The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 24 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 13 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.78% 1.55% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 26.09% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Median daily rate £388 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
Microsoft Azure
East of England

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

Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
26 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.56% 5.94% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 16
Median daily rate £388 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +32.35%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +11 11 £388 +10.71% 2
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) IIS
4 8 (44.44%) High Availability
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) CloudFront
7 5 (27.78%) Akamai
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Office 365
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) XenApp
8 4 (22.22%) SaaS
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) NetApp
9 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 2 (11.11%) Network Security
10 2 (11.11%) PaaS
10 2 (11.11%) IaaS
10 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.11%) DNS
10 2 (11.11%) DHCP
10 2 (11.11%) .NET
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 9 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Drupal
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (27.78%) CloudFront
3 4 (22.22%) Office 365
3 4 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (11.11%) IaaS
4 2 (11.11%) PaaS
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) FTP
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Web Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Architect
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) AWS Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Developer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) CCTV
1 2 (11.11%) RIA
1 2 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) High Availability
2 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
5 1 (5.56%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Akamai
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) NetApp
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore