The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 36 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.49% 1.47% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.59% 23.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £394 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -57.85% +40.00%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 34 17 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 12.10% 6.23% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 2
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Leicestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Leicestershire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Leicester -7 2 £313 -16.66% 4
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
1 9 (52.94%) PaaS
2 8 (47.06%) MongoDB
2 8 (47.06%) Node.js
2 8 (47.06%) REST
2 8 (47.06%) IaaS
2 8 (47.06%) Docker
2 8 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
2 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) Telematics
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) SCOM
9 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (5.88%) PMO

Microsoft Azure
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) PaaS
2 8 (47.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (47.06%) IaaS
3 4 (23.53%) Office 365
4 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) MongoDB
2 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) MongoDB Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Node.js Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) EPoS Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Project Office Manager
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Node.js
1 8 (47.06%) REST
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Telematics
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Line Management
5 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
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