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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South East
Rank 59 74 154
Rank change year-on-year +15 +80  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 263 245 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.35% 2.66% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.55% 31.78% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 148 63
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £336 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.33% -22.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 890 771 445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.33% 8.38% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 489 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.56% -16.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 76 £475 +11.76% 20
Hampshire +25 64 £400 - 24
Surrey +20 45 £406 -4.41% 14
Oxfordshire +5 28 £463 +40.15% 20
West Sussex +19 21 £500 +51.51% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £475 +5.55% 4
East Sussex +7 9 £275 - 3
Kent -18 5 £413 -25.00% 2
Middlesex +4 4 £525 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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.

1 218 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 203 (39.73%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (24.66%) Windows
4 119 (23.29%) .NET
5 116 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (22.31%) SQL
7 106 (20.74%) Office 365
8 100 (19.57%) Active Directory
9 99 (19.37%) C#
10 98 (19.18%) Migration
11 95 (18.59%) SQL Server
12 84 (16.44%) Web Services
13 79 (15.46%) VMware
14 76 (14.87%) DevOps
15 75 (14.68%) IaaS
16 70 (13.70%) JavaScript
17 69 (13.50%) PaaS
18 57 (11.15%) PowerShell
19 53 (10.37%) MS Excel
20 52 (10.18%) ASP.NET
20 52 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
21 51 (9.98%) Windows Server
22 49 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
23 48 (9.39%) Firewall
23 48 (9.39%) MVC
24 47 (9.20%) Puppet
24 47 (9.20%) Git (software)
25 46 (9.00%) Finance
26 43 (8.41%) Linux
27 42 (8.22%) TDD

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 40 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.70%) OpenStack
3 23 (4.50%) Skype for Business
4 18 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.13%) IIS
6 12 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.57%) Apache
9 8 (1.57%) Confluence
9 8 (1.57%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.78%) CMS
11 4 (0.78%) JBoss
11 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 53 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.28%) MS Office
3 4 (0.78%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 31 (6.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 203 (39.73%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (20.74%) Office 365
3 75 (14.68%) IaaS
4 69 (13.50%) PaaS
5 39 (7.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (4.70%) SaaS
7 17 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.76%) AWS CloudTrail
9 9 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.57%) GitHub
11 7 (1.37%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (1.37%) SoftLayer
12 6 (1.17%) Boomi
13 4 (0.78%) G Suite
14 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.59%) Mailgun
14 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.39%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.39%) Firewall
2 30 (5.87%) WAN
3 27 (5.28%) DNS
4 23 (4.50%) LAN
5 22 (4.31%) VPN
6 19 (3.72%) Skype
7 15 (2.94%) DHCP
7 15 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.35%) Internet
9 10 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.96%) NetScaler
10 9 (1.76%) MPLS
10 9 (1.76%) Network Security
11 8 (1.57%) SAN
12 6 (1.17%) Intranet
12 6 (1.17%) VoIP
13 4 (0.78%) BGP
13 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.78%) IPsec
13 4 (0.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (4.70%) Big Data
4 22 (4.31%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (3.52%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.13%) MySQL
8 16 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.54%) Power BI
10 13 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.96%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.57%) Geospatial Data
12 8 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (4.11%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.72%) JIRA
5 18 (3.52%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.33%) Selenium
7 13 (2.54%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.96%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.76%) MSTest
10 8 (1.57%) JSUnit
11 7 (1.37%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.37%) SpecFlow
11 7 (1.37%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.17%) GoCD
12 6 (1.17%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.98%) git-flow
13 5 (0.98%) Grunt
13 5 (0.98%) Subversion
13 5 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 46 (9.00%) Finance
2 15 (2.94%) Retail
2 15 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.54%) Advertising
4 11 (2.15%) Publishing
5 8 (1.57%) Banking
6 7 (1.37%) Marketing
7 5 (0.98%) Automotive
8 4 (0.78%) Games
8 4 (0.78%) German Language
