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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 25 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.99% 3.13% 0.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 63.64% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20 11 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 9.95% 4.91% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 14
Median daily rate £458 £296 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.43% -30.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £330 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) ESRI
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
5 9 (26.47%) .NET
6 8 (23.53%) Use Case
6 8 (23.53%) Software Distribution
6 8 (23.53%) Geospatial Data
7 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
7 7 (20.59%) C#
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
8 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
8 6 (17.65%) ETL
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) Data Management
8 6 (17.65%) Data Governance
8 6 (17.65%) Big Data
9 5 (14.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 5 (14.71%) PostGIS
9 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
9 5 (14.71%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (14.71%) ERD
9 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
9 5 (14.71%) Hadoop
9 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (14.71%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (14.71%) Tableau
9 5 (14.71%) Metadata Management
9 5 (14.71%) Power BI
9 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Data Management

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 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (17.65%) Big Data
4 5 (14.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (14.71%) Hadoop
4 5 (14.71%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
4 5 (14.71%) Power BI
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Architect
2 11 (32.35%) Applications Architect
3 10 (29.41%) Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Data Architect
5 7 (20.59%) Geospatial Architect
5 7 (20.59%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Azure Developer
8 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Azure Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.94%) EPiServer Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Server Support
9 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Support
9 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.71%) PostGIS
4 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) TOGAF
2 8 (23.53%) Software Distribution
2 8 (23.53%) Use Case
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Data Governance
3 6 (17.65%) Data Management
3 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
3 6 (17.65%) ETL
4 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.71%) Data Integration
4 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Data Management
4 5 (14.71%) ERD
4 5 (14.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 5 (14.71%) Metadata Management
4 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (14.71%) UML
5 4 (11.76%) Conceptual Models
5 4 (11.76%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (11.76%) Master Data Management
5 4 (11.76%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) ESRI
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
3 5 (14.71%) Informatica
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 5 (14.71%) Tableau
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Sitecore