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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
England / East of England
Rank 53 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 76 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.50% 1.16% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.34% 18.12% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 28
Median daily rate £375 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £508 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-55.71% +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
235 149 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.81% 6.41% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 107 103
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £31.45 £15.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.90% +31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £27.10 £36.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Cambridgeshire +13 26 £413 -8.33% 12
Bedfordshire +21 15 £475 +15.15% 6
Norfolk +19 15 £350 -41.66% 2
Essex +7 11 £350 +21.73%
Hertfordshire -5 5 £563 +18.42% 9
Suffolk - 3 £288 - 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 24 January 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 57 (41.91%) Windows
1 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 49 (36.03%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (30.15%) SQL Server
4 32 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 32 (23.53%) Office 365
5 31 (22.79%) VMware
6 30 (22.06%) CRM
6 30 (22.06%) JavaScript
7 28 (20.59%) SQL
7 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
8 27 (19.85%) .NET
8 27 (19.85%) IIS
9 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (18.38%) C#
10 25 (18.38%) E-Commerce
10 25 (18.38%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (17.65%) Oracle
12 22 (16.18%) ITIL
12 22 (16.18%) IaaS
12 22 (16.18%) Node.js
13 21 (15.44%) DNS
13 21 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
15 19 (13.97%) Software Engineering
15 19 (13.97%) Hyper-V
16 18 (13.24%) Finance
16 18 (13.24%) Linux
17 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (12.50%) Web Services

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 32 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 27 (19.85%) IIS
3 25 (18.38%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (11.76%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.21%) CMS
7 2 (1.47%) nginx
7 2 (1.47%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.21%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (2.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 49 (36.03%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (23.53%) Office 365
3 22 (16.18%) IaaS
4 17 (12.50%) PaaS
5 11 (8.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (8.09%) Yammer
6 5 (3.68%) GitHub
6 5 (3.68%) Mimecast
6 5 (3.68%) SaaS
7 4 (2.94%) Akamai
7 4 (2.94%) CloudFront
8 2 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.47%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.44%) DNS
2 6 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (4.41%) HTTP
2 6 (4.41%) IPsec
3 4 (2.94%) DHCP
3 4 (2.94%) WAN
4 3 (2.21%) Firewall
4 3 (2.21%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.21%) LAN
4 3 (2.21%) LDAP
4 3 (2.21%) WLAN
5 2 (1.47%) FTP
5 2 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.47%) Network Security
5 2 (1.47%) SAN
5 2 (1.47%) SSL
5 2 (1.47%) VLAN
6 1 (0.74%) AMQP
6 1 (0.74%) Skype
6 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.03%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.94%) MySQL
4 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) HBase
7 1 (0.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.74%) Riak
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.09%) Cucumber
2 11 (8.09%) Selenium
3 10 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (5.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (5.15%) Subversion
5 5 (3.68%) JIRA
5 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.94%) Calabash
6 4 (2.94%) Capybara
6 4 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.21%) Android Studio
7 3 (2.21%) Bower
7 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.47%) JUnit
8 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.47%) Xcode
9 1 (0.74%) ERwin
9 1 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 18 (13.24%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Retail
3 3 (2.21%) Legal
4 2 (1.47%) Advertising
4 2 (1.47%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Billing
4 2 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (31.62%) Developer
2 18 (13.24%) Consultant
3 17 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.56%) Architect
5 10 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.35%) Azure Consultant
5 10 (7.35%) Node.js Developer
6 9 (6.62%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.62%) MongoDB Developer
7 8 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (5.15%) Office 365 Consultant
8 7 (5.15%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.85%) .NET
2 22 (16.18%) Node.js
3 17 (12.50%) HTML
3 17 (12.50%) Web Services
4 16 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 15 (11.03%) ASP.NET
5 15 (11.03%) REST
6 12 (8.82%) jQuery
7 11 (8.09%) COM
8 10 (7.35%) CSS
8 10 (7.35%) HTML5
8 10 (7.35%) JSON
9 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.62%) RESTful
10 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.41%) Entity Framework
11 6 (4.41%) XML
12 5 (3.68%) iOS SDK
13 4 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.68%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.21%) iPhone
6 3 (2.21%) PKI
6 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.47%) Animation
7 2 (1.47%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.74%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.74%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.91%) Windows
2 18 (13.24%) Linux
3 17 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
5 10 (7.35%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.88%) Android
8 7 (5.15%) Windows Server
9 6 (4.41%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.41%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.68%) Unix
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) CRM
2 25 (18.38%) E-Commerce
3 22 (16.18%) ITIL
4 21 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (13.97%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.76%) Web Development
7 15 (11.03%) TDD
8 14 (10.29%) High Availability
9 13 (9.56%) Migration
9 13 (9.56%) MVC
10 12 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.09%) Case Management
11 11 (8.09%) Data Management
11 11 (8.09%) Document Management
12 9 (6.62%) BDD
12 9 (6.62%) Data Protection
13 8 (5.88%) DevOps
13 8 (5.88%) Scrum
13 8 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.06%) JavaScript
2 28 (20.59%) SQL
3 25 (18.38%) C#
4 16 (11.76%) Java
5 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.09%) PHP
7 8 (5.88%) Python
8 4 (2.94%) Ruby
9 2 (1.47%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.47%) C++
9 2 (1.47%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) Go
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) Tcl
10 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Degree
2 7 (5.15%) CISM
2 7 (5.15%) CISSP
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.41%) CISA
3 6 (4.41%) MCSE
4 5 (3.68%) MCITP
5 3 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.21%) MCP
6 2 (1.47%) CCEA
6 2 (1.47%) CCNA
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.47%) ISEB
6 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) CCSA
7 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.97%) Hyper-V
4 14 (10.29%) Docker
4 14 (10.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (10.29%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.15%) XenApp
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (2.94%) SCCM
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.21%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) Consul
3 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.74%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.74%) Netcool
3 1 (0.74%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.79%) VMware
3 24 (17.65%) Oracle
4 14 (10.29%) Avaya
5 12 (8.82%) Citrix
5 12 (8.82%) Epicor
5 12 (8.82%) SAP
6 11 (8.09%) Infor
6 11 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (4.41%) F5
8 5 (3.68%) NetApp
8 5 (3.68%) Novell
9 3 (2.21%) Adobe
9 3 (2.21%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.47%) AppSense
10 2 (1.47%) Dell
10 2 (1.47%) EMC
10 2 (1.47%) Google
10 2 (1.47%) HP
10 2 (1.47%) Remedy
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