Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 27 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.78% 1.07% 1.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.81% 11.11% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Slough median daily rate £395 £498 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.60% +3.65% -14.67%
10th Percentile £335 £418 £470
90th Percentile £537 £521 £570
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £457 £450
% change year-on-year -1.42% +1.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Slough with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 31 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 10.76% 9.61% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 25
Slough median daily rate £424 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.35% - +9.61%
10th Percentile £217 £200 £318
90th Percentile £543 £550 £495
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £9.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -22.45% -51.00%
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.06 £12.50 £19.61
% change year-on-year +52.44% -36.26% +17.07%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

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

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Slough over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Veeam
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (25.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Clustering

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Data Lake
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (12.50%) HDInsight
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Angular Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Core
2 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) COM
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Kanban
2 1 (12.50%) Market Research
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) R
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) HDFS
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Veeam
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter