The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staines 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 29 April 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)
Surrey / Staines
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 2 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staines 9.15% 27.27% 6.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 48.15% 75.00% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 0
Median daily rate £525 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.23 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -58.46% +185.71%  

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 Staines with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Staines
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 27 40 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staines 19.01% 36.36% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 0
Median daily rate £525 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Staines

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staines 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 Staines

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staines

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Staines

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Staines region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 17 (73.91%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Puppet
4 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
4 9 (39.13%) DevOps
5 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
5 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) JIRA
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
6 7 (30.43%) GitHub
6 7 (30.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (30.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (30.43%) ServiceNow
7 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) XML
8 5 (21.74%) SOAP
8 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (21.74%) Confluence
8 5 (21.74%) Docker
8 5 (21.74%) REST
8 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
8 5 (21.74%) git-flow
9 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) RESTful
9 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) C#

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staines 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 (21.74%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 17 (73.91%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon S3
2 7 (30.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (30.43%) GitHub
2 7 (30.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) MPLS
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) VLAN
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (30.43%) JIRA
4 5 (21.74%) git-flow
5 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Developer
4 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) REST
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) WCF
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 3 (13.04%) WSDL
3 3 (13.04%) XSL
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) XSLT
5 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Public Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) VMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) DNA
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) Puppet
2 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.70%) Bluefish Communications
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle