Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 63 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 +31 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 177 150 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.99% 3.44% 2.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.06% 28.30% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 103 82
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £290 £302 £325
90th Percentile £575 £568 £550
England median daily rate £488 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £18.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.16% - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +93.75% -57.33% +36.36%

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 654 530 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.75% 12.15% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 321 292
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £150 £225 £263
90th Percentile £567 £625 £586
England median daily rate £480 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 4
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £31.45 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.14% +102.90% +24.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.63 £15.08
90th Percentile £110.88 £41.50 £25.73
England median hourly rate £20.33 £18.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.10% -9.62% -6.67%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +21 59 £438 +6.06% 49
Bedfordshire +2 39 £425 -5.03% 15
Hertfordshire +11 38 £475 -2.56% 41
Essex -14 19 £550 +37.50% 21
Suffolk +8 11 £450 -8.40% 12
Norfolk -15 11 £300 -19.46% 5
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 68 (38.42%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (35.03%) Microsoft
3 51 (28.81%) SQL
4 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (23.16%) DevOps
6 38 (21.47%) Docker
6 38 (21.47%) SQL Server
7 37 (20.90%) .NET
8 36 (20.34%) Windows
9 33 (18.64%) Migration
10 31 (17.51%) JavaScript
11 27 (15.25%) Java
11 27 (15.25%) Linux
12 26 (14.69%) Active Directory
12 26 (14.69%) NoSQL
13 25 (14.12%) Web Services
14 23 (12.99%) Python
14 23 (12.99%) TDD
14 23 (12.99%) Git (software)
14 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (12.43%) Microservices
16 21 (11.86%) PowerShell
16 21 (11.86%) Oracle
16 21 (11.86%) ASP.NET
16 21 (11.86%) C#
17 20 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 19 (10.73%) Kubernetes
19 18 (10.17%) Office 365
19 18 (10.17%) VMware
19 18 (10.17%) Finance

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 11 (6.21%) CMS
2 10 (5.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.95%) Apache
5 6 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.39%) IIS
5 6 (3.39%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.56%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.56%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 68 (38.42%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.17%) Office 365
3 14 (7.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.21%) IaaS
5 7 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.39%) Data Lake Analytics
6 6 (3.39%) PaaS
7 5 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.82%) GitHub
7 5 (2.82%) Google App Engine
8 4 (2.26%) iTunes
9 3 (1.69%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (1.13%) SaaS
10 2 (1.13%) Serverless
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.56%) Asana
11 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.52%) Firewall
2 7 (3.95%) DNS
3 6 (3.39%) HTTP
3 6 (3.39%) SAN
3 6 (3.39%) VLAN
3 6 (3.39%) VPN
4 5 (2.82%) Internet
4 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.26%) DHCP
5 4 (2.26%) LAN
5 4 (2.26%) SSL
5 4 (2.26%) WAN
5 4 (2.26%) Wireless
6 3 (1.69%) Network Security
7 2 (1.13%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.13%) WEP
8 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.56%) MPLS
8 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.69%) NoSQL
3 20 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (6.21%) Power BI
7 10 (5.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.65%) MySQL
8 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (4.52%) Big Data
9 8 (4.52%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (3.39%) Data Lake
10 6 (3.39%) Geospatial Data
10 6 (3.39%) Hadoop
10 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.39%) MongoDB
10 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.21%) Subversion
3 9 (5.08%) JIRA
3 9 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.95%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.39%) Jasmine
5 6 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (3.39%) Mocha
5 6 (3.39%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.26%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.13%) Maven
9 1 (0.56%) ERwin
9 1 (0.56%) JMeter
9 1 (0.56%) NUnit
9 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 18 (10.17%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Retail
2 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.82%) Legal
5 4 (2.26%) Marketing
6 2 (1.13%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Publishing
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (25.42%) Developer
2 30 (16.95%) Consultant
3 27 (15.25%) Architect
4 22 (12.43%) Azure Consultant
5 13 (7.34%) .NET Developer
5 13 (7.34%) DBA
5 13 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.78%) Administrator
7 11 (6.21%) Azure Architect
7 11 (6.21%) SQL DBA
8 9 (5.08%) Azure Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Cloud Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.39%) AWS Architect
10 6 (3.39%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.39%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.90%) .NET
2 25 (14.12%) Web Services
3 21 (11.86%) ASP.NET
4 15 (8.47%) CSS
5 14 (7.91%) HTML
6 12 (6.78%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.78%) Node.js
7 11 (6.21%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (6.21%) RESTful
8 8 (4.52%) jQuery
8 8 (4.52%) REST
9 7 (3.95%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (3.95%) SAML
10 6 (3.39%) Durandal
10 6 (3.39%) LESS
10 6 (3.39%) OAuth
10 6 (3.39%) Sass
10 6 (3.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.08%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.82%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.26%) Clustering
6 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.26%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (2.26%) PKI
6 4 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.13%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.34%) Windows
2 27 (15.25%) Linux
3 15 (8.47%) Unix
4 13 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.78%) Android
6 7 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.39%) Solaris
8 5 (2.82%) AIX
8 5 (2.82%) VMS
8 5 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.13%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.56%) CentOS
12 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (23.16%) DevOps
3 33 (18.64%) Migration
4 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (12.99%) TDD
5 22 (12.43%) Microservices
6 17 (9.60%) MVC
7 16 (9.04%) Data Protection
8 13 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (7.34%) Scrum
9 12 (6.78%) Data Loss Prevention
9 12 (6.78%) Open Source
10 11 (6.21%) Analytics
10 11 (6.21%) Machine Learning
11 10 (5.65%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (5.65%) Data Management
11 10 (5.65%) Deployment Automation
11 10 (5.65%) SDLC
12 9 (5.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.81%) SQL
2 31 (17.51%) JavaScript
3 27 (15.25%) Java
4 23 (12.99%) Python
5 21 (11.86%) C#
5 21 (11.86%) PowerShell
6 15 (8.47%) Perl
7 9 (5.08%) ES6
8 8 (4.52%) PHP
9 6 (3.39%) Ruby
10 5 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.26%) VBScript
12 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.69%) C
12 3 (1.69%) C++
12 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.69%) U-SQL
12 3 (1.69%) VB
13 2 (1.13%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.26%) CISM
2 4 (2.26%) Degree
3 3 (1.69%) CCNP
3 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.69%) MCSE
4 2 (1.13%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) CISSP
5 1 (0.56%) GISP
5 1 (0.56%) HND
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) MCP
5 1 (0.56%) MCSA
5 1 (0.56%) MCSD
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) SANS
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.69%) GDPR
1 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.13%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (21.47%) Docker
2 26 (14.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.95%) vSphere
5 5 (2.82%) vCloud
6 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.69%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.34%) Puppet
2 13 (7.34%) SCCM
3 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.39%) Ansible
5 5 (2.82%) Rancher
6 4 (2.26%) Terraform
7 3 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.13%) Kibana
8 2 (1.13%) WSUS
9 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Nagios
9 1 (0.56%) Salt
9 1 (0.56%) vRealize
9 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 62 (35.03%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.86%) Oracle
3 18 (10.17%) VMware
4 10 (5.65%) Google
5 8 (4.52%) RedGate
6 7 (3.95%) Citrix
6 7 (3.95%) SAP
7 6 (3.39%) Apple
7 6 (3.39%) Coveo
7 6 (3.39%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.26%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco
8 4 (2.26%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.26%) Proofpoint
9 3 (1.69%) Dell
9 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.13%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.13%) VocaLink
11 1 (0.56%) AlienVault
11 1 (0.56%) Concur