Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 30 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 47 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.06% 4.65% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.07% 29.00% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -34.69%
10th Percentile £350 £356 £204
90th Percentile £500 £525 £547
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.60 - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.25 £18.96 -
% change year-on-year +117.56% - -

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 134 100 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.98% 16.03% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 67 28
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £143 £325 £343
90th Percentile £572 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
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 £18.50 £36.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -48.61% +132.26% -65.17%

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 June 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 20 June 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 +10 18 £450 +24.14% 7
Bedford +8 17 £355 -13.94% 3
Dunstable - 2 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (46.81%) Migration
3 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
3 21 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
5 18 (38.30%) Windows
6 12 (25.53%) Oracle
7 11 (23.40%) .NET
7 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
8 10 (21.28%) Office 365
9 9 (19.15%) Analytics
9 9 (19.15%) Linux
9 9 (19.15%) Citrix
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.02%) Firewall
10 8 (17.02%) Finance
10 8 (17.02%) Project Management
10 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (14.89%) C#
11 7 (14.89%) TDD
11 7 (14.89%) VLAN
11 7 (14.89%) Private Cloud
11 7 (14.89%) Power BI
11 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.77%) Microservices

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 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Drupal
4 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (21.28%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) IaaS
4 3 (6.38%) Akamai
4 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.26%) Serverless
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.13%) Asana
6 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
6 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) VLAN
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) BIG-IP
4 3 (6.38%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.38%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) MPLS
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Skype
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (48.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Power BI
3 6 (12.77%) Big Data
3 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.51%) Hadoop
5 4 (8.51%) MySQL
6 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.26%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) ER Studio
4 1 (2.13%) ERwin
4 1 (2.13%) Toad
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Architect
1 7 (14.89%) DBA
1 7 (14.89%) Developer
2 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) SQL DBA
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Data Migration Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Migration Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.51%) AWS Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.38%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Azure Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Firewall Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Core
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.38%) LINQ
4 3 (6.38%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) J2EE
6 1 (2.13%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Private Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Android
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Migration
2 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Analytics
3 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (14.89%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) Microservices
5 6 (12.77%) MVC
5 6 (12.77%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.64%) Data Encryption
6 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
6 5 (10.64%) DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Email Migration
6 5 (10.64%) High Availability
6 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
1 4 (8.51%) Terraform
2 3 (6.38%) Kibana
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Oracle
3 9 (19.15%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) Google
5 5 (10.64%) RedGate
6 4 (8.51%) Cloudera
7 3 (6.38%) F5
8 2 (4.26%) HP
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco
9 1 (2.13%) Hyperion
9 1 (2.13%) Nortel
9 1 (2.13%) SAP
9 1 (2.13%) Tableau
9 1 (2.13%) Twitter