Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 30 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 151 193 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.20% 6.48% 2.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.33% 46.39% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 134 43
East Midlands median daily rate £470 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £313
90th Percentile £600 £631 £598
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £26.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.97% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +118.75% -54.29%

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 533 416 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.89% 13.96% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 275 153
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £301
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £12.25 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.90% -32.41% +45.00%
10th Percentile £15.60 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.25 £33.40 £104.06
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -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 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 January 2019. 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 -13 54 £400 -23.08% 47
Derbyshire +13 40 £450 - 22
Northamptonshire +10 21 £600 +63.82% 12
Leicestershire +1 20 £463 +36.03% 27
Lincolnshire +1 5 £325 -43.48% 8
Rutland - 2 £388 - 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 58 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 48 (31.79%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (23.18%) SQL
4 35 (23.18%) Windows
5 34 (22.52%) DevOps
6 31 (20.53%) C#
6 31 (20.53%) SQL Server
7 27 (17.88%) .NET
7 27 (17.88%) PaaS
8 25 (16.56%) JavaScript
8 25 (16.56%) Cisco
9 23 (15.23%) PowerShell
10 21 (13.91%) VMware
10 21 (13.91%) Oracle
10 21 (13.91%) Office 365
11 17 (11.26%) SABSA
11 17 (11.26%) Docker
11 17 (11.26%) React
11 17 (11.26%) CSS
12 16 (10.60%) Active Directory
12 16 (10.60%) Retail
12 16 (10.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (10.60%) Security Architecture
12 16 (10.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
13 15 (9.93%) Microservices
13 15 (9.93%) HTML
13 15 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (9.93%) Migration

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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.99%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (31.79%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (17.88%) PaaS
3 21 (13.91%) Office 365
4 12 (7.95%) IaaS
5 10 (6.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (3.31%) GitHub
7 4 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.99%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.99%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.32%) SaaS
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.64%) Firewall
2 6 (3.97%) Network Security
3 5 (3.31%) Internet
4 4 (2.65%) SAN
5 3 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.99%) VPN
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.66%) LAN
7 1 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.66%) SMS
7 1 (0.66%) VoIP
7 1 (0.66%) WAN
7 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.30%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.31%) MySQL
7 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.65%) Power BI
8 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.65%) SSDT
9 3 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.99%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (1.32%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (9.93%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.64%) JIRA
5 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.65%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.65%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.65%) GitLab
6 4 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.99%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.99%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.99%) Maven
7 3 (1.99%) Selenium
7 3 (1.99%) Subversion
8 1 (0.66%) Grunt
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (10.60%) Retail
2 15 (9.93%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.96%) Finance
4 4 (2.65%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.32%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (34.44%) Architect
2 36 (23.84%) Developer
3 24 (15.89%) Security Architect
4 12 (7.95%) C# Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.28%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.62%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (5.96%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.96%) Consultant
7 9 (5.96%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Azure DevOps
10 6 (3.97%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (3.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (3.31%) React Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.88%) .NET
2 17 (11.26%) CSS
2 17 (11.26%) React
3 16 (10.60%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (9.93%) HTML
5 13 (8.61%) WCF
6 12 (7.95%) REST
7 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET
7 11 (7.28%) Web Services
7 11 (7.28%) WinForms
7 11 (7.28%) WPF
8 9 (5.96%) Node.js
9 8 (5.30%) RESTful
9 8 (5.30%) SOAP
10 7 (4.64%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.64%) SAML
11 6 (3.97%) .NET Core
11 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.97%) HTML5
12 5 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (7.95%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.64%) EPoS
3 5 (3.31%) Robotics
4 4 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.65%) PKI
4 4 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.99%) Blog
5 3 (1.99%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.99%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.99%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.18%) Windows
2 12 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.96%) Android
3 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.96%) Linux
4 7 (4.64%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.99%) VMS
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) CentOS
7 1 (0.66%) Unix
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.52%) DevOps
3 17 (11.26%) SABSA
4 16 (10.60%) Security Architecture
5 15 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (9.93%) Microservices
5 15 (9.93%) Migration
6 13 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.28%) Data Acquisition
8 10 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.62%) MVC
9 9 (5.96%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (5.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 9 (5.96%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.30%) Scrum
10 8 (5.30%) TOGAF
11 7 (4.64%) Analytics
11 7 (4.64%) ITIL
11 7 (4.64%) SDLC
11 7 (4.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.18%) SQL
2 31 (20.53%) C#
3 25 (16.56%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.23%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.28%) Java
5 11 (7.28%) PL/SQL
5 11 (7.28%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.96%) Python
7 5 (3.31%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.65%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.65%) ES7
8 4 (2.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.99%) PHP
10 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) ES6
11 1 (0.66%) Go
11 1 (0.66%) Java 8
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.64%) CISSP
2 7 (4.64%) Degree
3 6 (3.97%) MCSE
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.31%) CCNA
5 4 (2.65%) CEH
5 4 (2.65%) CISM
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.99%) MCITP
7 2 (1.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.32%) CCNP
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) APMP
8 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) Docker
2 16 (10.60%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) SCCM
2 8 (5.30%) Ansible
2 8 (5.30%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.64%) Puppet
4 6 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.65%) Terraform
6 3 (1.99%) OpenView
6 3 (1.99%) SCOM
6 3 (1.99%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.32%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.66%) Consul
8 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.66%) logstash
8 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.56%) Cisco
3 21 (13.91%) Oracle
3 21 (13.91%) VMware
4 11 (7.28%) F5
5 8 (5.30%) Google
6 5 (3.31%) Citrix
6 5 (3.31%) HP
6 5 (3.31%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.65%) IBM
7 4 (2.65%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.99%) SAP
9 2 (1.32%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.66%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.66%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.66%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.66%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.66%) Snow