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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 19 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 22 6 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.40% 1.74% 6.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 59.46% 27.27% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 32
Median daily rate £388 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £288 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £381 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.19 -
% change year-on-year
+15.93% -
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
37 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.76% 6.38% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 37
Median daily rate £388 £363 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -13.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +8 17 £388 +10.71% 1
Bedford - 2 £340 - 1
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) IIS
4 14 (45.16%) Web Services
4 14 (45.16%) High Availability
5 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
5 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) E-Commerce
7 10 (32.26%) VMware
8 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
8 9 (29.03%) XenApp
8 9 (29.03%) CloudFront
8 9 (29.03%) Akamai
8 9 (29.03%) Citrix
8 9 (29.03%) NetApp
8 9 (29.03%) Windows
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
11 5 (16.13%) Office 365
11 5 (16.13%) .NET
12 4 (12.90%) MVC
12 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
12 4 (12.90%) DNS
12 4 (12.90%) IaaS
12 4 (12.90%) SaaS
13 3 (9.68%) PaaS
13 3 (9.68%) RIA
13 3 (9.68%) SCCM
13 3 (9.68%) SCOM

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 17 (54.84%) IIS
2 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Drupal
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (70.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (29.03%) CloudFront
3 5 (16.13%) Office 365
4 4 (12.90%) IaaS
4 4 (12.90%) SaaS
5 3 (9.68%) PaaS
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ERwin
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Web Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (25.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (25.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Architect
6 5 (16.13%) Server Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
7 4 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (12.90%) Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.23%) CSS3
5 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) RIA
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) CCTV
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) High Availability
2 11 (35.48%) E-Commerce
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.23%) ITSM
6 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Use Case
6 1 (3.23%) User Stories
6 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
1 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
2 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (29.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Akamai
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) NetApp
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Sitecore