Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 +22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 48 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.96% 2.13% 1.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 21.92% 18.03% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £469 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.71% +10.53%
10th Percentile £360 £366 £363
90th Percentile £621 £619 £605
East of England median daily rate £425 £460 £375
% change year-on-year -7.61% +22.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.88 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -48.99% - -

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 219 183 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.50% 11.79% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 109 74
Hertfordshire median daily rate £406 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +4.35% +11.29%
10th Percentile £151 £200 £205
90th Percentile £573 £555 £618
East of England median daily rate £436 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -3.06% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £16.00
10th Percentile £14.70 - £11.50
90th Percentile £28.80 - £18.40
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £62.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -72.00% +247.22% -43.31%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Watford +4 16 £513 +13.89% 7
Hatfield +4 4 £411 -12.27% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £415 - 2
Letchworth - 3 - - 1
St Albans +1 2 £444 -4.05% 8
Stevenage -7 2 £425 - 1
Berkhamsted -1 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 - 2
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (25.00%) .NET
4 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 10 (20.83%) Migration
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) VMware
7 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (16.67%) DevOps
8 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
8 7 (14.58%) Power BI
8 7 (14.58%) Windows
8 7 (14.58%) HTML
8 7 (14.58%) CSS
9 6 (12.50%) Linux
9 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.50%) MVC
9 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.42%) Docker
10 5 (10.42%) Office 365
10 5 (10.42%) SaaS
10 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
10 5 (10.42%) Workflow
10 5 (10.42%) Project Management
10 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) HipChat
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 5 (10.42%) SaaS
3 4 (8.33%) IaaS
3 4 (8.33%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
2 3 (6.25%) OSPF
2 3 (6.25%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Power BI
3 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) HDInsight
4 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) Checkstyle
2 1 (2.08%) Cobertura
2 1 (2.08%) Gradle
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
2 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Angular Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Azure Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Azure Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Migration Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Migration Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
2 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 7 (14.58%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (8.33%) HTML5
3 4 (8.33%) REST
4 3 (6.25%) CAML
4 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.17%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) JSP
5 2 (4.17%) JSTL
5 2 (4.17%) Kafka
5 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.17%) RESTful
5 2 (4.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.08%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Social Media
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (20.83%) Migration
2 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 6 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (12.50%) MVC
4 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
5 4 (8.33%) ETL
5 4 (8.33%) Presales
6 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.25%) Email Filtering
6 3 (6.25%) SDLC
6 3 (6.25%) SIEM
6 3 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 3 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
6 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) C#
2 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
1 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.25%) Mesos
3 2 (4.17%) Ansible
3 2 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) Rancher
4 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.08%) vRealize
4 1 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (2.08%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) Nintex
5 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) McAfee
5 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Facebook
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.08%) Sonatype
6 1 (2.08%) Twitter
6 1 (2.08%) Xamarin