Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 12 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 +20
Contract jobs citing Azure 283 114 307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 11.30% 9.22% 7.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.85% 35.74% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 84 233
10th Percentile £261 £250 £308
25th Percentile £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £500
90th Percentile £575 £625 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.72 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £42.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -28.21% +225.00%

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 768 319 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.66% 25.81% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 217 620
10th Percentile £186 £246 £252
25th Percentile £323 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £625 £619 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 19 12
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.28 £15.03
25th Percentile £12.63 £18.81 £15.81
Median hourly rate £14.22 £20.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.90% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £26.99 £23.62 £18.38
90th Percentile £45.54 £51.00 £21.31
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -2 83 £475 -9.52% 155
Cambridgeshire +3 70 £353 -15.06% 124
Essex -1 41 £438 +7.69% 37
Bedfordshire -7 29 £360 +4.35% 12
Norfolk +4 24 £388 - 13
Suffolk +2 24 £400 -11.11% 8
East Anglia - 8 £400 - 8
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 88 (31.10%) Microsoft
2 83 (29.33%) DevOps
3 82 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (26.86%) Windows
5 75 (26.50%) AWS
6 62 (21.91%) .NET
7 61 (21.55%) SQL
8 60 (21.20%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (20.85%) Active Directory
10 51 (18.02%) SQL Server
11 47 (16.61%) C#
12 41 (14.49%) Social Skills
13 40 (14.13%) Migration
14 38 (13.43%) Power Platform
15 36 (12.72%) VMware
15 36 (12.72%) Git (software)
16 34 (12.01%) JavaScript
17 31 (10.95%) Finance
17 31 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (10.60%) Java
18 30 (10.60%) PowerShell
18 30 (10.60%) Docker
18 30 (10.60%) Power BI
18 30 (10.60%) Terraform
19 29 (10.25%) AngularJS
19 29 (10.25%) Oracle
20 28 (9.89%) Python
20 28 (9.89%) Kubernetes
21 27 (9.54%) Software Engineering
22 26 (9.19%) Visual Studio

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 12 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.47%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.12%) Confluence
5 5 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.41%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.06%) IIS
7 3 (1.06%) SAS
8 2 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.71%) JBoss
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.35%) CoreMedia CMS
9 1 (0.35%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Lorenzo
2 5 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (26.50%) AWS
2 60 (21.20%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (13.43%) Power Platform
4 25 (8.83%) GCP
5 21 (7.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (6.71%) Serverless
7 17 (6.01%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (4.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 12 (4.24%) PaaS
9 11 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (3.53%) Azure Pipelines
10 10 (3.53%) Azure Service Bus
10 10 (3.53%) SaaS
11 9 (3.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (3.18%) Azure Event Grid
11 9 (3.18%) PowerApps
12 8 (2.83%) Amazon S3
12 8 (2.83%) Azure Functions
12 8 (2.83%) Azure Logic Apps
13 7 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.83%) DNS
2 23 (8.13%) Firewall
3 20 (7.07%) DHCP
4 9 (3.18%) WAN
4 9 (3.18%) Wireless
5 8 (2.83%) Skype
6 7 (2.47%) SD-WAN
7 6 (2.12%) VPN
8 5 (1.77%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.41%) VoIP
10 3 (1.06%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.06%) MPLS
10 3 (1.06%) VLAN
10 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.71%) 5G
11 2 (0.71%) PBX
11 2 (0.71%) SAN
11 2 (0.71%) SNMP
12 1 (0.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.60%) Power BI
3 24 (8.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (6.01%) MySQL
6 16 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.18%) QlikView
8 9 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.12%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.77%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.77%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 36 (12.72%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.19%) Visual Studio
3 18 (6.36%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.24%) JIRA
5 6 (2.12%) MSTest
6 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.77%) git-flow
6 5 (1.77%) MorphX
6 5 (1.77%) Postman
6 5 (1.77%) Ranorex
6 5 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.41%) GitLab
7 4 (1.41%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.06%) Maven
8 3 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.71%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.71%) Moq
9 2 (0.71%) NUnit
General
1 41 (14.49%) Social Skills
2 31 (10.95%) Finance
3 25 (8.83%) Retail
4 11 (3.89%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.83%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (2.83%) Marketing
6 6 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.12%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.41%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.06%) Advertising
9 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.71%) Automotive
10 2 (0.71%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (22.26%) Developer
2 32 (11.31%) Analyst
3 29 (10.25%) Architect
4 21 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.71%) Software Engineer
6 18 (6.36%) .NET Developer
6 18 (6.36%) Azure Developer
6 18 (6.36%) Consultant
6 18 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.65%) Azure Architect
8 15 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.89%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (3.89%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.53%) Support Engineer
12 9 (3.18%) Azure Engineer
13 8 (2.83%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (2.83%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.91%) .NET
2 29 (10.25%) AngularJS
3 23 (8.13%) Web Services
4 18 (6.36%) .NET Core
4 18 (6.36%) React
5 17 (6.01%) HTML
6 16 (5.65%) CSS
6 16 (5.65%) Node.js
6 16 (5.65%) REST
7 15 (5.30%) .NET Framework
8 14 (4.95%) RESTful
9 13 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (4.59%) Entity Framework
10 11 (3.89%) XML
11 10 (3.53%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.53%) JSON
11 10 (3.53%) MFC
12 9 (3.18%) Spring Boot
13 8 (2.83%) Spring
14 7 (2.47%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.30%) NHS
2 13 (4.59%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.24%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.83%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.12%) User Experience
7 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.77%) Replication
8 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
9 3 (1.06%) Clustering
9 3 (1.06%) CMDB
9 3 (1.06%) PKI
9 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.06%) Social Media
10 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.86%) Windows
2 25 (8.83%) Linux
3 24 (8.48%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.07%) Windows 10
5 12 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (3.53%) Unix
7 10 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.41%) Android
10 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.35%) VMS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.33%) DevOps
2 82 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.13%) Migration
4 31 (10.95%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (9.54%) Software Engineering
6 26 (9.19%) Microservices
7 20 (7.07%) MVC
8 19 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (6.71%) PRINCE2
8 19 (6.71%) SDLC
9 18 (6.36%) TDD
10 17 (6.01%) Full Stack Development
10 17 (6.01%) Scrum
11 16 (5.65%) Analytics
11 16 (5.65%) Infrastructure as Code
11 16 (5.65%) ITIL
12 13 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (4.24%) Data Migration
13 12 (4.24%) Infrastructure Automation
13 12 (4.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (21.55%) SQL
2 47 (16.61%) C#
3 34 (12.01%) JavaScript
4 30 (10.60%) Java
4 30 (10.60%) PowerShell
5 28 (9.89%) Python
6 16 (5.65%) C++
7 14 (4.95%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.24%) VB
9 9 (3.18%) Perl
9 9 (3.18%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.83%) Scala
11 7 (2.47%) Java 8
12 6 (2.12%) Go
12 6 (2.12%) Java 11
13 5 (1.77%) Groovy
13 5 (1.77%) Ruby
13 5 (1.77%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.77%) X++
14 4 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.77%) Degree
2 10 (3.53%) DBS Check
2 10 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.12%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.77%) CCA
7 5 (1.77%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.06%) PMP
10 2 (0.71%) CCNP
10 2 (0.71%) CISSP
10 2 (0.71%) ISEB
10 2 (0.71%) OCA
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) SLA
2 6 (2.12%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.06%) PMO
5 2 (0.71%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.71%) SOC 2
5 2 (0.71%) WCAG
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
6 1 (0.35%) GxP
6 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 59 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.60%) Docker
3 19 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.36%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.77%) XenApp
7 4 (1.41%) HDFS
8 3 (1.06%) Firmware
8 3 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.06%) vSphere
8 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.71%) Postfix
10 1 (0.35%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.35%) RHEV
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (10.60%) Terraform
2 28 (9.89%) Kubernetes
3 24 (8.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (7.42%) Ansible
5 19 (6.71%) SCCM
6 13 (4.59%) Puppet
7 10 (3.53%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (1.41%) HP ALM
10 4 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (1.41%) Kibana
10 4 (1.41%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.06%) Argo
11 3 (1.06%) Packer
11 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.71%) Avamar
12 2 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (31.10%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.72%) VMware
3 29 (10.25%) Oracle
4 16 (5.65%) Google
5 13 (4.59%) Cisco
6 12 (4.24%) Citrix
7 6 (2.12%) F5
7 6 (2.12%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.12%) Siemens
7 6 (2.12%) Splunk
7 6 (2.12%) Ubiquiti
8 5 (1.77%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.77%) Sophos
8 5 (1.77%) Talend
8 5 (1.77%) Veeam
8 5 (1.77%) ZyXEL
9 4 (1.41%) HP
9 4 (1.41%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.41%) Pega