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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / East of England
Rank 56 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 71 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.38% 1.61% 1.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.74% 20.21% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 28
Median daily rate £400 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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 of England region.

Cloud Services Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
247 188 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.77% 7.96% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 126 90
Median daily rate £450 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.25% +29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £15.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 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
Bedfordshire +21 19 £450 -10.44% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £453 +6.47% 16
Norfolk +11 10 £356 -40.62% 1
Essex +4 10 £350 +21.73% 2
Hertfordshire -1 8 £488 +2.63% 11
Suffolk - 4 £385 - 2
East Anglia - 1 £240 -
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 67 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 58 (41.43%) Windows
3 41 (29.29%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (28.57%) Office 365
5 35 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 35 (25.00%) SQL
5 35 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 34 (24.29%) SharePoint
7 31 (22.14%) VMware
7 31 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (21.43%) CRM
9 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 26 (18.57%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (17.86%) IIS
11 25 (17.86%) Java
12 24 (17.14%) Oracle
13 23 (16.43%) ITIL
13 23 (16.43%) .NET
13 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
13 23 (16.43%) Finance
13 23 (16.43%) Node.js
14 22 (15.71%) IaaS
15 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
15 21 (15.00%) C#
16 20 (14.29%) DNS
17 18 (12.86%) Linux
17 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (12.86%) Selenium
18 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering

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 34 (24.29%) SharePoint
2 26 (18.57%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (17.86%) IIS
4 16 (11.43%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.43%) CMS
7 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.43%) nginx
7 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.43%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.71%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.57%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (3.57%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (29.29%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (28.57%) Office 365
3 22 (15.71%) IaaS
4 17 (12.14%) PaaS
5 13 (9.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.86%) Yammer
7 6 (4.29%) GitHub
8 5 (3.57%) Mimecast
8 5 (3.57%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.86%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (2.86%) SaaS
10 3 (2.14%) Akamai
10 3 (2.14%) CloudFront
11 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.71%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (4.29%) HTTP
3 4 (2.86%) WAN
4 3 (2.14%) DHCP
4 3 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (2.14%) Firewall
4 3 (2.14%) IPsec
4 3 (2.14%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.14%) LAN
4 3 (2.14%) LDAP
4 3 (2.14%) SAN
4 3 (2.14%) WLAN
5 2 (1.43%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.43%) Network Security
5 2 (1.43%) SSL
5 2 (1.43%) VLAN
6 1 (0.71%) AMQP
6 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.71%) Skype
6 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.43%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.57%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.86%) MySQL
6 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.14%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.71%) HBase
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.71%) Redis
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (12.86%) Selenium
2 17 (12.14%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.86%) JIRA
5 10 (7.14%) Calabash
5 10 (7.14%) Capybara
5 10 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.43%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (5.00%) Subversion
9 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.14%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.43%) Appium
11 2 (1.43%) Bower
11 2 (1.43%) JUnit
11 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.43%) Xcode
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Retail
3 6 (4.29%) Legal
4 3 (2.14%) Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.43%) Advertising
5 2 (1.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (30.00%) Developer
2 17 (12.14%) Consultant
3 15 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.57%) Architect
5 11 (7.86%) Applications Engineer
5 11 (7.86%) Azure Consultant
6 10 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
7 9 (6.43%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.43%) MongoDB Developer
7 9 (6.43%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.71%) Mobile Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Office 365 Consultant
8 8 (5.71%) Web Developer
9 7 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) CRM Developer
9 7 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) .NET
1 23 (16.43%) Node.js
2 16 (11.43%) HTML
3 15 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 15 (10.71%) REST
4 12 (8.57%) JSON
5 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.86%) COM
6 10 (7.14%) jQuery
7 9 (6.43%) CSS
7 9 (6.43%) HTML5
7 9 (6.43%) RESTful
7 9 (6.43%) Web Services
8 8 (5.71%) .NET Framework
8 8 (5.71%) XML
9 6 (4.29%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.57%) iOS SDK
11 4 (2.86%) OAuth
11 4 (2.86%) SAML
12 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.57%) Clustering
4 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) iPhone
4 3 (2.14%) PKI
4 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.43%) Animation
5 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (41.43%) Windows
2 18 (12.86%) Linux
2 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 16 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.00%) Android
5 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.00%) Unix
7 7 (5.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.29%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.43%) CRM
3 23 (16.43%) E-Commerce
3 23 (16.43%) ITIL
4 17 (12.14%) Software Engineering
5 16 (11.43%) Web Development
6 14 (10.00%) TDD
7 12 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.57%) High Availability
7 12 (8.57%) Migration
8 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.86%) Case Management
8 11 (7.86%) Data Management
8 11 (7.86%) Document Management
9 10 (7.14%) API Testing
10 9 (6.43%) MVC
11 8 (5.71%) BDD
11 8 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (5.71%) Project Management
11 8 (5.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 35 (25.00%) SQL
2 25 (17.86%) Java
3 21 (15.00%) C#
4 15 (10.71%) Python
5 13 (9.29%) PHP
5 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
6 11 (7.86%) Ruby
7 2 (1.43%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.43%) C++
7 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.71%) Go
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) Tcl
8 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (5.71%) MCSE
4 5 (3.57%) CISM
4 5 (3.57%) CISSP
4 5 (3.57%) MCITP
4 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.86%) CISA
6 3 (2.14%) ISEB
6 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.14%) MCP
6 3 (2.14%) MCSA
7 2 (1.43%) CCEA
7 2 (1.43%) CCNA
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CCSA
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.14%) SLA
4 2 (1.43%) SDET
5 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 15 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 15 (10.71%) VMware ESX
4 14 (10.00%) Docker
5 5 (3.57%) XenApp
6 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.14%) SCCM
3 3 (2.14%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) Consul
4 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.71%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.71%) Netcool
4 1 (0.71%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (47.86%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.14%) VMware
3 24 (17.14%) Oracle
4 15 (10.71%) Avaya
5 13 (9.29%) Epicor
6 12 (8.57%) SAP
7 11 (7.86%) Infor
7 11 (7.86%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (7.14%) Citrix
9 5 (3.57%) Adobe
9 5 (3.57%) Novell
10 3 (2.14%) F5
10 3 (2.14%) Google
10 3 (2.14%) NetApp
10 3 (2.14%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.43%) AppSense
11 2 (1.43%) Dell
11 2 (1.43%) EMC
11 2 (1.43%) HP
11 2 (1.43%) Remedy
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