The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 30 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 60 40
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.70% 0.61% 2.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.75% 11.11% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
Median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £352 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £488 £433
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 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 80 36 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 12.36% 5.50% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 33
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 £214 £323 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £550
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 £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Wiltshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Wiltshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 7 £263 -
Corsham - 2 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (52.00%) Oracle
4 13 (52.00%) DevOps
5 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) Docker
7 9 (36.00%) Ansible
7 9 (36.00%) Java
7 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (28.00%) Database Tuning
9 7 (28.00%) Confluence
9 7 (28.00%) WebCenter
9 7 (28.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
9 7 (28.00%) Web Development
9 7 (28.00%) JIRA
9 7 (28.00%) VMware
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) logstash
9 7 (28.00%) Icinga
9 7 (28.00%) Kibana
9 7 (28.00%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (28.00%) Microservices
9 7 (28.00%) Amazon Linux

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (28.00%) Confluence
1 7 (28.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) GeoServer
3 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (8.00%) IaaS
3 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 2 (8.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) TestNG
4 1 (4.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Java Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Linux Engineer
1 7 (28.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 7 (28.00%) WebOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (28.00%) WebCenter
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) Amazon Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.00%) CentOS
7 3 (12.00%) Debian
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (4.00%) Unix
9 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) DevOps
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Database Tuning
4 7 (28.00%) Microservices
4 7 (28.00%) Web Development
4 7 (28.00%) Web Operations
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Open Source
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Service Management
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) F#
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Docker
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (12.00%) vSphere
5 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Ansible
2 7 (28.00%) Icinga
2 7 (28.00%) Kibana
2 7 (28.00%) logstash
3 2 (8.00%) Puppet
3 2 (8.00%) vRealize
4 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Oracle
1 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Splunk
6 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) Gemalto
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Rackspace