Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 72 87
Rank change year-on-year +48 +15 +46
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 201 76 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.02% 2.53% 1.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 44.08% 25.42% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 61 50
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £368 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -38.75% +64.38%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £357
90th Percentile £575 £550 £1,000
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £47.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -31.58% +13.77% +19.29%

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 456 299 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.93% 9.97% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 179 134
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -4.48% +17.13%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £288
90th Percentile £556 £550 £625
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
East Midlands median hourly rate £10.79 £10.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% -6.52% -36.11%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.11 £9.70
90th Percentile £12.73 £14.36 £14.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +22 100 £450 -5.26% 24
Derbyshire +26 31 £444 +5.03% 10
Leicestershire +17 24 £400 +33.33% 16
Northamptonshire +12 23 £350 -39.13% 13
Rutland - 5 £375 - 2
Lincolnshire +10 4 £335 - 2
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 92 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 62 (30.85%) Windows
3 60 (29.85%) Office 365
4 51 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
5 47 (23.38%) SQL
6 45 (22.39%) DevOps
7 40 (19.90%) .NET
7 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (18.41%) Migration
9 36 (17.91%) PowerShell
10 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.92%) C#
12 30 (14.93%) Active Directory
13 27 (13.43%) Configuration Management
14 24 (11.94%) VMware
14 24 (11.94%) PaaS
14 24 (11.94%) Windows Server
15 23 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (10.95%) Jenkins
17 21 (10.45%) Docker
17 21 (10.45%) JavaScript
17 21 (10.45%) Linux
18 19 (9.45%) Cisco
18 19 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
18 19 (9.45%) Puppet
19 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (8.96%) Java
19 18 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
20 17 (8.46%) SharePoint
20 17 (8.46%) ITIL

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 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.98%) IIS
3 5 (2.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.49%) CMS
4 4 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.99%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.99%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) Drupal
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 60 (29.85%) Office 365
2 51 (25.37%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (11.94%) PaaS
4 14 (6.97%) SaaS
5 12 (5.97%) IaaS
6 9 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.99%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.49%) GitHub
10 2 (1.00%) Yammer
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) npm
11 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.50%) Serverless
11 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.46%) Firewall
2 13 (6.47%) VPN
3 8 (3.98%) Internet
4 7 (3.48%) Cisco Firepower
4 7 (3.48%) Network Security
4 7 (3.48%) SAN
4 7 (3.48%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.99%) FTP
5 6 (2.99%) HTTP
5 6 (2.99%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.99%) SSL
5 6 (2.99%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.49%) LAN
6 5 (2.49%) WAN
7 4 (1.99%) DNS
8 3 (1.49%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.49%) Skype
9 1 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (5.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (5.47%) Power BI
5 8 (3.98%) MySQL
5 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (2.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.49%) Big Data
8 5 (2.49%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.99%) Spotfire
10 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.00%) QlikView
11 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.95%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.97%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (6.97%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.48%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.99%) FishEye
7 4 (1.99%) Subversion
8 3 (1.49%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.49%) MSI
8 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.00%) JIRA
9 2 (1.00%) NUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Gradle
10 1 (0.50%) JUnit
10 1 (0.50%) Maven
10 1 (0.50%) Mocha
10 1 (0.50%) Mockito
10 1 (0.50%) MSTest
General
1 15 (7.46%) Finance
2 9 (4.48%) Local Government
3 8 (3.98%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.48%) Back Office
5 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.99%) Electronics
6 4 (1.99%) Marketing
6 4 (1.99%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.49%) Games
7 3 (1.49%) Publishing
8 2 (1.00%) Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (26.37%) Architect
2 32 (15.92%) Developer
3 21 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (5.97%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (5.97%) Consultant
7 11 (5.47%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.47%) Azure Architect
7 11 (5.47%) Azure DevOps
7 11 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.48%) Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Information Architect
10 7 (3.48%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.99%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.90%) .NET
2 12 (5.97%) REST
3 9 (4.48%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.98%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.48%) React
6 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (2.99%) Spring
7 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.49%) Entity Framework
7 5 (2.49%) HTML
8 4 (1.99%) CSS
8 4 (1.99%) JSON
8 4 (1.99%) MSMQ
8 4 (1.99%) SignalR
8 4 (1.99%) XML
9 3 (1.49%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.49%) HTML5
9 3 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.48%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.99%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.49%) Life Science
7 4 (1.99%) NHS
8 3 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Clustering
9 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.00%) PKI
9 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Replication
10 1 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.85%) Windows
2 24 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.45%) Linux
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.47%) Unix
6 11 (5.47%) VMS
7 10 (4.98%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.48%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.99%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.99%) CentOS
10 4 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.39%) DevOps
2 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (18.41%) Migration
4 27 (13.43%) Configuration Management
5 23 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (8.46%) ITIL
7 15 (7.46%) TDD
8 14 (6.97%) Analytics
9 13 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (6.47%) MVC
10 12 (5.97%) Microservices
11 11 (5.47%) TOGAF
12 10 (4.98%) BDD
12 10 (4.98%) Project Management
12 10 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.98%) Information Governance
13 8 (3.98%) Network Architecture
13 8 (3.98%) Security Architecture
13 8 (3.98%) SOA
14 7 (3.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.38%) SQL
2 36 (17.91%) PowerShell
3 32 (15.92%) C#
4 21 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.96%) Java
6 10 (4.98%) PHP
7 8 (3.98%) Python
8 6 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.99%) VBScript
10 3 (1.49%) Perl
10 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.00%) Go
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.50%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.47%) MCSE
3 11 (5.47%) CISSP
4 10 (4.98%) Degree
5 9 (4.48%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (3.98%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.99%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.99%) CCNP
9 5 (2.49%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.99%) CCIE
10 4 (1.99%) MCP
10 4 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.49%) CCNA
12 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.99%) GDPR
3 2 (1.00%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.45%) Docker
3 15 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.99%) vSphere
5 4 (1.99%) XenApp
6 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (9.45%) Puppet
2 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (5.97%) SCCM
3 10 (4.98%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.98%) Ansible
5 6 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.99%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.99%) SCOM
6 4 (1.99%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.99%) WSUS
7 3 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.49%) Rancher
8 2 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.00%) Terraform
9 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.50%) Salt
9 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (45.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.94%) VMware
3 19 (9.45%) Cisco
4 16 (7.96%) Oracle
5 11 (5.47%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.98%) F5
7 9 (4.48%) Citrix
8 8 (3.98%) McAfee
9 6 (2.99%) Alteryx
9 6 (2.99%) Google
9 6 (2.99%) Tableau
10 4 (1.99%) NetApp
10 4 (1.99%) SAP
10 4 (1.99%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.49%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.49%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.49%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.49%) Talend
12 2 (1.00%) Brocade
12 2 (1.00%) Capita