Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 16 May 2022 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 14 14 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Azure 88 37 70
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.59% 7.63% 11.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.67% 31.09% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 23 52
10th Percentile - £180 £325
25th Percentile £313 £309 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £475
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -26.32% +5.56%
75th Percentile £488 £511 £550
90th Percentile £614 £575 £624
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - £42.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £65.00
Median % change year-on-year - -32.31% -
75th Percentile - £46.00 £67.50
90th Percentile - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% -32.31% +160.00%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 240 119 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 28.88% 24.54% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 60 147
10th Percentile £273 £228 £293
25th Percentile £345 £325 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £538 £566 £575
90th Percentile £683 £626 £643
East of England median daily rate £475 £475 £440
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 3
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 £15.68
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £18.80
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% -41.67% +37.14%
75th Percentile £15.75 £15.00 £45.75
90th Percentile - £21.30 £58.80
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.06 £26.25
% change year-on-year +10.28% -46.46% +50.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Cambridgeshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in Cambridgeshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in Cambridgeshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in Cambridgeshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +16 58 £425 +30.77% 12
Cambridge -7 26 £500 +42.86% 57
Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 63 (71.59%) AWS
2 58 (65.91%) Microsoft
3 55 (62.50%) Windows
4 52 (59.09%) Microsoft 365
5 50 (56.82%) Active Directory
5 50 (56.82%) Change Management
6 49 (55.68%) SLA
7 47 (53.41%) VMware
8 46 (52.27%) Incident Management
9 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (45.45%) SCCM
10 40 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
12 30 (34.09%) SQL
13 29 (32.95%) Microsoft Intune
14 28 (31.82%) DNS
15 27 (30.68%) DHCP
15 27 (30.68%) SharePoint
15 27 (30.68%) Skype for Business
15 27 (30.68%) Skype
16 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
16 26 (29.55%) Identity Management
16 26 (29.55%) Replication
17 23 (26.14%) PaaS
17 23 (26.14%) IaaS
18 21 (23.86%) Remote Desktop
18 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
19 20 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
19 20 (22.73%) Social Skills

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 27 (30.68%) SharePoint
1 27 (30.68%) Skype for Business
2 20 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 63 (71.59%) AWS
2 52 (59.09%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (45.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (26.14%) IaaS
4 23 (26.14%) PaaS
5 9 (10.23%) Amazon S3
5 9 (10.23%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (9.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 7 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (7.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (7.95%) OneDrive
7 7 (7.95%) Route 53
7 7 (7.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (4.55%) SaaS
9 3 (3.41%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (3.41%) GCP
9 3 (3.41%) GitHub
9 3 (3.41%) Serverless
10 2 (2.27%) Akamai
11 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.82%) DNS
2 27 (30.68%) DHCP
2 27 (30.68%) Skype
3 21 (23.86%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) Intranet
6 1 (1.14%) HTTP
6 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.14%) IPsec
6 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.14%) SNMP
6 1 (1.14%) SSH
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Power BI
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.41%) git-flow
3 3 (3.41%) JIRA
3 3 (3.41%) JMeter
3 3 (3.41%) Selenium
4 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (22.73%) Social Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 48 (54.55%) Cloud Engineer
2 40 (45.45%) Applications Engineer
3 27 (30.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 21 (23.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Design Authority
8 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (2.27%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.27%) React Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.14%) PowerShell Developer
10 1 (1.14%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
1 9 (10.23%) React
2 7 (7.95%) HTML
3 6 (6.82%) CSS
4 5 (5.68%) HTML5
4 5 (5.68%) Web Services
5 4 (4.55%) CSS3
6 3 (3.41%) .NET Core
6 3 (3.41%) JSON
6 3 (3.41%) Node.js
6 3 (3.41%) Redux
7 2 (2.27%) Ajax
7 2 (2.27%) GraphQL
7 2 (2.27%) jQuery
7 2 (2.27%) Middleware
7 2 (2.27%) MSMQ
7 2 (2.27%) Swagger
7 2 (2.27%) Velocity
7 2 (2.27%) XHR
7 2 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Replication
2 19 (21.59%) PKI
3 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.14%) IoT
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (62.50%) Windows
2 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (7.95%) Linux
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (56.82%) Change Management
2 46 (52.27%) Incident Management
3 26 (29.55%) Identity Management
4 18 (20.45%) DevOps
5 17 (19.32%) Agile
6 16 (18.18%) ITIL
7 15 (17.05%) Service Delivery
8 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 10 (11.36%) CI/CD
10 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (6.82%) Full Stack Development
11 6 (6.82%) Microservices
12 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (5.68%) Scrum
13 4 (4.55%) API Development
13 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
13 4 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (4.55%) Migration
13 4 (4.55%) OO
13 4 (4.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) SQL
2 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.64%) C#
4 9 (10.23%) TypeScript
5 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) Python
6 4 (4.55%) Bash
6 4 (4.55%) ES6
6 4 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) Rust
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
3 2 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (1.14%) CCA
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.14%) CSPO
4 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) MCITP
4 1 (1.14%) MCSE
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (55.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) HL7
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 50 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
4 19 (21.59%) vSphere
5 7 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (5.68%) Docker
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (1.14%) NFS
7 1 (1.14%) RHEV
7 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.14%) XenApp
7 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (45.45%) SCCM
2 29 (32.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (21.59%) SCVMM
4 15 (17.05%) Terraform
5 9 (10.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (9.09%) Ansible
6 8 (9.09%) Puppet
7 6 (6.82%) Kubernetes
7 6 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.27%) Grafana
8 2 (2.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.14%) Argo
9 1 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 58 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 47 (53.41%) VMware
3 7 (7.95%) CloudEndure
4 3 (3.41%) Palo Alto
4 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) Coveo
5 2 (2.27%) Google
5 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix
6 1 (1.14%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
6 1 (1.14%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow