Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 4 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure 86 117 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 22.16% 26.23% 13.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 62.77% 72.22% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 85 37
Median daily rate £498 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -5.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £389
90th Percentile £675 £600 £631
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £58.00 - £22.20

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 137 162 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 35.31% 36.32% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 104 64
Median daily rate £453 £463 £491
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -5.85% +9.17%
10th Percentile £167 £321 £313
90th Percentile £673 £600 £618
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £450 £469
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +176.52% -66.18%
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -64.71%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Southampton

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Southampton.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Southampton

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Southampton over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.91%) C#
3 24 (27.91%) AWS
4 21 (24.42%) SQL
5 18 (20.93%) Python
5 18 (20.93%) DevOps
6 16 (18.60%) Test Automation
7 15 (17.44%) PaaS
7 15 (17.44%) IaaS
8 14 (16.28%) Windows
8 14 (16.28%) TDD
8 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
8 14 (16.28%) Finance
9 13 (15.12%) .NET
9 13 (15.12%) Big Data
9 13 (15.12%) BDD
9 13 (15.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 12 (13.95%) ERP
11 11 (12.79%) SAP
11 11 (12.79%) Machine Learning
11 11 (12.79%) Office 365
11 11 (12.79%) Public Cloud
11 11 (12.79%) Power Platform
11 11 (12.79%) Power BI
11 11 (12.79%) Data Lake
11 11 (12.79%) Databricks
11 11 (12.79%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (11.63%) Dynamics AX
13 9 (10.47%) MVC

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 8 (9.30%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.33%) Anypoint
3 2 (2.33%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.33%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.98%) SAP ERP
3 4 (4.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) AWS
2 15 (17.44%) IaaS
2 15 (17.44%) PaaS
3 13 (15.12%) Azure Data Factory
4 11 (12.79%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (12.79%) Office 365
4 11 (12.79%) Power Platform
5 5 (5.81%) Power Automate
5 5 (5.81%) PowerApps
6 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.49%) Azure Stack
6 3 (3.49%) SaaS
7 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.33%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.33%) GCP
7 2 (2.33%) Serverless
8 1 (1.16%) Asana
8 1 (1.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) VoIP
2 5 (5.81%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.49%) MPLS
3 3 (3.49%) VLAN
3 3 (3.49%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) 5G
4 2 (2.33%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.33%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) BGP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.16%) DNS
5 1 (1.16%) DSL
5 1 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) SNMP
5 1 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) Big Data
2 11 (12.79%) Data Lake
2 11 (12.79%) Power BI
3 7 (8.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (8.14%) Geospatial Data
4 6 (6.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.81%) SAP BW
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.49%) MySQL
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.16%) GIS
8 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) JMeter
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Selenium
3 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) PyCharm
3 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.16%) git-flow
4 1 (1.16%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.16%) Back Office
3 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Architect
2 12 (13.95%) Developer
2 12 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.30%) Analyst
3 8 (9.30%) ERP Architect
3 8 (9.30%) Test Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Consultant
7 3 (3.49%) Python Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Big Data Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.14%) RESTful
4 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.81%) .NET Core
5 5 (5.81%) REST
6 4 (4.65%) WCF
6 4 (4.65%) WinForms
6 4 (4.65%) XML
7 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (3.49%) JSON
7 3 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.49%) Web Services
7 3 (3.49%) WPF
8 2 (2.33%) GraphQL
8 2 (2.33%) Vue.js
9 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (1.16%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Public Cloud
2 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Smart City
5 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.65%) Linux
5 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.33%) VMS
7 1 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) DevOps
3 16 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 14 (16.28%) TDD
5 13 (15.12%) BDD
6 12 (13.95%) ERP
7 11 (12.79%) Machine Learning
8 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
8 9 (10.47%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.47%) MVC
8 9 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.47%) Technical Leadership
8 9 (10.47%) UML
9 8 (9.30%) Migration
9 8 (9.30%) Scrum
10 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
10 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.91%) C#
2 21 (24.42%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) Python
4 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.81%) Scala
7 2 (2.33%) Go
7 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.16%) Java
8 1 (1.16%) Java 8
8 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.81%) MCSE
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.65%) CCNA
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) APMP
4 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Databricks
2 11 (12.79%) SAP
3 5 (5.81%) Workday
4 4 (4.65%) Sparx
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) ESRI
7 1 (1.16%) F5
7 1 (1.16%) Juniper
7 1 (1.16%) Meraki
7 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.16%) VMware