The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 - 10
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 12.20% - 4.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £469
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -40.62% +185.71%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 24.39% 2.56% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.10% -20.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Bedford

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Bedford

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

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Android
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) Capybara
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) Calabash
2 4 (50.00%) API Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (25.00%) SDET
3 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Calabash
1 4 (50.00%) Capybara
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) Appium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Android
1 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) Python
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCEA
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
1 2 (25.00%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) AppSense
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
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