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 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 70 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 39 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.37% 1.12% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.50% 38.30% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -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
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
120 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.29% 2.94% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 33
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £17.75 - £24.00
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 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 27 September 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 27 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
Lincolnshire - 13 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -9 12 £340 -2.85% 3
Leicestershire - 7 £401 - 1
Derbyshire +1 4 £315 -10.00%
Northamptonshire -9 3 £373 +2.40% 2
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 37 (48.05%) Linux
2 36 (46.75%) Windows
2 36 (46.75%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (40.26%) DevOps
3 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
4 30 (38.96%) Puppet
5 27 (35.06%) Office 365
6 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
7 22 (28.57%) Mac OS X
8 21 (27.27%) VPN
9 20 (25.97%) Ansible
9 20 (25.97%) SCCM
10 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (24.68%) WAN
11 18 (23.38%) LAN
12 17 (22.08%) Wireless
13 16 (20.78%) Google
13 16 (20.78%) C#
13 16 (20.78%) .NET
13 16 (20.78%) IaaS
14 15 (19.48%) Cisco
15 14 (18.18%) CISSP
15 14 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (18.18%) Mule
15 14 (18.18%) Palo Alto
16 13 (16.88%) Ubuntu
16 13 (16.88%) ITIL
17 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
18 11 (14.29%) Rackspace

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 14 (18.18%) Mule
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.60%) CMS
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (46.75%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (35.06%) Office 365
3 16 (20.78%) IaaS
4 10 (12.99%) DigitalOcean
4 10 (12.99%) PaaS
5 7 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (9.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 7 (9.09%) Amazon S3
5 7 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (9.09%) Route 53
6 3 (3.90%) SaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) VPN
2 19 (24.68%) WAN
3 18 (23.38%) LAN
4 17 (22.08%) Wireless
5 14 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.19%) HTTP
7 3 (3.90%) Firewall
8 2 (2.60%) Network Security
8 2 (2.60%) Skype
8 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.30%) AMQP
9 1 (1.30%) DNS
9 1 (1.30%) Internet
9 1 (1.30%) SAN
9 1 (1.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) MySQL
2 7 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (7.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Power BI
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.30%) HBase
6 1 (1.30%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.30%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.30%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) NUnit
3 2 (2.60%) Bower
3 2 (2.60%) gulp
3 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.49%) Advertising
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Front Office
4 2 (2.60%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Architect
2 18 (23.38%) Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (16.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Azure Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.49%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Azure Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.78%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) WCF
3 7 (9.09%) JSON
4 6 (7.79%) jQuery
4 6 (7.79%) XML
5 5 (6.49%) Node.js
5 5 (6.49%) REST
5 5 (6.49%) Web Services
6 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.19%) CSS
6 4 (5.19%) HTML
6 4 (5.19%) RESTful
6 4 (5.19%) SOAP
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.90%) HTML5
7 3 (3.90%) LINQ
7 3 (3.90%) WinForms
8 2 (2.60%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Wiki
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Linux
2 36 (46.75%) Windows
3 22 (28.57%) Mac OS X
4 13 (16.88%) Ubuntu
5 9 (11.69%) CentOS
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
6 8 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.60%) Unix
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) DevOps
2 13 (16.88%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 11 (14.29%) MVC
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
5 7 (9.09%) Coaching
5 7 (9.09%) MVVM
6 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.79%) TDD
7 5 (6.49%) API Integration
7 5 (6.49%) High Availability
7 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.19%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.19%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.19%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.19%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) C#
2 10 (12.99%) Java
2 10 (12.99%) Ruby
3 9 (11.69%) PHP
3 9 (11.69%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.49%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) XAML
6 2 (2.60%) R
7 1 (1.30%) Go
7 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) CISSP
2 10 (12.99%) Degree
3 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) MCP
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Docker
3 5 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) vCloud
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (38.96%) Puppet
2 20 (25.97%) Ansible
2 20 (25.97%) SCCM
3 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.90%) SCOM
6 2 (2.60%) Salt
7 1 (1.30%) Consul
7 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.30%) Mesos
7 1 (1.30%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) Google
3 15 (19.48%) Cisco
4 14 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 11 (14.29%) Rackspace
6 9 (11.69%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.79%) VMware
8 4 (5.19%) NetApp
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle
10 2 (2.60%) Apigee
10 2 (2.60%) HP
11 1 (1.30%) MuleSoft
11 1 (1.30%) SAP
11 1 (1.30%) Tableau
11 1 (1.30%) Talend
11 1 (1.30%) Xamarin