Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 May 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 13 41
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 54 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 13.14% 7.38% 2.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.45% 37.63% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 4
Southampton median daily rate £520 £388 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.19% +26.53% -15.52%
10th Percentile £384 £277 £291
90th Percentile £636 £526 £358
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.20 £36.83 -
% change year-on-year -39.73% - -

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 Southampton with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 94 93 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 22.87% 19.62% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 26
Southampton median daily rate £498 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £275
90th Percentile £611 £925 £428
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Southampton median hourly rate £14.38 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.18% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -58.82% -10.53% +427.78%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 20 (37.04%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (33.33%) Analytics
5 16 (29.63%) Data Lake
5 16 (29.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 15 (27.78%) Windows
6 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 14 (25.93%) DevOps
7 14 (25.93%) Big Data
7 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 13 (24.07%) Office 365
8 13 (24.07%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 13 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (22.22%) JSON
9 12 (22.22%) Power BI
10 11 (20.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (18.52%) Migration
11 10 (18.52%) .NET
12 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.67%) Puppet
12 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (16.67%) Terraform
12 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (14.81%) Cosmos DB

Microsoft 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 5 (9.26%) Apache
1 5 (9.26%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Apache Pig
3 3 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Azure Data Factory
2 13 (24.07%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
2 13 (24.07%) Office 365
3 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (11.11%) PaaS
6 5 (9.26%) SaaS
6 5 (9.26%) Serverless
7 4 (7.41%) IaaS
8 3 (5.56%) OneDrive
9 2 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Skype
2 2 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) DHCP
3 1 (1.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Network Security
3 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (29.63%) Data Lake
3 14 (25.93%) Big Data
3 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
3 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (22.22%) Power BI
5 11 (20.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (14.81%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
6 8 (14.81%) NoSQL
6 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (12.96%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (12.96%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (11.11%) HDInsight
8 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
9 3 (5.56%) Apache Hive
9 3 (5.56%) Impala
9 3 (5.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Architect
2 16 (29.63%) Azure Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Data Architect
4 6 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Integration Architect
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) JSON
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
3 8 (14.81%) REST
4 4 (7.41%) Kafka
4 4 (7.41%) SAML
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.70%) Node.js
5 2 (3.70%) RESTful
5 2 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.85%) CSS
6 1 (1.85%) CSS3
6 1 (1.85%) HTML
6 1 (1.85%) HTML5
6 1 (1.85%) jQuery
6 1 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.85%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (1.85%) WAP
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.85%) CESG
2 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Analytics
2 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) DevOps
4 13 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (18.52%) Migration
6 7 (12.96%) Data Analytics
6 7 (12.96%) High Availability
6 7 (12.96%) Project Management
7 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.11%) Identity Management
7 6 (11.11%) SDLC
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.26%) Data Architecture
8 5 (9.26%) Open Source
9 4 (7.41%) Build Automation
9 4 (7.41%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (7.41%) Data Ingestion
9 4 (7.41%) Data Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 6 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.96%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (11.11%) Docker
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
1 9 (16.67%) Terraform
2 7 (12.96%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Databricks
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Tableau
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.85%) Capita
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.85%) CommVault
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) MapR
5 1 (1.85%) NetApp
5 1 (1.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.85%) Siebel
5 1 (1.85%) Sophos