Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 67 117
Rank change year-on-year +15 +50 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 184 135 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.90% 2.99% 1.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 28.40% 29.67% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 86 64
East of England median daily rate £475 £381 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% -15.28% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £330
90th Percentile £588 £544 £543
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £38.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +118.75% -54.29% +34.62%

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 648 455 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.72% 10.08% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 257 226
East of England median daily rate £450 £410 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -1.20% -2.35%
10th Percentile £137 £203 £231
90th Percentile £588 £618 £581
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 21
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £14.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +331.03% -53.97% +142.31%
10th Percentile £38.00 £10.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £96.25 £34.18 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%

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 20 January 2018.

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

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 20 January 2018. 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 -2 62 £500 +25.00% 53
Essex +12 35 £538 +60.45% 14
Hertfordshire +19 33 £475 -9.52% 35
Bedfordshire -9 27 £375 -9.09% 14
Norfolk -14 16 £350 -4.11% 5
Suffolk +22 14 £375 +15.38% 6
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 87 (47.28%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
4 49 (26.63%) .NET
5 45 (24.46%) TDD
6 44 (23.91%) SQL
7 40 (21.74%) DevOps
8 38 (20.65%) Docker
8 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (20.65%) SQL Server
8 38 (20.65%) Migration
9 36 (19.57%) JavaScript
10 35 (19.02%) Linux
11 27 (14.67%) Web Services
12 26 (14.13%) Java
13 25 (13.59%) C#
13 25 (13.59%) Finance
14 23 (12.50%) Microservices
15 22 (11.96%) Scrum
15 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
16 21 (11.41%) SOA
16 21 (11.41%) MVC
16 21 (11.41%) Subversion
17 20 (10.87%) Windows
17 20 (10.87%) AngularJS
17 20 (10.87%) NoSQL
18 19 (10.33%) Office 365
18 19 (10.33%) Python
18 19 (10.33%) VMware
19 18 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 14 (7.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (7.07%) OpenStack
3 12 (6.52%) CMS
4 8 (4.35%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.26%) Confluence
5 6 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.17%) IIS
6 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.63%) Apache
7 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.09%) Drupal
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.09%) WordPress
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.54%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.26%) HipChat
3 2 (1.09%) Fireworks
3 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.72%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 87 (47.28%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.33%) Office 365
3 16 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (8.15%) IaaS
5 14 (7.61%) PaaS
6 13 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (3.26%) Data Lake Analytics
9 5 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.72%) Google App Engine
10 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.63%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (1.09%) SaaS
13 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.54%) Serverless
13 1 (0.54%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.80%) DNS
3 6 (3.26%) HTTP
4 5 (2.72%) Internet
4 5 (2.72%) Skype
4 5 (2.72%) SSL
5 4 (2.17%) Firewall
5 4 (2.17%) LAN
6 3 (1.63%) SAN
6 3 (1.63%) WAN
6 3 (1.63%) Wireless
7 2 (1.09%) DHCP
7 2 (1.09%) SMS
8 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.54%) NAS
8 1 (0.54%) OSPF
8 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.54%) VPN
8 1 (0.54%) WEP
8 1 (0.54%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.87%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.78%) Relational Database
3 18 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.61%) MySQL
5 12 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.43%) Big Data
7 9 (4.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.35%) Data Lake
8 8 (4.35%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.80%) Power BI
9 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.26%) DB2
10 6 (3.26%) HDInsight
10 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (11.41%) Subversion
2 18 (9.78%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.52%) JIRA
5 11 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.98%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.80%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.26%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (3.26%) Mercurial
7 6 (3.26%) Mocha
7 6 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (3.26%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.63%) Maven
8 3 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.09%) Codeception
9 2 (1.09%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.09%) QUnit
9 2 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.80%) Back Office
4 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.72%) Electronics
5 5 (2.72%) Local Government
5 5 (2.72%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (35.33%) Developer
2 43 (23.37%) Architect
3 21 (11.41%) .NET Developer
4 17 (9.24%) Consultant
5 14 (7.61%) Azure Architect
6 12 (6.52%) DBA
7 10 (5.43%) Agile Developer
7 10 (5.43%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (5.43%) SQL DBA
8 9 (4.89%) Azure Consultant
8 9 (4.89%) Azure Developer
8 9 (4.89%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.80%) AWS Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Sitecore Developer
11 6 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.63%) .NET
2 27 (14.67%) Web Services
3 20 (10.87%) AngularJS
4 18 (9.78%) ASP.NET
5 17 (9.24%) CSS
6 16 (8.70%) HTML
7 13 (7.07%) jQuery
7 13 (7.07%) Middleware
8 11 (5.98%) HTML5
9 10 (5.43%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.43%) JSON
9 10 (5.43%) RESTful
10 9 (4.89%) Kafka
10 9 (4.89%) Node.js
10 9 (4.89%) Spring
11 8 (4.35%) CSS3
11 8 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (4.35%) REST
11 8 (4.35%) Sass
11 8 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.15%) Public Cloud
2 9 (4.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.26%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.72%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.72%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.63%) Clustering
7 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.63%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.54%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
9 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.02%) Linux
2 20 (10.87%) Windows
3 18 (9.78%) Unix
4 14 (7.61%) Solaris
5 10 (5.43%) Android
6 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.80%) AIX
7 7 (3.80%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.72%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.72%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.63%) VMS
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.46%) TDD
3 40 (21.74%) DevOps
4 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (20.65%) Migration
5 23 (12.50%) Microservices
6 22 (11.96%) Scrum
7 21 (11.41%) MVC
7 21 (11.41%) SOA
8 16 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (8.15%) User Stories
10 14 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (7.61%) SDLC
11 13 (7.07%) Software Engineering
12 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.52%) E-Commerce
12 12 (6.52%) Kanban
13 11 (5.98%) Content Management
14 10 (5.43%) Machine Learning
15 9 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.91%) SQL
2 36 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 26 (14.13%) Java
4 25 (13.59%) C#
5 19 (10.33%) Python
6 17 (9.24%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.35%) PHP
7 8 (4.35%) VBScript
8 5 (2.72%) Perl
8 5 (2.72%) X++
9 4 (2.17%) C
9 4 (2.17%) Ruby
9 4 (2.17%) U-SQL
9 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.63%) C++
10 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.63%) VB
11 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.35%) Degree
3 6 (3.26%) AWS Certification
3 6 (3.26%) CISM
4 4 (2.17%) MCSE
5 3 (1.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (1.63%) CCSP
5 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.63%) CISSP
5 3 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) CCNA
6 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.09%) HND
6 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.54%) MCP
7 1 (0.54%) MCSA
7 1 (0.54%) MCSD
7 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.54%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) GCP
2 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) WAI
3 2 (1.09%) WCAG
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 38 (20.65%) Docker
2 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.26%) vSphere
5 5 (2.72%) vCloud
6 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.54%) LXC
8 1 (0.54%) NFS
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) XenApp
8 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.52%) Ansible
2 12 (6.52%) Puppet
3 11 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.80%) Mesos
5 6 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (3.26%) Rancher
6 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.63%) SCCM
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (1.09%) Oozie
9 1 (0.54%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.54%) Terraform
9 1 (0.54%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.54%) yum
Vendors
1 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.33%) VMware
3 17 (9.24%) Oracle
4 11 (5.98%) Atlassian
5 10 (5.43%) Google
5 10 (5.43%) SAP
6 9 (4.89%) Sitecore
7 7 (3.80%) RedGate
8 6 (3.26%) Coveo
9 4 (2.17%) Citrix
10 3 (1.63%) Apple
11 2 (1.09%) Cisco
11 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.09%) VocaLink
11 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.54%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.54%) F5
12 1 (0.54%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.54%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.54%) Tableau