The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 67 101 82
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 29 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.86% 0.18% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.71% 4.11% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 4
Median daily rate £620 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.86% -8.75%
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
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 East Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
101 73 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.49% 4.48% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 44 20
Median daily rate £525 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £11.22 £18.00 £10.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.69% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £18.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £19.00 £12.16
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 the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire +14 17 £620 +117.54% 1
Leicestershire - 8 £310 - 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £950 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (42.22%) Office 365
3 18 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (35.56%) DevOps
5 15 (33.33%) Ansible
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (33.33%) Puppet
6 13 (28.89%) LAN
6 13 (28.89%) WAN
7 12 (26.67%) IaaS
8 11 (24.44%) Linux
8 11 (24.44%) Wireless
8 11 (24.44%) SCCM
9 10 (22.22%) VPN
9 10 (22.22%) .NET
9 10 (22.22%) C#
9 10 (22.22%) Mac OS X
10 9 (20.00%) SQL
10 9 (20.00%) Cisco
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Intune
11 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.78%) Google
12 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (15.56%) Mule
12 7 (15.56%) PaaS
12 7 (15.56%) CISSP
12 7 (15.56%) MVC
12 7 (15.56%) Palo Alto
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 7 (15.56%) Mule
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (42.22%) Office 365
2 18 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (26.67%) IaaS
4 7 (15.56%) PaaS
5 6 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) LAN
1 13 (28.89%) WAN
2 11 (24.44%) Wireless
3 10 (22.22%) VPN
4 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (8.89%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) HBase
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Redis
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) NUnit
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
3 1 (2.22%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Azure Architect
6 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Architect
8 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.44%) CRM Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) WCF
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) CSS
3 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) HTML5
3 4 (8.89%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.67%) jQuery
4 3 (6.67%) LINQ
4 3 (6.67%) WinForms
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) WPF
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.22%) CSS3
6 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 10 (22.22%) Mac OS X
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) DevOps
2 7 (15.56%) MVC
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) High Availability
6 3 (6.67%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.67%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Microservices
7 2 (4.44%) Network Design
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) Server Building
7 2 (4.44%) SOLID
7 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) C#
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) CISSP
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Docker
2 5 (11.11%) vCloud
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) Ansible
1 15 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (24.44%) SCCM
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Intune
4 5 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 5 (11.11%) Mesos
4 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco
3 8 (17.78%) Google
4 7 (15.56%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.44%) Dell
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) NetApp
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
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