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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 21 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 12 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.81% 6.22% 2.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.71% 36.11% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 9
Median daily rate £425 £475 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +65.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £360 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 31 72 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 9.84% 17.22% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 56 28
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £413 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £18.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (36.67%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (36.67%) Oracle
3 11 (36.67%) Node.js
4 10 (33.33%) HTML5
4 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 10 (33.33%) jQuery
5 9 (30.00%) Web Development
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 8 (26.67%) TDD
6 8 (26.67%) Subversion
6 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (23.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (23.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (23.33%) Selenium
7 7 (23.33%) PHP
8 6 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 6 (20.00%) Jenkins

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 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Office 365
3 4 (13.33%) Mimecast
4 2 (6.67%) SaaS
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.33%) GitHub
5 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.33%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) Subversion
3 7 (23.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (23.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (23.33%) Selenium
4 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) Grunt
5 3 (10.00%) gulp
5 3 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.67%) IntelliJ
6 2 (6.67%) PhantomJS
6 2 (6.67%) WebStorm
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA
7 1 (3.33%) Mocha
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (16.67%) PHP Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Azure Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Identity Management Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Node.js
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) HTML5
2 10 (33.33%) jQuery
3 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (20.00%) CSS
4 6 (20.00%) RESTful
5 5 (16.67%) REST
6 4 (13.33%) CSS3
6 4 (13.33%) OAuth
6 4 (13.33%) SAML
7 2 (6.67%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.67%) Django
7 2 (6.67%) JSON
7 2 (6.67%) Matplotlib
7 2 (6.67%) PhoneGap
7 2 (6.67%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Graphic Design
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Web Development
3 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (26.67%) TDD
4 6 (20.00%) BDD
4 6 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Service Design
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (10.00%) UX Design
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.67%) Front End Development
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Java
1 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (23.33%) PHP
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) Perl
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.67%) Dart
7 2 (6.67%) ECMAScript
7 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.33%) ES6
8 1 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) Tcl
8 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) MCITP
1 4 (13.33%) MCSE
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCSA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CISM
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) Salt
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.33%) SAP