Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 243 181 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.67% 3.83% 3.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.90% 27.26% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 101 89
East of England median daily rate £441 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +23.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £297
90th Percentile £575 £588 £540
England median daily rate £500 £484 £450
% change year-on-year +3.31% +7.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +61.29% -55.71%

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 871 664 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.33% 14.06% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 401 274
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -3.85%
10th Percentile £184 £140 £200
90th Percentile £596 £584 £629
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 15
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.00% +247.22% -43.75%
10th Percentile £13.62 £39.10 £10.98
90th Percentile £119.00 £116.13 £36.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.96% -5.63%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +32 69 £493 +3.68% 51
Essex +6 51 £380 -26.92% 15
Cambridgeshire 0 47 £450 -10.00% 56
Bedfordshire +20 45 £431 +23.21% 18
Suffolk +2 17 £338 -20.59% 9
Norfolk +9 13 £358 +2.14% 4
East Anglia - 1 - - 15
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 102 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 85 (34.98%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (24.28%) Office 365
5 54 (22.22%) Windows
6 53 (21.81%) DevOps
7 48 (19.75%) C#
7 48 (19.75%) .NET
7 48 (19.75%) Active Directory
8 46 (18.93%) SQL
9 41 (16.87%) Finance
9 41 (16.87%) Migration
10 38 (15.64%) VMware
10 38 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (14.81%) PowerShell
12 26 (10.70%) Java
12 26 (10.70%) SQL Server
12 26 (10.70%) SaaS
13 23 (9.47%) ITIL
13 23 (9.47%) MS Exchange
14 22 (9.05%) Configuration Management
14 22 (9.05%) Firewall
14 22 (9.05%) JIRA
15 21 (8.64%) Hyper-V
15 21 (8.64%) Linux
15 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
15 21 (8.64%) Oracle
15 21 (8.64%) JavaScript
15 21 (8.64%) Data Centre
16 20 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure

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 23 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.76%) Confluence
3 14 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.47%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.65%) IIS
7 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.23%) IBM Connections
8 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.41%) Mule
9 1 (0.41%) SAS
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Blender
3 1 (0.41%) HipChat
3 1 (0.41%) Maya
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 15 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 85 (34.98%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (24.28%) Office 365
3 26 (10.70%) SaaS
4 17 (7.00%) IaaS
5 16 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (6.17%) PaaS
7 13 (5.35%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (2.47%) iTunes
10 5 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (2.06%) npm
11 4 (1.65%) G Suite
11 4 (1.65%) GitHub
12 3 (1.23%) Serverless
13 2 (0.82%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.41%) Akamai
14 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.05%) Firewall
2 17 (7.00%) DNS
2 17 (7.00%) VPN
3 13 (5.35%) Network Security
4 11 (4.53%) WAN
5 9 (3.70%) LAN
6 8 (3.29%) DMZ
7 7 (2.88%) HTTP
7 7 (2.88%) Internet
8 6 (2.47%) MPLS
8 6 (2.47%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.47%) VPLS
9 5 (2.06%) IP Telephony
9 5 (2.06%) Skype
10 4 (1.65%) DHCP
10 4 (1.65%) EIGRP
10 4 (1.65%) OSPF
10 4 (1.65%) SAN
10 4 (1.65%) SSL
10 4 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.17%) Power BI
3 13 (5.35%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (3.29%) MySQL
7 7 (2.88%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.06%) Big Data
9 5 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.82%) DB2
12 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.05%) JIRA
2 16 (6.58%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.76%) TeamCity
4 13 (5.35%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (2.06%) Bower
8 5 (2.06%) gulp
8 5 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (2.06%) PhantomJS
9 4 (1.65%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.82%) Maven
12 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.41%) Cobertura
12 1 (0.41%) Gradle
12 1 (0.41%) Mocha
12 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (16.87%) Finance
2 15 (6.17%) Retail
3 8 (3.29%) Electronics
3 8 (3.29%) Legal
3 8 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.88%) Marketing
4 7 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.06%) French Language
5 5 (2.06%) German Language
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (23.46%) Developer
2 32 (13.17%) Architect
3 25 (10.29%) .NET Developer
4 22 (9.05%) Consultant
5 20 (8.23%) Azure Engineer
6 18 (7.41%) Analyst
6 18 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.17%) Azure Developer
7 15 (6.17%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.53%) Azure Consultant
8 11 (4.53%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (4.53%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.53%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.12%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.70%) Azure Architect
10 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (19.75%) .NET
2 21 (8.64%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (7.00%) Web Services
5 14 (5.76%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.76%) AngularJS
5 14 (5.76%) CSS
6 13 (5.35%) Entity Framework
6 13 (5.35%) HTML
7 12 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (4.12%) jQuery
8 10 (4.12%) REST
9 8 (3.29%) Node.js
9 8 (3.29%) SOAP
10 7 (2.88%) .NET Core
10 7 (2.88%) LINQ
10 7 (2.88%) React
11 6 (2.47%) Middleware
12 5 (2.06%) Sass
12 5 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.76%) Public Cloud
3 13 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.29%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.47%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.06%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.06%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.23%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.82%) User Experience
12 1 (0.41%) Social Media
12 1 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.22%) Windows
2 21 (8.64%) Linux
3 17 (7.00%) Windows 10
4 16 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.53%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.12%) Unix
7 9 (3.70%) Solaris
8 7 (2.88%) Android
8 7 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.47%) AIX
10 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) CentOS
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.81%) DevOps
3 41 (16.87%) Migration
4 38 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (9.47%) ITIL
6 22 (9.05%) Configuration Management
7 17 (7.00%) MVC
8 16 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (6.17%) CRM
10 14 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (5.35%) Microservices
11 13 (5.35%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.35%) Scrum
11 13 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.94%) Analytics
12 12 (4.94%) Project Management
12 12 (4.94%) Service Management
13 11 (4.53%) TDD
14 10 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (4.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.75%) C#
2 46 (18.93%) SQL
3 36 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 26 (10.70%) Java
5 21 (8.64%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.12%) Python
7 7 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.88%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.47%) ES6
9 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.23%) C++
10 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) VBScript
12 1 (0.41%) Go
12 1 (0.41%) Groovy
12 1 (0.41%) Java 8
12 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.53%) Degree
2 11 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.06%) CISA
3 5 (2.06%) CISM
3 5 (2.06%) CISSP
3 5 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.06%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.82%) CCNA
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.41%) MCP
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.06%) GDPR
2 5 (2.06%) HIPAA
2 5 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.64%) Hyper-V
3 20 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.35%) Docker
5 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.06%) vSphere
6 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.82%) Firmware
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.82%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (6.17%) Ansible
2 14 (5.76%) Puppet
2 14 (5.76%) SCCM
3 13 (5.35%) Terraform
4 12 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.47%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.06%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.65%) Kibana
9 3 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.23%) SCOM
10 2 (0.82%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 102 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.64%) VMware
3 21 (8.64%) Oracle
4 15 (6.17%) Cisco
5 13 (5.35%) Citrix
5 13 (5.35%) Juniper
5 13 (5.35%) SAP
6 12 (4.94%) Google
7 11 (4.53%) IBM
8 10 (4.12%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.70%) F5
10 8 (3.29%) Zscaler
11 7 (2.88%) Apple
11 7 (2.88%) Clearswift
11 7 (2.88%) McAfee
11 7 (2.88%) Proofpoint
12 5 (2.06%) Dell
12 5 (2.06%) New Relic
13 4 (1.65%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.65%) Symantec