Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 15 37
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 +21
Contract jobs citing Azure 122 245 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 8.35% 6.92% 5.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.88% 29.99% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 175 159
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -10.53%
10th Percentile £200 £278 £306
90th Percentile £592 £588 £575
England median daily rate £493 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.35% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +246.67% -51.30%
10th Percentile £42.00 £62.50 £14.52
90th Percentile £46.00 £67.50 £20.23
England median hourly rate £52.00 £72.50 £26.93
% change year-on-year -28.28% +169.22% +7.72%

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 340 817 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.27% 23.08% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 563 568
Median daily rate £425 £425 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.29% +0.29%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £167
90th Percentile £575 £600 £594
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -72.00%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.00 £11.08
90th Percentile £52.00 £35.08 £20.24
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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 +8 35 £550 +29.41% 68
Bedfordshire +7 28 £340 -20.00% 9
Cambridgeshire -4 23 £335 -21.18% 55
Essex +7 17 £375 -3.23% 28
Suffolk +6 11 £425 +13.33% 3
Norfolk +13 5 £508 +24.92% 11
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 49 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 36 (29.51%) SQL
2 36 (29.51%) Windows
3 33 (27.05%) AWS
4 31 (25.41%) Office 365
4 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
5 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (22.13%) DevOps
7 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
8 22 (18.03%) Migration
8 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
9 19 (15.57%) .NET
10 17 (13.93%) VMware
11 15 (12.30%) C#
11 15 (12.30%) DNS
11 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (12.30%) SCCM
12 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.48%) Kubernetes
12 14 (11.48%) Java
13 13 (10.66%) Docker
13 13 (10.66%) Power Platform
14 12 (9.84%) Power BI
14 12 (9.84%) GCP
14 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
14 12 (9.84%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (9.84%) IIS
15 11 (9.02%) ITIL
15 11 (9.02%) ETL
15 11 (9.02%) Microservices

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 (9.84%) IIS
2 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.28%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.46%) SAS
6 2 (1.64%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.82%) Apache
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.82%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.82%) Luigi
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.82%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.05%) AWS
2 31 (25.41%) Office 365
3 13 (10.66%) Power Platform
4 12 (9.84%) GCP
5 7 (5.74%) IaaS
6 6 (4.92%) PaaS
6 6 (4.92%) Serverless
7 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
7 5 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.28%) Azure Stack
8 4 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.46%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.46%) Route 53
9 3 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) DNS
2 9 (7.38%) Firewall
3 8 (6.56%) DHCP
3 8 (6.56%) LAN
3 8 (6.56%) WAN
4 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.28%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.28%) MPLS
5 4 (3.28%) Skype
5 4 (3.28%) VPN
6 3 (2.46%) Internet
7 2 (1.64%) ADSL
7 2 (1.64%) HTTP
7 2 (1.64%) NAS
7 2 (1.64%) Network Security
7 2 (1.64%) SAN
7 2 (1.64%) SSL
7 2 (1.64%) VLAN
7 2 (1.64%) VoIP
7 2 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.84%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (9.84%) Power BI
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (4.92%) Big Data
6 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.10%) MySQL
8 4 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.28%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.64%) MS Access
10 2 (1.64%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.74%) JIRA
4 4 (3.28%) Selenium
5 3 (2.46%) Cypress.io
6 2 (1.64%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.64%) JUnit
6 2 (1.64%) Moq
6 2 (1.64%) NUnit
6 2 (1.64%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.82%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.82%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.82%) GitLab
7 1 (0.82%) JMeter
7 1 (0.82%) Log4Net
7 1 (0.82%) MagicDraw
7 1 (0.82%) Maven
7 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.20%) Finance
1 10 (8.20%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.10%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Back Office
3 2 (1.64%) Marketing
3 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) Games
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Developer
2 14 (11.48%) Architect
3 12 (9.84%) .NET Developer
4 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.92%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (4.92%) Technical Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) IAM Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) .NET
2 9 (7.38%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.10%) SAML
3 5 (4.10%) Spring
4 4 (3.28%) JSON
4 4 (3.28%) Laravel
4 4 (3.28%) Node.js
4 4 (3.28%) OAuth
4 4 (3.28%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.28%) REST
5 3 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.46%) J2EE
5 3 (2.46%) Kafka
5 3 (2.46%) Web Services
5 3 (2.46%) XML
6 2 (1.64%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.64%) HTML
6 2 (1.64%) React
6 2 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Replication
2 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.28%) NHS
2 4 (3.28%) PKI
3 2 (1.64%) Cloud Native
3 2 (1.64%) Clustering
3 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.64%) VSAM
4 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.82%) DataPower
4 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.82%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.82%) Life Science
4 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.51%) Windows
2 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (3.28%) Linux
8 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.64%) Unix
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.13%) DevOps
3 22 (18.03%) Migration
4 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (9.02%) ETL
5 11 (9.02%) ITIL
5 11 (9.02%) Microservices
6 10 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (7.38%) Scrum
7 9 (7.38%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.56%) Application Packaging
8 8 (6.56%) Project Delivery
8 8 (6.56%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.56%) Visualisation
9 7 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.74%) Use Case
10 6 (4.92%) Data Transformation
10 6 (4.92%) Identity Management
10 6 (4.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.51%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) C#
3 14 (11.48%) Java
4 12 (9.84%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.56%) Python
7 7 (5.74%) Scala
8 5 (4.10%) PHP
9 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.46%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.64%) C++
10 2 (1.64%) Go
10 2 (1.64%) Java 8
10 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.82%) F#
11 1 (0.82%) Perl
11 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.10%) Degree
4 5 (4.10%) MCSE
5 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.46%) CISSP
6 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.64%) MCSA
7 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.64%) PMP
8 1 (0.82%) CCA
8 1 (0.82%) CCNA
8 1 (0.82%) CCNP
8 1 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) GxP
4 1 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.66%) Docker
3 10 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (1.64%) HDFS
6 2 (1.64%) XenApp
6 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.82%) Firmware
7 1 (0.82%) Postfix
7 1 (0.82%) qmail
7 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.74%) Ansible
3 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.92%) Terraform
5 5 (4.10%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (3.28%) PingFederate
6 4 (3.28%) WSUS
7 3 (2.46%) SCOM
8 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.64%) Puppet
9 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.82%) Grafana
9 1 (0.82%) Oozie
9 1 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.82%) Salt
9 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) VMware
3 6 (4.92%) Citrix
3 6 (4.92%) Google
3 6 (4.92%) Oracle
4 5 (4.10%) Cisco
5 4 (3.28%) IBM
5 4 (3.28%) Ping Identity
5 4 (3.28%) SAP
6 3 (2.46%) Databricks
6 3 (2.46%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.46%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.46%) Splunk
6 3 (2.46%) Talend
6 3 (2.46%) Veeam
7 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.64%) hybris
7 2 (1.64%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.64%) WSO2