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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 106 130
Rank change year-on-year +48 +24  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 64 45 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.93% 1.55% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.59% 29.22% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 3
Median daily rate £375 £376 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.13% +25.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £296 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £445 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 232 154 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.62% 5.32% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 78 40
Median daily rate £425 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.49 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.75% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £40.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +27 31 £350 -12.50% 9
Edinburgh +25 29 £600 +54.73% 11
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £310 -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 69 (60.00%) .NET
2 63 (54.78%) C#
3 58 (50.43%) MVC
4 53 (46.09%) ASP.NET
5 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
5 44 (38.26%) AngularJS
6 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (33.04%) JavaScript
8 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
9 34 (29.57%) HTML
10 32 (27.83%) CSS
10 32 (27.83%) Migration
11 31 (26.96%) .NET Framework
12 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (21.74%) Web Services
13 25 (21.74%) SQL
13 25 (21.74%) Entity Framework
14 22 (19.13%) jQuery
15 20 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (16.52%) Finance
17 18 (15.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (14.78%) Windows
18 17 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (14.78%) HTML5
18 17 (14.78%) TDD
19 16 (13.91%) Git (software)
20 15 (13.04%) Web Development
21 14 (12.17%) LINQ
21 14 (12.17%) Moq

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 13 (11.30%) EPiServer
2 8 (6.96%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.35%) CMS
5 5 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (4.35%) Umbraco
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.74%) Apache
7 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.87%) SAS
8 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.30%) Office 365
3 12 (10.43%) PaaS
4 8 (6.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.22%) IaaS
6 2 (1.74%) GitHub
6 2 (1.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.87%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Skype
2 4 (3.48%) PABX
2 4 (3.48%) VoIP
2 4 (3.48%) WAN
2 4 (3.48%) Wireless
3 3 (2.61%) DNS
3 3 (2.61%) Firewall
4 2 (1.74%) HTTP
4 2 (1.74%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.87%) DHCP
5 1 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.87%) LAN
5 1 (0.87%) Network Security
5 1 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.74%) Power BI
6 2 (1.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) QlikView
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.17%) Moq
3 14 (12.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (11.30%) gulp
5 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.61%) NUnit
6 3 (2.61%) Selenium
6 3 (2.61%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.74%) MSTest
7 2 (1.74%) Subversion
7 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.87%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.87%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.87%) JIRA
8 1 (0.87%) Maven
8 1 (0.87%) YouTrack
General
1 19 (16.52%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Financial Institution
3 10 (8.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Developer
2 41 (35.65%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.48%) Architect
4 21 (18.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 21 (18.26%) C# Developer
5 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (11.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Web Developer
7 11 (9.57%) Angular Developer
8 9 (7.83%) Azure Developer
8 9 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) .NET Web Developer
9 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (6.09%) C# Web Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Office 365 Architect
10 6 (5.22%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (60.00%) .NET
2 53 (46.09%) ASP.NET
3 44 (38.26%) AngularJS
4 34 (29.57%) HTML
5 32 (27.83%) CSS
6 31 (26.96%) .NET Framework
7 29 (25.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (21.74%) Entity Framework
8 25 (21.74%) Web Services
9 22 (19.13%) jQuery
10 20 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (15.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (14.78%) HTML5
13 14 (12.17%) LINQ
14 13 (11.30%) Modernizr
14 13 (11.30%) XSLT
15 12 (10.43%) CSS3
16 9 (7.83%) JSON
16 9 (7.83%) RESTful
17 8 (6.96%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.35%) Replication
3 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.48%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Licensing
4 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Windows
2 9 (7.83%) Linux
3 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.22%) Unix
5 3 (2.61%) Android
5 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.43%) MVC
2 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.83%) Migration
4 17 (14.78%) TDD
5 15 (13.04%) Web Development
6 13 (11.30%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (8.70%) DevOps
7 10 (8.70%) Scrum
8 9 (7.83%) Mobile Development
8 9 (7.83%) OO
9 8 (6.96%) Microservices
10 7 (6.09%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.22%) Data Protection
12 5 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.35%) CRM
12 5 (4.35%) OOP
12 5 (4.35%) TOGAF
12 5 (4.35%) Use Case
13 4 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.78%) C#
2 38 (33.04%) JavaScript
3 25 (21.74%) SQL
4 10 (8.70%) TypeScript
5 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.61%) Java
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
6 3 (2.61%) Python
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) Delphi
8 1 (0.87%) Ruby
8 1 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.22%) ISEB
3 5 (4.35%) MCTS
4 2 (1.74%) CISSP
4 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.87%) MCITP
5 1 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Ansible
1 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (6.09%) Puppet
2 5 (4.35%) SCOM
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.61%) SCCM
5 2 (1.74%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.87%) QRadar
Vendors
1 44 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) VMware
3 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.61%) NetApp
5 3 (2.61%) Twitter
5 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco
6 2 (1.74%) HP
6 2 (1.74%) Splunk
7 1 (0.87%) Avaya
7 1 (0.87%) Borland
7 1 (0.87%) CA
7 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.87%) Citrix
7 1 (0.87%) Dell
7 1 (0.87%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.87%) McAfee
7 1 (0.87%) Sybase
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