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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 56 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 +43  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 50 38 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.29% 2.45% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.68% 37.25% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 3
Median daily rate £423 £600 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.58% +64.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 153 102 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 10.08% 6.58% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 75 45
Median daily rate £423 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.18% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £342 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £696 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £11.36 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -6 25 £500 -16.66% 5
Leicestershire -5 11 £300 -29.41% 2
Derbyshire - 10 £423 - 5
Lincolnshire -4 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire +1 1 £575 +91.66% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 37 (48.68%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 25 (32.89%) DevOps
4 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (27.63%) Office 365
7 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 20 (26.32%) .NET
8 19 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
10 16 (21.05%) Docker
10 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
11 15 (19.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (19.74%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
12 13 (17.11%) C#
13 12 (15.79%) Migration
14 11 (14.47%) MVC
14 11 (14.47%) Scrum
14 11 (14.47%) SQL
14 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
15 10 (13.16%) Terraform
15 10 (13.16%) ITIL
15 10 (13.16%) VMware
15 10 (13.16%) SCCM
16 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (11.84%) TeamCity
16 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
16 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (11.84%) Python

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 (9.21%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.95%) Confluence
3 3 (3.95%) nginx
3 3 (3.95%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (27.63%) Office 365
3 6 (7.89%) PaaS
4 5 (6.58%) IaaS
5 4 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.95%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.63%) SaaS
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.32%) Datadog
8 1 (1.32%) GitHub
8 1 (1.32%) Heroku
8 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) SAN
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) LAN
3 1 (1.32%) LDAP
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) NGN
3 1 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
3 1 (1.32%) TACACS
3 1 (1.32%) VXLAN
3 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) HDInsight
3 3 (3.95%) Power BI
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) KNIME
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
3 15 (19.74%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (11.84%) TeamCity
5 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (5.26%) JIRA
7 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.95%) Selenium
7 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.63%) git-flow
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.63%) Subversion
8 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.32%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.32%) MSTest
9 1 (1.32%) NuGet
9 1 (1.32%) Protractor
9 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Advertising
2 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (15.79%) Consultant
3 11 (14.47%) Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Senior DevOps
4 9 (11.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
5 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.58%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Azure Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Data Migration Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (6.58%) CSS
4 5 (6.58%) Entity Framework
4 5 (6.58%) HTML
5 4 (5.26%) Web Services
6 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (3.95%) boto
6 3 (3.95%) WCF
7 2 (2.63%) .NET Core
7 2 (2.63%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.63%) jQuery
7 2 (2.63%) Serverless Framework
7 2 (2.63%) WinForms
8 1 (1.32%) XML
8 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.58%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.53%) Linux
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.26%) VMS
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Android
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) CentOS
7 1 (1.32%) Solaris
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) DevOps
2 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) Migration
4 11 (14.47%) MVC
4 11 (14.47%) Scrum
5 10 (13.16%) ITIL
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.84%) Microservices
6 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.89%) Analytics
7 6 (7.89%) Project Management
7 6 (7.89%) Service Management
8 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.58%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (6.58%) Line Management
9 4 (5.26%) Open Source
9 4 (5.26%) Patch Management
9 4 (5.26%) Presales
9 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) C#
1 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) Python
4 7 (9.21%) Java
4 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) C++
5 3 (3.95%) R
6 2 (2.63%) F#
6 2 (2.63%) Scala
6 2 (2.63%) XAML
7 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) MCITP
2 3 (3.95%) MCSE
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) CCNP
4 1 (1.32%) CCSA
4 1 (1.32%) CCSE
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PMO
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.05%) Docker
3 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.32%) vCloud
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (14.47%) Kubernetes
3 10 (13.16%) SCCM
3 10 (13.16%) Terraform
4 7 (9.21%) Puppet
5 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.95%) SCOM
7 2 (2.63%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.63%) Ansible
7 2 (2.63%) Consul
7 2 (2.63%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.32%) Graphite
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) VMware
3 5 (6.58%) Citrix
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco
4 4 (5.26%) Google
5 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.95%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) F5
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.32%) Software AG
7 1 (1.32%) Splunk
7 1 (1.32%) Sun
7 1 (1.32%) WSO2
7 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
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