Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 45 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +48
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 144 131 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.28% 4.20% 2.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.38% 37.43% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 103 61
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £385 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -31.86% +61.43%
10th Percentile £275 £264 £325
90th Percentile £600 £560 £1,000
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -57.78% +12.50% +8.11%

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 474 350 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.38% 11.23% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 214 152
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +27.66%
10th Percentile £230 £218 £313
90th Percentile £550 £560 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £15.29 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.26% +5.47% -24.68%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.86
90th Percentile £32.50 £35.30 £18.93
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.91 £18.77
% change year-on-year -10.57% +11.39% -20.12%

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 September 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 September 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 +5 67 £381 -19.74% 69
Derbyshire +23 34 £400 -5.33% 12
Northamptonshire +6 21 £600 +6.67% 14
Leicestershire -1 11 £400 +33.33% 17
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 74 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (25.69%) SQL
5 36 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 34 (23.61%) C#
7 33 (22.92%) .NET
8 30 (20.83%) Office 365
9 29 (20.14%) Windows
10 28 (19.44%) DevOps
11 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 23 (15.97%) VMware
13 22 (15.28%) Migration
13 22 (15.28%) TDD
14 21 (14.58%) Configuration Management
14 21 (14.58%) Java
14 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
15 19 (13.19%) REST
16 18 (12.50%) React
17 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (11.11%) Cisco
18 16 (11.11%) Docker
18 16 (11.11%) SCCM
19 15 (10.42%) Windows Server
20 14 (9.72%) Microservices
20 14 (9.72%) Oracle
21 13 (9.03%) SQL Server
21 13 (9.03%) Spring
21 13 (9.03%) Google Cloud Platform

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 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.17%) NServiceBus
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (3.47%) CMS
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.69%) Appian
5 1 (0.69%) Documentum
5 1 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 42 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (20.83%) Office 365
3 13 (9.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.94%) PaaS
6 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.17%) IaaS
7 5 (3.47%) GitHub
7 5 (3.47%) OpenShift
7 5 (3.47%) SaaS
8 4 (2.78%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.39%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) npm
10 1 (0.69%) Serverless
10 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) Firewall
2 8 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
2 8 (5.56%) Network Security
3 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.17%) FTP
4 6 (4.17%) HTTP
4 6 (4.17%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.17%) SSL
4 6 (4.17%) VPN
4 6 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 5 (3.47%) Internet
6 4 (2.78%) LAN
6 4 (2.78%) WAN
7 3 (2.08%) VLAN
8 2 (1.39%) DHCP
8 2 (1.39%) DNS
8 2 (1.39%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.39%) SAN
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.56%) Power BI
4 8 (5.56%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (3.47%) Big Data
6 5 (3.47%) QlikView
7 4 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.08%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.56%) JIRA
4 7 (4.86%) Visual Studio
5 6 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.17%) Subversion
6 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
6 5 (3.47%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.47%) Maven
6 5 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.78%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.78%) GitLab
7 4 (2.78%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.78%) Selenium
8 3 (2.08%) AdminStudio
8 3 (2.08%) MSI
8 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.39%) NUnit
9 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.86%) Finance
3 6 (4.17%) Back Office
4 4 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.78%) Electronics
4 4 (2.78%) Marketing
4 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.08%) Publishing
6 2 (1.39%) Banking
6 2 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (20.83%) Developer
2 27 (18.75%) Architect
3 14 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (6.94%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Analyst
5 9 (6.25%) Consultant
6 8 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.86%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) .NET Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Azure Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
9 5 (3.47%) Administrator
9 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) IT Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Junior Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.92%) .NET
2 19 (13.19%) REST
3 18 (12.50%) React
4 13 (9.03%) Spring
5 10 (6.94%) SAML
6 9 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.56%) LDAP
8 7 (4.86%) CSS
8 7 (4.86%) Node.js
8 7 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (4.17%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.17%) HTML
10 5 (3.47%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.47%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.47%) MSMQ
10 5 (3.47%) SignalR
10 5 (3.47%) Web Services
11 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.78%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.86%) PKI
2 7 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.47%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Clustering
5 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.14%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.25%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.56%) Android
4 8 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) VMS
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.39%) Unix
7 1 (0.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.44%) DevOps
3 22 (15.28%) Migration
3 22 (15.28%) TDD
4 21 (14.58%) Configuration Management
5 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (9.72%) Microservices
7 12 (8.33%) ITIL
8 11 (7.64%) Analytics
8 11 (7.64%) MVC
8 11 (7.64%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.94%) BDD
9 10 (6.94%) Integration Testing
9 10 (6.94%) Release Management
10 9 (6.25%) Scrum
10 9 (6.25%) SOA
11 8 (5.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 8 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.69%) SQL
2 36 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 34 (23.61%) C#
4 21 (14.58%) Java
4 21 (14.58%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.25%) Python
6 4 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.78%) VBScript
7 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.39%) Go
7 2 (1.39%) Java 8
7 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.86%) Degree
3 7 (4.86%) MCSE
3 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.47%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.78%) CEH
6 4 (2.78%) CISM
6 4 (2.78%) CISSP
6 4 (2.78%) MCITP
6 4 (2.78%) MCP
7 3 (2.08%) CCNA
7 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (0.69%) APMP
8 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) GDPR
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.11%) Docker
3 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.17%) XenApp
6 4 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) SCCM
2 13 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (9.03%) Puppet
3 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (5.56%) Ansible
5 7 (4.86%) Kubernetes
5 7 (4.86%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.78%) OpenView
6 4 (2.78%) SCOM
6 4 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.78%) WSUS
6 4 (2.78%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.08%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.08%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.39%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.97%) VMware
3 16 (11.11%) Cisco
4 14 (9.72%) Oracle
5 9 (6.25%) Citrix
5 9 (6.25%) McAfee
6 8 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.56%) Google
6 8 (5.56%) Micro Focus
7 7 (4.86%) F5
8 6 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.47%) Alteryx
9 5 (3.47%) SAP
9 5 (3.47%) Tableau
10 4 (2.78%) HP
10 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.08%) Ivanti
11 3 (2.08%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.39%) Brocade
12 2 (1.39%) Computacenter