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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 25 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.39% 0.93% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.76% 13.33% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £431 £480 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.15% -36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 17 15 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 11.81% 6.94% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
Median daily rate £350 £425 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £480 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Slough over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) vRealize
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) SoftLayer
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

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 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Vagrant
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%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Nimsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam