Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 27 56
Rank change year-on-year +20 +29 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,976 1,077 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.76% 6.43% 3.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.24% 34.49% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,303 684 306
South East median daily rate £491 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -4.10% +4.28%
10th Percentile £363 £329 £314
90th Percentile £629 £624 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 8
South East median hourly rate £47.85 £23.08 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.32% +55.14% -23.70%
10th Percentile £33.15 £17.27 £14.25
90th Percentile £68.16 £46.50 £29.64
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +82.35% -54.67%

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 3,933 3,123 1,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.40% 18.65% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,504 1,884 1,126
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £480 £460
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 39 23
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +20.73% -26.83%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.73 £13.25
90th Percentile £63.25 £45.50 £42.55
England median hourly rate £19.93 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.80% +7.89% -8.43%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +18 893 £500 +11.11% 114
Berkshire +19 624 £500 +11.11% 56
Hampshire +27 484 £475 +5.56% 58
Surrey +24 309 £500 +11.11% 75
Buckinghamshire +16 144 £481 -8.33% 28
Oxfordshire +11 127 £438 +5.74% 30
West Sussex +17 101 £525 +12.00% 9
Kent +7 86 £500 +11.11% 23
East Sussex +28 75 £450 +33.33% 3
Middlesex +10 5 £494 -3.66%
M4 Corridor +7 1 - -
Home Counties 0 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 776 (39.27%) Microsoft
2 591 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
3 574 (29.05%) DevOps
4 476 (24.09%) Amazon AWS
5 454 (22.98%) Windows
6 431 (21.81%) .NET
7 395 (19.99%) C#
8 377 (19.08%) SQL
9 363 (18.37%) Active Directory
10 354 (17.91%) PaaS
11 349 (17.66%) PowerShell
12 315 (15.94%) IaaS
13 285 (14.42%) Migration
14 273 (13.82%) Office 365
15 249 (12.60%) SQL Server
16 233 (11.79%) Azure Active Directory
17 230 (11.64%) VMware
18 216 (10.93%) Analytics
19 209 (10.58%) Security Cleared
20 206 (10.43%) Docker
21 201 (10.17%) Scrum
22 197 (9.97%) JavaScript
23 188 (9.51%) Windows Server
24 182 (9.21%) Test Automation
25 179 (9.06%) DNS
26 177 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
27 175 (8.86%) Finance
28 174 (8.81%) SC Cleared
29 170 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
30 163 (8.25%) Linux

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
1 138 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.59%) Skype for Business
3 60 (3.04%) Apache Spark
4 58 (2.94%) CMS
5 53 (2.68%) Confluence
6 47 (2.38%) Apache
7 43 (2.18%) MS Exchange
8 38 (1.92%) OpenStack
9 37 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (1.72%) WebLogic
11 31 (1.57%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (1.32%) IIS
13 26 (1.32%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.86%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.76%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.51%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 62 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.01%) Chatbot
3 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
4 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.051%) InDesign
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.051%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
4 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.051%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.051%) Maximo
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 476 (24.09%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (17.91%) PaaS
3 315 (15.94%) IaaS
4 273 (13.82%) Office 365
5 233 (11.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 140 (7.09%) SaaS
7 104 (5.26%) Serverless
8 92 (4.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (3.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 61 (3.09%) Azure Functions
11 54 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
12 53 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
13 50 (2.53%) GitHub
14 49 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
15 32 (1.62%) OpenShift
16 28 (1.42%) Azure Machine Learning
16 28 (1.42%) Google Analytics
17 25 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
18 21 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
19 20 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 179 (9.06%) DNS
2 123 (6.22%) Firewall
3 80 (4.05%) Skype
4 69 (3.49%) VPN
5 56 (2.83%) DHCP
6 55 (2.78%) SAN
7 54 (2.73%) WAN
8 40 (2.02%) NetScaler
8 40 (2.02%) TCP/IP
9 39 (1.97%) LAN
9 39 (1.97%) VLAN
10 37 (1.87%) Internet
11 28 (1.42%) iSCSI
12 27 (1.37%) Network Security
12 27 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 26 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
14 19 (0.96%) NAS
15 17 (0.86%) VSAN
16 16 (0.81%) SSL
17 13 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.52%) Data Lake
3 101 (5.11%) Power BI
4 99 (5.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 87 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 64 (3.24%) Big Data
9 63 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 58 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
11 53 (2.68%) HDInsight
12 52 (2.63%) MySQL
13 43 (2.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 43 (2.18%) Redis
14 40 (2.02%) MongoDB
15 35 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
16 34 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 26 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 170 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
2 150 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 124 (6.28%) Visual Studio
4 112 (5.67%) JIRA
5 109 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 63 (3.19%) Selenium
7 49 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (2.18%) SpecFlow
9 38 (1.92%) NUnit
10 35 (1.77%) Subversion
11 32 (1.62%) SonarQube
12 30 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 29 (1.47%) Cucumber
13 29 (1.47%) JMeter
14 27 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
15 24 (1.21%) MSTest
16 17 (0.86%) GitLab
16 17 (0.86%) JUnit
17 15 (0.76%) Jasmine
17 15 (0.76%) webpack
General
1 175 (8.86%) Finance
2 75 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 28 (1.42%) Billing
4 26 (1.32%) Marketing
5 25 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.27%) Retail
6 22 (1.11%) Legal
7 15 (0.76%) Electronics
8 12 (0.61%) Back Office
8 12 (0.61%) Law
9 9 (0.46%) Advertising
10 7 (0.35%) Banking
11 3 (0.15%) Automotive
11 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.15%) Military
11 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.10%) Publishing
13 1 (0.051%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.051%) Games
13 1 (0.051%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 431 (21.81%) Developer
2 396 (20.04%) Architect
3 218 (11.03%) Azure Engineer
4 201 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 166 (8.40%) Consultant
6 163 (8.25%) .NET Developer
7 139 (7.03%) Azure Architect
8 137 (6.93%) Azure DevOps
9 131 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
10 103 (5.21%) Azure Developer
11 98 (4.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 93 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 88 (4.45%) Cloud Architect
14 87 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
15 82 (4.15%) C# Developer
16 77 (3.90%) Analyst
17 74 (3.74%) Project Manager
18 72 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
19 70 (3.54%) Senior Developer
20 57 (2.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (21.81%) .NET
2 155 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 148 (7.49%) ASP.NET
4 141 (7.14%) .NET Core
5 129 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 129 (6.53%) HTML
6 115 (5.82%) Web Services
7 110 (5.57%) CSS
8 101 (5.11%) JSON
9 95 (4.81%) RESTful
10 79 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 77 (3.90%) jQuery
12 71 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 66 (3.34%) Node.js
14 60 (3.04%) SOAP
15 56 (2.83%) HTML5
16 55 (2.78%) XML
17 50 (2.53%) React
18 47 (2.38%) Entity Framework
19 46 (2.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.12%) Public Cloud
2 99 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 47 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 38 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (1.82%) Clustering
7 36 (1.82%) Replication
8 33 (1.67%) PKI
9 28 (1.42%) Private Cloud
9 28 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 25 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.11%) User Experience
14 17 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.86%) Thin Client
15 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Licensing
16 10 (0.51%) Driving Licence
17 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 454 (22.98%) Windows
2 188 (9.51%) Windows Server
3 163 (8.25%) Linux
4 113 (5.72%) Windows 10
5 55 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.72%) Android
10 27 (1.37%) Unix
11 21 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.01%) VMS
13 15 (0.76%) CentOS
14 14 (0.71%) AIX
15 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.51%) Solaris
16 10 (0.51%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.35%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.15%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (29.05%) DevOps
3 285 (14.42%) Migration
4 216 (10.93%) Analytics
5 201 (10.17%) Scrum
6 182 (9.21%) Test Automation
7 177 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (7.79%) Microservices
8 154 (7.79%) TDD
9 144 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
9 144 (7.29%) ITIL
10 142 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 129 (6.53%) MVC
12 107 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 101 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 99 (5.01%) BDD
15 91 (4.61%) TOGAF
16 85 (4.30%) Data Science
17 81 (4.10%) Problem-Solving
18 78 (3.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 395 (19.99%) C#
2 377 (19.08%) SQL
3 349 (17.66%) PowerShell
4 197 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 148 (7.49%) Python
6 147 (7.44%) Java
7 51 (2.58%) TypeScript
8 44 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 26 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.06%) Go
10 21 (1.06%) R
11 19 (0.96%) PHP
12 16 (0.81%) Ruby
13 15 (0.76%) Java 8
13 15 (0.76%) Scala
13 15 (0.76%) VB.NET
14 14 (0.71%) F#
15 13 (0.66%) C
16 12 (0.61%) Perl
17 10 (0.51%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 209 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 174 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 74 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (2.68%) Degree
5 50 (2.53%) MCSE
6 43 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.67%) CISSP
9 27 (1.37%) CCNA
9 27 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
10 26 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (0.91%) CCNP
12 15 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.71%) CISM
14 12 (0.61%) AWS Certification
14 12 (0.61%) MCITP
15 11 (0.56%) CREST Certified
15 11 (0.56%) MCSA
16 10 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.96%) QA
2 28 (1.42%) GDPR
3 26 (1.32%) SLA
4 23 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.40%) WCAG
7 7 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.35%) ISO 31000
7 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.30%) PMO
9 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 363 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 206 (10.43%) Docker
3 149 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 96 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (2.58%) XenDesktop
7 47 (2.38%) XenApp
8 44 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (1.87%) vSphere
10 34 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.27%) XenServer
12 19 (0.96%) VMware NSX
13 13 (0.66%) NFS
14 11 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
16 9 (0.46%) HDFS
17 7 (0.35%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.35%) Xen
18 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 150 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 147 (7.44%) Ansible
3 128 (6.48%) SCCM
4 101 (5.11%) Puppet
5 89 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 78 (3.95%) Terraform
7 72 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
8 27 (1.37%) SCOM
9 26 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 22 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
11 20 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
12 19 (0.96%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.91%) Nessus
14 13 (0.66%) vRealize
14 13 (0.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 11 (0.56%) Trend Micro Deep Security
16 10 (0.51%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.51%) NetBackup
17 9 (0.46%) Kibana
18 8 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 776 (39.27%) Microsoft
2 230 (11.64%) VMware
3 142 (7.19%) Oracle
4 115 (5.82%) Google
5 103 (5.21%) Citrix
6 61 (3.09%) Cisco
7 49 (2.48%) SAP
8 44 (2.23%) Dell
9 43 (2.18%) Red Hat
10 33 (1.67%) ServiceNow
10 33 (1.67%) Tableau
11 30 (1.52%) IBM
11 30 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 30 (1.52%) Splunk
12 28 (1.42%) Databricks
12 28 (1.42%) Xamarin
13 26 (1.32%) Atlassian
13 26 (1.32%) EMC
14 25 (1.27%) HP
15 19 (0.96%) Okta