Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 46 78
Rank change year-on-year +12 +32 +49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 285 234 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.60% 4.61% 2.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.32% 32.50% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 139 73
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35% -8.82%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £275
90th Percentile £588 £590 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.66% - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.33% +20.00% -3.85%

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 972 720 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.12% 14.19% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 425 261
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £192 £196 £205
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 14
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +296.83% -55.32%
10th Percentile £13.54 £37.00 £11.95
90th Percentile £34.75 £63.75 £19.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -18.48%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 20 October 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
Essex -1 65 £425 -20.93% 20
Cambridgeshire +4 61 £425 -12.37% 52
Hertfordshire +12 54 £450 - 47
Bedfordshire +21 53 £450 +5.88% 20
Suffolk +8 44 £425 +41.67% 8
Norfolk -3 8 £147 -67.22% 9
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure.

1 121 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 111 (38.95%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (30.88%) Windows
4 85 (29.82%) Active Directory
5 79 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (26.67%) Office 365
7 59 (20.70%) Migration
8 55 (19.30%) SQL
9 54 (18.95%) DevOps
10 52 (18.25%) VMware
11 49 (17.19%) C#
12 47 (16.49%) .NET
13 42 (14.74%) Finance
14 40 (14.04%) Linux
14 40 (14.04%) PowerShell
15 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
16 36 (12.63%) SQL Server
16 36 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
16 36 (12.63%) Windows Server
17 35 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
18 31 (10.88%) Java
19 30 (10.53%) DNS
19 30 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (10.53%) Data Centre
20 29 (10.18%) ITIL
21 28 (9.82%) Citrix
21 28 (9.82%) Hyper-V
22 27 (9.47%) Docker
22 27 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 26 (9.12%) AngularJS

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 24 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.26%) Confluence
4 11 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.11%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) IIS
6 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Connections
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) HipChat
4 1 (0.35%) InVision
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 111 (38.95%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (26.67%) Office 365
3 36 (12.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (8.42%) SaaS
5 23 (8.07%) IaaS
6 18 (6.32%) PaaS
7 14 (4.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.75%) GitHub
9 5 (1.75%) npm
10 4 (1.40%) Akamai
10 4 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.40%) iTunes
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.05%) G Suite
11 3 (1.05%) Serverless
12 2 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.53%) DNS
2 23 (8.07%) Firewall
3 15 (5.26%) DHCP
3 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.26%) VPN
3 15 (5.26%) WAN
4 13 (4.56%) LAN
5 11 (3.86%) HTTP
6 9 (3.16%) Internet
6 9 (3.16%) SAN
7 7 (2.46%) MPLS
7 7 (2.46%) Wireless
8 6 (2.11%) IP Telephony
8 6 (2.11%) NAS
8 6 (2.11%) VLAN
9 5 (1.75%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.75%) SSL
9 5 (1.75%) VPLS
10 4 (1.40%) BIG-IP
11 3 (1.05%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.26%) Power BI
3 13 (4.56%) Big Data
3 13 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.81%) MySQL
6 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.05%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 25 (8.77%) JIRA
2 23 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.32%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.56%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.51%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.81%) webpack
7 7 (2.46%) Selenium
8 6 (2.11%) gulp
8 6 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.75%) Bower
9 5 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.75%) PhantomJS
9 5 (1.75%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.40%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.40%) JUnit
10 4 (1.40%) Maven
General
1 42 (14.74%) Finance
2 8 (2.81%) Legal
2 8 (2.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.11%) Electronics
3 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Publishing
5 2 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (23.51%) Developer
2 32 (11.23%) Architect
3 24 (8.42%) .NET Developer
4 22 (7.72%) Azure Engineer
5 19 (6.67%) Consultant
5 19 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.96%) C# Developer
7 16 (5.61%) Administrator
7 16 (5.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.91%) Analyst
8 14 (4.91%) Azure Developer
9 13 (4.56%) Azure Architect
10 12 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.51%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.51%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (3.51%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (16.49%) .NET
2 26 (9.12%) AngularJS
2 26 (9.12%) CSS
3 25 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (8.07%) Web Services
5 22 (7.72%) REST
6 21 (7.37%) HTML
7 19 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.26%) Node.js
8 15 (5.26%) Sass
9 13 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (4.56%) jQuery
10 11 (3.86%) RESTful
10 11 (3.86%) SOAP
11 9 (3.16%) .NET Core
11 9 (3.16%) Angular 2
12 7 (2.46%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.46%) HTML5
12 7 (2.46%) React
12 7 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.56%) Private Cloud
3 11 (3.86%) User Experience
4 10 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.46%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.11%) NHS
7 6 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.40%) PKI
9 4 (1.40%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.05%) Clustering
10 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 88 (30.88%) Windows
2 40 (14.04%) Linux
3 36 (12.63%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.91%) Unix
7 13 (4.56%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.16%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.11%) Android
11 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.70%) VMS
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.70%) Migration
3 54 (18.95%) DevOps
4 35 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (10.18%) ITIL
7 27 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (7.72%) MVC
9 21 (7.37%) TDD
10 20 (7.02%) Configuration Management
11 19 (6.67%) Scrum
12 18 (6.32%) Project Management
13 17 (5.96%) SDLC
14 15 (5.26%) Microservices
14 15 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (4.91%) Analytics
15 14 (4.91%) API Development
15 14 (4.91%) CRM
15 14 (4.91%) PRINCE2
15 14 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.30%) SQL
2 49 (17.19%) C#
3 40 (14.04%) PowerShell
4 39 (13.68%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.88%) Java
6 16 (5.61%) TypeScript
7 14 (4.91%) Python
8 13 (4.56%) ES6
9 10 (3.51%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.46%) C++
12 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.40%) Perl
14 3 (1.05%) Java 8
14 3 (1.05%) PHP
15 2 (0.70%) C
15 2 (0.70%) Go
16 1 (0.35%) VB
16 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.02%) Degree
2 14 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.21%) MCSA
3 12 (4.21%) MCSE
4 10 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.75%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.35%) CCDA
11 1 (0.35%) CCDP
11 1 (0.35%) CCNP
11 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.35%) PMP
11 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (2.11%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.75%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 85 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 27 (9.47%) Docker
4 23 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.81%) vSphere
6 8 (2.81%) XenApp
7 4 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.40%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.70%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (7.37%) Ansible
2 16 (5.61%) SCCM
3 13 (4.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (3.86%) Puppet
5 10 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.51%) Terraform
6 8 (2.81%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.11%) WSUS
9 5 (1.75%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.40%) Kibana
11 3 (1.05%) Mesos
11 3 (1.05%) Rancher
11 3 (1.05%) SCOM
11 3 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.35%) Salt
13 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 121 (42.46%) Microsoft
2 52 (18.25%) VMware
3 28 (9.82%) Citrix
4 24 (8.42%) Oracle
5 14 (4.91%) Cisco
6 12 (4.21%) Dell
6 12 (4.21%) Google
6 12 (4.21%) HP
7 8 (2.81%) IBM
7 8 (2.81%) McAfee
7 8 (2.81%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.81%) SAP
8 6 (2.11%) Draytek
8 6 (2.11%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.75%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.75%) Juniper
9 5 (1.75%) Tableau
10 4 (1.40%) Apple
10 4 (1.40%) Clearswift
10 4 (1.40%) Informatica