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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 88 88 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 37 35 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 1.40% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.02% 25.74% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 3
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
176 136 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.40% 5.42% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 92 33
Average daily rate £450 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £638 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +30.62%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +21 16 £425 +41.66% 15
Hertfordshire +10 11 £475 -25.49% 9
Norfolk - 5 £600 - 1
Essex - 3 £288 - 2
Bedfordshire -17 2 £425 -8.10% 8
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure.

1 38 (47.50%) Git (software)
1 38 (47.50%) DevOps
2 37 (46.25%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (35.00%) Puppet
4 25 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (28.75%) Java
6 22 (27.50%) Windows
6 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (26.25%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (25.00%) Nagios
9 19 (23.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (22.50%) REST
11 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
11 17 (21.25%) Subversion
12 16 (20.00%) Ajax
12 16 (20.00%) Linux
12 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 16 (20.00%) HTML
12 16 (20.00%) CSS
13 15 (18.75%) ECMAScript
13 15 (18.75%) IntelliJ
13 15 (18.75%) jQuery
13 15 (18.75%) HTML5
13 15 (18.75%) CSS3
13 15 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
13 15 (18.75%) Mercurial
13 15 (18.75%) UX Design
13 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
13 15 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Azure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 7 (8.75%) Node.js
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.00%) IIS
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
6 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 12 (15.00%) OmniGraffle
1 12 (15.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (15.00%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (6.25%) Maximo
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (46.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (26.25%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (13.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (8.75%) Office 365
5 4 (5.00%) IaaS
5 4 (5.00%) PaaS
6 3 (3.75%) GitHub
6 3 (3.75%) SaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) DNS
3 3 (3.75%) SSL
3 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) NAS
4 2 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (47.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (23.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (21.25%) Subversion
4 15 (18.75%) IntelliJ
4 15 (18.75%) Mercurial
4 15 (18.75%) WebStorm
5 12 (15.00%) Selenium
6 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.75%) Grunt
7 7 (8.75%) gulp
7 7 (8.75%) Jasmine
7 7 (8.75%) PhantomJS
7 7 (8.75%) Vagrant
8 6 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.25%) JIRA
10 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (2.50%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
2 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) DevOps Specialist
2 15 (18.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 12 (15.00%) Architect
3 12 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) Consultant
5 7 (8.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.50%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Azure Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.50%) IT Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) REST
2 16 (20.00%) Ajax
2 16 (20.00%) CSS
2 16 (20.00%) HTML
3 15 (18.75%) CSS3
3 15 (18.75%) HTML5
3 15 (18.75%) jQuery
3 15 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 12 (15.00%) PhoneGap
5 7 (8.75%) Sass
6 6 (7.50%) .NET
7 5 (6.25%) Spring
7 5 (6.25%) Web Services
8 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.00%) XML
9 3 (3.75%) JSON
9 3 (3.75%) SOAP
10 2 (2.50%) WPF
11 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.25%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) User Experience
2 12 (15.00%) Graphic Design
2 12 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.75%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.25%) FMCG
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) Android
7 1 (1.25%) CentOS
7 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) DevOps
2 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (18.75%) Front End Development
4 15 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (18.75%) UX Design
5 11 (13.75%) Data Protection
6 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 10 (12.50%) TDD
7 8 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.25%) ERP
9 5 (6.25%) Scrum
9 5 (6.25%) SOA
10 4 (5.00%) Data Architecture
10 4 (5.00%) Kanban
10 4 (5.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) Java
2 16 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.75%) Dart
3 15 (18.75%) ECMAScript
3 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
4 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.50%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) VB
6 1 (1.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) CISA
2 1 (1.25%) CISM
2 1 (1.25%) CISSP
2 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Docker
2 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) UAG
4 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (35.00%) Puppet
2 25 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (25.00%) Nagios
4 6 (7.50%) logstash
4 6 (7.50%) Riemann
5 5 (6.25%) Graphite
6 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.75%) SCCM
8 2 (2.50%) Ansible
9 1 (1.25%) SCOM
9 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) Google
3 7 (8.75%) VMware
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) Dynatrace
5 5 (6.25%) IBM
6 3 (3.75%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) HP
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco
8 1 (1.25%) CommVault
8 1 (1.25%) EMC
8 1 (1.25%) Infor
8 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.25%) New Relic
8 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.25%) Siebel
8 1 (1.25%) Symantec
8 1 (1.25%) Vertica
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