Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 15 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28 +11
Contract jobs citing Azure 2,005 1,406 722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.98% 8.50% 4.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.67% 39.65% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 951 465
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £324
90th Percentile £631 £619 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 3 6
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £18.89 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +283.80% +12.78% -58.13%
10th Percentile £38.75 £15.89 £15.75
90th Percentile £83.75 £44.07 £39.75
England median hourly rate £44.50 £24.18 £46.25
% change year-on-year +84.04% -47.72% +10.78%

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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,957 3,546 2,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.59% 21.44% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,263 1,639
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 49 29
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -17.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £64.45 £40.10
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.00 £20.96
% change year-on-year +20.68% -9.33% +10.29%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +10 844 £475 +2.15% 210
Berkshire +11 595 £485 +2.11% 114
Hampshire +7 494 £475 +3.54% 106
Surrey +16 348 £490 +7.10% 149
Buckinghamshire +22 148 £500 - 51
Kent +10 131 £438 +2.94% 54
Oxfordshire +4 102 £450 - 45
West Sussex +9 85 £400 -5.88% 31
East Sussex +22 69 £425 +37.10% 19
Middlesex +8 13 £515 +47.14% 1
Sussex 0 5 £475 -5.00%
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 South East region with a requirement for Azure.

1 810 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 635 (31.67%) DevOps
3 591 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
4 498 (24.84%) AWS
5 472 (23.54%) Windows
6 471 (23.49%) SQL
7 464 (23.14%) C#
8 443 (22.09%) .NET
9 346 (17.26%) SQL Server
10 334 (16.66%) Active Directory
11 333 (16.61%) PaaS
12 315 (15.71%) PowerShell
13 279 (13.92%) IaaS
14 253 (12.62%) Security Cleared
15 247 (12.32%) Migration
15 247 (12.32%) VMware
16 245 (12.22%) Office 365
17 222 (11.07%) SaaS
18 218 (10.87%) Finance
19 212 (10.57%) SC Cleared
20 206 (10.27%) Azure Active Directory
21 201 (10.02%) Test Automation
22 200 (9.98%) Scrum
23 198 (9.88%) JavaScript
24 197 (9.83%) Docker
25 191 (9.53%) Oracle
26 187 (9.33%) DNS
26 187 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 184 (9.18%) Python
28 183 (9.13%) Linux

