Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure 181 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 32.26% 12.73% 8.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 75.10% 47.55% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 57 8
Southampton median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% -5.46%
10th Percentile £395 £353 £211
90th Percentile £643 £518 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £475 £388
% change year-on-year - +22.58% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Southampton median hourly rate - - £18.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +247.22% -50.39%

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 Southampton with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 241 143 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 42.96% 26.78% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 118 56
Southampton median daily rate £475 £469 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +25.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £356 £359 £135
90th Percentile £650 £566 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £475 £380
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Southampton median hourly rate £52.50 £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +377.27% -38.89% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +80.65% -71.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Southampton

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Southampton

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Southampton over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Azure.

1 64 (35.36%) C#
1 64 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.60%) Microsoft
3 42 (23.20%) DevOps
4 40 (22.10%) BDD
5 37 (20.44%) Test Automation
6 34 (18.78%) .NET
7 33 (18.23%) PaaS
8 32 (17.68%) Windows
9 30 (16.57%) SQL
10 26 (14.36%) JavaScript
10 26 (14.36%) Finance
10 26 (14.36%) AWS
11 24 (13.26%) Software Engineering
11 24 (13.26%) Python
11 24 (13.26%) .NET Core
12 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
13 22 (12.15%) Java
13 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
13 22 (12.15%) RESTful
13 22 (12.15%) Office 365
14 21 (11.60%) SpecFlow
15 19 (10.50%) Microsoft Intune
15 19 (10.50%) SCCM
15 19 (10.50%) Azure Stack
16 18 (9.94%) Dynamics 365
16 18 (9.94%) SAP
16 18 (9.94%) ERP
16 18 (9.94%) QA
16 18 (9.94%) Functional Testing

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 11 (6.08%) Skype for Business
1 11 (6.08%) Umbraco
2 7 (3.87%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.31%) ArcGIS
4 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.21%) Apache
5 4 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.10%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (8.84%) SAP ERP
2 10 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.87%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.23%) PaaS
2 26 (14.36%) AWS
3 22 (12.15%) Office 365
4 19 (10.50%) Azure Stack
5 18 (9.94%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (8.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (7.18%) SaaS
8 9 (4.97%) Power Platform
9 8 (4.42%) GCP
9 8 (4.42%) Serverless
10 6 (3.31%) Azure Functions
11 4 (2.21%) IaaS
12 3 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.10%) GitHub
13 2 (1.10%) Loggly
13 2 (1.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.08%) Skype
2 10 (5.52%) Internet
3 4 (2.21%) DNS
4 3 (1.66%) Firewall
4 3 (1.66%) LAN
4 3 (1.66%) MPLS
4 3 (1.66%) VPN
4 3 (1.66%) WAN
5 2 (1.10%) BGP
5 2 (1.10%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.10%) DSL
5 2 (1.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.10%) SNMP
5 2 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.10%) SSL
5 2 (1.10%) VLAN
5 2 (1.10%) VoIP
6 1 (0.55%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.39%) Redis
1 17 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (4.97%) Power BI
5 7 (3.87%) Big Data
6 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.21%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.66%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.10%) HDInsight
9 2 (1.10%) MySQL
9 2 (1.10%) PowerPivot
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.60%) SpecFlow
2 12 (6.63%) Cucumber
3 11 (6.08%) Babel
3 11 (6.08%) gulp
3 11 (6.08%) Jasmine
3 11 (6.08%) MSI
3 11 (6.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (6.08%) TeamCity
3 11 (6.08%) webpack
4 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.87%) JMeter
6 5 (2.76%) Selenium
6 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.21%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.10%) git-flow
8 2 (1.10%) JIRA
9 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (14.36%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (32.04%) Developer
2 23 (12.71%) C# Developer
3 19 (10.50%) .NET Developer
4 18 (9.94%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Architect
6 13 (7.18%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.63%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 11 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Environment Manager
9 10 (5.52%) Consultant
9 10 (5.52%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 10 (5.52%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.87%) Python Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.87%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.78%) .NET
2 24 (13.26%) .NET Core
3 22 (12.15%) RESTful
4 16 (8.84%) ASP.NET
5 15 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (6.63%) CSS
6 12 (6.63%) HTML
6 12 (6.63%) Swagger
6 12 (6.63%) Web Services
7 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (6.08%) React
7 11 (6.08%) XML
8 10 (5.52%) REST
9 7 (3.87%) Node.js
10 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.76%) JSON
10 5 (2.76%) PostGIS
10 5 (2.76%) Spring
11 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.68%) Windows
2 23 (12.71%) Windows 10
3 10 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.10%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (1.10%) Unix
4 2 (1.10%) VMS
4 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.55%) Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.20%) DevOps
3 40 (22.10%) BDD
4 37 (20.44%) Test Automation
5 24 (13.26%) Software Engineering
6 18 (9.94%) ERP
6 18 (9.94%) Functional Testing
7 17 (9.39%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (8.29%) TDD
9 14 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (7.18%) Microservices
10 13 (7.18%) MVC
11 12 (6.63%) CRM
12 11 (6.08%) Coaching
12 11 (6.08%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (6.08%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.08%) Server Building
13 10 (5.52%) Application Packaging
13 10 (5.52%) ETL
14 9 (4.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.36%) C#
2 30 (16.57%) SQL
3 26 (14.36%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.26%) Python
5 22 (12.15%) Java
6 4 (2.21%) Java 8
6 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.66%) F#
8 2 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.10%) R
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.97%) Degree
3 2 (1.10%) CCNP
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.55%) CCA
4 1 (0.55%) CISSP
4 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (12.15%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.84%) Docker
3 11 (6.08%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (10.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 19 (10.50%) SCCM
2 15 (8.29%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.21%) Ansible
4 3 (1.66%) SCOM
4 3 (1.66%) Terraform
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.10%) MIIS
6 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (32.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.94%) SAP
3 13 (7.18%) Zscaler
4 10 (5.52%) Proofpoint
5 7 (3.87%) Cisco
5 7 (3.87%) Workday
6 6 (3.31%) Citrix
6 6 (3.31%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.76%) ESRI
7 5 (2.76%) Google
7 5 (2.76%) Oracle
8 4 (2.21%) F5
9 3 (1.66%) VMware
10 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.10%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.10%) Intel
10 2 (1.10%) Juniper
10 2 (1.10%) New Relic
10 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.10%) Symantec