Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 52 135
Rank change year-on-year +16 +83 +123
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 870 623 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.21% 3.72% 1.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.17% 31.04% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 390 199
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £321 £310 £281
90th Percentile £575 £605 £521
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.85% -
10th Percentile £15.84 £18.76 £36.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.52 £44.10
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +44.23%

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 2884 2007 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.27% 11.99% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1797 1285 811
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -1.49%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 33
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +18.75% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.64 £56.75 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
% change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%

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 November 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
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +22 454 £438 -2.78% 50
Berkshire +22 213 £438 -12.50% 17
Surrey -11 163 £469 +2.74% 24
Buckinghamshire +56 161 £450 +38.46% 13
Hampshire +43 114 £375 -16.67% 23
Oxfordshire -15 77 £425 - 20
West Sussex +13 51 £538 +31.10% 4
Kent +3 35 £450 -29.41% 10
Middlesex +24 30 £500 -13.04%
East Sussex +1 20 £350 +7.69% 3
Sussex +2 6 £400 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 354 (40.69%) Amazon AWS
2 347 (39.89%) Microsoft
3 255 (29.31%) Windows
4 209 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
5 205 (23.56%) .NET
5 205 (23.56%) SQL Server
6 182 (20.92%) SQL
7 174 (20.00%) C#
8 163 (18.74%) Active Directory
9 154 (17.70%) DevOps
10 134 (15.40%) VMware
11 133 (15.29%) Linux
12 132 (15.17%) Office 365
13 129 (14.83%) Migration
14 121 (13.91%) Windows Server
15 120 (13.79%) JavaScript
16 117 (13.45%) Finance
17 115 (13.22%) IaaS
18 113 (12.99%) PowerShell
19 101 (11.61%) MVC
20 100 (11.49%) Web Services
21 98 (11.26%) Java
22 97 (11.15%) PaaS
23 90 (10.34%) OpenStack
24 87 (10.00%) Ansible
25 85 (9.77%) HTML
26 83 (9.54%) ASP.NET
26 83 (9.54%) CSS
26 83 (9.54%) Firewall
26 83 (9.54%) 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 90 (10.34%) OpenStack
2 38 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.68%) IIS
3 32 (3.68%) MS Exchange
4 27 (3.10%) Confluence
5 21 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (2.07%) CMS
7 15 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.49%) Apache
9 12 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.26%) SAS
11 9 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.80%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.80%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.69%) nginx
14 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.57%) Lawson
4 3 (0.34%) iTrent
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 354 (40.69%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (15.17%) Office 365
3 115 (13.22%) IaaS
4 97 (11.15%) PaaS
5 71 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (6.21%) SaaS
7 40 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (4.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (4.25%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.84%) Serverless
11 13 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (1.15%) Bluemix
13 10 (1.15%) iPaaS
14 8 (0.92%) Mimecast
14 8 (0.92%) Slack
14 8 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.92%) Trello
15 7 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 83 (9.54%) Firewall
2 48 (5.52%) DNS
3 40 (4.60%) Network Security
4 37 (4.25%) VPN
5 32 (3.68%) WAN
6 29 (3.33%) LAN
7 25 (2.87%) TCP/IP
8 22 (2.53%) DHCP
9 21 (2.41%) SAN
10 18 (2.07%) Skype
11 16 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.72%) NAS
13 13 (1.49%) PuTTY
13 13 (1.49%) VoIP
13 13 (1.49%) WinSCP
14 12 (1.38%) Internet
15 11 (1.26%) VLAN
16 10 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (1.03%) AMQP
18 8 (0.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 38 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (3.68%) MySQL
4 32 (3.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 29 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 23 (2.64%) Big Data
8 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 18 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.07%) Power BI
11 17 (1.95%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 14 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (8.74%) Jenkins
3 53 (6.09%) Git (software)
4 46 (5.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 40 (4.60%) Visual Studio
6 34 (3.91%) JIRA
7 31 (3.56%) SpecFlow
8 29 (3.33%) Selenium
8 29 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 28 (3.22%) TeamCity
10 25 (2.87%) NUnit
11 19 (2.18%) Maven
12 18 (2.07%) Ant
13 16 (1.84%) Moq
14 14 (1.61%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.61%) LoadRunner
15 13 (1.49%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.49%) HP UFT
15 13 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (1.49%) TestNG
General
1 117 (13.45%) Finance
2 63 (7.24%) Banking
3 27 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.61%) Marketing
5 12 (1.38%) Publishing
6 11 (1.26%) Retail
7 10 (1.15%) Automotive
7 10 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.69%) Billing
9 6 (0.69%) Electronics
10 5 (0.57%) Advertising
11 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.11%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (28.16%) Developer
2 145 (16.67%) Architect
3 92 (10.57%) .NET Developer
4 84 (9.66%) Azure Engineer
5 78 (8.97%) Consultant
6 61 (7.01%) Cloud Architect
6 61 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 59 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 48 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 48 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 46 (5.29%) Azure Consultant
10 39 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 39 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 38 (4.37%) Analyst
11 38 (4.37%) AWS Engineer
12 37 (4.25%) Azure Architect
13 36 (4.14%) Java Developer
14 35 (4.02%) Azure Developer
15 33 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (3.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (23.56%) .NET
2 100 (11.49%) Web Services
3 85 (9.77%) HTML
4 83 (9.54%) ASP.NET
4 83 (9.54%) CSS
5 62 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 51 (5.86%) SOAP
7 49 (5.63%) .NET Framework
7 49 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (5.52%) AngularJS
9 39 (4.48%) HTML5
9 39 (4.48%) WCF
10 36 (4.14%) REST
10 36 (4.14%) XML
11 32 (3.68%) JSON
12 31 (3.56%) CSS3
13 26 (2.99%) Entity Framework
14 25 (2.87%) jQuery
14 25 (2.87%) RESTful
15 19 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.01%) Public Cloud
2 52 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 50 (5.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 47 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.56%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.64%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.26%) PKI
11 10 (1.15%) CMDB
12 8 (0.92%) Fintech
13 7 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.80%) Social Media
14 6 (0.69%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.69%) Clustering
14 6 (0.69%) Life Science
14 6 (0.69%) User Experience
15 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 255 (29.31%) Windows
2 133 (15.29%) Linux
3 121 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 58 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (3.56%) Unix
7 26 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (2.87%) Windows 10
9 16 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.72%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.26%) Android
11 11 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.92%) CentOS
14 7 (0.80%) Solaris
15 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.57%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.23%) AIX
18 2 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (17.70%) DevOps
3 129 (14.83%) Migration
4 101 (11.61%) MVC
5 83 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (8.51%) TDD
7 68 (7.82%) Configuration Management
7 68 (7.82%) Scrum
8 51 (5.86%) Test Automation
9 49 (5.63%) ITIL
10 46 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (5.06%) Microservices
12 43 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (4.14%) API Testing
13 36 (4.14%) CRM
14 35 (4.02%) Change Management
14 35 (4.02%) OO
15 34 (3.91%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (3.79%) TOGAF
17 32 (3.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (20.92%) SQL
2 174 (20.00%) C#
3 120 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 113 (12.99%) PowerShell
5 98 (11.26%) Java
6 62 (7.13%) Python
7 29 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 26 (2.99%) Ruby
9 21 (2.41%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.95%) F#
12 16 (1.84%) Go
13 10 (1.15%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.03%) PHP
15 8 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.80%) C++
16 7 (0.80%) Perl
17 6 (0.69%) ES6
18 5 (0.57%) Groovy
18 5 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 43 (4.94%) Degree
4 35 (4.02%) SC Cleared
5 29 (3.33%) MCSE
6 19 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.61%) MCSA
8 13 (1.49%) CCNP
9 12 (1.38%) CCNA
10 11 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.15%) MCITP
12 9 (1.03%) CISSP
12 9 (1.03%) ISEB
13 8 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.69%) CISM
15 6 (0.69%) SANS
15 6 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.68%) QA
2 14 (1.61%) GDPR
3 11 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.26%) SLA
4 10 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.80%) COBIT
6 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.69%) GCP
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) PSD2
7 2 (0.23%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (18.74%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.24%) Docker
3 59 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (4.94%) Hyper-V
5 28 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.76%) vSphere
7 14 (1.61%) Gluster
8 10 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.03%) XenApp
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.34%) XenServer
13 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.23%) vCloud
13 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 87 (10.00%) Ansible
2 42 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.25%) Puppet
4 25 (2.87%) Kubernetes
5 24 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 24 (2.76%) SCCM
6 21 (2.41%) SCOM
7 12 (1.38%) Terraform
8 11 (1.26%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (1.15%) Nagios
10 7 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.80%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.69%) WSUS
12 5 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.46%) Consul
13 4 (0.46%) Pingdom
13 4 (0.46%) Rancher
13 4 (0.46%) Salt
13 4 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 347 (39.89%) Microsoft
2 134 (15.40%) VMware
3 79 (9.08%) Oracle
4 41 (4.71%) Cisco
5 37 (4.25%) Google
6 31 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (3.22%) Red Hat
8 27 (3.10%) HP
9 23 (2.64%) Citrix
10 19 (2.18%) CheckPoint
10 19 (2.18%) Sitecore
11 17 (1.95%) F5
12 16 (1.84%) SAP
13 15 (1.72%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.49%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.49%) Xamarin
15 12 (1.38%) Splunk
15 12 (1.38%) Workday
16 11 (1.26%) Software AG
16 11 (1.26%) Talend