Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 62 63
Rank change year-on-year +49 +1 +88
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 524 177 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.58% 3.23% 3.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.34% 26.38% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 119 153
South West median daily rate £438 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.82% +30.77%
10th Percentile £296 £261 £326
90th Percentile £575 £525 £925
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 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 £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 1,041 671 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.03% 12.24% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 454 362
South West median daily rate £425 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% +1.61% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £600
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 13
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.16% +46.15% +85.71%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.65 £11.58
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.00 £40.90
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +46 211 £425 +0.89% 41
Wiltshire +36 84 £525 +16.67% 15
Somerset +29 59 £419 +4.69% 11
Devon +38 57 £438 +23.24% 13
Dorset +24 33 £388 - 25
Gloucestershire -10 24 £438 +25.00% 18
Cornwall +2 11 £350 - 5
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 212 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (34.35%) Amazon AWS
3 156 (29.77%) Microsoft
4 138 (26.34%) .NET
5 116 (22.14%) Windows
6 110 (20.99%) C#
7 104 (19.85%) SQL Server
7 104 (19.85%) Migration
8 92 (17.56%) Java
9 88 (16.79%) Office 365
10 82 (15.65%) Ansible
11 81 (15.46%) SQL
12 78 (14.89%) Active Directory
13 77 (14.69%) Linux
14 76 (14.50%) Oracle
15 75 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
16 74 (14.12%) Security Cleared
17 72 (13.74%) DevOps
18 71 (13.55%) TDD
18 71 (13.55%) JavaScript
18 71 (13.55%) Scrum
19 70 (13.36%) Puppet
20 66 (12.60%) Windows Server
21 62 (11.83%) PowerShell
22 59 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
23 57 (10.88%) ASP.NET
24 54 (10.31%) Tomcat
25 53 (10.11%) VMware
25 53 (10.11%) Test Automation
26 52 (9.92%) 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 54 (10.31%) Tomcat
2 48 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 43 (8.21%) WebLogic
4 42 (8.02%) WebSphere
5 38 (7.25%) OpenStack
6 13 (2.48%) JBoss
7 11 (2.10%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.53%) Apache
10 7 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.15%) CMS
11 6 (1.15%) Confluence
11 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.76%) GeoServer
14 3 (0.57%) nginx
14 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.38%) IIS
15 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) SPSS
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (34.35%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (16.79%) Office 365
3 31 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (4.01%) PaaS
6 16 (3.05%) IaaS
7 15 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.67%) SaaS
9 13 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.91%) OneDrive
12 9 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (1.53%) NuGet
14 7 (1.34%) npm
15 5 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
16 4 (0.76%) Yammer
17 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
17 3 (0.57%) G Suite
17 3 (0.57%) GitHub
17 3 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.01%) Firewall
2 15 (2.86%) DNS
3 14 (2.67%) Skype
4 13 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (1.72%) HTTP
5 9 (1.72%) Kerberos
5 9 (1.72%) LAN
5 9 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (1.72%) WAN
6 7 (1.34%) SAN
7 6 (1.15%) DHCP
7 6 (1.15%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.15%) VoIP
7 6 (1.15%) VPN
8 5 (0.95%) NAS
9 4 (0.76%) Intranet
9 4 (0.76%) Network Security
9 4 (0.76%) Wireless
10 3 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.97%) NoSQL
3 44 (8.40%) MySQL
4 43 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (5.15%) Power BI
6 22 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.34%) EDRMS
12 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.95%) Big Data
13 5 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (0.95%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (7.44%) Git (software)
1 39 (7.44%) NUnit
2 37 (7.06%) MSTest
3 30 (5.73%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.77%) Selenium
6 20 (3.82%) Ant
7 18 (3.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (3.05%) GitLab
8 16 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 14 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (2.10%) JIRA
11 11 (2.10%) Travis CI
11 11 (2.10%) Vagrant
12 9 (1.72%) Maven
12 9 (1.72%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (1.34%) xUnit.net
General
1 52 (9.92%) Finance
2 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.15%) Retail
4 5 (0.95%) Back Office
4 5 (0.95%) Electronics
4 5 (0.95%) Law
4 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.95%) Marketing
5 4 (0.76%) Banking
6 3 (0.57%) Legal
