Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > South West
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 20 68
Rank change year-on-year +8 +48 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 609 378 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.12% 7.47% 2.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.00% 37.76% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 272 101
South West median daily rate £463 £438 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +17.61% -7.00%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £660 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -61.03% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +12.90% +72.41% -56.93%

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 1,450 1,001 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.09% 19.79% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 624 407
South West median daily rate £475 £428 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +10.32% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £238
90th Percentile £645 £588 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 15
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -63.16% +171.43%
10th Percentile £13.78 £12.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £48.39 £31.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £21.08 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.40% +5.26% -5.00%

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 24 May 2019.

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 6 months to 24 May 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
Bristol +13 241 £450 - 25
Wiltshire +12 161 £500 -9.09% 12
Gloucestershire +3 51 £425 +21.43% 13
Somerset 0 47 £475 +25.83% 6
Devon -3 43 £468 +20.77% 8
Dorset +6 29 £413 +17.86% 24
Cornwall +6 14 £200 -42.86%
Avon 0 2 £303 -39.50%
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 261 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 197 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
4 151 (24.79%) Active Directory
5 142 (23.32%) .NET
6 138 (22.66%) SQL
7 137 (22.50%) Windows
8 134 (22.00%) DevOps
9 120 (19.70%) Office 365
10 115 (18.88%) C#
11 109 (17.90%) SQL Server
11 109 (17.90%) Security Cleared
12 103 (16.91%) Finance
13 88 (14.45%) PowerShell
14 87 (14.29%) JavaScript
15 85 (13.96%) Migration
16 83 (13.63%) Windows Server
17 74 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 74 (12.15%) CRM
18 68 (11.17%) Kubernetes
19 67 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 67 (11.00%) Dynamics CRM
20 66 (10.84%) SC Cleared
21 65 (10.67%) VMware
22 64 (10.51%) Git (software)
23 63 (10.34%) Linux
24 62 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
25 59 (9.69%) Scrum
26 57 (9.36%) PaaS
26 57 (9.36%) Visual Studio Team System

