Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 57 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 59 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.48% 5.25% 3.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.41% 39.22% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 23
Essex median daily rate £380 £529 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +62.69% -9.72%
10th Percentile £313 £400 £225
90th Percentile £589 £614 £388
East of England median daily rate £425 £474 £388
% change year-on-year -10.38% +22.39% -12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Essex median hourly rate - £37.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -48.65% - -

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 252 102 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.40% 13.39% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 62 37
Essex median daily rate £525 £505 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +68.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £428
East of England median daily rate £436 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -3.06% +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 6
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £62.50 £24.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.80% +152.78% -23.92%
10th Percentile £21.00 £37.20 £18.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £63.75 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -72.00% +290.63% -46.67%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -25 7 £500 -14.97% 3
Colchester +4 6 £369 -22.37% 4
Basildon +8 4 £325 -31.58%
Grays - 4 £538 -
Chelmsford -5 3 £550 +2.33% 4
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 41 (69.49%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.20%) Windows
4 19 (32.20%) DevOps
5 18 (30.51%) Office 365
6 16 (27.12%) Confluence
6 16 (27.12%) Java
6 16 (27.12%) JIRA
7 15 (25.42%) Linux
8 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
9 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
10 12 (20.34%) Scrum
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) SOAP
11 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
11 11 (18.64%) Ansible
11 11 (18.64%) Docker
12 10 (16.95%) Web Services
12 10 (16.95%) SCCM
13 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (15.25%) REST
13 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
13 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
14 8 (13.56%) Proofpoint
14 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 16 (27.12%) Confluence
2 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (13.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (69.49%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (30.51%) Office 365
3 7 (11.86%) iTunes
4 6 (10.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (10.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (6.78%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (5.08%) IaaS
7 1 (1.69%) G Suite
7 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) DNS
1 7 (11.86%) SAN
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) NAS
2 6 (10.17%) VPN
3 4 (6.78%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.69%) HBase
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) JIRA
2 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.08%) JMeter
5 3 (5.08%) JUnit
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) Maven
5 3 (5.08%) Selenium
5 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
5 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Electronics
2 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
2 7 (11.86%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Azure Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (11.86%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Author
4 6 (10.17%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Security Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Technical Author
4 6 (10.17%) Technical Writer
5 4 (6.78%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (6.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) CRM Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) SOAP
2 10 (16.95%) Web Services
3 9 (15.25%) REST
4 5 (8.47%) RESTful
5 4 (6.78%) CSS
5 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 4 (6.78%) JSON
6 3 (5.08%) JMS
6 3 (5.08%) Spring
6 3 (5.08%) Spring Batch
6 3 (5.08%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.08%) XSLT
7 1 (1.69%) .NET
7 1 (1.69%) JDBC
7 1 (1.69%) Kafka
7 1 (1.69%) Middleware
7 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.86%) Smartphone
3 6 (10.17%) Private Cloud
3 6 (10.17%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.08%) User Experience
5 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) CESG
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.17%) Unix
5 5 (8.47%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) DevOps
3 14 (23.73%) Configuration Management
4 12 (20.34%) Scrum
5 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.86%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (11.86%) Programme Management
8 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (10.17%) Open Source
8 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) CRM
9 5 (8.47%) SDLC
10 4 (6.78%) Microservices
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (6.78%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
10 4 (6.78%) Supplier Management
10 4 (6.78%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) Java
2 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
2 6 (10.17%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) Java 8
5 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCSA
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.69%) CISSP
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (10.17%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) Docker
3 9 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Ansible
2 10 (16.95%) SCCM
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (11.86%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (11.86%) Puppet
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.69%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Apple
2 8 (13.56%) Clearswift
2 8 (13.56%) Proofpoint
2 8 (13.56%) SAP
3 7 (11.86%) VMware
4 6 (10.17%) Draytek
4 6 (10.17%) SonicWALL
5 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.69%) D-Link
6 1 (1.69%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Informatica
6 1 (1.69%) New Relic
6 1 (1.69%) Symantec
6 1 (1.69%) Veeam
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas