Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Azure over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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 (formerly Windows Azure)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 63
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32 +49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 138 171 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.15% 5.41% 3.02%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.54% 45.60% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 133 66
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -21.95% +32.26%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £338
90th Percentile £600 £615 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.28 £37.50 £26.38
% change year-on-year -29.93% +42.18% -29.67%

Microsoft 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 520 375 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.42% 11.87% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 237 152
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £313
90th Percentile £550 £588 £600
England median daily rate £497 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £21.25 £15.29 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.96% -13.85% +42.00%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.29 £10.53
90th Percentile £32.50 £35.30 £70.69
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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 -12 48 £375 -30.56% 41
Derbyshire +29 38 £203 -52.07% 12
Northamptonshire +8 24 £600 +9.09% 8
Leicestershire -14 11 £513 +70.83% 27
Lincolnshire +3 5 £325 +6.12% 7
Rutland - 2 £388 -
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 54 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 48 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (21.01%) DevOps
5 28 (20.29%) VMware
5 28 (20.29%) SQL
5 28 (20.29%) Windows
6 27 (19.57%) PowerShell
7 23 (16.67%) C#
7 23 (16.67%) .NET
7 23 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 21 (15.22%) Cisco
9 20 (14.49%) JavaScript
9 20 (14.49%) PaaS
9 20 (14.49%) Office 365
10 18 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 17 (12.32%) SCCM
12 16 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.59%) Jenkins
13 15 (10.87%) Docker
13 15 (10.87%) React
13 15 (10.87%) Migration
14 14 (10.14%) Oracle
14 14 (10.14%) SABSA
14 14 (10.14%) Microservices
14 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
15 13 (9.42%) TDD
16 12 (8.70%) Manufacturing
16 12 (8.70%) Security Architecture

Microsoft 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 7 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (3.62%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.45%) CMS
3 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) Appian
4 1 (0.72%) Documentum
4 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.49%) Office 365
2 20 (14.49%) PaaS
3 12 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (4.35%) IaaS
5 5 (3.62%) GitHub
5 5 (3.62%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.90%) SaaS
6 4 (2.90%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) Network Security
2 7 (5.07%) Firewall
2 7 (5.07%) VPN
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco Firepower
3 5 (3.62%) SAN
3 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.90%) LAN
4 4 (2.90%) WAN
5 3 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.17%) VLAN
6 2 (1.45%) MPLS
7 1 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.72%) DNS
7 1 (0.72%) Internet
7 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.97%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (4.35%) Qlik Sense
5 5 (3.62%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.90%) MySQL
7 3 (2.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.17%) Big Data
7 3 (2.17%) QlikView
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.25%) JIRA
2 10 (7.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.62%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.62%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.62%) Subversion
6 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.90%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.90%) GitLab
7 4 (2.90%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.90%) Maven
7 4 (2.90%) Selenium
8 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.72%) NUnit
10 1 (0.72%) RSpec
10 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.07%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Retail
3 4 (2.90%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.45%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Automotive
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (26.81%) Architect
2 21 (15.22%) Developer
3 14 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (9.42%) Security Architect
5 12 (8.70%) Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.97%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Azure Architect
7 7 (5.07%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Consultant
8 6 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.62%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.67%) .NET
2 15 (10.87%) React
3 10 (7.25%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.25%) CSS
3 10 (7.25%) SAML
4 9 (6.52%) Node.js
4 9 (6.52%) REST
5 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (5.80%) HTML
5 8 (5.80%) Web Services
6 7 (5.07%) LDAP
6 7 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.07%) Spring
7 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.35%) RESTful
8 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.62%) SOAP
9 4 (2.90%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.90%) MSMQ
9 4 (2.90%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) PKI
3 5 (3.62%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.45%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.29%) Windows
2 18 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.97%) Android
3 11 (7.97%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.80%) Linux
5 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.17%) Unix
6 3 (2.17%) VMS
6 3 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (21.01%) DevOps
3 15 (10.87%) Migration
4 14 (10.14%) Microservices
4 14 (10.14%) SABSA
4 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
5 13 (9.42%) TDD
6 12 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 11 (7.97%) Integration Testing
8 10 (7.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 10 (7.25%) ITIL
8 10 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (7.25%) Test Management
9 9 (6.52%) Data Acquisition
10 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.80%) MVC
11 7 (5.07%) Scrum
11 7 (5.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.29%) SQL
2 27 (19.57%) PowerShell
3 23 (16.67%) C#
4 20 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.97%) Java
6 9 (6.52%) Python
7 3 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.45%) Go
8 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) ES6
9 1 (0.72%) ES7
9 1 (0.72%) Java 8
9 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) MCSE
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.62%) CCNA
3 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.62%) Degree
3 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.90%) CEH
4 4 (2.90%) CISM
4 4 (2.90%) CISSP
4 4 (2.90%) MCITP
5 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.87%) Docker
4 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (12.32%) SCCM
2 11 (7.97%) Ansible
3 9 (6.52%) Puppet
4 8 (5.80%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.90%) OpenView
5 4 (2.90%) SCOM
5 4 (2.90%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.17%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.17%) Terraform
6 3 (2.17%) WSUS
7 2 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.45%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.72%) logstash
8 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.29%) VMware
3 21 (15.22%) Cisco
4 14 (10.14%) Oracle
5 11 (7.97%) F5
6 10 (7.25%) Micro Focus
7 7 (5.07%) Google
8 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.35%) Citrix
8 6 (4.35%) HP
8 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.62%) McAfee
10 4 (2.90%) IBM
11 3 (2.17%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.45%) Brocade
12 2 (1.45%) Computacenter
12 2 (1.45%) NetApp
12 2 (1.45%) SAP
13 1 (0.72%) Dell
13 1 (0.72%) EMC