Period
to 14 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 14 September 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
England > South West
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 +48 +1
Contract jobs citing Azure 669 567 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.51% 9.82% 3.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.66% 50.13% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 406 131
South West median daily rate £469 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.20% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £265
90th Percentile £669 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 6
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -63.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £31.80 £17.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £42.65 £41.83 £54.38
England median hourly rate £44.50 £24.18 £47.50
% change year-on-year +84.04% -49.09% +18.75%

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,606 1,131 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.22% 19.58% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 760 500
South West median daily rate £470 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% +13.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £206
90th Percentile £656 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 23
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -50.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.45 £49.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.71
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.23% +5.58%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the South West

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in the South West

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Azure in the South West

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South West region over the 6 months to 14 September 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
Bristol +1 226 £438 +2.94% 85
Wiltshire +16 224 £525 - 51
Somerset -1 64 £463 +11.45% 20
Gloucestershire +8 55 £475 +11.76% 24
Devon -10 44 £400 -8.05% 20
Dorset -4 27 £450 +16.13% 34
Cornwall +10 7 £356 +1.79% 7
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 West region with a requirement for Azure.

1 268 (40.06%) Microsoft
2 213 (31.84%) AWS
3 199 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (29.75%) DevOps
4 187 (27.95%) Windows
5 172 (25.71%) Active Directory
6 156 (23.32%) SQL
7 134 (20.03%) C#
8 133 (19.88%) .NET
9 120 (17.94%) Office 365
10 112 (16.74%) Migration
11 105 (15.70%) Security Cleared
12 101 (15.10%) JavaScript
13 100 (14.95%) SQL Server
14 98 (14.65%) Windows Server
15 91 (13.60%) VMware
16 88 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
17 87 (13.00%) Finance
18 86 (12.86%) PowerShell
19 84 (12.56%) Ansible
20 82 (12.26%) Linux
21 81 (12.11%) Python
21 81 (12.11%) Kubernetes
22 77 (11.51%) Azure Active Directory
23 70 (10.46%) RESTful
24 69 (10.31%) Git (software)
25 67 (10.01%) SC Cleared
26 66 (9.87%) Public Sector
27 65 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 65 (9.72%) CRM

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 44 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.94%) JBoss
4 13 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 10 (1.49%) IIS
6 9 (1.35%) Confluence
6 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.75%) WordPress
10 4 (0.60%) Apache
10 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.45%) CMS
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.30%) Drupal
12 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.30%) Jetty
13 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (8.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 213 (31.84%) AWS
2 120 (17.94%) Office 365
3 77 (11.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 51 (7.62%) PaaS
5 48 (7.17%) GCP
5 48 (7.17%) Power Platform
6 43 (6.43%) Dynamics 365
7 42 (6.28%) IaaS
8 39 (5.83%) OpenShift
9 27 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (3.74%) Azure Stack
11 23 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (3.44%) Serverless
12 19 (2.84%) Azure Functions
12 19 (2.84%) SaaS
13 16 (2.39%) PowerApps
14 15 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
15 10 (1.49%) GitHub
16 9 (1.35%) OneDrive
17 7 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.03%) Firewall
2 34 (5.08%) DNS
3 30 (4.48%) SAN
4 27 (4.04%) WAN
5 26 (3.89%) LAN
6 14 (2.09%) DHCP
7 10 (1.49%) Network Security
8 9 (1.35%) VPN
9 8 (1.20%) Skype
9 8 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.20%) WLAN
10 7 (1.05%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.60%) FTP
11 4 (0.60%) Internet
11 4 (0.60%) Intranet
11 4 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.60%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.60%) Wireless
12 3 (0.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (5.23%) Power BI
4 31 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (4.48%) Big Data
6 24 (3.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (3.29%) Data Lake
8 19 (2.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 18 (2.69%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.64%) MySQL
13 10 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
17 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.12%) Jenkins
3 45 (6.73%) Visual Studio
4 44 (6.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 38 (5.68%) JIRA
6 22 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (2.99%) Artifactory
8 17 (2.54%) Selenium
9 14 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.94%) CircleCI
11 8 (1.20%) GitLab
11 8 (1.20%) Moq
11 8 (1.20%) Subversion
12 7 (1.05%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.90%) CF BOSH
13 6 (0.90%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.90%) JUnit
14 5 (0.75%) Gerrit
15 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 87 (13.00%) Finance
2 66 (9.87%) Public Sector
3 36 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.33%) Manufacturing
5 25 (3.74%) Electronics
5 25 (3.74%) Marketing
6 21 (3.14%) Banking
7 10 (1.49%) Law
8 9 (1.35%) Retail
9 8 (1.20%) Billing
10 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.45%) Automotive
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 201 (30.04%) Developer
2 92 (13.75%) Architect
3 57 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (7.03%) .NET Developer
4 47 (7.03%) Consultant
5 43 (6.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (6.13%) Azure Engineer
7 39 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 35 (5.23%) Azure Developer
9 34 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 33 (4.93%) Analyst
11 31 (4.63%) CRM Developer
12 29 (4.33%) Cloud Architect
12 29 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 27 (4.04%) Administrator
14 26 (3.89%) Technical Architect
15 25 (3.74%) Azure Architect
16 21 (3.14%) Project Manager
17 18 (2.69%) Senior Developer
17 18 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (19.88%) .NET
2 70 (10.46%) RESTful
3 62 (9.27%) Web Services
4 57 (8.52%) HTML
5 52 (7.77%) CSS
5 52 (7.77%) Node.js
6 40 (5.98%) AngularJS
7 35 (5.23%) XML
8 34 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 29 (4.33%) JSON
10 28 (4.19%) .NET Core
11 26 (3.89%) jQuery
12 25 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (3.59%) Middleware
14 23 (3.44%) .NET Framework
15 21 (3.14%) REST
16 17 (2.54%) Kafka
16 17 (2.54%) WPF
17 14 (2.09%) Entity Framework
17 14 (2.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.28%) Public Cloud
2 37 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (2.39%) Replication
7 15 (2.24%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.20%) PKI
9 8 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (0.90%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.60%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 187 (27.95%) Windows
2 98 (14.65%) Windows Server
3 82 (12.26%) Linux
4 35 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (4.19%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.04%) CentOS
8 24 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.99%) Unix
10 13 (1.94%) Solaris
10 13 (1.94%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.64%) CoreOS
12 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.05%) Android
15 6 (0.90%) VMS
16 3 (0.45%) Debian
16 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
1 199 (29.75%) DevOps
2 112 (16.74%) Migration
3 88 (13.15%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (9.72%) CRM
4 65 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 59 (8.82%) Scrum
6 47 (7.03%) Programme Management
7 44 (6.58%) Microservices
8 43 (6.43%) Analytics
8 43 (6.43%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (5.23%) ITIL
11 32 (4.78%) Infrastructure as Code
12 30 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (4.33%) TDD
14 28 (4.19%) Unit Testing
15 27 (4.04%) ETL
15 27 (4.04%) Information Security
16 26 (3.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 156 (23.32%) SQL
2 134 (20.03%) C#
3 101 (15.10%) JavaScript
4 86 (12.86%) PowerShell
5 81 (12.11%) Python
6 55 (8.22%) Java
7 21 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 18 (2.69%) C
10 14 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.94%) Go
12 12 (1.79%) Rust
13 10 (1.49%) Ruby
14 9 (1.35%) C++
14 9 (1.35%) Perl
15 6 (0.90%) ES6
16 5 (0.75%) VB
16 5 (0.75%) VBA
17 4 (0.60%) Scala
17 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.13%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.99%) Degree
6 11 (1.64%) MCSE
7 9 (1.35%) CISSP
7 9 (1.35%) MCP
8 8 (1.20%) CISA
8 8 (1.20%) CISM
9 7 (1.05%) SANS
10 6 (0.90%) ISEB
10 6 (0.90%) MCSA
11 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.60%) RHCE
13 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.45%) CCNA
13 3 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.79%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.20%) GDPR
4 5 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.60%) PMO
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) HL7
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.30%) NIST
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.15%) NCSC
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 172 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.97%) Docker
3 47 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (4.78%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.24%) vSphere
6 14 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (2.09%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.49%) XenApp
8 6 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.30%) NDS
11 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (12.56%) Ansible
2 81 (12.11%) Kubernetes
3 64 (9.57%) Terraform
4 40 (5.98%) SCCM
5 32 (4.78%) Puppet
6 24 (3.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 23 (3.44%) SCOM
8 17 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (2.09%) vRealize
10 11 (1.64%) Kibana
11 10 (1.49%) SCVMM
11 10 (1.49%) WSUS
12 8 (1.20%) Grafana
12 8 (1.20%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.90%) AirWatch
15 4 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
15 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.60%) Packer
15 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 268 (40.06%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.60%) VMware
3 33 (4.93%) SAP
4 31 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 30 (4.48%) Cisco
6 25 (3.74%) Google
6 25 (3.74%) Oracle
7 23 (3.44%) Citrix
8 20 (2.99%) Veracode
9 16 (2.39%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.94%) Databricks
11 12 (1.79%) Micro Focus
12 9 (1.35%) Splunk
13 8 (1.20%) McAfee
14 6 (0.90%) HP
14 6 (0.90%) IBM
14 6 (0.90%) Ivanti
14 6 (0.90%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.90%) Sony
14 6 (0.90%) Tableau