The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 70 106 132
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.36% 1.35% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.49% 16.73% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 13
Median daily rate £388 £381 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £278 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.54% -2.66%
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 of England region.

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
245 251 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.66% 8.08% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 176 95
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £484 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.25% -2.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Essex +22 17 £300 -17.24%
Hertfordshire +24 14 £513 +12.63% 4
Bedfordshire +11 13 £388 +19.23% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 13 £400 -5.88% 7
Suffolk - 3 £525 - 3
Microsoft Azure
England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 56 (42.75%) Windows
2 55 (41.98%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
4 40 (30.53%) Linux
5 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
6 29 (22.14%) Office 365
7 28 (21.37%) VMware
8 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (19.85%) DevOps
10 25 (19.08%) Java
10 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
11 22 (16.79%) JavaScript
11 22 (16.79%) HTML
12 21 (16.03%) Docker
12 21 (16.03%) Puppet
13 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
13 20 (15.27%) Retail
14 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (14.50%) Oracle
14 19 (14.50%) Git (software)
15 18 (13.74%) REST
15 18 (13.74%) CSS
15 18 (13.74%) SharePoint
16 17 (12.98%) Configuration Management
17 16 (12.21%) TDD
17 16 (12.21%) SaaS
18 15 (11.45%) HTML5
18 15 (11.45%) Hyper-V
18 15 (11.45%) Skype for Business
18 15 (11.45%) IaaS

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 18 (13.74%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.45%) Skype for Business
3 13 (9.92%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (9.92%) IIS
4 7 (5.34%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.05%) CMS
5 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.29%) nginx
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (9.16%) OmniGraffle
2 12 (9.16%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.29%) MS Office
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (9.16%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (3.05%) Maximo
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.53%) assyst
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 55 (41.98%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (22.14%) Office 365
3 16 (12.21%) SaaS
4 15 (11.45%) IaaS
5 13 (9.92%) PaaS
5 13 (9.92%) Yammer
6 11 (8.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.82%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.29%) GitHub
9 2 (1.53%) iTunes
10 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.58%) DNS
2 5 (3.82%) Firewall
2 5 (3.82%) SAN
3 4 (3.05%) Network Security
4 3 (2.29%) DHCP
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.53%) Internet
5 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.53%) PBX
5 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.53%) VoIP
5 2 (1.53%) VPN
6 1 (0.76%) Extranet
6 1 (0.76%) FTP
6 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.76%) Skype
6 1 (0.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) Couchbase
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
2 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.53%) Essbase
4 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.16%) Mercurial
3 8 (6.11%) Grunt
3 8 (6.11%) gulp
3 8 (6.11%) IntelliJ
3 8 (6.11%) Jasmine
3 8 (6.11%) WebStorm
4 6 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (4.58%) Selenium
5 4 (3.05%) Mocha
5 4 (3.05%) PhantomJS
6 3 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.29%) JIRA
7 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.53%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.53%) Subversion
7 2 (1.53%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.76%) Hudson
8 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 20 (15.27%) Retail
2 5 (3.82%) Advertising
3 4 (3.05%) Finance
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Automotive
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
5 1 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (22.14%) Architect
2 27 (20.61%) Developer
3 17 (12.98%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (12.21%) Lead DevOps
5 13 (9.92%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (9.92%) Security Architect
5 13 (9.92%) Technical Leader
6 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (6.87%) Cloud Specialist
7 9 (6.87%) DevOps Specialist
7 9 (6.87%) Security Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.87%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (6.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (5.34%) Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Information Architect
10 6 (4.58%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) HTML
2 18 (13.74%) CSS
2 18 (13.74%) REST
3 15 (11.45%) HTML5
3 15 (11.45%) Web Services
4 12 (9.16%) COM
4 12 (9.16%) CSS3
4 12 (9.16%) Spring
5 10 (7.63%) Ajax
5 10 (7.63%) jQuery
6 9 (6.87%) .NET
7 8 (6.11%) Node.js
7 8 (6.11%) PhoneGap
7 8 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (5.34%) JSON
9 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
10 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.05%) SOAP
10 4 (3.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Mobile App
1 13 (9.92%) User Experience
2 12 (9.16%) Graphic Design
3 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.05%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.05%) iPad
5 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.29%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.53%) CCTV
6 2 (1.53%) iPhone
6 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) RIA
6 2 (1.53%) SCADA
6 2 (1.53%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.53%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.75%) Windows
2 40 (30.53%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.63%) Unix
4 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.82%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.05%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) VMS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.85%) DevOps
3 17 (12.98%) Configuration Management
4 16 (12.21%) TDD
5 15 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.45%) CRM
6 14 (10.69%) ITIL
6 14 (10.69%) Unit Testing
7 13 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (9.92%) Case Management
7 13 (9.92%) Data Management
7 13 (9.92%) Document Management
8 12 (9.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (9.16%) UX Design
9 10 (7.63%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.63%) Information Security
10 9 (6.87%) High Availability
10 9 (6.87%) MVC
10 9 (6.87%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.87%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) Java
2 22 (16.79%) JavaScript
3 13 (9.92%) Python
4 9 (6.87%) C#
5 8 (6.11%) Dart
5 8 (6.11%) ECMAScript
5 8 (6.11%) TypeScript
6 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.58%) SQL
8 4 (3.05%) C
8 4 (3.05%) ES6
9 3 (2.29%) PHP
10 2 (1.53%) COBOL
10 2 (1.53%) Perl
10 2 (1.53%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) Groovy
11 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.76%) Ruby
11 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.05%) RHCE
1 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.53%) CISA
2 2 (1.53%) CISM
2 2 (1.53%) CISSP
2 2 (1.53%) Degree
2 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) CCDA
3 1 (0.76%) CCNA
3 1 (0.76%) CCNP
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.76%) GSEC
3 1 (0.76%) MCSE
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.53%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) FISMA
4 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 32 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.03%) Docker
3 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.05%) KVM
5 4 (3.05%) LXC
5 4 (3.05%) vCloud
5 4 (3.05%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.05%) XenApp
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.53%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.53%) Xen
8 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.76%) UAG
8 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (16.03%) Puppet
2 14 (10.69%) SCCM
3 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.34%) SCOM
5 4 (3.05%) Ansible
5 4 (3.05%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.29%) Nagios
7 2 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.53%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.53%) logstash
7 2 (1.53%) Riemann
7 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.37%) VMware
3 19 (14.50%) Oracle
4 14 (10.69%) SAP
5 13 (9.92%) Infor
5 13 (9.92%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (6.87%) Citrix
7 7 (5.34%) Cisco
8 6 (4.58%) NetApp
9 5 (3.82%) Akamai
9 5 (3.82%) IBM
9 5 (3.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.05%) HP
10 4 (3.05%) Sitecore
11 3 (2.29%) Apple
12 2 (1.53%) Clearswift
12 2 (1.53%) Dell
12 2 (1.53%) Samsung
12 2 (1.53%) Tandberg
13 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
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