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 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 Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 11 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 4.15% 3.47% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.74% 52.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Median daily rate £300 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -2.22% +21.62%  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 27 17 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 10.19% 6.56% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
Median daily rate £309 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.87% +52.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £307 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £525 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.36 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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 June 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 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
Leicester -1 7 £300 -35.13% 1
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

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

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Office 365
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) SCCM
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Line Management
6 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) Service Management
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) IIS
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (22.22%) Presales
7 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
7 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (16.67%) Analytics
8 3 (16.67%) Telematics
9 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (11.11%) SCOM
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 10

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring 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 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (77.78%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Protractor
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365 Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Office Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Line Management
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
1 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
2 4 (22.22%) Presales
3 3 (16.67%) Analytics
3 3 (16.67%) Telematics
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
4 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
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