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 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 65 114 129
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 63 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.55% 0.72% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 24.61% 10.99% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 7
Median daily rate £428 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £312 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £369
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 of England region.

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
256 182 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.35% 6.58% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 130 69
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +15.60%
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 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 31 May 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 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
Cambridgeshire +32 28 £450 +16.12% 12
Hertfordshire +19 15 £463 -2.63% 1
Essex +4 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Bedfordshire +1 6 £363 -40.81% 8
Suffolk - 4 £525 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £400 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

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

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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 42 (42.00%) Windows
1 42 (42.00%) Linux
2 35 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (27.00%) DevOps
5 22 (22.00%) VMware
6 21 (21.00%) Puppet
6 21 (21.00%) Docker
7 20 (20.00%) Java
8 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
9 17 (17.00%) Office 365
10 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 15 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (14.00%) REST
11 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (14.00%) HTML
11 14 (14.00%) Oracle
12 13 (13.00%) Unix
13 12 (12.00%) TDD
13 12 (12.00%) SaaS
13 12 (12.00%) IaaS
14 11 (11.00%) PaaS
14 11 (11.00%) HTML5
14 11 (11.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (11.00%) SCCM
14 11 (11.00%) Python
15 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
15 10 (10.00%) CSS

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 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.00%) nginx
5 3 (3.00%) Node.js
6 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
7 1 (1.00%) Drupal
7 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.00%) OmniGraffle
1 8 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) SDL Web 8
2 7 (7.00%) Maximo
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.00%) Office 365
3 12 (12.00%) IaaS
3 12 (12.00%) SaaS
4 11 (11.00%) PaaS
5 10 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.00%) Yammer
7 3 (3.00%) GitHub
8 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Firewall
1 4 (4.00%) Network Security
1 4 (4.00%) SAN
2 2 (2.00%) DNS
2 2 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) LAN
3 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.00%) PBX
3 1 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.00%) Skype
3 1 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) VPN
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (7.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (5.00%) MySQL
4 4 (4.00%) Couchbase
4 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.00%) IntelliJ
2 8 (8.00%) Mercurial
2 8 (8.00%) WebStorm
3 7 (7.00%) Selenium
4 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.00%) Grunt
5 3 (3.00%) gulp
5 3 (3.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.00%) JIRA
5 3 (3.00%) PhantomJS
6 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.00%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.00%) Subversion
6 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) Hudson
7 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.00%) Advertising
1 8 (8.00%) Retail
2 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.00%) Architect
2 21 (21.00%) Developer
3 19 (19.00%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (16.00%) Consultant
5 11 (11.00%) Security Architect
6 10 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (10.00%) Technical Leader
7 9 (9.00%) Cloud Specialist
7 9 (9.00%) DevOps Specialist
7 9 (9.00%) Security Solutions Architect
7 9 (9.00%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (7.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Information Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (6.00%) Java Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) .NET Developer
12 4 (4.00%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) HTML
1 14 (14.00%) REST
2 11 (11.00%) HTML5
3 10 (10.00%) CSS
4 9 (9.00%) Ajax
4 9 (9.00%) jQuery
5 8 (8.00%) CSS3
5 8 (8.00%) PhoneGap
5 8 (8.00%) Spring
5 8 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (7.00%) JSON
7 6 (6.00%) Web Services
8 5 (5.00%) .NET
8 5 (5.00%) COM
9 4 (4.00%) Spring Boot
9 4 (4.00%) XML
10 3 (3.00%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (3.00%) Sass
10 3 (3.00%) SOAP
11 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
1 9 (9.00%) User Experience
2 8 (8.00%) Graphic Design
3 7 (7.00%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.00%) iPad
5 2 (2.00%) CCTV
5 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) SCADA
5 2 (2.00%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) FMCG
6 1 (1.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.00%) Linux
1 42 (42.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Unix
3 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 4 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (1.00%) Android
7 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.00%) VMS
7 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) DevOps
2 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.00%) TDD
5 10 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 10 (10.00%) Information Security
5 10 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 9 (9.00%) Wireframes
7 8 (8.00%) Front End Development
7 8 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (8.00%) UX Design
8 7 (7.00%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.00%) Data Architecture
8 7 (7.00%) ERP
8 7 (7.00%) Migration
8 7 (7.00%) SOA
9 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.00%) Java
2 14 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.00%) Python
4 8 (8.00%) Dart
4 8 (8.00%) ECMAScript
4 8 (8.00%) TypeScript
5 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.00%) C
6 4 (4.00%) C#
7 3 (3.00%) PHP
7 3 (3.00%) SQL
8 1 (1.00%) Perl
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) RHCE
2 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) CISA
3 2 (2.00%) CISM
3 2 (2.00%) CISSP
3 2 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (21.00%) Docker
2 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.00%) KVM
5 4 (4.00%) LXC
5 4 (4.00%) vCloud
5 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.00%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.00%) Xen
8 1 (1.00%) UAG
8 1 (1.00%) vSphere
8 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) Puppet
2 11 (11.00%) SCCM
3 8 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.00%) SCOM
5 4 (4.00%) Ansible
5 4 (4.00%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.00%) Nagios
7 2 (2.00%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.00%) logstash
7 2 (2.00%) Riemann
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.00%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) VMware
3 14 (14.00%) Oracle
4 7 (7.00%) IBM
5 6 (6.00%) SAP
6 5 (5.00%) Infor
6 5 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.00%) Citrix
7 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.00%) Cisco
9 2 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (1.00%) Apple
10 1 (1.00%) CommVault
10 1 (1.00%) Dell
10 1 (1.00%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.00%) HP
10 1 (1.00%) NetApp
10 1 (1.00%) Siebel
10 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.00%) Symantec
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