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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 65 95 119
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 64 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.55% 1.78% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.48% 19.86% 23.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 31
Median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £404
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £39.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-54.48% +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
210 277 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.37% 8.98% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 187 103
Median daily rate £400 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 £30.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.10 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £40.80 £13.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Bedfordshire +9 19 £388 +19.23% 2
Essex +22 17 £300 -16.66% 3
Hertfordshire +7 13 £513 +7.32% 6
Cambridgeshire +1 12 £388 -4.32% 9
Norfolk -1 2 £413 +83.33%
Suffolk - 1 £405 -
Microsoft Azure
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (44.80%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (40.00%) Windows
2 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (26.40%) SQL Server
4 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
5 29 (23.20%) Linux
6 27 (21.60%) Office 365
7 26 (20.80%) VMware
8 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
9 22 (17.60%) HTML
10 21 (16.80%) Oracle
10 21 (16.80%) Web Services
10 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (16.80%) Retail
10 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
11 20 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
12 19 (15.20%) CRM
12 19 (15.20%) SharePoint
13 18 (14.40%) CSS
13 18 (14.40%) .NET
13 18 (14.40%) C#
14 17 (13.60%) Java
14 17 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
14 17 (13.60%) Git (software)
14 17 (13.60%) DevOps
15 16 (12.80%) Docker
15 16 (12.80%) Skype for Business
15 16 (12.80%) IIS
16 15 (12.00%) SAP

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 19 (15.20%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.80%) IIS
2 16 (12.80%) Skype for Business
3 14 (11.20%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (5.60%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.00%) CMS
6 4 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (3.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.80%) Drupal
9 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (8.00%) OmniGraffle
2 10 (8.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.20%) MS Office
4 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (8.00%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (3.20%) Maximo
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.60%) assyst
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 56 (44.80%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (21.60%) Office 365
3 14 (11.20%) Yammer
4 13 (10.40%) IaaS
4 13 (10.40%) SaaS
5 11 (8.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (8.80%) PaaS
6 6 (4.80%) CloudFront
7 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.60%) iTunes
9 1 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.80%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) DNS
2 5 (4.00%) SAN
3 4 (3.20%) DHCP
3 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (3.20%) IPsec
4 3 (2.40%) Firewall
4 3 (2.40%) FTP
4 3 (2.40%) Internet
4 3 (2.40%) Network Security
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.60%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.60%) PBX
5 2 (1.60%) VoIP
5 2 (1.60%) VPN
6 1 (0.80%) LAN
6 1 (0.80%) LDAP
6 1 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) Couchbase
2 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.20%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.40%) MySQL
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.60%) Essbase
5 2 (1.60%) MS Access
6 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.00%) Mercurial
3 8 (6.40%) gulp
4 7 (5.60%) Grunt
4 7 (5.60%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.80%) IntelliJ
5 6 (4.80%) WebStorm
6 4 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.20%) Mocha
6 4 (3.20%) Selenium
7 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.40%) JIRA
7 3 (2.40%) PhantomJS
8 2 (1.60%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.80%) Bower
9 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (16.80%) Retail
2 5 (4.00%) Advertising
3 4 (3.20%) Finance
4 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Billing
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (23.20%) Developer
2 26 (20.80%) Architect
3 15 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Lead DevOps
5 10 (8.00%) Security Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Consultant
6 9 (7.20%) Technical Leader
7 8 (6.40%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Web Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.80%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.60%) HTML
2 21 (16.80%) Web Services
3 18 (14.40%) .NET
3 18 (14.40%) CSS
4 14 (11.20%) HTML5
5 13 (10.40%) COM
5 13 (10.40%) REST
6 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET
6 11 (8.80%) CSS3
7 10 (8.00%) jQuery
8 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (6.40%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.60%) Ajax
10 7 (5.60%) Node.js
10 7 (5.60%) Spring
11 6 (4.80%) PhoneGap
11 6 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (3.20%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.80%) User Experience
3 10 (8.00%) Graphic Design
4 8 (6.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (3.20%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.40%) RIA
8 2 (1.60%) CCTV
8 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.60%) iPhone
8 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.60%) SCADA
8 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.60%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.00%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Linux
3 11 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.00%) Unix
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.80%) Android
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.80%) CentOS
9 1 (0.80%) VMS
9 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.20%) CRM
3 17 (13.60%) DevOps
4 15 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (12.00%) MVC
5 14 (11.20%) Case Management
5 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (11.20%) Data Management
5 14 (11.20%) Document Management
5 14 (11.20%) ITIL
5 14 (11.20%) TDD
6 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
6 12 (9.60%) Unit Testing
7 10 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.00%) High Availability
7 10 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (8.00%) UX Design
8 8 (6.40%) Data Protection
8 8 (6.40%) Migration
8 8 (6.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.20%) JavaScript
2 18 (14.40%) C#
3 17 (13.60%) Java
4 11 (8.80%) Python
5 8 (6.40%) SQL
6 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.80%) Dart
7 6 (4.80%) ECMAScript
7 6 (4.80%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.00%) C
9 4 (3.20%) ES6
10 2 (1.60%) COBOL
10 2 (1.60%) PHP
10 2 (1.60%) VB
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
11 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) RHCE
2 3 (2.40%) CISA
2 3 (2.40%) CISM
2 3 (2.40%) CISSP
2 3 (2.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) CCDA
4 1 (0.80%) CCNA
4 1 (0.80%) CCNP
4 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.80%) GSEC
4 1 (0.80%) MCSE
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.60%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) FISMA
3 1 (0.80%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
3 20 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (12.80%) Docker
5 6 (4.80%) XenApp
6 4 (3.20%) KVM
6 4 (3.20%) LXC
6 4 (3.20%) vCloud
6 4 (3.20%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.80%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.80%) vSphere
8 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) Puppet
2 13 (10.40%) SCCM
3 8 (6.40%) SCOM
4 7 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.20%) Ansible
5 4 (3.20%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.60%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.80%) logstash
8 1 (0.80%) Nagios
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.80%) Riemann
Vendors
1 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.80%) VMware
3 21 (16.80%) Oracle
4 15 (12.00%) SAP
5 14 (11.20%) Infor
5 14 (11.20%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (8.00%) Citrix
7 8 (6.40%) NetApp
8 7 (5.60%) Cisco
9 6 (4.80%) Akamai
10 5 (4.00%) F5
10 5 (4.00%) IBM
10 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.20%) HP
11 4 (3.20%) Sitecore
12 3 (2.40%) Apple
13 2 (1.60%) Clearswift
13 2 (1.60%) Dell
13 2 (1.60%) Samsung
13 2 (1.60%) Tandberg
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