Period
to 17 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 7 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Azure 232 85 194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.14% 14.10% 10.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.77% 46.20% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 41 126
10th Percentile £320 £270 £280
25th Percentile £400 £328 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £575 £480 £525
90th Percentile £663 £500 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.42 £52.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -47.27% +18.18% -
England median hourly rate £60.18 £50.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year +20.35% -14.53% +212.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 496 184 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 34.52% 30.51% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 109 288
10th Percentile £145 £175 £179
25th Percentile £300 £300 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £368 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.65% -13.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £520
90th Percentile £600 £520 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.25 £10.95
25th Percentile £12.88 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.22 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.06% +1.38% +28.00%
75th Percentile £16.62 £43.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £30.18 £57.25 £19.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the East Midlands 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
Nottinghamshire -1 110 £525 +20.00% 88
Leicestershire -2 42 £425 +17.24% 53
Northamptonshire +9 40 £481 +10.38% 33
Derbyshire -2 28 £385 -13.48% 28
Azure
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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Azure.

1 90 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 77 (33.19%) DevOps
3 57 (24.57%) Active Directory
4 52 (22.41%) Windows
4 52 (22.41%) AWS
5 51 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (20.69%) SQL
7 46 (19.83%) Social Skills
8 41 (17.67%) Microsoft 365
9 39 (16.81%) .NET
9 39 (16.81%) Linux
10 36 (15.52%) Migration
10 36 (15.52%) Windows Server
11 32 (13.79%) SQL Server
12 31 (13.36%) Kubernetes
13 29 (12.50%) Finance
14 26 (11.21%) Firewall
14 26 (11.21%) C#
14 26 (11.21%) Power Platform
15 25 (10.78%) IaaS
16 24 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (9.91%) Analytics
17 23 (9.91%) PowerShell
18 22 (9.48%) PaaS
19 21 (9.05%) Microservices
19 21 (9.05%) Cisco
19 21 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
19 21 (9.05%) VMware

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.59%) Confluence
4 5 (2.16%) JBoss
4 5 (2.16%) NetWeaver
4 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.86%) Apache
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Synapse
7 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 52 (22.41%) AWS
2 41 (17.67%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (11.21%) Power Platform
4 25 (10.78%) IaaS
5 24 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (9.48%) PaaS
7 19 (8.19%) SaaS
8 11 (4.74%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 10 (4.31%) GCP
9 10 (4.31%) Serverless
10 8 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (3.02%) Azure Pipelines
12 6 (2.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 6 (2.59%) Azure Logic Apps
12 6 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (2.16%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (2.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 5 (2.16%) Azure Service Bus
13 5 (2.16%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.21%) Firewall
2 14 (6.03%) VPN
3 13 (5.60%) WAN
4 12 (5.17%) DNS
5 8 (3.45%) MPLS
5 8 (3.45%) SD-WAN
5 8 (3.45%) Wireless
6 7 (3.02%) Network Security
6 7 (3.02%) VoIP
7 6 (2.59%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (2.59%) DHCP
7 6 (2.59%) LAN
8 5 (2.16%) PBX
8 5 (2.16%) Skype
9 4 (1.72%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.29%) SAN
11 2 (0.86%) Internet
11 2 (0.86%) VLAN
12 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.43%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (8.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 19 (8.19%) Power BI
4 13 (5.60%) Data Lake
5 11 (4.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.45%) Big Data
7 8 (3.45%) MySQL
7 8 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.45%) RDBMS
8 7 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (2.59%) Event Store
9 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (2.16%) DB2
10 5 (2.16%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.03%) JIRA
3 9 (3.88%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.59%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.59%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.59%) git-flow
5 6 (2.59%) SonarQube
5 6 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.16%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.86%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.86%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.43%) Gatling
8 1 (0.43%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.43%) Postman
8 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.43%) Selenium
8 1 (0.43%) Spinnaker
General
1 46 (19.83%) Social Skills
2 29 (12.50%) Finance
3 20 (8.62%) Retail
4 9 (3.88%) Influencing Skills
5 8 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.59%) Banking
8 5 (2.16%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.72%) Local Government
10 3 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (1.29%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.86%) Advertising
11 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.43%) Law
12 1 (0.43%) Legal
12 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (23.28%) Architect
2 29 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 29 (12.50%) Developer
3 28 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (8.19%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.90%) Azure Architect
5 16 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.47%) Azure DevOps
6 15 (6.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) Data Architect
9 10 (4.31%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.45%) Consultant
12 7 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.02%) React Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Applications Architect
13 6 (2.59%) Azure Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.81%) .NET
2 15 (6.47%) .NET Core
3 14 (6.03%) CSS
3 14 (6.03%) HTML
4 12 (5.17%) RESTful
5 9 (3.88%) ARM Templates
6 8 (3.45%) ADO
6 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (2.59%) Node.js
7 6 (2.59%) REST
8 5 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.16%) HTML5
8 5 (2.16%) Middleware
8 5 (2.16%) React
8 5 (2.16%) React Native
8 5 (2.16%) Redux
8 5 (2.16%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.72%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.88%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.16%) PKI
7 4 (1.72%) NHS
7 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.29%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.86%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.43%) BYOD
10 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.41%) Windows
2 39 (16.81%) Linux
3 36 (15.52%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.74%) Android
5 9 (3.88%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.02%) Unix
6 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.16%) AIX
7 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.16%) VMS
7 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.19%) DevOps
2 51 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.52%) Migration
4 24 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (9.91%) Analytics
6 21 (9.05%) Microservices
6 21 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (8.19%) ITIL
7 19 (8.19%) Scrum
8 16 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (6.90%) Project Management
9 14 (6.03%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.60%) TOGAF
11 11 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.74%) Data Engineering
11 11 (4.74%) Data Protection
11 11 (4.74%) High Availability
11 11 (4.74%) Information Security
11 11 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.69%) SQL
2 26 (11.21%) C#
3 23 (9.91%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.76%) Python
5 13 (5.60%) Java
5 13 (5.60%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.31%) Groovy
7 8 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.16%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.29%) C
10 3 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (1.29%) VBScript
11 2 (0.86%) PHP
11 2 (0.86%) Ruby
11 2 (0.86%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) Korn
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (3.02%) CCNA
1 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.16%) Degree
3 4 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.72%) MCP
3 4 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.29%) CCNP
4 3 (1.29%) MCSA
5 2 (0.86%) CISSP
5 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.86%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.86%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.31%) QA
2 9 (3.88%) GDPR
3 7 (3.02%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.16%) COBIT
5 4 (1.72%) SLA
6 3 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.86%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.86%) SOC 1
7 2 (0.86%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (24.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.33%) Docker
4 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (13.36%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.03%) Ansible
3 12 (5.17%) Puppet
3 12 (5.17%) SCCM
4 11 (4.74%) Terraform
5 7 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (3.02%) Istio
5 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.72%) Nessus
6 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.72%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.29%) Grafana
8 2 (0.86%) Control-M
8 2 (0.86%) WSUS
8 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.43%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.43%) Kibana
9 1 (0.43%) Packer
9 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.05%) Cisco
2 21 (9.05%) VMware
3 15 (6.47%) Oracle
4 14 (6.03%) Citrix
5 13 (5.60%) Databricks
6 12 (5.17%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.31%) SAP
8 9 (3.88%) HP
9 7 (3.02%) IBM
10 5 (2.16%) F5
10 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.16%) Software AG
11 4 (1.72%) Aruba
11 4 (1.72%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.29%) Juniper
12 3 (1.29%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.86%) Apple
13 2 (0.86%) CommVault
13 2 (0.86%) Splunk