Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 21 September 2018 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 > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 55 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Azure 21 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.53% 0.72% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.10% 9.43% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 2 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £600 £563 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +73.08% -10.65%
East Midlands median daily rate £405 £385 £563
% change year-on-year +5.19% -31.56% +54.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 116 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.96% 7.66% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 23 43
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +37.46%
10th Percentile £318 £273 £358
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +27.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.59 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.09% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £15.29 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.26% +5.47% -24.68%

Microsoft Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Azure in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Azure in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Azure in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Azure in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Azure
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Northampton -7 16 £600 +4.35% 8
Microsoft Azure
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Azure.

1 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Office 365
4 7 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (28.57%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) GCP
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) MSMQ
6 5 (23.81%) SOA
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) Microservices
6 5 (23.81%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (23.81%) NServiceBus
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) OAuth
7 4 (19.05%) PaaS
7 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (19.05%) SIEM
7 4 (19.05%) GitHub
7 4 (19.05%) GitLab
7 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (19.05%) OAuth2
7 4 (19.05%) SABSA
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) Threat Management

Microsoft Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 5 (23.81%) NServiceBus
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (38.10%) Office 365
3 7 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (19.05%) GitHub
4 4 (19.05%) PaaS
5 2 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (9.52%) OneDrive
5 2 (9.52%) SaaS
6 1 (4.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) GitLab
2 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) NUnit
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Aerospace
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Information Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Security Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Architect
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) MSMQ
2 5 (23.81%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (19.05%) OAuth
3 4 (19.05%) OAuth2
3 4 (19.05%) SAML
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 3 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.76%) Kafka
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
1 4 (19.05%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) Microservices
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
3 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (19.05%) Identity Management
3 4 (19.05%) Internal Audit
3 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Privileged Identity Management
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) SABSA
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) SIEM
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Threat Management
3 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Java 8
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) CEH
2 4 (19.05%) CISM
2 4 (19.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) GCP
2 4 (19.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Docker
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Brocade
2 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) NetApp
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk