Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 50 60
Rank change year-on-year +30 +10 +124
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1,312 661 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.64% 4.08% 3.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.74% 30.16% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 401 391
South East median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £613 £575 £625
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -58.75% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 3,387 2,192 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.72% 13.54% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,384 1,175
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £479 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.51% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 27
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £15.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.30% -23.51% -12.84%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £37.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +34 581 £450 +0.06% 162
Berkshire +26 343 £450 - 83
Hampshire +54 331 £463 +8.82% 58
Surrey -4 213 £450 -10.00% 64
Oxfordshire +41 140 £431 -4.17% 41
Buckinghamshire +4 98 £525 +2.44% 38
West Sussex +34 89 £415 -7.78% 13
Kent +31 43 £425 -15.00% 22
East Sussex +8 23 £310 -17.33% 9
Middlesex -5 10 £476 -4.75% 1
Sussex +5 3 £500 +2.56%
M4 Corridor - 3 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 555 (42.30%) Microsoft
2 393 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
4 338 (25.76%) Windows
5 306 (23.32%) .NET
6 279 (21.27%) C#
7 269 (20.50%) SQL
8 242 (18.45%) Office 365
9 238 (18.14%) Active Directory
10 237 (18.06%) SQL Server
11 233 (17.76%) Migration
12 220 (16.77%) DevOps
13 205 (15.63%) PowerShell
14 187 (14.25%) Linux
15 169 (12.88%) JavaScript
15 169 (12.88%) Scrum
16 156 (11.89%) Windows Server
17 148 (11.28%) Oracle
18 146 (11.13%) VMware
19 145 (11.05%) Analytics
20 132 (10.06%) TDD
21 131 (9.98%) Java
22 128 (9.76%) AngularJS
23 127 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
24 120 (9.15%) Python
25 119 (9.07%) PaaS
25 119 (9.07%) Security Cleared
25 119 (9.07%) Test Automation
26 118 (8.99%) ASP.NET
27 113 (8.61%) Finance

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 81 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.05%) Skype for Business
3 39 (2.97%) CMS
4 33 (2.52%) Apache
5 30 (2.29%) Apache Spark
6 29 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (1.91%) MS Exchange
8 23 (1.75%) Confluence
8 23 (1.75%) IIS
9 17 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (0.99%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.84%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.61%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.53%) Jupyter
17 6 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 41 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) Simulink
5 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.23%) SPSS
6 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.076%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.076%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.076%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 377 (28.73%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (18.45%) Office 365
3 119 (9.07%) PaaS
4 101 (7.70%) IaaS
5 97 (7.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 94 (7.16%) SaaS
7 62 (4.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 61 (4.65%) Serverless
9 48 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (1.98%) GitHub
10 26 (1.98%) OneDrive
10 26 (1.98%) Yammer
11 23 (1.75%) Azure Machine Learning
12 19 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (1.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 13 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.91%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 82 (6.25%) Firewall
2 75 (5.72%) DNS
3 49 (3.73%) Skype
4 46 (3.51%) DHCP
5 42 (3.20%) VPN
6 38 (2.90%) SAN
7 37 (2.82%) Network Security
8 35 (2.67%) WAN
9 31 (2.36%) LAN
10 25 (1.91%) PuTTY
10 25 (1.91%) WinSCP
11 22 (1.68%) TCP/IP
12 21 (1.60%) NetScaler
12 21 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
13 19 (1.45%) HTTP
14 16 (1.22%) VLAN
15 14 (1.07%) MPLS
16 12 (0.91%) NAS
16 12 (0.91%) SMTP
17 10 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.39%) Big Data
3 89 (6.78%) Power BI
4 74 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (4.95%) Data Lake
6 64 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 59 (4.50%) NoSQL
8 56 (4.27%) Hadoop
9 52 (3.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 49 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 45 (3.43%) MongoDB
12 44 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
14 40 (3.05%) Oracle Database
15 35 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 33 (2.52%) RDBMS
17 32 (2.44%) Cosmos DB
18 29 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
18 29 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 28 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 86 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 66 (5.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 64 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 61 (4.65%) Selenium
6 58 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 46 (3.51%) JIRA
8 35 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 31 (2.36%) SoapUI
9 31 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 27 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
11 25 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.83%) Ant
12 24 (1.83%) HP UFT
13 23 (1.75%) TestNG
14 22 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (1.37%) LoadRunner
16 17 (1.30%) Artifactory
17 16 (1.22%) Subversion
18 15 (1.14%) ReSharper
General
1 113 (8.61%) Finance
2 29 (2.21%) Retail
3 17 (1.30%) Banking
4 14 (1.07%) Telecoms
5 13 (0.99%) Marketing
6 11 (0.84%) Automotive
6 11 (0.84%) Publishing
7 10 (0.76%) Advertising
8 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.53%) Games
10 6 (0.46%) Legal
10 6 (0.46%) Local Government
10 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.15%) French Language
11 2 (0.15%) German Language
11 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.076%) Billing
12 1 (0.076%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 346 (26.37%) Developer
