The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Azure skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 48 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.36% 2.16% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.79% 25.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £488 £475 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -25.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-57.85% +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 Hertfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
58 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.85% 8.62% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 18
Median daily rate £504 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.05% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -13.35%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Microsoft Azure Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Watford - 8 £488 - 5
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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

1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365
2 6 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Legal
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (20.00%) IPsec
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (20.00%) Product Management
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (13.33%) VxBlock/Vblock

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365
2 6 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) OneDrive
4 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (13.33%) IaaS
5 2 (13.33%) PaaS
6 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (20.00%) IPsec
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
1 6 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (20.00%) Product Management
3 3 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) iManage
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Mercator
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas