Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 55 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 26 35 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.18% 4.34% 6.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.57% 24.82% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 41
Essex median daily rate £481 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +5.56% +50.00%
10th Percentile £406 £298 £344
90th Percentile £549 £592 £630
East of England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.25 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -28.82% +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 167 141 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.42% 17.47% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 88 85
Essex median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £300 £343 £275
90th Percentile £600 £650 £616
East of England median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
Essex median hourly rate £41.25 £70.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.07% +71.78% -
10th Percentile £36.13 £29.80 £35.25
90th Percentile £47.38 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -52.70% +134.92%

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 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Essex

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 22 July 2019. 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
Chelmsford +11 9 £500 +25.00% 4
Colchester -1 5 £475 +171.43% 1
Brentwood +8 3 £475 +5.56% 1
Southend-on-Sea -12 3 - -
Basildon -4 1 £550 +12.82% 1
Witham - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 12 (46.15%) DevOps
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 7 (26.92%) Selenium
6 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (26.92%) BrowserStack
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) CRM
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (15.38%) Microservices
9 4 (15.38%) Docker
9 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
9 4 (15.38%) SCCM
9 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
9 4 (15.38%) Apple
9 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) .NET
9 4 (15.38%) iTunes
9 4 (15.38%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (15.38%) .NET Core

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 2 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (26.92%) BrowserStack
2 7 (26.92%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (15.38%) iTunes
4 2 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
1 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Law
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation Developer
3 5 (19.23%) CRM Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Test Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Azure Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Implementation Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) CRM Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Telephony Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) .NET Core
2 3 (11.54%) Spring
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) CGI
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) CRM
6 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (15.38%) Microservices
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (15.38%) Planning and Forecasting
6 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
8 2 (7.69%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (7.69%) Migration
8 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
8 2 (7.69%) Project Governance
9 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Automation
9 1 (3.85%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Java 8
5 1 (3.85%) Kotlin
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
2 3 (11.54%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Apple
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) BT
4 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) SAP