Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 18 September 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4 +5
Contract jobs citing Azure 97 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.94% 3.21% 2.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 35.02% 23.21% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 26 18
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £333 £406
90th Percentile £588 £700 £523
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £463
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% -48.65% -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 277 224 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.83% 13.83% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 143 98
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £159 £177
90th Percentile £592 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -2.86% -57.06% +158.73%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Hertfordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Azure in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Azure in Hertfordshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Azure in Hertfordshire

Azure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Azure in Hertfordshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Watford +4 38 £475 -17.39% 24
Stevenage +4 12 £420 +12.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £450 - 7
Welwyn Garden City +25 7 £455 +9.64% 5
Borehamwood - 6 £200 - 2
Hatfield +3 5 £425 +12.21% 3
St Albans +7 4 £538 +4.88% 5
Potters Bar - 1 £525 - 1
Welwyn - 1 £575 -
Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 39 (40.21%) AWS
2 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.87%) DevOps
4 26 (26.80%) Java
5 25 (25.77%) GCP
6 24 (24.74%) Microservices
7 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
8 22 (22.68%) Kubernetes
9 21 (21.65%) Windows
10 19 (19.59%) C#
10 19 (19.59%) SQL
11 18 (18.56%) .NET
12 17 (17.53%) E-Commerce
12 17 (17.53%) React
12 17 (17.53%) AngularJS
13 16 (16.49%) Scrum
13 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
14 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
14 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
14 15 (15.46%) OO
15 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
15 14 (14.43%) Spring
15 14 (14.43%) Google
16 13 (13.40%) PowerShell
16 13 (13.40%) Python
16 13 (13.40%) Spring Boot
17 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
17 12 (12.37%) Linux
17 12 (12.37%) Citrix
17 12 (12.37%) Business Intelligence

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (12.37%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.34%) Apache Solr
3 7 (7.22%) Apache
3 7 (7.22%) nginx
3 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.19%) IIS
4 6 (6.19%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (4.12%) CoreMedia CMS
5 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Fredhopper
1 4 (4.12%) Magento
1 4 (4.12%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.03%) Maximo
2 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (40.21%) AWS
2 25 (25.77%) GCP
3 11 (11.34%) Office 365
3 11 (11.34%) Power Platform
4 10 (10.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.22%) PaaS
6 6 (6.19%) IaaS
7 4 (4.12%) Algolia
7 4 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.12%) Serverless
8 3 (3.09%) OneDrive
8 3 (3.09%) Yammer
9 2 (2.06%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (1.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.03%) BrowserStack
10 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (1.03%) GitHub
10 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) DNS
2 5 (5.15%) Skype
3 4 (4.12%) Broadband
3 4 (4.12%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) LAN
4 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.09%) Wireless
5 2 (2.06%) DHCP
5 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.03%) FTP
6 1 (1.03%) Intranet
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) MySQL
2 11 (11.34%) Power BI
3 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.22%) BigQuery
4 7 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (3.09%) Big Data
8 3 (3.09%) Data Lake
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 11 (11.34%) git-flow
4 9 (9.28%) JIRA
5 5 (5.15%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.15%) Selenium
6 4 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.12%) JUnit
6 4 (4.12%) Mockito
7 3 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.06%) Moq
8 2 (2.06%) MSBuild
8 2 (2.06%) MSTest
8 2 (2.06%) NUnit
8 2 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.06%) xUnit.net
General
1 9 (9.28%) Retail
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Finance
4 3 (3.09%) Games
5 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (40.21%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Architect
3 11 (11.34%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.31%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.56%) .NET
2 17 (17.53%) AngularJS
2 17 (17.53%) React
3 14 (14.43%) Spring
4 13 (13.40%) Spring Boot
5 12 (12.37%) REST
6 11 (11.34%) Java EE
6 11 (11.34%) JAX-RS
6 11 (11.34%) JDBC
6 11 (11.34%) JMS
6 11 (11.34%) JPA
6 11 (11.34%) jQuery
6 11 (11.34%) JSP
6 11 (11.34%) Servlets
7 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (8.25%) .NET Core
8 8 (8.25%) Laravel
8 8 (8.25%) Web Services
9 7 (7.22%) LAMP
9 7 (7.22%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.15%) Cloud Native
5 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) EPoS
6 2 (2.06%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) PMI
7 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.65%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Linux
3 7 (7.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.09%) AIX
4 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.06%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.87%) DevOps
3 24 (24.74%) Microservices
4 17 (17.53%) E-Commerce
5 16 (16.49%) Scrum
6 15 (15.46%) OO
6 15 (15.46%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.37%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (12.37%) Kanban
7 12 (12.37%) MVC
8 11 (11.34%) OOP
9 10 (10.31%) Coaching
9 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.31%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.28%) Migration
11 8 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.22%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) Java
2 19 (19.59%) C#
2 19 (19.59%) SQL
3 13 (13.40%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.40%) Python
4 8 (8.25%) PHP
5 7 (7.22%) Java 8
6 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.12%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.06%) Groovy
10 1 (1.03%) C
10 1 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.03%) Go
10 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) MCP
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.31%) Docker
3 3 (3.09%) Ceph
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (22.68%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.25%) Terraform
3 7 (7.22%) Ansible
4 6 (6.19%) Puppet
4 6 (6.19%) SCCM
5 4 (4.12%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.09%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (3.09%) Grafana
6 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.09%) SCOM
7 1 (1.03%) Kibana
7 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Google
3 12 (12.37%) Citrix
4 10 (10.31%) VMware
5 6 (6.19%) IBM
6 5 (5.15%) Adobe
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (5.15%) SAP
7 4 (4.12%) Elastic Path
7 4 (4.12%) hybris
8 3 (3.09%) Aruba
8 3 (3.09%) Cisco
8 3 (3.09%) F5
8 3 (3.09%) Juniper
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
9 1 (1.03%) BMC
9 1 (1.03%) Snow
9 1 (1.03%) Veritas
9 1 (1.03%) Virgin Media