The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 49 42 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.64% 1.94% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 22.03% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £365 £475 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.15% -25.49%  
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 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 60 59 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 9.85% 8.79% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 24
Median daily rate £525 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £310 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Hertfordshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Hertfordshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Azure within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Watford - 8 £450 - 3
Microsoft Azure
East of England

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
2 6 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Legal
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (25.00%) PaaS
4 4 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (12.50%) Product Management
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
2 6 (37.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
4 4 (25.00%) PaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (12.50%) IaaS
7 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
1 6 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 2 (12.50%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) iManage
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas