Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 50 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.56% 3.81% 3.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.76% 24.53% 49.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 19
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £316
90th Percentile £550 £518 £498
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.60 - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.86% - -

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 136 106 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 23.29% 15.52% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 40
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £326 £325
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £39.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -54.72% +156.45% -51.56%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +15 22 £463 +27.59% 3
Bedford +7 13 £400 - 6
Dunstable - 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (46.00%) Windows
3 23 (46.00%) Migration
4 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (26.00%) Office 365
5 13 (26.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
6 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (22.00%) .NET
7 11 (22.00%) Linux
7 11 (22.00%) Citrix
7 11 (22.00%) Analytics
8 10 (20.00%) Oracle
9 9 (18.00%) Firewall
9 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.00%) Big Data
10 8 (16.00%) Private Cloud
10 8 (16.00%) Power BI
10 8 (16.00%) VLAN
10 8 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (16.00%) Project Management
10 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
10 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.00%) C#
11 7 (14.00%) Web Services
11 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Drupal
5 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (26.00%) Office 365
3 5 (10.00%) IaaS
4 4 (8.00%) Akamai
4 4 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.00%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (6.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.00%) Azure Functions
6 2 (4.00%) Serverless
7 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.00%) Asana
7 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
7 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.00%) iPaaS
7 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.00%) VLAN
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 5 (10.00%) MPLS
4 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 4 (8.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.00%) Skype
6 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) Big Data
3 8 (16.00%) Power BI
4 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (8.00%) MySQL
7 3 (6.00%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (6.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.00%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.00%) Essbase
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) ER Studio
5 1 (2.00%) ERwin
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) Toad
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Architect
2 7 (14.00%) AWS Architect
2 7 (14.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Firewall Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
3 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (10.00%) .NET Core
4 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.00%) J2EE
5 3 (6.00%) LINQ
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 2 (4.00%) HTML
6 2 (4.00%) REST
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
7 1 (2.00%) CSS3
7 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Private Cloud
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Linux
4 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Migration
2 13 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (22.00%) Analytics
4 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (16.00%) Project Management
6 7 (14.00%) Email Migration
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) TDD
7 6 (12.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) High Availability
8 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (10.00%) ITIL
8 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) GDPR
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
1 6 (12.00%) Terraform
2 3 (6.00%) Kibana
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) Citrix
3 10 (20.00%) Oracle
4 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.00%) VMware
6 5 (10.00%) Cloudera
6 5 (10.00%) Google
7 4 (8.00%) F5
7 4 (8.00%) Tableau
8 3 (6.00%) SAP
9 2 (4.00%) HP
10 1 (2.00%) Cisco
10 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
10 1 (2.00%) Nortel
10 1 (2.00%) Twitter