Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 75 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 33 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.08% 1.43% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.84% 16.00% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £469 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% +21.88%
10th Percentile £366 £363 £437
90th Percentile £619 £605 £558
East of England median daily rate £463 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +23.33% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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 185 125 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.66% 8.96% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 63
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +12.90% -3.13%
10th Percentile £210 £205 £177
90th Percentile £560 £633 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £16.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.67% +140.00%
East of England median hourly rate £62.50 £16.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +290.63% -49.21% +103.23%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -10 11 £450 -25.00% 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £675 -
Stevenage -9 2 - - 1
Hatfield - 2 £469 - 4
Berkhamsted - 1 - - 1
St Albans - 1 £463 - 10
Microsoft Azure
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Linux
4 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
4 10 (30.30%) DevOps
5 9 (27.27%) Ansible
5 9 (27.27%) Docker
5 9 (27.27%) MySQL
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) Oracle
6 8 (24.24%) .NET
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Python
6 8 (24.24%) Puppet
6 8 (24.24%) Kubernetes
7 7 (21.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (21.21%) Mesos
7 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) Unix
7 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
7 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (18.18%) JIRA
8 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
8 6 (18.18%) RDBMS
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.18%) DB2
8 6 (18.18%) Solaris

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 (21.21%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (18.18%) Confluence
3 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
4 3 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) NServiceBus
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (12.12%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SAN
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) MySQL
2 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (18.18%) DB2
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 6 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Data Lake
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Bitbucket
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (3.03%) Checkstyle
5 1 (3.03%) Gradle
5 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) MSTest
5 1 (3.03%) NUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.06%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) boto
3 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
4 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) HTML5
5 3 (9.09%) CSS3
5 3 (9.09%) Middleware
6 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
6 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.06%) Web Services
6 2 (6.06%) XHTML
6 2 (6.06%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.03%) Memcached
7 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Blog
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Solaris
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (3.03%) CoreOS
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) DevOps
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Data Security
6 3 (9.09%) Kanban
6 3 (9.09%) SDLC
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) C#
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) CCSP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.06%) HND
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) RHCA
5 1 (3.03%) RHCE
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) GCP
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Docker
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) LXC
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Ansible
2 8 (24.24%) Kubernetes
2 8 (24.24%) Puppet
3 7 (21.21%) Mesos
3 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (18.18%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (18.18%) Rancher
5 3 (9.09%) Terraform
6 2 (6.06%) SCOM
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (3.03%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Atlassian
4 5 (15.15%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.03%) Sonatype
7 1 (3.03%) Xamarin