Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 40 53
Rank change year-on-year +29 +13 +102
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,453 785 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.83% 4.82% 3.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.26% 28.96% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 508 385
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £322 £313
90th Percentile £610 £575 £609
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.76% -58.44% +4.58%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £16.50 £39.75 £55.45
England median hourly rate £18.88 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.06% +20.00% -3.85%

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 3,438 2,711 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.90% 16.66% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,193 1,707 1,273
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
90th Percentile £601 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 36
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +22.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £82.33 £41.12 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -19.37%

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 +21 557 £450 +2.86% 192
Hampshire +54 363 £459 +14.69% 81
Surrey +13 313 £462 -2.74% 91
Berkshire +20 306 £475 +9.83% 99
Oxfordshire +33 141 £450 +5.88% 44
Buckinghamshire -4 110 £463 -7.45% 49
West Sussex +26 95 £415 -7.78% 16
Kent +25 62 £425 -17.07% 30
East Sussex +5 29 £320 -8.57% 25
Middlesex -3 13 £350 -30.00% 3
Sussex +4 3 £525 +31.25%
M4 Corridor - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 589 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 497 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
4 364 (25.05%) C#
5 358 (24.64%) .NET
6 345 (23.74%) Windows
7 337 (23.19%) SQL
8 263 (18.10%) DevOps
9 259 (17.83%) Active Directory
10 253 (17.41%) Office 365
11 252 (17.34%) Migration
12 236 (16.24%) PowerShell
13 230 (15.83%) SQL Server
14 205 (14.11%) JavaScript
14 205 (14.11%) Scrum
15 191 (13.15%) Linux
16 172 (11.84%) AngularJS
17 166 (11.42%) VMware
18 157 (10.81%) Windows Server
19 155 (10.67%) TDD
20 149 (10.25%) ASP.NET
20 149 (10.25%) PaaS
21 146 (10.05%) ASP.NET Web API
22 142 (9.77%) Test Automation
23 140 (9.64%) Java
24 139 (9.57%) Security Cleared
25 138 (9.50%) Finance
26 134 (9.22%) Azure Active Directory
27 132 (9.08%) IaaS
28 126 (8.67%) Git (software)

