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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 60 107
Rank change year-on-year +7 +47  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 97 88 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.57% 2.98% 1.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.12% 33.59% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 63 23
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £800 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 345 262 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.71% 8.88% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 178 107
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £318 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.96 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.32% +75.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.77 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -9 31 £400 - 19
Gloucestershire +18 21 £350 -12.50% 8
Wiltshire +4 18 £475 -20.83% 5
Somerset 0 12 £423 +12.66% 5
Devon -5 7 £355 +9.23% 3
Dorset +9 1 - - 6
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 69 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (39.64%) Microsoft
3 62 (36.69%) SQL Server
3 62 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (33.73%) Windows
5 56 (33.14%) .NET
6 51 (30.18%) SQL
7 50 (29.59%) Linux
8 44 (26.04%) C#
9 37 (21.89%) DevOps
10 36 (21.30%) MVC
10 36 (21.30%) VMware
11 35 (20.71%) ASP.NET
12 33 (19.53%) Oracle
13 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
14 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
15 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
15 30 (17.75%) Office 365
16 29 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (17.16%) Java
16 29 (17.16%) TDD
17 28 (16.57%) Scrum
17 28 (16.57%) Windows Server
18 27 (15.98%) SQL Server 2012
19 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
19 25 (14.79%) Red Hat
20 24 (14.20%) PowerShell
20 24 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
21 23 (13.61%) TeamCity
21 23 (13.61%) Finance

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 17 (10.06%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.51%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.33%) Apache Spark
4 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.14%) Confluence
6 6 (3.55%) Apache Pig
6 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.96%) Apache
7 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.37%) IIS
8 4 (2.37%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.18%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.59%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.59%) JBoss
10 1 (0.59%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (17.75%) Office 365
3 7 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.14%) IaaS
3 7 (4.14%) PaaS
4 6 (3.55%) GitHub
5 5 (2.96%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.96%) SaaS
6 4 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.18%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) Firewall
2 10 (5.92%) DNS
3 8 (4.73%) Internet
3 8 (4.73%) LAN
3 8 (4.73%) PuTTY
3 8 (4.73%) WAN
3 8 (4.73%) WinSCP
4 6 (3.55%) DHCP
5 5 (2.96%) Extranet
5 5 (2.96%) Intranet
6 4 (2.37%) VPN
6 4 (2.37%) WebEx
6 4 (2.37%) Wireless
7 3 (1.78%) VoIP
8 2 (1.18%) HTTP
8 2 (1.18%) SAN
8 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.59%) LDAP
9 1 (0.59%) Skype
9 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (36.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (14.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database
5 13 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (4.73%) Apache Hive
8 8 (4.73%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.73%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.73%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (4.73%) Power BI
9 7 (4.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (4.14%) Big Data
9 7 (4.14%) MySQL
10 6 (3.55%) HBase
11 5 (2.96%) Apache Accumulo
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 23 (13.61%) TeamCity
2 19 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (11.24%) Visual Studio
3 18 (10.65%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.88%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (5.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (4.73%) Ant
7 8 (4.73%) Eclipse
7 8 (4.73%) HP UFT
7 8 (4.73%) JIRA
7 8 (4.73%) Selenium
7 8 (4.73%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.73%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.73%) TestNG
7 8 (4.73%) Toad
8 7 (4.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (3.55%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.55%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.18%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (13.61%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Marketing
3 5 (2.96%) Banking
4 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (37.28%) Developer
2 35 (20.71%) .NET Developer
3 18 (10.65%) Architect
4 16 (9.47%) Consultant
5 13 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Analyst
7 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Lead Developer
9 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Azure Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Java Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (33.14%) .NET
2 35 (20.71%) ASP.NET
3 29 (17.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 22 (13.02%) AngularJS
5 20 (11.83%) Web Services
6 14 (8.28%) CSS
7 13 (7.69%) HTML
7 13 (7.69%) WCF
8 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (5.92%) jQuery
9 10 (5.92%) React
9 10 (5.92%) RESTful
10 7 (4.14%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (3.55%) Ember.js
11 6 (3.55%) Node.js
11 6 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (3.55%) WebCenter
12 5 (2.96%) Ajax
12 5 (2.96%) OAuth2
12 5 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) User Experience
2 10 (5.92%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.73%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.55%) Blog
6 5 (2.96%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.96%) RIA
7 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.59%) CMDB
9 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.59%) PMI
9 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.73%) Windows
2 50 (29.59%) Linux
3 28 (16.57%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.14%) CentOS
7 7 (4.14%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.55%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Unix
11 1 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (21.89%) DevOps
3 36 (21.30%) MVC
4 29 (17.16%) TDD
5 28 (16.57%) Scrum
6 23 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (10.65%) Test Automation
8 16 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.88%) Migration
10 13 (7.69%) BDD
10 13 (7.69%) Web Development
11 12 (7.10%) Microservices
11 12 (7.10%) Performance Testing
12 10 (5.92%) Integration Testing
12 10 (5.92%) ITIL
12 10 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (5.33%) ETL
13 9 (5.33%) Open Source
13 9 (5.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.18%) SQL
2 44 (26.04%) C#
3 31 (18.34%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.16%) Java
5 24 (14.20%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.33%) Ruby
7 8 (4.73%) F#
7 8 (4.73%) PHP
7 8 (4.73%) Python
8 7 (4.14%) Scala
9 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.78%) Perl
11 3 (1.78%) VB
11 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.78%) VBScript
12 2 (1.18%) R
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.55%) ISEB
3 6 (3.55%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.96%) CISSP
5 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.37%) CISMP
5 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) GSEC
7 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.18%) CCNP
7 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.59%) Degree
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
8 1 (0.59%) MCSE
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) ISO 14001
1 5 (2.96%) ISO 9001
1 5 (2.96%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) COBIT
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.78%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.59%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.24%) Docker
3 14 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.92%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.92%) vSphere
6 5 (2.96%) Samba
6 5 (2.96%) Squid
7 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.59%) KVM
7 1 (0.59%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) Ansible
2 10 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.92%) vRealize
3 7 (4.14%) logstash
3 7 (4.14%) Oozie
4 6 (3.55%) Icinga
4 6 (3.55%) Kibana
4 6 (3.55%) Puppet
4 6 (3.55%) SCCM
5 5 (2.96%) Nagios
5 5 (2.96%) Webmin
5 5 (2.96%) Xymon
6 3 (1.78%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.59%) Ambari
7 1 (0.59%) Grafana
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 67 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.30%) VMware
3 33 (19.53%) Oracle
4 25 (14.79%) Red Hat
5 17 (10.06%) Cisco
6 10 (5.92%) HP
7 7 (4.14%) Atlassian
7 7 (4.14%) Cloudera
7 7 (4.14%) Google
8 5 (2.96%) Citrix
8 5 (2.96%) Veeam
9 3 (1.78%) F5
9 3 (1.78%) Sybase
10 2 (1.18%) Dell
10 2 (1.18%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.18%) Remedy
10 2 (1.18%) SAP
10 2 (1.18%) Telerik
11 1 (0.59%) Draytek
11 1 (0.59%) McAfee
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago