Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 13 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +24
Contract jobs citing Azure 223 154 317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 10.12% 8.80% 7.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 36.50% 32.08% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 109 206
10th Percentile £300 £313 £350
25th Percentile £359 £363 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £524 £538
90th Percentile £610 £590 £607
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
10th Percentile £26.98 " £16.83
25th Percentile £26.99 " £18.68
Median hourly rate £27.00 - £25.00
75th Percentile £60.38 " £27.13
90th Percentile £80.40 " £28.40
England median hourly rate £53.25 £50.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +6.38% +51.61%

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 611 480 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.73% 27.43% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 335 605
10th Percentile £188 £244 £277
25th Percentile £315 £363 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £457
Median % change year-on-year - +3.94% +1.56%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £540
90th Percentile £625 £623 £625
England median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 13 15
10th Percentile £11.55 £15.31 £15.10
25th Percentile £12.69 £19.50 £15.60
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.82 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -38.65% +34.24% -2.86%
75th Percentile £26.25 £39.31 £22.38
90th Percentile £38.64 £59.46 £27.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 73 £505 +15.10% 106
Cambridgeshire -9 44 £450 +5.88% 75
Norfolk +10 26 £533 +25.29% 18
Bedfordshire +5 26 £360 -10.00% 23
Essex +11 25 £400 -11.11% 43
Suffolk +7 19 £413 +10.00% 17
East Anglia - 8 £400 - 1
Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 72 (32.29%) AWS
2 69 (30.94%) Microsoft
3 68 (30.49%) DevOps
4 63 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (24.66%) Microsoft 365
6 53 (23.77%) Active Directory
7 44 (19.73%) SQL
8 43 (19.28%) Windows
9 39 (17.49%) .NET
10 36 (16.14%) Migration
11 35 (15.70%) Social Skills
12 33 (14.80%) Microservices
12 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
13 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
14 30 (13.45%) Kubernetes
15 29 (13.00%) VMware
16 27 (12.11%) Java
16 27 (12.11%) Docker
16 27 (12.11%) GCP
17 26 (11.66%) Terraform
17 26 (11.66%) C#
18 25 (11.21%) Oracle
18 25 (11.21%) Python
18 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Intune
19 24 (10.76%) Firewall
20 23 (10.31%) Finance
20 23 (10.31%) Power Platform
20 23 (10.31%) Cloud Native
21 22 (9.87%) Azure Active Directory
21 22 (9.87%) DNS

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 10 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.59%) Apache
3 8 (3.59%) IBM Domino
3 8 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.69%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (2.69%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.79%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.90%) nginx
9 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.45%) CMS
10 1 (0.45%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Magento
2 6 (2.69%) Shopify
3 3 (1.35%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 72 (32.29%) AWS
2 55 (24.66%) Microsoft 365
3 27 (12.11%) GCP
4 23 (10.31%) Power Platform
5 22 (9.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (9.42%) Serverless
7 11 (4.93%) PaaS
8 10 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (4.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 9 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (4.04%) OneDrive
10 8 (3.59%) IaaS
11 7 (3.14%) Azure Functions
11 7 (3.14%) Azure Service Bus
11 7 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (2.69%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (2.69%) PowerApps
13 5 (2.24%) Amazon S3
13 5 (2.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.76%) Firewall
2 22 (9.87%) DNS
3 11 (4.93%) Skype
4 10 (4.48%) WAN
5 8 (3.59%) DHCP
5 8 (3.59%) SD-WAN
6 7 (3.14%) Wireless
7 6 (2.69%) FTP
7 6 (2.69%) HTTP
7 6 (2.69%) NetScaler
7 6 (2.69%) SSH
7 6 (2.69%) SSL
8 5 (2.24%) MPLS
8 5 (2.24%) VPN
9 4 (1.79%) VoIP
10 3 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.90%) LAN
11 2 (0.90%) OSPF
11 2 (0.90%) RIP
11 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.07%) MySQL
3 17 (7.62%) Power BI
4 15 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (3.59%) Data Lake
10 7 (3.14%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (2.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.79%) BigQuery
13 4 (1.79%) QlikView
14 3 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.35%) Big Data
14 3 (1.35%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.07%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.38%) JIRA
4 10 (4.48%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.14%) git-flow
6 4 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.35%) GitLab
7 3 (1.35%) Maven
7 3 (1.35%) MSTest
7 3 (1.35%) Postman
7 3 (1.35%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.90%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.90%) Moq
8 2 (0.90%) NUnit
8 2 (0.90%) Selenium
8 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 35 (15.70%) Social Skills
2 23 (10.31%) Finance
3 10 (4.48%) Retail
4 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (18.83%) Architect
2 41 (18.39%) Developer
3 30 (13.45%) Azure Architect
4 29 (13.00%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (8.97%) Analyst
6 18 (8.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) AWS Architect
7 16 (7.17%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 16 (7.17%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.83%) Consultant
10 11 (4.93%) Azure Developer
11 10 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.59%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (3.14%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.14%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.14%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.49%) .NET
2 22 (9.87%) AngularJS
3 19 (8.52%) Node.js
4 16 (7.17%) React
5 13 (5.83%) .NET Core
5 13 (5.83%) HTML
6 11 (4.93%) Web Services
7 10 (4.48%) .NET Framework
7 10 (4.48%) CSS
7 10 (4.48%) REST
8 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.59%) RESTful
9 7 (3.14%) Kafka
9 7 (3.14%) Spring
10 6 (2.69%) Entity Framework
10 6 (2.69%) JSON
10 6 (2.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.69%) XML
11 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.31%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.04%) Clustering
2 9 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.59%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.59%) NHS
3 8 (3.59%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
5 4 (1.79%) PKI
6 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.90%) CMDB
7 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.28%) Windows
2 16 (7.17%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.93%) Windows 10
3 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.59%) Linux
5 8 (3.59%) Unix
5 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.35%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.49%) DevOps
2 63 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (16.14%) Migration
4 33 (14.80%) Microservices
5 19 (8.52%) SDLC
6 18 (8.07%) Infrastructure as Code
6 18 (8.07%) ITIL
7 17 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.62%) Scrum
7 17 (7.62%) TDD
8 14 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (5.38%) E-Commerce
9 12 (5.38%) MVC
10 11 (4.93%) Coaching
11 10 (4.48%) Analytics
12 9 (4.04%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.04%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (4.04%) Software Engineering
12 9 (4.04%) Time Management
12 9 (4.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.73%) SQL
2 33 (14.80%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.11%) Java
4 26 (11.66%) C#
5 25 (11.21%) Python
6 18 (8.07%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.83%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.38%) Go
9 9 (4.04%) PHP
10 8 (3.59%) Scala
11 7 (3.14%) Groovy
11 7 (3.14%) VB
12 6 (2.69%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.24%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.79%) Java 11
14 4 (1.79%) Ruby
15 3 (1.35%) C++
15 3 (1.35%) Java 8
16 2 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (4.48%) DBS Check
1 10 (4.48%) Degree
2 8 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (2.24%) CCA
4 5 (2.24%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (1.35%) CCNP
5 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) MCSD
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.90%) OCA
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.45%) CCIE
7 1 (0.45%) CISSP
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) QA
2 5 (2.24%) SLA
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 53 (23.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.11%) Docker
3 14 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.59%) Postfix
6 6 (2.69%) qmail
6 6 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.69%) XenApp
7 3 (1.35%) Firmware
7 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (13.45%) Kubernetes
2 26 (11.66%) Terraform
3 25 (11.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (6.73%) SCCM
5 11 (4.93%) Ansible
6 9 (4.04%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (1.79%) Argo
8 4 (1.79%) Kibana
8 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.79%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.79%) Puppet
9 3 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.90%) Avamar
10 2 (0.90%) Oozie
10 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.45%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 69 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.00%) VMware
3 25 (11.21%) Oracle
4 14 (6.28%) Google
5 12 (5.38%) Citrix
6 9 (4.04%) IBM
7 8 (3.59%) Cisco
7 8 (3.59%) Xerox
8 7 (3.14%) Databricks
9 6 (2.69%) Dynatrace
9 6 (2.69%) Fortinet
9 6 (2.69%) New Relic
9 6 (2.69%) Ubiquiti
10 5 (2.24%) F5
10 5 (2.24%) NetApp
10 5 (2.24%) Sonus
10 5 (2.24%) Sophos
10 5 (2.24%) ZyXEL
11 4 (1.79%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.79%) Splunk