The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 52 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% - 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.67% - 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate £363 - £335
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 - £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £28.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -12.50%
Microsoft Azure
East of 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 Essex region.

Cloud Services Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
15 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.49% 6.69% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 17
Average daily rate £363 £258 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.77% -29.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £172 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £45.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +257.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +69.49%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Microsoft Azure Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Essex region.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £375 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Document Management
3 2 (28.57%) Infor
3 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) COM
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Yammer
3 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Case Management
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) API Development

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) COM
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Case Management
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) API Development
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) MVVM
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISA
1 1 (14.29%) CISM
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Infor
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) DevExpress