7 2 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (36.07%) Developer
2 77 (14.69%) Architect
3 52 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 47 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 31 (5.92%) Analyst
7 29 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (5.15%) Consultant
9 23 (4.39%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.20%) Administrator
10 22 (4.20%) C# Developer
10 22 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 18 (3.44%) Azure Architect
12 18 (3.44%) Azure Developer
12 18 (3.44%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.05%) Software Developer
14 15 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
14 15 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (26.34%) .NET
2 57 (10.88%) ASP.NET
3 50 (9.54%) HTML
4 47 (8.97%) CSS
5 37 (7.06%) AngularJS
6 36 (6.87%) REST
7 30 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (5.53%) .NET Framework
9 28 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
10 26 (4.96%) XML
11 24 (4.58%) Node.js
12 23 (4.39%) RESTful
13 21 (4.01%) React
13 21 (4.01%) Web Services
14 18 (3.44%) JSON
15 16 (3.05%) ASP.NET Core
15 16 (3.05%) Entity Framework
15 16 (3.05%) jQuery
16 14 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
17 12 (2.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (1.91%) Fat Client
4 10 (1.91%) Thin Client
5 9 (1.72%) Replication
6 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.53%) User Experience
7 7 (1.34%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.95%) Fintech
8 5 (0.95%) Robotics
9 4 (0.76%) NHS
10 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.38%) Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 116 (22.14%) Windows
2 77 (14.69%) Linux
3 66 (12.60%) Windows Server
4 41 (7.82%) Windows 10
5 26 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.44%) Unix
8 15 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.91%) AIX
11 9 (1.72%) Android
12 7 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.76%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.76%) Debian
13 4 (0.76%) Solaris
14 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.85%) Migration
3 75 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
4 72 (13.74%) DevOps
5 71 (13.55%) Scrum
5 71 (13.55%) TDD
6 53 (10.11%) Test Automation
7 50 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (9.54%) MVC
8 39 (7.44%) OO
9 38 (7.25%) Microservices
10 35 (6.68%) Configuration Management
11 28 (5.34%) ITIL
12 27 (5.15%) Analytics
12 27 (5.15%) Unit Testing
13 24 (4.58%) BDD
14 23 (4.39%) CRM
15 22 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 22 (4.20%) PRINCE2
15 22 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 110 (20.99%) C#
2 92 (17.56%) Java
3 81 (15.46%) SQL
4 71 (13.55%) JavaScript
5 62 (11.83%) PowerShell
6 47 (8.97%) Python
7 14 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.67%) TypeScript
8 13 (2.48%) Ruby
9 11 (2.10%) PHP
10 10 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.72%) Perl
12 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.76%) Go
14 3 (0.57%) C++
14 3 (0.57%) Java 8
14 3 (0.57%) Korn
14 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.38%) C
15 2 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 74 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.29%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.10%) Degree
6 8 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.53%) MCSE
6 8 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.34%) MCSA
8 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.76%) ISEB
10 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.57%) MCP
11 2 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.19%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.63%) GCP
2 9 (1.72%) SLA
3 7 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.34%) QA
4 6 (1.15%) GDPR
5 4 (0.76%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.44%) Docker
3 30 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.15%) XenApp
8 5 (0.95%) vSphere
9 4 (0.76%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.38%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.19%) NFS
12 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 82 (15.65%) Ansible
2 70 (13.36%) Puppet
3 59 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (8.02%) SCCM
5 40 (7.63%) Kubernetes
6 25 (4.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (3.82%) Terraform
8 11 (2.10%) Packer
9 9 (1.72%) SCOM
10 7 (1.34%) ZENworks
11 5 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.95%) SCSM
12 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.57%) Nagios
12 3 (0.57%) systemd
12 3 (0.57%) WSUS
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 156 (29.77%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.50%) Oracle
3 53 (10.11%) VMware
4 25 (4.77%) Google
5 20 (3.82%) Cisco
6 18 (3.44%) Citrix
7 17 (3.24%) Sitecore
8 14 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.10%) SAP
10 10 (1.91%) HP
10 10 (1.91%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.72%) MKS
12 7 (1.34%) IBM
12 7 (1.34%) McAfee
12 7 (1.34%) Micro Focus
12 7 (1.34%) Novell
13 6 (1.15%) Capita
13 6 (1.15%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.95%) Guidewire
15 4 (0.76%) Veeam