Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 9 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure 218 103 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.42% 13.29% 9.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 43.51% 43.83% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 58 107
10th Percentile £319 £313 £283
25th Percentile £401 £350 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £409 £413
Median % change year-on-year +19.27% -0.91% -5.71%
75th Percentile £588 £495 £488
90th Percentile £675 £579 £568
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £52.00 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year - +18.18% -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £50.00 £66.25
% change year-on-year +7.50% -24.53% +174.13%

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 501 235 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 33.13% 30.32% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 152 275
10th Percentile £163 £142 £194
25th Percentile £320 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £375 £410
Median % change year-on-year +19.92% -8.48% -3.24%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £488
90th Percentile £620 £525 £575
England median daily rate £535 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +9.74% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 24
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.00 £11.36
25th Percentile £12.88 £10.41 £13.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - -14.29% -17.65%
75th Percentile £17.92 £17.75 "
90th Percentile £19.20 £53.05 £19.54
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% +14.29%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -2 92 £500 +25.00% 57
Northamptonshire +8 49 £500 +4.71% 20
Derbyshire +9 39 £475 +5.56% 24
Leicestershire -5 28 £420 +9.45% 43
Lincolnshire - 3 £213 - 18
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 85 (38.99%) Microsoft
2 58 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.77%) DevOps
4 53 (24.31%) AWS
4 53 (24.31%) Active Directory
5 48 (22.02%) Windows
5 48 (22.02%) Social Skills
6 45 (20.64%) Migration
7 38 (17.43%) SQL
8 36 (16.51%) Microsoft 365
9 32 (14.68%) .NET
9 32 (14.68%) Linux
10 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
10 31 (14.22%) Firewall
11 30 (13.76%) Kubernetes
12 29 (13.30%) Microservices
13 28 (12.84%) PowerShell
13 28 (12.84%) Windows Server
14 27 (12.39%) Analytics
15 26 (11.93%) C#
16 24 (11.01%) JavaScript
16 24 (11.01%) Python
16 24 (11.01%) SaaS
17 23 (10.55%) PaaS
17 23 (10.55%) Scrum
17 23 (10.55%) Finance
17 23 (10.55%) Power Platform
18 22 (10.09%) RESTful
19 21 (9.63%) JIRA
19 21 (9.63%) IaaS

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 (4.13%) JBoss
1 9 (4.13%) NetWeaver
1 9 (4.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.21%) Confluence
3 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.29%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (24.31%) AWS
2 36 (16.51%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (11.01%) SaaS
4 23 (10.55%) PaaS
4 23 (10.55%) Power Platform
5 21 (9.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (9.63%) IaaS
6 14 (6.42%) Firebase
7 12 (5.50%) Serverless
8 10 (4.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 9 (4.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (3.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (3.67%) GCP
11 6 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (2.75%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (2.29%) Azure Logic Apps
12 5 (2.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 5 (2.29%) Fivetran
12 5 (2.29%) Snowflake
13 4 (1.83%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.22%) Firewall
2 16 (7.34%) DNS
2 16 (7.34%) VPN
3 14 (6.42%) WAN
4 13 (5.96%) MPLS
5 11 (5.05%) DHCP
5 11 (5.05%) Wireless
6 10 (4.59%) SD-WAN
7 9 (4.13%) PBX
7 9 (4.13%) Skype
7 9 (4.13%) VoIP
8 5 (2.29%) Network Security
9 3 (1.38%) DMZ
9 3 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.38%) HTTP
9 3 (1.38%) LAN
10 2 (0.92%) SAN
10 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.92%) VLAN
11 1 (0.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (7.34%) Power BI
4 15 (6.88%) Data Lake
5 14 (6.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (5.50%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.59%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.13%) DB2
8 9 (4.13%) MySQL
8 9 (4.13%) SAP HANA
8 9 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.67%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (3.21%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (3.21%) Big Data
11 6 (2.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (9.63%) JIRA
2 17 (7.80%) TeamCity
3 15 (6.88%) git-flow
4 14 (6.42%) Android Studio
4 14 (6.42%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.13%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.21%) Artifactory
6 7 (3.21%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.21%) SonarQube
6 7 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.92%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.92%) Selenium
7 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.46%) Grunt
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.46%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.46%) webpack
8 1 (0.46%) WebPageTest
General
1 48 (22.02%) Social Skills
2 23 (10.55%) Finance
3 20 (9.17%) Retail
4 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.13%) Influencing Skills
4 9 (4.13%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Local Government
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (1.38%) Publishing
7 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (0.92%) Law
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Police
Job Titles
1 52 (23.85%) Architect
2 33 (15.14%) Developer
3 28 (12.84%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (9.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (7.80%) Azure DevOps
7 16 (7.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 15 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.88%) React Developer
9 14 (6.42%) Data Architect
10 11 (5.05%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) Project Manager
12 9 (4.13%) .NET Developer
12 9 (4.13%) Azure Architect
12 9 (4.13%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.67%) Designer
13 8 (3.67%) Solutions Designer
14 7 (3.21%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.21%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) .NET
2 22 (10.09%) RESTful
3 17 (7.80%) CSS
4 16 (7.34%) React Native
5 15 (6.88%) .NET Core
5 15 (6.88%) HTML
5 15 (6.88%) Redux
6 14 (6.42%) ARM Templates
7 10 (4.59%) ADO
8 9 (4.13%) Middleware
8 9 (4.13%) SAP Basis
9 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.21%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.75%) HTML5
11 6 (2.75%) OAuth
12 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.29%) Kafka
12 5 (2.29%) React
12 5 (2.29%) SAML
13 4 (1.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.63%) Data Centre
1 21 (9.63%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.80%) User Experience
3 14 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.96%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.13%) PKI
6 8 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.29%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.83%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.92%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.02%) Windows
2 32 (14.68%) Linux
3 28 (12.84%) Windows Server
4 20 (9.17%) Android
5 11 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.59%) Unix
7 9 (4.13%) AIX
8 6 (2.75%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.92%) VMS
12 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.77%) DevOps
3 45 (20.64%) Migration
4 29 (13.30%) Microservices
5 27 (12.39%) Analytics
6 23 (10.55%) Scrum
7 18 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (8.26%) Data Protection
7 18 (8.26%) ITIL
8 17 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (7.80%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.34%) TOGAF
10 15 (6.88%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.88%) UX Design
11 14 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (6.42%) High Availability
11 14 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.43%) SQL
2 28 (12.84%) PowerShell
3 26 (11.93%) C#
4 24 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.01%) Python
5 17 (7.80%) Java
6 14 (6.42%) Objective-C
7 11 (5.05%) Groovy
8 6 (2.75%) Bash
9 5 (2.29%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.83%) Korn
11 3 (1.38%) VBScript
12 2 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.46%) Bicep
13 1 (0.46%) ES6
13 1 (0.46%) R
13 1 (0.46%) Scala
13 1 (0.46%) U-SQL
13 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (3.21%) CCNA
3 6 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.83%) MCP
4 4 (1.83%) MCSE
4 4 (1.83%) PMP
4 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.38%) CCNP
6 2 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.92%) CCSP
6 2 (0.92%) CISM
6 2 (0.92%) CISSP
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.46%) Degree
7 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.80%) QA
2 14 (6.42%) GDPR
3 11 (5.05%) PCI DSS
4 9 (4.13%) COBIT
5 3 (1.38%) SLA
6 2 (0.92%) SOC 1
6 2 (0.92%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (24.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.34%) Docker
4 11 (5.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.83%) vSphere
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (13.76%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 12 (5.50%) Ansible
4 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (4.59%) Puppet
6 9 (4.13%) Istio
6 9 (4.13%) Terraform
7 7 (3.21%) SCCM
8 4 (1.83%) Grafana
9 3 (1.38%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.92%) CASB
10 2 (0.92%) VxRail
10 2 (0.92%) WSUS
10 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.46%) Kibana
11 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.46%) Packer
11 1 (0.46%) SCOM
11 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (38.99%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) VMware
3 19 (8.72%) Cisco
4 14 (6.42%) Citrix
4 14 (6.42%) Oracle
5 13 (5.96%) SAP
6 12 (5.50%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.59%) Databricks
8 9 (4.13%) HP
8 9 (4.13%) Software AG
9 6 (2.75%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.29%) Aruba
10 5 (2.29%) Commvault
10 5 (2.29%) F5
11 3 (1.38%) Google
11 3 (1.38%) IBM
11 3 (1.38%) NetApp
11 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.92%) Dell
12 2 (0.92%) Juniper