Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 9 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 1,455 1,803 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.61% 11.36% 5.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.47% 46.81% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1,185 624
South East median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £330
90th Percentile £625 £619 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year - +3.31% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 9
South East median hourly rate £78.75 £52.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +105.88% +71.43%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.50 £16.67
90th Percentile £82.50 £75.10 £45.00
England median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +40.00% +61.29%

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 2,941 3,852 3,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.51% 24.28% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,888 2,436 1,954
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £218 £284 £294
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 44
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.13 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +15.08% -7.35%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.43 £43.98
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 0 601 £465 -2.11% 270
Berkshire +1 423 £475 -5.00% 128
Hampshire +2 381 £475 -1.04% 128
Surrey +6 300 £475 -4.04% 221
Oxfordshire +3 93 £425 -5.56% 91
Buckinghamshire 0 85 £431 -4.17% 51
West Sussex -4 66 £450 -6.49% 56
Kent +7 56 £430 -14.00% 31
East Sussex +11 41 £500 +3.90% 27
Sussex +1 7 £488 - 3
Middlesex +13 2 £438 -11.39% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 614 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 511 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (31.68%) DevOps
4 453 (31.13%) SQL
5 329 (22.61%) C#
6 322 (22.13%) .NET
7 318 (21.86%) Windows
8 311 (21.37%) AWS
9 241 (16.56%) Active Directory
10 238 (16.36%) PowerShell
11 236 (16.22%) Analytics
12 218 (14.98%) SQL Server
13 202 (13.88%) PaaS
14 201 (13.81%) Office 365
15 198 (13.61%) Scrum
16 185 (12.71%) Power Platform
17 182 (12.51%) Business Intelligence
18 176 (12.10%) Power BI
19 171 (11.75%) Test Automation
20 169 (11.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 159 (10.93%) Python
22 157 (10.79%) IaaS
23 154 (10.58%) JavaScript
24 149 (10.24%) Data Lake
25 139 (9.55%) VMware
26 137 (9.42%) Migration
27 133 (9.14%) Azure Active Directory
28 127 (8.73%) Visual Studio
29 125 (8.59%) Security Cleared
30 124 (8.52%) Continuous Integration

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 85 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 30 (2.06%) Apache
5 22 (1.51%) Confluence
5 22 (1.51%) Skype for Business
6 19 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (1.24%) Jupyter
8 17 (1.17%) CMS
9 16 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.89%) IIS
11 10 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.62%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
13 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) SPSS
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.069%) Maya
Business Applications
1 44 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.27%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.21%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.069%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.069%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.069%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 311 (21.37%) AWS
2 202 (13.88%) PaaS
3 201 (13.81%) Office 365
4 185 (12.71%) Power Platform
5 157 (10.79%) IaaS
6 133 (9.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 119 (8.18%) SaaS
8 75 (5.15%) GCP
9 72 (4.95%) Serverless
10 53 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
11 51 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 43 (2.96%) Azure Functions
13 42 (2.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 40 (2.75%) GitHub
15 35 (2.41%) Data Lake Analytics
16 27 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
16 27 (1.86%) Azure Stack
16 27 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.96%) OpenShift
18 12 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.64%) DNS
2 79 (5.43%) Firewall
3 57 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 57 (3.92%) VPN
4 49 (3.37%) SAN
5 43 (2.96%) Internet
6 37 (2.54%) Skype
7 30 (2.06%) WAN
8 29 (1.99%) NAS
9 28 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
10 24 (1.65%) LAN
11 18 (1.24%) DHCP
11 18 (1.24%) Network Security
12 12 (0.82%) HTTP
12 12 (0.82%) IPsec
13 11 (0.76%) VLAN
14 10 (0.69%) MPLS
14 10 (0.69%) VoIP
14 10 (0.69%) Wireless
15 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 176 (12.10%) Power BI
3 169 (11.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 149 (10.24%) Data Lake
5 94 (6.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 77 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
7 69 (4.74%) Big Data
8 57 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 55 (3.78%) HDInsight
10 42 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 40 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (2.47%) MongoDB
13 35 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 33 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
15 29 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
16 23 (1.58%) Geospatial Data
16 23 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (1.51%) Redis
17 22 (1.51%) Relational Database
18 21 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (8.73%) Visual Studio
2 118 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 100 (6.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 70 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 63 (4.33%) JIRA
6 52 (3.57%) Selenium
7 44 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 37 (2.54%) SpecFlow
9 36 (2.47%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.31%) Cucumber
11 17 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.10%) NUnit
13 15 (1.03%) webpack
14 12 (0.82%) Subversion
15 11 (0.76%) SoapUI
16 10 (0.69%) Babel
16 10 (0.69%) gulp
16 10 (0.69%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.69%) ReSharper
General
1 115 (7.90%) Finance
2 44 (3.02%) Public Sector
