Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 30 51
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 26 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.83% 5.14% 1.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.12% 40.51% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 8
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +12.73% -19.12%
10th Percentile £350 £365 £289
90th Percentile £535 £525 £408
East of England median daily rate £458 £381 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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 136 79 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 20.06% 12.68% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 49 27
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £126 £355 £285
90th Percentile £606 £595 £558
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £18.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year +247.22% -43.31% +104.84%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -20 8 £375 -6.25% 2
Dunstable - 4 £270 -
Bedford +1 1 £400 +11.89% 2
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (46.15%) VMware
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) OpenStack
5 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
5 9 (34.62%) Google
5 9 (34.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (30.77%) Android
6 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
6 8 (30.77%) AIX
6 8 (30.77%) Solaris
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) IaaS
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) Unix
9 5 (19.23%) Internet
9 5 (19.23%) Information Security
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (19.23%) Google App Engine
9 5 (19.23%) vSphere
9 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (19.23%) vCloud
9 5 (19.23%) Office 365

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 10 (38.46%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (34.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (26.92%) IaaS
4 5 (19.23%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (19.23%) Google App Engine
4 5 (19.23%) Office 365
5 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (11.54%) OneDrive
6 3 (11.54%) Yammer
7 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Calabash
2 2 (7.69%) Capybara
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Appium
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Azure Architect
2 3 (11.54%) Azure Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior C# Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) AWS Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
2 3 (11.54%) LINQ
2 3 (11.54%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
2 5 (19.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) AIX
2 8 (30.77%) Android
2 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 8 (30.77%) Solaris
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (19.23%) Cryptography
2 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Information Security
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) SDLC
2 5 (19.23%) Secure Coding
2 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.54%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (11.54%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) OOD
4 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) vCloud
2 5 (19.23%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Google
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) VocaLink
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Tableau