The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.85% 2.72% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.22% 28.57% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £363 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.22% +23.28%  
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 Luton with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 27 14 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 17.31% 9.52% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 5
Median daily rate £550 £388 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.93% -42.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Sitecore
4 2 (28.57%) OWASP
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (28.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) JSON
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) OWASP
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Atlassian
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Sitecore