The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 3 months to 28 June 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 17 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 5.63% 3.65% 1.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.69% 20.31% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £400 £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +39.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £373 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -2.27% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +1.26%  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 49 64 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 16.23% 17.98% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 75 84
Median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £393 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cambridge

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (33.33%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (33.33%) Node.js
3 10 (33.33%) Office 365
4 9 (30.00%) HTML5
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (23.33%) jQuery
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) Windows
6 7 (23.33%) REST
7 6 (20.00%) CSS3
7 6 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (20.00%) Jasmine
7 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 6 (20.00%) Grunt
7 6 (20.00%) User Experience
7 6 (20.00%) gulp
7 6 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (20.00%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (20.00%) TDD
7 6 (20.00%) Subversion
7 6 (20.00%) Mercurial
8 5 (16.67%) UX Design

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
1 5 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Office 365
2 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) GitHub
4 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.00%) Grunt
2 6 (20.00%) gulp
2 6 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 6 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (13.33%) IntelliJ
4 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (13.33%) PhantomJS
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) WebStorm
5 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.67%) Mocha
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (13.33%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Node.js
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) HTML5
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
3 7 (23.33%) jQuery
3 7 (23.33%) REST
4 6 (20.00%) CSS
4 6 (20.00%) CSS3
5 4 (13.33%) Ajax
5 4 (13.33%) PhoneGap
5 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (6.67%) Express
7 2 (6.67%) Polymer
7 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (6.67%) Sass
7 2 (6.67%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 6 (20.00%) User Experience
2 5 (16.67%) Graphic Design
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) BYOD
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (20.00%) TDD
2 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) UX Design
4 4 (13.33%) BDD
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) Front End Development
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) Wireframes
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Service Design
5 3 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) BPMN
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Dart
4 4 (13.33%) ECMAScript
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) TypeScript
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
5 3 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) ES6
6 2 (6.67%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) MCSE
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) Salt
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Apple
3 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
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