2 243 (18.52%) Architect
3 129 (9.83%) .NET Developer
4 98 (7.47%) Consultant
5 90 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
6 89 (6.78%) Azure Engineer
6 89 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 82 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 75 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (5.64%) Project Manager
10 73 (5.56%) Azure Architect
11 62 (4.73%) Azure Developer
11 62 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
12 61 (4.65%) Analyst
13 47 (3.58%) Cloud Engineer
14 46 (3.51%) Azure Consultant
14 46 (3.51%) Senior Developer
15 41 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (3.05%) Support Engineer
17 35 (2.67%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (23.32%) .NET
2 128 (9.76%) AngularJS
3 118 (8.99%) ASP.NET
4 111 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 102 (7.77%) HTML
5 102 (7.77%) Web Services
6 90 (6.86%) .NET Framework
7 87 (6.63%) REST
8 84 (6.40%) CSS
9 74 (5.64%) JSON
10 54 (4.12%) XML
11 53 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 51 (3.89%) .NET Core
12 51 (3.89%) Entity Framework
13 48 (3.66%) React
14 45 (3.43%) HTML5
15 43 (3.28%) jQuery
16 40 (3.05%) Middleware
17 36 (2.74%) Node.js
18 33 (2.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.72%) Data Centre
2 70 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
5 46 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 39 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (2.52%) Mobile App
8 32 (2.44%) User Experience
9 30 (2.29%) PKI
10 28 (2.13%) Clustering
11 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.14%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.99%) Replication
14 9 (0.69%) Life Science
14 9 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (0.61%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.61%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.61%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 338 (25.76%) Windows
2 187 (14.25%) Linux
3 156 (11.89%) Windows Server
4 82 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 71 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (4.57%) Unix
7 58 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.91%) Apple iOS
10 21 (1.60%) Mac OS
11 17 (1.30%) AIX
11 17 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.99%) Android
12 13 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 12 (0.91%) CentOS
14 8 (0.61%) Solaris
15 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.38%) SUSE
17 4 (0.30%) DC/OS
18 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (17.76%) Migration
3 220 (16.77%) DevOps
4 169 (12.88%) Scrum
5 145 (11.05%) Analytics
6 132 (10.06%) TDD
7 127 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
8 119 (9.07%) Test Automation
9 101 (7.70%) MVC
10 88 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 86 (6.55%) Microservices
12 77 (5.87%) ITIL
13 75 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (5.11%) Data Modelling
15 60 (4.57%) Project Management
16 56 (4.27%) BDD
17 53 (4.04%) Data Analytics
18 52 (3.96%) ETL
19 51 (3.89%) Continuous Deployment
20 47 (3.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 279 (21.27%) C#
2 269 (20.50%) SQL
3 205 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 169 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 131 (9.98%) Java
6 120 (9.15%) Python
7 36 (2.74%) TypeScript
8 31 (2.36%) F#
9 25 (1.91%) Ruby
10 24 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.75%) R
12 22 (1.68%) C++
12 22 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.60%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.52%) Scala
15 18 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.22%) Go
17 15 (1.14%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.53%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.53%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.10%) Degree
4 40 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.21%) ISEB
6 27 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 20 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.22%) MCSE
10 11 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.76%) CISSP
12 9 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (0.69%) MCITP
13 8 (0.61%) CCA
13 8 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.53%) CISM
14 7 (0.53%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.46%) CCNP
15 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.97%) GDPR
2 21 (1.60%) QA
3 20 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 8 (0.61%) SLA
7 6 (0.46%) PMO
8 4 (0.30%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.076%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.076%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 238 (18.14%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 89 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (5.18%) Docker
5 60 (4.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 51 (3.89%) vSphere
7 34 (2.59%) XenApp
8 31 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (2.21%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.84%) XenServer
12 8 (0.61%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.38%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.15%) NFS
15 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 106 (8.08%) SCCM
2 71 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 55 (4.19%) Puppet
4 51 (3.89%) Ansible
5 38 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.59%) Kubernetes
6 34 (2.59%) Terraform
7 30 (2.29%) HP ALM
8 26 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (1.83%) SCOM
10 21 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 14 (1.07%) Data Guard
11 14 (1.07%) vRealize
12 12 (0.91%) Nagios
13 9 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.69%) Kibana
14 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 555 (42.30%) Microsoft
2 148 (11.28%) Oracle
3 146 (11.13%) VMware
4 76 (5.79%) Google
5 74 (5.64%) Citrix
6 64 (4.88%) HP
7 62 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 61 (4.65%) Cisco
9 48 (3.66%) SAP
10 31 (2.36%) Sitecore
11 29 (2.21%) webMethods
12 27 (2.06%) Software AG
13 25 (1.91%) IBM
14 23 (1.75%) Tableau
15 21 (1.60%) EMC
16 20 (1.52%) Dell
17 18 (1.37%) Splunk
18 17 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
18 17 (1.30%) SolarWinds
19 16 (1.22%) Palo Alto