Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 26
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +31
Contract jobs citing Azure 79 217 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.13% 10.39% 6.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.93% 42.89% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 155 153
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £255
90th Percentile £580 £638 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £51.58 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.22% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +41.94% -34.74%

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 193 506 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.18% 24.23% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 327 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £168 £202 £275
90th Percentile £573 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 5
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +28.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.96 £12.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £51.58 £21.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.96 £19.25
% change year-on-year +46.11% +24.44% -8.67%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 0 37 £500 +11.11% 25
Derbyshire +3 16 £525 +20.34% 11
Leicestershire +9 12 £405 +8.00% 16
Northamptonshire +1 9 £285 -32.94% 22
Lincolnshire -2 1 £350 -52.22% 8
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (34.18%) AWS
3 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.58%) Migration
4 21 (26.58%) DevOps
5 20 (25.32%) Cisco
5 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
5 20 (25.32%) Windows
5 20 (25.32%) Office 365
6 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
7 16 (20.25%) Public Cloud
7 16 (20.25%) Oracle
8 15 (18.99%) IaaS
8 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
9 14 (17.72%) TOGAF
9 14 (17.72%) SQL
9 14 (17.72%) Kubernetes
10 13 (16.46%) ITIL
10 13 (16.46%) DHCP
10 13 (16.46%) DNS
10 13 (16.46%) Retail
10 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
11 12 (15.19%) PaaS
11 12 (15.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (15.19%) MongoDB
11 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (15.19%) Docker
12 11 (13.92%) Microservices
12 11 (13.92%) React

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 3 (3.80%) JBoss
1 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.80%) NetWeaver
1 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.53%) IBM Domino
2 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 27 (34.18%) AWS
2 20 (25.32%) Office 365
3 15 (18.99%) IaaS
4 12 (15.19%) PaaS
5 10 (12.66%) SaaS
6 7 (8.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (8.86%) HP Helion
6 7 (8.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (6.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (6.33%) Power Platform
8 4 (5.06%) Apigee
8 4 (5.06%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (5.06%) Logic Apps
9 3 (3.80%) Datadog
9 3 (3.80%) PowerApps
10 2 (2.53%) npm
11 1 (1.27%) Firebase
11 1 (1.27%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) DHCP
1 13 (16.46%) DNS
2 9 (11.39%) WAN
3 8 (10.13%) MPLS
3 8 (10.13%) VPN
3 8 (10.13%) Wireless
4 7 (8.86%) Firewall
5 6 (7.59%) VoIP
6 5 (6.33%) PBX
6 5 (6.33%) Skype
7 3 (3.80%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.53%) Network Security
9 1 (1.27%) BGP
9 1 (1.27%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.27%) OSPF
9 1 (1.27%) SAN
9 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) Azure SQL Database
1 12 (15.19%) MongoDB
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (6.33%) DB2
3 5 (6.33%) MySQL
3 5 (6.33%) Power BI
4 4 (5.06%) SAP HANA
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.80%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.53%) Android Studio
5 2 (2.53%) Babel
5 2 (2.53%) Broccoli
5 2 (2.53%) Grunt
5 2 (2.53%) gulp
5 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.53%) webpack
6 1 (1.27%) git-flow
6 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 13 (16.46%) Retail
2 12 (15.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.80%) Law
3 3 (3.80%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Architect
2 7 (8.86%) Analyst
2 7 (8.86%) Developer
2 7 (8.86%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (6.33%) Software Engineer
3 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 3 (3.80%) Environment Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (3.80%) Site Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Node.js
1 11 (13.92%) React
2 8 (10.13%) .NET
3 5 (6.33%) JSON
3 5 (6.33%) LDAP
3 5 (6.33%) Middleware
3 5 (6.33%) RESTful
4 4 (5.06%) Redux
5 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.80%) SailPoint
5 3 (3.80%) SAP Basis
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) CSS
6 2 (2.53%) EJS
6 2 (2.53%) HTML
6 2 (2.53%) LESS
6 2 (2.53%) Pug
6 2 (2.53%) React Native
6 2 (2.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.25%) Public Cloud
2 7 (8.86%) PKI
2 7 (8.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.59%) User Experience
4 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.80%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
7 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.06%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.58%) DevOps
2 21 (26.58%) Migration
3 14 (17.72%) TOGAF
4 13 (16.46%) ITIL
5 11 (13.92%) Microservices
6 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.86%) Analytics
8 7 (8.86%) DoDAF
8 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.86%) Scrum
8 7 (8.86%) Service Management
8 7 (8.86%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (7.59%) Change Management
9 6 (7.59%) Data Protection
10 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.33%) Decision-Making
10 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.72%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) Java
4 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) Python
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) Go
8 2 (2.53%) ES6
8 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (5.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CCNP
5 1 (1.27%) CISA
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CISM
5 1 (1.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) HP APS
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) COBIT
2 3 (3.80%) GDPR
2 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) Docker
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.33%) SCCM
3 5 (6.33%) Terraform
4 4 (5.06%) Istio
5 3 (3.80%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.80%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) Ansible
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.32%) Cisco
3 16 (20.25%) Oracle
4 11 (13.92%) Citrix
4 11 (13.92%) HP
4 11 (13.92%) SAP
5 7 (8.86%) IBM
5 7 (8.86%) Sparx
6 6 (7.59%) Google
7 5 (6.33%) VMware
8 3 (3.80%) Brocade
8 3 (3.80%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.80%) NetApp
8 3 (3.80%) New Relic
8 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.53%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.53%) Computacenter
9 2 (2.53%) Lotus
9 2 (2.53%) McAfee
10 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards