10 10 (6.06%) WCF
11 9 (5.45%) HTML5
11 9 (5.45%) Web Services
12 7 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.45%) N-Tier
1 9 (5.45%) Virtual Team
2 8 (4.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.64%) PKI
4 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.42%) DataPower
5 4 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.82%) Blog
6 3 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.82%) Replication
6 3 (1.82%) User Experience
6 3 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.21%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.06%) Windows
2 38 (23.03%) Linux
3 32 (19.39%) Windows Server
4 29 (17.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (9.70%) Unix
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.82%) CentOS
9 3 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.21%) DevOps
3 32 (19.39%) MVC
4 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 19 (11.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (11.52%) ITIL
7 18 (10.91%) Scrum
7 18 (10.91%) TDD
8 16 (9.70%) Validation
9 14 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (8.48%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.27%) CRM
11 11 (6.67%) Microservices
11 11 (6.67%) Migration
12 10 (6.06%) Coaching
12 10 (6.06%) Open Source
12 10 (6.06%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.06%) Use Case
13 9 (5.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.67%) C#
2 35 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 32 (19.39%) PowerShell
4 23 (13.94%) SQL
5 19 (11.52%) Ruby
6 16 (9.70%) Java
7 13 (7.88%) Python
8 8 (4.85%) Perl
9 5 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.82%) R
11 3 (1.82%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.21%) ES6
12 2 (1.21%) PHP
12 2 (1.21%) XPath
13 1 (0.61%) C
13 1 (0.61%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) Go
13 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Degree
2 9 (5.45%) PMP
3 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.42%) MCSD
6 3 (1.82%) ISEB
6 3 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.21%) CEH
7 2 (1.21%) CISM
7 2 (1.21%) CISSP
7 2 (1.21%) MCSE
7 2 (1.21%) SANS
8 1 (0.61%) HNC
8 1 (0.61%) HND
8 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.61%) MCSA
8 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.91%) vSphere
3 13 (7.88%) Docker
4 7 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 36 (21.82%) Puppet
2 34 (20.61%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (20.00%) Ansible
4 9 (5.45%) Packer
5 6 (3.64%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.03%) SCCM
7 4 (2.42%) Terraform
8 3 (1.82%) Salt
9 2 (1.21%) Consul
9 2 (1.21%) Control-M
9 2 (1.21%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.21%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.21%) WSUS
10 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.61%) Nagios
10 1 (0.61%) SCOM
10 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 67 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.76%) VMware
3 13 (7.88%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.24%) Oracle
5 4 (2.42%) Adobe
5 4 (2.42%) Google
5 4 (2.42%) IBM
6 3 (1.82%) Citrix
6 3 (1.82%) EMC
6 3 (1.82%) F5
6 3 (1.82%) Imperva
6 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.82%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.21%) Avaya
7 2 (1.21%) Lotus
7 2 (1.21%) McAfee
7 2 (1.21%) Splunk
7 2 (1.21%) Tableau
7 2 (1.21%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint