The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 28 April 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)
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 22 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 4.21% 1.17% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.53% 22.22% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.23 £80.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -58.46% +185.71%  

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 Ipswich with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17 9 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 17.89% 5.26% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 1
Median daily rate £483 £146 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +229.91% -67.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +1.15% +8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.62% -14.00%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 Ipswich

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Ipswich

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Ipswich over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) EMC VNX
4 2 (28.57%) IaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
5 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) CyberArk

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (42.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) CRM Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) EMC VNX
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
3 1 (14.29%) Imperva
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Qualys
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk