Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 53 79
Rank change year-on-year +12 +26 +68
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 233 194 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.94% 4.19% 2.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 29.53% 28.96% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 127 87
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £295 £323 £275
90th Percentile £575 £580 £563
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +9.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -34.74% +9.20% +24.29%

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 789 670 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.72% 14.46% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 396 322
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £240 £200 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £562
England median daily rate £480 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 6
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £37.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.70% +138.71% -56.94%
10th Percentile £13.14 £15.39 £15.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £19.38
England median hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.95% +10.53% -17.39%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +9 53 £425 - 38
Hertfordshire +12 51 £469 +4.17% 35
Bedfordshire +16 48 £450 +9.09% 14
Suffolk +12 36 £450 +15.02% 6
Essex -6 34 £475 +5.56% 10
Norfolk -1 11 £300 -33.33% 15
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 97 (41.63%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (39.91%) Microsoft
3 68 (29.18%) Windows
4 67 (28.76%) Active Directory
5 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (21.46%) Migration
6 50 (21.46%) SQL
7 44 (18.88%) Office 365
8 39 (16.74%) DevOps
9 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
10 35 (15.02%) .NET
11 33 (14.16%) Docker
12 32 (13.73%) Data Centre
13 31 (13.30%) JavaScript
13 31 (13.30%) VMware
14 29 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (12.02%) Linux
16 27 (11.59%) Oracle
16 27 (11.59%) PowerShell
16 27 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
17 25 (10.73%) ITIL
17 25 (10.73%) TDD
17 25 (10.73%) Windows Server
18 24 (10.30%) Java
18 24 (10.30%) DNS
19 23 (9.87%) Citrix
19 23 (9.87%) C#
19 23 (9.87%) Finance
19 23 (9.87%) Git (software)
20 22 (9.44%) Jenkins

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 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.29%) Apache
4 9 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.00%) IIS
6 6 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.15%) Confluence
7 5 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.29%) CMS
9 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.43%) Drupal
10 1 (0.43%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 18 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) InVision
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 97 (41.63%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (18.88%) Office 365
3 27 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (7.73%) IaaS
5 14 (6.01%) PaaS
6 7 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.00%) GitHub
6 7 (3.00%) SaaS
7 4 (1.72%) Akamai
7 4 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.72%) iTunes
8 3 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.29%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.29%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.29%) Serverless
9 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.86%) Yammer
10 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.30%) DNS
2 16 (6.87%) DHCP
3 15 (6.44%) Firewall
4 13 (5.58%) HTTP
5 12 (5.15%) VPN
6 10 (4.29%) WAN
7 9 (3.86%) LAN
7 9 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.86%) VLAN
8 8 (3.43%) Internet
9 7 (3.00%) MPLS
9 7 (3.00%) Wireless
10 6 (2.58%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.58%) SAN
10 6 (2.58%) SSL
11 5 (2.15%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.15%) Network Security
12 4 (1.72%) BIG-IP
13 3 (1.29%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.29%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.29%) Power BI
5 10 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.86%) Big Data
6 9 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.86%) MySQL
7 7 (3.00%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.00%) Redis
7 7 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.58%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.86%) JIRA
4 8 (3.43%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.43%) webpack
5 7 (3.00%) Selenium
5 7 (3.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.15%) JMeter
6 5 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (2.15%) Subversion
6 5 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.72%) JUnit
7 4 (1.72%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.72%) NUnit
7 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.72%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.29%) Maven
General
1 23 (9.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.15%) Legal
4 2 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (23.18%) Developer
2 30 (12.88%) Consultant
3 26 (11.16%) Architect
4 21 (9.01%) Administrator
4 21 (9.01%) Azure Consultant
5 18 (7.73%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (6.87%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.58%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.58%) Security Consultant
8 12 (5.15%) Azure Architect
8 12 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.72%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.29%) Analyst
11 9 (3.86%) Azure Developer
11 9 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Angular Developer
12 8 (3.43%) AWS Architect
12 8 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.02%) .NET
2 21 (9.01%) REST
3 18 (7.73%) Node.js
4 17 (7.30%) CSS
4 17 (7.30%) HTML
4 17 (7.30%) Web Services
5 16 (6.87%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.58%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (5.58%) RESTful
7 10 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (4.29%) Sass
7 10 (4.29%) XML
8 8 (3.43%) .NET Core
8 8 (3.43%) Angular 2
8 8 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.00%) Ajax
9 7 (3.00%) jQuery
9 7 (3.00%) SOAP
10 6 (2.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.43%) Private Cloud
3 8 (3.43%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.43%) User Experience
4 7 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.00%) PKI
5 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.58%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.58%) NHS
6 5 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.15%) Clustering
6 5 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.18%) Windows
2 28 (12.02%) Linux
3 25 (10.73%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.73%) Unix
4 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.43%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.00%) Android
8 6 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.72%) VMS
9 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.43%) Solaris
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.46%) Migration
3 39 (16.74%) DevOps
4 29 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (10.73%) ITIL
5 25 (10.73%) TDD
6 22 (9.44%) Microservices
7 17 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.44%) MVC
10 14 (6.01%) Data Protection
10 14 (6.01%) PRINCE2
10 14 (6.01%) Scrum
11 13 (5.58%) API Development
11 13 (5.58%) Project Management
12 12 (5.15%) Analytics
12 12 (5.15%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.15%) Open Source
13 11 (4.72%) Data Loss Prevention
14 10 (4.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.46%) SQL
2 31 (13.30%) JavaScript
3 27 (11.59%) PowerShell
4 24 (10.30%) Java
5 23 (9.87%) C#
6 21 (9.01%) Python
7 16 (6.87%) ES6
8 14 (6.01%) Perl
9 9 (3.86%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.00%) PHP
11 6 (2.58%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.15%) Ruby
12 5 (2.15%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.15%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.72%) C++
14 3 (1.29%) Java 8
15 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.86%) C
15 2 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.15%) MCSE
3 11 (4.72%) MCSA
4 9 (3.86%) Degree
5 6 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.72%) CCNP
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.29%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CCDA
10 1 (0.43%) CCDP
10 1 (0.43%) CEH
10 1 (0.43%) GISP
10 1 (0.43%) SANS
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.00%) SLA
2 6 (2.58%) QA
3 5 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.29%) GDPR
4 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (28.76%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.16%) Docker
3 12 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.58%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.72%) XenApp
8 3 (1.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.73%) SCCM
2 17 (7.30%) Ansible
3 16 (6.87%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.29%) Terraform
5 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (3.86%) Puppet
6 7 (3.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (3.00%) WSUS
7 5 (2.15%) Rancher
7 5 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.29%) Kibana
9 2 (0.86%) Mesos
9 2 (0.86%) Salt
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.43%) Nagios
10 1 (0.43%) SCOM
10 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 93 (39.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.30%) VMware
3 27 (11.59%) Oracle
4 23 (9.87%) Citrix
5 13 (5.58%) Cisco
6 9 (3.86%) Dell
6 9 (3.86%) HP
7 7 (3.00%) Google
7 7 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.15%) Apple
8 5 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.72%) Clearswift
9 4 (1.72%) F5
9 4 (1.72%) IBM
9 4 (1.72%) Proofpoint
10 3 (1.29%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.29%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.29%) SAP
11 2 (0.86%) Palo Alto