Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 16 49
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure 713 581 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.12% 9.10% 3.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.04% 43.65% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 417 156
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £265
90th Percentile £675 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.71% -25.53% -41.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.50 £18.75
90th Percentile £42.00 £29.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £52.00 £28.72 £37.00
% change year-on-year +81.09% -22.39% +131.25%

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 1,619 1,331 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.24% 20.84% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,064 916 531
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £258 £253 £206
90th Percentile £661 £575 £532
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 28
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +18.52% -43.75%
10th Percentile £14.40 £13.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £171.75 £39.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +22.86% -13.58% +6.58%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Wiltshire +22 284 £525 +5.00% 38
Bristol -2 229 £450 +5.88% 86
Somerset +12 101 £463 +7.87% 26
Devon -9 38 £425 -10.53% 38
Gloucestershire 0 32 £431 +7.81% 24
Dorset -6 9 £375 -10.18% 43
Cornwall +1 1 £363 +7.41% 6
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 251 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 239 (33.52%) DevOps
3 197 (27.63%) AWS
4 190 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (21.32%) SQL
6 144 (20.20%) Windows
7 142 (19.92%) .NET
8 137 (19.21%) C#
9 131 (18.37%) Active Directory
10 118 (16.55%) SQL Server
10 118 (16.55%) Security Cleared
11 115 (16.13%) Office 365
12 107 (15.01%) Migration
13 94 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
14 93 (13.04%) Kubernetes
15 91 (12.76%) SC Cleared
16 90 (12.62%) VMware
17 81 (11.36%) JavaScript
18 77 (10.80%) Docker
18 77 (10.80%) Public Sector
19 75 (10.52%) Finance
20 74 (10.38%) CRM
21 71 (9.96%) Power Platform
21 71 (9.96%) Terraform
22 68 (9.54%) Azure Active Directory
23 67 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
24 65 (9.12%) Windows Server
25 64 (8.98%) Visual Studio
26 61 (8.56%) Power BI
26 61 (8.56%) Jenkins

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 50 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.24%) Confluence
4 15 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.84%) IIS
9 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.56%) CMS
10 4 (0.56%) WordPress
11 3 (0.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.42%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.42%) JBoss
11 3 (0.42%) nginx
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 67 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 197 (27.63%) AWS
2 115 (16.13%) Office 365
3 71 (9.96%) Power Platform
4 68 (9.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (8.27%) Dynamics 365
6 53 (7.43%) PaaS
7 47 (6.59%) IaaS
7 47 (6.59%) OpenShift
8 38 (5.33%) Serverless
9 36 (5.05%) SaaS
10 34 (4.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 32 (4.49%) GCP
12 27 (3.79%) Azure Functions
13 22 (3.09%) Microsoft Flow
14 20 (2.81%) PowerApps
15 17 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (1.40%) OneDrive
17 9 (1.26%) Azure Stack
18 8 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
18 8 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.89%) Firewall
2 23 (3.23%) DNS
3 17 (2.38%) Skype
4 13 (1.82%) DHCP
4 13 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.82%) VPN
5 12 (1.68%) SAN
6 10 (1.40%) Kerberos
6 10 (1.40%) LAN
7 9 (1.26%) NetScaler
7 9 (1.26%) SSL
7 9 (1.26%) WAN
8 7 (0.98%) Wireless
9 5 (0.70%) Internet
10 4 (0.56%) FTP
10 4 (0.56%) Network Security
11 3 (0.42%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.42%) DMZ
11 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.42%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.56%) Power BI
3 58 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (6.03%) Big Data
6 41 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 40 (5.61%) Data Lake
8 23 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.68%) Event Store
12 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.40%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.12%) MySQL
15 7 (0.98%) DB2
15 7 (0.98%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 64 (8.98%) Visual Studio
2 61 (8.56%) Jenkins
3 50 (7.01%) Git (software)
4 44 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (4.63%) JIRA
6 32 (4.49%) Selenium
7 23 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (1.96%) JUnit
8 14 (1.96%) Maven
9 13 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.82%) Subversion
10 12 (1.68%) Moq
11 11 (1.54%) Mockito
11 11 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.26%) Appium
13 8 (1.12%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.98%) GitLab
15 6 (0.84%) Bitbucket
16 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
16 5 (0.70%) Gradle
General
1 77 (10.80%) Public Sector
2 75 (10.52%) Finance
3 31 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.37%) Marketing
5 21 (2.95%) Electronics
6 17 (2.38%) Banking
7 14 (1.96%) Retail
8 9 (1.26%) Billing
9 8 (1.12%) Law
