Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 50 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 48 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.83% 7.22% 2.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.19% 45.99% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 21
Essex median daily rate £463 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +66.67% -16.96%
10th Percentile £288 £388 £225
90th Percentile £668 £630 £419
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Essex median hourly rate - £37.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +14.86% - -

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 207 137 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.85% 15.71% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 82 31
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +13.82%
10th Percentile £359 £275 £225
90th Percentile £655 £619 £425
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 1
Essex median hourly rate £70.00 £52.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +188.89% -44.62%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £39.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -55.97% +156.45% -51.56%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Southend-on-Sea -6 9 £655 +11.02% 1
Basildon +10 8 £475 -
Colchester - 3 £175 -
Chelmsford -7 2 £400 -25.58%
Brentwood +8 1 £450 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (45.83%) Windows
3 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
5 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (33.33%) Office 365
6 12 (25.00%) DevOps
7 11 (22.92%) Docker
7 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
7 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
7 11 (22.92%) Linux
8 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (20.83%) Migration
8 10 (20.83%) SCCM
8 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
9 9 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (18.75%) VMware
9 9 (18.75%) DNS
9 9 (18.75%) HTTP
9 9 (18.75%) MCSA
10 8 (16.67%) MCSE
10 8 (16.67%) Java
10 8 (16.67%) Citrix
10 8 (16.67%) Internet
10 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.67%) Ansible
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (14.58%) Project Governance

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 6 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (12.50%) Confluence
1 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 28 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (33.33%) Office 365
3 9 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (10.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (10.42%) iTunes
5 3 (6.25%) PaaS
6 2 (4.17%) GitHub
7 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 9 (18.75%) HTTP
3 8 (16.67%) Internet
4 6 (12.50%) VPN
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) SAN
5 5 (10.42%) SSL
6 4 (8.33%) NAS
6 4 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 4 (8.33%) WAN
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
8 2 (4.17%) Firewall
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security
8 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.08%) MPLS
9 1 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) JMeter
3 4 (8.33%) JUnit
3 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (8.33%) Vagrant
4 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 2 (4.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.42%) Legal
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Azure Engineer
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (10.42%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Security Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Designer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) JMS
1 4 (8.33%) JSON
1 4 (8.33%) REST
1 4 (8.33%) SOAP
1 4 (8.33%) Spring
1 4 (8.33%) Spring Batch
1 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
1 4 (8.33%) XSLT
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.50%) NHS
2 6 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
4 4 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (8.33%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) CESG
6 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Android
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Unix
8 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.83%) Migration
5 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (14.58%) Project Governance
6 7 (14.58%) Validation
7 6 (12.50%) Open Source
7 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.42%) ITIL
8 5 (10.42%) Supplier Management
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (8.33%) High Availability
9 4 (8.33%) Microservices
9 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 3 (6.25%) SDLC
10 3 (6.25%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.25%) Java 8
5 2 (4.17%) Go
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) Scala
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.75%) MCSA
3 8 (16.67%) MCSE
4 5 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) DBS Check
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.08%) CCDA
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) CCNP
8 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CISSP
8 1 (2.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) GCP
1 5 (10.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (10.42%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) Docker
3 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.42%) XenApp
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (8.33%) vSphere
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCCM
2 8 (16.67%) Ansible
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.33%) Puppet
6 3 (6.25%) SCOM
7 2 (4.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) Apple
4 6 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Clearswift
5 5 (10.42%) Dell
5 5 (10.42%) Proofpoint
6 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.33%) Draytek
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle
6 4 (8.33%) SonicWALL
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco
8 2 (4.17%) Aruba
8 2 (4.17%) BT
8 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) Huawei
9 1 (2.08%) Tableau