Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 27 42
Rank change year-on-year +21 +15 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 13.65% 4.14% 3.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 47.97% 22.62% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 8 9
Southampton median daily rate £475 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +28.00% -12.28%
10th Percentile £413 £257 £275
90th Percentile £621 £552 £498
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.89 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +11.12% - -

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 148 84 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 28.46% 18.30% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 57 20
Southampton median daily rate £500 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +22.14% -21.08%
10th Percentile £363 £160 £262
90th Percentile £575 £568 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £460 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £11.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -58.90% -23.16% +258.49%

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 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.39%) C#
4 22 (30.99%) SQL
4 22 (30.99%) .NET
5 19 (26.76%) DevOps
5 19 (26.76%) Serverless
6 17 (23.94%) JSON
6 17 (23.94%) Big Data
7 16 (22.54%) Analytics
7 16 (22.54%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
8 15 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (19.72%) Data Lake
10 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
11 12 (16.90%) Windows
11 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
11 12 (16.90%) Python
11 12 (16.90%) MongoDB
11 12 (16.90%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
12 11 (15.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
13 10 (14.08%) NoSQL
13 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (14.08%) TDD
13 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (14.08%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (14.08%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 9 (12.68%) Terraform

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 7 (9.86%) Apache Spark
1 7 (9.86%) CMS
2 6 (8.45%) Apache
2 6 (8.45%) Umbraco
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Solr
3 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.23%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Serverless
2 15 (21.13%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (16.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 10 (14.08%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 8 (11.27%) Azure Functions
6 6 (8.45%) PaaS
6 6 (8.45%) SaaS
7 5 (7.04%) Amazon S3
7 5 (7.04%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (7.04%) AWS Fargate
7 5 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (5.63%) Office 365
9 3 (4.23%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (4.23%) IaaS
10 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) DHCP
1 1 (1.41%) DNS
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
1 1 (1.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) Big Data
2 16 (22.54%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
4 14 (19.72%) Data Lake
5 12 (16.90%) MongoDB
6 11 (15.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (14.08%) Cosmos DB
7 10 (14.08%) NoSQL
7 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (12.68%) Hadoop
9 8 (11.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (11.27%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (11.27%) Power BI
10 7 (9.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (4.23%) Apache Hive
11 3 (4.23%) HDInsight
11 3 (4.23%) Impala
11 3 (4.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (8.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.41%) GitLab
6 1 (1.41%) MSTest
6 1 (1.41%) NUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Selenium
6 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (2.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
2 1 (1.41%) Publishing
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) Architect
3 17 (23.94%) C# Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Azure Architect
5 8 (11.27%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Data Architect
6 7 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Azure Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Big Data Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analytics Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Integration Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) JSON
3 7 (9.86%) .NET Core
3 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.86%) React
3 7 (9.86%) REST
4 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (8.45%) Web Services
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (7.04%) Kafka
5 5 (7.04%) SAML
5 5 (7.04%) Vue.js
6 3 (4.23%) HTML
7 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) jQuery
7 2 (2.82%) RESTful
7 2 (2.82%) Spark Streaming
8 1 (1.41%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) CESG
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) STB
3 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) DevOps
3 16 (22.54%) Analytics
4 10 (14.08%) TDD
5 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.27%) BDD
6 8 (11.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (11.27%) Data Analytics
6 8 (11.27%) Data Modelling
6 8 (11.27%) Project Management
6 8 (11.27%) SDLC
7 7 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (9.86%) Identity Management
7 7 (9.86%) MVC
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.45%) Data Architecture
8 6 (8.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.45%) Open Source
9 5 (7.04%) Data Ingestion
9 5 (7.04%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) C#
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
4 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.90%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) R
5 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Docker
2 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
1 9 (12.68%) Terraform
2 5 (7.04%) Ansible
3 4 (5.63%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (5.63%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.82%) Kibana
5 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Grafana
5 1 (1.41%) Graphite
5 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Databricks
3 4 (5.63%) Google
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) Tableau
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) ESRI
6 1 (1.41%) MapR
6 1 (1.41%) Siebel
6 1 (1.41%) Sophos
6 1 (1.41%) VMware