Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +2
Contract jobs citing Azure 50 178 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 24.75% 31.62% 13.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 73.53% 73.55% 49.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 114 62
Median daily rate £462 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £345 £363 £394
90th Percentile £643 £642 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 68 242 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 33.66% 42.98% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 144 121
Median daily rate £459 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.37% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £209 £348 £363
90th Percentile £635 £650 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £52.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.90% +377.27% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £51.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £22.30 £53.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +55.00% -9.09%

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 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) C#
3 21 (42.00%) DevOps
4 17 (34.00%) .NET
5 13 (26.00%) PaaS
6 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.00%) .NET Core
7 11 (22.00%) RESTful
8 10 (20.00%) AWS
8 10 (20.00%) BDD
8 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (20.00%) IaaS
9 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.00%) Python
10 7 (14.00%) MVC
10 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
10 7 (14.00%) TDD
10 7 (14.00%) React
10 7 (14.00%) Geospatial Data
10 7 (14.00%) Public Cloud
11 6 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
11 6 (12.00%) Data Management
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
11 6 (12.00%) JMeter
11 6 (12.00%) ERP
11 6 (12.00%) CSS

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 4 (8.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (6.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) PaaS
2 10 (20.00%) AWS
2 10 (20.00%) IaaS
3 5 (10.00%) Logic Apps
3 5 (10.00%) Serverless
4 4 (8.00%) Azure Functions
5 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.00%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) BGP
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
1 4 (8.00%) DNS
1 4 (8.00%) DSL
1 4 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
1 4 (8.00%) LAN
1 4 (8.00%) MPLS
1 4 (8.00%) SNMP
1 4 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 4 (8.00%) SSL
1 4 (8.00%) VLAN
1 4 (8.00%) VoIP
1 4 (8.00%) VPN
1 4 (8.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (10.00%) Redis
3 4 (8.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (12.00%) JMeter
2 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (8.00%) Babel
4 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) gulp
4 4 (8.00%) Selenium
4 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.00%) webpack
5 3 (6.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (6.00%) Locust
5 3 (6.00%) Postman
5 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.00%) Cypress.io
6 1 (2.00%) git-flow
6 1 (2.00%) MSTest
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.00%) Architect
2 9 (18.00%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Azure Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Azure Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) .NET Core
3 11 (22.00%) RESTful
4 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.00%) React
6 6 (12.00%) CSS
6 6 (12.00%) HTML
7 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (8.00%) Blazor
9 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (6.00%) Swagger
9 3 (6.00%) Web Services
10 2 (4.00%) EDI
10 2 (4.00%) REST
11 1 (2.00%) CSS3
11 1 (2.00%) FreeMarker
11 1 (2.00%) HTML5
11 1 (2.00%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.00%) Robotics
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Check Point GAiA
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) DevOps
3 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.00%) BDD
5 7 (14.00%) MVC
5 7 (14.00%) TDD
6 6 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.00%) Data Management
6 6 (12.00%) ERP
7 5 (10.00%) Data Security
7 5 (10.00%) ETL
7 5 (10.00%) Machine Learning
7 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.00%) Value Proposition
8 4 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Iteration Planning
8 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.00%) Python
4 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CCNP
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (8.00%) Terraform
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) Databricks
4 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) F5
4 4 (8.00%) Juniper
4 4 (8.00%) Meraki
4 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.00%) New Relic
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle