The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 25 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.24% 3.32% 1.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.95% 42.11% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 4
Median daily rate £423 £900 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.05% +193.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £363 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £1,000 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -2.27% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +1.26%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 38 19 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 18.10% 7.88% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 83 6
Median daily rate £423 £1,000 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.75% +255.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £388 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £1,000 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Somerset

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Somerset

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 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
Taunton -9 6 £423 -53.05% 2
Yeovil - 5 - - 2
Microsoft Azure
South West

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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) Docker
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) RIA
8 5 (23.81%) Test Management
8 5 (23.81%) Squid
8 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (23.81%) Web Development
8 5 (23.81%) CentOS
8 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
8 5 (23.81%) Veeam
8 5 (23.81%) Hadoop

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) Apache Spark
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (19.05%) Apache Pig
4 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) Extranet
1 5 (23.81%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) Apache Hive
3 5 (23.81%) Big Data
3 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 4 (19.05%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (19.05%) HBase
5 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.76%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (19.05%) Vagrant
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.76%) Angular 2
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.76%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) RIA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) CentOS
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (52.38%) Scrum
2 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Open Source
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (23.81%) Test Management
2 5 (23.81%) Web Development
3 4 (19.05%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Release Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) PHP
4 4 (19.05%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) Docker
3 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) Samba
3 5 (23.81%) Squid
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Nagios
1 5 (23.81%) Oozie
1 5 (23.81%) Webmin
1 5 (23.81%) Xymon
2 4 (19.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Cloudera
3 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 5 (23.81%) Veeam
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) Sybase
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Sophos
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