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 June 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.

Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 40 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 +29  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 20 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.16% 2.40% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 27.03% 20.00% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £450 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

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 74 80 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.71% 12.01% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 29
Median daily rate £450 £415 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -12.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

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 June 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 June 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 17 £450 - 3
Welwyn - 1 £550 -
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 20 (66.67%) Office 365
2 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (53.33%) Windows
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
6 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
7 11 (36.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (33.33%) MCSE
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (33.33%) Project Management
9 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (26.67%) OneDrive
11 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
11 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (23.33%) DevOps
11 7 (23.33%) SCOM
11 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
11 7 (23.33%) ITIL
11 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
11 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
11 7 (23.33%) Remedy
11 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
12 6 (20.00%) SAN
12 6 (20.00%) Degree
12 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
13 5 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (66.67%) Office 365
2 11 (36.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (26.67%) OneDrive
5 4 (13.33%) IaaS
6 3 (10.00%) PaaS
7 1 (3.33%) Dropbox
7 1 (3.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) PBX
2 3 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
1 5 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Manager
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (10.00%) SAML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.67%) Express
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
1 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) DevOps
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
3 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Data Security
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (13.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) MCSE
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) Degree
3 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.33%) EMC Certification
5 1 (3.33%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCOM
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Remedy
3 5 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Acronis
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.33%) iManage
6 1 (3.33%) Isilon
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas