Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 115 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 25.11% 13.22% 8.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 74.68% 56.70% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 30 21
Southampton median daily rate £463 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +7.78% +46.94%
10th Percentile £346 £322 £270
90th Percentile £600 £611 £563
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Southampton median hourly rate - £18.00 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £62.50 £18.89 £17.00
% change year-on-year +230.86% +11.12% -62.22%

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 154 97 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 33.62% 23.32% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 57 70
Southampton median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +38.46%
10th Percentile £300 £310 £306
90th Percentile £600 £583 £925
Hampshire median daily rate £463 £456 £470
% change year-on-year +1.37% -2.93% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Southampton median hourly rate £39.75 £18.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.33% -56.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24.28 £18.01 £41.25
90th Percentile £57.43 £19.24 £43.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -50.68% -21.08%

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 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 52 (45.22%) C#
2 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (28.70%) Windows
3 33 (28.70%) PaaS
4 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
5 27 (23.48%) BDD
5 27 (23.48%) SpecFlow
5 27 (23.48%) DevOps
6 26 (22.61%) .NET
7 25 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
9 23 (20.00%) SQL
9 23 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 22 (19.13%) Office 365
10 22 (19.13%) Analytics
11 21 (18.26%) Python
11 21 (18.26%) QA
11 21 (18.26%) Migration
11 21 (18.26%) Apache Spark
12 20 (17.39%) Windows 10
12 20 (17.39%) Cosmos DB
12 20 (17.39%) Xamarin
12 20 (17.39%) Big Data
13 19 (16.52%) Hadoop
14 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Intune
14 18 (15.65%) Redis
14 18 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (14.78%) IaaS
15 17 (14.78%) Serverless
15 17 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory

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 21 (18.26%) Apache Spark
2 15 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
4 11 (9.57%) Umbraco
5 10 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (7.83%) Apache
7 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
8 5 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.61%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.74%) Jupyter
10 2 (1.74%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.87%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.87%) CMS
11 1 (0.87%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.70%) PaaS
2 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (19.13%) Office 365
4 17 (14.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (14.78%) IaaS
4 17 (14.78%) Serverless
5 13 (11.30%) Azure Functions
6 12 (10.43%) Azure Machine Learning
7 9 (7.83%) Loggly
8 8 (6.96%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (6.96%) Data Lake Analytics
9 7 (6.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (4.35%) OneDrive
11 4 (3.48%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (3.48%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 4 (3.48%) SaaS
11 4 (3.48%) Yammer
12 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) Skype
2 7 (6.09%) DNS
3 5 (4.35%) Internet
4 4 (3.48%) SAN
5 3 (2.61%) LAN
5 3 (2.61%) WAN
6 2 (1.74%) Firewall
7 1 (0.87%) MPLS
7 1 (0.87%) Network Security
7 1 (0.87%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.87%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.39%) Big Data
1 20 (17.39%) Cosmos DB
2 19 (16.52%) Hadoop
3 18 (15.65%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (15.65%) Redis
4 16 (13.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (13.91%) Data Lake
5 15 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (11.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
8 11 (9.57%) Neo4j
9 8 (6.96%) HDInsight
9 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
10 7 (6.09%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (3.48%) HBase
12 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
13 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
13 3 (2.61%) Impala
13 3 (2.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (23.48%) SpecFlow
2 13 (11.30%) JMeter
2 13 (11.30%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.43%) webpack
4 11 (9.57%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (9.57%) TeamCity
5 9 (7.83%) Babel
5 9 (7.83%) gulp
5 9 (7.83%) Jasmine
6 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.22%) Selenium
7 4 (3.48%) Chocolatey
7 4 (3.48%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.61%) JIRA
8 3 (2.61%) Protractor
8 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.87%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.74%) Automotive
1 2 (1.74%) Law
2 1 (0.87%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (38.26%) Developer
2 17 (14.78%) Azure Engineer
3 16 (13.91%) .NET Developer
4 12 (10.43%) Architect
5 11 (9.57%) Senior .NET Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Senior Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Xamarin Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Office 365 Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Data Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Azure Architect
9 6 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Angular Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.61%) .NET
2 16 (13.91%) .NET Core
3 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (7.83%) Swagger
6 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.09%) CSS
6 7 (6.09%) HTML
7 6 (5.22%) Sass
8 5 (4.35%) Kafka
8 5 (4.35%) RESTful
8 5 (4.35%) SAML
9 4 (3.48%) Angular 2
9 4 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (3.48%) SAP PI
9 4 (3.48%) WAP
9 4 (3.48%) Web Services
10 3 (2.61%) Apache NiFi
10 3 (2.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.48%) PKI
4 4 (3.48%) User Experience
5 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.70%) Windows
2 20 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 13 (11.30%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.83%) VMS
5 3 (2.61%) Linux
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.87%) Unix
7 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) BDD
2 27 (23.48%) DevOps
3 25 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 22 (19.13%) Analytics
5 21 (18.26%) Migration
6 16 (13.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (12.17%) Machine Learning
8 11 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (9.57%) MVC
8 11 (9.57%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.70%) Deep Learning
9 10 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (7.83%) ETL
10 9 (7.83%) Load Testing
11 8 (6.96%) Data Architecture
11 8 (6.96%) Data Science
11 8 (6.96%) TDD
12 7 (6.09%) OO
13 6 (5.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (45.22%) C#
2 23 (20.00%) SQL
3 21 (18.26%) Python
4 13 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.83%) Java
6 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.96%) U-SQL
7 7 (6.09%) Scala
8 6 (5.22%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.61%) ES6
10 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.74%) C++
10 2 (1.74%) Go
11 1 (0.87%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) MCSE
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.87%) MCSA
3 1 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.87%) PhD
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.26%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.43%) Docker
3 5 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.87%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (9.57%) SCCM
3 10 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 8 (6.96%) Terraform
5 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.35%) Puppet
6 4 (3.48%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.48%) Grafana
6 4 (3.48%) Oozie
6 4 (3.48%) WebInspect
6 4 (3.48%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.74%) Ansible
7 2 (1.74%) Mesos
7 2 (1.74%) SCOM
7 2 (1.74%) WMI
8 1 (0.87%) Kibana
8 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.39%) Xamarin
3 16 (13.91%) Databricks
4 9 (7.83%) Google
4 9 (7.83%) New Relic
5 8 (6.96%) Proofpoint
6 5 (4.35%) VMware
6 5 (4.35%) Zscaler
7 4 (3.48%) CommVault
7 4 (3.48%) SAP
8 3 (2.61%) Oracle
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco
9 2 (1.74%) Tableau
10 1 (0.87%) Citrix
10 1 (0.87%) ESRI
10 1 (0.87%) HP
10 1 (0.87%) IBM
10 1 (0.87%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.87%) Veeam