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 40 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.94%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.13%) Confluence
5 11 (1.81%) IIS
5 11 (1.81%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.64%) CMS
7 9 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.48%) JBoss
8 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.66%) Apache
9 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.49%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.33%) Drupal
11 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 67 (11.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 184 (30.21%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (19.70%) Office 365
3 74 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 57 (9.36%) Dynamics 365
4 57 (9.36%) PaaS
5 54 (8.87%) IaaS
6 53 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 37 (6.08%) SaaS
8 35 (5.75%) Serverless
9 34 (5.58%) Power Platform
10 28 (4.60%) Azure Functions
11 22 (3.61%) GitHub
11 22 (3.61%) OpenShift
12 20 (3.28%) Boomi
13 19 (3.12%) Azure Stack
14 17 (2.79%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (1.64%) PowerApps
17 9 (1.48%) npm
18 5 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.24%) Firewall
2 29 (4.76%) DNS
3 25 (4.11%) LAN
3 25 (4.11%) SAN
3 25 (4.11%) WAN
4 17 (2.79%) VPN
5 10 (1.64%) Network Security
6 9 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.48%) WLAN
7 7 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (0.99%) NetScaler
8 6 (0.99%) Wireless
9 5 (0.82%) Internet
10 4 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.66%) Skype
11 3 (0.49%) DHCP
11 3 (0.49%) Intranet
11 3 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.49%) VLAN
12 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.43%) Power BI
5 23 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.30%) Data Lake
9 12 (1.97%) Big Data
10 10 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.31%) MySQL
13 6 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 57 (9.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 46 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 42 (6.90%) JIRA
5 23 (3.78%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.12%) Artifactory
6 19 (3.12%) CircleCI
6 19 (3.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.63%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.48%) Babel
9 9 (1.48%) webpack
10 8 (1.31%) GitLab
11 6 (0.99%) CF BOSH
12 5 (0.82%) Selenium
12 5 (0.82%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.66%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.66%) Subversion
14 3 (0.49%) Maven
General
1 103 (16.91%) Finance
2 33 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.60%) Electronics
3 28 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 28 (4.60%) Marketing
4 17 (2.79%) Banking
5 7 (1.15%) Retail
6 6 (0.99%) Billing
7 5 (0.82%) Local Government
8 4 (0.66%) Law
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 171 (28.08%) Developer
2 98 (16.09%) Architect
3 56 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (7.39%) .NET Developer
5 44 (7.22%) Technical Architect
6 42 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 39 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
8 37 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (5.91%) Consultant
10 35 (5.75%) Analyst
11 29 (4.76%) CRM Developer
12 26 (4.27%) Azure Developer
12 26 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 25 (4.11%) Administrator
13 25 (4.11%) DBA
13 25 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (3.94%) C# Developer
14 24 (3.94%) Cloud Architect
15 22 (3.61%) Azure Architect
15 22 (3.61%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (23.32%) .NET
2 55 (9.03%) CSS
3 50 (8.21%) HTML
4 49 (8.05%) RESTful
5 46 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 42 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 42 (6.90%) Node.js
6 42 (6.90%) Web Services
7 39 (6.40%) JSON
8 38 (6.24%) REST
9 37 (6.08%) .NET Core
10 28 (4.60%) jQuery
10 28 (4.60%) WCF
10 28 (4.60%) XML
11 27 (4.43%) SOAP
12 22 (3.61%) .NET Framework
13 21 (3.45%) AngularJS
13 21 (3.45%) Kafka
14 19 (3.12%) Middleware
14 19 (3.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 21 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 18 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.48%) iPad
6 9 (1.48%) Replication
7 8 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.15%) NHS
9 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.82%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.66%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.49%) Clustering
12 3 (0.49%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.50%) Windows
2 83 (13.63%) Windows Server
3 63 (10.34%) Linux
4 37 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.60%) CentOS
6 21 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 20 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.96%) CoreOS
9 14 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.97%) Unix
11 9 (1.48%) Android
11 9 (1.48%) Solaris
12 7 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.82%) VMS
13 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.33%) zOS
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (22.00%) DevOps
3 85 (13.96%) Migration
4 74 (12.15%) CRM
5 67 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 62 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
7 59 (9.69%) Scrum
8 55 (9.03%) TDD
9 54 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (8.21%) Microservices
11 43 (7.06%) B2C
11 43 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (5.91%) Programme Management
14 34 (5.58%) MVC
15 33 (5.42%) ITIL
16 31 (5.09%) Infrastructure Automation
17 30 (4.93%) Data Management
18 28 (4.60%) Digital Marketing
18 28 (4.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.66%) SQL
2 115 (18.88%) C#
3 88 (14.45%) PowerShell
4 87 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 55 (9.03%) Python
6 47 (7.72%) Java
7 33 (5.42%) T-SQL
8 19 (3.12%) Go
8 19 (3.12%) Rust
9 15 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.81%) Ruby
12 10 (1.64%) ES6
12 10 (1.64%) Perl
13 9 (1.48%) ES7
14 8 (1.31%) C
15 6 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.82%) VBA
17 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 109 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 66 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.08%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.46%) Degree
5 11 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.64%) CISSP
7 9 (1.48%) CISM
8 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.82%) SANS
11 4 (0.66%) CISA
11 4 (0.66%) ISEB
11 4 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.49%) APMP
12 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.97%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.99%) GDPR
2 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.49%) PMO
3 3 (0.49%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 151 (24.79%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.40%) Docker
3 32 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.82%) NDS
9 4 (0.66%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.66%) vSphere
9 4 (0.66%) XenApp
10 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.16%) Firmware
11 1 (0.16%) iptables
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 68 (11.17%) Kubernetes
2 57 (9.36%) Ansible
3 43 (7.06%) Terraform
4 23 (3.78%) SCCM
5 20 (3.28%) Puppet
6 16 (2.63%) SCOM
7 15 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.30%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.97%) vRealize
10 9 (1.48%) WSUS
11 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (1.15%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.99%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.82%) Grafana
14 5 (0.82%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.66%) Packer
16 3 (0.49%) Kibana
16 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 261 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.67%) VMware
3 30 (4.93%) SAP
4 22 (3.61%) Cisco
4 22 (3.61%) Dell
4 22 (3.61%) Oracle
5 20 (3.28%) Google
6 19 (3.12%) Citrix
6 19 (3.12%) Veracode
7 14 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.97%) Micro Focus
9 11 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.48%) IBM
11 7 (1.15%) Proofpoint
11 7 (1.15%) Splunk
12 6 (0.99%) CA
12 6 (0.99%) NetIQ
12 6 (0.99%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.82%) McAfee
13 5 (0.82%) Novell