Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 17 November 2017 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 of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 68 105
Rank change year-on-year +15 +37 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 210 135 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.08% 2.77% 1.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 30.13% 28.42% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 83 69
East of England median daily rate £458 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £318
90th Percentile £588 £530 £520
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +44.23%

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 of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 697 475 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.53% 9.74% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 271 295
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £156 £215 £263
90th Percentile £584 £588 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 26
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £18.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.22% -43.31% +104.84%
10th Percentile £37.00 £12.10 £13.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £34.18 £47.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.61 £21.64
% change year-on-year +1.99% -9.38% +20.22%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in the East of England

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in the East of England

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 60 £490 +22.50% 15
Essex -8 44 £538 +72.00%
Hertfordshire +11 35 £456 -10.98% 15
Bedfordshire -10 28 £400 +3.23% 6
Norfolk +18 26 £450 +21.62% 2
Suffolk +26 20 £301 -14.14% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 105 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (32.38%) Microsoft
4 55 (26.19%) TDD
5 47 (22.38%) .NET
5 47 (22.38%) Migration
6 41 (19.52%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (19.05%) DevOps
8 38 (18.10%) Linux
9 35 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 31 (14.76%) Java
10 31 (14.76%) Scrum
11 30 (14.29%) SQL
12 27 (12.86%) Windows
12 27 (12.86%) Office 365
13 26 (12.38%) SOA
14 25 (11.90%) C#
14 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
14 25 (11.90%) User Stories
14 25 (11.90%) Kanban
15 24 (11.43%) Unix
15 24 (11.43%) Middleware
16 22 (10.48%) Finance
16 22 (10.48%) Docker
17 21 (10.00%) Relational Database
17 21 (10.00%) Ansible
17 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
17 21 (10.00%) Subversion
17 21 (10.00%) Web Services
18 20 (9.52%) VMware

Microsoft 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 16 (7.62%) Cloud Foundry
1 16 (7.62%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.33%) CMS
2 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) Confluence
3 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.38%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.90%) IIS
6 3 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.95%) Apache
7 2 (0.95%) Drupal
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.95%) SAS
7 2 (0.95%) WordPress
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.86%) HipChat
3 4 (1.90%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.95%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (3.33%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 105 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.86%) Office 365
3 19 (9.05%) IaaS
4 18 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (7.62%) PaaS
6 8 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.38%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.43%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.43%) SaaS
10 3 (1.43%) Yammer
11 2 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.10%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.19%) HTTP
2 13 (6.19%) SSL
3 9 (4.29%) Firewall
4 7 (3.33%) DNS
4 7 (3.33%) Skype
5 5 (2.38%) Internet
5 5 (2.38%) SAN
6 2 (0.95%) DHCP
6 2 (0.95%) LAN
6 2 (0.95%) SMS
6 2 (0.95%) Wireless
7 1 (0.48%) LDAP
7 1 (0.48%) OSPF
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.48%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.24%) MySQL
5 7 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.86%) DB2
6 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.43%) Big Data
8 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.95%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.95%) Impala
9 2 (0.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 21 (10.00%) Subversion
2 14 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.81%) JIRA
5 6 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.90%) Selenium
6 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.43%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.95%) Capybara
8 2 (0.95%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.95%) PhantomJS
8 2 (0.95%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.95%) QUnit
8 2 (0.95%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.95%) WebStorm
General
1 22 (10.48%) Finance
2 7 (3.33%) Back Office
2 7 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.38%) Local Government
3 5 (2.38%) Retail
4 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.43%) Electronics
5 3 (1.43%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (30.95%) Developer
2 50 (23.81%) Architect
3 25 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 22 (10.48%) Consultant
5 16 (7.62%) Azure Consultant
6 14 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (6.19%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.24%) Azure Architect
9 10 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.29%) Agile Developer
10 9 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.81%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Test Manager
12 7 (3.33%) AWS Architect
12 7 (3.33%) DevOps Architect
12 7 (3.33%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.86%) Azure Developer
13 6 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.38%) .NET
2 24 (11.43%) Middleware
3 21 (10.00%) Web Services
4 16 (7.62%) AngularJS
4 16 (7.62%) HTML
5 14 (6.67%) CSS
5 14 (6.67%) HTML5
5 14 (6.67%) REST
6 13 (6.19%) JSON
7 12 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 12 (5.71%) RESTful
8 11 (5.24%) Kafka
8 11 (5.24%) Node.js
8 11 (5.24%) OAuth
8 11 (5.24%) Spring
9 10 (4.76%) CSS3
9 10 (4.76%) jQuery
9 10 (4.76%) OAuth2
9 10 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (4.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.10%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (6.19%) Public Cloud
3 11 (5.24%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.33%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.86%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.38%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.43%) User Experience
9 2 (0.95%) Clustering
9 2 (0.95%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.95%) PKI
9 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) RIA
9 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.48%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.10%) Linux
2 27 (12.86%) Windows
3 24 (11.43%) Unix
4 14 (6.67%) Solaris
5 13 (6.19%) Mac OS X
6 12 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.24%) Android
7 11 (5.24%) Apple iOS
7 11 (5.24%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.81%) AIX
9 6 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.48%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.19%) TDD
3 47 (22.38%) Migration
4 41 (19.52%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (19.05%) DevOps
6 31 (14.76%) Scrum
7 26 (12.38%) SOA
8 25 (11.90%) Kanban
8 25 (11.90%) User Stories
9 19 (9.05%) Software Engineering
9 19 (9.05%) Test Automation
10 18 (8.57%) Microservices
11 17 (8.10%) MVC
12 16 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (7.62%) Project Management
13 13 (6.19%) Coaching
13 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
13 13 (6.19%) Software Architecture
13 13 (6.19%) Strategic Thinking
14 12 (5.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.76%) Java
3 30 (14.29%) SQL
4 25 (11.90%) C#
5 19 (9.05%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.19%) Python
7 8 (3.81%) PHP
8 6 (2.86%) Ruby
9 5 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.38%) VBScript
9 5 (2.38%) X++
10 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.95%) Dart
11 2 (0.95%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.95%) Perl
11 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.95%) XPath
12 1 (0.48%) ES6
Qualifications
1 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.76%) MCSE
3 9 (4.29%) Degree
4 7 (3.33%) CISM
5 6 (2.86%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (1.90%) CCSP
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.90%) CISSP
8 3 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.95%) CCNA
9 2 (0.95%) CISA
9 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.95%) CRISC
9 2 (0.95%) HND
9 2 (0.95%) MCP
10 1 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) GCP
2 5 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.43%) GDPR
4 3 (1.43%) QA
5 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.95%) WAI
5 2 (0.95%) WCAG
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.48%) Docker
2 19 (9.05%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.86%) vSphere
6 5 (2.38%) vCloud
6 5 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.48%) LXC
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.00%) Ansible
2 9 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.81%) Puppet
4 7 (3.33%) Mesos
4 7 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (2.86%) Rancher
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.43%) Terraform
8 2 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.95%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.95%) Oozie
8 2 (0.95%) SCOM
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.48%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 68 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.52%) VMware
3 13 (6.19%) Google
4 11 (5.24%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.24%) Oracle
5 7 (3.33%) Cisco
6 5 (2.38%) Citrix
7 4 (1.90%) 3PAR
7 4 (1.90%) SAP
8 3 (1.43%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.43%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.95%) Apple
9 2 (0.95%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.95%) Darktrace
9 2 (0.95%) Imperva
9 2 (0.95%) McAfee
9 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.95%) Remedy
9 2 (0.95%) VocaLink
9 2 (0.95%) Xamarin