Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 36 31
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 53 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.23% 3.59% 4.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.32% 20.87% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 22
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +19.23%
10th Percentile £313 £353 £369
90th Percentile £550 £521 £424
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £388
% change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.72 - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -49.66% - -

Microsoft 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 142 115 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 24.74% 17.19% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 72 40
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +11.86%
10th Percentile £300 £130 £364
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.72 - £12.00
10th Percentile £13.71 - £11.50
90th Percentile £20.21 - £12.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -72.00% +296.83% -55.32%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Luton +9 20 £469 +29.31% 8
Bedford +13 16 £450 +12.50% 8
Shefford - 5 £150 - 2
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (45.28%) Windows
4 22 (41.51%) Office 365
5 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) Migration
6 14 (26.42%) Windows Server
7 12 (22.64%) Citrix
7 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (22.64%) SQL
7 12 (22.64%) .NET
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
8 11 (20.75%) VMware
8 11 (20.75%) Firewall
8 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
8 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.98%) C#
10 9 (16.98%) WAN
10 9 (16.98%) Service Management
11 8 (15.09%) LAN
11 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
11 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
11 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
11 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
11 8 (15.09%) Big Data
11 8 (15.09%) Analytics
11 8 (15.09%) Email Migration
12 7 (13.21%) Ansible

Microsoft 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 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.55%) Apache
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (47.17%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (41.51%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) IaaS
4 4 (7.55%) Akamai
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.89%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.89%) PaaS
6 1 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) Firewall
2 9 (16.98%) WAN
3 8 (15.09%) LAN
4 7 (13.21%) VPN
5 6 (11.32%) IP Telephony
5 6 (11.32%) MPLS
6 5 (9.43%) VLAN
6 5 (9.43%) VPLS
7 4 (7.55%) BIG-IP
7 4 (7.55%) DNS
8 1 (1.89%) Internet
8 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Big Data
3 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.43%) Power BI
4 4 (7.55%) MySQL
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.66%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) Architect
2 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) AWS Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Azure Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Big Data Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Data Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (11.32%) Web Services
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Core
4 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.55%) LINQ
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.66%) J2EE
7 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (1.89%) CSS
8 1 (1.89%) CSS3
8 1 (1.89%) HTML
8 1 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Node.js
8 1 (1.89%) REST
8 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Fat Client
1 6 (11.32%) Thin Client
2 5 (9.43%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
4 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Migration
2 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (16.98%) Service Management
5 8 (15.09%) Analytics
5 8 (15.09%) Email Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
7 6 (11.32%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (9.43%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) ITSM
8 5 (9.43%) Microservices
8 5 (9.43%) MVC
8 5 (9.43%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (9.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.43%) Python
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.77%) Docker
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Ansible
1 7 (13.21%) Terraform
2 5 (9.43%) FortiGate
3 4 (7.55%) Kibana
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (7.55%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Citrix
3 11 (20.75%) VMware
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
5 7 (13.21%) Oracle
6 5 (9.43%) Cloudera
6 5 (9.43%) Dell
6 5 (9.43%) Juniper
6 5 (9.43%) McAfee
7 4 (7.55%) F5
7 4 (7.55%) Google
7 4 (7.55%) HP
7 4 (7.55%) Tableau
8 3 (5.66%) SAP
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco
9 1 (1.89%) Nortel