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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 33 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.96% 1.61% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.86% 31.58% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £363 £613 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.81% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
14 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.58% 5.11% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
Median daily rate £400 £556 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +30.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £290 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -1 2 £270 -55.91% 6
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) CCTV
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP

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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CCTV
1 2 (28.57%) SCADA
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore