Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 11 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +16
Contract jobs citing Azure 303 171 186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 12.08% 9.64% 7.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.56% 36.54% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 118 120
10th Percentile £313 £207 £300
25th Percentile £400 £316 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -10.53%
75th Percentile £612 £536 £541
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +9.40% +0.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
10th Percentile £25.25 - -
25th Percentile £35.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% - -
75th Percentile £55.00 £46.00 -
90th Percentile £58.13 - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £51.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.77% +3.00% +9.57%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 766 468 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.54% 26.40% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 302 431
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
25th Percentile £322 £325 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £608 £549 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 12
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.95 £17.93
25th Percentile £15.06 £12.69 £19.50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.06 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year +10.28% -46.46% +50.00%
75th Percentile £22.13 £22.92 £39.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £30.63 £61.98
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.14% +5.25% +2.56%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Azure in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Azure in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Azure in the East of England

Azure
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +9 103 £600 +18.81% 103
Cambridgeshire +1 87 £425 +21.43% 86
Essex +19 49 £450 +12.50% 33
Bedfordshire -4 39 £500 +29.03% 12
Suffolk +2 19 £485 +21.25% 9
Norfolk -12 4 £725 +42.86% 9
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing 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 of England region with a requirement for Azure.

1 127 (41.91%) AWS
2 125 (41.25%) Microsoft
3 102 (33.66%) DevOps
4 82 (27.06%) Agile
5 80 (26.40%) SQL
6 79 (26.07%) Windows
7 78 (25.74%) Microsoft 365
8 71 (23.43%) Social Skills
9 67 (22.11%) Active Directory
10 60 (19.80%) VMware
11 56 (18.48%) Migration
11 56 (18.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 55 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
13 53 (17.49%) Change Management
13 53 (17.49%) CI/CD
14 50 (16.50%) SLA
15 49 (16.17%) SQL Server
16 47 (15.51%) PowerShell
17 46 (15.18%) Incident Management
18 44 (14.52%) SCCM
18 44 (14.52%) IaaS
18 44 (14.52%) Jenkins
19 38 (12.54%) Scrum
19 38 (12.54%) Power Platform
20 37 (12.21%) Terraform
20 37 (12.21%) Windows Server
20 37 (12.21%) PaaS
21 36 (11.88%) Microsoft Intune
21 36 (11.88%) GCP
21 36 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 31 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.91%) Skype for Business
3 23 (7.59%) Confluence
4 21 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.62%) Apache Spark
5 14 (4.62%) SAS
6 9 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.66%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 127 (41.91%) AWS
2 78 (25.74%) Microsoft 365
3 56 (18.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 44 (14.52%) IaaS
5 38 (12.54%) Power Platform
6 37 (12.21%) PaaS
7 36 (11.88%) GCP
8 16 (5.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 11 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 11 (3.63%) Tricentis Tosca
10 10 (3.30%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.30%) GitHub
11 9 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (2.64%) Azure Service Bus
12 8 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (2.31%) SaaS
13 7 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.89%) DNS
2 31 (10.23%) DHCP
3 27 (8.91%) Skype
4 21 (6.93%) Remote Desktop
5 15 (4.95%) Firewall
6 12 (3.96%) VPN
7 10 (3.30%) HTTP
8 6 (1.98%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.65%) SSH
9 5 (1.65%) Wireless
10 4 (1.32%) LAN
10 4 (1.32%) SAN
10 4 (1.32%) WAN
11 3 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.99%) SSL
12 2 (0.66%) EIGRP
12 2 (0.66%) MPLS
12 2 (0.66%) NAS
12 2 (0.66%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.90%) Power BI
3 22 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (5.28%) MySQL
5 15 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (4.29%) Big Data
6 13 (4.29%) Pentaho
7 12 (3.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 12 (3.96%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.97%) Impala
8 9 (2.97%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.64%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.31%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.65%) Presto
12 5 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 34 (11.22%) JIRA
3 20 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.95%) GitLab
5 12 (3.96%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.63%) Zephyr
7 10 (3.30%) JMeter
7 10 (3.30%) Selenium
8 7 (2.31%) JUnit
8 7 (2.31%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.31%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (1.32%) CircleCI
10 4 (1.32%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.32%) Postman
10 4 (1.32%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.99%) git-flow
11 3 (0.99%) Moq
11 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (23.43%) Social Skills
2 34 (11.22%) Finance
3 21 (6.93%) Retail
4 15 (4.95%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (2.31%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.65%) Banking
9 4 (1.32%) Advertising
9 4 (1.32%) Automotive
9 4 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.32%) Publishing
10 3 (0.99%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Legal
11 2 (0.66%) Local Government
11 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.66%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (18.15%) Cloud Engineer
2 48 (15.84%) Developer
3 41 (13.53%) Applications Engineer
4 35 (11.55%) Architect
5 29 (9.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 27 (8.91%) Analyst
7 21 (6.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 20 (6.60%) Project Manager
9 17 (5.61%) Azure Architect
9 17 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (4.95%) Data Engineer
11 14 (4.62%) Consultant
12 12 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.63%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.30%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.30%) C# Developer
14 10 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.30%) IT Manager
14 10 (3.30%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.24%) .NET
2 19 (6.27%) JSON
3 17 (5.61%) Spring
3 17 (5.61%) Web Services
4 14 (4.62%) REST
5 13 (4.29%) React
5 13 (4.29%) XML
6 11 (3.63%) HTML
6 11 (3.63%) Spring Boot
7 10 (3.30%) CSS
8 9 (2.97%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.97%) HTML5
8 9 (2.97%) Kafka
9 8 (2.64%) .NET Core
9 8 (2.64%) SOAP
10 7 (2.31%) JMS
10 7 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.31%) Spring Batch
11 6 (1.98%) Node.js
12 5 (1.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.90%) Replication
2 21 (6.93%) PKI
3 18 (5.94%) Public Cloud
3 18 (5.94%) User Experience
4 15 (4.95%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.98%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.99%) Data Fabric
9 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.99%) FMCG
9 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.99%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (26.07%) Windows
2 37 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 33 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (7.26%) Linux
5 17 (5.61%) Unix
6 16 (5.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (3.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.65%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.99%) Android
10 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.66%) AIX
11 2 (0.66%) CentOS
11 2 (0.66%) Debian
11 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.66%) Solaris
11 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (33.66%) DevOps
2 82 (27.06%) Agile
3 56 (18.48%) Migration
4 53 (17.49%) Change Management
4 53 (17.49%) CI/CD
5 46 (15.18%) Incident Management
6 38 (12.54%) Scrum
7 36 (11.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 34 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (11.22%) Software Engineering
9 32 (10.56%) Identity Management
10 31 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (9.57%) Analytics
12 25 (8.25%) Microservices
13 24 (7.92%) Test Automation
14 20 (6.60%) Data Modelling
14 20 (6.60%) ETL
15 18 (5.94%) Mentoring
15 18 (5.94%) Project Management
15 18 (5.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 80 (26.40%) SQL
2 47 (15.51%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.89%) C#
4 32 (10.56%) Python
5 27 (8.91%) Java
6 15 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.29%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.96%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.63%) Bash
9 11 (3.63%) Scala
10 10 (3.30%) C++
11 9 (2.97%) Go
12 7 (2.31%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.32%) ES6
14 3 (0.99%) Bicep
14 3 (0.99%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.66%) AWK
15 2 (0.66%) sed
15 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 12 (3.96%) Degree
4 12 (3.96%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.97%) PMP
5 9 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.98%) PhD
8 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.99%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.66%) APMP
9 2 (0.66%) CCNA
9 2 (0.66%) CCNP
9 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.50%) SLA
2 21 (6.93%) QA
3 3 (0.99%) NCSC
4 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.33%) NIST
5 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
5 1 (0.33%) SOC 2
System Software
1 67 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 55 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.92%) Docker
4 24 (7.92%) vSphere
5 7 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
7 1 (0.33%) RHEV
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (14.52%) SCCM
2 37 (12.21%) Terraform
3 36 (11.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (11.22%) Ansible
5 28 (9.24%) Kubernetes
6 20 (6.60%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 9 (2.97%) Puppet
8 8 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.31%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.65%) Grafana
11 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.66%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.33%) Argo
13 1 (0.33%) Control-M
13 1 (0.33%) HP NNM
13 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 125 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 60 (19.80%) VMware
3 23 (7.59%) Oracle
4 15 (4.95%) Cisco
5 12 (3.96%) Informatica
5 12 (3.96%) Talend
6 11 (3.63%) AppDynamics
6 11 (3.63%) Google
7 9 (2.97%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.64%) Databricks
9 7 (2.31%) Palo Alto
9 7 (2.31%) Splunk
10 6 (1.98%) Citrix
10 6 (1.98%) CloudEndure
11 5 (1.65%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.65%) Supermicro
12 4 (1.32%) Juniper
13 3 (0.99%) Apple
13 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.99%) SAP