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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / East Midlands
Rank 68 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 28 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.93% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.72% 18.92% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 8
Median daily rate £489 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.54% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £500 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year
- +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +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 East Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
101 74 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.96% 4.67% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 22
Median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-17.92% -8.25%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 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
Derbyshire +6 11 £565 +126.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £400 +33.33% 9
Leicestershire +6 3 £300 -23.74% 2
Northamptonshire -3 3 £400 -20.00% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) PaaS
3 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 25 (29.76%) Linux
5 24 (28.57%) C#
5 24 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (26.19%) SQL
7 20 (23.81%) IaaS
7 20 (23.81%) Apache Spark
8 19 (22.62%) Docker
8 19 (22.62%) E-Commerce
9 18 (21.43%) Python
10 17 (20.24%) .NET
10 17 (20.24%) MongoDB
10 17 (20.24%) Power BI
11 15 (17.86%) Windows
12 14 (16.67%) Java
12 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 14 (16.67%) Degree
13 13 (15.48%) Machine Learning
13 13 (15.48%) Migration
13 13 (15.48%) HDInsight
14 12 (14.29%) R
14 12 (14.29%) Node.js
14 12 (14.29%) REST
14 12 (14.29%) DevOps
14 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (13.10%) VMware
15 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering

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 20 (23.81%) Apache Spark
2 10 (11.90%) Apache
3 6 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.95%) JBoss
4 5 (5.95%) SAS
5 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.38%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) nginx
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.19%) CMS
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.33%) PaaS
2 24 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (23.81%) IaaS
4 10 (11.90%) Azure Machine Learning
5 8 (9.52%) Office 365
6 6 (7.14%) SaaS
7 5 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (5.95%) GitHub
8 4 (4.76%) Datadog
8 4 (4.76%) Heroku
8 4 (4.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) HTTP
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.38%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) Intranet
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) NGN
2 2 (2.38%) Skype
2 2 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (2.38%) TACACS
2 2 (2.38%) VXLAN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) AMQP
3 1 (1.19%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) MongoDB
1 17 (20.24%) Power BI
2 13 (15.48%) HDInsight
3 10 (11.90%) Hadoop
4 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (7.14%) Big Data
6 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (5.95%) Data Lake
7 5 (5.95%) Endeca
7 5 (5.95%) InfluxDB
7 5 (5.95%) OpenTSDB
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.57%) Apache Hive
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.33%) Subversion
4 5 (5.95%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.76%) git-flow
6 3 (3.57%) JIRA
7 1 (1.19%) Bower
7 1 (1.19%) gulp
7 1 (1.19%) JMeter
7 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.52%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.95%) Advertising
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Front Office
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Developer
2 19 (22.62%) Architect
3 11 (13.10%) Azure Architect
4 9 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 9 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Node.js Developer
5 8 (9.52%) MongoDB Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Azure Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Data Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Data Scientist
7 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Lead DevOps
9 3 (3.57%) Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) Node.js
2 12 (14.29%) REST
3 8 (9.52%) JSON
4 7 (8.33%) J2EE
4 7 (8.33%) Web Services
4 7 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.57%) jQuery
6 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.38%) CSS
6 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 2 (2.38%) WCF
7 1 (1.19%) OpenID
7 1 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.19%) RequireJS
7 1 (1.19%) RESTful
7 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.19%) EPoS
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Linux
2 15 (17.86%) Windows
3 5 (5.95%) Mac OS X
3 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) E-Commerce
3 13 (15.48%) Machine Learning
3 13 (15.48%) Migration
4 12 (14.29%) DevOps
5 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
6 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.52%) Scrum
8 7 (8.33%) Analytics
8 7 (8.33%) MVC
9 6 (7.14%) ITIL
9 6 (7.14%) SDLC
10 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.95%) ETL
10 5 (5.95%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (5.95%) Open Source
10 5 (5.95%) TDD
10 5 (5.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) C#
2 22 (26.19%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) Python
4 14 (16.67%) Java
5 12 (14.29%) R
6 10 (11.90%) Scala
7 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.57%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.38%) XAML
11 1 (1.19%) C
11 1 (1.19%) C++
11 1 (1.19%) Go
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
3 2 (2.38%) CCSA
3 2 (2.38%) CCSE
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCITP
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Docker
2 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.95%) Squid
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (2.38%) vCloud
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Graphite
1 9 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (9.52%) Puppet
3 5 (5.95%) Ansible
3 5 (5.95%) logstash
4 4 (4.76%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.76%) Packer
5 3 (3.57%) SCCM
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.38%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.19%) Consul
7 1 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.19%) Nagios
7 1 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.10%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Tableau
4 5 (5.95%) Apigee
4 5 (5.95%) MuleSoft
4 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.95%) Splunk
4 5 (5.95%) Talend
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix
5 4 (4.76%) Software AG
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco
7 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.38%) Computacenter
7 2 (2.38%) F5
7 2 (2.38%) Juniper
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia
7 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.19%) Rackspace