Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2 +27
Contract jobs citing Azure 194 150 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.62% 5.60% 5.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.65% 26.13% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 118 131
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +11.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £261 £263
90th Percentile £584 £600 £615
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £44.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £42.00 - £39.00
90th Percentile £46.00 - £41.00
England median hourly rate £51.00 £28.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +77.61% -23.43% +134.38%

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 502 574 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.49% 21.43% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 407 273
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £185 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 4 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £21.25 £15.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +38.96% -15.04%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.73 £10.29
90th Percentile £29.13 £32.50 £35.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.63% +7.89%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in the East Midlands

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands.

Contractor 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 5 December 2019. 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 +24 95 £450 +20.00% 87
Leicestershire +28 43 £375 -23.08% 41
Derbyshire +1 28 £425 +47.83% 13
Northamptonshire +8 10 £410 -31.67% 12
Lincolnshire -2 1 £400 +23.08% 7
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
2 59 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (28.87%) AWS
4 47 (24.23%) SQL
5 42 (21.65%) C#
6 39 (20.10%) .NET
7 38 (19.59%) DevOps
8 33 (17.01%) JavaScript
8 33 (17.01%) SQL Server
9 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
10 24 (12.37%) Retail
11 23 (11.86%) Finance
12 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
13 21 (10.82%) Java
14 20 (10.31%) Windows
14 20 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (10.31%) Analytics
15 19 (9.79%) Scrum
15 19 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (9.28%) HTML
16 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (9.28%) Data Centre
17 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
17 17 (8.76%) Microservices
17 17 (8.76%) GCP
17 17 (8.76%) Test Automation
17 17 (8.76%) Python
17 17 (8.76%) .NET Core

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 11 (5.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.06%) Confluence
4 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Eikon
2 3 (1.55%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (28.87%) AWS
2 17 (8.76%) GCP
3 14 (7.22%) Office 365
4 9 (4.64%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.61%) Apigee
5 7 (3.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.58%) GitHub
6 5 (2.58%) PaaS
6 5 (2.58%) Serverless
7 4 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.06%) SaaS
7 4 (2.06%) Trello
8 3 (1.55%) IaaS
9 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.03%) BrowserStack
9 2 (1.03%) Fastly
9 2 (1.03%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.22%) WAN
2 12 (6.19%) Skype
3 9 (4.64%) LAN
4 8 (4.12%) Firewall
5 6 (3.09%) Internet
5 6 (3.09%) SAN
6 4 (2.06%) DHCP
6 4 (2.06%) DNS
7 2 (1.03%) FTP
7 2 (1.03%) Intranet
7 2 (1.03%) NAS
7 2 (1.03%) Network Security
8 1 (0.52%) HTTP
8 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.52%) SMTP
8 1 (0.52%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.19%) MySQL
4 9 (4.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (4.64%) Big Data
4 9 (4.64%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.64%) Power BI
5 8 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.06%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.55%) SSDT
11 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.03%) Data Mart
11 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.22%) JIRA
3 12 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.64%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (4.12%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.58%) git-flow
6 5 (2.58%) Selenium
6 5 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.06%) Android Studio
7 4 (2.06%) Mocha
7 4 (2.06%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.06%) Xcode
8 3 (1.55%) Ant
8 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.55%) MSTest
9 2 (1.03%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.03%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 24 (12.37%) Retail
2 23 (11.86%) Finance
3 9 (4.64%) Law
3 9 (4.64%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.58%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (30.41%) Developer
2 47 (24.23%) Architect
3 20 (10.31%) .NET Developer
3 20 (10.31%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (8.25%) Azure Architect
5 13 (6.70%) Analyst
5 13 (6.70%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.67%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.15%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Data Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Data Architect
10 6 (3.09%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.09%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.58%) DBA
11 5 (2.58%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.10%) .NET
2 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
3 18 (9.28%) HTML
4 17 (8.76%) .NET Core
5 16 (8.25%) CSS
6 13 (6.70%) React
7 12 (6.19%) Node.js
8 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.15%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.15%) REST
10 9 (4.64%) XML
11 8 (4.12%) Angular 2
11 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.61%) JSON
12 7 (3.61%) Middleware
13 6 (3.09%) React Native
13 6 (3.09%) RESTful
14 5 (2.58%) Entity Framework
14 5 (2.58%) Redux
15 4 (2.06%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.67%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.12%) NHS
5 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.58%) User Experience
7 4 (2.06%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.55%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.55%) Replication
9 2 (1.03%) e-Health
9 2 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.03%) LIMS
9 2 (1.03%) PACS
10 1 (0.52%) EPoS
10 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.31%) Windows
2 11 (5.67%) Linux
3 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.09%) Unix
5 5 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.06%) Android
7 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.59%) DevOps
3 20 (10.31%) Analytics
3 20 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (9.79%) Scrum
5 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.76%) Microservices
6 17 (8.76%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.25%) Migration
8 13 (6.70%) Project Delivery
8 13 (6.70%) TDD
9 12 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (6.19%) ETL
10 11 (5.67%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.64%) Data Integration
11 9 (4.64%) Data Modelling
11 9 (4.64%) ITIL
11 9 (4.64%) MVC
11 9 (4.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.23%) SQL
2 42 (21.65%) C#
3 33 (17.01%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
5 21 (10.82%) Java
6 17 (8.76%) Python
7 10 (5.15%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.06%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.55%) C++
9 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.52%) Delphi
11 1 (0.52%) ES6
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.52%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (4.12%) Degree
2 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.52%) CCDA
6 1 (0.52%) CCIE
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CISSP
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCITP
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) MCTS
6 1 (0.52%) OCP
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) GDPR
3 2 (1.03%) HL7
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) NCSC
4 1 (0.52%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (6.70%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.70%) Docker
2 6 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.06%) Terraform
3 3 (1.55%) Ansible
3 3 (1.55%) SCCM
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.52%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) Cisco
2 12 (6.19%) Oracle
3 8 (4.12%) VMware
4 6 (3.09%) Google
4 6 (3.09%) SAP
5 5 (2.58%) CA
5 5 (2.58%) WSO2
6 4 (2.06%) Citrix
6 4 (2.06%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.55%) Tableau
8 2 (1.03%) Databricks
8 2 (1.03%) Splunk
8 2 (1.03%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Alibaba
9 1 (0.52%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.52%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.52%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.52%) Xamarin