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 81 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.10%) CMS
3 41 (2.82%) Confluence
4 40 (2.75%) Skype for Business
5 36 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 28 (1.93%) Apache Spark
6 28 (1.93%) IIS
7 25 (1.72%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.45%) Apache
8 21 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 392 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (17.41%) Office 365
3 149 (10.25%) PaaS
4 134 (9.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 132 (9.08%) IaaS
6 121 (8.33%) SaaS
7 84 (5.78%) Serverless
8 69 (4.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 49 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
10 46 (3.17%) Azure Functions
10 46 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 41 (2.82%) GitHub
12 34 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
13 32 (2.20%) OneDrive
14 28 (1.93%) Azure Machine Learning
15 24 (1.65%) Yammer
16 13 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
17 12 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
17 12 (0.83%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 103 (7.09%) Firewall
2 70 (4.82%) DNS
3 43 (2.96%) Skype
4 39 (2.68%) DHCP
5 38 (2.62%) Network Security
6 37 (2.55%) SAN
7 35 (2.41%) NetScaler
8 30 (2.06%) VPN
8 30 (2.06%) WAN
9 28 (1.93%) LAN
10 21 (1.45%) Internet
10 21 (1.45%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (0.96%) iSCSI
13 12 (0.83%) VLAN
14 11 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (0.69%) HTTP
15 10 (0.69%) MPLS
16 9 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.99%) Power BI
3 77 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
4 72 (4.96%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.82%) Big Data
6 61 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 58 (3.99%) Data Lake
7 58 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 44 (3.03%) Hadoop
10 43 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 41 (2.82%) MySQL
12 39 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
12 39 (2.68%) Relational Database
13 36 (2.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 29 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
16 22 (1.51%) Oracle Database
16 22 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 126 (8.67%) Git (software)
2 119 (8.19%) Visual Studio Team System
3 102 (7.02%) Visual Studio
4 85 (5.85%) Selenium
5 83 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 80 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (4.34%) JIRA
8 50 (3.44%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 32 (2.20%) JMeter
11 30 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 30 (2.06%) SoapUI
12 29 (2.00%) MSTest
13 23 (1.58%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.51%) NUnit
15 21 (1.45%) GitLab
16 14 (0.96%) Subversion
17 11 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.76%) Jasmine
17 11 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 138 (9.50%) Finance
2 30 (2.06%) Retail
3 21 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.03%) Back Office
5 14 (0.96%) Banking
6 13 (0.89%) Publishing
7 12 (0.83%) Marketing
8 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.62%) Advertising
10 8 (0.55%) Billing
10 8 (0.55%) Legal
11 7 (0.48%) Games
12 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.34%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Law
13 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.069%) Electronics
15 1 (0.069%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.069%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 441 (30.35%) Developer
2 243 (16.72%) Architect
3 164 (11.29%) .NET Developer
4 120 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 110 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 84 (5.78%) Analyst
6 84 (5.78%) Consultant
6 84 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
7 81 (5.57%) Azure Engineer
8 74 (5.09%) Azure Developer
9 71 (4.89%) Azure Architect
9 71 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
11 57 (3.92%) Project Manager
12 55 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
13 51 (3.51%) Senior Developer
14 38 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
15 37 (2.55%) Senior .NET Developer
16 36 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
17 35 (2.41%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (24.64%) .NET
2 172 (11.84%) AngularJS
3 149 (10.25%) ASP.NET
4 146 (10.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 119 (8.19%) .NET Framework
6 118 (8.12%) HTML
7 107 (7.36%) CSS
8 94 (6.47%) .NET Core
9 92 (6.33%) JSON
10 85 (5.85%) Entity Framework
10 85 (5.85%) Web Services
11 70 (4.82%) REST
12 67 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (4.34%) jQuery
14 61 (4.20%) SOAP
15 54 (3.72%) Middleware
15 54 (3.72%) XML
16 51 (3.51%) RESTful
17 50 (3.44%) Angular 2
18 44 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 72 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 63 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 46 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.03%) PKI
8 32 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 30 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.72%) Clustering
11 23 (1.58%) User Experience
12 21 (1.45%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.24%) Replication
14 15 (1.03%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
15 12 (0.83%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.69%) Fat Client
17 10 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 345 (23.74%) Windows
2 191 (13.15%) Linux
3 157 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 87 (5.99%) Windows 10
5 70 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.55%) Unix
9 30 (2.06%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.45%) AIX
11 15 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.62%) CentOS
15 9 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.55%) SUSE
17 7 (0.48%) Android
17 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (18.10%) DevOps
3 252 (17.34%) Migration
4 205 (14.11%) Scrum
5 155 (10.67%) TDD
6 142 (9.77%) Test Automation
7 125 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (8.05%) MVC
9 112 (7.71%) Analytics
10 108 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
11 95 (6.54%) BDD
12 88 (6.06%) ITIL
13 83 (5.71%) Microservices
14 78 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 62 (4.27%) OO
16 58 (3.99%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (3.92%) Project Management
18 55 (3.79%) Continuous Delivery
18 55 (3.79%) Data Modelling
19 53 (3.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 364 (25.05%) C#
2 337 (23.19%) SQL
3 236 (16.24%) PowerShell
4 205 (14.11%) JavaScript
5 140 (9.64%) Java
6 111 (7.64%) Python
7 45 (3.10%) Bash Shell
8 44 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 40 (2.75%) TypeScript
10 24 (1.65%) Ruby
11 22 (1.51%) C++
11 22 (1.51%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.03%) PHP
13 13 (0.89%) Perl
13 13 (0.89%) R
13 13 (0.89%) Scala
14 12 (0.83%) Go
15 11 (0.76%) F#
16 9 (0.62%) Cypher
17 7 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 139 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 87 (5.99%) Degree
4 45 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (2.55%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.38%) CISSP
8 19 (1.31%) MCSE
9 16 (1.10%) ISEB
10 15 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (0.96%) CISM
11 14 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (0.76%) CCNP
13 11 (0.76%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.62%) CCA
16 8 (0.55%) CCNA
16 8 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.96%) QA
2 31 (2.13%) GDPR
3 22 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.83%) SLA
7 8 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.28%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.28%) PMO
9 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 259 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 110 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (7.16%) Docker
4 92 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 56 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 49 (3.37%) XenApp
7 34 (2.34%) XenDesktop
8 33 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (1.93%) vSphere
10 19 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (0.96%) XenServer
13 11 (0.76%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.48%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.28%) Dovecot
16 4 (0.28%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.28%) Postfix
17 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 96 (6.61%) Ansible
2 87 (5.99%) Puppet
3 83 (5.71%) SCCM
4 70 (4.82%) Kubernetes
5 59 (4.06%) Microsoft Intune
6 58 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (3.30%) Terraform
8 41 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 29 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (1.58%) SCOM
11 21 (1.45%) Data Guard
12 17 (1.17%) Nagios
13 13 (0.89%) SCOrch
14 12 (0.83%) CloudForms
15 9 (0.62%) FortiGate
16 8 (0.55%) HP ALM
17 7 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.48%) Kibana
17 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
18 6 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 589 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 166 (11.42%) VMware
3 123 (8.47%) Oracle
4 95 (6.54%) Citrix
5 62 (4.27%) Cisco
6 59 (4.06%) Google
7 55 (3.79%) Red Hat
8 53 (3.65%) HP
9 36 (2.48%) Sitecore
10 32 (2.20%) SAP
11 25 (1.72%) IBM
11 25 (1.72%) Splunk
12 18 (1.24%) Dell
13 17 (1.17%) Juniper
13 17 (1.17%) webMethods
14 16 (1.10%) 3PAR
14 16 (1.10%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.89%) Tableau
16 12 (0.83%) EMC
16 12 (0.83%) F5