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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 60 110 132
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 67 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.65% 0.80% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.27% 12.64% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 6
Median daily rate £428 £500 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +49.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £638 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
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
255 174 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.08% 6.29% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 127 68
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £613 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £96.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.41% +223.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 5 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 5 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 +36 35 £438 +59.09% 11
Hertfordshire +20 17 £488 -2.50% 5
Bedfordshire +1 5 £400 -37.25% 7
Essex - 4 £363 - 4
Norfolk - 3 £400 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £513 -
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 37 (38.54%) Linux
3 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (33.33%) DevOps
5 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 24 (25.00%) Puppet
7 20 (20.83%) VMware
7 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.83%) Java
7 20 (20.83%) Docker
8 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
9 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
10 14 (14.58%) HTML
10 14 (14.58%) REST
11 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
12 12 (12.50%) TDD
12 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (11.46%) HTML5
13 11 (11.46%) Office 365
14 10 (10.42%) IaaS
14 10 (10.42%) SaaS
14 10 (10.42%) SCCM
14 10 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (10.42%) Information Security
14 10 (10.42%) Unix
15 9 (9.38%) CSS
15 9 (9.38%) Ajax

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 5 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) Node.js
2 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.13%) nginx
3 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Drupal
5 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (7.29%) OmniGraffle
1 7 (7.29%) Photoshop
2 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.29%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (5.21%) Maximo
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.46%) Office 365
3 10 (10.42%) IaaS
3 10 (10.42%) SaaS
4 9 (9.38%) PaaS
5 8 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.13%) GitHub
8 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.08%) Yammer
9 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 4 (4.17%) SAN
3 2 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.08%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.08%) Network Security
3 2 (2.08%) SSL
3 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.04%) DHCP
4 1 (1.04%) LAN
4 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.04%) Skype
4 1 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.04%) VPN
4 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (4.17%) Couchbase
3 4 (4.17%) MySQL
3 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.33%) IntelliJ
2 8 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 8 (8.33%) WebStorm
3 7 (7.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.25%) Selenium
4 6 (6.25%) Subversion
5 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.17%) Grunt
6 4 (4.17%) gulp
6 4 (4.17%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.17%) PhantomJS
6 4 (4.17%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.08%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.25%) Advertising
2 5 (5.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Architect
2 20 (20.83%) Developer
3 17 (17.71%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (15.63%) Consultant
5 12 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
6 10 (10.42%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (10.42%) Technical Leader
7 9 (9.38%) Cloud Specialist
7 9 (9.38%) Security Architect
7 9 (9.38%) Security Solutions Architect
7 9 (9.38%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (7.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 6 (6.25%) Information Architect
10 6 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
10 6 (6.25%) Java Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Active Directory Consultant
12 4 (4.17%) .NET Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.58%) HTML
1 14 (14.58%) REST
2 11 (11.46%) HTML5
3 9 (9.38%) Ajax
3 9 (9.38%) CSS
4 8 (8.33%) CSS3
4 8 (8.33%) jQuery
4 8 (8.33%) Spring
4 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (7.29%) .NET
5 7 (7.29%) PhoneGap
6 6 (6.25%) JSON
6 6 (6.25%) Web Services
7 4 (4.17%) Sass
7 4 (4.17%) Spring Boot
7 4 (4.17%) XML
8 3 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (3.13%) SOAP
9 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) User Experience
2 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.29%) Graphic Design
4 5 (5.21%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.17%) iPad
6 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) iPhone
7 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 37 (38.54%) Linux
3 10 (10.42%) Unix
4 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) CentOS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) DevOps
2 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.63%) Configuration Management
4 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.50%) TDD
6 10 (10.42%) Information Security
7 9 (9.38%) Data Protection
8 8 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 8 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (8.33%) TOGAF
8 8 (8.33%) UX Design
9 7 (7.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Migration
11 5 (5.21%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.21%) BDD
11 5 (5.21%) Data Architecture
11 5 (5.21%) ERP
11 5 (5.21%) MVC
11 5 (5.21%) SOA
11 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.83%) Java
2 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.33%) Dart
3 8 (8.33%) ECMAScript
3 8 (8.33%) Python
3 8 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.17%) C#
6 3 (3.13%) C
6 3 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (2.08%) SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) RHCE
1 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.04%) CISA
2 1 (1.04%) CISM
2 1 (1.04%) CISSP
2 1 (1.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) MCSE
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (20.83%) Docker
2 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.13%) KVM
6 3 (3.13%) LXC
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.13%) vCloud
6 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.08%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.08%) Xen
8 1 (1.04%) UAG
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (25.00%) Puppet
2 12 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.42%) SCCM
4 7 (7.29%) Nagios
5 5 (5.21%) SCOM
6 4 (4.17%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.13%) Ansible
8 2 (2.08%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.08%) logstash
8 2 (2.08%) Riemann
9 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.04%) Graphite
9 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.83%) VMware
3 7 (7.29%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) Citrix
5 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.13%) SAP
6 2 (2.08%) EMC
6 2 (2.08%) Google
6 2 (2.08%) Infor
6 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.04%) CommVault
7 1 (1.04%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.04%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.04%) NetApp
7 1 (1.04%) New Relic
7 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.04%) Vertica
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