Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 10 25
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 +4
Contract jobs citing Azure 67 27 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.84% 9.12% 6.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.02% 28.42% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 65
10th Percentile £276 £313 £313
25th Percentile £325 £318 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £415 £425
Median % change year-on-year -15.66% -2.35% -
75th Percentile £500 £513 £500
90th Percentile £538 £598 £628
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% -

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 186 95 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.31% 32.09% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 178
10th Percentile £170 £313 £249
25th Percentile £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £481 £425
Median % change year-on-year -6.49% +13.24% +2.41%
75th Percentile £575 £582 £538
90th Percentile £613 £661 £638
East of England median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 6 5
10th Percentile " £18.96 £15.95
25th Percentile £12.25 £20.00 "
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.75 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -34.94% +22.06% -2.86%
75th Percentile £13.75 £22.69 £17.50
90th Percentile £30.21 £39.00 "
East of England median hourly rate £15.47 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -22.66% +21.21% -5.71%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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
Cambridge +16 41 £450 -5.26% 87
Peterborough -35 7 £326 -21.39% 8
Huntingdon - 5 £288 - 4
Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.37%) DevOps
4 16 (23.88%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
4 16 (23.88%) AWS
4 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
5 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
6 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.90%) C#
6 14 (20.90%) .NET
6 14 (20.90%) Visual Studio
7 13 (19.40%) C++
8 12 (17.91%) Windows 10
8 12 (17.91%) Social Skills
9 11 (16.42%) Degree
9 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
9 11 (16.42%) React
10 10 (14.93%) SQL
10 10 (14.93%) VMware
11 9 (13.43%) MFC
11 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
12 8 (11.94%) Node.js
12 8 (11.94%) Web Services
13 7 (10.45%) Python
13 7 (10.45%) Citrix
13 7 (10.45%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (10.45%) Test Automation

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 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
1 6 (8.96%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) AWS
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon S3
2 7 (10.45%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (8.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (8.96%) GCP
3 6 (8.96%) Serverless
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (7.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (7.46%) CloudFront
5 4 (5.97%) Mimecast
5 4 (5.97%) Power Platform
6 3 (4.48%) SaaS
7 2 (2.99%) Akamai
7 2 (2.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.99%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.49%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) DHCP
1 6 (8.96%) Skype
2 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 4 (5.97%) VoIP
4 3 (4.48%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 2 (2.99%) SNMP
5 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.99%) Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) Intranet
6 1 (1.49%) ISDN
6 1 (1.49%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) VPN
6 1 (1.49%) VSAN
6 1 (1.49%) WAN
6 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (8.96%) MySQL
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.97%) OLAP
4 4 (5.97%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (5.97%) Power BI
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.99%) Tableau
7 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.90%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.46%) Ranorex
4 2 (2.99%) git-flow
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) JMeter
4 2 (2.99%) MSTest
4 2 (2.99%) Selenium
4 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (1.49%) TestRail
General
1 12 (17.91%) Social Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.99%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Software Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.97%) React Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Azure Developer
7 3 (4.48%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) React
3 9 (13.43%) MFC
4 8 (11.94%) Node.js
4 8 (11.94%) Web Services
5 6 (8.96%) .NET Core
5 6 (8.96%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.97%) XML
7 3 (4.48%) CSS
7 3 (4.48%) HTML
7 3 (4.48%) JSON
7 3 (4.48%) REST
7 3 (4.48%) WPF
8 2 (2.99%) CSS3
8 2 (2.99%) HTML5
8 2 (2.99%) Web Components
9 1 (1.49%) GraphQL
9 1 (1.49%) Kendo UI
9 1 (1.49%) Swagger
9 1 (1.49%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
1 5 (7.46%) User Experience
2 3 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.48%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.91%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (7.46%) Linux
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) DevOps
3 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
4 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
5 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Automation
5 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Test Management
5 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) Full Stack Development
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
6 5 (7.46%) Regression Testing
6 5 (7.46%) SDLC
6 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.97%) ETL
7 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) C#
2 13 (19.40%) C++
3 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.93%) SQL
5 7 (10.45%) Python
6 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.46%) Java
8 3 (4.48%) Perl
8 3 (4.48%) Scala
8 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.99%) ES6
9 2 (2.99%) Go
10 1 (1.49%) C
10 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) PMP
5 2 (2.99%) CISSP
5 2 (2.99%) GIAC
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.99%) SANS
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.96%) XenApp
4 5 (7.46%) Docker
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.99%) vSphere
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Terraform
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.46%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.46%) SCCM
4 4 (5.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 4 (5.97%) Ansible
4 4 (5.97%) Puppet
5 3 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.99%) HP ALM
6 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) VMware
3 7 (10.45%) Citrix
4 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 4 (5.97%) Siemens
4 4 (5.97%) Veeam
5 3 (4.48%) Google
5 3 (4.48%) NetApp
5 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.48%) Sophos
5 3 (4.48%) Symantec
6 2 (2.99%) Coveo
6 2 (2.99%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.99%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.99%) Netsparker
6 2 (2.99%) Qualys
6 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.49%) CloudEndure
7 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow