Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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)
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 45 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 65 61 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.26% 7.45% 2.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.78% 47.66% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 22
Essex median daily rate £425 £538 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +79.17% -16.96%
10th Percentile £313 £419 £225
90th Percentile £585 £630 £388
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £388
% change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Essex median hourly rate - £37.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -49.66% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 234 128 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.54% 15.63% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 72 31
Essex median daily rate £500 £520 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +73.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £382 £225
90th Percentile £600 £619 £425
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 3
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £62.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.80% +247.22% -48.94%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -72.00% +296.83% -55.32%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 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
Basildon +10 9 £463 -
Southend-on-Sea -7 8 £400 -31.97% 2
Grays - 4 £538 -
Chelmsford -5 3 £488 -9.30% 7
Colchester +1 2 £175 -63.16% 3
Brentwood +7 1 £450 +28.57% 1
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 32 (49.23%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
3 24 (36.92%) Windows
4 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (27.69%) Office 365
6 17 (26.15%) DevOps
7 14 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (21.54%) Linux
8 13 (20.00%) Java
9 12 (18.46%) Confluence
9 12 (18.46%) JIRA
10 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (16.92%) Docker
10 11 (16.92%) DNS
10 11 (16.92%) Finance
10 11 (16.92%) Migration
10 11 (16.92%) VMware
11 10 (15.38%) Scrum
11 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
11 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
12 9 (13.85%) Ansible
12 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
12 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.85%) Citrix
12 9 (13.85%) SOAP
12 9 (13.85%) MCSA

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 12 (18.46%) Confluence
2 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (49.23%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (27.69%) Office 365
3 14 (21.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (9.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (6.15%) IaaS
5 4 (6.15%) iTunes
6 2 (3.08%) PaaS
7 1 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.54%) G Suite
7 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) DNS
2 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.31%) Internet
4 7 (10.77%) SAN
5 6 (9.23%) HTTP
5 6 (9.23%) NAS
6 5 (7.69%) DHCP
6 5 (7.69%) VPN
7 4 (6.15%) NetScaler
7 4 (6.15%) WAN
8 3 (4.62%) Firewall
8 3 (4.62%) LAN
9 2 (3.08%) Network Security
9 2 (3.08%) SSL
9 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.54%) MPLS
10 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Power BI
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) JIRA
2 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.15%) JMeter
4 4 (6.15%) JUnit
4 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.15%) Selenium
4 4 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
5 3 (4.62%) Maven
6 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.54%) Subversion
7 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.69%) Electronics
3 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.69%) Marketing
4 4 (6.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Azure Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Project Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Author
8 4 (6.15%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Author
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Writer
9 3 (4.62%) CRM Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) SOAP
2 8 (12.31%) REST
2 8 (12.31%) Web Services
3 4 (6.15%) CSS
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) JMS
3 4 (6.15%) jQuery
3 4 (6.15%) JSON
3 4 (6.15%) RESTful
3 4 (6.15%) Spring
3 4 (6.15%) Spring Batch
3 4 (6.15%) Spring Boot
3 4 (6.15%) XSLT
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.77%) Private Cloud
3 6 (9.23%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.23%) NHS
4 5 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
5 4 (6.15%) Smartphone
5 4 (6.15%) User Experience
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.54%) CESG
7 1 (1.54%) CMDB
7 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Linux
3 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.69%) Android
6 4 (6.15%) Unix
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) DevOps
3 11 (16.92%) Migration
4 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (15.38%) Scrum
5 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.77%) Project Governance
6 7 (10.77%) Validation
7 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.69%) CRM
8 5 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Open Source
8 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.15%) Microservices
9 4 (6.15%) SDLC
9 4 (6.15%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (12.31%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.62%) Java 8
4 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.54%) Go
5 1 (1.54%) Perl
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) Ruby
5 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.85%) MCSA
3 8 (12.31%) MCSE
4 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) Degree
7 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.62%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.54%) CCDA
9 1 (1.54%) CCDP
9 1 (1.54%) CCNP
9 1 (1.54%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.54%) CISSP
9 1 (1.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (9.23%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) Docker
3 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (9.23%) vSphere
4 6 (9.23%) XenApp
5 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Ansible
2 8 (12.31%) SCCM
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.15%) Puppet
6 3 (4.62%) SCOM
7 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.92%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Citrix
4 6 (9.23%) Draytek
4 6 (9.23%) HP
4 6 (9.23%) SonicWALL
5 5 (7.69%) Dell
5 5 (7.69%) SAP
6 4 (6.15%) 3PAR
6 4 (6.15%) Apple
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 4 (6.15%) Clearswift
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle
6 4 (6.15%) Proofpoint
7 2 (3.08%) Aruba
7 2 (3.08%) BT
7 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.54%) Huawei
8 1 (1.54%) Sophos