Period
to 28 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 28 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 8 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 +24
Contract jobs citing Azure 1,403 1,874 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.28% 11.70% 5.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.90% 47.64% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1,229 635
South East median daily rate £465 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £325 £356 £338
90th Percentile £619 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 8
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £52.50 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% +127.49% +55.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.50 £16.57
90th Percentile £82.50 £75.10 £45.00
England median hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +37.25% +64.52%

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 2,929 3,934 3,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.72% 24.56% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,891 2,468 1,980
South East median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11% -
10th Percentile £213 £281 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 59 44
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -7.35%
10th Percentile £13.95 £12.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £22.74 £17.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.74% -11.00% +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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -1 570 £463 -2.63% 249
Berkshire 0 394 £475 -5.00% 126
Hampshire +1 387 £475 - 130
Surrey +7 283 £462 -5.28% 183
Oxfordshire +3 93 £450 +2.86% 76
Buckinghamshire -2 83 £425 -5.56% 47
West Sussex -5 69 £450 -10.00% 51
Kent +3 50 £430 -11.79% 32
East Sussex +6 34 £475 -7.32% 19
Sussex +1 7 £488 - 3
Middlesex +14 1 £400 -18.99% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 584 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 484 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (31.50%) SQL
4 439 (31.29%) DevOps
5 305 (21.74%) C#
6 303 (21.60%) Windows
7 302 (21.53%) AWS
8 297 (21.17%) .NET
9 231 (16.46%) Analytics
10 224 (15.97%) Active Directory
11 222 (15.82%) PowerShell
12 208 (14.83%) SQL Server
13 193 (13.76%) Office 365
14 190 (13.54%) Scrum
15 184 (13.11%) PaaS
16 177 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
17 176 (12.54%) Power Platform
18 170 (12.12%) Power BI
19 164 (11.69%) Test Automation
20 160 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 154 (10.98%) Python
22 149 (10.62%) JavaScript
23 141 (10.05%) Data Lake
24 140 (9.98%) IaaS
25 134 (9.55%) VMware
26 124 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
27 123 (8.77%) Migration
28 122 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
29 119 (8.48%) Visual Studio
30 116 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management

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 88 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.21%) Apache
4 28 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.57%) Confluence
7 20 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.28%) IIS
8 18 (1.28%) Jupyter
9 15 (1.07%) CMS
10 13 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) SPSS
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.071%) Maya
Business Applications
1 48 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.29%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.071%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.071%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.071%) SAP IBP
9 1 (0.071%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.071%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 302 (21.53%) AWS
2 193 (13.76%) Office 365
3 184 (13.11%) PaaS
4 176 (12.54%) Power Platform
5 140 (9.98%) IaaS
6 122 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 113 (8.05%) SaaS
8 70 (4.99%) GCP
9 66 (4.70%) Serverless
10 49 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
11 45 (3.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 40 (2.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 36 (2.57%) Azure Functions
14 35 (2.49%) GitHub
15 33 (2.35%) Data Lake Analytics
16 25 (1.78%) Azure Machine Learning
17 23 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
18 22 (1.57%) Azure Stack
19 13 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
20 12 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.92%) Firewall
2 64 (4.56%) DNS
3 50 (3.56%) TCP/IP
4 47 (3.35%) VPN
5 46 (3.28%) SAN
6 40 (2.85%) Internet
7 38 (2.71%) Skype
8 26 (1.85%) NAS
8 26 (1.85%) WAN
9 24 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (1.57%) LAN
11 16 (1.14%) DHCP
12 13 (0.93%) Network Security
13 12 (0.86%) HTTP
14 11 (0.78%) VoIP
15 10 (0.71%) Wireless
16 9 (0.64%) MPLS
16 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 170 (12.12%) Power BI
3 160 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (10.05%) Data Lake
5 81 (5.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 65 (4.63%) Big Data
7 64 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (4.21%) NoSQL
9 52 (3.71%) HDInsight
10 40 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 36 (2.57%) MongoDB
12 31 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 30 (2.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 30 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
14 23 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
14 23 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
15 22 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.43%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 119 (8.48%) Visual Studio
2 116 (8.27%) Git (software)
3 98 (6.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 59 (4.21%) JIRA
5 57 (4.06%) Jenkins
6 52 (3.71%) Selenium
7 38 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 36 (2.57%) SpecFlow
9 29 (2.07%) TeamCity
10 19 (1.35%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (0.93%) webpack
13 11 (0.78%) Subversion
14 10 (0.71%) JUnit
14 10 (0.71%) NUnit
15 9 (0.64%) Babel
15 9 (0.64%) GitLab
15 9 (0.64%) gulp
15 9 (0.64%) Jasmine
General
1 105 (7.48%) Finance
2 44 (3.14%) Public Sector
3 31 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.57%) Retail
5 17 (1.21%) Publishing
6 14 (1.00%) Banking
