Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 11 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 +12
Contract jobs citing Azure 1,818 1,680 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.06% 9.93% 5.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.75% 42.81% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,224 1,133 568
South East median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +5.11% -
10th Percentile £335 £325 £320
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 9 10
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £35.00 £29.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.43% +20.37% +93.85%
10th Percentile £42.80 £15.50 £15.86
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.40 £45.00
England median hourly rate £52.00 £28.72 £37.25
% change year-on-year +81.09% -22.91% +132.81%

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 3,582 3,924 3,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.70% 23.19% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,255 2,491 1,880
South East median daily rate £453 £462 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +8.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £606 £578
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 58 47
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.29% +6.06% -3.28%
10th Percentile £15.40 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £42.97
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.63% +7.89%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +4 734 £475 - 244
Berkshire +6 522 £485 +2.11% 128
Hampshire +4 483 £475 - 125
Surrey +7 347 £475 - 157
Buckinghamshire +3 125 £450 -5.26% 53
West Sussex +5 91 £425 -2.30% 35
Oxfordshire +7 87 £450 - 63
Kent +10 82 £438 +2.94% 27
East Sussex +11 59 £425 +3.03% 23
Middlesex +10 9 £475 +35.71% 1
Sussex +2 9 £488 -11.36% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £338 -
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 798 (43.89%) Microsoft
2 552 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 535 (29.43%) DevOps
4 497 (27.34%) SQL
5 421 (23.16%) Windows
6 417 (22.94%) C#
7 407 (22.39%) AWS
8 384 (21.12%) .NET
9 316 (17.38%) SQL Server
10 302 (16.61%) Active Directory
11 278 (15.29%) PowerShell
12 269 (14.80%) PaaS
13 262 (14.41%) Office 365
14 227 (12.49%) Security Cleared
15 212 (11.66%) SaaS
16 208 (11.44%) VMware
17 206 (11.33%) IaaS
18 202 (11.11%) Analytics
19 201 (11.06%) Python
20 191 (10.51%) Migration
21 186 (10.23%) Test Automation
21 186 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 182 (10.01%) JavaScript
23 181 (9.96%) SC Cleared
24 180 (9.90%) Azure Active Directory
25 178 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
26 177 (9.74%) Scrum
27 176 (9.68%) Power Platform
28 174 (9.57%) Finance
28 174 (9.57%) Oracle

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
1 111 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.48%) Skype for Business
3 38 (2.09%) Confluence
4 34 (1.87%) Apache Spark
5 31 (1.71%) Apache
6 24 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.05%) IIS
8 18 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (0.94%) CMS
10 15 (0.83%) Jupyter
10 15 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
16 8 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.22%) SPSS
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.50%) Sonata
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
6 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.055%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.055%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.055%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 407 (22.39%) AWS
2 269 (14.80%) PaaS
3 262 (14.41%) Office 365
4 212 (11.66%) SaaS
5 206 (11.33%) IaaS
6 180 (9.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 176 (9.68%) Power Platform
8 97 (5.34%) Serverless
9 90 (4.95%) GCP
10 68 (3.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 65 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 59 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
13 57 (3.14%) GitHub
14 53 (2.92%) Azure Functions
15 37 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
16 34 (1.87%) Azure Stack
17 31 (1.71%) Data Lake Analytics
18 30 (1.65%) Azure Machine Learning
19 28 (1.54%) OpenShift
20 20 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 149 (8.20%) DNS
2 148 (8.14%) Firewall
3 105 (5.78%) VPN
4 99 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 78 (4.29%) Internet
6 75 (4.13%) SAN
7 59 (3.25%) WAN
8 58 (3.19%) Reverse Proxy
9 52 (2.86%) NAS
10 51 (2.81%) Skype
11 47 (2.59%) LAN
12 34 (1.87%) Network Security
13 24 (1.32%) DHCP
14 20 (1.10%) MPLS
15 19 (1.05%) SMTP
16 17 (0.94%) IPsec
17 16 (0.88%) HTTP
17 16 (0.88%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.88%) VLAN
18 14 (0.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (17.38%) SQL Server
2 186 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 167 (9.19%) Power BI
4 116 (6.38%) Data Lake
5 115 (6.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 89 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (3.63%) Big Data
8 61 (3.36%) Cosmos DB
8 61 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 57 (3.14%) NoSQL
10 56 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
12 41 (2.26%) MongoDB
12 41 (2.26%) Oracle Database
13 40 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 39 (2.15%) HDInsight
14 39 (2.15%) Relational Database
15 31 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.65%) Redis
17 28 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 136 (7.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 135 (7.43%) Git (software)
3 133 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 100 (5.50%) Jenkins
5 75 (4.13%) JIRA
6 59 (3.25%) Selenium
7 58 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 53 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 49 (2.70%) SpecFlow
10 46 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 29 (1.60%) Cucumber
12 24 (1.32%) Subversion
13 20 (1.10%) Jasmine
14 19 (1.05%) NUnit
15 18 (0.99%) webpack
16 15 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (0.83%) MSBuild
17 14 (0.77%) MSTest
18 12 (0.66%) gulp
18 12 (0.66%) ReSharper
General
1 174 (9.57%) Finance
2 58 (3.19%) Public Sector
3 43 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.43%) Retail
5 21 (1.16%) Legal
6 20 (1.10%) Banking
7 16 (0.88%) Local Government
8 15 (0.83%) Publishing
9 11 (0.61%) Back Office
9 11 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.39%) Billing
10 7 (0.39%) French Language
10 7 (0.39%) German Language
10 7 (0.39%) Marketing