8 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Back Office
9 3 (0.59%) Billing
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 120 (23.48%) Architect
2 108 (21.14%) Developer
3 61 (11.94%) .NET Developer
4 50 (9.78%) Consultant
5 40 (7.83%) Cloud Architect
6 37 (7.24%) Azure Architect
6 37 (7.24%) C# Developer
7 27 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (4.89%) Azure Developer
8 25 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (4.89%) Project Manager
9 21 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (3.91%) Azure Consultant
10 20 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (3.52%) Data Architect
12 16 (3.13%) Administrator
12 16 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.94%) Analyst
13 15 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (23.29%) .NET
2 84 (16.44%) Web Services
3 52 (10.18%) ASP.NET
4 39 (7.63%) WCF
5 38 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 37 (7.24%) AngularJS
7 36 (7.05%) HTML
8 34 (6.65%) REST
9 31 (6.07%) .NET Framework
10 29 (5.68%) CSS
11 25 (4.89%) HTML5
12 22 (4.31%) React
13 19 (3.72%) Entity Framework
13 19 (3.72%) XML
14 18 (3.52%) RESTful
15 17 (3.33%) SOAP
16 16 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (2.54%) Middleware
18 12 (2.35%) jQuery
19 11 (2.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.09%) Public Cloud
3 16 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.54%) Replication
5 13 (2.54%) User Experience
6 12 (2.35%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.96%) PMI
7 10 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.57%) Clustering
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.98%) FlexPod
12 4 (0.78%) BYOD
12 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 126 (24.66%) Windows
2 52 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 43 (8.41%) Linux
5 33 (6.46%) Windows 10
5 33 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.94%) Unix
7 13 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.96%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.78%) Android
11 4 (0.78%) CentOS
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (19.18%) Migration
3 76 (14.87%) DevOps
4 48 (9.39%) MVC
5 42 (8.22%) TDD
6 38 (7.44%) CRM
6 38 (7.44%) ITIL
7 36 (7.05%) Scrum
8 29 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (5.28%) TOGAF
10 26 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.09%) ETL
11 25 (4.89%) Data Migration
11 25 (4.89%) Project Management
12 24 (4.70%) BDD
13 23 (4.50%) Data Modelling
14 22 (4.31%) Analytics
15 21 (4.11%) ERP
15 21 (4.11%) SOA
16 20 (3.91%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (22.31%) SQL
2 99 (19.37%) C#
3 70 (13.70%) JavaScript
4 57 (11.15%) PowerShell
5 38 (7.44%) Java
6 31 (6.07%) Python
7 25 (4.89%) Ruby
7 25 (4.89%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.94%) Perl
8 15 (2.94%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.35%) VB
10 11 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.57%) F#
12 7 (1.37%) C
13 6 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.98%) C++
14 5 (0.98%) ES6
15 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.59%) PHP
16 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.31%) Degree
3 21 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.52%) MCSE
5 16 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.35%) PMP
7 6 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.98%) CCNA
8 5 (0.98%) CISSP
8 5 (0.98%) MCSD
9 4 (0.78%) CCNP
9 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.78%) VCDX
10 3 (0.59%) CISM
11 2 (0.39%) CISA
11 2 (0.39%) ISEB
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.35%) QA
3 10 (1.96%) PMO
4 5 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.78%) SLA
6 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.26%) vSphere
4 31 (6.07%) Hyper-V
5 24 (4.70%) Docker
6 12 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.15%) vCloud
8 10 (1.96%) XenApp
9 8 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.57%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.59%) HDFS
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 47 (9.20%) Puppet
2 32 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (5.28%) Ansible
4 24 (4.70%) SCCM
5 20 (3.91%) SCOM
6 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (1.96%) Nagios
8 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.57%) vRealize
10 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.78%) AppDNA
11 4 (0.78%) EdgeSight
11 4 (0.78%) Terraform
12 3 (0.59%) Consul
12 3 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.59%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.59%) WSUS
13 2 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 218 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.46%) VMware
3 33 (6.46%) Oracle
4 29 (5.68%) Cisco
5 28 (5.48%) Citrix
6 17 (3.33%) SAP
7 13 (2.54%) ESRI
8 11 (2.15%) Dell
8 11 (2.15%) Google
9 10 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.96%) HP
10 9 (1.76%) F5
10 9 (1.76%) Juniper
10 9 (1.76%) NetApp
10 9 (1.76%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.57%) IBM
12 7 (1.37%) Bluefish Communications
12 7 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.98%) Informatica
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