Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 October 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 West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 56 65
Rank change year-on-year +43 +9 +91
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 579 189 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.58% 3.46% 3.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.52% 26.88% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 136 147
South West median daily rate £440 £405 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.72% -7.43% +29.63%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £329
90th Percentile £575 £525 £925
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.16% +18.75% +77.78%
England median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -55.29% +13.33% -3.85%

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,146 703 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.95% 12.87% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 480 355
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £190 £243
90th Percentile £575 £530 £588
England median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 17
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -46.92% +109.68%
10th Percentile £12.29 £10.50 £10.68
90th Percentile £91.25 £50.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.80 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.00% +5.26% -20.00%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the South West

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the South West region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Bristol +38 260 £425 +0.59% 79
Wiltshire +24 95 £525 +16.67% 22
Devon +35 63 £450 +14.65% 17
Somerset +17 53 £413 +3.13% 20
Dorset - 29 £448 - 22
Gloucestershire +9 28 £431 +23.21% 9
Cornwall 0 11 £350 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 235 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (35.75%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (27.98%) Microsoft
4 158 (27.29%) .NET
5 132 (22.80%) C#
6 127 (21.93%) Migration
7 123 (21.24%) Windows
8 120 (20.73%) SQL Server
9 115 (19.86%) Java
10 106 (18.31%) DevOps
11 91 (15.72%) Ansible
12 89 (15.37%) Oracle
12 89 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
13 88 (15.20%) SQL
14 86 (14.85%) Linux
15 83 (14.34%) Security Cleared
16 82 (14.16%) Active Directory
17 77 (13.30%) Puppet
18 76 (13.13%) Windows Server
18 76 (13.13%) TDD
19 74 (12.78%) Office 365
20 71 (12.26%) Scrum
21 70 (12.09%) JavaScript
22 66 (11.40%) PowerShell
22 66 (11.40%) Opscode Chef
23 65 (11.23%) Docker
24 63 (10.88%) Tomcat
25 62 (10.71%) Test Automation
26 61 (10.54%) ASP.NET
27 60 (10.36%) Python

Microsoft 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 63 (10.88%) Tomcat
2 48 (8.29%) WebLogic
2 48 (8.29%) WebSphere
3 44 (7.60%) OpenStack
4 28 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.42%) JBoss
6 10 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.55%) Apache
7 9 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.38%) Confluence
8 8 (1.38%) IIS
9 6 (1.04%) CMS
9 6 (1.04%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.86%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.69%) Jetty
12 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 207 (35.75%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.78%) Office 365
3 38 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (5.70%) PaaS
5 29 (5.01%) IaaS
6 25 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (2.76%) SaaS
8 15 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.38%) NuGet
12 7 (1.21%) npm
13 5 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.86%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.86%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.69%) G Suite
14 4 (0.69%) GitHub
15 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.35%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.45%) DNS
1 20 (3.45%) Firewall
2 12 (2.07%) NetScaler
3 11 (1.90%) LAN
3 11 (1.90%) SAN
3 11 (1.90%) VPN
3 11 (1.90%) WAN
4 10 (1.73%) HTTP
4 10 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.38%) Kerberos
6 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.04%) DHCP
7 6 (1.04%) Skype
8 5 (0.86%) NAS
8 5 (0.86%) Network Security
9 4 (0.69%) Wireless
10 2 (0.35%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.35%) SMS
10 2 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.98%) MySQL
2 52 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
3 47 (8.12%) NoSQL
4 33 (5.70%) Power BI
5 31 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (3.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.21%) EDRMS
11 7 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.69%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 53 (9.15%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.60%) NUnit
3 42 (7.25%) MSTest
4 36 (6.22%) Jenkins
5 29 (5.01%) Selenium
5 29 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (3.28%) Ant
8 17 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 16 (2.76%) GitLab
9 16 (2.76%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.59%) JIRA
11 14 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (2.07%) Vagrant
13 11 (1.90%) Maven
14 10 (1.73%) Travis CI
15 9 (1.55%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.38%) Cucumber
16 8 (1.38%) XMLUnit
General
1 43 (7.43%) Finance
2 10 (1.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.21%) Electronics
3 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.21%) Marketing
4 5 (0.86%) Back Office
4 5 (0.86%) Banking
4 5 (0.86%) Retail
5 3 (0.52%) Law
6 2 (0.35%) Legal
6 2 (0.35%) Local Government
6 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.17%) Automotive
7 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (38.34%) Developer
2 77 (13.30%) Architect
3 61 (10.54%) .NET Developer
4 57 (9.84%) Java Developer
5 47 (8.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (5.87%) Senior Developer
7 28 (4.84%) Analyst
7 28 (4.84%) Consultant
8 27 (4.66%) C# Developer
9 24 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
10 23 (3.97%) Administrator
10 23 (3.97%) Azure Developer
11 21 (3.63%) Senior .NET Developer
11 21 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.45%) Azure Architect
12 20 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.45%) Project Manager
13 16 (2.76%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (2.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (27.29%) .NET
2 61 (10.54%) ASP.NET
3 59 (10.19%) HTML
4 48 (8.29%) CSS
5 39 (6.74%) REST
6 34 (5.87%) .NET Framework
7 33 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (5.53%) AngularJS
8 32 (5.53%) Node.js
9 30 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (5.18%) React
10 25 (4.32%) XML
11 24 (4.15%) JSON
12 21 (3.63%) ASP.NET Core
12 21 (3.63%) jQuery
12 21 (3.63%) Web Services
13 17 (2.94%) RESTful
14 16 (2.76%) Entity Framework
15 15 (2.59%) .NET Core
15 15 (2.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (2.42%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.73%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.73%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 8 (1.38%) NHS
8 8 (1.38%) Replication
9 7 (1.21%) User Experience
10 4 (0.69%) Clustering
10 4 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.69%) Fintech
11 3 (0.52%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.35%) IVR
12 2 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (21.24%) Windows
2 86 (14.85%) Linux
3 76 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 32 (5.53%) Windows 10
5 27 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.59%) Unix
9 12 (2.07%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.73%) Android
10 10 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.55%) Debian
12 8 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.21%) AIX
13 7 (1.21%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.35%) CentOS
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.35%) MVS
14 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (21.93%) Migration
3 106 (18.31%) DevOps
4 89 (15.37%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (13.13%) TDD
6 71 (12.26%) Scrum
7 62 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 59 (10.19%) MVC
9 53 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (8.98%) Microservices
11 43 (7.43%) OO
12 38 (6.56%) Configuration Management
13 29 (5.01%) BDD
14 28 (4.84%) Unit Testing
15 26 (4.49%) CRM
15 26 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (3.97%) PRINCE2
16 23 (3.97%) Test Scripting
17 22 (3.80%) Integration Testing
17 22 (3.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 132 (22.80%) C#
2 115 (19.86%) Java
3 88 (15.20%) SQL
4 70 (12.09%) JavaScript
5 66 (11.40%) PowerShell
6 60 (10.36%) Python
7 14 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.07%) Perl
8 12 (2.07%) Ruby
9 11 (1.90%) PHP
10 10 (1.73%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.21%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.69%) Go
14 2 (0.35%) C
14 2 (0.35%) Groovy
14 2 (0.35%) Java 8
14 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.35%) R
14 2 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.07%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.21%) Degree
6 7 (1.21%) MCSE
6 7 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.04%) MCSA
8 5 (0.86%) ISEB
9 3 (0.52%) CCNA
9 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.35%) CISSP
10 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.73%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) SLA
3 7 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.86%) PMO
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 82 (14.16%) Active Directory
2 65 (11.23%) Docker
3 29 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.04%) XenApp
8 5 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.86%) vSphere
9 4 (0.69%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.35%) Xen
10 2 (0.35%) XenServer
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 91 (15.72%) Ansible
2 77 (13.30%) Puppet
3 66 (11.40%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (10.02%) Kubernetes
5 38 (6.56%) SCCM
6 26 (4.49%) Terraform
7 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.73%) Packer
9 8 (1.38%) ZENworks
10 7 (1.21%) SCOM
11 4 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.52%) Kibana
12 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.52%) Nagios
12 3 (0.52%) systemd
12 3 (0.52%) vRealize
12 3 (0.52%) WSUS
13 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 162 (27.98%) Microsoft
2 89 (15.37%) Oracle
3 55 (9.50%) VMware
4 30 (5.18%) Google
5 25 (4.32%) Citrix
6 20 (3.45%) Cisco
7 19 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.25%) Sitecore
9 12 (2.07%) HP
9 12 (2.07%) SAP
10 11 (1.90%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.55%) MKS
12 8 (1.38%) Micro Focus
12 8 (1.38%) Novell
13 7 (1.21%) McAfee
14 6 (1.04%) IBM
15 5 (0.86%) Guidewire
16 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.69%) F5
16 4 (0.69%) SaltStack