Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 61 108
Rank change year-on-year +31 +47 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 181 102 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.63% 3.09% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 45.71% 35.92% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 67 22
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.03% -4.32%
10th Percentile £263 £333 £300
90th Percentile £614 £1,000 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £26.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.18% -29.67% +40.19%

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 396 284 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.31% 8.61% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 148 70
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £423 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +19.10% -11.42%
10th Percentile £225 £313 £213
90th Percentile £588 £604 £476
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.29 £17.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +42.00% -47.92%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.30 £70.69 £13.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +41 91 £540 +27.06% 18
Leicestershire +4 34 £300 -25.09% 5
Derbyshire +3 31 £423 -11.05% 7
Lincolnshire -9 9 £306 -65.97% 2
Northamptonshire +2 5 £550 +10.00% 4
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 74 (40.88%) Windows
2 54 (29.83%) Active Directory
2 54 (29.83%) DevOps
3 53 (29.28%) .NET
4 51 (28.18%) Microsoft
5 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
5 39 (21.55%) SQL
6 37 (20.44%) Linux
6 37 (20.44%) Amazon AWS
7 36 (19.89%) C#
8 35 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (16.02%) Office 365
10 28 (15.47%) Migration
11 27 (14.92%) Degree
11 27 (14.92%) Windows Server
12 26 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (13.81%) Web Services
14 24 (13.26%) PaaS
15 23 (12.71%) Configuration Management
16 22 (12.15%) Computer Science
17 21 (11.60%) VMware
18 20 (11.05%) Information Security
18 20 (11.05%) SOA
18 20 (11.05%) RESTful
18 20 (11.05%) IaaS
18 20 (11.05%) Virtual Machines
19 19 (10.50%) Microservices
19 19 (10.50%) TeamCity
19 19 (10.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 19 (10.50%) Risk Management

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 17 (9.39%) IIS
2 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.66%) CMS
5 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.66%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.10%) SAS
6 2 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.55%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.55%) Kentico
7 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.10%) SPSS
3 1 (0.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.44%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (16.02%) Office 365
3 24 (13.26%) PaaS
4 20 (11.05%) IaaS
5 15 (8.29%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (6.08%) SaaS
7 9 (4.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.66%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.10%) GitHub
9 2 (1.10%) iPaaS
9 2 (1.10%) Serverless
9 2 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) SAN
2 5 (2.76%) Firewall
2 5 (2.76%) Skype
3 3 (1.66%) DNS
3 3 (1.66%) LAN
3 3 (1.66%) NAS
3 3 (1.66%) WAN
4 2 (1.10%) DHCP
4 2 (1.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.10%) Intranet
4 2 (1.10%) LDAP
4 2 (1.10%) Network Security
4 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) VLAN
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.55%) SMS
5 1 (0.55%) VoIP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.73%) MySQL
2 14 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.87%) Data Lake
4 6 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.31%) Power BI
5 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.21%) Big Data
6 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.66%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.50%) TeamCity
2 11 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (3.31%) Protractor
6 3 (1.66%) gulp
6 3 (1.66%) Selenium
6 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.66%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.66%) webpack
7 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.10%) git-flow
7 2 (1.10%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.10%) Moq
7 2 (1.10%) MSTest
7 2 (1.10%) NuGet
7 2 (1.10%) NUnit
7 2 (1.10%) ReSharper
General
1 14 (7.73%) Finance
2 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.76%) Marketing
2 5 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.21%) Retail
4 3 (1.66%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.66%) Electronics
4 3 (1.66%) Games
4 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (34.25%) Architect
2 34 (18.78%) Azure Architect
3 31 (17.13%) Developer
4 19 (10.50%) Senior Architect
5 15 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.63%) Consultant
8 11 (6.08%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Architect
8 11 (6.08%) Lead Architect
8 11 (6.08%) Lead Enterprise Architect
9 10 (5.52%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.97%) Security Architect
11 8 (4.42%) Administrator
11 8 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
11 8 (4.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (29.28%) .NET
2 25 (13.81%) Web Services
3 20 (11.05%) RESTful
4 17 (9.39%) SOAP
5 12 (6.63%) CSS
5 12 (6.63%) HTML
6 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.52%) AngularJS
7 10 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.87%) .NET Core
8 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.76%) Angular 2
9 5 (2.76%) HTML5
9 5 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.21%) CSS3
10 4 (2.21%) Sass
11 3 (1.66%) Entity Framework
11 3 (1.66%) jQuery
12 2 (1.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.15%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.73%) Life Science
4 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.10%) NHS
6 2 (1.10%) PKI
6 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.88%) Windows
2 37 (20.44%) Linux
3 27 (14.92%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.08%) Unix
7 9 (4.97%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.76%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.76%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.83%) DevOps
2 35 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.47%) Migration
4 23 (12.71%) Configuration Management
5 20 (11.05%) Information Security
5 20 (11.05%) SOA
6 19 (10.50%) Microservices
6 19 (10.50%) Risk Management
7 17 (9.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (8.29%) MVC
8 15 (8.29%) Project Management
9 14 (7.73%) ITIL
10 12 (6.63%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (6.08%) Scrum
12 10 (5.52%) Change Management
12 10 (5.52%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.97%) Analytics
13 9 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.55%) SQL
2 36 (19.89%) C#
3 18 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.84%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.08%) PHP
6 8 (4.42%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.31%) Python
8 4 (2.21%) Java
8 4 (2.21%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.21%) R
9 3 (1.66%) C++
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.10%) VBA
10 2 (1.10%) XAML
11 1 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.55%) ES6
Qualifications
1 27 (14.92%) Degree
2 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.76%) CCNA
5 5 (2.76%) CCNP
5 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.21%) MCSA
7 3 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.66%) MCSE
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCSP
9 1 (0.55%) MCITP
9 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.50%) HIPAA
1 19 (10.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 18 (9.94%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (2.76%) QA
4 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (29.83%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.05%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (6.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.42%) Docker
5 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) SCCM
2 10 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.42%) Puppet
4 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.21%) AirWatch
5 4 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.66%) Ansible
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.60%) VMware
3 11 (6.08%) Citrix
4 8 (4.42%) Oracle
5 7 (3.87%) Cisco
6 6 (3.31%) SAP
7 3 (1.66%) HP
8 2 (1.10%) Tableau
8 2 (1.10%) Workday
8 2 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.55%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.55%) Adobe
9 1 (0.55%) Casewise
9 1 (0.55%) Dell
9 1 (0.55%) F5
9 1 (0.55%) IBM
9 1 (0.55%) Juniper
9 1 (0.55%) Siemens
9 1 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.55%) Sun