Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 52 75
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 +41
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 267 196 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.39% 3.88% 2.76%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.16% 28.53% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 112 82
East of England median daily rate £425 £474 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.38% +22.39% -12.68%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £276
90th Percentile £575 £588 £584
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.65% - -
England median hourly rate £28.72 £37.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -22.39% +131.25% -55.86%

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 983 687 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.85% 13.59% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 406 259
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £171 £140 £206
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 18
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +290.63% -47.97%
10th Percentile £13.68 £37.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £34.25 £63.75 £32.82
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.91%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +11 59 £450 -10.00% 40
Essex -2 59 £380 -28.13% 21
Bedfordshire +25 55 £461 +8.53% 33
Hertfordshire +11 48 £425 -12.82% 49
Suffolk +4 30 £425 +27.25% 9
Norfolk +5 16 £242 -39.40% 1
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 106 (39.70%) Microsoft
2 101 (37.83%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (29.59%) Office 365
4 74 (27.72%) Windows
5 72 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (25.84%) Active Directory
7 61 (22.85%) DevOps
8 56 (20.97%) .NET
9 54 (20.22%) C#
10 49 (18.35%) SQL
10 49 (18.35%) Migration
11 42 (15.73%) Finance
11 42 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (13.48%) Linux
12 36 (13.48%) VMware
12 36 (13.48%) PowerShell
13 32 (11.99%) SaaS
13 32 (11.99%) SQL Server
14 31 (11.61%) Java
14 31 (11.61%) ITIL
15 30 (11.24%) Hyper-V
15 30 (11.24%) JIRA
16 29 (10.86%) JavaScript
17 28 (10.49%) Configuration Management
17 28 (10.49%) Windows Server
18 26 (9.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (9.74%) Ansible
18 26 (9.74%) IaaS
19 24 (8.99%) ASP.NET
19 24 (8.99%) Docker

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 22 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.12%) Confluence
4 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.50%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.12%) IBM Connections
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.37%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) HipChat
3 1 (0.37%) InVision
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (7.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 101 (37.83%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (29.59%) Office 365
3 32 (11.99%) SaaS
4 26 (9.74%) IaaS
5 23 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (7.87%) PaaS
7 15 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (4.12%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.62%) iTunes
10 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.87%) npm
11 4 (1.50%) Akamai
11 4 (1.50%) G Suite
11 4 (1.50%) GitHub
12 3 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (1.12%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.12%) Serverless
13 2 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.74%) DNS
2 16 (5.99%) Firewall
3 14 (5.24%) VPN
4 12 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.49%) WAN
5 10 (3.75%) LAN
6 9 (3.37%) SAN
7 7 (2.62%) HTTP
7 7 (2.62%) IP Telephony
7 7 (2.62%) MPLS
8 6 (2.25%) NAS
9 5 (1.87%) DHCP
9 5 (1.87%) VPLS
9 5 (1.87%) Wireless
10 4 (1.50%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.50%) SSL
11 3 (1.12%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.12%) Network Security
11 3 (1.12%) OSPF
11 3 (1.12%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (5.62%) Big Data
4 12 (4.49%) Power BI
5 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.50%) MySQL
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (11.24%) JIRA
2 19 (7.12%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 18 (6.74%) Visual Studio
4 13 (4.87%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.25%) gulp
7 6 (2.25%) Selenium
8 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.87%) Bower
8 5 (1.87%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.87%) PhantomJS
8 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.50%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.50%) JMeter
9 4 (1.50%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.50%) Maven
9 4 (1.50%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (15.73%) Finance
2 9 (3.37%) Legal
3 8 (3.00%) Electronics
3 8 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.62%) Marketing
4 7 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.87%) Retail
6 3 (1.12%) French Language
6 3 (1.12%) German Language
7 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (20.97%) Developer
2 30 (11.24%) Architect
3 28 (10.49%) .NET Developer
4 22 (8.24%) Analyst
5 21 (7.87%) Consultant
6 20 (7.49%) Azure Engineer
7 19 (7.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (6.37%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.87%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.12%) Administrator
10 11 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.12%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (3.75%) Azure Consultant
11 10 (3.75%) Azure Developer
11 10 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 10 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.75%) Security Manager
12 9 (3.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.97%) .NET
2 26 (9.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 24 (8.99%) ASP.NET
4 22 (8.24%) CSS
5 21 (7.87%) Web Services
6 18 (6.74%) AngularJS
6 18 (6.74%) HTML
7 14 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (5.24%) REST
8 13 (4.87%) .NET Framework
8 13 (4.87%) Entity Framework
9 11 (4.12%) SOAP
10 9 (3.37%) jQuery
10 9 (3.37%) React
11 8 (3.00%) .NET Core
11 8 (3.00%) RESTful
12 7 (2.62%) LINQ
12 7 (2.62%) Node.js
12 7 (2.62%) Sass
12 7 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.62%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.12%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.00%) Fat Client
6 8 (3.00%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.00%) User Experience
7 7 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.37%) Fintech
12 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (27.72%) Windows
2 36 (13.48%) Linux
3 28 (10.49%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.74%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.75%) Unix
5 10 (3.75%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.62%) Android
7 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) AIX
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (22.85%) DevOps
3 49 (18.35%) Migration
4 42 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (11.61%) ITIL
6 28 (10.49%) Configuration Management
7 22 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (7.87%) MVC
9 20 (7.49%) CRM
10 19 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (6.74%) Microservices
11 18 (6.74%) Scrum
12 17 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (5.99%) SDLC
14 15 (5.62%) Service Management
15 14 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (5.24%) TDD
16 13 (4.87%) Analytics
17 12 (4.49%) Continuous Deployment
17 12 (4.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.22%) C#
2 49 (18.35%) SQL
3 36 (13.48%) PowerShell
4 31 (11.61%) Java
5 29 (10.86%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.24%) Python
7 10 (3.75%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.00%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.62%) C++
11 6 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.87%) ES6
13 3 (1.12%) Java 8
13 3 (1.12%) Perl
13 3 (1.12%) PHP
13 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) C
15 1 (0.37%) Go
15 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (7.87%) Degree
2 11 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.87%) MCSE
7 4 (1.50%) CISSP
7 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.50%) MCSA
8 3 (1.12%) CISA
8 3 (1.12%) CISM
9 2 (0.75%) CCNA
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.37%) PMP
10 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (2.25%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.12%) GDPR
2 3 (1.12%) HIPAA
2 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.24%) Hyper-V
3 24 (8.99%) Docker
4 18 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.00%) vSphere
7 4 (1.50%) XenApp
8 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (9.74%) Ansible
2 16 (5.99%) Puppet
2 16 (5.99%) SCCM
3 15 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (5.24%) Terraform
5 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.50%) Kibana
9 3 (1.12%) Rancher
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.75%) SCOM
10 2 (0.75%) WSUS
11 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.37%) yum
Vendors
1 106 (39.70%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.48%) VMware
3 19 (7.12%) Citrix
4 17 (6.37%) Oracle
5 15 (5.62%) Google
6 11 (4.12%) SAP
7 8 (3.00%) Apple
7 8 (3.00%) Clearswift
7 8 (3.00%) IBM
7 8 (3.00%) Proofpoint
8 7 (2.62%) Cisco
8 7 (2.62%) McAfee
9 6 (2.25%) Cloudera
9 6 (2.25%) Dell
9 6 (2.25%) Draytek
9 6 (2.25%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.87%) Informatica
10 5 (1.87%) Juniper
10 5 (1.87%) New Relic
11 4 (1.50%) HP