Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 31 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 63 71 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.25% 5.21% 2.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.69% 36.79% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 12
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £495 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.14% +23.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £240 £327 £329
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £388
% change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -49.66% - -

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 236 193 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.68% 14.15% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 84 58
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £423 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.49% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £240 £200 £359
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -72.00% +296.83% -55.32%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -1 40 £415 -2.35% 31
Peterborough +20 16 £525 +18.31% 10
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
3 21 (33.33%) Windows
3 21 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (26.98%) Office 365
4 17 (26.98%) Migration
5 14 (22.22%) VMware
5 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.22%) SaaS
5 14 (22.22%) DevOps
6 13 (20.63%) .NET
6 13 (20.63%) DNS
7 11 (17.46%) C#
7 11 (17.46%) ITIL
7 11 (17.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
8 10 (15.87%) Oracle
8 10 (15.87%) DHCP
9 9 (14.29%) Finance
9 9 (14.29%) Java
9 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 8 (12.70%) JIRA
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
11 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (11.11%) WSUS
11 7 (11.11%) Google
11 7 (11.11%) SQL Server

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 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.76%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Connections
6 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (26.98%) Office 365
3 14 (22.22%) SaaS
4 11 (17.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (9.52%) PaaS
7 5 (7.94%) IaaS
8 4 (6.35%) GitHub
9 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (3.17%) Apigee
9 2 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (3.17%) G Suite
9 2 (3.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) DNS
2 10 (15.87%) DHCP
3 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.76%) HTTP
4 3 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.76%) SSL
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) WAN
5 2 (3.17%) WEP
5 2 (3.17%) Wireless
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
6 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.59%) SAN
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Power BI
3 2 (3.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.17%) git-flow
4 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.59%) GoCD
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Consultant
2 11 (17.46%) Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Administrator
4 9 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (12.70%) Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Azure Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Azure Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) CSS
2 5 (7.94%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) Web Services
4 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.76%) LDAP
4 3 (4.76%) OAuth
4 3 (4.76%) SAML
5 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) Memcached
5 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.17%) React
5 2 (3.17%) RESTful
5 2 (3.17%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) REST
6 1 (1.59%) XHTML
6 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.59%) Fintech
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Online Games
6 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Unix
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) DevOps
3 11 (17.46%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (7.94%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (6.35%) Microservices
7 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.76%) Project Management
7 3 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 3 (4.76%) TDD
7 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) C#
1 11 (17.46%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 6 (9.52%) SQL
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.35%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) MCSE
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 3 (4.76%) Docker
6 2 (3.17%) XenApp
7 1 (1.59%) NFS
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) WSUS
2 3 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.76%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.17%) Rancher
3 2 (3.17%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) Ansible
4 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) VMware
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle
4 7 (11.11%) Google
5 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 4 (6.35%) IBM
5 4 (6.35%) New Relic
6 2 (3.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.17%) Dell
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.17%) WSO2
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) Ivanti