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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 96 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 +25  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.75% 1.38% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.63% 21.62% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 20
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 277 185 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.74% 6.37% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 97
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.75 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £101.75 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 20 £388 +3.33% 20
Wiltshire +11 11 £350 -9.67%
Somerset +15 10 £350 -7.89% 9
Gloucestershire +10 10 £250 -24.24% 7
Devon +2 7 £370 +94.73% 5
Cornwall - 3 £300 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 64 (44.76%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (39.16%) .NET
3 54 (37.76%) SQL Server
4 53 (37.06%) Windows
5 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (31.47%) Microsoft
7 44 (30.77%) C#
8 43 (30.07%) Linux
9 37 (25.87%) ASP.NET
10 36 (25.17%) MVC
11 35 (24.48%) SQL
12 32 (22.38%) JavaScript
12 32 (22.38%) DevOps
13 25 (17.48%) HTML
14 24 (16.78%) Oracle
14 24 (16.78%) Windows Server
14 24 (16.78%) AngularJS
15 23 (16.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (16.08%) CSS
15 23 (16.08%) Active Directory
15 23 (16.08%) VMware
16 22 (15.38%) Red Hat
16 22 (15.38%) Office 365
16 22 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (14.69%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
19 19 (13.29%) Scrum
19 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (12.59%) SC Cleared

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 13 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.90%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.90%) Confluence
4 5 (3.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.10%) Apache
5 3 (2.10%) IIS
5 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.40%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.40%) SAS
6 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.70%) JBoss
7 1 (0.70%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (44.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (15.38%) Office 365
3 8 (5.59%) IaaS
4 6 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (3.50%) PaaS
6 4 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.10%) GitHub
7 3 (2.10%) SaaS
8 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.79%) Firewall
2 12 (8.39%) LAN
2 12 (8.39%) WAN
3 10 (6.99%) DNS
4 7 (4.90%) VPN
5 6 (4.20%) Internet
5 6 (4.20%) PuTTY
5 6 (4.20%) WinSCP
6 3 (2.10%) DHCP
6 3 (2.10%) Wireless
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.40%) WebEx
8 1 (0.70%) AMQP
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.70%) FWSM
8 1 (0.70%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (37.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (14.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 12 (8.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (8.39%) Big Data
6 11 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (6.99%) MongoDB
7 10 (6.99%) MySQL
8 9 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
10 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
11 6 (4.20%) Apache Hive
11 6 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (11.89%) TeamCity
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio
6 11 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (4.90%) JIRA
9 6 (4.20%) Ant
9 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.20%) HP UFT
9 6 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (4.20%) Selenium
9 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.20%) SpecFlow
9 6 (4.20%) TestNG
9 6 (4.20%) Toad
10 5 (3.50%) LoadRunner
10 5 (3.50%) Subversion
11 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (11.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Marketing
3 1 (0.70%) Advertising
3 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.70%) Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Electronics
3 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (42.66%) Developer
2 34 (23.78%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.29%) Consultant
4 17 (11.89%) Senior Developer
5 15 (10.49%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (8.39%) Azure Developer
7 12 (8.39%) Senior .NET Developer
8 11 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (6.99%) AWS Developer
9 10 (6.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.99%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.99%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 10 (6.99%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (6.99%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.59%) Java Engineer
11 8 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (5.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (39.16%) .NET
2 37 (25.87%) ASP.NET
3 25 (17.48%) HTML
4 24 (16.78%) AngularJS
5 23 (16.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 23 (16.08%) CSS
6 21 (14.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (11.89%) Web Services
8 13 (9.09%) WCF
9 9 (6.29%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.29%) jQuery
10 7 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (4.90%) Entity Framework
10 7 (4.90%) WebCenter
11 6 (4.20%) Middleware
11 6 (4.20%) RESTful
12 5 (3.50%) Ajax
12 5 (3.50%) HTML5
12 5 (3.50%) OAuth2
12 5 (3.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.20%) User Experience
4 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.50%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.10%) Blog
5 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) CMDB
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
7 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.06%) Windows
2 43 (30.07%) Linux
3 24 (16.78%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.90%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.80%) CentOS
10 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.10%) Debian
12 2 (1.40%) Android
12 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.70%) Unix
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.17%) MVC
3 32 (22.38%) DevOps
4 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (13.29%) Scrum
5 17 (11.89%) High Availability
5 17 (11.89%) TDD
6 13 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 12 (8.39%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.99%) CRM
8 10 (6.99%) ITIL
8 10 (6.99%) Microservices
8 10 (6.99%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (6.99%) Web Design
9 9 (6.29%) BDD
9 9 (6.29%) Migration
9 9 (6.29%) Project Management
9 9 (6.29%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.59%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.77%) C#
2 35 (24.48%) SQL
3 32 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.89%) Java
5 13 (9.09%) Python
6 12 (8.39%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.90%) Ruby
8 6 (4.20%) F#
9 5 (3.50%) Perl
9 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.80%) Scala
11 3 (2.10%) R
12 2 (1.40%) PHP
12 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.40%) VB
12 2 (1.40%) VBScript
13 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) ISEB
3 5 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (3.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) CCNP
5 2 (1.40%) CISMP
5 2 (1.40%) CISSP
5 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) GSEC
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 5 (3.50%) ISO 14001
2 5 (3.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.10%) SLA
4 2 (1.40%) COBIT
4 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.40%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.40%) PMO
5 1 (0.70%) PMBOK
System Software
1 23 (16.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.79%) Docker
3 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.59%) vSphere
5 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.10%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) Ansible
2 8 (5.59%) vRealize
3 7 (4.90%) Icinga
3 7 (4.90%) Kibana
3 7 (4.90%) logstash
4 6 (4.20%) SCCM
5 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.10%) Oozie
6 3 (2.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.70%) Ambari
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.70%) Salt
7 1 (0.70%) SCOM
7 1 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 45 (31.47%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.78%) Oracle
3 23 (16.08%) VMware
4 22 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 14 (9.79%) Cisco
6 10 (6.99%) Xamarin
7 7 (4.90%) Atlassian
7 7 (4.90%) HP
8 4 (2.80%) F5
9 3 (2.10%) Splunk
9 3 (2.10%) Sybase
10 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix
11 1 (0.70%) Dell
11 1 (0.70%) Google
11 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.70%) Juniper
11 1 (0.70%) Remedy
11 1 (0.70%) SAP
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Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £44 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago