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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Azure 199 181 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.47% 16.54% 10.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.22% 48.79% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 129 51
10th Percentile £313 £297 £275
25th Percentile £389 £368 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £540 £538 £531
90th Percentile £616 £638 £578
England median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £35.25 - £48.84
25th Percentile £39.38 - £49.86
Median hourly rate £47.50 £27.42 £51.58
Median % change year-on-year +73.23% -46.83% -
75th Percentile £54.38 - £53.29
90th Percentile £57.75 - £54.32
England median hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +9.57%

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 450 371 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 32.73% 33.91% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 264 146
10th Percentile £150 £102 £183
25th Percentile £286 £213 £280
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £538 £494 £522
90th Percentile £600 £596 £603
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 7
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.16 £11.24
25th Percentile £16.15 £12.28 £11.63
Median hourly rate £19.25 £14.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.51% -7.81% +14.29%
75th Percentile £24.50 £21.96 £34.45
90th Percentile £36.00 £26.94 £50.89
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%

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 2 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 July 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +7 55 £450 +9.09% 20
Leicestershire +6 55 £445 +4.71% 36
Nottinghamshire -3 52 £525 +13.51% 57
Northamptonshire -1 25 £500 +33.33% 18
Lincolnshire +2 3 £344 +49.05% 10
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 65 (32.66%) Microsoft
2 52 (26.13%) .NET
2 52 (26.13%) DevOps
3 51 (25.63%) Agile
4 46 (23.12%) CI/CD
5 44 (22.11%) Windows
6 39 (19.60%) C#
6 39 (19.60%) SQL
7 38 (19.10%) Social Skills
8 35 (17.59%) AWS
9 34 (17.09%) PowerShell
10 31 (15.58%) Security Cleared
10 31 (15.58%) Microsoft 365
11 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
11 30 (15.08%) Active Directory
12 29 (14.57%) SQL Server
13 27 (13.57%) SC Cleared
14 26 (13.07%) Azure DevOps
15 24 (12.06%) Java
15 24 (12.06%) MVC
16 22 (11.06%) Cisco
17 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
17 21 (10.55%) Test Automation
18 20 (10.05%) HTML
18 20 (10.05%) CSS
19 18 (9.05%) SOAP
19 18 (9.05%) ITIL
19 18 (9.05%) SCCM
20 17 (8.54%) SaaS
20 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 12 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.02%) NetWeaver
3 7 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.51%) Confluence
5 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.50%) InVision
3 1 (0.50%) Sketch
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Primavera
2 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.59%) AWS
2 31 (15.58%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (13.07%) Azure DevOps
4 17 (8.54%) SaaS
5 14 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (6.53%) Power Platform
7 11 (5.53%) PaaS
8 10 (5.03%) Azure Logic Apps
9 9 (4.52%) GCP
10 8 (4.02%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (4.02%) IaaS
10 8 (4.02%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.51%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (2.51%) Boomi
11 5 (2.51%) Serverless
12 4 (2.01%) Power Automate
12 4 (2.01%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.51%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (1.51%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.54%) DNS
2 13 (6.53%) Firewall
3 11 (5.53%) DHCP
4 8 (4.02%) HTTP
5 7 (3.52%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (3.02%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.02%) VPN
7 5 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.51%) LAN
8 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.51%) VLAN
8 3 (1.51%) WAN
9 2 (1.01%) MPLS
9 2 (1.01%) Network Security
10 1 (0.50%) BGP
10 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.50%) OSPF
10 1 (0.50%) SAN
10 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (4.02%) SAP BW
3 8 (4.02%) SAP HANA
4 7 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.02%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.51%) MySQL
6 5 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.51%) Power BI
7 4 (2.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.50%) Adabas
10 1 (0.50%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) OLAP
10 1 (0.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.52%) Selenium
2 8 (4.02%) JIRA
3 5 (2.51%) Gatling
3 5 (2.51%) Gradle
3 5 (2.51%) JMeter
3 5 (2.51%) JUnit
3 5 (2.51%) Maven
3 5 (2.51%) MSTest
3 5 (2.51%) Spock
4 4 (2.01%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.01%) Postman
5 3 (1.51%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.51%) Appium
5 3 (1.51%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.51%) CircleCI
5 3 (1.51%) git-flow
5 3 (1.51%) GitLab
5 3 (1.51%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (19.10%) Social Skills
2 14 (7.04%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.52%) Retail
4 8 (4.02%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (3.52%) Finance
5 7 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (3.02%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.51%) Marketing
8 4 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.51%) Law
10 2 (1.01%) Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 45 (22.61%) Developer
2 27 (13.57%) Architect
3 16 (8.04%) .NET Developer
4 15 (7.54%) Consultant
5 13 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.52%) Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) React Developer
9 8 (4.02%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.52%) Azure Architect
10 7 (3.52%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.02%) Azure Developer
11 6 (3.02%) Integration Developer
11 6 (3.02%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 6 (3.02%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (3.02%) SCCM Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (26.13%) .NET
2 20 (10.05%) CSS
2 20 (10.05%) HTML
3 18 (9.05%) SOAP
4 16 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 15 (7.54%) RESTful
6 14 (7.04%) .NET Core
6 14 (7.04%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.04%) React
7 13 (6.53%) XML
8 12 (6.03%) HTML5
8 12 (6.03%) Node.js
9 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (4.02%) BAPI
10 8 (4.02%) JDBC
10 8 (4.02%) Jest
10 8 (4.02%) SAP ALE
10 8 (4.02%) SAP Basis
10 8 (4.02%) SAP PI
11 7 (3.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.52%) NHS
2 8 (4.02%) PKI
3 7 (3.52%) Clustering
3 7 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.02%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.02%) User Experience
5 5 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.01%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.01%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.01%) Low-Code
8 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.11%) Windows
2 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.04%) Windows 10
4 12 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (6.03%) Windows Server 2019
5 10 (5.03%) Android
5 10 (5.03%) Unix
6 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.02%) Linux
7 8 (4.02%) Solaris
8 7 (3.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.50%) MVS
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.13%) DevOps
2 51 (25.63%) Agile
3 46 (23.12%) CI/CD
4 24 (12.06%) MVC
5 21 (10.55%) Test Automation
6 18 (9.05%) ITIL
7 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (7.54%) Microservices
9 13 (6.53%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (6.53%) Scrum
9 13 (6.53%) Web Development
10 12 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.03%) Web Design
11 11 (5.53%) ETL
11 11 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.53%) TDD
12 10 (5.03%) Identity Management
12 10 (5.03%) Migration
12 10 (5.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.60%) C#
1 39 (19.60%) SQL
2 34 (17.09%) PowerShell
3 24 (12.06%) Java
4 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.53%) TypeScript
6 9 (4.52%) VB
7 8 (4.02%) ABAP
7 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.51%) ES6
8 5 (2.51%) PHP
9 4 (2.01%) Python
10 3 (1.51%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.02%) Degree
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.51%) MCP
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.01%) SANS
7 1 (0.50%) CCIE
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.50%) MCSA
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) Accessibility
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.01%) NIST
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (15.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.53%) Docker
4 7 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) NFS
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
8 1 (0.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.05%) SCCM
2 14 (7.04%) Terraform
3 13 (6.53%) Kubernetes
4 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.52%) Ansible
5 9 (4.52%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (3.02%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.51%) Consul
9 2 (1.01%) Packer
10 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.50%) Grafana
10 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.50%) VxRail
10 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (32.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.06%) Cisco
3 16 (8.04%) VMware
4 12 (6.03%) Dell
4 12 (6.03%) Oracle
5 11 (5.53%) Citrix
6 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.02%) HP
7 8 (4.02%) SAP
8 7 (3.52%) IBM
9 6 (3.02%) McAfee
9 6 (3.02%) Symantec
10 5 (2.51%) Jitterbit
11 4 (2.01%) Databricks
11 4 (2.01%) F5
12 3 (1.51%) Google
12 3 (1.51%) Meraki
12 3 (1.51%) Sophos
12 3 (1.51%) Zscaler
13 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow