Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 39 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 34 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 6.00% 3.70% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 58.62% 41.67% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 0
Leicestershire median daily rate £300 £401 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.09% - -
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -20.00% +29.03% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 58 48 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 10.23% 8.89% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 12
Leicestershire median daily rate £338 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +14.29% -12.61%
10th Percentile £188 £285 £218
90th Percentile £474 £473 £449
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £423 £355
% change year-on-year -5.33% +19.10% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - £17.50 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.29 £17.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year -13.85% +42.00% -47.92%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Microsoft Azure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Leicester 0 8 £300 -25.00% 3
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (55.88%) .NET
4 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (47.06%) SQL
6 15 (44.12%) Linux
7 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 14 (41.18%) DevOps
8 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (35.29%) IIS
9 11 (32.35%) PHP
9 11 (32.35%) MySQL
9 11 (32.35%) Unix
9 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
9 11 (32.35%) TeamCity
10 10 (29.41%) Office 365
11 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
12 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
13 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
13 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
13 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
13 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (14.71%) Puppet
13 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (14.71%) Migration
13 5 (14.71%) ITIL
14 4 (11.76%) Software Testing

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 12 (35.29%) IIS
2 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Kentico
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (58.82%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (29.41%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (32.35%) MySQL
3 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Jenkins
1 11 (32.35%) TeamCity
2 4 (11.76%) Protractor
3 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Grunt
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (20.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) AWS DevOps
3 6 (17.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Azure Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Ajax
4 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.94%) CSS3
4 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Unix
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) DevOps
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
3 4 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 4 (11.76%) User Stories
4 3 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (8.82%) Line Management
4 3 (8.82%) Presales
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Use Case
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (32.35%) PHP
4 4 (11.76%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNA
1 3 (8.82%) CCNP
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) VMware