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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.43% 0.89% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.93% 26.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £57.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -74.34% +125.49%  

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 54 15 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 13.24% 3.35% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 9
Median daily rate £450 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +48.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Brentwood - 1 £300 - 4
Witham - 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) Office 365
3 14 (60.87%) Windows
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
5 12 (52.17%) CRM
5 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
5 12 (52.17%) SAP
5 12 (52.17%) COM
5 12 (52.17%) Oracle
5 12 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (52.17%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (52.17%) Skype for Business
5 12 (52.17%) Yammer
5 12 (52.17%) Data Management
5 12 (52.17%) Document Management
5 12 (52.17%) Retail
5 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (52.17%) Infor
5 12 (52.17%) Case Management
6 10 (43.48%) MVC
7 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
7 9 (39.13%) HTML
7 9 (39.13%) TDD
8 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (34.78%) JSON
8 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
8 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework

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 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
1 12 (52.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (26.09%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (26.09%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) Office 365
2 12 (52.17%) Yammer
3 5 (21.74%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) GitHub
5 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
3 5 (21.74%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.35%) HBase
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Redis
4 1 (4.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Xcode
General
1 12 (52.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (26.09%) CRM Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Agile .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) COM
2 9 (39.13%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
3 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 8 (34.78%) XML
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) Cocoa
5 2 (8.70%) Core Animation
5 2 (8.70%) Core Data
5 2 (8.70%) iOS SDK
5 2 (8.70%) iPhone SDK
5 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) Leaflet
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Animation
1 2 (8.70%) iPhone
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) Case Management
1 12 (52.17%) CRM
1 12 (52.17%) Data Management
1 12 (52.17%) Document Management
2 10 (43.48%) MVC
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Optimisation
5 7 (30.43%) SOLID
6 6 (26.09%) Analytics
7 5 (21.74%) B2C
8 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
9 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
10 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (8.70%) OOD
10 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
10 2 (8.70%) Push Notifications
11 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) PHP
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISA
1 4 (17.39%) CISM
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Infor
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (52.17%) SAP
3 6 (26.09%) Adobe
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Mapbox
5 1 (4.35%) Novell