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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South West / Somerset
Rank 27 35 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.72% 0.75% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.67% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
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 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 24 16 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 11.32% 6.04% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 11
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £345 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £591 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.87% -45.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 25 March 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
Bath +7 8 £350 +7.69% 3
Taunton - 2 £400 - 4
Microsoft Azure
South West

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 8 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) Sybase
5 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 3 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (9.09%) NServiceBus
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
3 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (18.18%) QGIS
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) PostGIS
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Core
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Angular 2
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Process Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Kanban
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Sybase
3 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
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