Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 35 26
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 45 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.59% 4.33% 5.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.62% 20.45% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 12 28
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +8.20%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £363
90th Percentile £537 £536 £631
East of England median daily rate £443 £475 £381
% change year-on-year -6.84% +24.59% -15.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.88 - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year -50.65% - -

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 130 132 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 27.72% 21.15% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 84 46
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -12.12% -13.16%
10th Percentile £178 £125 £325
90th Percentile £585 £605 £634
East of England median daily rate £428 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -5.00% +9.76% -1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.88 - £12.00
10th Percentile £14.87 - £11.50
90th Percentile £30.58 - £12.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -72.00% +331.03% -53.97%

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 20 January 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
Luton +18 17 £475 +35.71% 10
Bedford +8 15 £450 +28.57% 7
Shefford - 5 £150 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £513 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 21 (46.67%) Office 365
2 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (35.56%) .NET
4 15 (33.33%) Windows
4 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (28.89%) C#
5 13 (28.89%) Migration
6 12 (26.67%) DevOps
7 10 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 10 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
9 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (15.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
10 7 (15.56%) Firewall
10 7 (15.56%) TDD
10 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
10 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
10 7 (15.56%) LINQ
10 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
11 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (13.33%) Google
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Office 365
2 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.22%) Akamai
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) iPaaS
4 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) WAN
3 5 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 5 (11.11%) LAN
3 5 (11.11%) MPLS
3 5 (11.11%) VPLS
3 5 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) VLAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.44%) Power BI
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
1 7 (15.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (15.56%) TeamCity
2 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) .NET Developer
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (8.89%) IT Security Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 10 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (15.56%) LINQ
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Core
6 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.22%) CSS
8 1 (2.22%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) HTML
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) jQuery
8 1 (2.22%) Node.js
8 1 (2.22%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.44%) Internet of Things
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Migration
2 12 (26.67%) DevOps
3 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (15.56%) TDD
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (11.11%) Email Migration
6 5 (11.11%) ITSM
6 5 (11.11%) Microservices
6 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) Service Management
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) BDD
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.89%) CQRS
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.89%) MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) C#
2 8 (17.78%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) Groovy
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Terraform
2 5 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 4 (8.89%) Kibana
4 3 (6.67%) Ansible
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Google
3 5 (11.11%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Dell
3 5 (11.11%) Juniper
3 5 (11.11%) McAfee
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Tableau
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.22%) F5