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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 48 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 50 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.13% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.37% 14.00% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 0
Median daily rate £550 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +122.85%
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
118 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.39% 3.12% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 32 18
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £173 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £553 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +22.05%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +17 24 £600 +41.17% 4
Lincolnshire - 12 £400 -
Leicestershire - 7 £450 - 2
Derbyshire +10 2 - - 2
Northamptonshire -5 2 £313 -7.40%
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (50.75%) Windows
2 34 (50.75%) DevOps
3 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
4 32 (47.76%) Puppet
5 29 (43.28%) Linux
6 27 (40.30%) Office 365
7 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
7 22 (32.84%) Ansible
8 21 (31.34%) WAN
9 20 (29.85%) LAN
9 20 (29.85%) VPN
9 20 (29.85%) SCCM
10 19 (28.36%) Wireless
10 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (26.87%) Mac OS X
12 17 (25.37%) Cisco
13 16 (23.88%) Google
14 15 (22.39%) ITIL
14 15 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (20.90%) IaaS
15 14 (20.90%) Palo Alto
15 14 (20.90%) CISSP
15 14 (20.90%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (20.90%) Mule
16 11 (16.42%) Rackspace
17 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
17 10 (14.93%) DigitalOcean
17 10 (14.93%) C#

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 (20.90%) Mule
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) IIS
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (40.30%) Office 365
3 14 (20.90%) IaaS
4 10 (14.93%) DigitalOcean
5 9 (13.43%) PaaS
6 7 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (10.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 7 (10.45%) Amazon S3
6 7 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (10.45%) Route 53
7 2 (2.99%) SaaS
8 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) WAN
2 20 (29.85%) LAN
2 20 (29.85%) VPN
3 19 (28.36%) Wireless
4 14 (20.90%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (7.46%) Firewall
6 2 (2.99%) Network Security
6 2 (2.99%) Skype
7 1 (1.49%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.45%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.49%) HBase
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) Power BI
5 1 (1.49%) Redis
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) NUnit
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Advertising
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) French Language
4 1 (1.49%) German Language
4 1 (1.49%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Architect
2 15 (22.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (19.40%) Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Azure Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Applications Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (7.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) .NET
2 7 (10.45%) WCF
3 6 (8.96%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) HTML5
4 4 (5.97%) JSON
4 4 (5.97%) SOAP
4 4 (5.97%) XML
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.48%) jQuery
5 3 (4.48%) LINQ
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
5 3 (4.48%) WinForms
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.99%) WPF
7 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.49%) OpenID
7 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.75%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Linux
3 18 (26.87%) Mac OS X
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
5 9 (13.43%) CentOS
5 9 (13.43%) Ubuntu
6 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) DevOps
2 15 (22.39%) ITIL
3 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.94%) Migration
4 8 (11.94%) MVC
5 7 (10.45%) Coaching
6 5 (7.46%) High Availability
7 4 (5.97%) API Integration
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.97%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.97%) MVVM
7 4 (5.97%) TDD
7 4 (5.97%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.97%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.48%) SOA
9 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) C#
1 10 (14.93%) Ruby
2 9 (13.43%) Java
2 9 (13.43%) PHP
3 7 (10.45%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.48%) XAML
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) CISSP
2 9 (13.43%) Degree
3 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Docker
3 5 (7.46%) vCloud
4 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (47.76%) Puppet
2 22 (32.84%) Ansible
3 20 (29.85%) SCCM
4 19 (28.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (22.39%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (7.46%) Kubernetes
6 5 (7.46%) Mesos
7 3 (4.48%) SCOM
8 1 (1.49%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.37%) Cisco
3 16 (23.88%) Google
4 14 (20.90%) Palo Alto
5 11 (16.42%) Rackspace
6 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.46%) VMware
8 4 (5.97%) NetApp
9 2 (2.99%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) IBM
9 2 (2.99%) Oracle
10 1 (1.49%) Apigee
10 1 (1.49%) SAP