Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 17 48
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 2,000 1,327 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.55% 7.89% 4.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.65% 37.66% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,341 884 419
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £360 £325 £322
90th Percentile £630 £621 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 3 6
South East median hourly rate £66.25 £18.89 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.71% +12.78% -58.13%
10th Percentile £35.03 £15.89 £15.75
90th Percentile £83.75 £44.07 £39.75
England median hourly rate £44.00 £31.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +41.94% -34.74% +9.20%

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 4,028 3,524 2,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.29% 20.96% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,558 2,234 1,497
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 48 32
South East median hourly rate £35.25 £18.95 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.06% +14.82% -18.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £56.25 £41.33
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -8.33% +7.09%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +11 844 £475 - 274
Berkshire +9 569 £488 +2.63% 138
Hampshire +10 500 £475 +5.56% 118
Surrey +20 322 £500 +10.80% 162
Buckinghamshire +28 164 £500 -4.76% 58
Kent +15 128 £450 +5.88% 60
Oxfordshire +4 113 £450 - 78
West Sussex +15 97 £425 -1.16% 33
East Sussex +22 70 £425 +37.10% 19
Middlesex +10 12 £515 +42.07%
Sussex +3 3 £475 -5.00%
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
Home Counties 0 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 774 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 632 (31.60%) DevOps
3 576 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
4 524 (26.20%) Amazon AWS
5 457 (22.85%) Windows
6 436 (21.80%) C#
7 427 (21.35%) .NET
8 408 (20.40%) SQL
9 350 (17.50%) Active Directory
10 336 (16.80%) PaaS
11 324 (16.20%) SQL Server
12 306 (15.30%) PowerShell
13 278 (13.90%) IaaS
14 257 (12.85%) Migration
15 242 (12.10%) VMware
16 236 (11.80%) Security Cleared
16 236 (11.80%) Office 365
17 213 (10.65%) Azure Active Directory
18 207 (10.35%) SaaS
19 203 (10.15%) Test Automation
20 199 (9.95%) Docker
21 198 (9.90%) SC Cleared
21 198 (9.90%) JavaScript
22 197 (9.85%) Finance
23 194 (9.70%) Scrum
24 188 (9.40%) Linux
25 180 (9.00%) Python
26 172 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
27 171 (8.55%) DNS
27 171 (8.55%) Oracle

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
1 147 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.10%) Skype for Business
3 55 (2.75%) Confluence
4 40 (2.00%) CMS
5 29 (1.45%) IIS
6 27 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 24 (1.20%) Apache
8 20 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.25%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
5 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 29 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.45%) Sonata
4 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.050%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.050%) Primavera
8 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.050%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 524 (26.20%) Amazon AWS
2 336 (16.80%) PaaS
3 278 (13.90%) IaaS
4 236 (11.80%) Office 365
5 213 (10.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 207 (10.35%) SaaS
7 136 (6.80%) Power Platform
8 114 (5.70%) Serverless
9 113 (5.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 66 (3.30%) Azure Functions
11 65 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
12 57 (2.85%) OpenShift
13 56 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 44 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
15 40 (2.00%) GitHub
16 34 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
17 27 (1.35%) OneDrive
18 26 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
19 25 (1.25%) Google Analytics
20 18 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 171 (8.55%) DNS
2 162 (8.10%) Firewall
3 88 (4.40%) VPN
4 73 (3.65%) WAN
5 70 (3.50%) Skype
6 65 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 57 (2.85%) SAN
8 54 (2.70%) LAN
9 51 (2.55%) Internet
10 47 (2.35%) DHCP
11 38 (1.90%) Network Security
12 37 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
13 35 (1.75%) NAS
14 33 (1.65%) NetScaler
15 23 (1.15%) VLAN
16 21 (1.05%) MPLS
17 19 (0.95%) SMTP
18 17 (0.85%) VoIP
19 15 (0.75%) Wireless
20 13 (0.65%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 123 (6.15%) Power BI
4 119 (5.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 77 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (3.75%) Data Lake
7 64 (3.20%) Cosmos DB
8 48 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 47 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (2.30%) Relational Database
11 43 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 42 (2.10%) Redis
13 41 (2.05%) Big Data
14 39 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
15 35 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 33 (1.65%) HDInsight
17 26 (1.30%) MongoDB
17 26 (1.30%) NoSQL
18 25 (1.25%) MySQL
18 25 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 172 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
2 154 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 127 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 107 (5.35%) Jenkins
5 97 (4.85%) JIRA
6 63 (3.15%) Selenium
7 58 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (2.80%) SpecFlow
9 51 (2.55%) TeamCity
10 46 (2.30%) Cucumber
11 37 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 36 (1.80%) JMeter
13 27 (1.35%) Subversion
14 21 (1.05%) GitLab
15 19 (0.95%) JUnit
15 19 (0.95%) MSTest
16 18 (0.90%) Jasmine
16 18 (0.90%) NUnit
16 18 (0.90%) WebDriver
17 16 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 197 (9.85%) Finance
2 64 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 33 (1.65%) Retail
4 28 (1.40%) Legal
5 19 (0.95%) Billing
6 18 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.75%) Banking
8 10 (0.50%) Law
9 8 (0.40%) Marketing
10 7 (0.35%) Games
11 6 (0.30%) Back Office
12 5 (0.25%) Advertising
12 5 (0.25%) Electronics
12 5 (0.25%) Military
12 5 (0.25%) Publishing
13 4 (0.20%) Local Government