10 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.42%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 220 (30.86%) Developer
2 118 (16.55%) Architect
3 67 (9.40%) .NET Developer
4 60 (8.42%) Azure Engineer
5 56 (7.85%) Consultant
6 55 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 44 (6.17%) Azure Developer
8 41 (5.75%) C# Developer
9 35 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (4.77%) Azure Architect
10 34 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.79%) Analyst
11 27 (3.79%) Azure Consultant
12 22 (3.09%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.95%) SQL Developer
14 20 (2.81%) Azure DevOps
15 19 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 19 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (2.66%) Cloud Architect
15 19 (2.66%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (19.92%) .NET
2 54 (7.57%) RESTful
3 52 (7.29%) Web Services
4 44 (6.17%) CSS
5 41 (5.75%) HTML
6 40 (5.61%) ASP.NET
7 38 (5.33%) AngularJS
8 36 (5.05%) XML
9 29 (4.07%) Node.js
10 23 (3.23%) Spring
11 22 (3.09%) .NET Core
11 22 (3.09%) JSON
12 21 (2.95%) .NET Framework
13 19 (2.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
14 16 (2.24%) WPF
15 14 (1.96%) JSF
16 13 (1.82%) HTML5
17 12 (1.68%) REST
18 11 (1.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.59%) Public Cloud
2 38 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.66%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (1.96%) PKI
6 14 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.26%) Replication
8 8 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.98%) NHS
10 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.70%) User Experience
11 4 (0.56%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.28%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 144 (20.20%) Windows
2 65 (9.12%) Windows Server
3 59 (8.27%) Linux
4 34 (4.77%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.12%) Unix
11 7 (0.98%) CentOS
12 5 (0.70%) Android
12 5 (0.70%) VMS
13 3 (0.42%) Debian
13 3 (0.42%) Solaris
13 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.42%) zOS
14 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (33.52%) DevOps
2 190 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (15.01%) Migration
4 94 (13.18%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (10.38%) CRM
6 60 (8.42%) Infrastructure as Code
7 58 (8.13%) Scrum
8 48 (6.73%) Programme Management
9 47 (6.59%) Analytics
9 47 (6.59%) Test Automation
10 43 (6.03%) Microservices
11 40 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (5.33%) Open Source
14 36 (5.05%) Data Analytics
15 34 (4.77%) Software Engineering
16 33 (4.63%) MVC
17 32 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (4.49%) Unit Testing
18 31 (4.35%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 152 (21.32%) SQL
2 137 (19.21%) C#
3 81 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 60 (8.42%) PowerShell
5 59 (8.27%) Java
6 44 (6.17%) Python
7 30 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.68%) C
10 11 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.26%) C++
12 8 (1.12%) Ruby
13 4 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.56%) Delphi
13 4 (0.56%) ES6
13 4 (0.56%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.56%) VB
14 3 (0.42%) Groovy
15 2 (0.28%) Go
15 2 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 118 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 91 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.93%) DV Cleared
4 23 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.66%) Degree
6 13 (1.82%) MCSE
7 12 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.40%) CISSP
9 8 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.12%) MCP
10 6 (0.84%) CCNA
10 6 (0.84%) SANS
11 5 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.56%) CISA
12 4 (0.56%) CISM
12 4 (0.56%) ISEB
12 4 (0.56%) MCSA
12 4 (0.56%) RHCE
12 4 (0.56%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.68%) QA
2 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.56%) GDPR
5 3 (0.42%) NIST
5 3 (0.42%) SLA
6 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.80%) Docker
3 58 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.09%) vSphere
6 17 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.82%) XenApp
8 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.28%) NDS
10 2 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 93 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 71 (9.96%) Terraform
3 55 (7.71%) Ansible
4 35 (4.91%) SCCM
5 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.10%) Puppet
7 14 (1.96%) SCOM
8 13 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.68%) Kibana
10 9 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.26%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.98%) Grafana
11 7 (0.98%) WSUS
12 5 (0.70%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.70%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.56%) Nagios
13 4 (0.56%) vRealize
14 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 251 (35.20%) Microsoft
2 90 (12.62%) VMware
3 39 (5.47%) SAP
4 35 (4.91%) Oracle
5 31 (4.35%) Citrix
6 27 (3.79%) Google
7 21 (2.95%) Cisco
8 18 (2.52%) Databricks
8 18 (2.52%) Sparx
9 15 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.40%) Palo Alto
10 10 (1.40%) Splunk
11 8 (1.12%) ForgeRock
11 8 (1.12%) NetIQ
11 8 (1.12%) Veracode
12 7 (0.98%) Ivanti
12 7 (0.98%) Meraki
12 7 (0.98%) Sony
12 7 (0.98%) Tableau
13 6 (0.84%) HP