Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 49 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 +34 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 44 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.53% 3.53% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 42.72% 48.44% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 4
Essex median daily rate £538 £313 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.00% -13.49% +11.15%
10th Percentile £410 £225 £347
90th Percentile £623 £388 £384
East of England median daily rate £463 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +23.33% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £37.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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 103 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.94% 7.29% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 43 25
Essex median daily rate £519 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.00% -20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £225 £288
90th Percentile £613 £418 £456
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 16
Essex median hourly rate £62.50 £24.73 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.78% -25.64% +146.30%
10th Percentile £37.20 £18.00 £26.38
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £41.00
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £16.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +290.63% -49.21% +103.23%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Southend-on-Sea -16 19 £588 +80.92% 1
Brentwood - 6 £400 -
Chelmsford - 6 £538 -
Basildon +3 2 - -
Colchester +11 1 £475 - 1
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 35 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (68.18%) TDD
3 24 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (54.55%) User Stories
4 19 (43.18%) DevOps
4 19 (43.18%) Middleware
4 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 19 (43.18%) Java
4 19 (43.18%) SOA
4 19 (43.18%) Kanban
4 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 13 (29.55%) Software Architecture
6 13 (29.55%) Coaching
7 12 (27.27%) Critical Success Factor
7 12 (27.27%) SSL
7 12 (27.27%) HTTP
7 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 11 (25.00%) Linux
8 11 (25.00%) Unix
8 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 11 (25.00%) Mac OS X
8 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
8 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 10 (22.73%) Ansible
9 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
9 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
9 10 (22.73%) Git (software)

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 9 (20.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.91%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) HTTP
1 12 (27.27%) SSL
1 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) SMS
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) Subversion
3 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.91%) Back Office
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 5 (11.36%) Local Government
4 3 (6.82%) Electronics
4 3 (6.82%) Marketing
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Architect
2 18 (40.91%) Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 7 (15.91%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (13.64%) DevOps Architect
6 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (11.36%) AWS Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Azure Architect
8 4 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (6.82%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (6.82%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Azure Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Virtualisation Architect
11 1 (2.27%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) Middleware
2 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
2 10 (22.73%) RESTful
2 10 (22.73%) Spring
3 9 (20.45%) Kafka
3 9 (20.45%) OAuth
3 9 (20.45%) OAuth2
3 9 (20.45%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (20.45%) Spring Boot
3 9 (20.45%) Spring Cloud
4 8 (18.18%) J2EE
5 7 (15.91%) .NET
6 2 (4.55%) REST
6 2 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.27%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (2.27%) SignalR
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
1 2 (4.55%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) Replication
2 1 (2.27%) RIA
2 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
1 11 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 11 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 11 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (68.18%) TDD
3 24 (54.55%) User Stories
4 19 (43.18%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (43.18%) DevOps
4 19 (43.18%) Kanban
4 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 19 (43.18%) SOA
5 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
6 13 (29.55%) Coaching
6 13 (29.55%) Software Architecture
7 12 (27.27%) Critical Success Factor
8 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
8 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.45%) API Design
9 9 (20.45%) Test Management
10 8 (18.18%) Migration
10 8 (18.18%) Open Source
11 7 (15.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Java
2 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) X++
5 2 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) Groovy
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) AWS Certification
1 2 (4.55%) MCSE
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) COBIT
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Xamarin