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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 79 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 27 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.80% 0.86% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.95% 19.44% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Median daily rate £400 £481 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.88% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 123 72 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 8.21% 4.41% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 26
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £10.40 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £14.00 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +13 11 £384 -30.22% 8
Derbyshire -1 8 £566 +126.50% 4
Leicestershire +4 7 £325 -17.46% 5
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.05%) C#
4 22 (26.83%) SQL
4 22 (26.83%) PaaS
5 20 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (21.95%) Linux
6 18 (21.95%) Apache Spark
7 16 (19.51%) .NET
7 16 (19.51%) Power BI
8 15 (18.29%) Python
8 15 (18.29%) Migration
9 14 (17.07%) E-Commerce
9 14 (17.07%) Java
9 14 (17.07%) Docker
10 13 (15.85%) Machine Learning
10 13 (15.85%) IaaS
10 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
10 13 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (14.63%) Windows
11 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
11 12 (14.63%) Degree
11 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
11 12 (14.63%) DevOps
11 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (14.63%) HDInsight
12 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
12 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (12.20%) VMware
13 10 (12.20%) R

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 18 (21.95%) Apache Spark
2 9 (10.98%) Apache
3 6 (7.32%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.10%) JBoss
4 5 (6.10%) SAS
5 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.88%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SPSS
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) PaaS
2 20 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (15.85%) IaaS
4 10 (12.20%) Azure Machine Learning
4 10 (12.20%) Office 365
5 6 (7.32%) SaaS
6 5 (6.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.10%) GitHub
7 4 (4.88%) Datadog
7 4 (4.88%) Heroku
7 4 (4.88%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Intranet
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) NGN
2 2 (2.44%) Skype
2 2 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (2.44%) TACACS
2 2 (2.44%) VXLAN
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
3 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) Power BI
2 13 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (14.63%) HDInsight
4 11 (13.41%) MongoDB
5 9 (10.98%) Hadoop
6 7 (8.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (7.32%) Big Data
7 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (6.10%) Endeca
8 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (4.88%) Data Lake
9 4 (4.88%) InfluxDB
9 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.88%) OpenTSDB
10 3 (3.66%) Apache Hive
11 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.32%) Subversion
4 4 (4.88%) Bitbucket
4 4 (4.88%) git-flow
4 4 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.66%) JIRA
6 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.22%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.22%) JMeter
7 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.22%) Selenium
7 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (9.76%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.88%) Advertising
2 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Architect
1 19 (23.17%) Developer
2 11 (13.41%) Azure Architect
3 9 (10.98%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.54%) C# Developer
4 7 (8.54%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.32%) MongoDB Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Data Scientist
7 4 (4.88%) Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Azure Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Data Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Migration Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Office 365 Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
2 7 (8.54%) J2EE
2 7 (8.54%) REST
3 6 (7.32%) Node.js
3 6 (7.32%) Web Services
4 5 (6.10%) CSS
4 5 (6.10%) HTML
4 5 (6.10%) JSON
4 5 (6.10%) XML
5 4 (4.88%) jQuery
6 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.22%) boto
8 1 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) EPoS
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.95%) Linux
2 12 (14.63%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.44%) Android
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.29%) Migration
3 14 (17.07%) E-Commerce
4 13 (15.85%) Machine Learning
5 12 (14.63%) DevOps
6 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (12.20%) Analytics
8 9 (10.98%) Mathematics
9 8 (9.76%) ITIL
9 8 (9.76%) Scrum
10 7 (8.54%) MVC
11 6 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Open Source
11 6 (7.32%) SDLC
11 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.10%) ETL
13 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
13 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
13 4 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) C#
2 22 (26.83%) SQL
3 15 (18.29%) Python
4 14 (17.07%) Java
5 10 (12.20%) R
6 9 (10.98%) Scala
7 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
8 7 (8.54%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.44%) XAML
11 1 (1.22%) C
11 1 (1.22%) C++
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) CCNP
4 2 (2.44%) CCSA
4 2 (2.44%) CCSE
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.44%) MCITP
4 2 (2.44%) MCSE
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) Docker
2 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.10%) Squid
3 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (2.44%) vCloud
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) Graphite
2 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (8.54%) Puppet
3 5 (6.10%) logstash
4 4 (4.88%) Ansible
4 4 (4.88%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.88%) Packer
4 4 (4.88%) SCCM
4 4 (4.88%) SCOM
5 2 (2.44%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.44%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) Oracle
4 6 (7.32%) Tableau
5 5 (6.10%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.10%) Splunk
6 4 (4.88%) Apigee
6 4 (4.88%) MuleSoft
6 4 (4.88%) Software AG
6 4 (4.88%) Talend
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco
8 2 (2.44%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.44%) Computacenter
8 2 (2.44%) F5
8 2 (2.44%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Nokia
8 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
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