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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 18 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 16 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.90% 1.26% 6.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.21% 17.39% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 20
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £356 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £425 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +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 Bedfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
43 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.87% 7.23% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 31
Median daily rate £500 £563 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
Luton - 5 £613 -
Bedford -3 3 £375 -9.09% 5
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
4 13 (39.39%) High Availability
5 11 (33.33%) IIS
5 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 8 (24.24%) XenApp
7 8 (24.24%) Citrix
7 8 (24.24%) Web Services
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 6 (18.18%) IaaS
9 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
9 6 (18.18%) C#
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) NetApp
9 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.15%) CloudFront
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (15.15%) Akamai
10 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
10 5 (15.15%) MVC

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 11 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (60.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.18%) IaaS
3 5 (15.15%) Akamai
3 5 (15.15%) CloudFront
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) PaaS
4 2 (6.06%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) FTP
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.06%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Calabash
1 4 (12.12%) Capybara
1 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
1 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Bower
3 1 (3.03%) ERwin
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Web Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) AWS Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce Architect
5 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Server Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
3 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) HTML
7 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.03%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) HTML5
7 1 (3.03%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) Middleware
7 1 (3.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) RIA
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) High Availability
2 11 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) API Testing
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.06%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Security Management
7 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
8 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.12%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) CCEA
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) CCIP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) XenApp
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) AppSense
5 2 (6.06%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco