Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 51 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 +69 +117
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 896 574 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.41% 3.70% 1.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.81% 30.32% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 348 210
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £324 £306 £305
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -47.36% -
10th Percentile £16.67 £13.84 £18.48
90th Percentile £45.00 £58.38 £43.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +34.62%

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 3,006 1,893 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.16% 12.21% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 1,204 815
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.52%
10th Percentile £267 £282 £263
90th Percentile £588 £609 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 34
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +3.39% +29.41%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £56.75 £59.25
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +27 464 £438 -2.78% 137
Berkshire +28 244 £426 -10.26% 77
Surrey -2 166 £450 -5.26% 54
Buckinghamshire +52 134 £463 +23.40% 18
Hampshire +25 130 £400 -8.57% 44
Oxfordshire -11 83 £425 +6.25% 42
Kent +10 53 £450 -18.18% 21
West Sussex +3 36 £525 +24.26% 9
East Sussex -18 17 £350 +7.69% 3
Middlesex +10 16 £484 -
Sussex +2 6 £400 - 1
Home Counties - 1 £385 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 363 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 334 (37.28%) Amazon AWS
3 284 (31.70%) Windows
4 235 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (23.55%) .NET
6 198 (22.10%) SQL Server
7 189 (21.09%) SQL
8 179 (19.98%) C#
8 179 (19.98%) Active Directory
9 160 (17.86%) Office 365
10 144 (16.07%) VMware
11 142 (15.85%) DevOps
12 132 (14.73%) Linux
13 128 (14.29%) IaaS
14 124 (13.84%) JavaScript
15 119 (13.28%) Finance
16 115 (12.83%) PowerShell
16 115 (12.83%) Windows Server
17 108 (12.05%) Migration
18 106 (11.83%) Web Services
19 102 (11.38%) HTML
20 100 (11.16%) Java
20 100 (11.16%) PaaS
21 97 (10.83%) MVC
22 96 (10.71%) CSS
23 93 (10.38%) TDD
23 93 (10.38%) Firewall
24 87 (9.71%) Oracle
25 85 (9.49%) Scrum
26 82 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server

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 52 (5.80%) OpenStack
2 45 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 44 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 36 (4.02%) IIS
5 29 (3.24%) Confluence
6 23 (2.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (2.12%) Skype for Business
8 15 (1.67%) CMS
9 13 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.34%) SAS
11 11 (1.23%) Apache
12 10 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (1.00%) IBM Domino
13 9 (1.00%) NServiceBus
13 9 (1.00%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.89%) nginx
15 7 (0.78%) EPiServer
15 7 (0.78%) Mule
16 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 41 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.56%) Lawson
3 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.33%) iTrent
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 334 (37.28%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (17.86%) Office 365
3 128 (14.29%) IaaS
4 100 (11.16%) PaaS
5 77 (8.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 61 (6.81%) SaaS
7 53 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 50 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (3.35%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.90%) Serverless
11 12 (1.34%) npm
12 11 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (1.12%) iPaaS
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.89%) GitHub
15 8 (0.89%) Slack
15 8 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 93 (10.38%) Firewall
2 43 (4.80%) DNS
2 43 (4.80%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.35%) Network Security
4 37 (4.13%) LAN
5 36 (4.02%) WAN
6 34 (3.79%) VPN
7 29 (3.24%) SAN
8 20 (2.23%) Skype
9 19 (2.12%) DHCP
9 19 (2.12%) NAS
10 17 (1.90%) Internet
11 14 (1.56%) PuTTY
11 14 (1.56%) WinSCP
12 12 (1.34%) VLAN
12 12 (1.34%) VoIP
13 11 (1.23%) HTTP
13 11 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (1.23%) SMTP
14 10 (1.12%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (22.10%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.46%) NoSQL
3 27 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 26 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 25 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.23%) Power BI
10 19 (2.12%) Big Data
10 19 (2.12%) MySQL
11 18 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.34%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 82 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 61 (6.81%) Git (software)
4 48 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 46 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 37 (4.13%) JIRA
7 34 (3.79%) Selenium
8 32 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 29 (3.24%) TeamCity
10 23 (2.57%) Eclipse
10 23 (2.57%) Maven
11 22 (2.46%) SpecFlow
12 17 (1.90%) NuGet
12 17 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.67%) git-flow
14 14 (1.56%) Ant
14 14 (1.56%) HP UFT
14 14 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
14 14 (1.56%) SonarQube
14 14 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 119 (13.28%) Finance
2 52 (5.80%) Banking
3 29 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.01%) Marketing
5 15 (1.67%) Retail
6 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.23%) Publishing
8 9 (1.00%) Automotive
8 9 (1.00%) Electronics
8 9 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.89%) Billing
10 7 (0.78%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.33%) Legal
13 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (26.23%) Developer
2 171 (19.08%) Architect
3 95 (10.60%) .NET Developer
4 82 (9.15%) Azure Engineer
5 65 (7.25%) Cloud Architect
6 62 (6.92%) Consultant
7 55 (6.14%) Azure Architect
8 54 (6.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 54 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 52 (5.80%) Java Developer
10 51 (5.69%) C# Developer
11 48 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (4.24%) Analyst
13 36 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 36 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
14 35 (3.91%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.79%) Azure Consultant
16 31 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
16 31 (3.46%) Senior Developer
17 30 (3.35%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (23.55%) .NET
2 106 (11.83%) Web Services
3 102 (11.38%) HTML
4 96 (10.71%) CSS
5 76 (8.48%) ASP.NET
6 64 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 62 (6.92%) SOAP
8 58 (6.47%) .NET Framework
9 56 (6.25%) REST
10 54 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
11 53 (5.92%) HTML5
12 40 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (4.24%) XML
14 35 (3.91%) JSON
15 34 (3.79%) CSS3
16 33 (3.68%) RESTful
16 33 (3.68%) WCF
17 31 (3.46%) .NET Core
18 29 (3.24%) jQuery
19 27 (3.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.59%) Public Cloud
2 51 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.25%) Data Centre
4 42 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 38 (4.24%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.34%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.79%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.23%) PKI
12 10 (1.12%) Replication
13 9 (1.00%) Clustering
13 9 (1.00%) CMDB
13 9 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
13 9 (1.00%) Fintech
14 8 (0.89%) User Experience
15 6 (0.67%) Life Science
15 6 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 284 (31.70%) Windows
2 132 (14.73%) Linux
3 115 (12.83%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (4.13%) Windows 10
7 27 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (2.90%) Unix
9 16 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.12%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.12%) CentOS
12 9 (1.00%) Android
13 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.67%) Debian
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.56%) Solaris
16 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (15.85%) DevOps
3 108 (12.05%) Migration
4 97 (10.83%) MVC
5 93 (10.38%) TDD
6 85 (9.49%) Scrum
7 76 (8.48%) Test Automation
8 69 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (7.03%) ITIL
10 55 (6.14%) Microservices
11 53 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (4.58%) TOGAF
14 39 (4.35%) BDD
15 38 (4.24%) Configuration Management
15 38 (4.24%) SDLC
16 37 (4.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 37 (4.13%) Project Management
17 35 (3.91%) API Testing
17 35 (3.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 189 (21.09%) SQL
2 179 (19.98%) C#
3 124 (13.84%) JavaScript
4 115 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 100 (11.16%) Java
6 59 (6.58%) Python
7 23 (2.57%) VB.NET
8 21 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 20 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.90%) Ruby
11 14 (1.56%) C++
12 13 (1.45%) F#
13 11 (1.23%) PHP
13 11 (1.23%) R
14 10 (1.12%) Go
15 9 (1.00%) CQL
15 9 (1.00%) Perl
16 8 (0.89%) Groovy
17 7 (0.78%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 53 (5.92%) Degree
4 48 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 39 (4.35%) MCSE
6 27 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.90%) CCNA
8 16 (1.79%) CCNP
9 15 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.67%) MCSA
10 14 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.23%) MCITP
12 10 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.00%) CISSP
13 9 (1.00%) ISEB
14 7 (0.78%) CISM
15 6 (0.67%) CCIE
15 6 (0.67%) CCSE
15 6 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.46%) QA
2 16 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.67%) SLA
4 13 (1.45%) GCP
4 13 (1.45%) GDPR
5 12 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.33%) COBIT
7 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 3 (0.33%) PSD2
8 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (19.98%) Active Directory
2 80 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (7.14%) Docker
4 48 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 32 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.90%) vSphere
7 11 (1.23%) Gluster
7 11 (1.23%) XenApp
8 10 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.45%) XenServer
13 3 (0.33%) vCloud
14 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.22%) NFS
14 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 51 (5.69%) Ansible
2 37 (4.13%) Puppet
3 35 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (3.91%) SCCM
4 29 (3.24%) SCOM
5 22 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 12 (1.34%) Terraform
8 10 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (1.12%) WSUS
9 9 (1.00%) Nagios
9 9 (1.00%) Opsview
10 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.56%) Kibana
11 5 (0.56%) logstash
12 4 (0.45%) MOM
12 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.45%) Packer
12 4 (0.45%) Salt
12 4 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 363 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 144 (16.07%) VMware
3 87 (9.71%) Oracle
4 56 (6.25%) Cisco
5 49 (5.47%) Google
6 34 (3.79%) Citrix
6 34 (3.79%) HP
7 27 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (2.23%) CheckPoint
9 20 (2.23%) SAP
10 19 (2.12%) Sitecore
11 17 (1.90%) Dell
11 17 (1.90%) F5
11 17 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 16 (1.79%) NetApp
13 13 (1.45%) Software AG
13 13 (1.45%) webMethods
14 12 (1.34%) Splunk
14 12 (1.34%) Workday