The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 34 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.33% - 4.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.22% - 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 14
Median daily rate £263 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 36 15 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 10.47% 4.59% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 29
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £552 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Swindon

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 11 (84.62%) Linux
1 11 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Java
4 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Ansible
4 8 (61.54%) Docker
5 7 (53.85%) logstash
5 7 (53.85%) Kibana
5 7 (53.85%) Icinga
5 7 (53.85%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (53.85%) Microservices
5 7 (53.85%) Amazon Linux
5 7 (53.85%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (53.85%) Web Operations
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 7 (53.85%) Web Development
5 7 (53.85%) JIRA
5 7 (53.85%) Atlassian
5 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
5 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (53.85%) Database Tuning
5 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
5 7 (53.85%) Confluence
5 7 (53.85%) WebCenter

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 (53.85%) Confluence
1 7 (53.85%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
1 7 (53.85%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Java Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Linux Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 7 (53.85%) WebOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (53.85%) WebCenter
2 1 (7.69%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) SAML
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) Amazon Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) CentOS
5 3 (23.08%) Debian
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (53.85%) Database Tuning
3 7 (53.85%) Microservices
3 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Web Development
3 7 (53.85%) Web Operations
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) People Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SANS
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Docker
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Ansible
2 7 (53.85%) Icinga
2 7 (53.85%) Kibana
2 7 (53.85%) logstash
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Gemalto
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Rackspace