Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure 407 1,937 1,386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 11.63% 13.81% 8.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.36% 50.47% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 1,343 961
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £358 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £72.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.38% +353.13% -4.48%
10th Percentile £15.33 £38.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £74.78 £83.75 £16.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year -21.35% +54.97% -32.44%

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 878 3,838 3,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.09% 27.36% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 2,455 2,236
Median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
90th Percentile £650 £612 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 95 42
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +105.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £16.38 £16.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £57.50 £83.75 £80.03
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% +18.42% -7.32%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in the South East

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in the South East

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 0 198 £500 +5.26% 140
Berkshire +1 151 £520 +9.47% 71
Hampshire -5 111 £475 - 81
Buckinghamshire -4 40 £475 -3.06% 35
Surrey -3 38 £406 -18.34% 62
West Sussex +1 23 £425 +6.25% 43
East Sussex +7 14 £463 +8.82% 25
Kent -6 10 £550 +25.71% 33
Oxfordshire -7 7 £401 -10.83% 34
Middlesex +2 3 £450 -9.09%
Sussex +3 1 £550 +15.79% 4
M4 Corridor +2 1 - -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 146 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (35.63%) DevOps
3 143 (35.14%) Microsoft
4 106 (26.04%) AWS
5 105 (25.80%) SQL
6 87 (21.38%) Windows
7 74 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (16.95%) C#
9 67 (16.46%) Power Platform
10 61 (14.99%) Power BI
10 61 (14.99%) Active Directory
11 57 (14.00%) .NET
11 57 (14.00%) Linux
12 56 (13.76%) Analytics
13 55 (13.51%) Office 365
14 52 (12.78%) PaaS
15 51 (12.53%) SQL Server
16 49 (12.04%) Security Cleared
17 47 (11.55%) Data Lake
17 47 (11.55%) IaaS
18 45 (11.06%) Test Automation
19 43 (10.57%) PowerShell
19 43 (10.57%) Data Modelling
20 42 (10.32%) Scrum
21 41 (10.07%) Migration
22 40 (9.83%) VMware
23 39 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
23 39 (9.58%) Python
24 37 (9.09%) SC Cleared
25 35 (8.60%) JavaScript