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 136 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 53 (2.64%) Confluence
4 29 (1.45%) MS Exchange
5 26 (1.30%) CMS
6 25 (1.25%) IIS
7 22 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 19 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (0.85%) Apache
9 17 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
14 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 76 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.100%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.95%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.45%) Sonata
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.050%) Primavera
8 1 (0.050%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.050%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 498 (24.84%) AWS
2 333 (16.61%) PaaS
3 279 (13.92%) IaaS
4 245 (12.22%) Office 365
5 222 (11.07%) SaaS
6 206 (10.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 175 (8.73%) Power Platform
8 113 (5.64%) Serverless
9 112 (5.59%) GCP
10 69 (3.44%) Azure Functions
11 65 (3.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 65 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
12 61 (3.04%) OpenShift
13 56 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 49 (2.44%) GitHub
15 36 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
16 28 (1.40%) Data Lake Analytics
17 27 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
18 23 (1.15%) iPaaS
18 23 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 187 (9.33%) DNS
2 158 (7.88%) Firewall
3 107 (5.34%) VPN
4 90 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 73 (3.64%) WAN
6 69 (3.44%) Internet
6 69 (3.44%) Skype
7 68 (3.39%) SAN
8 53 (2.64%) LAN
9 51 (2.54%) Reverse Proxy
10 47 (2.34%) NAS
11 45 (2.24%) DHCP
12 40 (2.00%) Network Security
13 23 (1.15%) MPLS
13 23 (1.15%) NetScaler
13 23 (1.15%) SMTP
13 23 (1.15%) VLAN
14 19 (0.95%) IPsec
15 17 (0.85%) HTTP
15 17 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 187 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 159 (7.93%) Power BI
4 143 (7.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 107 (5.34%) Data Lake
6 96 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (3.94%) Cosmos DB
8 62 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 58 (2.89%) Big Data
10 55 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 48 (2.39%) Oracle Database
11 48 (2.39%) Relational Database
12 46 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
13 42 (2.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 36 (1.80%) HDInsight
15 34 (1.70%) Redis
16 32 (1.60%) MySQL
17 28 (1.40%) SSDT
18 23 (1.15%) MongoDB
19 22 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 180 (8.98%) Visual Studio Team System
2 145 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 138 (6.88%) Visual Studio
4 121 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 99 (4.94%) JIRA
6 64 (3.19%) Selenium
7 62 (3.09%) TeamCity
8 55 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (2.64%) SpecFlow
10 47 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 39 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 30 (1.50%) Subversion
13 27 (1.35%) JMeter
14 20 (1.00%) GitLab
14 20 (1.00%) NUnit
15 19 (0.95%) MSTest
16 18 (0.90%) Jasmine
17 17 (0.85%) JUnit
17 17 (0.85%) webpack
18 15 (0.75%) gulp
General
1 218 (10.87%) Finance
2 58 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.74%) Public Sector
4 30 (1.50%) Retail
5 26 (1.30%) Legal
6 19 (0.95%) Banking
7 16 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.75%) Billing
9 9 (0.45%) Local Government
10 7 (0.35%) Publishing
11 6 (0.30%) Games
12 5 (0.25%) Back Office
13 4 (0.20%) Advertising
13 4 (0.20%) Marketing
13 4 (0.20%) Military
13 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.15%) Electronics
14 3 (0.15%) Police
15 2 (0.100%) Front Office
15 2 (0.100%) Law
Job Titles
1 491 (24.49%) Developer
2 367 (18.30%) Architect
3 204 (10.17%) Azure Engineer
4 193 (9.63%) .NET Developer
5 170 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 129 (6.43%) Azure Architect
7 122 (6.08%) Consultant
8 120 (5.99%) Azure DevOps
9 117 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
10 108 (5.39%) C# Developer
11 96 (4.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 94 (4.69%) Azure Developer
13 88 (4.39%) Analyst
14 86 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 82 (4.09%) Senior Developer
16 79 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
17 70 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
18 66 (3.29%) Project Manager
19 58 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
20 52 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (22.09%) .NET
2 176 (8.78%) .NET Core
2 176 (8.78%) AngularJS
3 140 (6.98%) Web Services
4 129 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 127 (6.33%) .NET Framework
6 116 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 115 (5.74%) REST
8 111 (5.54%) CSS
9 110 (5.49%) HTML
10 99 (4.94%) JSON
11 95 (4.74%) RESTful
12 89 (4.44%) XML
13 88 (4.39%) Node.js
14 78 (3.89%) SOAP
15 70 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 70 (3.49%) React
16 53 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 52 (2.59%) HTML5
18 50 (2.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 114 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.54%) Public Cloud
3 76 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 54 (2.69%) Replication
6 52 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 40 (2.00%) User Experience
9 37 (1.85%) Clustering
10 34 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
13 22 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 21 (1.05%) Algorithms
15 20 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.90%) Cloud Native
17 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Licensing
18 13 (0.65%) Life Science
18 13 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 472 (23.54%) Windows
2 183 (9.13%) Linux
3 172 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 141 (7.03%) Windows 10
5 57 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (2.19%) Unix
8 40 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (1.90%) Windows 7
10 28 (1.40%) Android
10 28 (1.40%) VMS
11 22 (1.10%) Windows 8
12 20 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.40%) CentOS
15 7 (0.35%) AIX
15 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.30%) Solaris
17 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (31.67%) DevOps
2 591 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (12.32%) Migration
4 201 (10.02%) Test Automation
5 200 (9.98%) Scrum
6 179 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
7 164 (8.18%) Analytics
8 158 (7.88%) TDD
9 142 (7.08%) Microservices
10 135 (6.73%) MVC
11 130 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
12 123 (6.13%) Computer Science
13 116 (5.79%) ITIL
14 111 (5.54%) Software Engineering
15 100 (4.99%) BDD
16 99 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 98 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
18 94 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 93 (4.64%) Project Management
20 91 (4.54%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 471 (23.49%) SQL
2 464 (23.14%) C#
3 315 (15.71%) PowerShell
4 198 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 184 (9.18%) Python
6 156 (7.78%) Java
7 87 (4.34%) T-SQL
8 56 (2.79%) TypeScript
9 51 (2.54%) Bash Shell
10 31 (1.55%) Ruby
11 24 (1.20%) Perl
12 22 (1.10%) R
13 21 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 20 (1.00%) ES6
15 18 (0.90%) C
15 18 (0.90%) C++
16 17 (0.85%) Go
17 15 (0.75%) PHP
17 15 (0.75%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 253 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 212 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 135 (6.73%) Degree
4 68 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (2.49%) MCSE
6 37 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.35%) CISSP
9 25 (1.25%) CCNA
9 25 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (0.80%) MCSA
14 15 (0.75%) CCNP
14 15 (0.75%) CISM
14 15 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.65%) PMP
16 12 (0.60%) CCIE
16 12 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.74%) QA
2 32 (1.60%) GDPR
3 25 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.10%) SLA
5 13 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.60%) NIST
6 12 (0.60%) PMO
7 9 (0.45%) COBIT
8 8 (0.40%) NCSC
9 5 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.050%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.050%) GxP
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
System Software
1 334 (16.66%) Active Directory
2 197 (9.83%) Docker
3 137 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (4.64%) Hyper-V
5 59 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.85%) XenApp
9 16 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 15 (0.75%) vSphere
11 14 (0.70%) vCloud
12 11 (0.55%) LXC
13 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 176 (8.78%) Kubernetes
2 121 (6.03%) Ansible
3 94 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 91 (4.54%) SCCM
5 77 (3.84%) Puppet
6 65 (3.24%) Terraform
7 60 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
9 44 (2.19%) SCOM
10 10 (0.50%) MIIS
11 8 (0.40%) Nagios
11 8 (0.40%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.35%) Mesos
12 7 (0.35%) Packer
12 7 (0.35%) Salt
13 6 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.30%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 810 (40.40%) Microsoft
2 247 (12.32%) VMware
3 191 (9.53%) Oracle
4 98 (4.89%) Cisco
5 96 (4.79%) Google
6 90 (4.49%) Citrix
7 64 (3.19%) Databricks
8 52 (2.59%) SAP
9 46 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 44 (2.19%) Workday
11 43 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
12 33 (1.65%) Xamarin
13 31 (1.55%) Dell
14 30 (1.50%) IBM
15 29 (1.45%) NetApp
16 28 (1.40%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.30%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.30%) HP
18 24 (1.20%) Splunk
18 24 (1.20%) webMethods