Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 23 September 2019 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 41
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25 -11
Contract jobs citing Azure 44 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.97% 9.56% 3.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.32% 36.88% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 14
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £275 £350 £356
90th Percentile £610 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £14.69 -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +86.67% -49.32% -

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 95 141 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 23.69% 25.92% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 107 68
Bedfordshire median daily rate £478 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £275 £244 £144
90th Percentile £642 £600 £592
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +25.86% +20.83%
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -2.86% -57.06% +158.73%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Bedfordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Bedfordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Bedfordshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Bedfordshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +3 23 £350 -22.22% 8
Dunstable - 10 £575 - 3
Luton 0 8 £600 +29.73% 5
Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 16 (36.36%) AWS
2 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 14 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
3 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
3 13 (29.55%) Migration
4 12 (27.27%) Finance
4 12 (27.27%) Office 365
5 10 (22.73%) Project Delivery
5 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
5 10 (22.73%) Windows
6 9 (20.45%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) C#
6 9 (20.45%) .NET
6 9 (20.45%) Information Security
7 8 (18.18%) SCCM
7 8 (18.18%) ISMS
7 8 (18.18%) Security Management
7 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management
7 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (18.18%) Palo Alto
7 8 (18.18%) Patch Management
8 7 (15.91%) CRM
8 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
8 7 (15.91%) Web Services
8 7 (15.91%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
9 6 (13.64%) DNS
9 6 (13.64%) Python

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (6.82%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) AWS
2 12 (27.27%) Office 365
3 5 (11.36%) Power Platform
4 3 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.82%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Flow
4 3 (6.82%) PowerApps
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (4.55%) GCP
5 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 2 (4.55%) PaaS
5 2 (4.55%) Qubole
6 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
3 5 (11.36%) MPLS
3 5 (11.36%) Network Security
4 4 (9.09%) Internet
5 3 (6.82%) Skype
6 2 (4.55%) WAN
7 1 (2.27%) DHCP
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) SAN
7 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
1 4 (9.09%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.55%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Parquet
3 2 (4.55%) Power BI
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) GitLab
1 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Migration Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Migration Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
1 9 (20.45%) XML
2 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.55%) Kafka
5 2 (4.55%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) BYOD
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (29.55%) Migration
3 10 (22.73%) Project Delivery
4 9 (20.45%) Information Security
5 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (18.18%) Information Security Management
5 8 (18.18%) ISMS
5 8 (18.18%) Patch Management
5 8 (18.18%) Security Management
6 7 (15.91%) CRM
7 6 (13.64%) Identity Management
8 5 (11.36%) Email Migration
8 5 (11.36%) Server Building
8 5 (11.36%) Time Management
9 4 (9.09%) Data Architecture
9 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.82%) ETL
10 3 (6.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) C#
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) Python
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Go
5 2 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) R
5 2 (4.55%) Scala
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) COBIT
1 3 (6.82%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) NIST
2 1 (2.27%) NIST 800
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
4 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) Nessus
2 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.55%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) Avamar
4 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Palo Alto
3 5 (11.36%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Informatica
4 3 (6.82%) Qualys
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.55%) Talend
6 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) Meraki
6 1 (2.27%) Nortel
6 1 (2.27%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.27%) Veeam
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas