Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 16 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 +43
Contract jobs citing Azure 674 591 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.38% 9.29% 4.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.05% 41.44% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 433 187
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £281
90th Percentile £700 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year - +3.31% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -23.91% -44.58%
England median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +40.00% +61.29%

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 1,374 1,426 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.24% 22.41% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 969 590
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £259 £295 £225
90th Percentile £655 £614 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 14 27
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.40 £17.33 £10.66
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.10 £35.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +2 230 £450 - 86
Wiltshire +16 228 £525 +5.00% 32
Somerset +9 88 £475 -1.30% 37
Devon +4 60 £450 +12.50% 63
Gloucestershire +11 37 £438 +11.11% 36
Dorset -4 12 £463 +9.79% 48
Cornwall +5 4 £500 +150.00% 9
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 242 (35.91%) DevOps
2 232 (34.42%) Microsoft
3 213 (31.60%) AWS
4 163 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (20.33%) .NET
6 133 (19.73%) Security Cleared
7 121 (17.95%) SQL
8 113 (16.77%) C#
8 113 (16.77%) Migration
9 108 (16.02%) Windows
10 106 (15.73%) Active Directory
11 105 (15.58%) SC Cleared
11 105 (15.58%) Office 365
12 93 (13.80%) SQL Server
13 92 (13.65%) Kubernetes
14 81 (12.02%) Public Sector
14 81 (12.02%) Java
15 79 (11.72%) JavaScript
15 79 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
16 77 (11.42%) PowerShell
17 75 (11.13%) Docker
18 69 (10.24%) Power Platform
19 68 (10.09%) Finance
20 67 (9.94%) VMware
21 66 (9.79%) CRM
22 65 (9.64%) Terraform
23 61 (9.05%) AngularJS
24 60 (8.90%) Power BI
25 59 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
26 57 (8.46%) Infrastructure as Code

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 56 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.71%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.67%) Confluence
3 18 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.93%) IIS
5 12 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.74%) CMS
8 5 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.59%) WordPress
10 3 (0.45%) Apache
10 3 (0.45%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.45%) Jetty
10 3 (0.45%) nginx
10 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (5.04%) MS Visio
2 30 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 56 (8.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 213 (31.60%) AWS
2 105 (15.58%) Office 365
3 69 (10.24%) Power Platform
4 59 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 54 (8.01%) Serverless
6 48 (7.12%) Dynamics 365
7 46 (6.82%) GCP
8 44 (6.53%) PaaS
9 39 (5.79%) IaaS
9 39 (5.79%) OpenShift
10 35 (5.19%) SaaS
11 28 (4.15%) Azure Functions
12 26 (3.86%) Azure Data Factory
12 26 (3.86%) Microsoft Flow
13 20 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (2.97%) PowerApps
14 17 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (1.63%) GitHub
16 9 (1.34%) npm
17 8 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.45%) Firewall
2 17 (2.52%) Skype
3 16 (2.37%) Kerberos
4 13 (1.93%) DNS
5 11 (1.63%) SAN
6 10 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.48%) VPN
7 7 (1.04%) SSL
8 6 (0.89%) Network Security
8 6 (0.89%) Wireless
9 5 (0.74%) DHCP
9 5 (0.74%) Internet
9 5 (0.74%) LAN
9 5 (0.74%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.74%) WAN
10 4 (0.59%) FTP
10 4 (0.59%) X.500
11 3 (0.45%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.90%) Power BI
3 44 (6.53%) Data Lake
4 42 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (5.79%) Big Data
7 37 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.78%) Event Store
11 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.34%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (1.04%) MySQL
14 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.59%) DB2
16 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
16 3 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 51 (7.57%) Jenkins
2 49 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 47 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (6.68%) Git (software)
5 40 (5.93%) JIRA
6 37 (5.49%) Selenium
7 21 (3.12%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.97%) Mockito
9 17 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (2.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (2.08%) GitLab
11 14 (2.08%) Maven
12 13 (1.93%) JUnit
13 11 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.63%) Subversion
13 11 (1.63%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.34%) Appium
14 9 (1.34%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.19%) gulp
15 8 (1.19%) Moq
General
1 81 (12.02%) Public Sector
2 68 (10.09%) Finance
3 26 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.41%) Marketing
5 22 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.97%) Electronics
7 13 (1.93%) Retail
8 12 (1.78%) Banking
9 8 (1.19%) Law
10 5 (0.74%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 192 (28.49%) Developer
2 110 (16.32%) Architect
3 69 (10.24%) Azure Engineer
4 60 (8.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (8.16%) .NET Developer
6 50 (7.42%) Consultant
7 38 (5.64%) Java Developer
8 35 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (4.60%) Analyst
10 29 (4.30%) Azure Developer
11 25 (3.71%) Azure Consultant
12 22 (3.26%) Azure Architect
12 22 (3.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.26%) C# Developer
12 22 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (2.82%) Software Developer
14 18 (2.67%) Data Consultant
14 18 (2.67%) Data Engineer
15 17 (2.52%) CRM Architect
15 17 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (20.33%) .NET
2 61 (9.05%) AngularJS
3 54 (8.01%) CSS
4 53 (7.86%) HTML
5 51 (7.57%) Web Services
6 36 (5.34%) Spring
7 35 (5.19%) ASP.NET
8 34 (5.04%) RESTful
9 29 (4.30%) .NET Core
10 24 (3.56%) XML
11 23 (3.41%) .NET Framework
11 23 (3.41%) Angular 2
12 19 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (2.67%) Node.js
13 18 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
13 18 (2.67%) Spring Boot
14 16 (2.37%) JSON
14 16 (2.37%) React
15 15 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (2.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.42%) Public Cloud
2 27 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.12%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.82%) PKI
6 16 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.08%) Replication
9 12 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.74%) NHS
13 4 (0.59%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.59%) User Experience
14 3 (0.45%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.02%) Windows
2 54 (8.01%) Windows Server
3 49 (7.27%) Linux
4 23 (3.41%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.04%) Unix
10 6 (0.89%) Android
11 5 (0.74%) CentOS
11 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.45%) VMS
14 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 1 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (35.91%) DevOps
2 163 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (16.77%) Migration
4 79 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
5 66 (9.79%) CRM
6 57 (8.46%) Infrastructure as Code
7 54 (8.01%) Test Automation
8 52 (7.72%) Open Source
9 46 (6.82%) Programme Management
9 46 (6.82%) Scrum
10 44 (6.53%) MVC
11 42 (6.23%) Analytics
12 40 (5.93%) Microservices
12 40 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 38 (5.64%) ArchiMate
13 38 (5.64%) Mentoring
14 37 (5.49%) BDD
15 34 (5.04%) ITIL
16 32 (4.75%) Continuous Deployment
17 30 (4.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 121 (17.95%) SQL
2 113 (16.77%) C#
3 81 (12.02%) Java
4 79 (11.72%) JavaScript
5 77 (11.42%) PowerShell
6 55 (8.16%) Python
7 33 (4.90%) T-SQL
8 24 (3.56%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.63%) Groovy
10 10 (1.48%) C
11 8 (1.19%) Ruby
11 8 (1.19%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.04%) C++
13 5 (0.74%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.59%) Delphi
14 4 (0.59%) VB
15 3 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.45%) Perl
15 3 (0.45%) PHP
16 2 (0.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 133 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 105 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.86%) DV Cleared
4 23 (3.41%) Degree
5 22 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.63%) MCSE
8 9 (1.34%) CISSP
9 6 (0.89%) SANS
10 5 (0.74%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.74%) MCSA
10 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.59%) CISA
11 4 (0.59%) CISM
11 4 (0.59%) RIBA
12 3 (0.45%) CCNA
12 3 (0.45%) GIAC
12 3 (0.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.63%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) GDPR
3 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.89%) SLA
5 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.45%) HL7
7 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) NIST
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 106 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 75 (11.13%) Docker
3 44 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.12%) vSphere
5 14 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.19%) XenApp
8 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.89%) NDS
9 6 (0.89%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.30%) Firmware
10 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 92 (13.65%) Kubernetes
2 65 (9.64%) Terraform
3 41 (6.08%) Ansible
4 21 (3.12%) SCCM
5 19 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (2.08%) Puppet
7 9 (1.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 8 (1.19%) Kibana
8 8 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.89%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.89%) WSUS
10 5 (0.74%) Grafana
10 5 (0.74%) Nagios
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.59%) EnCase
11 4 (0.59%) MIIS
12 3 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 232 (34.42%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.94%) VMware
3 40 (5.93%) Google
4 39 (5.79%) SAP
5 30 (4.45%) Oracle
6 27 (4.01%) Sparx
7 20 (2.97%) Citrix
8 18 (2.67%) Cisco
9 14 (2.08%) Palo Alto
10 12 (1.78%) ForgeRock
10 12 (1.78%) NetIQ
11 11 (1.63%) Databricks
12 9 (1.34%) Splunk
13 8 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.04%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.04%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.89%) Meraki
16 5 (0.74%) F5
16 5 (0.74%) Ivanti
17 4 (0.59%) BMC