Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 56 148
Rank change year-on-year +6 +92 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 213 183 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.78% 3.22% 1.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.48% 33.76% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 127 60
South West median daily rate £411 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +25.00% -1.45%
10th Percentile £283 £320 £293
90th Percentile £525 £585 £441
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +77.78% -
10th Percentile £19.00 £37.50 £21.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £43.10 £23.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £17.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +111.27% -52.67% +40.19%

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 775 542 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.76% 9.55% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 377 231
South West median daily rate £400 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +15.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £190 £211 £213
90th Percentile £532 £588 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 4
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £32.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.56% +111.29% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.01 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £22.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 25 November 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
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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 0 89 £425 -5.56% 29
Wiltshire +14 54 £450 -8.86% 3
Gloucestershire +14 22 £375 - 9
Somerset +4 21 £375 - 5
Devon +10 14 £400 +9.59% 5
Cornwall - 3 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 80 (37.56%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (33.80%) .NET
3 70 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 65 (30.52%) SQL Server
5 63 (29.58%) C#
6 54 (25.35%) Windows
6 54 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (22.54%) SQL
8 47 (22.07%) MVC
9 46 (21.60%) ASP.NET
9 46 (21.60%) DevOps
10 44 (20.66%) Active Directory
11 41 (19.25%) PowerShell
12 40 (18.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (16.90%) JavaScript
14 33 (15.49%) TDD
14 33 (15.49%) Office 365
15 31 (14.55%) AngularJS
15 31 (14.55%) Security Cleared
16 28 (13.15%) Scrum
16 28 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (12.68%) VMware
17 27 (12.68%) Linux
17 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
18 25 (11.74%) Java
18 25 (11.74%) SC Cleared
19 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
22 20 (9.39%) Visual Studio

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 19 (8.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.76%) Apache
4 6 (2.82%) CMS
5 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.88%) nginx
6 4 (1.88%) SAS
6 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.88%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.41%) Jetty
8 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.94%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) IIS
8 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 80 (37.56%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (15.49%) Office 365
3 11 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (5.16%) IaaS
4 9 (4.23%) GitHub
4 9 (4.23%) PaaS
5 7 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.35%) SaaS
7 3 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.94%) G Suite
8 2 (0.94%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.47%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.69%) DNS
2 8 (3.76%) DHCP
3 7 (3.29%) Firewall
3 7 (3.29%) Internet
3 7 (3.29%) SAN
4 6 (2.82%) LAN
4 6 (2.82%) VPN
4 6 (2.82%) WAN
5 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.41%) Extranet
6 3 (1.41%) Intranet
6 3 (1.41%) SSL
7 2 (0.94%) HTTP
7 2 (0.94%) IPsec
7 2 (0.94%) NAS
7 2 (0.94%) Network Security
7 2 (0.94%) Skype
7 2 (0.94%) VLAN
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.47%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (30.52%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.57%) Power BI
4 14 (6.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (3.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.76%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.35%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.35%) HDInsight
9 5 (2.35%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 17 (7.98%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.76%) Grunt
5 7 (3.29%) JIRA
6 6 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.82%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.41%) Ant
7 3 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.41%) Maven
7 3 (1.41%) PostCSS
7 3 (1.41%) webpack
8 2 (0.94%) Selenium
8 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.94%) Subversion
8 2 (0.94%) TestRail
9 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (7.51%) Finance
2 6 (2.82%) Retail
3 5 (2.35%) Banking
4 3 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Military
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (34.27%) Developer
2 40 (18.78%) .NET Developer
3 29 (13.62%) Architect
4 22 (10.33%) Consultant
4 22 (10.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 14 (6.57%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.63%) Analyst
9 11 (5.16%) Azure Consultant
9 11 (5.16%) Security Consultant
10 10 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Azure Architect
12 8 (3.76%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.29%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.29%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.29%) Senior .NET Developer
14 6 (2.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (33.80%) .NET
2 46 (21.60%) ASP.NET
3 40 (18.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 31 (14.55%) AngularJS
5 28 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (9.39%) Web Services
7 17 (7.98%) .NET Framework
8 16 (7.51%) Entity Framework
9 15 (7.04%) HTML
10 14 (6.57%) CSS
10 14 (6.57%) React
11 11 (5.16%) Node.js
12 10 (4.69%) JSON
12 10 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (4.23%) HTML5
14 8 (3.76%) CSS3
15 7 (3.29%) Angular 2
15 7 (3.29%) RESTful
16 6 (2.82%) jQuery
16 6 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.10%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.23%) Blog
3 9 (4.23%) User Experience
4 7 (3.29%) Replication
5 4 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.88%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.94%) iPad
7 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.94%) RIA
7 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.35%) Windows
2 27 (12.68%) Linux
2 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (9.39%) Windows 10
4 13 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.76%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.35%) VMS
8 3 (1.41%) Android
8 3 (1.41%) CentOS
8 3 (1.41%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.94%) Unix
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.07%) MVC
3 46 (21.60%) DevOps
4 33 (15.49%) TDD
5 28 (13.15%) Scrum
6 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (8.45%) BDD
8 18 (8.45%) Migration
9 14 (6.57%) E-Commerce
10 12 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (5.63%) ETL
10 12 (5.63%) Microservices
10 12 (5.63%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.16%) Kanban
12 10 (4.69%) Continuous Deployment
12 10 (4.69%) CQRS
13 9 (4.23%) High Availability
13 9 (4.23%) SDLC
13 9 (4.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.58%) C#
2 48 (22.54%) SQL
3 41 (19.25%) PowerShell
4 36 (16.90%) JavaScript
5 25 (11.74%) Java
6 5 (2.35%) PHP
6 5 (2.35%) Scala
7 4 (1.88%) Ruby
7 4 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.41%) R
8 3 (1.41%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) F#
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.74%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.76%) Degree
4 7 (3.29%) CISSP
5 6 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.82%) CISM
5 6 (2.82%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.35%) CEH
6 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.94%) ISEB
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) CCSA
8 1 (0.47%) CISA
8 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.35%) PMO
3 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 44 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.10%) Docker
5 4 (1.88%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.41%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.41%) vSphere
7 2 (0.94%) Samba
7 2 (0.94%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.94%) Squid
7 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.94%) Xen
7 2 (0.94%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) SCCM
2 9 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.82%) Ansible
4 5 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.35%) Puppet
5 4 (1.88%) Nagios
5 4 (1.88%) Terraform
6 3 (1.41%) SCOM
7 2 (0.94%) Icinga
7 2 (0.94%) Kibana
7 2 (0.94%) logstash
7 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.94%) Webmin
7 2 (0.94%) Xymon
8 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 70 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.68%) VMware
3 11 (5.16%) Oracle
3 11 (5.16%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.23%) Google
5 8 (3.76%) Citrix
5 8 (3.76%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.35%) Cisco
6 5 (2.35%) EMC
6 5 (2.35%) IBM
6 5 (2.35%) WSO2
7 4 (1.88%) HP
8 3 (1.41%) Forcepoint
8 3 (1.41%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.94%) McAfee
9 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.94%) Sophos
9 2 (0.94%) Trend Micro
9 2 (0.94%) Veeam