Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 21 August 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 34 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.29% 4.29% 3.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.91% 32.10% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 28
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £453 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.08% +3.43% +23.24%
10th Percentile £240 £320 £371
90th Percentile £575 £568 £541
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.86% - -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 215 162 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.96% 13.37% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 78 99
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £415 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% -8.33% +16.13%
10th Percentile £240 £204 £375
90th Percentile £578 £550 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £39.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -55.97% +156.45% -51.56%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Cambridgeshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Cambridge +13 45 £420 +1.82% 26
Peterborough -5 8 £500 +12.68% 4
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 26 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) Windows
4 15 (25.00%) Office 365
5 14 (23.33%) Migration
6 12 (20.00%) ITIL
6 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.00%) Docker
7 11 (18.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (18.33%) VMware
7 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.67%) SQL
8 10 (16.67%) DNS
8 10 (16.67%) DHCP
8 10 (16.67%) DevOps
9 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 9 (15.00%) Microservices
9 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (15.00%) Java
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle
10 8 (13.33%) .NET
10 8 (13.33%) Web Services
10 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (13.33%) RESTful
10 8 (13.33%) WSUS
10 8 (13.33%) Redis
10 8 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (11.67%) Kubernetes
11 7 (11.67%) NoSQL

Microsoft 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (25.00%) Office 365
3 11 (18.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.67%) PaaS
4 4 (6.67%) SaaS
5 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (5.00%) IaaS
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (3.33%) Serverless
7 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.67%) GitHub
7 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) DHCP
1 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (6.67%) SAN
3 3 (5.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.00%) WEP
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Redis
2 7 (11.67%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.67%) MySQL
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.33%) Power BI
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.67%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (3.33%) git-flow
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.67%) GoCD
5 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Administrator
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Azure Developer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) .NET
1 8 (13.33%) RESTful
1 8 (13.33%) Web Services
2 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
3 6 (10.00%) Node.js
3 6 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (5.00%) Ajax
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.00%) LDAP
5 3 (5.00%) OAuth
5 3 (5.00%) SAML
5 3 (5.00%) XHTML
6 2 (3.33%) HTML5
6 2 (3.33%) Memcached
6 2 (3.33%) Middleware
6 2 (3.33%) React
6 2 (3.33%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Clustering
5 3 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.67%) Animation
7 1 (1.67%) Fintech
7 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.67%) Online Games
7 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.67%) Unix
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Migration
2 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) ITIL
3 10 (16.67%) DevOps
4 9 (15.00%) Microservices
5 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (10.00%) OWASP
7 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.33%) Open Source
8 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Server Management
8 4 (6.67%) TDD
9 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.00%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) ES6
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) Perl
4 5 (8.33%) PHP
4 5 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) MCSE
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) CCNP
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.33%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (3.33%) MCSA
3 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) Docker
3 6 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (1.67%) NFS
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) WSUS
2 7 (11.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (8.33%) Rancher
4 3 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.00%) SCCM
4 3 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.67%) Ansible
6 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) Dell
4 3 (5.00%) Google
4 3 (5.00%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Apigee
5 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.33%) WSO2
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco
6 1 (1.67%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.67%) Qualys