Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 49 68
Rank change year-on-year +34 +19 +84
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 614 216 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.37% 3.89% 2.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.62% 28.31% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 154 116
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -8.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £264 £313
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% -41.25% +77.78%
England median hourly rate £29.04 £37.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% +131.25% -54.29%

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 1,317 763 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.10% 13.75% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 510 359
South West median daily rate £431 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -3.61% +15.28%
10th Percentile £255 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 15
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -43.94% +60.98%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £187.50 £35.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.92%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +34 285 £425 -2.86% 67
Wiltshire +20 131 £478 +6.11% 26
Somerset +12 52 £433 +34.11% 19
Devon +23 47 £475 +18.75% 17
Gloucestershire -6 28 £400 +14.29% 27
Dorset - 22 £418 - 29
Cornwall +2 12 £290 -17.14% 2
Avon 0 2 £303 -39.50% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 240 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (29.15%) Microsoft
4 166 (27.04%) .NET
5 135 (21.99%) C#
6 126 (20.52%) SQL Server
7 116 (18.89%) Migration
8 114 (18.57%) DevOps
9 112 (18.24%) Java
10 110 (17.92%) Windows
11 108 (17.59%) SQL
12 94 (15.31%) Security Cleared
13 84 (13.68%) TDD
14 82 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (13.36%) Active Directory
15 77 (12.54%) Oracle
16 75 (12.21%) SC Cleared
17 73 (11.89%) MVC
17 73 (11.89%) JavaScript
18 72 (11.73%) ASP.NET
18 72 (11.73%) Ansible
18 72 (11.73%) Office 365
19 70 (11.40%) Puppet
19 70 (11.40%) Windows Server
20 69 (11.24%) Scrum
21 65 (10.59%) Linux
22 64 (10.42%) HTML
22 64 (10.42%) Microservices
23 63 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
24 61 (9.93%) Test Automation

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 50 (8.14%) Tomcat
2 44 (7.17%) WebSphere
3 43 (7.00%) OpenStack
3 43 (7.00%) WebLogic
4 27 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.30%) IIS
7 7 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.98%) CMS
9 5 (0.81%) Confluence
9 5 (0.81%) JBoss
9 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.65%) Apache
10 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.65%) Jetty
11 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 194 (31.60%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (11.73%) Office 365
3 46 (7.49%) PaaS
4 44 (7.17%) IaaS
5 43 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (5.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (2.28%) SaaS
8 13 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.30%) NuGet
9 8 (1.30%) Serverless
10 7 (1.14%) npm
11 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.65%) GitHub
12 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.49%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.49%) Firebase
12 3 (0.49%) G Suite
12 3 (0.49%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.93%) VPN
2 16 (2.61%) DNS
2 16 (2.61%) Firewall
2 16 (2.61%) NetScaler
3 14 (2.28%) SAN
4 12 (1.95%) LAN
4 12 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (1.79%) WAN
6 9 (1.47%) HTTP
6 9 (1.47%) Software-Defined Networking
7 7 (1.14%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.14%) Network Security
7 7 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.81%) Skype
9 4 (0.65%) VLAN
9 4 (0.65%) Wireless
10 3 (0.49%) NAS
10 3 (0.49%) SSL
11 2 (0.33%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.14%) MySQL
3 49 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (7.49%) NoSQL
5 45 (7.33%) Power BI
6 31 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.30%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.30%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (1.14%) EDRMS
13 5 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.81%) Big Data
13 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (7.00%) NUnit
2 42 (6.84%) MSTest
3 39 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 34 (5.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 25 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.58%) Jenkins
6 22 (3.58%) Selenium
7 19 (3.09%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.95%) JIRA
8 12 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.47%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.30%) GitLab
11 8 (1.30%) XMLUnit
12 7 (1.14%) Moq
12 7 (1.14%) xUnit.net
13 6 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.98%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 46 (7.49%) Finance
2 11 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.30%) Banking
3 8 (1.30%) Marketing
4 7 (1.14%) Electronics
4 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.98%) Retail
6 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.33%) Back Office
7 2 (0.33%) Legal
7 2 (0.33%) Local Government
7 2 (0.33%) Publishing
8 1 (0.16%) Automotive
8 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 260 (42.35%) Developer
2 77 (12.54%) Architect
3 75 (12.21%) .NET Developer
4 58 (9.45%) Java Developer
5 43 (7.00%) Consultant
6 42 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
7 40 (6.51%) Analyst
8 38 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 35 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (3.91%) Azure Developer
10 24 (3.91%) C# Developer
11 23 (3.75%) Azure Consultant
11 23 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.42%) Senior .NET Developer
13 20 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (3.26%) Software Developer
14 19 (3.09%) Azure Architect
15 16 (2.61%) Business Analyst
15 16 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (27.04%) .NET
2 72 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 64 (10.42%) HTML
4 55 (8.96%) REST
5 50 (8.14%) CSS
6 42 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 41 (6.68%) AngularJS
8 38 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (6.19%) Node.js
9 35 (5.70%) JSON
9 35 (5.70%) React
10 32 (5.21%) .NET Framework
11 30 (4.89%) XML
12 27 (4.40%) .NET Core
13 26 (4.23%) Web Services
14 24 (3.91%) jQuery
15 20 (3.26%) SOAP
16 18 (2.93%) ASP.NET Core
16 18 (2.93%) Entity Framework
17 14 (2.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
3 18 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.47%) NHS
7 6 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.81%) User Experience
8 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.65%) Clustering
9 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.65%) Replication
9 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.33%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (17.92%) Windows
2 70 (11.40%) Windows Server
3 65 (10.59%) Linux
4 29 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (4.07%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.79%) Android
7 11 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.47%) Debian
8 9 (1.47%) Unix
9 7 (1.14%) CoreOS
9 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.65%) VMS
12 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.33%) CentOS
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.33%) MVS
13 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (18.89%) Migration
3 114 (18.57%) DevOps
4 84 (13.68%) TDD
5 82 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (11.89%) MVC
7 69 (11.24%) Scrum
8 64 (10.42%) Microservices
9 63 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 61 (9.93%) Test Automation
11 43 (7.00%) OO
12 35 (5.70%) BDD
13 30 (4.89%) Test Scripting
13 30 (4.89%) Unit Testing
14 28 (4.56%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (4.23%) Data Modelling
16 25 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (3.91%) Integration Testing
18 22 (3.58%) CRM
19 20 (3.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 135 (21.99%) C#
2 112 (18.24%) Java
3 108 (17.59%) SQL
4 73 (11.89%) JavaScript
5 60 (9.77%) PowerShell
6 50 (8.14%) Python
7 19 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.47%) Ruby
9 6 (0.98%) Perl
10 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.65%) Go
11 4 (0.65%) Java 8
11 4 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.33%) C
12 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.33%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 75 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.12%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.98%) MCSA
7 5 (0.81%) CCNA
7 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.81%) ISEB
7 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.49%) CISSP
8 3 (0.49%) Degree
8 3 (0.49%) MCSE
8 3 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.33%) MCAD
9 2 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.47%) SLA
2 8 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) GDPR
3 2 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.28%) Docker
3 23 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.14%) XenApp
8 6 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.49%) vSphere
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.16%) NDS
12 1 (0.16%) NFS
12 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 72 (11.73%) Ansible
2 70 (11.40%) Puppet
3 61 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (7.65%) Kubernetes
5 28 (4.56%) SCCM
6 21 (3.42%) Terraform
7 12 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.30%) SCOM
9 6 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.98%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.49%) Kibana
10 3 (0.49%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.49%) vRealize
11 2 (0.33%) logstash
11 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.33%) Nagios
11 2 (0.33%) WSUS
11 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 179 (29.15%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.54%) Oracle
3 34 (5.54%) VMware
4 24 (3.91%) Google
5 23 (3.75%) Citrix
6 21 (3.42%) Cisco
7 14 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.12%) McAfee
8 13 (2.12%) SAP
9 8 (1.30%) Facebook
9 8 (1.30%) HP
10 7 (1.14%) Micro Focus
10 7 (1.14%) Novell
10 7 (1.14%) Splunk
11 5 (0.81%) F5
12 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.65%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.65%) Tableau
12 4 (0.65%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.49%) MuleSoft