Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 36 51
Rank change year-on-year +25 +15 +78
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,677 888 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.94% 5.33% 3.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.59% 29.95% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 567 384
South East median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £306
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £29.08 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +93.85% -60.78%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.86 £13.70
90th Percentile £64.40 £45.00 £46.22
England median hourly rate £28.72 £37.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -22.39% +131.25% -55.86%

Microsoft 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 3,761 2,965 2,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 17.81% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,382 1,818 1,295
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £275
90th Percentile £613 £580 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.97 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.91%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the South East

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the South East

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the South East

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the South East

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 +22 667 £475 +8.57% 170
Berkshire +21 407 £475 +8.57% 97
Hampshire +48 405 £475 +25.83% 103
Surrey +21 344 £475 +5.56% 79
Buckinghamshire +12 136 £475 +5.44% 36
Oxfordshire +25 125 £450 +5.88% 37
West Sussex +29 107 £435 -17.14% 29
Kent +11 69 £425 -5.56% 35
East Sussex +11 50 £419 +19.64% 29
Middlesex -2 13 £350 -27.69%
Sussex +1 2 £550 +37.50%
M4 Corridor - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 666 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 574 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
3 428 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
4 412 (24.57%) SQL
5 409 (24.39%) .NET
6 397 (23.67%) C#
7 386 (23.02%) DevOps
8 377 (22.48%) Windows
9 289 (17.23%) PowerShell
10 288 (17.17%) Active Directory
11 272 (16.22%) Migration
12 266 (15.86%) Office 365
13 239 (14.25%) SQL Server
14 234 (13.95%) Scrum
15 219 (13.06%) JavaScript
16 206 (12.28%) PaaS
17 201 (11.99%) IaaS
18 189 (11.27%) Linux
19 185 (11.03%) Security Cleared
20 181 (10.79%) TDD
21 180 (10.73%) Visual Studio Team System
22 176 (10.49%) AngularJS
23 172 (10.26%) VMware
24 171 (10.20%) Java
24 171 (10.20%) Docker
24 171 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
25 170 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
26 163 (9.72%) Windows Server
27 161 (9.60%) Test Automation
28 158 (9.42%) ASP.NET

Microsoft 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 96 (5.72%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 54 (3.22%) CMS
4 49 (2.92%) MS Exchange
5 45 (2.68%) Confluence
6 39 (2.33%) OpenStack
7 38 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 37 (2.21%) Tomcat
9 32 (1.91%) Apache Spark
10 31 (1.85%) IIS
11 30 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
11 30 (1.79%) WebSphere
12 28 (1.67%) Apache
13 22 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 18 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (0.72%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
19 8 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.60%) Chatbot
4 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.42%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 428 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (15.86%) Office 365
3 206 (12.28%) PaaS
4 201 (11.99%) IaaS
5 171 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 138 (8.23%) SaaS
7 85 (5.07%) Serverless
8 67 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 65 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
10 64 (3.82%) GitHub
10 64 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 41 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (2.21%) Azure Functions
13 33 (1.97%) OneDrive
14 18 (1.07%) Yammer
15 17 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
16 16 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.83%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 115 (6.86%) Firewall
2 88 (5.25%) DNS
3 57 (3.40%) Skype
4 40 (2.39%) SAN
4 40 (2.39%) VPN
5 36 (2.15%) DHCP
6 34 (2.03%) Network Security
6 34 (2.03%) WAN
7 33 (1.97%) LAN
8 31 (1.85%) NetScaler
9 28 (1.67%) Internet
10 27 (1.61%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
12 12 (0.72%) iSCSI
12 12 (0.72%) SSL
13 11 (0.66%) VLAN
14 9 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (0.54%) MPLS
14 9 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.32%) Power BI
3 98 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 81 (4.83%) Data Lake
5 80 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (4.71%) MySQL
7 77 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 70 (4.17%) Big Data
9 69 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 57 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (3.16%) Hadoop
12 49 (2.92%) MongoDB
13 44 (2.62%) Cosmos DB
14 38 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 37 (2.21%) Relational Database
16 35 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (1.85%) HDInsight
18 27 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
19 18 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
19 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 180 (10.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 153 (9.12%) Git (software)
3 123 (7.33%) Visual Studio
4 116 (6.92%) Jenkins
5 100 (5.96%) Selenium
6 95 (5.66%) JIRA
7 82 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 51 (3.04%) TeamCity
9 47 (2.80%) MSTest
10 39 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 39 (2.33%) JMeter
10 39 (2.33%) NUnit
11 33 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (1.73%) SoapUI
13 28 (1.67%) Subversion
14 21 (1.25%) GitLab
15 19 (1.13%) SonarQube
16 18 (1.07%) Jasmine
17 17 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 149 (8.88%) Finance
2 38 (2.27%) Retail
3 37 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.37%) Back Office
5 14 (0.83%) Marketing
6 13 (0.78%) Billing
7 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.54%) Publishing
9 8 (0.48%) Advertising
10 7 (0.42%) Banking
11 6 (0.36%) Automotive
11 6 (0.36%) Legal
12 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.12%) Games
14 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.12%) Law
15 1 (0.060%) Electronics
15 1 (0.060%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 520 (31.01%) Developer
2 285 (16.99%) Architect
3 190 (11.33%) .NET Developer
4 165 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 132 (7.87%) C# Developer
6 113 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
7 112 (6.68%) Azure Developer
7 112 (6.68%) Consultant
8 97 (5.78%) Azure Architect
8 97 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
9 82 (4.89%) Analyst
10 72 (4.29%) Azure DevOps
11 70 (4.17%) Senior Developer
12 68 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 65 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (3.22%) Project Manager
15 53 (3.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 52 (3.10%) Java Developer
17 51 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
18 48 (2.86%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (24.39%) .NET
2 176 (10.49%) AngularJS
3 158 (9.42%) ASP.NET
4 153 (9.12%) ASP.NET Web API
5 142 (8.47%) .NET Framework
6 125 (7.45%) .NET Core
7 122 (7.27%) HTML
8 115 (6.86%) CSS
9 101 (6.02%) JSON
10 98 (5.84%) Entity Framework
11 82 (4.89%) Web Services
12 75 (4.47%) REST
13 72 (4.29%) RESTful
14 70 (4.17%) jQuery
15 65 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 65 (3.88%) SOAP
16 57 (3.40%) React
17 53 (3.16%) Middleware
17 53 (3.16%) XML
18 48 (2.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.31%) Data Centre
2 89 (5.31%) Public Cloud
3 61 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 41 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.27%) PKI
7 36 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.79%) Cloud Native
9 24 (1.43%) Replication
10 22 (1.31%) Clustering
10 22 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 21 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.01%) User Experience
13 15 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
15 13 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.66%) Fintech
17 10 (0.60%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 377 (22.48%) Windows
2 189 (11.27%) Linux
3 163 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 83 (4.95%) Windows 10
5 65 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (2.03%) Unix
9 30 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.37%) AIX
11 17 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.89%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.78%) Android
15 11 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.60%) CentOS
16 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.48%) Solaris
17 8 (0.48%) SUSE
18 7 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (23.02%) DevOps
3 272 (16.22%) Migration
4 234 (13.95%) Scrum
5 181 (10.79%) TDD
6 170 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 161 (9.60%) Test Automation
8 137 (8.17%) Analytics
9 135 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
10 128 (7.63%) MVC
11 117 (6.98%) BDD
12 106 (6.32%) Microservices
13 99 (5.90%) OO
14 98 (5.84%) ITIL
15 86 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 77 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
17 69 (4.11%) ETL
18 66 (3.94%) CRM
19 64 (3.82%) Problem-Solving
19 64 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 412 (24.57%) SQL
2 397 (23.67%) C#
3 289 (17.23%) PowerShell
4 219 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 171 (10.20%) Java
6 112 (6.68%) Python
7 49 (2.92%) Bash Shell
8 47 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 44 (2.62%) TypeScript
10 27 (1.61%) PHP
11 23 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.19%) Ruby
13 17 (1.01%) C++
14 15 (0.89%) R
15 14 (0.83%) F#
15 14 (0.83%) Go
16 12 (0.72%) Perl
17 10 (0.60%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.54%) Cypher
18 9 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 185 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 142 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 87 (5.19%) Degree
4 56 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.49%) CISSP
7 25 (1.49%) MCSE
8 17 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
9 16 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.89%) CISM
11 13 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.72%) ISEB
12 12 (0.72%) ISTQB
13 11 (0.66%) CISA
13 11 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (0.66%) MCITP
14 10 (0.60%) CCNP
14 10 (0.60%) MCSA
14 10 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.04%) QA
2 29 (1.73%) GDPR
3 22 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.13%) SLA
5 17 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
8 8 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.48%) ISO 31000
8 8 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.18%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) WCAG
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 288 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 171 (10.20%) Docker
3 130 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 61 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 47 (2.80%) XenApp
8 33 (1.97%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.43%) vSphere
10 19 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.78%) XenServer
13 9 (0.54%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.42%) HDFS
16 6 (0.36%) Firmware
17 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.30%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 141 (8.41%) Ansible
2 118 (7.04%) Puppet
3 103 (6.14%) Kubernetes
4 74 (4.41%) SCCM
5 68 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
6 53 (3.16%) Terraform
7 52 (3.10%) Microsoft Intune
8 45 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 27 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
10 25 (1.49%) SCOM
11 21 (1.25%) Data Guard
12 16 (0.95%) Nagios
13 13 (0.78%) SCOrch
14 12 (0.72%) CloudForms
15 10 (0.60%) FortiGate
16 8 (0.48%) Kibana
16 8 (0.48%) Nessus
16 8 (0.48%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.48%) Trend Micro Deep Security
17 7 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 666 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 172 (10.26%) VMware
3 148 (8.83%) Oracle
4 84 (5.01%) Citrix
5 71 (4.23%) Cisco
5 71 (4.23%) Google
6 59 (3.52%) HP
7 52 (3.10%) Red Hat
8 35 (2.09%) SAP
9 33 (1.97%) Splunk
10 32 (1.91%) IBM
11 31 (1.85%) Sitecore
12 28 (1.67%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.13%) Dell
14 18 (1.07%) 3PAR
14 18 (1.07%) ServiceNow
15 17 (1.01%) ArcSight
15 17 (1.01%) Juniper
15 17 (1.01%) Tableau
16 16 (0.95%) CyberArk