The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 8 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.14% - 9.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 57.14% - 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £438 - £638
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 £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +34.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.50% 3.23% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Median daily rate £400 - £638
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 £17.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -13.35%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Capybara
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Calabash
2 4 (66.67%) API Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) SDET
3 2 (33.33%) Appium
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Calabash
1 4 (66.67%) Capybara
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Appium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCEA
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) AppSense
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
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