Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 67 112
Rank change year-on-year +45 +45 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 235 82 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.85% 2.61% 0.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.37% 30.15% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 37 33
East Midlands median daily rate £475 £489 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.20% +25.00%
10th Percentile £286 £308 £283
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £485 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +7.12% +0.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £26.13 - -
England median hourly rate £25.25 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.90% -55.71% +34.62%

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 476 272 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.90% 8.65% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 140 83
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £235 £300 £241
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.75% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.42 £16.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.64% +30.61% -41.67%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £11.03
90th Percentile £31.50 £70.69 £13.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 February 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 +54 128 £533 +33.13% 46
Leicestershire +20 39 £340 +13.14% 28
Derbyshire +1 31 £450 -18.18% 12
Northamptonshire +8 13 £375 -25.00% 10
Lincolnshire +4 8 £400 - 6
Rutland - 4 £363 - 5
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 96 (40.85%) Windows
2 77 (32.77%) Microsoft
3 71 (30.21%) DevOps
4 64 (27.23%) Active Directory
5 57 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
6 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
7 51 (21.70%) Office 365
8 49 (20.85%) Linux
9 48 (20.43%) SQL
10 47 (20.00%) .NET
11 44 (18.72%) VMware
12 43 (18.30%) PaaS
13 41 (17.45%) Windows Server
14 39 (16.60%) PowerShell
15 37 (15.74%) Migration
16 34 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (13.19%) Configuration Management
19 28 (11.91%) Jenkins
19 28 (11.91%) TeamCity
20 27 (11.49%) C#
20 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (11.49%) Computer Science
21 26 (11.06%) Web Services
21 26 (11.06%) IaaS
22 25 (10.64%) Degree
23 24 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
24 23 (9.79%) JavaScript
25 22 (9.36%) Life Science
25 22 (9.36%) Hyper-V

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 (7.66%) IIS
2 17 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.11%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.85%) Confluence
8 2 (0.85%) Drupal
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.85%) JBoss
8 2 (0.85%) Jetty
8 2 (0.85%) nginx
8 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.85%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (24.26%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (21.70%) Office 365
3 43 (18.30%) PaaS
4 26 (11.06%) IaaS
5 16 (6.81%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (5.96%) SaaS
7 8 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.13%) GitHub
9 3 (1.28%) Serverless
10 2 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.85%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.38%) Firewall
2 11 (4.68%) VPN
3 10 (4.26%) SAN
4 7 (2.98%) LAN
4 7 (2.98%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.98%) WAN
5 6 (2.55%) Network Security
5 6 (2.55%) Skype
6 5 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.13%) DNS
7 3 (1.28%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.28%) Internet
7 3 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.85%) DHCP
8 2 (0.85%) NAS
8 2 (0.85%) VLAN
8 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) Intranet
9 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.09%) MySQL
3 18 (7.66%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (5.11%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.40%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.13%) Big Data
9 5 (2.13%) Power BI
9 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.70%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.85%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (11.91%) Jenkins
1 28 (11.91%) TeamCity
2 13 (5.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (3.83%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.98%) FishEye
4 7 (2.98%) Subversion
4 7 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.70%) Protractor
7 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.85%) JIRA
8 2 (0.85%) NuGet
9 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.43%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (8.94%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Local Government
3 7 (2.98%) Aerospace
3 7 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.13%) Marketing
5 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Electronics
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (40.85%) Architect
2 41 (17.45%) Azure Architect
3 34 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (8.94%) Cloud Architect
4 21 (8.94%) Developer
5 17 (7.23%) Senior Architect
6 16 (6.81%) Security Architect
7 15 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (5.53%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (5.11%) Analyst
9 12 (5.11%) Lead Architect
10 11 (4.68%) Enterprise Architect
10 11 (4.68%) Lead Enterprise Architect
11 10 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (4.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
11 10 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.00%) .NET
2 26 (11.06%) Web Services
3 16 (6.81%) RESTful
3 16 (6.81%) SOAP
4 7 (2.98%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.70%) CSS
7 4 (1.70%) HTML
8 3 (1.28%) Middleware
8 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.28%) React
9 2 (0.85%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.85%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.85%) jQuery
9 2 (0.85%) JSON
9 2 (0.85%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.49%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.36%) Life Science
4 8 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.98%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.55%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.55%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.13%) NHS
8 4 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.85%) Clustering
9 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 96 (40.85%) Windows
2 49 (20.85%) Linux
3 41 (17.45%) Windows Server
4 34 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (7.66%) Unix
7 17 (7.23%) VMS
8 9 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (3.83%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.98%) CentOS
10 6 (2.55%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.21%) DevOps
2 37 (15.74%) Migration
3 31 (13.19%) Configuration Management
4 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.36%) Microservices
6 21 (8.94%) Information Security
7 19 (8.09%) SOA
8 18 (7.66%) TOGAF
9 17 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (7.23%) Security Architecture
10 16 (6.81%) ITIL
10 16 (6.81%) Risk Management
11 15 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (4.68%) Change Management
13 11 (4.68%) IT Strategy
13 11 (4.68%) Network Architecture
14 10 (4.26%) Data Migration
14 10 (4.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.43%) SQL
2 39 (16.60%) PowerShell
3 27 (11.49%) C#
4 23 (9.79%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.51%) PHP
6 8 (3.40%) Java
7 7 (2.98%) Python
8 5 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.70%) Go
10 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.85%) R
11 1 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (10.64%) Degree
2 14 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.68%) CISSP
4 10 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.83%) CCNP
6 8 (3.40%) MCSE
6 8 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.98%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.55%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.13%) CCNA
10 4 (1.70%) CCIE
11 3 (1.28%) MCSA
12 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.43%) CCSP
13 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.81%) HIPAA
1 16 (6.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (6.38%) Actionable Recommendations
3 8 (3.40%) SLA
4 4 (1.70%) GDPR
4 4 (1.70%) QA
System Software
1 64 (27.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.36%) Hyper-V
3 19 (8.09%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (6.38%) Docker
4 15 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.55%) vSphere
7 3 (1.28%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.85%) XenApp
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.96%) SCCM
3 12 (5.11%) Puppet
4 7 (2.98%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.70%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.70%) Ansible
6 4 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.28%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.85%) Salt
8 2 (0.85%) Terraform
9 1 (0.43%) rkt
9 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.72%) VMware
3 17 (7.23%) Citrix
3 17 (7.23%) Oracle
4 12 (5.11%) Cisco
5 5 (2.13%) F5
5 5 (2.13%) SAP
6 3 (1.28%) Blue Coat
6 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.28%) Google
6 3 (1.28%) NetApp
6 3 (1.28%) Palo Alto
7 2 (0.85%) Juniper
7 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.85%) Tableau
7 2 (0.85%) Workday
8 1 (0.43%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Sophos
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec
8 1 (0.43%) Xamarin