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 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 18 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.98% 0.60% 5.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.33% 6.25% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Median daily rate £525 £580 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.48% -9.01%  
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 Luton with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12 16 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 11.76% 9.52% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 14
Median daily rate £525 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £368 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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

Microsoft Azure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

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 Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 9 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (80.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (70.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) IaaS
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
7 1 (10.00%) SCCM
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (10.00%) iPhone
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) NetApp
7 1 (10.00%) Blackberry

Microsoft Azure
Top Related 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Akamai
3 1 (10.00%) CloudFront
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) AWS Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (70.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) VMware