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 23 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.44%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.72%) CMS
4 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.23%) Apache
5 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.23%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.98%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) IIS
6 4 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.49%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.49%) Predix
7 2 (0.49%) ThingWorx
7 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.98%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.97%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 106 (26.04%) AWS
2 67 (16.46%) Power Platform
3 55 (13.51%) Office 365
4 52 (12.78%) PaaS
5 47 (11.55%) IaaS
6 28 (6.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (5.41%) GCP
8 20 (4.91%) Azure Data Factory
9 16 (3.93%) Serverless
10 13 (3.19%) Logic Apps
10 13 (3.19%) SaaS
11 11 (2.70%) Azure Functions
12 10 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (2.46%) PowerApps
13 9 (2.21%) OneDrive
14 7 (1.72%) GitHub
15 6 (1.47%) Amazon S3
15 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 5 (1.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.11%) DNS
2 27 (6.63%) Firewall
3 24 (5.90%) WAN
4 19 (4.67%) DHCP
5 18 (4.42%) VPN
6 13 (3.19%) LAN
7 11 (2.70%) Skype
8 9 (2.21%) SNMP
9 7 (1.72%) SAN
9 7 (1.72%) SSL
10 6 (1.47%) BGP
10 6 (1.47%) Internet
10 6 (1.47%) MPLS
10 6 (1.47%) Network Security
10 6 (1.47%) Wireless
11 5 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.23%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.23%) VLAN
11 5 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.99%) Power BI
2 51 (12.53%) SQL Server
3 47 (11.55%) Data Lake
4 39 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (7.37%) Big Data
6 26 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (4.67%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.44%) HDInsight
9 12 (2.95%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (2.46%) MySQL
12 9 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.97%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
14 7 (1.72%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.98%) Cosmos DB
16 4 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (6.88%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.69%) SpecFlow
4 14 (3.44%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.44%) Selenium
5 10 (2.46%) webpack
6 8 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.97%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.47%) Babel
8 6 (1.47%) CA Gen
8 6 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.23%) gulp
9 5 (1.23%) JIRA
10 4 (0.98%) Ant
10 4 (0.98%) Grunt
10 4 (0.98%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.98%) Maven
10 4 (0.98%) Mocha
11 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (7.37%) Finance
2 27 (6.63%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.23%) Banking
4 5 (1.23%) Marketing
4 5 (1.23%) Retail
5 4 (0.98%) Police
6 3 (0.74%) Law
6 3 (0.74%) Legal
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (21.38%) Developer
2 78 (19.16%) Architect
3 51 (12.53%) Azure Engineer
4 44 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (6.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 23 (5.65%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.41%) Data Engineer
9 20 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
10 19 (4.67%) Azure Architect
11 17 (4.18%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.93%) Analyst
12 16 (3.93%) Azure Developer
12 16 (3.93%) Azure DevOps
12 16 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 14 (3.44%) Consultant
13 14 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
13 14 (3.44%) Software Engineer
13 14 (3.44%) Technical Leader
14 13 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.00%) .NET
2 27 (6.63%) React
2 27 (6.63%) RESTful
3 23 (5.65%) CSS
4 20 (4.91%) .NET Core
5 19 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 18 (4.42%) HTML
7 14 (3.44%) Web Services
8 12 (2.95%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.95%) REST
9 10 (2.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (2.21%) jQuery
10 9 (2.21%) JSON
10 9 (2.21%) SOAP
11 8 (1.97%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.97%) J2EE
11 8 (1.97%) Node.js
12 7 (1.72%) Kafka
12 7 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (7.62%) Public Cloud
2 11 (2.70%) User Experience
3 7 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 6 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.47%) Cloud Native
4 6 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.47%) Robotics
5 5 (1.23%) Industry 4.0
5 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.98%) Clustering
6 4 (0.98%) CMDB
6 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.74%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 87 (21.38%) Windows
2 57 (14.00%) Linux
3 24 (5.90%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.93%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.97%) Unix
6 8 (1.97%) VMS
7 7 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.47%) Android
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (1.47%) SUSE
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.98%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Solaris
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (35.63%) DevOps
3 74 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (13.76%) Analytics
5 45 (11.06%) Test Automation
6 43 (10.57%) Data Modelling
7 42 (10.32%) Scrum
8 41 (10.07%) Migration
9 33 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (7.13%) Machine Learning
11 28 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (6.88%) Data Management
11 28 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (6.39%) Project Delivery
12 26 (6.39%) Software Engineering
13 24 (5.90%) Mentoring
14 21 (5.16%) Data Science
14 21 (5.16%) ETL
14 21 (5.16%) Microservices
15 20 (4.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 105 (25.80%) SQL
2 69 (16.95%) C#
3 43 (10.57%) PowerShell
4 39 (9.58%) Python
5 35 (8.60%) JavaScript
6 27 (6.63%) Java
7 14 (3.44%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.95%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.97%) R
10 7 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.72%) Scala
11 6 (1.47%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.23%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.23%) C
12 5 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.98%) ES6
13 4 (0.98%) Korn
13 4 (0.98%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.16%) Degree
4 12 (2.95%) DV Cleared
4 12 (2.95%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.72%) MCSE
9 6 (1.47%) CCNP
10 5 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (1.23%) PhD
11 3 (0.74%) CCNA
11 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.49%) CCA
12 2 (0.49%) CISSP
12 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.97%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.72%) QA
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (14.99%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.90%) Docker
4 19 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.21%) vSphere
6 5 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.74%) HDFS
9 2 (0.49%) Samba
9 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.25%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.25%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.25%) UAG
10 1 (0.25%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 26 (6.39%) Terraform
3 25 (6.14%) Ansible
3 25 (6.14%) SCCM
4 22 (5.41%) Puppet
5 17 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.23%) Nessus
8 5 (1.23%) SCOM
9 4 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.49%) MIIS
11 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.49%) QRadar
11 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 143 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.83%) VMware
3 21 (5.16%) Cisco
4 19 (4.67%) Oracle
5 18 (4.42%) Databricks
5 18 (4.42%) SAP
6 15 (3.69%) Informatica
7 12 (2.95%) Citrix
8 10 (2.46%) Hortonworks
9 8 (1.97%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.97%) McAfee
9 8 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.97%) Tableau
10 7 (1.72%) F5
10 7 (1.72%) Juniper
10 7 (1.72%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.72%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.47%) Google
11 6 (1.47%) Meraki
12 5 (1.23%) Red Hat