Period
to 22 January 2019

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 6 months to 22 January 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 69 80
Rank change year-on-year +31 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 60 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.18% 2.02% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.15% 14.16% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £364 £325 £410
90th Percentile £539 £633 £610
East of England median daily rate £446 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -6.05% +26.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year -50.65% - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 221 219 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.40% 14.29% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 74
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £160 £284 £263
90th Percentile £554 £550 £709
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.50 £155.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.19% +1092.31% -16.13%
10th Percentile £15.65 £147.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £32.95 £162.50 £18.60
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -72.00% +331.03% -52.85%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 6 months to 22 January 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 +13 14 £494 +3.95% 6
Hatfield +14 9 £450 -4.00% 10
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £425 -
Letchworth - 6 - -
St Albans +8 5 £450 +50.00% 10
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 2
Stevenage -11 2 £425 - 7
Berkhamsted -1 1 - -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (26.67%) Power BI
3 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 13 (21.67%) Migration
5 11 (18.33%) Windows
5 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
5 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
5 11 (18.33%) DevOps
6 10 (16.67%) Analytics
6 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (16.67%) C#
6 10 (16.67%) .NET
7 9 (15.00%) Project Management
7 9 (15.00%) VMware
8 8 (13.33%) Firewall
8 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (11.67%) Office 365
9 7 (11.67%) DNS
9 7 (11.67%) Linux
9 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
10 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.00%) ITIL
10 6 (10.00%) Cisco
10 6 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory

Microsoft 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.67%) Confluence
6 1 (1.67%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) HipChat
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) Office 365
3 5 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (6.67%) SaaS
5 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.00%) IaaS
5 3 (5.00%) PaaS
6 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (6.67%) OSPF
3 4 (6.67%) Skype
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) DMZ
4 3 (5.00%) Network Security
4 3 (5.00%) RIP
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) BGP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.67%) LAN
6 1 (1.67%) MPLS
6 1 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (1.67%) SSL
6 1 (1.67%) VoIP
6 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) Power BI
2 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 7 (11.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.00%) Big Data
5 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.33%) MySQL
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.67%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.67%) Cobertura
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Gradle
3 1 (1.67%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.67%) Maven
3 1 (1.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.67%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
1 5 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Architect
2 11 (18.33%) Azure Developer
3 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Business Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Migration Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.00%) CAML
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) LDAP
5 1 (1.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.67%) boto
5 1 (1.67%) React
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (21.67%) Migration
3 11 (18.33%) DevOps
4 10 (16.67%) Analytics
5 9 (15.00%) Project Management
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.00%) ITIL
7 6 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.33%) Workflow
9 4 (6.67%) Decision-Making
9 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.67%) MVC
9 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (5.00%) Email Filtering
10 3 (5.00%) High Availability
10 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (5.00%) SDLC
10 3 (5.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) Go
6 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) CCNP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Docker
2 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) Firmware
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Terraform
2 4 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.67%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.67%) Mesos
5 1 (1.67%) Rancher
5 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) yum
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) VMware
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.00%) Arista
5 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (5.00%) F5
5 3 (5.00%) Juniper
5 3 (5.00%) Nintex
5 3 (5.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.00%) Symantec
5 3 (5.00%) Zscaler
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (3.33%) McAfee
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Citrix
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) NetApp