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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 71 120
Rank change year-on-year +31 +49  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 115 61 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.91% 2.40% 0.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 32.58% 22.85% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 43 15
Median daily rate £450 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.96 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

Microsoft Azure is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 353 267 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 15.09% 10.51% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 158 172
Median daily rate £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.25% -68.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £15.10 £44.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £20.30 £106.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Microsoft Azure as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +12 36 £500 +66.66% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 34 £390 -17.88% 15
Hertfordshire -2 18 £450 - 14
Norfolk +8 12 £463 +15.62% 3
Bedfordshire -6 11 £390 +0.64% 3
Suffolk +12 4 £250 -52.38% 3
Microsoft Azure
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 92 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 67 (36.41%) Windows
3 63 (34.24%) Office 365
4 62 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (23.37%) Project Management
6 42 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
7 40 (21.74%) .NET
8 37 (20.11%) PowerShell
9 36 (19.57%) SQL
9 36 (19.57%) Migration
10 35 (19.02%) DevOps
11 34 (18.48%) Java
12 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
12 33 (17.93%) TDD
13 28 (15.22%) C#
13 28 (15.22%) SharePoint
14 27 (14.67%) JavaScript
14 27 (14.67%) Finance
15 26 (14.13%) Git (software)
16 23 (12.50%) PaaS
16 23 (12.50%) IaaS
16 23 (12.50%) Mobile App
17 22 (11.96%) CRM
17 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
18 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET
18 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (11.41%) MVC
19 20 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
19 20 (10.87%) MCSE
19 20 (10.87%) Skype for Business

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 28 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (10.87%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.98%) IIS
4 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.43%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.89%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.17%) CMS
7 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.09%) Confluence
9 2 (1.09%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.54%) SAS
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.72%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (2.72%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.26%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (2.17%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (2.17%) Unica
4 3 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (34.24%) Office 365
2 42 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (12.50%) IaaS
3 23 (12.50%) PaaS
4 16 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (5.43%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.80%) Yammer
8 6 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 4 (2.17%) SaaS
10 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudSearch
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.54%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.54%) GitHub
11 1 (0.54%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.52%) Skype
2 10 (5.43%) HTTP
2 10 (5.43%) SSL
3 9 (4.89%) DNS
4 8 (4.35%) SAN
4 8 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.72%) Firewall
6 3 (1.63%) PBX
6 3 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.54%) NAS
7 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) Power BI
6 1 (0.54%) QlikView
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (6.52%) Selenium
3 12 (6.52%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.98%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.98%) JIRA
5 10 (5.43%) Subversion
6 8 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (4.35%) Calabash
6 8 (4.35%) Capybara
6 8 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.26%) Grunt
7 6 (3.26%) gulp
7 6 (3.26%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.26%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.63%) Mocha
9 3 (1.63%) PhantomJS
9 3 (1.63%) WebStorm
General
1 27 (14.67%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Local Government
3 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 5 (2.72%) Legal
5 3 (1.63%) Back Office
5 3 (1.63%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (23.37%) Developer
2 27 (14.67%) Architect
3 16 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.61%) Programme Manager
5 13 (7.07%) Consultant
6 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.98%) Technical Manager
8 10 (5.43%) Agile Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Technical Programme Manager
10 8 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Senior Manager
10 8 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.74%) .NET
2 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.78%) .NET Framework
4 17 (9.24%) AngularJS
5 15 (8.15%) Entity Framework
5 15 (8.15%) HTML
6 11 (5.98%) CSS
6 11 (5.98%) Node.js
6 11 (5.98%) REST
7 10 (5.43%) HTML5
7 10 (5.43%) Middleware
8 9 (4.89%) jQuery
9 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.35%) JSON
10 7 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (3.26%) COM
11 6 (3.26%) CSS3
12 5 (2.72%) Apache Cordova
12 5 (2.72%) Express
12 5 (2.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.89%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (4.89%) Private Cloud
2 9 (4.89%) User Experience
3 8 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.72%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.09%) BYOD
7 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 67 (36.41%) Windows
2 16 (8.70%) Linux
3 15 (8.15%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.61%) Windows 10
5 12 (6.52%) Android
5 12 (6.52%) Unix
6 11 (5.98%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.63%) AIX
10 3 (1.63%) Solaris
10 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.37%) Project Management
3 36 (19.57%) Migration
4 35 (19.02%) DevOps
5 33 (17.93%) TDD
6 22 (11.96%) CRM
7 21 (11.41%) MVC
8 18 (9.78%) ITIL
8 18 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (9.78%) Test Automation
9 15 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.15%) Scrum
10 12 (6.52%) Data Protection
10 12 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 12 (6.52%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.52%) SOLID
11 11 (5.98%) SDLC
12 10 (5.43%) Information Assurance
12 10 (5.43%) Performance Optimisation
13 9 (4.89%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 36 (19.57%) SQL
3 34 (18.48%) Java
4 28 (15.22%) C#
5 27 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.52%) Python
7 9 (4.89%) Ruby
8 7 (3.80%) PHP
9 3 (1.63%) Dart
9 3 (1.63%) ECMAScript
9 3 (1.63%) ES6
9 3 (1.63%) Perl
9 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.63%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.54%) C
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.87%) MCSE
3 9 (4.89%) Degree
4 6 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.17%) MCSA
7 3 (1.63%) CISA
7 3 (1.63%) CISM
7 3 (1.63%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) CCSP
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) CISSP
8 2 (1.09%) ISEB
8 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.09%) MCITP
8 2 (1.09%) MCP
9 1 (0.54%) CCIP
9 1 (0.54%) CCNA
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) GDPR
2 6 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (2.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.17%) PMO
5 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.24%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.98%) Ansible
3 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.80%) SCOM
5 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.63%) Puppet
6 2 (1.09%) Salt
6 2 (1.09%) SCCM
7 1 (0.54%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.54%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.54%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.54%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 92 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.33%) VMware
3 13 (7.07%) Oracle
4 9 (4.89%) Avaya
4 9 (4.89%) SAP
5 7 (3.80%) Cisco
5 7 (3.80%) Citrix
5 7 (3.80%) Epicor
5 7 (3.80%) Remedy
6 6 (3.26%) Infor
6 6 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.72%) 3PAR
7 5 (2.72%) Google
8 4 (2.17%) Adobe
9 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.63%) McAfee
9 3 (1.63%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.09%) Apple
10 2 (1.09%) Capita
10 2 (1.09%) JD Edwards
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