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 27 June 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 63 154
Rank change year-on-year +13 +91  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 312 270 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.02% 3.00% 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.46% 31.54% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 164 53
Median daily rate £475 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +16.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £375 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.75% +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 1059 856 583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.66% 9.52% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 556 348
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 18
Median hourly rate £16.75 £19.61 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% -39.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Surrey +13 76 £475 +2.15% 32
Buckinghamshire +27 72 £550 +10.00% 13
Berkshire +5 71 £451 +0.11% 30
Hampshire +18 34 £475 +5.55% 23
Oxfordshire -14 19 £400 -11.11% 20
West Sussex +22 18 £445 +11.25% 9
Kent -7 13 £513 -24.07% 2
Middlesex +8 7 £500 -9.09% 4
East Sussex - 5 £450 - 3
Thames Valley - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 264 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (39.06%) Microsoft
3 153 (26.56%) Windows
4 141 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (22.05%) DevOps
6 126 (21.88%) SQL
7 122 (21.18%) SQL Server
8 121 (21.01%) .NET
9 115 (19.97%) Office 365
10 110 (19.10%) Migration
11 109 (18.92%) VMware
12 103 (17.88%) C#
13 99 (17.19%) Active Directory
14 89 (15.45%) Linux
15 86 (14.93%) Finance
16 72 (12.50%) IaaS
17 67 (11.63%) PaaS
17 67 (11.63%) JavaScript
18 64 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 64 (11.11%) Ansible
19 63 (10.94%) OpenStack
20 61 (10.59%) Web Services
21 58 (10.07%) MVC
21 58 (10.07%) Windows Server
22 56 (9.72%) Firewall
23 50 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
24 49 (8.51%) Puppet
25 48 (8.33%) ASP.NET
26 47 (8.16%) Java
26 47 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API

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 63 (10.94%) OpenStack
2 38 (6.60%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.86%) MS Exchange
4 27 (4.69%) IIS
5 22 (3.82%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.43%) Apache
7 14 (2.43%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.91%) Confluence
10 9 (1.56%) JBoss
11 8 (1.39%) NServiceBus
11 8 (1.39%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.87%) CMS
15 4 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (4.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.35%) Sprinklr
3 2 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 264 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (19.97%) Office 365
3 72 (12.50%) IaaS
4 67 (11.63%) PaaS
5 43 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 31 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (4.17%) SaaS
8 19 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (2.26%) GitHub
11 11 (1.91%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (1.39%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (1.22%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.04%) Bluemix
15 5 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.87%) SoftLayer
16 4 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.72%) Firewall
2 42 (7.29%) DNS
3 30 (5.21%) WAN
4 22 (3.82%) Skype
4 22 (3.82%) VPN
5 21 (3.65%) LAN
6 17 (2.95%) DHCP
7 12 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (1.91%) Network Security
9 10 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (1.74%) SAN
10 8 (1.39%) BGP
11 7 (1.22%) Internet
11 7 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.22%) IPsec
12 5 (0.87%) NAS
13 4 (0.69%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.69%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.69%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.86%) Big Data
3 27 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (4.51%) Azure SQL Database
5 24 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.47%) Power BI
8 18 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (3.13%) MySQL
8 18 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (2.08%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.56%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 44 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.34%) JIRA
5 19 (3.30%) TeamCity
5 19 (3.30%) Visual Studio
6 17 (2.95%) Selenium
6 17 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (2.60%) GitLab
8 14 (2.43%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.08%) Ant
9 12 (2.08%) Vagrant
10 11 (1.91%) MSTest
11 9 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (1.39%) JSUnit
12 8 (1.39%) LoadRunner
12 8 (1.39%) Maven
12 8 (1.39%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.22%) Subversion
14 6 (1.04%) NUnit
General
1 86 (14.93%) Finance
2 17 (2.95%) Banking
3 15 (2.60%) Marketing
4 12 (2.08%) Publishing
5 10 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.56%) Retail
7 6 (1.04%) Advertising
8 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.69%) Automotive
9 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Billing
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (23.44%) Developer
2 120 (20.83%) Architect
3 64 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 59 (10.24%) Consultant
5 45 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 41 (7.12%) Azure Engineer
6 41 (7.12%) C# Developer
7 40 (6.94%) Cloud Architect
8 35 (6.08%) Azure Consultant
9 33 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (5.21%) Azure Developer
10 30 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 28 (4.86%) Azure Architect
12 27 (4.69%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (3.47%) Data Architect
14 20 (3.47%) Technical Architect
15 19 (3.30%) Support Engineer
16 18 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
16 18 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (21.01%) .NET
2 61 (10.59%) Web Services
3 48 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 47 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 36 (6.25%) WCF
6 30 (5.21%) AngularJS
7 29 (5.03%) CSS
8 28 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 28 (4.86%) HTML
9 27 (4.69%) REST
10 19 (3.30%) XML
11 18 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.13%) Entity Framework
12 17 (2.95%) JSON
12 17 (2.95%) SOAP
13 16 (2.78%) React
14 13 (2.26%) HTML5
14 13 (2.26%) Middleware
14 13 (2.26%) RESTful
15 12 (2.08%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.42%) Public Cloud
2 36 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (3.99%) Private Cloud
4 21 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.74%) PMI
8 10 (1.74%) Replication
8 10 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.22%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.04%) User Experience
12 5 (0.87%) Clustering
13 4 (0.69%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 153 (26.56%) Windows
2 89 (15.45%) Linux
3 58 (10.07%) Windows Server
4 41 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (5.21%) Windows 10
6 21 (3.65%) Unix
7 17 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.43%) Solaris
10 11 (1.91%) AIX
10 11 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.74%) CentOS
12 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.52%) Debian
15 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (22.05%) DevOps
3 110 (19.10%) Migration
4 58 (10.07%) MVC
5 43 (7.47%) Configuration Management
5 43 (7.47%) Scrum
6 41 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (7.12%) TDD
7 33 (5.73%) CRM
8 32 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (5.03%) ITIL
10 28 (4.86%) ETL
11 27 (4.69%) Data Modelling
11 27 (4.69%) Test Automation
12 26 (4.51%) Analytics
13 25 (4.34%) TOGAF
14 23 (3.99%) BDD
14 23 (3.99%) Project Management
14 23 (3.99%) SOA
15 19 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (21.88%) SQL
2 103 (17.88%) C#
3 67 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 64 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 47 (8.16%) Java
6 44 (7.64%) Python
7 32 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.47%) Ruby
9 15 (2.60%) Perl
10 14 (2.43%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.26%) VB
12 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.91%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.74%) F#
14 7 (1.22%) ES6
14 7 (1.22%) Go
15 5 (0.87%) PHP
16 4 (0.69%) C
16 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (4.86%) Degree
1 28 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.47%) MCSE
5 14 (2.43%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.43%) PMP
6 9 (1.56%) CISSP
7 8 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.39%) CISM
7 8 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.04%) CCNA
8 6 (1.04%) MCITP
8 6 (1.04%) SANS
8 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.87%) SSCP
10 4 (0.69%) ISEB
10 4 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.69%) MCSA
10 4 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.95%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.56%) QA
4 7 (1.22%) COBIT
4 7 (1.22%) PMO
5 5 (0.87%) GDPR
6 4 (0.69%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.69%) SLA
7 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 99 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 50 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.51%) Docker
5 18 (3.13%) vSphere
6 10 (1.74%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.22%) vCloud
8 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.35%) iptables
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.35%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.35%) XenApp
11 2 (0.35%) XenServer
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 64 (11.11%) Ansible
2 49 (8.51%) Puppet
3 37 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (3.30%) SCCM
5 17 (2.95%) SCOM
6 13 (2.26%) Terraform
7 12 (2.08%) Rundeck
8 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.56%) vRealize
10 7 (1.22%) Nagios
11 4 (0.69%) Consul
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.69%) Packer
11 4 (0.69%) Pingdom
12 3 (0.52%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.52%) WSUS
13 2 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.35%) Kibana
14 1 (0.17%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 225 (39.06%) Microsoft
2 109 (18.92%) VMware
3 39 (6.77%) Oracle
4 29 (5.03%) Cisco
5 21 (3.65%) Citrix
6 17 (2.95%) F5
6 17 (2.95%) Juniper
6 17 (2.95%) Palo Alto
6 17 (2.95%) SAP
7 16 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 14 (2.43%) ESRI
9 14 (2.43%) Google
9 14 (2.43%) HP
10 12 (2.08%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.08%) IBM
11 11 (1.91%) Tableau
12 10 (1.74%) AppDynamics
12 10 (1.74%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.39%) Dell
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