14 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.10%) French Language
15 2 (0.10%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 452 (22.60%) Developer
2 380 (19.00%) Architect
3 214 (10.70%) Azure Engineer
4 184 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 166 (8.30%) .NET Developer
6 127 (6.35%) Azure DevOps
7 125 (6.25%) Azure Architect
8 121 (6.05%) Consultant
9 117 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
10 101 (5.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 92 (4.60%) Azure Developer
12 89 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 86 (4.30%) C# Developer
14 83 (4.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 80 (4.00%) Project Manager
16 73 (3.65%) Analyst
17 70 (3.50%) Senior Developer
18 69 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
19 58 (2.90%) Technical Architect
20 51 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (21.35%) .NET
2 164 (8.20%) AngularJS
3 163 (8.15%) .NET Core
4 137 (6.85%) Web Services
5 132 (6.60%) ASP.NET
6 125 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 121 (6.05%) .NET Framework
8 118 (5.90%) HTML
9 109 (5.45%) CSS
10 102 (5.10%) JSON
11 99 (4.95%) RESTful
12 98 (4.90%) REST
13 88 (4.40%) Node.js
14 87 (4.35%) XML
15 76 (3.80%) SOAP
16 65 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 63 (3.15%) HTML5
17 63 (3.15%) jQuery
18 52 (2.60%) React
19 50 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 82 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 52 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 40 (2.00%) Replication
9 36 (1.80%) Clustering
10 33 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
11 30 (1.50%) User Experience
12 24 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 21 (1.05%) Algorithms
14 19 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 19 (0.95%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.85%) PKI
15 17 (0.85%) Private Cloud
16 14 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
17 13 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 457 (22.85%) Windows
2 188 (9.40%) Linux
3 169 (8.45%) Windows Server
4 153 (7.65%) Windows 10
5 55 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (2.15%) Unix
8 38 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 35 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.25%) VMS
11 22 (1.10%) Android
12 21 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 21 (1.05%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.65%) AIX
14 12 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.40%) Solaris
16 7 (0.35%) CentOS
16 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (31.60%) DevOps
2 576 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (12.85%) Migration
4 203 (10.15%) Test Automation
5 194 (9.70%) Scrum
6 152 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
7 150 (7.50%) Microservices
8 147 (7.35%) TDD
9 146 (7.30%) Analytics
10 128 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
11 124 (6.20%) MVC
12 115 (5.75%) ITIL
13 114 (5.70%) Software Engineering
14 107 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 99 (4.95%) Computer Science
16 98 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
17 91 (4.55%) Infrastructure as Code
18 86 (4.30%) BDD
18 86 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
18 86 (4.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 436 (21.80%) C#
2 408 (20.40%) SQL
3 306 (15.30%) PowerShell
4 198 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 180 (9.00%) Python
6 141 (7.05%) Java
7 75 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 59 (2.95%) TypeScript
9 45 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.30%) Ruby
11 20 (1.00%) Perl
11 20 (1.00%) R
12 19 (0.95%) C
12 19 (0.95%) ES6
13 17 (0.85%) C++
13 17 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 17 (0.85%) Go
14 15 (0.75%) PHP
14 15 (0.75%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 236 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 198 (9.90%) SC Cleared
3 101 (5.05%) Degree
4 70 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (2.55%) MCSE
6 41 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (1.75%) CISSP
8 27 (1.35%) CCNA
8 27 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 26 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.80%) MCSA
14 15 (0.75%) CCNP
14 15 (0.75%) CISM
15 13 (0.65%) CCIE
16 12 (0.60%) MCP
17 11 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.55%) QA
2 35 (1.75%) GDPR
3 23 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.05%) SLA
5 19 (0.95%) NIST
5 19 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.55%) PMO
7 10 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.40%) COBIT
9 5 (0.25%) NCSC
10 4 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) WCAG
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.050%) GxP
13 1 (0.050%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 350 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 199 (9.95%) Docker
3 131 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 59 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.30%) XenApp
8 23 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 19 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.60%) LXC
11 12 (0.60%) vSphere
12 11 (0.55%) vCloud
13 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 170 (8.50%) Kubernetes
2 118 (5.90%) Ansible
3 98 (4.90%) SCCM
4 92 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 78 (3.90%) Puppet
6 68 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (3.30%) Terraform
8 40 (2.00%) SCOM
9 30 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.45%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 9 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.40%) MIIS
11 8 (0.40%) Salt
12 7 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
12 7 (0.35%) Mesos
12 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 774 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 242 (12.10%) VMware
3 171 (8.55%) Oracle
4 113 (5.65%) Google
5 101 (5.05%) Citrix
6 80 (4.00%) Cisco
7 58 (2.90%) SAP
8 50 (2.50%) Databricks
8 50 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 49 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (1.75%) IBM
11 34 (1.70%) Xamarin
12 32 (1.60%) Splunk
12 32 (1.60%) Workday
13 31 (1.55%) Dell
14 28 (1.40%) NetApp
15 26 (1.30%) HP
16 24 (1.20%) SolarWinds
17 23 (1.15%) EMC
18 22 (1.10%) webMethods