10 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.33%) Games
12 5 (0.28%) Law
13 3 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.17%) Military
14 2 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 450 (24.75%) Developer
2 328 (18.04%) Architect
3 176 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 171 (9.41%) Azure Engineer
5 164 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 125 (6.88%) Azure Architect
7 110 (6.05%) Azure DevOps
8 100 (5.50%) C# Developer
9 95 (5.23%) Analyst
10 93 (5.12%) Consultant
11 91 (5.01%) Azure Developer
12 89 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
13 86 (4.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 73 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
15 71 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 69 (3.80%) Senior Developer
17 63 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
18 62 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
19 52 (2.86%) Project Manager
20 48 (2.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (21.12%) .NET
2 160 (8.80%) Web Services
3 142 (7.81%) .NET Core
4 137 (7.54%) AngularJS
5 111 (6.11%) .NET Framework
6 110 (6.05%) ASP.NET
7 105 (5.78%) CSS
8 104 (5.72%) REST
9 100 (5.50%) HTML
10 89 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 75 (4.13%) JSON
11 75 (4.13%) XML
12 71 (3.91%) React
13 67 (3.69%) RESTful
14 65 (3.58%) Node.js
15 60 (3.30%) SOAP
16 50 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (2.15%) HTML5
17 39 (2.15%) jQuery
18 36 (1.98%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.23%) Public Cloud
3 65 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 58 (3.19%) Replication
5 54 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 37 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.98%) User Experience
10 35 (1.93%) Clustering
11 27 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (1.38%) Private Cloud
13 24 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.10%) Virtual Team
15 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Licensing
16 15 (0.83%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (0.77%) Algorithms
17 14 (0.77%) Cloud Native
18 12 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 421 (23.16%) Windows
2 155 (8.53%) Windows Server
3 138 (7.59%) Linux
4 129 (7.10%) Windows 10
5 61 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (2.59%) Unix
7 40 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (1.38%) Android
11 19 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.83%) VMS
13 14 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.66%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.39%) CentOS
16 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.17%) AIX
18 3 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (29.43%) DevOps
3 202 (11.11%) Analytics
4 191 (10.51%) Migration
5 186 (10.23%) Test Automation
6 178 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
7 177 (9.74%) Scrum
8 117 (6.44%) Computer Science
8 117 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (6.44%) TDD
9 108 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 107 (5.89%) MVC
11 97 (5.34%) Infrastructure as Code
12 94 (5.17%) Microservices
13 93 (5.12%) ITIL
14 92 (5.06%) BDD
15 89 (4.90%) Software Engineering
16 86 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
17 84 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 82 (4.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 497 (27.34%) SQL
2 417 (22.94%) C#
3 278 (15.29%) PowerShell
4 201 (11.06%) Python
5 182 (10.01%) JavaScript
6 129 (7.10%) Java
7 67 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.53%) R
9 43 (2.37%) Bash Shell
10 30 (1.65%) TypeScript
11 26 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 21 (1.16%) Perl
12 21 (1.16%) Scala
13 20 (1.10%) Ruby
14 17 (0.94%) PHP
15 15 (0.83%) C
15 15 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.77%) ES6
17 11 (0.61%) C++
17 11 (0.61%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 227 (12.49%) Security Cleared
2 181 (9.96%) SC Cleared
3 138 (7.59%) Degree
4 49 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.82%) MCSE
6 29 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.54%) CISSP
8 26 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.16%) CISM
10 18 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.94%) CCNA
11 17 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
14 12 (0.66%) PhD
15 11 (0.61%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.61%) MCP
16 10 (0.55%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.89%) QA
2 30 (1.65%) GDPR
3 29 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.77%) SLA
6 13 (0.72%) PMO
7 12 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.50%) NIST
9 8 (0.44%) NCSC
10 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.28%) COBIT
12 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.055%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.055%) GxP
13 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 302 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 146 (8.03%) Docker
3 127 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 56 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (0.94%) vSphere
8 15 (0.83%) vCloud
9 14 (0.77%) XenApp
10 13 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.61%) LXC
12 8 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.44%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 149 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 98 (5.39%) Ansible
3 84 (4.62%) SCCM
4 83 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 73 (4.02%) Terraform
6 62 (3.41%) Puppet
7 45 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
8 33 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (1.32%) SCOM
10 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (0.55%) MIIS
12 8 (0.44%) Nagios
12 8 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.39%) Mesos
13 7 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.39%) Packer
14 6 (0.33%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.33%) WSUS
15 5 (0.28%) HP ALM
16 4 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 798 (43.89%) Microsoft
2 208 (11.44%) VMware
3 174 (9.57%) Oracle
4 87 (4.79%) Cisco
5 80 (4.40%) Google
6 76 (4.18%) Citrix
7 56 (3.08%) Databricks
8 40 (2.20%) SAP
8 40 (2.20%) Tableau
9 37 (2.04%) Workday
10 35 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.54%) SolarWinds
12 26 (1.43%) HP
12 26 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.27%) Xamarin
14 22 (1.21%) Dell
15 21 (1.16%) CheckPoint
15 21 (1.16%) IBM
16 20 (1.10%) NetApp
17 18 (0.99%) webMethods