The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 25 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)
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 36 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.43% 2.13% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 46.15% 43.48% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 1
Median daily rate £500 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 78 23 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 18.27% 4.89% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 32
Median daily rate £500 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £383 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Median hourly rate £62.50 - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Essex over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 25 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
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £630 -
Chelmsford - 5 £500 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) TDD
3 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.86%) Office 365
4 19 (38.78%) DevOps
5 16 (32.65%) Windows
5 16 (32.65%) Java
5 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.65%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (30.61%) IaaS
6 15 (30.61%) PaaS
7 14 (28.57%) Skype for Business
7 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 13 (26.53%) Local Government
9 12 (24.49%) Unix
9 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (24.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 11 (22.45%) SDLC
10 11 (22.45%) Data Protection
10 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
11 10 (20.41%) Information Assurance
11 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
11 10 (20.41%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (20.41%) CRM
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.41%) C#
11 10 (20.41%) .NET
11 10 (20.41%) Project Management
11 10 (20.41%) MVC

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (8.16%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (8.16%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (8.16%) Unica
3 3 (6.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.86%) Office 365
2 16 (32.65%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (30.61%) IaaS
3 15 (30.61%) PaaS
4 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (12.24%) Yammer
6 4 (8.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) HTTP
1 8 (16.33%) Skype
1 8 (16.33%) SSL
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.16%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (26.53%) Local Government
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Electronics
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Programme Manager
3 11 (22.45%) Technical Manager
4 10 (20.41%) .NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Developer
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Architect
5 9 (18.37%) Technical Programme Manager
6 7 (14.29%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) CRM Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Office 365 Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Programme Office Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
1 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
1 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
1 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
1 10 (20.41%) Entity Framework
2 8 (16.33%) Middleware
3 6 (12.24%) COM
4 4 (8.16%) CSS
4 4 (8.16%) HTML
4 4 (8.16%) JSON
4 4 (8.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) PMI
3 1 (2.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Unix
3 9 (18.37%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.33%) Mac OS X
4 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.94%) TDD
3 19 (38.78%) DevOps
4 12 (24.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 11 (22.45%) Data Protection
5 11 (22.45%) SDLC
6 10 (20.41%) CRM
6 10 (20.41%) Information Assurance
6 10 (20.41%) MVC
6 10 (20.41%) Performance Optimisation
6 10 (20.41%) Project Management
6 10 (20.41%) SOLID
7 9 (18.37%) Agile Project Management
8 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.33%) Kanban
8 8 (16.33%) Scrum
8 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.33%) User Stories
9 7 (14.29%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
3 10 (20.41%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 4 (8.16%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.04%) CISA
2 1 (2.04%) CISM
2 1 (2.04%) CISSP
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PMP
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) GDPR
2 4 (8.16%) PMO
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (16.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) SAP
3 6 (12.24%) Infor
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (8.16%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.04%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (2.04%) VMware