7 13 (0.93%) Local Government
8 12 (0.86%) Legal
8 12 (0.86%) Marketing
9 10 (0.71%) Back Office
10 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.43%) German Language
12 6 (0.43%) Law
13 5 (0.36%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) Billing
15 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
16 2 (0.14%) Police
Job Titles
1 344 (24.52%) Developer
2 200 (14.26%) Architect
3 150 (10.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 143 (10.19%) .NET Developer
5 121 (8.62%) Analyst
6 116 (8.27%) Azure Engineer
7 67 (4.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 64 (4.56%) Consultant
9 62 (4.42%) Azure Developer
9 62 (4.42%) C# Developer
10 59 (4.21%) Azure Architect
11 56 (3.99%) Business Analyst
12 51 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
14 47 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
14 47 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
15 45 (3.21%) Project Manager
16 42 (2.99%) Azure DevOps
17 39 (2.78%) Data Engineer
18 38 (2.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (21.17%) .NET
2 101 (7.20%) ASP.NET
3 99 (7.06%) Web Services
4 92 (6.56%) .NET Core
5 86 (6.13%) AngularJS
6 76 (5.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 71 (5.06%) .NET Framework
7 71 (5.06%) HTML
8 66 (4.70%) CSS
9 62 (4.42%) React
10 57 (4.06%) REST
11 47 (3.35%) RESTful
12 46 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (3.06%) JSON
14 42 (2.99%) XML
15 31 (2.21%) jQuery
16 30 (2.14%) Node.js
17 28 (2.00%) Entity Framework
18 25 (1.78%) SOAP
19 23 (1.64%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.42%) Public Cloud
3 53 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 33 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (2.00%) Replication
6 27 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.57%) User Experience
10 21 (1.50%) Clustering
11 20 (1.43%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.07%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.86%) Cloud Native
14 12 (0.86%) W3C
15 11 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.78%) PKI
16 10 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 303 (21.60%) Windows
2 114 (8.13%) Windows Server
3 92 (6.56%) Linux
4 57 (4.06%) Windows 10
5 40 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.00%) Unix
7 21 (1.50%) Android
8 17 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.57%) CentOS
12 6 (0.43%) VMS
13 5 (0.36%) AIX
14 3 (0.21%) Solaris
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (31.29%) DevOps
3 231 (16.46%) Analytics
4 190 (13.54%) Scrum
5 177 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
6 164 (11.69%) Test Automation
7 124 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
8 123 (8.77%) Migration
9 116 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 100 (7.13%) ITIL
11 99 (7.06%) MVC
12 98 (6.99%) TDD
13 91 (6.49%) Data Science
13 91 (6.49%) Infrastructure as Code
14 87 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
15 80 (5.70%) BDD
16 79 (5.63%) Visualisation
17 78 (5.56%) ETL
18 77 (5.49%) Data Management
19 70 (4.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 442 (31.50%) SQL
2 305 (21.74%) C#
3 222 (15.82%) PowerShell
4 154 (10.98%) Python
5 149 (10.62%) JavaScript
6 68 (4.85%) Java
7 61 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.14%) R
9 30 (2.14%) Scala
10 14 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 12 (0.86%) PHP
12 11 (0.78%) C
12 11 (0.78%) Ruby
12 11 (0.78%) TypeScript
12 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.57%) Java 8
13 8 (0.57%) Korn
14 7 (0.50%) F#
14 7 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 97 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 86 (6.13%) Degree
4 37 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (2.14%) MCSE
6 24 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.43%) CCNA
9 14 (1.00%) CISM
10 12 (0.86%) CISSP
10 12 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.78%) PhD
12 9 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.64%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.50%) MCP
15 6 (0.43%) ISEB
15 6 (0.43%) MCSA
16 5 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.63%) QA
2 32 (2.28%) GDPR
3 20 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.78%) SLA
6 9 (0.64%) PMO
7 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.50%) NIST
9 5 (0.36%) GxP
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.14%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
12 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.071%) NCSC
System Software
1 224 (15.97%) Active Directory
2 107 (7.63%) Docker
3 86 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
5 54 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 22 (1.57%) vSphere
7 16 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.93%) XenApp
9 8 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.43%) vCloud
10 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.29%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.14%) LXC
14 2 (0.14%) NFS
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.071%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 101 (7.20%) Kubernetes
2 70 (4.99%) Ansible
3 66 (4.70%) SCCM
4 65 (4.63%) Terraform
5 54 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 32 (2.28%) Puppet
7 30 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.21%) SCOM
10 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.71%) MIIS
11 8 (0.57%) RSA Archer
12 7 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.50%) vRealize
13 6 (0.43%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.43%) WSUS
14 5 (0.36%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.36%) SCDPM
15 4 (0.29%) Kibana
16 3 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 584 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 134 (9.55%) VMware
3 91 (6.49%) Oracle
4 58 (4.13%) Citrix
4 58 (4.13%) Google
5 45 (3.21%) Cisco
6 42 (2.99%) Tableau
7 34 (2.42%) SAP
8 33 (2.35%) Databricks
9 24 (1.71%) Xamarin
10 21 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.35%) Informatica
11 19 (1.35%) Workday
12 18 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.28%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.14%) HP
14 14 (1.00%) Symantec
15 12 (0.86%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.78%) Cloudera
17 10 (0.71%) Meraki