3 30 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.58%) Retail
5 16 (1.10%) Publishing
6 15 (1.03%) Banking
7 14 (0.96%) Local Government
8 13 (0.89%) Legal
9 10 (0.69%) Back Office
9 10 (0.69%) Marketing
10 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.41%) German Language
11 6 (0.41%) Law
11 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.34%) French Language
13 4 (0.27%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.14%) Police
16 1 (0.069%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 357 (24.54%) Developer
2 217 (14.91%) Architect
3 154 (10.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 149 (10.24%) .NET Developer
5 129 (8.87%) Azure Engineer
6 127 (8.73%) Analyst
7 75 (5.15%) Azure Architect
8 72 (4.95%) C# Developer
9 71 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 69 (4.74%) Consultant
11 64 (4.40%) Azure Developer
12 58 (3.99%) Business Analyst
13 55 (3.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 54 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 53 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
16 47 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
17 46 (3.16%) Senior Developer
18 43 (2.96%) Azure DevOps
19 42 (2.89%) Project Manager
20 39 (2.68%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (22.13%) .NET
2 110 (7.56%) .NET Core
2 110 (7.56%) ASP.NET
3 104 (7.15%) Web Services
4 95 (6.53%) AngularJS
5 78 (5.36%) .NET Framework
6 74 (5.09%) CSS
7 73 (5.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 73 (5.02%) HTML
8 62 (4.26%) React
9 60 (4.12%) REST
10 52 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (3.23%) JSON
12 42 (2.89%) RESTful
13 40 (2.75%) XML
14 31 (2.13%) Node.js
15 26 (1.79%) jQuery
16 25 (1.72%) Entity Framework
16 25 (1.72%) SOAP
17 22 (1.51%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 53 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 35 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (2.20%) Replication
6 27 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (1.79%) Clustering
7 26 (1.79%) User Experience
8 25 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (1.24%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.82%) PKI
14 12 (0.82%) W3C
15 9 (0.62%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.62%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 318 (21.86%) Windows
2 115 (7.90%) Windows Server
3 97 (6.67%) Linux
4 59 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 45 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.92%) Unix
8 22 (1.51%) Android
9 21 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.82%) VMS
12 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.48%) CentOS
14 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.21%) AIX
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 461 (31.68%) DevOps
3 236 (16.22%) Analytics
4 198 (13.61%) Scrum
5 182 (12.51%) Business Intelligence
6 171 (11.75%) Test Automation
7 137 (9.42%) Migration
8 124 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 108 (7.42%) TDD
11 106 (7.29%) MVC
12 98 (6.74%) Infrastructure as Code
13 97 (6.67%) Data Science
14 94 (6.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 92 (6.32%) BDD
15 92 (6.32%) ITIL
16 83 (5.70%) Visualisation
17 77 (5.29%) Data Management
17 77 (5.29%) ETL
18 76 (5.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 453 (31.13%) SQL
2 329 (22.61%) C#
3 238 (16.36%) PowerShell
4 159 (10.93%) Python
5 154 (10.58%) JavaScript
6 76 (5.22%) Java
7 66 (4.54%) T-SQL
8 39 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 33 (2.27%) R
9 33 (2.27%) Scala
10 15 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 15 (1.03%) Ruby
10 15 (1.03%) TypeScript
11 12 (0.82%) PHP
12 11 (0.76%) C
12 11 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.62%) Go
14 8 (0.55%) F#
14 8 (0.55%) Korn
14 8 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 125 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 88 (6.05%) Degree
4 41 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.06%) MCSE
6 23 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.10%) CCNA
9 15 (1.03%) CISM
10 14 (0.96%) PhD
11 13 (0.89%) CISSP
11 13 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.62%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.55%) MCITP
14 8 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.48%) ISEB
16 6 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.39%) QA
2 33 (2.27%) GDPR
3 24 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.62%) PMO
7 7 (0.48%) NIST
7 7 (0.48%) SLA
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.27%) NCSC
9 3 (0.21%) GxP
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.069%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.069%) HL7
System Software
1 241 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 112 (7.70%) Docker
3 90 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.65%) vSphere
7 12 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.69%) XenApp
9 9 (0.62%) vCloud
10 6 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.41%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.21%) LXC
12 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.069%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 111 (7.63%) Kubernetes
2 84 (5.77%) Ansible
3 69 (4.74%) SCCM
3 69 (4.74%) Terraform
4 55 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 40 (2.75%) Puppet
6 37 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
7 22 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (1.31%) SCOM
9 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (0.55%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.48%) MIIS
11 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.48%) vRealize
12 6 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.41%) Packer
12 6 (0.41%) WSUS
13 5 (0.34%) Nagios
14 4 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 614 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 139 (9.55%) VMware
3 97 (6.67%) Oracle
4 59 (4.05%) Google
5 58 (3.99%) Citrix
6 53 (3.64%) Cisco
7 44 (3.02%) Tableau
8 39 (2.68%) Databricks
9 31 (2.13%) SAP
10 23 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.51%) Workday
12 19 (1.31%) HP
12 19 (1.31%) Xamarin
13 18 (1.24%) Informatica
14 17 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.10%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.03%) SolarWinds
17 14 (0.96%) Meraki
17 14 (0.96%) Symantec