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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Rank 44 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.74% 0.94% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 19.35% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £475 £638 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
50 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.68% 4.88% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 5
Average daily rate £475 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £500 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £22.75 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.82% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

Microsoft Azure
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £350 -
Welwyn - 2 - - 1
St Albans - 1 £475 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (41.67%) Maximo
4 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (41.67%) Advertising
4 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
4 5 (41.67%) ERP
4 5 (41.67%) SOA
4 5 (41.67%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) SOLID
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Maximo
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Advertising
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Data Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Core Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Backup Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
2 5 (41.67%) Data Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) ERP
2 5 (41.67%) SOA
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) SOLID
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) CommVault
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) Infobright
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Vertica
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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