The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 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)
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.45% 2.52% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 25.00% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £504 £470 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +70.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.22% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 10 16 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 7.25% 10.06% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 16
Median daily rate £461 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Slough

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

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) vRealize
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) vRealize
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) SAP