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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 38 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.74% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 56.67% 5.88% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.95% +11.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £410
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.53%
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
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
30 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.59% 5.20% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 4
Median daily rate £300 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.30% +135.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 25 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
Colchester - 2 - -
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 19 (86.36%) Windows
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (72.73%) Office 365
3 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
3 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
3 15 (68.18%) Skype for Business
4 14 (63.64%) Infor
4 14 (63.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (63.64%) Retail
4 14 (63.64%) Data Management
4 14 (63.64%) Document Management
4 14 (63.64%) CRM
4 14 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (63.64%) Oracle
4 14 (63.64%) SAP
4 14 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (63.64%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (63.64%) Yammer
4 14 (63.64%) Case Management
5 13 (59.09%) COM
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco
6 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) ITSM
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) Data Protection

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
1 15 (68.18%) Skype for Business
2 14 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) assyst
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (72.73%) Office 365
2 14 (63.64%) Yammer
3 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (9.09%) iTunes
5 1 (4.55%) IaaS
5 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (9.09%) PBX
2 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) Extranet
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Essbase
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (63.64%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Local Government
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Security Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Facilities Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Designer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) COM
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) Case Management
1 14 (63.64%) CRM
1 14 (63.64%) Data Management
1 14 (63.64%) Document Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.55%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) COBOL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CISA
1 3 (13.64%) CISM
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CCDA
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Infor
2 14 (63.64%) Oracle
2 14 (63.64%) Salesforce.com
2 14 (63.64%) SAP
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 2 (9.09%) Clearswift
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Samsung
4 2 (9.09%) Tandberg
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) DevExpress
5 1 (4.55%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec