Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 6 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure 837 1,901 1,144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 12.13% 13.14% 6.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.37% 49.57% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 1,319 737
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £325 £363 £333
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 4
Median hourly rate £40.25 £47.85 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.87% +107.32% +46.52%
10th Percentile £19.15 £35.00 £17.65
90th Percentile £67.28 £82.63 £43.33
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +12.90% -6.71%

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 1,805 3,835 3,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.16% 26.51% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,198 2,498 2,049
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £246 £300 £300
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% +87.74% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.89 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.90 £78.57 £47.75
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +52.77% +10.00% +5.49%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -2 346 £490 +3.16% 77
Berkshire -1 250 £500 +2.04% 36
Hampshire 0 231 £475 - 58
Surrey +3 155 £450 -10.00% 42
Oxfordshire +3 57 £375 -16.67% 21
West Sussex -4 45 £475 -9.52% 24
Buckinghamshire -17 39 £425 -10.53% 20
Kent +1 36 £450 -5.26% 29
East Sussex -8 14 £475 +9.83% 13
Middlesex +8 2 £400 -25.58%
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 322 (38.47%) Microsoft
2 311 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (36.20%) DevOps
4 276 (32.97%) SQL
5 215 (25.69%) AWS
6 197 (23.54%) Windows
7 165 (19.71%) C#
8 163 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
9 162 (19.35%) Analytics
10 160 (19.12%) .NET
11 158 (18.88%) Power Platform
12 150 (17.92%) Power BI
13 138 (16.49%) Scrum
14 133 (15.89%) Data Lake
15 120 (14.34%) SQL Server
15 120 (14.34%) PowerShell
16 115 (13.74%) Active Directory
16 115 (13.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 108 (12.90%) Test Automation
18 100 (11.95%) PaaS
18 100 (11.95%) Office 365
19 98 (11.71%) Python
20 94 (11.23%) JavaScript
21 93 (11.11%) IaaS
22 91 (10.87%) Data Modelling
23 88 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
24 85 (10.16%) Migration
25 82 (9.80%) Visual Studio
25 82 (9.80%) Windows Server
26 76 (9.08%) 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 57 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 24 (2.87%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.39%) CMS
5 15 (1.79%) Confluence
6 14 (1.67%) IIS
7 13 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.31%) Apache
10 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.60%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.48%) SAP Portal
13 4 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.36%) Anypoint
14 3 (0.36%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.36%) GeoServer
Applications
1 25 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.48%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 41 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.31%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.48%) SAP GRC
5 4 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 215 (25.69%) AWS
2 158 (18.88%) Power Platform
3 100 (11.95%) Office 365
3 100 (11.95%) PaaS
4 93 (11.11%) IaaS
5 49 (5.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (4.66%) SaaS
7 36 (4.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 35 (4.18%) Serverless
9 28 (3.35%) GCP
10 21 (2.51%) PowerApps
11 19 (2.27%) Azure Functions
12 16 (1.91%) Logic Apps
13 11 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.31%) Data Lake Analytics
13 11 (1.31%) GitHub
14 10 (1.19%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.19%) Boomi
14 10 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.58%) DNS
1 30 (3.58%) Skype
2 29 (3.46%) Firewall
3 24 (2.87%) WAN
4 22 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.15%) DHCP
5 18 (2.15%) SAN
6 14 (1.67%) LAN
7 12 (1.43%) Internet
8 11 (1.31%) VoIP
8 11 (1.31%) VPN
9 10 (1.19%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.08%) SNMP
11 7 (0.84%) HTTP
11 7 (0.84%) MPLS
11 7 (0.84%) SMTP
11 7 (0.84%) Wireless
12 6 (0.72%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.72%) SSL
12 6 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (17.92%) Power BI
2 133 (15.89%) Data Lake
3 120 (14.34%) SQL Server
4 115 (13.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (8.84%) Big Data
6 70 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (5.97%) HDInsight
8 40 (4.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 34 (4.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (3.35%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.87%) NoSQL
12 20 (2.39%) Cosmos DB
13 19 (2.27%) SAP BW
14 18 (2.15%) MongoDB
15 17 (2.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 17 (2.03%) Relational Database
16 15 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (1.43%) MySQL
18 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 82 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 57 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.35%) JIRA
4 26 (3.11%) Selenium
5 23 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (2.51%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.31%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.08%) Maven
10 7 (0.84%) NUnit
11 6 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.60%) JUnit
12 5 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.60%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.48%) Ant
13 4 (0.48%) JMeter
13 4 (0.48%) Subversion
14 3 (0.36%) ReSharper
General
1 72 (8.60%) Finance
2 41 (4.90%) Public Sector
3 24 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.55%) Retail
5 9 (1.08%) Marketing
6 7 (0.84%) Banking
6 7 (0.84%) Legal
6 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.72%) Police
7 6 (0.72%) Publishing
8 5 (0.60%) Law
9 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.36%) Automotive
10 3 (0.36%) Local Government
10 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.12%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 200 (23.89%) Developer
2 133 (15.89%) Architect
3 89 (10.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (9.32%) .NET Developer
5 77 (9.20%) Analyst
6 68 (8.12%) Azure Engineer
7 39 (4.66%) Consultant
7 39 (4.66%) Data Engineer
8 38 (4.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 36 (4.30%) Azure Developer
9 36 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (3.58%) Azure DevOps
11 29 (3.46%) Business Analyst
12 26 (3.11%) Azure Architect
13 25 (2.99%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.87%) C# Developer
14 24 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.51%) Administrator
15 21 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 21 (2.51%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (19.12%) .NET
2 62 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 52 (6.21%) .NET Framework
3 52 (6.21%) AngularJS
4 42 (5.02%) Web Services
5 37 (4.42%) HTML
6 36 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (4.30%) React
7 35 (4.18%) .NET Core
8 34 (4.06%) RESTful
9 31 (3.70%) CSS
9 31 (3.70%) REST
10 30 (3.58%) jQuery
11 27 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (2.99%) Entity Framework
13 24 (2.87%) Node.js
14 23 (2.75%) XML
15 21 (2.51%) JSON
16 20 (2.39%) OAuth
16 20 (2.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.14%) Public Cloud
3 26 (3.11%) Clustering
4 23 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.43%) User Experience
9 11 (1.31%) PKI
9 11 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.60%) Blog
12 5 (0.60%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.48%) Acoustics
13 4 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 197 (23.54%) Windows
2 82 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 76 (9.08%) Linux
4 26 (3.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.39%) VMS
7 18 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.67%) Unix
10 13 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (1.19%) AIX
12 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.84%) SUSE
14 6 (0.72%) Android
14 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.72%) Solaris
15 5 (0.60%) CentOS
15 5 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (37.16%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (36.20%) DevOps
3 163 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
4 162 (19.35%) Analytics
5 138 (16.49%) Scrum
6 108 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 91 (10.87%) Data Modelling
8 88 (10.51%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (10.16%) Migration
10 68 (8.12%) Machine Learning
11 64 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 63 (7.53%) Data Management
13 62 (7.41%) ITIL
13 62 (7.41%) MVC
14 60 (7.17%) Project Delivery
15 57 (6.81%) CRM
16 56 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (6.45%) TDD
18 53 (6.33%) Data Science
18 53 (6.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 276 (32.97%) SQL
2 165 (19.71%) C#
3 120 (14.34%) PowerShell
4 98 (11.71%) Python
5 94 (11.23%) JavaScript
6 50 (5.97%) T-SQL
7 49 (5.85%) Java
8 20 (2.39%) Scala
9 14 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.96%) Korn
13 8 (0.96%) R
14 7 (0.84%) C
14 7 (0.84%) XAML
15 6 (0.72%) C++
16 5 (0.60%) Perl
16 5 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 43 (5.14%) Degree
4 27 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.39%) MCSE
6 18 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.79%) CCNA
7 15 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.84%) CCNP
8 7 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.84%) MCSA
9 6 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.72%) PhD
10 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.60%) CISM
10 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.48%) ISEB
11 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.18%) QA
2 20 (2.39%) GDPR
3 13 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.08%) SLA
5 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.60%) GxP
7 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.48%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) HL7
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.24%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 115 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.09%) Docker
2 51 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
3 42 (5.02%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.67%) vSphere
7 8 (0.96%) XenApp
8 6 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.60%) HDFS
10 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.24%) Samba
11 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.12%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.12%) NDS
12 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (4.54%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.82%) Ansible
2 32 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (3.46%) Terraform
4 28 (3.35%) SCCM
5 12 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.19%) MIIS
7 10 (1.19%) Puppet
7 10 (1.19%) SCOM
8 9 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.96%) RSA Archer
10 7 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.72%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.72%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.60%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 322 (38.47%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.72%) VMware
3 51 (6.09%) SAP
4 40 (4.78%) Informatica
5 38 (4.54%) Oracle
6 37 (4.42%) Databricks
7 27 (3.23%) Cisco
8 24 (2.87%) Citrix
9 19 (2.27%) Tableau
10 18 (2.15%) Xamarin
11 16 (1.91%) Google
12 14 (1.67%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.43%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.19%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.19%) Dell
14 10 (1.19%) Hortonworks
15 9 (1.08%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.08%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.96%) McAfee